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 (1,639 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 19, 2013

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November 6, 2014

Quick Controller Update Today, v1.3

Hello!

We've just deployed an update to fix some issues with controller support, and that means it should work fine on your Big Screen setup, and indeed on the Steam Box you are getting for Christmas. Oh man, was that a secret? We shouldn't have looked in the present cupboard!

Anyway, there will be another small patch soon to fix a couple of other issues reported recently, we'll say hi and explain when those go up.

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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
832 of 930 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Sir is a game I really want to like, and have enjoyed parts of it, as it has a number of great ideas going for it: the wacky and creepy setting, the committed focus on stealth survival, the great variety of items, environmental biomes, & enemies, and of course, the ambitious randomly generated world. There's a lot to like on paper with Sir, and even once you are in the game some of that potential shines through gloriously.

However, of this never quite comes together in a cohesive whole. The game feels incomplete, and seems to lack some more substance and depth, in terms of gameplay, goals, and story. The AI of the robots ruthlessly hunting you down is actually quite good, but the process of evasion, distriction, fleeing, and/or fighting them quickly becomes tedious and uninteresting; and this interaction is supposed to be the focus of the gameplay! Often times the best strategy is to just sprint around grabbing your objectives and ignoring the thoughful stealthy approach, which should not really be possible, and essentially breaks the way the game is clearly designed to be played. Also, after the initial cutscene, there is next to no story or world development, which is a somewhat bizarre decision, as the setting is one of the most compelling aspects of the game. Where the hell am I, and what is the backstory of these tweed clad robo-gentlemen? Who is my character, and who is this myserious Butler who speaks at the game's beginning? Why are all these houses abandoned? None of your questions will ever even be acknowledged by the game, let aloned answered, which is a major cop-out for an incrediblely unique and interesting set-up. Additionally, the random world generation, while ambitious and great in theory, doesn't always work out well, and leads to really weird and hard to navigate terrain and towns at times, which also helps to undermine alternative playstyles and the believability of these strange islands actually being a real place.

Much of this seems to stem from the sudden jump in development from late Alpha to full release earlier this year; as someone who was supporting the game from almost day one, it seemed somewhat inconsistent with the planned development of the game, and the final product is proof of that. I feel that development dragged on internally, and once a workable build without significant bugs was finished, with enough development bullet points technically checked off, and a decent existing player base, the developers pushed the game out, without actually confirming if the game actually worked like they had intended it to. I hesitate to say it, but I would argue it does not.

If there are any more large updates for Sir to bring some fullness to the package (such as the often promised, but as of yet undelivered exciting competitive/cooperative multiplayer mode), this may still become realized as a great game. And I hope it does because many of the pieces are here, and I would be lying if I said I didn't have good fun with it at times. However I cannot recommend the game in its current and sadly, final state (if the developers are to be believed), and have taken Sir as a lesson in the dangers of supporting overly ambitious early access games, even if the developers are genuine in their intentions.
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247 of 307 people (80%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
The game is now out of Alpha, which means the developers are considering it more or less finished. In the past I made it clear how disappointed I was with how the game was turning out, and now I'd like to step back and review the game, the developers, and the history of both in their entirety.

The game taken completely by itself, with no consideration of the developers or the Alpha development phase, I feel is a decent but flawed stealth shooter. There's some fun to be had in sneaking around in the tall grass, but nearly every other aspect of the game has something wrong with it.

Exploring is flawed in that there are far too many "dead zones" with nothing interactive in them.

Looting is flawed in that nearly all loot is gotten from largely non-interactive buildings, as enemies rarely have valuable things to offer when defeated. This is also a flaw of combat, since the lack of valuable items means there is very little reward for winning a gunfight.

Combat is also not exceptionally fun because it doesn't have much gravity. Bleeding can be cured with a single button, health regenerates, and most enemies are weak and easily evaded or defeated.

Music doesn't appear to play a large role in the game. I recall hearing an opening theme, which was interesting, but not memorable.

Graphically, the game has a lot of heart, which I appreciate, but at the same time it's got a very dated, rushed look. Most objects have bland, flat textures and barely react graphically to light. Even the guns looks like they're made of matte plastic, not wood and steel.

The rushed look is present in other elements of the game as well, such as the user interface, which lacks key features like a quick option to discard something (there's no discard button, there's no dragging the item off the inventory screen, there's no icon to drag over, just a context menu opened with M2) or the ability to stack similar items (bullets cannot be stacked once separated, be careful with your rifle ammo).

Animations look sped up and choppy, though this may be on purpose for the robots. There are no reload animations, instead the character lowers his guns offscreen and reload sounds are played.

And finally, the AI is not exceptionally good at tracking you. Even the searchlight, which can see you even when you're perfectly hidden, will forget where you are if you're near a building.

Overall, I'd say it's worth a play if you could pick it up on sale, but it's certainly not worth $20, not for this level of roughness around the edges.

Now, taking into consideration this game had an alpha stage in which quite a bit of money was raised for its complete development, and that there are multiple developers who have had years to fine-tune and polish the game, the overall image becomes considerably less positive. Instead of appearing to be due to time delays or personal problems, the lacking aspects appear to be due to developer inexperience or possibly even laziness.

It has been made clear to me that the developers are a team of ten or so people with decent but not exceptional talent in making games. It has also been made clear that funding was a large concern for them during development. However, a similarly sized team with inconsistent funding and only two experienced game designers was responsible for the creation of GoldenEye 64, which was lauded as one of the greatest first-person shooter games of all time and maintains that status even now (96 on Metacritic, compared to this game's 63). If a team with similar resources and worse technology can make something so memorable, the only thing keeping the developers of SYABH from doing the same is the developers themselves.

It's an unpleasant but well-known fact that game developers who are paid for their work ahead of time can be known to cut corners or even abandon projects at a whim. KickStarter and IndieGogo are rife with such half-finished and abandoned projects. This game, while at the very least playable and somewhat enjoyable, is certainly not finished, and definitely should not have been released from alpha in its current state.

And this doesn't even take into account the fact that many of the lacking features were requested by the community, but outright ignored by the developers during the alpha phase. One of the most requested features was interactive buildings, even something as simple as a 3d door that opened when interacted with. All of these were labeled "too difficult to implement" by the developers and ignored.

This reveals much of their mentality during development. Even during the alpha stage, they'd already decided what the scope of game would be like. Implying that the community had any say in the matter was at best misleading and at worst outright lying. Furthermore, since they already had the finshed project in mind, releasing the game from alpha stage is a sign that they consider that pre-defined scope nearly reached. The fact that they're currently working on additions that do not expand gameplay, such as bugfixes for already implemented features and controller support, seems to enforce this conclusion.

I bought this game when it was on sale during its alpha phase and followed the development for quite some time before it became apparent to me that these developers were not going to produce a finished game. It appears instead they've opted to produce the bare minimum according to their own standards and not the community's. I'll say again, this game has heart, but it just doesn't have enough life in it currently for me to recommend it

And unfortunately, it looks like it never will.
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117 of 150 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
I give this game thumbs up because I appreciate the idea of it, and want to support developers trying to do something different. Yet, it was a mixed experience overall. My biggest issues were;

1)The trailer is quite misleading. The game has pretty gloomy and dark atmosphere, not comical as the trailer was. So my initial feeling was disappointment, because game was nothing that the trailer made it look to be. But eventually, the atmosphere of the game stands on its own. Just be prepared that the game is not as funny as the trailer.

2)I didnt feel that the procedural system adds anything to the game. The environments are made randomly for each playthrough, but there is not enough variery in the landscape patterns to make any worthwhile differences via procedural system. Its the same barren lands, and having the same trees in little different places doesnt really enchant the gameplay. The game is not a roguelike either. When you die (and you die very easily), you dont start the game from a 0, but just load a checkpoint. This imho kills the point of randomly generated world, since you dont need to really adapt into new world every time you play it, like you would do in Binding of Isaac, Rogue Legacy, Spelunky, etc. In this game, I kept thinking that it would be much better, if the open world was well planned solid world full of unique situations, instead of a procedural world.

3)Sneaking is too hard, and too punishing. The distances in the game are very very long, and most of the gametime you will be running from point A to B, without really sneaking. But when you reach a point where you "must" sneak, often its better just to shoot the enemy who is in your way, and run away as fast as you can. Doing proper sneaking can take a lot, lot of time, and getting spotted by enemy when too near to them is almost 100% death to you, which will mean a lot and lot of time wasted due to rare checkpoints. If you run and gun instead, you will lose only a 1-2 minutes of your time (most spent on running), instead of 10-20 minutes you would spend trying to sneak properly.

Overall I was somewhat disappointed with the game, but liked the idea and style of it enough, that I wish the developers move into a new interesting and unique projects soon. Apparently this game is getting a multiplayer someday, but IMHO its waste of time of the devs, and they should just make a new game instead. For time being, I can still recommend this game to the people who are fascinated by the idea, even though it has its share of problems.
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140 of 196 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
I have no idea why this has such a bad metacritic score. Maybe im fanboying here, but this game is awesome if you play it the right way.
I've started without watching any trailer, without knowing anything about the game. Just after a few minutes I got into the system and immediately felt the survival aspect. After gathering some orbs, a new robot comes into play, which is a cool feature itself, but the discovery of it is the main thing. Wandering through the woods and seeing just a glimpse of a robot you have never seen before, wanting to get a closer look but without risking your life.
I have to mention, I don't use the save-function. I play 'hardcore' which adds some more of the survival instinct and makes me overthink my actions. As the maps are all random generated, it makes sense to start over from a whole new map.
As there are 5 different Islands and each one has its own theme, it is again all about the discovery, still in mind that some robot could spot you while you are admiring an interesting building or strucuture. The balance between "I really want to see what that is" and "I hope it doesn't kill me though" is perfect.
Like I said, it might be the fanboy effect I'm suffering from, but I got this from various chases through the woods, resulting in a firefight in a small village, while trying to get some robots into a trap I originally set up just to gather another one of these crystals.
This game is brilliant. You really, really should try it if you like the thrill of survival and discovering the mysterious unknown.
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100 of 151 people (66%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
This game becomes repetitive really quickly and doesn't have enough content in it to make it worthwhile the amount of time it'd take to finish it. You have to find pieces scattered around generated islands and bring them back to the starting position to do 'something' (What that something is I don't know, I never finished it). As you progress new enemies will appear that will ramp up the difficulty. The way I see it this game has 3 main elements, combat, stealth and exploration.

The exploration aspect of the game is extremely lacking as there is rarely anything interesting to find. Just more and more houses to scavenge for supplies and the occasional 'something' piece. You can find diaries and stuff that help you understand the setting but they are rare'ish loot and without them there is barely any kind of narrative. It's just not fun to explore because there is nothing worth finding. Just more random houses that does nothing.

The combat in the game is boring, I understand that it is not meant to be a combat oriented game and that you need to preserve your resources in order to survive long-term, but whenever combat 'does' happen it is extremely clunky. I ended up just sitting behind a wall and then waiting for a robot to pop around the corner so I could blow the head off and that's it. There are traps you can use (which are especially useful for the robot dogs) but the enemies might not walk into a trap and then you might be ♥♥♥♥ out of luck.

And finally, the stealth, in order to not attract attention you need to sneak around sometimes but when you progress far enough into the game it becomes a necessity to stealth in order to avoid being cluster♥♥♥♥ed by dogs. The problem? It's a sandbox world where you have to travel large distances. It isn't fun to move the speed of a slug when all you want to is to just get another damn 'something' piece. The stealth works well enough on its own merits but the problem is the amount of distance you need to travel 'and' the necessity to use stealth. It becomes tedious real fast.

The setting is really interesting, the enemies are well designed, the concept behind stealthing around and using resources is great. But the gameplay is boring, repetitive and tedious.

What the game needs is a stronger narrative, it needs to ditch the generated islands in favor for consistent set-pieces, it needs to polish the resources system, the healing system and the combat system. It needs to have something more worthwhile to find while exploring, like unique mini-bosses, NPC's, locations, puzzles and traps. And it needs to ditch the extremely repetitive "Fetch 24 'something' pieces" for a more clear and focused story.

If a sequel does what I just suggested then I'm definitely getting it. But 'this' game? It ain't worth it. Even on sale.
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344 of 581 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
THIS GAME IS:
10% luck
20% SKILL
15% CONCENTRATED POWER OF WILL
5% PLEASURE
50% PAIN

AND 100% REASON TO PURCHASE THE GAME.



On the other hand i highly recommond buying this game due to its unique man hunt and DayZ like style. The only Con about it is that the game itself can get boring after completion, support the Devs in order to get a multiplayer version soon!
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38 of 55 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
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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59 of 92 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Having recently finished a ritual slog through the rebooted ‘Thief’ (How I forced myself to play through the entirety of that dross I can only attribute to some kind of rabid frothing loyalty to the genius of the original) anyone could be forgiven that thinking that stealth – and I mean real stealth (Forgetteth not Original Thief, Hitman: Blood Money, System Shock etc.) was surely dead. Perhaps the harsh unforgiving landscape of the original hard-core PC genre is simply too much for the AAA studios of today to stomach - given how most of their output has become about as creatively impotent as Michael Bay directing the latest Transformers snore-fest. Well it turns out not all is lost as once again an indie darling swoops in to save the genre with the excellent (if not perfect) Sir, you are being hunted.


But steady on now dear boy! What’s it all about?

Starting with a wonky hand drawn cutscene (Though narrated by an excellently plummy butler voice-over) the simple premise is presented: Being stranded on a series of very British Isles you are tasked with recovering a series of scattered mystical stone artefacts to activate a kind of magical Stonehenge endgame – a simple but effective plot device not only permitting but encouraging the open ended ramble you embark on. Oh - and all the while avoiding the murderous but delightfully polite gentlemen robots who, if you didn't quite catch it already, are out to hunt you.


Go on then, spill the beans! Is it any good?

Endeavouring to avoid the very British habit of meandering around the point I should start by stating the most important thing you need to know: The stealth works. And golly is it a thrilling chase! Sir, makes use of its gloriously procedural open(ish) world and enemy placement to generate a genuinely compelling rhythm of long eerie walks, interrupted by tense moments of avoidance as you slip by patrolling hunters and the occasional run in with live fire in response to which you mostly run for the hills (But often rather the safe bosom of stealth-friendly shrubs and long grass).


Details man, I need the details!

While a shocking amount of AAA games still continue to pile on such migraine inducing modern videogame tropes as overzealous tutorials, quick time events and general (Console era) hand holding, Sir, plays like a greatest hits of all the classic stealth and RPG mechanics of 90s with a dash of the modern survival genre throw in there for good measure. You will manage a classic grid style inventory system. Your enemies will not patronise you with obnoxious alert level visual indicators. You will bleed out in seconds unless you brought bandages with you (And can apply them fast enough). You will not be guided by point defeating objective markers. You will shoot, cook and eat pheasant if you want any chance of surviving your time in the country. In short – jolly good times ahead!

With its short but well-structured runtime Sir, can also evoke some very special moments of player agency. Its clever reinterpretation of the classic scaling challenge/empowerment mechanic, invite new opportunities for emergent character development: Building resources and confidence you can eventually embolden yourself to take on the hunters - the cathartic fantasy of transformation from prey to predator or Garret the Master Thief to Gordon Freeman if you like. However with stealth and avoidance mechanics as enjoyable as they are you’d certainly not be missing out to ghost you way through the entire experience given your ruthlessly oppressive and increasingly thorough adversaries.

Oh, and did I mention it’s quite funny? Yes indeed. It seems no one is better at capitalising on the pastoral, fox and hound theme than mocker-in-chief (And game designer) Jim Rossignol – a Brit himself. I’m not sure the quintessentially British sense of humour will tickle everyone’s fancy but if the image of homicidal robots drinking tea is enough to muster a chuckle you’ll probably be ok.


So, you’re saying it’s rather good then?

Sir you are being Hunted is an inspired stealth gem not to mention a legitimate vision for the genre’s future. Despite its modest graphics chops, Sir, evokes a mythical version of the British countryside we almost forgot existed. The pervasive sense of danger, juxtaposed against that ancient, almost ethereal beauty conjures a unique sense of place that will linger long in the memory after your short adventure/ordeal ends.


Well then - Bloody good show! Carry on.

If you liked that piece check out my game review site:
http://tonnochi.blogspot.co.uk/
Thanks for reading. Cheers Guys!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
46.4 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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40 of 65 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
First Impression:
I... Wow.

This is one of those games that is a lot cooler than it seems so let me try to paint you a word picture.

*ahem*
First, there is a whole 'survival' element I never really noticed in any of the videos on the store page. Its very simple, however, a vitality meter to symbolize hunger. And an inventory of junk, cookable food, and the tetris box-style inventory screen.

Next is the 'horror' element. It isnt objectivly scary, like real horror games, but play this game with headphones with the volume turned up. Bird's wings flapping as you stir a grouse from the bushes. By the way, your hunters will see and hear this and the looming ever presence of a spotter in a hot air balloon breathing down your neck make you think out every move carefully.

This game EXCELS in atmosphere and simplicity.

What it doesnt excel at is inventory. Equiping items really needs to be done before you need them. However I think that's by design.

If you liked "Dont Starve" but want something a little different, try this.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2014
This is a very fun game. It has been made to a high standard. There are the scary moments which scare the living daylights out of you and there are the funny moments which make you chortle with laughter. I 100% recommend it to anyone who enjoys tweed horror games.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2014
Holy Crap on a Cracker, this game is awesome! Where can I begin?

Firstly, the entire setting is wonderful. An archipelago of islands filled with deserted towns and houses, being watched over by Tweed-Donning robots with a taste for tea and murder. Exploring the islands is great fun, as you must always be on the lookout for roaming hunters and their dogs, hot air balloons lighting up your position or the Landowner, a fearsome robot with a cane that is well accustomed to crushing various bones and organs. Some variation in setting between islands whilst keeping the same British-Grey colour palette allows each area to be individual but memorable. The Castle biome has many ruined walls and turrets of old fortifications, while the Industrial Biome has larger towns with great chimneys and drilling platforms. Finding landmarks in the terrain that are often guarded by the posh automatons makes exploring no walk in the park, and adds to the tension and sense of adventure this game can create.

The enemies are very well designed, with types varying from the standard Winchester-wielding Hunters to the turbo-charged robo-horses that are ridden by jockeys determined to run you over. The big cheese of all the robots is the Landowner who, as mentioned before, is a formidable opponent that must be avoided or outwitted in order to survive his metallic glare. Enemy variation doesn't stop there, and the combinations these types of robots can be found in can make taking certain Pieces a challenge.

The Main Object of the game is to retrieve each Piece of the "Device" that was destroyed in the "Experiment" (some backstory here wouldn't go amiss) and return them to the standing stones on the centre island. Each piece is guarded by at least two or more robots and can vary in size from tiny pieces that barely take up any room to giant parts of the device that need prior planning and inventory space to take back to the standing stones. Once all of the pieces have been collected the game ends. As time passes and pieces are returned, more robots appear, in greater numbers and variety, making each piece harder and harder to collect.

The Inventory system is tile based, so that certain items take up more room than others. A Flask of Luke Warm Tea only takes up 2 tiles but the Largest Piece of the Device takes up 16 tiles all together. Looting houses, fallen enemies and occasionally bins and phoneboxes mean that your inventory will stack up with all kinds of good loot, making you consider whether you want those extra shotgun shells or that canned pie that might be needed later.

All in All, I enjoy this game immensely and hope that Big Robot continue to add fresh content to this already wonderful concoction of a game.

EDIT: Props to the Devs for allowing you to play as a Madam!
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25 of 40 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
I've always had a fear of English robots dressed in gentleman attire carrying guns, and now that fear is only stronger. I was suprised this didn't have a bigger fan base, it's really a great game.

The key is sneaking around, hiding from the robots who are hunting the last of humainty for sport, as you try to find the pieces of a device to get you to sanctuary. And as you progress, the robots do as well, becoming more difficult and more various as time goes on.

One player, but definitly a good buy if you're looking for a game for good distraction.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
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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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
It's not every day you get hunted by a tweed wearing robot commenting "I'm so wealthy it's extroadinary"

I've had Sir You are being Hunted in my library for a while now and played it back when it was really early alpha and it was quite entertaining, playing it recently with a load of new robots, items and environments, I can see this this game has a massive potential to be a great game and already currently is very fun
An unique take on the survival genre with some absolutely wonderful details such as the Robots comments, environments and items
It was also interesting to come back and start finding letters in some houses that give some insight to the back story of the islands

My most recent experience would be returing to the Standing Stones to drop of some artifacts, to then be spotted. Making a run for the fields, I upset a local scarecrow, who brings down the entire islands enhabitants on me, to then flee to a nearby crop field to hide with every local on the island searching for me, including several hunters and hounds, a Poacher and the Landowner no less! I was amazed I was able to escape

Honestly I'm surprised to find it's no longer Alpha, as there's some optimisation that should really be addressed, framerate for me struggles in a few places on visuals that don't really look as if they should be that demanding, as well as some generation anomalies. Ideally a patch would be in order

None the less, while it can be a little difficult to get into, Sir You are being Hunted is still a fun game and gives an amazingly tense atmosphere for what it is
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
Sir, You Are Being Hunted! is a First-Person, British, Survival, Roguelike game that has randomly generated worlds.

The goal is to collect fragments by finding them on islands that are never the same twice. Britian has been taking over by robots that have nothing better to do than to hunt you down for ♥♥♥♥♥ and giggles. You are not superman, you are not a God, weapons and ammo are limited. Stealth is key in this game and it works extremely well.

Oh, don't forget to eat. If you don't then you won't be able to regenerate health which in turn will eventually lead to your death. My personal favourite is the lovely Stout, t'is such a shame it's warm and not chilled.

I'm disappointed by the lack of my fresh tea (OK they have Tea.... AND BISCUITS!!!) and crumpets, as a fellow Brit I consider it blasphemy. It's a good job I prefer a good ol' Ale and Crisps instead.

I did a short Let's Play which you can find here.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
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69 of 126 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
This game doesn't hold back.
You will run into robots and die.
You will have dogs hunt you down, and die.
You will think the water is safe, until you die.
You will starve and eat anything, and you will die.

10/10 I would die again.
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70 of 128 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
It's a game that's so close to being interesting and good, but falls short because of bad gameplay design decisions that result in it feeling like a tedious fetch quest rather than nail-biting survival against all odds.
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