Estranged tells the story of a lone fisherman, whose ship is stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm. Explore the rich environments and meet the curious inhabitants of the island as you find a way back to the mainland.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,870 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 16, 2014

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Half-Life 2 Mod

 

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"(Free) Estranged tells the story of a lone fisherman, whose ship is stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm."
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Reviews

“It’s clear that the creators are striving for atmosphere above all else. The locations themselves all feel grounded and part of the world and optional extras like newspaper cuttings and even usable computers add more pieces to the puzzle”
LambdaGeneration

“The overwhelming feeling is that things could get terrifying at any moment”
PC Gamer

About This Game

Estranged tells the story of a lone fisherman, whose ship is stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm.

Explore the rich environments and meet the curious inhabitants of the island as you find a way back to the mainland. Face both danger and intrigue in this perilous adventure, where you will soon find that not everything is as normal as it seems.

Features


Original Gameplay and Story - The game features around an hour of story driven gameplay. It includes a completely original cast, with a carefully crafted script to bring the Estranged world to life.

Amazing Graphics - Estranged is built on the same engine Half-Life 2 runs, with some additional features. We have extended the dynamic lighting system to allow us to illuminate our levels in a realistic manner, and have included effects such as film grain and lens flare to help create the atmosphere for the game.

Original Soundtrack - The soundtrack was written especially for Estranged, and was designed alongside the game's levels. The music matches gameplay, and helps to bring together the atmosphere in Estranged to bring the story to life.

Please note: This game uses some assets from Half-Life: 2. The two worlds are unrelated, and Estranged is not associated with the Half-Life franchise or Valve Corporation.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Where's Act 2? It's been like 50 years now. Plz delivar OP
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Bucket Carrying Simulator 2014.

10/10
Would carry again
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
What a great simple game, it took me back to Half Life 2 and had some of the same feel but in a smaller shorter kind of way. I didn't like one of the achievements where you had to carry a stupid bucket around with you but I guess its an achievement to get,It was annoying to have that in my field of view the whole time. I wish the game was longer, the story left you with wanting more. The zombies freaked me out sometimes so I shot them in the head. The game was great overall!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
This game is truly amazing even if it was made by source engine still has a great graphics
and the story is really touching
I can't wait for Estranged: Act II to come
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Estranged is a mod based on the Source Engine. It tells its own story, which is not related to the HL2 universe.
Basically you are stranded on an island and want to leave again, but there is a disturbing signal preventing you from reaching the mainland.
While the mod doesn't last long, it's very entertaining. And there is even more on the horizon... this is only Act 1 out of 3!

9/10 would translate again
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Loved it, can't wait for Act II.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
first zombie made me wet my pants

10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I met a friend, Bob The Bucket.
10/10.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
i killed a guy with a bucket during the crane level. A ♥♥♥♥ING BUCKET!!!!!

10/10 painted buckets like to 420 no scope
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23 of 41 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
*****
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Immersive. Atmospheric. Engrossing. Polished. Fantastic!

I honestly didn't know what to expect out of this game when I decided to download and install it, but I am very glad that I did. If you have 2 hours to spare, spend it on this game. Describing it would only spoil the experience. Seriously, just go do it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I fell in love with Rick and hes a brick
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
9.995/10 jast becaws is has big loading screans.

whaitinfg for act 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Great game for fans of zombies and half life.

Nothing more to say than that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Estranged: Act 1 is a short but sweet Mod. Clocking in at around 2 hours it gives a nice bit of story - and this is only Act 1.


Being a story driven - it held my attention quite well. I usually get bored if i'm forced to read something or if there's limited voice acting. But things happen that keep me intrigued. Who is my character? Where am i? Whats happening on this island? These were all important parts of the Mod that took it from being good to interesting. Estranged has gotten alot better since the first time i've played it back in Beta stages, and i really appreciate the inlusion of achievements and Steamworks support. This is one to follow and I cant wait to play the rest of it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Estranged is a really good source mod for Half Life 2. (Just Saying...)

The Story: is about a dimwit like you crashes a boat and goes into a little town. Meet a couple of british and american people and boom you're done. (2 Hours Of Game Time)

The Gameplay: isn't really nothing at all. It's still killing zombies and humans with weapons and hammers. There's also one slot for weapons which is a damn pain in tha ♥♥♥. I tried to open a vent (SPOILER!!!) when me and this guy called george told me to go to the lighthouse or town or something. I couldn't even open the ♥♥♥♥ing vent. If I had the hammer with me instead of nocliping into the vent, It would've been easier. There is guns in the game and you need health when you get hit by people and zombies. You also need batteries for your flashlight too, but you don't really need it if you turn the brightness up a bit. (You can get a achivement from it too) This makes you want to explore! And look behind box's and look behind every nook and cranny and door. It's really gewd.

If you seen the title, this game has "Acts". (Chapters) Keep in mind that the game is two hours long.

Graphics: look sorta good. When you go to the offices in the game, it looks pretty good. ! It looks like Stanley Parable graphics. !

Verdict: is that the game is okay and good at the same time. It has its up and downs but still is a very good source mod. I still can't wait for Act 2! (If they even make one.)

Rating (7.8/10)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
A nice half life 2 mod, shares a similar atmosphere. For a horror game its not to scary but overall it was great fun and it was free so who couod argue with that!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
I LOVED it, the story and how somethings looked, the voice acting was pretty good too. So pretty much everything was good. The one and only thing i didnt like was, you couldnt have multiple weapons in your invetory. And i hope there is going to be another.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
playing this i ♥♥♥♥ my self 20/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Estranged: Act I is a good effort by a small team of indie developers. While I can certainly grumble about wimpy enemies and levels devoid of anything to do, I am keeping this review in the context of what a few folks can do with the Half Life 2 engine (and without charging a dime for their work). Easily worth the couple of hours it will take to finish but the Estranged team had better greatly reduce load times, introduce scarier monsters and give their product an all-around polish that this title lacks if they plan on charging actual money for Act II.
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