Montague's Mount is disturbing psychological thriller set in the bleakness of an abandoned Irish island, featuring exploration and challenging puzzle solving. This game is part one of a two part story, some questions are left unanswered and open to interpretation.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (376 reviews) - 59% of the 376 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 19, 2013

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“Unique and emotional in so many ways, while tackling issues rarely before seen in videogames, it can be safely said without any hyperbole that this is one of the most important artistic creations ever to come out of Ireland.”
8/10 – God Is a Geek

“Montague's Mount certainly has the right atmosphere and careful pacing to create a sense of despair.”
7/10 – Muse Culture

About This Game

Montague's Mount is disturbing psychological thriller set in the bleakness of an abandoned Irish island, featuring exploration and challenging puzzle solving. This game is part one of a two part story, some questions are left unanswered and open to interpretation. To thank our fans for our successful Greenlight campaign, we have added new voiceovers, clues and storylines, and also made the Oculus Rift demo available.

The mixture of cold Atlantic water and coarse sand in your mouth brings you back from unconsciousness. Surrounded by the wreckage of a boat’s hull, you can only draw one conclusion: your vessel has been torn apart by the submerged rocks. The secrets of the island must be uncovered if you are ever going to find a way to escape. Where is everyone; is the island really uninhabited; and what is lurking within the isolated caves?

Features:

  • New hints, storylines and voiceovers.
  • Desolate yet beautiful environments to explore.
  • Challenging puzzles to solve.
  • Secrets and collectibles hidden across the island.
  • Voice narration by Derek Riddell (Ugly Betty, Frankie, No Angels and more).
  • Oculus Rift demo. (Windows only)
  • First game to promote the Irish language (Gaeilge).
  • Full language support for English, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Russian.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2 * 3200 MHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2900 XT or GeForce 8800 GTX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X (10.7 or higher)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2 * 3200 MHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 5750 or GeForce GT 640M
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2 * 3200 MHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2900 XT or GeForce 8800 GTX
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
The game has a sad story, there are many letters to find and read. The feeling of loneliness is incredible strong. The graphic is fine and detailed for a non A+++ game. Its chaos on a island and you dont know what happen, you know nearly nothing so you search areas for few items and try your best. The quests are not hard but easy to oversee. I enjoy this journey even if its a bit short and sometimes frustation that the game gives nearly no tips only what are on letters written or codes you need to find but thats fine if you stuck you get one of many guides for help or walktroughs. Sometimes its hard because you think you have something but you dont get with it to next checkpoint and must repick it because game saves only on this few checkpoints, a weakpoint but only a little one, the spead of this man is not so fast, but at the end you know why he dont run. Only the game length could be better but 2-4 hours of entertainment are good, if you hunt the achievements like the 22 crux, find all 5 graves or 5 postcards are nice little gimmicks/ extras. So i give this game personal 87 % and i hope you enjoy it. I dont know the price of the game at the moment, so lock a trailer and think about what you are the game worth. I only hope the developer get further the chance to make games. Thank you for reading.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Like many who have played it, I have ambivalent feelings about Montague's Mount.

On the one hand, this game EXCELS in music, narration and overall atmosphere! I actually created a .flac of the main theme just so I could listen to it from time to time. Professionally composed and played. And I enjoyed the ambient loop that followed. Very contemplative...

But, unfortuantely, on the other, its gameplay is downright DREARY; slogging thru wet sand the whole time at half-normal walking speed? A bit tedious...

Explanation of controls is lacking, too. For example, nowhere is it indicated that in order to get the compass to appear to solve the complex tri-compass puzzle, you have to press 'Q'. Quite aggravating when you don't know what to do. Definitely, a potentially 'rage-quitting' flaw...

And the TRULY sad ending was heartbreaking. Was hoping for a ray of sunlight at the end, but it was not to be.... :(

Nonetheless, I still felt it deserved a full achievement quest, which was not that much work...

So, two thumbs for this one: 1 up and 1 down...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Montague's Mount is a game that falls firmly into the 'walking simulator' genre in that it has a few puzzles but mainly consists of exploring a 3D environment while listening to various narrations, reading letters, and interacting with various items and obstacles. It's 99% story and 1% gameplay. With that said, the story is very well done, the graphics are high quality, and the atmosphere and ambience of the game create a feeling of uncertainty and isolation.

For a walking simulator though, it is on the boring side. The puzzles are very challenging and many players may need the assistance of a guide to complete the game. I'd recommend it but only for those who enjoy this as one of their favorite genres. For those interested in trying a 'walking simulator' for the first time I'd probably recommend Dear Esther. Montague's Mount is for the extremely devoted walking simulator player.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Painfully long. And the grainy quality gave me migranes so i could only play bits at a time. The limping in the beginning was especially irritating. The puzzles had a good challenge though.
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11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
I like point and click adventure games, and I've powered through a fair number with rough edges. So I gave this game a fair shot, but gave up before long as tedium and bad puzzles set in. Just not well designed.
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