Red Barrels

What Outlast 2 could’ve done better

This article is riddled with spoilers, consider this your warning! Back in early April when it looked like Outlast 2 wasn’t getting an Australian release due to a bit of dodgy content that our classification board wasn’t terribly keen on, I couldn’t have been more disappointed. The first Outlast is one of my favourite horror games of all time, screaming my head off, sprinting from Chris Walker, un...[Read More]

Outlast 2 review: Your cardio workout for the week

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. Come on Tom, I thought, squatting anxiously in a barrel for what seemed like the millionth time during my playthrough of Outlast 2. You haven’t got much battery power left for your camera, and the more you use it to locate that lunatic stalking you, the sooner you’ll have none left at all. Either you hop out now and risk soiling yourself in ...[Read More]

Outlast 2 was banned because devs submitted the wrong footage

Wow, this story just keeps getting weirder and weirder. First Outlast 2 was refused classification by the Australian Classification Board due to a scene that depicted implied sexual assault, then it was reclassified a week later assumingly unmodified. Then the Board said it had been modified while developer Red Barrels said only “one version of Outlast 2” would be available worldwide, ...[Read More]

Whoops, looks like Outlast 2 has been edited after all

I was super shocked and excited to learn this morning that Outlast 2 had been reclassified to R18+ in Australia, both because it was a surprise and also because it marked the second time I’d written a think piece about our classification system’s issues and it being followed by a positive change (the first time being GTA V being slightly reclassified soon after a 2015 article I wrote f...[Read More]

Australia’s classification problems run deeper than Outlast 2

This article discusses sexual assault. By now you’ve probably heard the news that swept across Australian video gaming channels last week: Outlast 2 has been refused classification in Australia. I know, I’m disappointed too. It was refused classification because it depicted implied sexual violence. I’ll spare you the explicit details, you can read them here if you so wish, but the scen...[Read More]

Outlast 2 has been delayed

You’d better go out and get some laxatives to take care of those stomach gurgles, because Outlast 2 won’t be coming anytime soon to alleviate your colon. In a post on the game’s Facebook page, developer Red Barrels confirmed they were delaying the game until Q1 2017. It’s a classic case of “it’ll be ready when it’s done”, with the developer saying th...[Read More]

Outlast 2 gameplay trailers drop online and they’re creepy as balls

Hope you have a spare set of underwear handy, because the first gameplay videos from Outlast 2 have appeared online and they’re looking gorgeous and ripe for a pants soiling. Developed by Red Barrels, the anticipated horror sequel has shifted from its insane asylum roots to an equally creepy outdoor, hicks-ville farm type location. The first trailer shows the protagonist finding themselves l...[Read More]

What I want from Outlast 2

-Karly Taylor I’ve been a gamer all my life, and an avid horror buff since my early teens. My tastes have developed and changed drastically over the years, resulting in a deep pool of games I’ve played casually on and off, games I’ve poured countless hours into, and games that I’ve thrown away in boredom after five minutes. There’s no real reason or rhyme to why I pla...[Read More]

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