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 (4,822 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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“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
275 of 307 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
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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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
this game's atmosphere strongly reminds me of half life's,
and besides, the story is very intresting
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19 of 21 people (90%) 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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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Despite being short it has an interesting story, beautiful design & good gameplay!
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11 of 11 people (100%) 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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Estranged is a mod based on the Source Engine. It tells its own story, which is not related to the HL2 universe.
Basically you are stranded on an island and want to leave again, but there is a disturbing signal preventing you from reaching the mainland.
While the mod doesn't last long, it's very entertaining. And there is even more on the horizon... this is only Act 1 out of 3!

9/10 would translate again
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17 of 24 people (71%) 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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8 of 8 people (100%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Very nice Mod only to short.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Loved it, can't wait for Act II.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
first zombie made me wet my pants

10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
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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22 of 38 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
*****
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I fell in love with Rick and hes a brick
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Immersive. Atmospheric. Engrossing. Polished. Fantastic!

I honestly didn't know what to expect out of this game when I decided to download and install it, but I am very glad that I did. If you have 2 hours to spare, spend it on this game. Describing it would only spoil the experience. Seriously, just go do it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Estranged: Act 1 is a short but sweet Mod. Clocking in at around 2 hours it gives a nice bit of story - and this is only Act 1.


Being a story driven - it held my attention quite well. I usually get bored if i'm forced to read something or if there's limited voice acting. But things happen that keep me intrigued. Who is my character? Where am i? Whats happening on this island? These were all important parts of the Mod that took it from being good to interesting. Estranged has gotten alot better since the first time i've played it back in Beta stages, and i really appreciate the inlusion of achievements and Steamworks support. This is one to follow and I cant wait to play the rest of it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Great game for fans of zombies and half life.

Nothing more to say than that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
A nice half life 2 mod, shares a similar atmosphere. For a horror game its not to scary but overall it was great fun and it was free so who couod argue with that!
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