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Outcast - Second Contact

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Experience a complete remake of the cult title which sparked the open world, action-adventure genre and embark on heroic journey between two worlds.
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About Outcast - Second Contact

About this game

Take the role Cutter Slade, a tried and tested elite soldier, and explore the planet Adelpha with complete freedom. As you journey in this magnificent world, where magic and science mix, discover exotic cities, face fierce enemies and attempt to learn the secrets of an advanced civilization. Make the correct choices in this systemic, living world, because the destiny of these two universes depends on your success.

A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES

Through hundreds of quests, the vast open world of Outcast – Second Contact offers epic-scale adventure.

  • Start your adventure in complete freedom in this vast open world.
  • Progress at your own pace through different quests available at any time.
  • Face the Talans head-on in daring combat or play the infiltration card.
  • Master an arsenal of evolving weapons and high-tech gadgets, adapt your strategy to fit your situation.
  • Change the balance of the forces on Adelpha. Outcast – Second Contact takes place on a living world where your actions have direct and visible consequences on the ecosystem.


A LIVING PLANET

Take off on a fantastic voyage to Adelpha, a bewitching world populated by extraordinary creatures and the home planet of the Talans, an advanced alien civilization.

  • Explore 6 different continents on foot or on the shoulders of a Twôn-Ha, and penetrate into wild lands unknown to humans.
  • As you initiate yourself into the culture of an alien civilization, you are brought into the heart of Talan society: negotiate with the merchants of Riss, parley with rebel forces or follow the mystic path of the grand Shamaz.
  • Each encounter, each event is an invitation to adventure in this thrilling world.


THE MISSION OF YOUR LIFE

In the near future, humanity has discovered that it is not alone in the universe – or rather universes. Alas, the first contact with intelligent beings turns disastrous when a probe sent by the US government is destroyed by the natives of a world called Adelpha. The incident creates an energy cataclysm which threatens to destroy the Earth. You are Cutter Slade, a Navy SEAL sent on a mission to Adelpha to find and repair the probe, in order to prevent this catastrophe. Welcomed by natives as the “Ulukai” – a messiah of an ancient prophecy – you will discover that the futures of Adelpha and the Earth are now linked.

  • More than 50 hours of adventure within a dynamic and fast-paced story.
  • Confront bloodthirsty tyrants and deliver freedom to a people under the yoke of oppression.
  • Take the role of Cutter Slade, a charismatic and bluntly spoken hero.


THE ULUKAI HAS RETURNED

Outcast – Second Contact is the complete remake of the cult title Outcast. As the first 3D open world in the history of video games and pioneer in the modern action-adventure genre, the 1999 release won over 100 awards including adventure game of the year.

  • The Outcast universe completely redone with modern graphics.
  • Combat even more dynamic with new moves: dodges, rolls, sprint and cover system.
  • New hidden areas divulging some of the most hotly debated mysteries of Adelpha by the fans of the original game.

Game Details

Release Date:
November 14, 2017
Developer:
Appeal
Publisher:
Bigben Interactive
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Outcast
Link:
Genres:
Adventure
Action

Exploration

Story Rich
Theme:
Sci-fi
Play Styles:
Open World
Singleplayer

Third Person
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Partial Controller Support

Steam Cloud

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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 64bits or higher
  • Processor: 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 Processors / AMD FX® 8300
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX670 / AMD Radeon® 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10 64bits
  • Processor: 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processors / AMD Ryzen® 5 1400
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX780 / AMD Radeon® 290
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

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Outcast - Second Contact User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 45 ratings
73% of users would recommend this.
4.0

User Ratings Breakdown

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A classic in a fresh new design

0xdeadbeef
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I always considered Outcast a classic so I was shattered when the KS campaign for the "Reboot HD" failed in 2014 and delighted when "Second Contact" delivered the promised remake. Actually, in a rush of nostalgia, I played Outcast v1.1 and Second Contact in parallel and will therefore focus on the differences. The remake sticks very much to the original. All the voice acting, cut scenes, game design and world design are almost 100% identical (+2 new rooms I consider easter eggs). Apart from some slight changes directed towards making the game more convenient to play, the main difference is the graphics. In a nutshell, they did an excellent job with the landscape and a solid job with the characters. I'm not 100% happy with the Talan design though as they look weirdly cartoonish. But of course it's still a giant step forward compared to the pixel/poly mess of the original. The whole game was sped up a bit, so Cutter always runs and can sprint shortly with Shift. While welcome, this makes riding Two-has kinda pointless. Cutter has a jet pack now for slightly higher jumps and can generally run/jump up steep ledges much better. The climbing works much worse though. Actually lots of places that could be climbed just don't work anymore. Also combat is quite a bit faster, targeting works much better but still, it feels a bit weird and not totally state of the art. The controls were simplified and stuff like dialogs and inventory are controlled with the mouse. The larger map view now fills the whole screen and shows names of known Talans. Also all inventory and quest related texts are much more readable. There's an autosave system now which uses save slots. IMHO there's even one save slot less. Lots of other things were removed for no reason (1st person view, zooming in/out, jumping with Twon-has, swimming up etc.). The removal of the weapon menu makes it hard to identify weapons in need for upgrades/ammo. Sadly, the party outro is missing, too. Still, a very good remake.
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Recommended

Eduardo da Victória Alves/ KraKen's
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More of a graphical update than a remake, Outcast: Second Contact remains as delightful as it was in 1999. While many of the innovations of its original version today seem just commonplace, such as the open world, the narrative breadth, and the sense of freedom, the experience it delivers is still one without equal. Its world responds in different ways to the player's actions, something that even today is hard to see so intelligently. At the same time, it does not take the player's hand: one must carefully analyze objectives, understand the relationship between characters, search in the right place, interpret dialogues. It never underestimates the player's intelligence and problem-solving ability, unlike most open-world games today, with their countless map markings and inflated content. Everything here seems shaped to make the experience more immersive, dramatic, engaging, and thought-provoking. Credit also to the original soundtrack, which remains magnificent. One of the best games ever made, updated for a new generation. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
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Great Game

Fanatical User
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Great game, The action is intense and fun. The story great.
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A solid remake with better game play...

Fanatical User
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A solid remake with better game play and a much less 'janky' feel to it. Certainly worthwhile if you enjoyed the original or were ever curious about the hype around it.
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Recommended

FestPrime
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While original Outcast was one of the first true sandbox games, with open world and tight gameplay eventually, for many it does not look good anymore. That remake solves it. Gameplaywise it's the same game, but it looks much, much better, Overall, great game.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Pretty fun exploration / action game. Give it some time and it starts getting good.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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This is a nice visual remake of the original version. It's not quite up to high visual standards of modern gaming but a huge improvement over the original. Since this is based on the old version, the gameplay and story isn't overly complex. Not too challenging either. You can enjoy different worlds with various side quest. Worth it if you can it for a deal.
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Not Recommended

Withnail72
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Couldn't get it to work for love nor money. So not able to review the game itself. That said, you shouldn't be selling anything, even if it is for next to nothing, if you are not sure it works on every pc set up.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 33% of GameFAQs users said Outcast - Second Contact is Simple or Easy. 60% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to USK, Outcast - Second Contact is suitable for players aged 16 and above.
Yes, Outcast - Second Contact is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 64bits or higher
  • Processor: 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 Processors / AMD FX® 8300
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX670 / AMD Radeon® 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10 64bits
  • Processor: 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processors / AMD Ryzen® 5 1400
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX780 / AMD Radeon® 290
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 22 hours. 100% of users played Outcast - Second Contact for over 12 hours.
73% of Fanatical users recommend Outcast - Second Contact. The average review score is 4/5
Outcast - Second Contact was released on November 14, 2017
Outcast - Second Contact is published by Bigben Interactive
Outcast - Second Contact was developed by Appeal
Fanatical users tagged Outcast - Second Contact as Adventure, Action, Exploration, and Story Rich
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Outcast - Second Contact as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Outcast - Second Contact as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Outcast - Second Contact as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Outcast - Second Contact as Exploration

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