Outbreak: Devious Beginnings

Race against the clock and battle the undead in this co-op survival horror nightmare.

A hospital overrun with the undead...

Beware! This survival horror nightmare is designed to look, play, and sound like a brutally difficult and archaic '90s era experience. It's part of the legacy Outbreak series and was developed by a solo developer a long time ago, but this version includes some quality of life improvements. Only proceed if you're comfortable experiencing a truly retro experience, with pure 2D overhead gameplay, slow and deliberate movement, crushing inventory management, and non-stop pixelated gore. So... if you're brave enough to face these fears...
Explore a nightmarish environment, scrounge for supplies, and battle the undead in Outbreak -- a brutal survival horror game with optional co-op. The clock never stops as you attempt to manage an extremely limited inventory with a murderous horde on the hunt. Choose between acquiring additional weapons, healing items, or necessary tools for progression. You have only one life. Make it count!
  • Optional Local Co-op: Play Campaign and Onslaught Mode in 2-player splitscreen!
  • Cut the cord: All modes playable in single-player with pause support.
  • Campaign Mode: Play the entire story alone or with a friend in splitscreen co-op!
  • Nightmares Mode: Narrative hardcore single-player story mode.
  • Onslaught Mode: Fight waves of endless enemies alone or with a friend!
  • Friendly bots: Optional Partner AI bot in solo Campaign & Onslaught modes, even in co-op!
  • Dark atmosphere: Explore a deserted hospital infested by the undead.
  • Brutal difficulty: Your character only has a single life; includes 3 difficulty settings.
  • Limited inventory: Decide which items are worthy, and which should be left behind.
  • Expansive arsenal: Defend yourself with a multitude of firearms and melee weapons.
  • Challenging puzzles: Scour each room to solve puzzles and learn about the outbreak.
  • High replayability: Semi-random enemy and item layouts make every playthrough unique.
  • Distinct survivors: Seven playable heroes with unique attributes and starting equipment.
  • Essential equipment: Earn during play and trade with other players.
  • Play your way: Customizable gamepad, mouse and keyboard controls.

Available Achievements

Hallways of Fear
90 XP
It's a Beauty!
125 XP
I Need a Break
175 XP
No Match For You
150 XP
Out of Ammo!
80 XP

Outbreak: Devious Beginnings System Requirements



OS versionWindows (7/8/10) 64-bit
OS versionWindows (7/8/10) 64-bit
CPUCore i3
CPUCore i5
Memory2GB Ram
Memory4GB Ram
GPUIntel HD 4400
GPUNVIDIA Geforce 750 Ti / AMD Radeon R7 370
DirectXDirectX 11
DirectXDirectX 11
Additional input deviceGamepad
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English
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