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 (4,941 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
75 of 85 people (88%) 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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44 of 56 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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21 of 22 people (95%) 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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17 of 19 people (89%) 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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
My Review :

Rate : 7/10

Estranged: Act I is a free Half Life 2 mod made using Source Engine. Its a pretty good mod and has amazing environment. Its free mod and you need to figure your way out by solving simple puzzles. I recommend it to all Half Life fans as it has a similar environment and puzzles.

Pros :

● Single Player and FPS
● Source engine graphics
● Bit of horror when you are around zombies
● 8 simple steam achievements and one carry till the end achievement

Cons :

● No boss fights
● I didn't enjoy the ending.
● Some maps are laggy and crashes sometimes
● Bad lighting effects at some places like vents where you can see light rays behind the wall.

Spoiler Alert :

Read it only if you have finished the game. I'll edit this part if it is patched.

Just one type of infected, at every corner you expect a huge and scary enemy but it's the same enemy throughout the game. Less clue of what's going around, you have very little idea of what exactly is happening. I know it's an episodic game and story will be clear when Act 2 is out but as a standalone game, its better if it has a satisfactory ending.
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