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 (62 reviews) - 67% of the 62 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,778 reviews) - 82% of the 2,778 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (62 reviews)
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Very Positive (2,778 reviews)
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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
( 0.4 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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Big B.J.
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I will cry if development stops on this game before they've finished multiplayer fully.
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kijib
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
CELEBRATING MY 250th REVIEW!!!

I'D LIKE TO THANK MY AGENT, MY PUBLISHER, AND ALL MY CLOSE PERSONAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY, couldn't have done it without you!





oh the game? it's crap
empty world with too much aimless walking
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Bathsalt Addicts
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Great game. Though multiplayer is lacking some options. Like showing other characters on the map bar for co op team games. starting classes in multiplayer, co op modes for online where 2-4 people work together to find the stones. multiplayer is just lacking a lot. great game though.
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Someguy14201
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Product received for free
It's an amazing survival game, The robots can jumpscare you out of nowhere sometimes if you're not quite looking around yourself. I recommend this game if you love survival games. 9/11 best survival game with an amazing british rap song at the credits. This game doesn't have much of an ending. But it is pretty fun. I'm a wussy and I quit as I first got shotscared (alternative to jumpscare m8) So yea, this is my review, hope you didn't enjoy this because I suck at reviews, I'm only doing this because why the ♥♥♥♥ not.
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KingDom #TeamHoovey
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I never thought being chased by British robots would be this scary. I never thought British robots would be scary. Oh, how I was so naïve.
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MiceWithRice
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
I received this product as part of a bundle.

Overall I would recommend this game if you like difficult survival horror games, or are a fan of stealth games.
That said the game is very short once you get the gist of what you have to do, and the graphics are poor.... akin to FFXI or EQ graphics.

I can't really recommend this at full price but on sale yes definitely.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
19 of 25 people (76%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Simple and easy objective. Get the stones to go back to your time, avoid the robots and survive off what you got. And thats why I LOVE THIS GAME. It is as simple as that. Just survive. No XP. No quests. Just survive. The only building you do is make campfires and that is it. That is perfect for a survival game like this. Now onto the review!

I did say that this game was simple but it is also complex in ways. There are different enemies ranging from just a standard farmer with a gun to these giant shadowy dudes to scarecrows that attract enemies. Your objective is to get magical stones to power up a ruin to go back to your time period. In this time period, robots have taken over and are killing off all humans. Enemies react in a number of ways. For example, they can see you from a mile away if you are just standing up and running around. They will also hear the running and if you fire a shot, it will bring even more robots to you. There is one robot, the trapper, that lays bear traps that cripples you and shocks you enough to get close and shotgun you in the face. The heatlh and food system is easy. Eat good food or drink to replenish health and use bandages if you are bleeding. Stealth is simple, crouch to go silent and if you are in the brush then you are practically invisible which makes going on the open roads a bad idea.

Now onto the cons. This game can be quite confusing and somewhat overbearing if you are playing for the first time. HOWEVER, there is a tutorial in the game that somewhat tells you what not to do. Enemies as I said are simplistic but there are only a few select types. All unique yes but when you get to know them, you know how to counter them with easy. Minor gripe, nothing major. The graphics are a bit ugh but it's not terrible.

Not a bad game to play once and a while.
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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 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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8 of 13 people (62%) 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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4 of 6 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Very repetitive after you get the first few items.
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
A verry good game, especially the multiplayer mode is addictive.
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