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:
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Mixed (70 reviews) - 67% of the 70 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,791 reviews) - 82% of the 2,791 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 19, 2013

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“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.

And it now has multiplayer!

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.
  • NEW! Be hunted with other terrified ladies & gentlemen.

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
    • Storage: 1 GB 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
    • Storage: 1 GB 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
    • Storage: 1 GB 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
    • Storage: 1 GB 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Mixed (70 reviews)
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TheBraveSirRobin
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
I'm not going to mince words: The stealth gameplay is quite simply sh*t, and the survival mechanics and map design (a key element of every stealth game) do nothing to make up for that fact. (Okay, maybe I am going to mince words a little bit) You know all those tense moments in other stealth games of sneaking up on a mook oh-so cautiously, praying he doesn't turn around, to take him out, then methodically do the same to every one else in the area so you can explore unimpeded and progress? That simply doesn't happen in this game. Anyways, I suppose that specific comparison may be unfair since this is more a part of the survival horror genre than the stealth genre, but my earlier complaints are still valid. It's just boring. The survival aspects of the game are incredibly simplistic, the game enviroments are sparse and dull from a mechanical perspective, and the game gives you very few interesting tools with which to fight or avoid the robots. Saying that it needs "more content" does not address the fact that the problems with it are mostly on the design level, in my opinion. The game does not need more stuff to throw at you, it needs a more interesting way of putting all that stuff together to make your encounters with the robots more nuanced and exciting or make exploring the map more interesting. It is a bland and wholly un-interactive experience.
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The L4G M4st3R
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 30
Only reason I would play this game is for the card drops so I can sell them to get 30 cents of my money back. 10/10 Would waste money again.
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Saylex
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
I'm doing well, have a pistol and Axe, couple of clocks and rifle with one bullet.
I find A piece nearby, Always guarded. decide to trap around. it's near water, it's dark, there's lots of stones to hide behind.

Place down two Traps either side of a rock. Set clock for 15 seconds.
place down clock, and try move away.
I am caught by my own trap.
I'm scared, I cannot move and the clock is ticking.
I mash the keyboard, any buttons to speed up getting trap off leg?
Clock goes off Ringing to high heavens. I hear a dog.
I mash my mouse buttons, maybe i click the trap off me?
I have clocks still equipped, I drop another clock.

I say my prayers. Robotic queen takes mercy on my soul and the trap comes off my leg.
I rush away, firing pistols at rocks like a lunatic. Rush past the McGuffin. press F.

"Oh ♥♥♥♥ really, Do I have to do inventory Tetris NOW!?"

come back running with the hatchet, yelling "FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY".

TO BE CONTINUED:
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Jatt
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I really wanted to like this game, but I just can't. I love the premise: sneaking around a bunch of run-down British islands, hiding from British robots who are trying to kill you. The atmosphere is really good too. But the gameplay is decidedly lacking.

The point of the game is to sneak around. You can get weapons, but they're not really common, and they're not great (to use an axe, for example, you have to close to melee range against a shot-gun wielding enemy, or to use a gun you have to make a ton of noise that can bring other enemies to you). That's all fine by me: I enjoy stealth games. But there's no real stealth system. If you're standing up and someone looks in your direction, they see you. If you run anywhere near an enemy, they hear you and come looking. The only way to avoid notice is to crouch around. The main problem with that? It's slow as hell.

That was my biggest problem with the game: it was incredibly tedious. You're collecting these fragments of a machine/magic device/whatever for reasons, and they're scattered around five seperate islands. You have to wander around these fairly large areas, and if there's ever an enemy around, you have to do it at this ridiculously slow speed. And to make matters worse, the only times you can save are when you're at the device at the center of the center island, or when you're at a boat on any of the islands. So if you mess up, all your work since the last major thing you did is gone, and you have to do all the tedious BS all over again.

I only played an hour, but I played that in three or four seperate sessions, because literally every single time I played, the session would end with me alt-f4ing in frustration after making one mistake and getting blown away in two shots. I don't mind my character having low health; I don't mind it being difficult; I don't mind it having few save points. What I mind is spending 15 minutes sneaking up to one of the fragments you're supposed to be collecting, distracting the guards, grabbing the fragment, then getting killed by a robot you didn't see and realizing you have to do all that sneaking and setup again.

This game could be a lot of fun if there was a better stealth system (maybe if different terrain made different amounts of noise, so you could run across soft grass, for example, and not be heard, or especially if sneaking wasn't so damn slow) and maybe a bit more to do than just creep around the island. You can loot stuff to get more items, and you have to eat to survive, but there's barely any crafting (you can cook food on a fire) and there are no interactable objects anywhere.

So Tl;dr: it was tedious and it was boring, except when getting killed and losing all my progress, and then it was frustrating. But good atmosphere and setting.
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Eppiox
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
This is a game about inventory management, conserving ammo and finally (and majorly) stealth in an outdoor plains/forest/urban-ish setting. All encounters can be deadly.
It is a short game, albeit long if you suck at stealth or are impatient and waste ammo like a dud.
If you enjoy sneaking around with the occasional gun fight then you may like this game. Unless you are good at distracting foes, you in most case find yourself shooting your enemies to get artefacts.

You can sneak in longer grass/bushes but watch out for crows- the bots know something is up and will investigate.
Newer types of enemies and more in quantity will spawn as game time progresses or as you return more artefacts to the beacon where you stared at.

There is a main large island that you start on with 4 smaller islands (loading screen separated) branching off from it. You must explore 4 islands and from each return 3 small artefacts. The main island artefacts are huge.

Some issues for newbies- If you go the character with the rifle, don’t expect to find ammo for it until late game. If you take 3+ shots to kill a normal shotgun robot consistently, you’re doing it wrong and will probably run out of ammo soon. If you catch them by surprise one shotgun blast kills them.

To keep it interesting you probably want to make all 4 islands ‘industrial’ as they have the most things in them, in comparison the other 3 types of islands are boring.
If it’s on special pick it up. Play time for a run is around 3-6 hours. The types of bots/amount and island types are customisable.
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Veserados
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
robits still cool
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Overmind
( 44.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Awesome game full of sneaking, shooting and looting with tea and biscuits.
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Admiyer
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Fun online, but needs voice chat as there seems to be none and needs somehow to team up and see other players easier on the map.
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Autumn Bramble
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Become a figurative fox in a literal fox hunt, only you have an alarm clock and a bear trap so you can Reynard it up and laugh as you get one over on your pursuers until your bottom's too big for its britches and then you're basically clothing.
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Annyong
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Product received for free
Not bad.
It is really stealthy and okay graphics.
7.9/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
So I'm a few hours in. The art is awesome, exactly what I love. The gameplay is a mixture of stealth and survival, as you walk around a fairly sparse land looking for rocks while dodging robots. And that's kind of it. There really isn't much content for a $20 game, it feels like it's still in development. It's long, but mostly because you have to wander around trying to find the objectives. If you want a map marker showing you how to get from point A to B to C (which is me, to be honest) then this is going to be frustrating. I'm going to keep playing for the sake of completing it, but I can't outright recommend it due to lack of features and a high price tag.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
What this game boils down to is a copy/paste of many other survival horror mechanics with an aristocratic British / robot reskin.

To name a few of the mechanics

- Collects number of items, increasing enemy frequency and difficulty as you collect
- Loot containers with food / ammo / junk
- Shallow stealth system
- Tiny inventory for 'Management'
- Walking simulator

The graphics are extremely bare even for an indie title. I did not find the art style to be engaging at all but that is preference.

Something to be noted is that no buildings in the game have interiors. The buildings dotted on the horizon serve essentially as large loot containers. The developers have stated that they wanted to focus on other areas of the game. While that is completely their decision to make, this results in every building feeling like a giant cardboard box. For me this left me feeling like I was interracting with a placeholder in an early access game.

The humour that the game and many of the other reviews hint at (Relentless Britishness?) boils down to 'British Aristocrat... BUT ROBOT'. If you find a synthesised british accent saying 'You bugger!' and 'Tarry ho!' hilarious then you may find this game clever and witty. I did not.

As an aside I dislike games that claim that a part of the difficulty revolves around 'managing your inventory'. Making the game more infuriating / awkward for the player as a selling point is lazy game design in my opinion.

While none of the mechanics in this game feel new or interesting they are a fair bit more polished than a lot of the games in this genre. Where I felt the game really excelled however was in the audio. The ambient sounds and music create a terrific atmosphere.

SUMMARY:

This game has a very high price tag for the content. It feels extremely unpolished and unfinished.
If like me you have the chance to get this game on sale and really want to scratch the itch in the Survival / Horror genre and find references to tea and biscuits incredibly funny... I'd still probably tell you to go play a different game.

This is not the worst example of a survival horror game on steam. That however, is a bit like being the kid in the special class who doesn't eat his crayons.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Graphics slightly better than 2002's Morrowind and a dearth of interesting content makes me wonder why this game is highly praised. Despite the budget visuals, the atmosphere is nice but that's about it. The stealth is very basic. Exploration is not particularly engaging or entertaining. You tool around some islands and 'loot' doors since you can't enter any interiors. Most of it is junk with a few useful odds and ends like weapons or food. The driving narrative is your quest to assemble artifact pieces to get home. To accomplish this you plod around blindly hoping to stumble across them evading the robots hunting you. Overall it plays like a much crappier first-person version of Don't Starve (which retails for $5 less and has far more polish and content).
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Become a figurative fox in a literal fox hunt, only you have an alarm clock and a bear trap so you can Reynard it up and laugh as you get one over on your pursuers until your bottom's too big for its britches and then you're basically clothing.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Very EHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Content is lacking and it seems like a lot of focus went into "flavor" for the game instead of making the game its self fun. There's about 30 types of silly random nonesense items you can find while looting but they all literally do nothing but are there for fun. Meanwhile buildings are basically loot chests.

Guns are very limited and remain so, it's actually pretty infuriating how rare some weapons are when they take up such a huge amount of space and it's so hard to get ammo. I understand it's meant to be a stealth game but when I've worked so hard to get some weapons like the sniper rifle it just makes me rage that I have to drop it in order to get one the progression artifacts.

On top of this all, the game is just... boring. There's four different islands to visit but they all feel mostly the same with some slight difficulty changes. There's nothing to really do in the game and progression is minimal. You can honestly win the game pretty easily just by running away and jumping over fences and whatnot. There's also an issue of finding the damn artifacts to begin with. They're incredibly easy to miss when they're hidden inbetween several trees with the robots often patrolling around them.

The game's difficulty is also a mix of too easy and too unforgiving. For example, you can save very very often, it feels kind of weird and out of place. I think maybe a checkpoint system after finding artifacts would have worked better. However then you have the Landowners. These robots are pure aids. If you are spotted by one they literally will follow you forever knowing exactly where you are, and they have a one hit kill attack. The game of course doesn't explain this to you whatsoever, so when I wasted all my ammo in the hopes of bringing it down I basically ♥♥♥♥ed myself.

It's a neat idea but with awful execution. It's a very mediocre survival game and despite being single player focused it STILL lacks content. I don't know what happened. I can't really reccomend this game to anyone, it seems just so mediocre and like a failed experiment. If it goes on sale very cheap I suppose it's worth it for the novelty and charm, but I can't see myself ever coming back to finish it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Product received for free
This game is GREAT! As you collect more peices for the teleporter, the game gets more tense as more robots spawn that could potentialy kill you. My favorite thing about this game is the stealth. If you find a house or meteorite being gaurded by robots, you can do 1 of 2 things. 1) Use a bottle, alarm clock, rock or toy train to destract them while you grab any loot, or- 2) Go on a robot killing massacre. Either way, both have to be planned and making to much noise or not counting for a huge factor could end you up with an army of robots coming your way. The only bad thing about this game is the visibility. There have been times where I have been hiding behind walls in bushes and I've still been spotted, and other times where I have been sitting in a single blade of grass and I'm invisible. Apart from this, this game is worth the £15, especialy if your friends also own it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Very repetitive after you get the first few items.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Really good game and well done, i kinda want a few more guns in the game though.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
The abscence of any hope and almost no explanations how to achieve your goal, just your pure instincts. What a lovely game.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
This could easily be a Garry's Mod gamemode. The fact they charge anymore than $1.99 for this blows my mind. So painfully bland.
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