Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a freedom sandbox stealth experience, where each playthrough is unique, thanks to our British Countryside Generator. Escape from these robot-infested islands with violence, trickery and stealth. This brutally funny game is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,758 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 19, 2013

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"Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a dynamic and atmospheric stealth game that'll kill you politely."
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Reviews

“Everything about Sir is either silly or scary.”
IGN

“A cold-sweat thrill.”
Polygon

“There's nothing quite like Sir, You Are Being Hunted.”
Eurogamer

About This Game

Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a procedurally-generated British horror in which tweed-wearing robots hunt you for sport. Roam the landscape, scavenge for food, hide breathlessly in the undergrowth, flee in terror, and even fight back with stolen weapons.

Sir is a stealth and survival game unlike any other.

Key Features


  • First-person stealth and survival.
  • Procedurally-generated British landscape.
  • Five biomes to explore: castle, industrial, rural, mountainous, and fenland.
  • Infinite replayability in a sandbox world.
  • Powerful, brutal AI that becomes tougher as you play.
  • Tea and biscuits.
  • Foliage-based stealth system.
  • Scavenge to survive.
  • Play as Sir or Madam.
  • Relentless Britishness.

Every Game Unique!

Sir, You Are Being Hunted is set on a mysterious archipelago generated procedurally by you, and therefore unique to each game you play. You can define your own islands, each one created in moments by our rather clever British Countryside Generator. These islands are then populated by a raving aristocracy of murderous robots, their robot hounds, and worse. You job is simply to survive, and get home.

You're not entirely alone, though: The disembodied voice of Walters, your butler, will help you and offer advice.

Ultimate AI Threat


Sir's AI is one of the toughest in stealth, and as an open-world game, it's unique in its field. The robots are some of the most aggressive and intelligent game enemies you will ever experience, and will pursue you even after losing sight of you. Expect to be hunted!

The Most British Of Games


Sir, You Are Being Hunted is set in a parallel Britain, complete with bleak villages, rocky highlands, bramble-filled woodland, decrepit farms, and crumbling post-industrial landscapes. Made with the remarkable power of our British Landscape Generator, these landscapes are enormously evocative and teeming with detail. Take time to explore, and find that vital hidden flask of tea!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS or better, 512MB+ VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7.5 (Lion)
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
81 of 100 people (81%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
I ate mushrooms that "seemed legit", tripped balls, and ran 30 minutes through the British country side while robots shot at me. When I got home I played this game and it was alright.
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33 of 44 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Far between are the times I am completely engulfed in a game these days. More often I play something for a few hours and then I tire, or remember something else I should be doing. Perhaps games have simply lost it's magic for me, doing what I do for a living. Or, more likely, I am old, jaded and I can't really be bothered anymore. With that said, when it does happen, I do make a point of giving a shout out:

Sir, You are being hunted is wonderfully moody, brilliantly paced and time-wastingly-but-I-don't-care immersive!
If the idea of sneaking through an english-ish/moor-ish landscape in a tweed jacket, and every now and then stumble into a small village where you can loot for tea and biscuits or sitting by the coast while gobbling down a bottle of whiskey to restore your health (Pay attention, kids. A lesson for life right there!), all the while avoiding posh, tophat wearing, cigar smoking robots appeals to you, I whole-heartedly recomend it.

If that doesnt appeal to you, I'd say give it a try anyway. Because clearly there is something wrong with you and maybe this game can make you right.

Open world, procedually generated, sneaking mixed with looting and survival. And oh, so moody!
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52 of 84 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Pre-Release Review
Mechanics are great, graphics are okay. I love the game. It's lots of fun. It would be more fun with co-op experience, I hope they make a multiplayer mode as they promised. 10/10
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Hello all lets sit down and have some Tea and Biscuits and talk about Sir,You are Being Hunted.I really like this game! The mix of FPS ,Stealth and Survival mechanics come together pretty nice in this game.The controls are your standard FPS set up,so its cake if you play any fps games. I think what grabs you the most and draws you in is the look and the atmosphere of this game. This is what a good team does with the Unity Engine (Incomeing Unity Haters in 5...4...3...2...1.. :P ).

The only draw back i think this game is missing is 2 things Co-Op and Steam Workshop !! I think these two things would have brought me over the top with this title!But all in all a killer single player game!

So if you havent by now put down your Tea and Biscuits and go Pick this game up !!! CHEERS!!! PIP PIP CHEERIO!!!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
This game provides a good challenge to those that enjoy a methodical and patient approach to solving a problem. The problem in this case is gathering 15 parts of a device that will allow you to escape the archipelago of death you're currently are stranded on.

It all starts swimingly well with the first piece right next to you but the closer you get to victory the more persistent and diabolical the automata that besets you becomes for you are not just being hunted it seems like the whole of the species is in season and you're the only one left in the vicinity so other than the supplies you can scavange you are very much alone against what at first seem insurmountable odds.

It's not so bad after some practice but it takes the patient and persistent sort. If thats you then you are in for a treat. Enjoy.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Pre-Release Review
Unenjoyed by critics who would rather compare it to the likes of games such as DayZ, enjoyed by gamers who would rather compare it...to the actual game it's trying to be.

Sir, You Are Being Hunted may not have the AAA polish some people have become use to, nor does it have rock solid mechanics that always make sense.
But what SYABH does have, is charm, sprinkles of whit and a niche yet enjoyable "oddly-survival" sandbox that will certainly make your ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ clench a time or ten.

If the asthetic and over all description of the game seem worthwhile to you, then it's worthy of being picked up.
If it turns you off, then why are you even bothering seeing what other people think of the game then?

Don't be fooled by "black and white" Metacritic scores, this is an odd little gem when it's all said and done.
And while replayablity is nigh, the overall package that you will experience in your first few play throughs, is worth the price of admission.
But don't expect this to be a "go to" game for months to come, but a "weekend warrior" if anything else.

So go get freaked out by dry British humor like robots and sneak through tall grass, being overly paranoid of anything that moves and pick up this game if this sounds like if it's for you.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Pre-Release Review
A beautiful game with a lovingly built procedural engine. Unfortunately there's not much more to it. The game is designed to be replayed, but each game is too long, and there's simply not a lot of depth to it. You must collect all the shards, but each shard is gathered in pretty much the same way. While the lands vary in looks, they all play the same, and while the variety of NPCs seems exciting at first it all comes down to not being seen. In the end the problem becomes that there's just not a lot of game there.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
This is an awesome game!
Pros:
-It's fun
-You get to be called a Sir
-You get hunted by gentleman robots
-It's humorous
-You get to be called a Sir

Cons:
-It looks like the gun (when you have it equipped) is poking out of your shoulder...

Evalution:
It's a spiffing game.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
This is a game about stalking for 3 days, and I've always wanted a game about stalking for 3 days, but it's not what I really had in mind. It's a good game, but it's too compacted down. The day/night cycles are a little short and the maps are a little claustrophibic. You have to eat every 20 minutes, which is not what I would want to do if I was stalking for 3 days irl. I'd probably only want to eat once in a 3 day period irl, but in this game, if you don't eat within 20 minutes, you will die!

Also, even though this game is about stalking for 3 days, it's also about being stalked for 3 days, which is fine, except the robots are everywhere and pretty tightly packed (because of the claustrophobic maps). The gameplay is fine though, and it's a good game, but it's not a game about wandering the wilderness for several days, perhaps not seeing another person the entire time.

What I really hope for is a survival game where you can't see another person or hostile entity for a long time. You cover your tracks and travel light, taking only what you need and surviving hardcore mode. When you see another person, you stalk them for 3 days, because there is great risk involved in getting close! That is the game I want, but this is not that game. It gives a small taste of what that game might be though and so I will recommend this game.
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
As the inro says,"Stealth and Survival, ......with tea and biscuits", it does well what it said it does, especially on the stealth part with regular fps survival elements, both together create an unique mix of high-tension for even an indie game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
+ originality
+ great atmosphere
+ aesthetics
+ mystery

- gets old quick
- little dynamic to how the game is played
- little progress
- feels like game is unfinished, something essential missing - especially towards the end

In the end I recommend this for interesting ideas.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
This game has SO much going for it. Sadly, in it's current state, SYABH gets dreadfully boring after the first few hours. I've owned this game for about a year and nothing has made me really want to pick this game back up and play it. The envrioments, while.. unique, get dull. Food and other supplies, atleast for me, is always easy to find and I end up with more than I can imagine. The robots never seem to be a huge threat, even mid game, I scarcely encounter robots unless I made a point to run around and shoot them.

One thing I might suggest doing is adding more 'needs' into the game, like sleep. Having your character need to sleep occasionaly would add some more tension. When you go to sleep there is a chance the robots could find you and it would be game over.

I don't know if this is planned either, but increasing the density of builds, and letting you go inside them, as well as increasing the amount of robots. Making you go inside the buildings to search for materials and potentially missing some would make the game hard, in my opinion. At the moment, all the items are shown to you the second you click on the door, which is WAY too easy. The reasons for increasing the robots is menton above; I barely find any.

All in all, SYABH is a game with great ideas, but poor execution.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
I died within a minute the first time I played..... And the second.... And the third.... But not the fourth..... But the fifth I did again...... 10/10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
I usually go for a clear shot when I buy a game. I want to spend my money correctly... but this time around I just wanted to try something I didn't know anything about--- I made a huge mistake

Don't get me wrong, the game by itself has infinite amount of potential, but the execution? Really terrible

The "tetris like"inventory management is greatly done and innovative... that's what I thought at first... but as you find pieces of the... thing (?) it gets full in no time and you have to go back and forth between islands.
The saves, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, the saves! Why can't you save whenever you want? Why do you have to be in a boat or go to the Stonehenge construction thingy? Why? It seems like the developers wanted a way to keep you as busy as possible, when instead, they are just annoying you with having to do all those ungrateful tasks.
The combat is decent, but really, the same everytime: get in area, kill 2-3 bots, get out. That's it!
Traps are also friking terrible.

Another HUGE problem is how big the island are: this isn't a real problem by itself, but considering that most of the times you will have to sneak around enemies... it could litterally take you 15 minutes to get from one side to another of the map.
The looting is uninteresting, the game lacks rare and cool guns, bibs and bobs, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ for a game that's, in great part, composed of looting, the only things you find are rat meat and useless junk 90% of the times?

No. No. No.

There is no excuse to this repetitive and badly made gameplay.

This game has nothing more to offer, than a headache. Not recommended at all.
I will come back to this when and if there will be a great changelist, that's gonna get me interested again in the game.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Hmmm, what to say, what to say.

I want to like this game, I really do. I'm British and no longer living in the UK so this game does a good job of making me feel at home. It is very quirky, has a tinge of black comedy about it and is very British, however...

This is one of those games where you have to spend alot of time playing it... dying repeatedly, starting again, rinse and repeat trying to do a little better each time. While alot of players are into this, I am not one of them and instead favor games with progression.

I will say that it's very hard because your character needs to eat every 10 minutes and the amount of food in any given game won't be able to fill a saucer, let alone your belly. Not only do you have hunger to contend with but also robots with insanely good aim which all seem to huddle around the objects that you need to collect to progress. Killing them really isn't an option as there are usually so many around at any given time and distracting them works for only a few seconds and they WILL spot you before you are able to grab the object and hide.

I dunno just feels like it could do with some more work maybe some tweaking. The general gameplay as is right now, is basically: Start game, find one fragment (the objectives) get hungry, spend ages trying to look for food before going for another fragment which is heavily guarded. Try to kill/distract them, fail and end up sprinting away while getting shot at as if you were caught with the farmers daughter. If you survive, hand the fragment in and then eventually end up starving to death or running out of bandages/ammo/distractions very quickly.

I know alot of people are into this masochistic kind of gameplay but I like to relax and enjoy a game. If you are like me then you should avoid this game, if you like the sound of what I described or you like to play RPGs on "hardcore mode" you'll probably love it.

Oh and despite the bragging there is neither tea nor biscuits. I know that your "servant" narrator promises them but I am dubious about anything he says.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
The objective of this game is to sneak around an island collecting magic stones in order to repair a machine and get off the island all while being hunted. It's an interesting premise and the stealth aspect of the game is well done, but unfortunately not much else is.

The biggest problem I had with the game is that the islands are just too big, and the stones are increadibly hard to find. It ends up being a needle in a haystack senario and I spent most of my time sprinting around the island in circles just trying to find the tiny little stones. After that, the "survival" aspect of the game seems shoehorned in. You have to eat food every once in a while in order to stay alive, meaning you're forced to go into areas with lots of guards just to get some food to eat as there is literally no other reason to go in those areas.

The game could be improved if you spent more time sneaking into areas to grab stones instead of just running around until you find one or get hungry.

Don't buy this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
With an intensity that rivals The Walking Dead, Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a fantastic example of the survival horror genre. Unlike much of the rest of the genre, you are not constantly overwhelmed by enemies, but are absorbed in to the empty, lonely world of the British Countryside. The most intense moments, are not when you are being attacked, but when you see the enemy, and are working your mind as fast as possible to figure out how to escape. The collection mechanic isn't original in any of the sense of the word, but is given new life through the danger of finding a highly visible artifact. Finally, the game has been carefully crafted to always give the player the sense that they are being followed. This unsettling feeling drives this game to be the best it can be, and very soon, sir, you will be being hunted.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
7.5/10
This is an awesome game, I enjoy the gameplay aspects and the tense environment that it gives out, and I'm sure that anyone would enjoy this game if they're into survival horror, given that they can forgive it's not what it says it is.

The trailer to this game hit as a whimsical, carefree game, they say that it's a bright and humorous survival game with no worries, but once you get into it, there isn't anything happpy or funny about it, it's a dark, gritty, survival game with tension to it's core. There's a steep learning curve, as they don't tell you anything about it, which leaves you to dying 50 times before you even understand where that sound was coming from and what was making it. If you can forgive that it's not what they said it would be, you can enjoy Sir, You are Being Hunted for what it is.

Would I recommend it, and for who?
Yes, I would recommend it, but only for skilled gamers who appreciate games for what they are and not what they're said to be.

~PROFESSOR
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Amazing Game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Was sneaking around when I saw 2 robots walking together. One of the robots said to the other robot "Don't tell my wife"

10/10 would watch robot infidelity again
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