Fanfic Recs / Outlast

Proof that the remaining 10% is worth getting trapped in an Asylum for here.

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Authors and Websites

    Authors and Websites 

  • Gavin writes awesome stuff! I've really enjoyed their outlast fics!

General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.


Outlast Novelization by BizarroVeR
  • Recommended by celestialmoonfire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: People were being hurt, and Murkoff was making money. Miles Upshur had plans to gather the evidence that would finally break those bastards, but what he finds waiting for him in Mount Massive is more than he bargained for. Armed with only a camera and his tenacity, would he be able to survive the nightmares fabricated by the minds of broken men?
  • Tags: Horror/Suspense
  • Comments: As the title implies, the fanfic is a novelization of Outlast. The characterization is amazing and feels even realer than you would believe.

''The Asylum Games by EcoSeeker247
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: All they wanted to do was find someone that could help them with their car. Or at least use a working phone in order to call Roadside Dispatch. But what starts out as a simple road trip gone wrong for two feuding siblings soon turns into a deadly fight for survival as they find themselves stranded near Mount Massive Asylum.
  • Tags: Rated M for violence, language, sexual content, Horror, and Suspense
  • Comments: I have just caught up with this fanfic and I am very glad I started reading it! The first two chapter where kind'a boring, BUT after that it's GREAT! I've love all the action and thrills! Seriously go read this fanfic!

Angel With a Shotgun by Needle_Bones
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Waylon meets Walrider!Miles
  • Tags: Canon-Typical Violence, Can (and should) totally be read as sort of… pre-camerashipping.
  • Comments: Ahhh This is such a great One-shot, go read it you'll love it!

Snag by Needle_Bones
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A short piece featuring Miles and a coat-grabbing inmate. (I was just waiting for someone to do this in-game and I'm honestly a little surprised that it never happened.)
  • Tags: One-shot
  • Comments: An enjoyable read!

Eleven A.M. on a Tuesday by Needle_Bones
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kind of fluffy, pre-asylum fic. After I got through the game, I needed something happy so I figured Miles totally needed a rookie journalist looking up to him (and crushing on him).
  • Tags: Slice of life, sorta one-sided crush, pre-canon
  • Comments: Awe man, this was so cute.

Follow the Blood by ravenousgrue
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A series of one-shots taking place at Mount Massive.
  • Tags: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death, attempts at comedy, a dash of fluff, a legend, and Various Supplementary OCs
  • Comments: This has so much! Even a story about a kitty's adventure in the Asylum.

Red Water by Needle_Bones
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Written because walking around that place with open wounds is hella dumb.
  • Tags: Blood, Depictions Of injury's
  • Comments: The way the author writes descriptions is just so perfect.

The Aftermath at Mount Massive by Tien
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set after the events of the game. Miles and Waylon travel across the country dodging the police, military, and Murkoff security teams as they try to bring the corporation down. Running out of money becomes the least of their concerns. Miles struggles with controlling the Walrider and the separation from his family slowly tears Waylon apart. The Aftermath at Mount Massive picks up right where the game left off with Miles in the asylum. It turns out that living in the now abandoned facility comes with a few problems beyond finding food and water.
  • Tags: SLOWBURN, Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Blood, Gore, Cannibalism, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempt
  • Comments: Oh my god! I used to follow this Author back when they were into another fandom, and let me tell you, they are AMAZING writers! To see they've written for the Outlast fandom makes me want to scream! GO READ THIS STORY! The writing is simply amazing, fair bit of warning, this is a SLOWBURN.
    • The Author has stated: "The second part will be called "The Long Road" and will start up in December."

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

    Shipping Fics 

Homewrecker by Needle_Bones
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: While running from the groom, Waylon get saved by someone he'd never expected to ever meet in this mess.
  • Pairing(s): Miles Upshur/Waylon Park
  • Tags: Kissing, Horror, Suspense, One-shot

Colorado Ghoul by Needle_Bones
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hey, look: a vaguely creepy, Walrider-y kind-of-camerashipping thing. IDK man, I just like the idea of these two kind of supporting each other.
  • Pairing(s): Miles Upshur/Waylon Park
  • Tags: Mentions of Cannibalism, Walrider!Miles

We Are Free by Pegacorn
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On the run, Waylon Park manages the best he can while hiding in foreign locations, and dodging Murkoff agents around every corner. He's been separated from his family and dealing with considerable mental health issues. He thought he was the only survivor of the Mount Massive Asylum riot, until a shadowy man showed up with an ax to grind. But perhaps together they stand a better chance of combining their resources, and finishing the last of Murkoff once and for all. If they don't kill each other, first.
  • Pairing(s): Waylon Park/Miles Upshur
  • Tags: Post-Asylum, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Mental Health Issues, Enemies to Friends to Lovers, OCD, Slow Burn, Revenge, Mild Gore, camerashipping
  • Comments: I freaking LOVE how the Author portrays the characters! The slowburn is so good!

Alternate Universe Fics

Alternative Universe. The characters are written into a different world/universe than the one they are typically from.

    AU Fics 

None yet.

Crossover Fics

A fan fiction which incorporates characters, events, places, ideas, etc from another fandom.

    Crossover Fics 

A Cord of Two Strands by Ghostigos
  • Recommended by tlc2014
  • Crossover: Undertale
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Early on during his nightmarish journey through Mount Massive, Miles Upshur makes an unlikely friend.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon-Typical Violence, POV Second Person, Mental Instability, Trauma, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Ensemble Cast, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Attacks, Dissociation, Intrusive Thoughts, Asphyxiation, Implied/Referenced Self-Harm, German Folklore - Freeform, Implied/Referenced Gaslighting, Additional Warnings In Author's Note, Religious Imagery & Symbolism, Cognitive Dissonance, Demonic Possession
  • Comments: A novelization of Outlast, but with a rather unusual twist: soon after his first encounter with Chris Walker, Miles encounters and develops a fire-forged friendship with Chara, one of the asylum's "patients." And it works, somehow. The characterization is excellent, the writing is detailed and does a good job at depicting how the events of the game change Miles, and Chara fits into the narrative surprisingly well, though their presence doesn't change the overall plot too much. And the best part is: there's a sequel planned. Just... read it, okay? You won't regret it.