DreadOut Act 2 out this Valentine's Day


The first part of Indonesian survival horror DreadOut came out back in May 2014, with the promise of a free second half to follow further down the line. Unlike with, say, Broken Age, that's actually happened, and Act 2 of Linda's nightmare begins today.

You may have seen DreadOut being played on Twitch or YouTube—horror games are all about that these days. DreadOut differs from the likes of Outlast or P.T. in that it's third person and inspired by the bloody terrifying Fatal Frame series. Armed with just a mobile phone, you have to investigate spooky locations, and take pictures of ghosts to defeat them. Spectres: notoriously selfie-shy.

Act 2 takes protagonist Linda to a few new locales, including a crashed train and a creepy town, once again filled with chilling spooks inspired by Indonesian folklore. if you already own Act 1, your game should be updated with this new part sometime today. If you've been inspired to pick it up, you can do so here.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.