Outlast 2 is not a game for the faint of heart. If you’ve played the first game, then you already know that the experience revolves around the player being unable to defend themselves as they explore an area full of horrors and nightmarish events. However, unlike many horror games, the frightening happenings aren’t being done by monsters, at least not in the literal sense. Behind the gruesome acts you’ll bear witness to are humans who genuinely believe they are doing the lord’s work.
While the cult theme is at the top layer of Outlast 2’s story, there’s actually a lot more going on beneath the surface. It turns out that while the setting and antagonists are quite different from what fans may remember from the first game, the two games are still connected on a deep level. It can be a lot to take in and a bit confusing, but don’t worry, we’re here to break the story down for you.
This should go without saying, but we must warn you that we will be spoiling the entire story ahead. This won’t be a vague breakdown, so if you want to experience the twists and turns that Outlast 2 has to offer for yourself, we suggest turning back right now. If you’re just dying to find out what’s behind the evil in Arizona, then read on.
Another note is that we will only focus on points that are crucial to the core plot of the story. There are some interactions with other characters, such as the Sculled which is a faction in the game, that don’t have much to do with the central narrative.
SPOILERS AHEAD! FINAL WARNING!