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.
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Mostly Positive (70 reviews) - 70% of the 70 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,841 reviews) - 82% of the 2,841 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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Jesticles
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Thumbing through the list of games. Written review will come later.
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Yarin
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
Besides the fact that the multiplayer doesn't works well, And that you can find yourself looking anything to do for a few minutes, This Indie game has some cool, unique features, And really has a potential to be a great game.
I would recommend this game, Although I don't think it worth 20$ (2$ on some otherr sites).
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Ludvig
20.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Altough i think it is way too expensive. I got it on christmas for 5 euros. But still,
This game is a really fun sneaky-horror game and i think you should buy it.
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Unluckymonster
6.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
First half collecting gems: Fun stealth survival game
Second half collecting gems: Stealth-survival-horror game
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Phaedrus
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 22
I had a very good time playing this game, but a hard time explaining why. The whole atmosphere of the game just rocks. Also I love the witty weird humor. Very immersive audio.

As much as I absolutely adore this game, I have to be honest: some people are going to hate it. It's not really polished, graphics are quite basic. And probably the strongest point I love will be a huge turn off for some: it's just so darn epically weird. It doesn't make sense. At all. And I love revelling in that weirdness.

It is a rather short game if you fully keep your eyes on the prize. But I've replayed it 4 times now.


-- Advice: when to buy it, when not to --

If you're somewhat of a perfectionist that needs that pretty polish and all details worked out completely:
-> Don't buy, you'll be frustrated

If you find yourself absorbed in the atmosphere of games, enjoy weird orginal feeling games and can look past things like dated graphics:
-> Buy, you'll love it
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madisonrosebrook
14.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
I wasn't expecting much when I first got this game because my sister merely convinced me to get it to play with her, so I didn't watch any videos or know much about the game at all. I went in totally blind. Now, I'd easily consider it one of the best games I've ever played.

This game is well worth the full price, particularly if you have friends to play with. I'm going to sound ridiculous but the british robots are absolutely TERRIFYING. This game makes me jump a foot out of my seat and literally scream out loud in terror, it's such a thrill. Most of the time I'm a total baby with scary games and I can barely even play them. This one manages to be utterly terrifying and yet easily playable. There's something really different about a survival horror game that you can play with friends. Now I'm not saying its a horror game necessarily but it's far from relaxing. The single player mode is loads of fun as well, albeit a tad different and a good deal harder. What is nice about multiplayer is the option of adjusting all sorts of settings.

I really don't have a single negative thing to say about this game other than that it's a little difficult to transfer items to another player. But for a game to be able to successfully make british robots this scary they're definitely doing something right. No, the game isn't full of depth but it's something you can play casually and quickly with a group of people (or solo) and its incredibly enjoyable. Think of it almost like left for dead but a lot stealthier.

Oh, and I'd recommend playing it with headphones.
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Klint Ostwald
8.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
A perfect game for the odd Hallowe'en-style night thrill, all the ingredients are there to freak you out, from the unexpected robot that's stalking you in the woods to the creepy butler who will help you along the way with a suspicious streak of detached politeness in his voice.
Highly replayable but quickly inclined to repetitiveness on singleplayer. Not sure about the multiplayer however.

Recommended if you play some games for occasional slow-paced relaxation with tea & biscuits (note to reader: view "Adventures of Overgard" on YouTube for a perfect example of this playing-style at work), otherwise move along.
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about 47 t-rexes
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 20
Very boring and repetitive. The environments are all the same, and the looting is awful.
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Solomon Gumball
6.0 hrs
Posted: August 19
Enjoyable, and unique.
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MCslappypappy | CSGOpoints.com
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 19
Ok first off the concept of the game is really cool. And the games way of genarating a map is also really cool. BUT it really isnt worth the money for it. It lags it crashes it does have multiplayer but thats even worse with the framerate and game engine than it is on singleplayer. Its an ok game and it takes up almost no space on your hardrive. This was one of my first games i ever bought on steam ... Funny thing is it actually worked better when i bought it. Now its gone to hell i have all the PC requirments for this game but it still doesnt work ... LITTARLY DONT BUY THIS UNLESS YOU REALLY WANT TO AND YOU WILL GET GOOD USE OUT OF IT
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
NOTE- If you're going to write a review for this game, or any game, please, for everyone's sake, play the game for MORE THAN AN HOUR.

I personally feel that a lot of negative reviews towards this game are incredibly unfair. People forget that this is not Metal Gear, it's not Ghost Recon, it's not Assassin's Creed, and it CERTAINLY is not a copy/paste of other survival genre games. Allow me to rebuke some negative comments I've heard about this game.

-Yes, the game plays slow. Sometimes, it plays slow as hell. Obviously this is not a style of gameplay for everyone. This DOES NOT, however, mean the gameplay is faulty. Sir is a game about survival at it's core, and you are intentionally given few options to fight back. Sneaking is your alternative to fighting, and if staying slow and steady isn't your cup of tea, don't ruin this game's credibility by calling it broken gameplay. And for the love of mercy, yes, standing up in an open field WILL get you seen and that is NOT unfair gameplay!

-I've read complaints about guns being useless due to their noise attracting enemies... um, duh. That's what guns do. Unprofessionalism aside, I actually really enjoyed this feature. It adds a tense cost/effect relationship to defending yourself that very few survival horror games honestly have. You can't just shoot an enemy, walk two feet, hide, and not get spotted; besides, I've used guns in this game a number of times and I've NEVER been spotted but once or twice after using them. Shoot a robot to avoid being seen, loot his scrawny metal-♥♥♥ corpse, and run like hell before his buddies show up. Seriously, if you're having trouble because you haven't played the game before, it takes PRACTICE and TIME to learn how to survive using what you're given.

-The axe... okay you guys win, the axe needs to be fixed. It's realistic! The problem is, eh, it's too realistic, and because the enemies are as aware as they are in this game, it's damn near impossible to use the axe for its intended purpose: sneaking up and attacking enemies from behind. That being said, perhaps some tweaks could be made. Make the axe do more damage so robots can't just run away when you hit them, even if they've spotted you. Use the axe to cut lumber and build a campfire. This item really does need to be made more useful.

-The save mechanic also needs to be addressed. Because of the game's slow nature, players are unable to return to a boat or the standing stones before being surrounded by hunters. Perhaps a feature could be implemented allowing players to find books that they can "use" to save their progress on the move, but maybe like ink ribbons in Resident Evil they're a one-use item. Also, can we please get more standing stones than just the one at the central island? I can't stress enough how much longer this game honestly gets having to make trips one piece at a time between islands.

In short, there are a few flaring issues with this game, and they should be addressed. However, a lot of people who write down on this game seem to share something in common: they've barely played it for an hour or two, and they've already decided they know exactly how the game works. This is not a game you can just pick up and play; it's trial and error. Sure, it can be tedious, but that doesn't make it a bad game. If anything it makes it a dynamic game. The lesson of Sir is that survival is hard, and should not be taken lightly. Speeding through it, wantonly fighting robots, and getting impatient WILL GET YOU KILLED. So please do keep in mind, sir, that you are being hunted (nailed it).

I personally recommend this game to anyone looking for a new experience when it comes to survival horror. While Sir isn't necessarily horrifying, it's pretty damn chilling the first time you're dropped in, and it takes a lot of getting used to. SO: if you get this game, be patient. If you don't like it, oh well, it's not your thing. Now go out there and... don't die. I guess. Good luck.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Product received for free
I got this game from a friend. And boy was I happy to get the game, I would've missed out if I never got it!

If you like:
  • Steampunk robots/themes
  • Horror, but with just the ambience of it
  • Survival

    Then this game is for you, especially with friends, you will have a WILD time playing it.
    don'tapproachthelandowner

    I recommend getting this game, even better with friends!
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
So I noticed that most of the negative reviews of this game are from people who haven't play this game for more than 2 hours, so here is a review from a more experienced player. This game is a blast. It does a wonderful job of creating tension naturally. Even though I’ve played the game a couple times, my heart always still races every time I find myself creeping through a robot infested town or when I am running through the country side being chased by two hunting parties. The grim atmosphere and constant threat of danger is always enough to keep me on edge. The inventory management adds a very fun element to the game. It limits the amount of supplies that the player can carry, forces the player to make tough choices on what to bring and what to leave behind. I like the inventory system because it makes me feel like I am on the run. I can only take the essentials, and if I want to keep something, I have to cache it somewhere on the map. I can't just stock pile weapons until I can go full Call of Duty on everyone. I have to conserve ammo and only use them when I am in a bind.
I do have some criticisms of the game though. When walking through the brush, the frame rate drops. I personally think the game should have permadeath. I know there are some mods that offer that but I think the game should include it. My funniest play through were the ones where I told myself that if I die, I would have to start over. I only felt like I was playing the game the way it was supposed to be played when I couldn't use the saving system as a crutch. Even with the save system though, the game can still be punishing, just not as punishing as I think it should be.
Overall, this is one of my favorite indie games, and I think it is worth a play through. It’s a game where I can play through a couple times, drop it for a month, and then pick it up again.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
SHORT DESCRIPTION:

A randomly generated, dark stealth survival game where you are hunted by steampuk robots.

BASIC IDEA:

A Guy gets teleported to an alternate Victorian England where robots hunt people for sport and tries to find fragments to build a portal to go back home.

PROS:

-Random Generation
-Graphics arent the best but the views are really nice
-The game is original and unique
-Loot
-Never too easy
-Steampunk
-Diffirent robot enemies each with his own tactic of hunting you
-Now with multiplayer
-Stealth
-No stealth
-Dynamite
-Cookies
-Alarm Clocks
-Thrilling chases
-High tension moments
-Countryside landscapes
-AI is tough
-Drink Tea

CONS:

-Not everyones cup of tea (pun not intended)
-Could have been more popular

CONCLUSION:


TEA AND BISCUITS 100/100


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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
First half collecting gems: Fun stealth survival game
Second half collecting gems: Stealth-survival-horror game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Good combat mechanics and interesting atmosphere. The graphics only bothered me at first.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Awesome with friends, but probably not worth it otherwise. sp00ky as hell bro
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
This game no longer works properly in multiplayer.

Also the audio crashes and lots of the singleplayer content is not in the multiplayer.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful