There is no shortage of Outbreak titles present and correct on both current and next generation consoles, as well as on PC. Now though there’s a new take on the nightmares that unfold with Outbreak: Endless Nightmares ripping up the trademark survival horror to worm in a new roguelike twist to proceedings.
Available right now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC through Steam, Outbreak: Endless Nightmares plays on replayability and as the name suggests, the nightmares found within verge on the endless.
Running at 4K and up to 60fps on Xbox Series X and PS5, Endless Nightmares looks to deliver one hell of a jump in quality and content over previous Outbreak games as we once again join Lydia and her fellow survivors in a new roguelike space.
Set immediately after the events which played out in Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles, Outbreak: Endless Nightmares will see you working your way through the remains of the Arzt Memorial Hospital. It is this building which will work as a hub for what goes on ahead, as you explore the world around you, take on hordes of the undead, and attempt to discover exactly what the hell is going on in this weird land.
The problem is, this time you can’t even rely on death to save you from hell – die and you’ll continue to awake, trapped in this nexus. That does however mean that Outbreak: Endless Nightmares is able to offer up a ton of replayability, working multiple character options, various abilities and skills, upgrade paths and more. And thanks to a semi-procedurally generated world, things will change every time you head back in.
With Outbreak: Endless Nightmares making the most of the power of Xbox Series X|S and PS5, with mo-cap animations present for the first time in the series and real-time lighting and shadows all delivering an incredibly immersive atmosphere and a host of detail, there should be a lot to like with this release – even more so if you’re at one with the whole survival horror genre.
Key features include:
- Something Old, Something New – Outbreak’s signature classic survival gameplay mixed with roguelike elements.
- An Expanding World – Explore a massive, semi-procedurally generated world that expands as the game progresses! Talk to NPCs, visit shops, etc.
- Three Camera Angles – Choose a view that works for you – Fixed camera, over the shoulder, or first person.
- Photo Mode – Take beautiful pictures with the camera or use the photo mode to scan or anything dangerous nearby!
- Death Isn’t the End – Death returns you to the hub with most of your inventory intact, experience, and money.
- Semi-Procedurally Generated Dungeons – Revisit anomaly dungeons multiple times to find different traps, enemies, puzzles, challenges – and loot!
- Co-Op – Fight through the nightmare with a friend in 2-player Split-Screen Co-Op.
- Character Options – Choose from 6 unique characters, each with their own backstory, stats, and ability loadouts.
- Crafting – Dismantle, repair, and upgrade weapons; build ammo through gunpowder; and combine healing items to create new formulas and more!
- Game Modes – Choose from 5 gameplay modes: Standard, Ironman, Randomizer, Lost Hope, and Easy Mode.
- Uncover the Story – Search through notes and logs to read more from Lydia’s journal and piece together the past and future of the outbreak.
- Late Game Content / New Game+ – Face a randomly generated dungeon of extreme danger near the end of the game AND try multiple new game + modes after completing the story
You’ll find Outbreak: Endless Nightmares present on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS5 players, and through Steam for those preferring PC. It’s priced at a very reasonable £16.74.
Further to that though is the opportunity to grab the Outbreak: Complete Collection on Xbox and PlayStation. Available in both current and next-gen options, this special bundle brings together all six of the Outbreak titles in one, with a £66.99 price tag in tow. If you’re looking to worm yourself away from the world for a few days, with the lights turned down low and the curtains pulled tight, this will certainly sort you out.
Our full review of Outbreak: Endless Nightmares on Xbox will be with you as we move forward.
The nightmare continues for Lydia and her fellow survivors. Experience true horror in this co-op survival horror roguelike.