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.
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Very Positive (5,356 reviews) - 93% of the 5,356 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 16, 2014

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May 4

Estranged Dev Blog #6: WIP Modular Level Assets

A video showing some very raw modular level assets, used for an office level in Estranged: Act II!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGpNDu3FG_I&list=PLFxFKQapTGSFAsR5LzRrG0N69bADwkeEt
Save the Dev Blog playlist on YouTube to keep up with all future Estranged development videos.

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March 15

Estranged is now on Twitter: @EstrangedGame

Estranged now has a Twitter account! Be sure to follow @EstrangedGame to get news and development updates from the Estranged team.

Some players asked for a Twitter account in response to a previous post.

Going forward, we'll communicate updates on Steam, Facebook, ModDB and Twitter, to make sure everyone can stay up to date with the development of Act II.

Follow @EstrangedGame on Twitter!

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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TheBensto34
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
If act 2 doesnt come out soon


Watch out!
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Neo-Samurai (ネオ・サムライ)
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Its nothing new. Not that as though thats bad. Its a great game and I love it!! Wheres act II?! 'cuz you know... Naming it <blah blah blah> act I is just like saying "HEY LETS START THE SECOND ONE BEFORE THE FIRST ONE IS DONE!!" xD not how it works. Well... actually it probably could work that way too... just... not very well...
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MiniCheese26
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game is brilliant, that's all that needs to be said. PLAY IT NOW!

And then you can go insane waiting for act 2
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Your Average 2nd Grader
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Free AND easy acheivements? Count me in!
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Officer Wolfy
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
I loved the Game sometimes it gave me the chills but the ending sucked i wish there was more to this ending but i loved the game 9/10 i would play again
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✯Liomanoten✯ツ
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Not a game for those who likes to run around with weapons and kill everything they see, Its like idk max 20 zombies in the game
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as i said. If ur a calm player 10/10
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SmallShlongSherly
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
♥♥♥♥ING LIT

I remember playing this some time ago, and I really loved it.
I can't explain how good this was. Please try it out yourself. It costs nothing.
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Cheetah
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Nice free game
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Perifriend
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
I mean, it's free, so...
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Master Chief Keef
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Great game!

If you love horror and adventure games this is an absolute MUST.

When is the next act!
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darkmatters19
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
Can't wait for the next part!


10/10 game, would get in a boat crash again.
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Mawgan
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Awesome game, story line is great, voice acting is great, maps are great; everythings about this game is great! Recommended for people who like HL and HL2. Can't wait for act 2!
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JONTTU1337
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
13/37
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CD20WD
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Love the game, the story and just the excitement it gives you along with mysterous puzzles. Can't wait for act 2!
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Leafy Bear 🆅🅰🅻🆅🅴
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This, was enjoyable. It was fun and kept me interested. It's a massive bummer that it's only an hour long. I literally played this from start to finish in one sitting.
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Augerz
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
This game really does feel like some kind of DLC for Half-Life 2. And it's free. If you liked HL and HL2, you should check this one too! I would even pay for game like this if it was longer.
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-=GaMeR=-
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Best free game on steam can't wait for next part :3
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Captain Baker
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
great little thriller
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𝓛𝔂𝓻𝓪
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Estranged: Act I... Oh boy is this good...

Not only does it have an engaging story, the pace is phenominally accurate to what you would want. I don't know when Estranged: Act II comes out but God, I can't wait until it does.

These people did something right!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
Can't wait for the next part!


10/10 game, would get in a boat crash again.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
This is a very interesting and fun game, especially as it is free to play.
I would recommend trying this and I doubt you will be dissapointed.
Can't wait for No.2 to be released. and I would be happy enough to pay a small fee to have it.

Highly recommended.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
13/37
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Its nothing new. Not that as though thats bad. Its a great game and I love it!! Wheres act II?! 'cuz you know... Naming it <blah blah blah> act I is just like saying "HEY LETS START THE SECOND ONE BEFORE THE FIRST ONE IS DONE!!" xD not how it works. Well... actually it probably could work that way too... just... not very well...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
This game really does feel like some kind of DLC for Half-Life 2. And it's free. If you liked HL and HL2, you should check this one too! I would even pay for game like this if it was longer.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
I mean, it's free, so...
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Music: 10/10
Voice Acting: 9/10
Maps: 10/10
Story: 10/10
Models: 10/10
Weapons: 10/10
Overall: 10/10

I loved this game, can't wait for act two!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Completely free linear FPS in the Source engine. Sticks to the Half-Life nuances very loyally, right down to the trains.

The environment has a lot of attention to detail. Everything feels very immersive and interesting. The game exhibits a very forboding atmosphere throughout and keeps you going/interested in uncovering the next portion on your steps to civilization.

The combat is simple, but it's at the level that works best for the game.

I wish that the game was longer, but given the level of detail and satisfaction from the little time I spent with this game, I could tell that the game length is not a result of the developer's laziness. I would have paid money for this, honestly.

Unfortunately, as a Source engine fanboy, I'm sad to know that Act II will be created on the Unreal Engine, but it should all still be great. This developer is very active with the community and Act II should be exceptional!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
A good and fairly challenging mod of Half-Life 2. A lot of work and effort has gone into making this and it shows. Pretty high quality stuff all round. Looking forward to more acts.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
A short game, Estranged: Act 1 delivers a compelling performance of a fisherman, who gets stranded on an island during a storm. You meet several people: some good, some very bad, who will help or hurt you as you go along your path. The game is made on the source engine, and uses many of the Half-Life elements and features from it.

Being a free-to-play game, I entered this game not expecting much but a few cheap dialogs and meaningless character development for the sake of it only being the first of the series. Surprisingly, the game delivered more than what it offered, such as an enticing tale of a man's struggle to help those who he encoutered and also kicking a few butts along the way.

The game abruptly ends though, leaving the want for Act 2 to come fairly soon. I was honestly suprised by all of the elements in this game, as well as most of the visuals being such great quality. If you do try this game, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Estranged is an awesome mod that has it's own separate story and locations from Half-Life 2. While the actual game isn't of the best quality, I played through the game in one enjoyable sitting and it is worth it for anyone looking for something to play for an hour or so.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
The game scared me twice, has a simple but nice story attached to it, it's free to play and has some sweet background music. I'll recommend it to those who seek some time killing by a game they can accomplish within 2 hours.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Estranged Act I is the first part of a horror story involving a fisherman's quest for survival and answers after being washed ashore on a small island. The island is very reminiscent of a small New England town. Expect monsters, simple puzzle solving (HL-style manipulation), compelling story, good game play (including the appropriate use of swimming), good soundtrack, and engaging visuals. The use of graffiti on old industrial complexes and the newspapers seen in passing help give the gamer a real feel for the area.

Atmosphere is key and Estranged pulls off tension and mood perfectly.

The achievements are a mixed bag. To get 100% you'll need to change the way you approach the game: one achievement has you literally carrying a bucket through entire game while you’re not attacking foes or using objects. They’re generally fun. Read the achievement list prior to playing if that's something that matters to you, they aren't unlocked instinctively.

From what the developers have released, we should be seeing Act II soon. The new game should be based off the Unreal engine instead of the visually and mechanically limiting Source engine. This is an awesome time to get in on the action.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
i love it
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Great Mod!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 1, 2015
Where's the 2nt act



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740 of 857 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Great gameplay, excellent mystery story, overwhelming atmosphere, and an amazingly good Spanish translation. You should get this game ASAP!
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296 of 329 people (90%) found this review helpful
79 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
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