In September, I wrote about Outlast, the first person terror game from the ten-person Canadian Studio Red Barrels:
Still, the game frightened me into near tears. Playing Outlast in the middle of the day, in a Manhattan office suffused with light and the wisecracks of twentysomething web workers, I found myself cringing as I tested every doorknob; jumping at every noise; covering my mouth with my hand involuntarily.
Yes, it's a scary game. Now, through the Steam Holiday Sale, it's only seven bucks. So if you want to raise your heart rate tonight with something that isn't booze or drugs, go get it. It's cheaper and you'll remember it better.
Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.
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