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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

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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 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
37 of 48 people (77%) found this review helpful
1,114 products in account
51 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
One of the main things I have to say about this mod is that it's music is really good at setting the mood/atmosphere for the game. Without it I think my opinion of the game would have been very different. Its a short exploration "horror" game (has a few attempted jump scares and tries to build up a very spooky setting. Its nothing amazing but does what it sets out to do fairly well and completed the game with a positive view on it in the end.

Most of the achievements are there to reward exploration, but it has two achievements that require you to beat it in a certain way and the good thing is that both of those can be done at the same time. One of them feels like a homage to the classic rocket man achievement from Half-Life 2: Episode 2 or the Guardin' Gnome from L4D2.

Time to 100%: 2½ hours
Posted: January 17th, 2014
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
3,056 products in account
24 reviews
6.1 hrs on record
Not much can be said about Estranged, since the experience is still incomplete, but Act I of this indie Source-ed game delivers bits and pieces of the Half-Life experience minus the triple-A polish. You are a marooned fisherman on a strange island that ends up infiltrating a major shady corporation, while navigating through a variety of, albeit oddly connected, locations.

Sound design and a few musical vignettes are the highlight of this offering. Will be looking forward to see the remaining acts. 3/5
Posted: January 19th, 2014
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
275 products in account
62 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
A fun mod using the Source Engine from the Half Life 2 series. Story is about a lone fisherman marooned on a island where not all is it seems. Makes you want to keep moving forward to find out what has gone awry on this island. Highly recommend! Best of all it's free for Act 1.
Posted: January 17th, 2014
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
131 products in account
14 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
It's a great game. Interesting story, nice gameplay, not too many bugs, doesn't require Half-Life etc etc. Go ahead and try it! It's free!
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
262 products in account
86 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
High-quality mod with low-quality physics. Some scenes and moments are really good. It's also 100% game in less than 4 hours.
7/10
Posted: January 25th, 2014
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