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:
Recent:
Mixed (66 reviews) - 69% of the 66 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,784 reviews) - 82% of the 2,784 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 19, 2013

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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.

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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (66 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,784 reviews)
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Admiyer
( 1.9 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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Damuel
( 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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PARADOX
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Stealth and survival game where you shoot robots like a gentleman!
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Mecha King Kong
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Very repetitive after you get the first few items.
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DeadManPizza
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This game is amazing, and I don't want to say anything else. This game is way better if you go into it knowing nothing.
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Hououin Kyouma
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I got the game out of a $3.00 bundle and I still feel disappointed. It feels like a free indie game on Gamejolt that fell into obscurity. Half the time spent playing the game is spent waiting for you to be able to progress. The other half is an easter egg hunt with people trying to shoot you until you get 50 feet away from them. I do not recommend this game to anyone. "Sir, You Are Being Hunted?" No, sir you are being scammed.
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GrifsPDA
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 27 people (78%) 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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6 of 9 people (67%) 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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5 of 8 people (63%) 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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5 of 8 people (63%) 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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9 of 16 people (56%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
A verry good game, especially the multiplayer mode is addictive.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
You'll twitch in fear everytime you hear a robotic voice say "What was that?" and look in your direction.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
I found it to be a unique experience, and it was fun. The price, I'll admit, is a little steep. However, I'm not reviewing the price-making decisions of Big Robot, but rather their game. It really is a fun game. I would most definitely recommend playing it!
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