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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.
Release Date: Jan 16, 2014
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Play Estranged: Act I

Half-Life 2 Mod

Free

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 the 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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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
21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
122 products in account
14 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
Play this game if you like to carry bucket and killing zombies with hammer,handguns and uzi.
Posted: August 2nd, 2014
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
143 products in account
20 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
Really great and interesting... Some places are creepy and story is made very well. Runs on old source engine but looks still great! It even have achievements, if your fan of Half-Life series, it deserves a try since its free...
Posted: May 22nd, 2014
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
34 products in account
25 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
Estranged: Act I is a free to play game which is a plus to the game since the game don't really explain what to do and where to go and you then find yourself doing loops and doing the same things. The game is very confusing but the story lines get better the more you progress through the game. The atmosphere of the game is pretty intense. The game does give some good gameplay, but the registrations could be a bit better and the overall game could be more solid. The music that plays is also pretty good. It has some tense and creepy music, that gives the levels a dynamic eerie feel to the game, which is a bonus for a game that tries to give the scary feeling, which i think is half achieved. Although the game feels half finished, you can get some fun from this game, and the more time you put into the game, the better it is. The level design is good and it is generally a well half built game.
Posted: July 13th, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
42 products in account
18 reviews
4.9 hrs on record
I ran over a zombie with a train. If only this game didn't crash every 5 ♥♥♥♥ing minutes.

10/10.
Posted: June 30th, 2014
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2,094 products in account
800 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
Estranged Act I is a free-to-play game made with the Source engine and because it's free you can't really complain, right ? 'Because the best things in life are free', is what they say. I just hope this is not one of those things.

I have to admit that I'm being a bit harsh here, because the game isn't bad at all. It's just uneventful, and while it only lasts about 75 minutes it unsuccessfully managed to pull me in. The puzzles are basic and simple, and physics based, and the combat boring. There's also not enough variety as far as the environments are concerned (the start and end of the game are the only exceptions if you ask me).

Look at me, bashing a free game. I should be ashamed. I am a bit actually because at least someone made some effort to try and produce a game. Yes, it's flawed and there's plenty of room for improvements, but I honestly think you should give it a try and judge it for yourself. You have nothing to lose except for a couple of lost hours maybe.

[Rating: 68/100]
Posted: February 27th, 2014
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732 of 847 people (86%) found this review helpful
663 products in account
3 reviews
6.4 hrs on record
Great gameplay, excellent mystery story, overwhelming atmosphere, and an amazingly good Spanish translation. You should get this game ASAP!
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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