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 (4,518 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
67 of 71 people (94%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
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47 of 59 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Play this game if you like to carry bucket and killing zombies with hammer,handguns and uzi.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
A bit short but the game it self is amazing!!! Waiting for Estranged: Act II :D
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
The game is based on the Source Engine which according to some people it is getting old now but has been used well to create a good-looking game that ran without a glitch. The voice acting is pretty good. The mix of simple problem solving and combat is just right, giving the game a nice balanced feel. Anyway the game has a nice story with some cool moments and it is not a long game. Overall this is a fun way to spend a few hours and it’s free, so what more could you want?

Game: 8.0/10
Graphic: 8.5/10

100% Achievement : Easy | Medium | Hard | Very Hard
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
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.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I'm on a boat!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I hadn't even heard of this game until yesterday, but even at just two hours long I can safely say this is one of the most immersive games I've ever played. True horror doesn't come from jump-scares or gore, but from well-crafted, in-engine, environmental storytelling characterized by the world you inhabit. This is right up there with System Shock 2 and Shadow Of Chernobyl when it comes to getting that right. A game so engrossingly atmospheric and raw that it could have only come from a modding community. This is the prodigal child of PC gaming.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
this game's atmosphere strongly reminds me of half life's,
and besides, the story is very intresting
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Despite being short it has an interesting story, beautiful design & good gameplay!
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 30
I ran over a zombie with a train. If only this game didn't crash every 5 ♥♥♥♥ing minutes.

10/10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
10/10.a Really Good Game and Really Scary
but Sometime I Get Lost.So it Kind of Hard
I Recommended you This Game!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Very good game! Very nice story line can't wait for Estranged: Act 2!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Could have more gasmasks
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
This game does a great job on making you feel alone.

The story of this game is, that you are a fisherman who has ended up on a strange island that has a lot to it. You are on a quest trying to survive. You meet up with a bunch of people who tell you what to do. You may come across some zombies every now and then.

The gameplay runs smooth, sometimes, unless if there is a lot of pixels and models and textures to process, other then that, it still runs very good. The puzles are fun to do, but sometimes very stressful if it is the first time playing this game, other then that, fun.

The graphics are great! Especially for a source engine game, but source engine games look beautiful anyways. The graphics really fit the atmosphere of the game. Alone, scared, dark, etc.

Great game. It's worth playing, and maybe even beating, but that depends who you are.

9.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Kill Star Trek look-a-likes while carrying a bucket of sh-t to the game's end for 100% achievement possibility. It was worth the constipating trek.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Best FPS game I've played in quite a while! Excellent graphics and setting for an indie time, well worth your time
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This "Addon" for Half-Life 2 is very cool. It has its own story and voice acting, own models and textures.

Story:
The story in Estranged: Act 1 is'nt that large, 90% of the game your by youself. You can find newspapers and other things on computers telling you about what has happened. The story is'nt set in the Half-Life world, which makes them have many new things to try.

Character:
The characters in Estranged: Act 1 have wonderful voice acting. The characters seem to give emotion to the player. The models for the humans arn't new, they are the same old citizen models. But for the zombies, they are new. The models arn't that bad, and also the zombies have a new animation. The animation is pretty good, but always room for improvement.

Models:
The new models in Estranged: Act 1 are well made. The models fit right in with the Half-Life 2 style. The new zombie, barrel and other models are fantastic. The new models give a new feel to the game, making a new experience for the player.

Textures:
The new textures in Estranged: Act 1 are also well made. The look realistic and fit in with the Half-Life 2 textures. The new textures arn't only on the new models though, they are also on the floors, wall and roof.

Conclusion:
In conculsion Estranged: Act 1 is a well made Addon for Half-Life 2. Even though the game is short, i recomend this addon for people who have Half-Life 2 already. It's not worth buy Half-Life 2 just for this addon because it's just to short.

This Game (Addon) gets a 8.5/10

Sorry for any spelling mistakes in this review.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
I got a boner while playing this.

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Awesome game,despite being small,I would love to see a sequel.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Very nice Mod only to short.
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