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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Release Date: Jan 16, 2014

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Install Estranged: Act I

Half-Life 2 Mod

 

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June 14

Estranged Dev Blog #8: HUD Health and Damage Indicators

Quick look at the HUD so far in Estranged: Act I, showcasing the health and damage indicators.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGaRKNU0u3c&list=PLFxFKQapTGSFAsR5LzRrG0N69bADwkeEt
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June 10

Estranged Dev Blog #7: Sequencer Game Intro

A quick video showing a temporary sequence marking the player's introduction to the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3cVMxnlJdQ&list=PLFxFKQapTGSFAsR5LzRrG0N69bADwkeEt
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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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Recent:
Very Positive (59 reviews)
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KTO.DayV
( 55.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
10/10 would slay again
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Patosvoadores|Duckling
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Really good game,one of the best mods that i played!
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Deadly Dan
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
This was better than i thought. I am not gonna say this is scary because i am very easily scared. I thought it was going to be a zombie slaughter, but it had story and importantly build up. It built it up smoothly from the time you "get out" the ship to spolier areas. If you have 1.5 gbs you should download this for a great experience. It has custom lighting with custom weapons. The lighting goes perfect and helps the build up the "Scarier" or Action moments. There is a part near the end where you just fight humans which wasn't my favorite part in the game. It was fantastic all the same and i recommend this.
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CorvusCorax
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
This is a free Half Life 2 mod with an interesting story - we play as a fisherman who gets stranded on an island after receiving a mysterious distress call. Naturally, we investigate and soon encounter the enemies in the small town nearby.

Alan and his team took the effort to include a lot of new assets as well as new effects in the game. At times it's beautiful and it's difficult to believe the engine is more than 10 years old. The accompanying music at various sequences is also great.

Initially, the game starts out as a horror story but later on the creators include more puzzle and action sequences. The only downside with Estranged is that it is - at this point - unfinished. Only Act 1 is available which can be completed in a mere 2 hours with all of its chapters. And whilst this was released more than 2 years ago I understand from various forum posts that Act 2 is in still progress - due to different circumstances, however, the development process has slowed down.

If you do not mind playing an unfinished mod (that may never see its sequel) then Estranged is a good purchase. For me it is on par with Transmission and I consider it a great example as to what mods should be released from time to time.
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ozmorton
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Quite atmospheric. The first time I heard a zombie and turned to see its glowing eyes I nearly needed new underwear!

Bad move to have a character looking exactly like Dr Kleiner with a different voice. And the guards in the warehouse look very like the resistance in HL2, although maybe that was a nice twist when they all started shooting at me!

Once in the complex the zombies were too easy to kill.

Movements a little annoying (sometimes I'd get stuck) and often I'd be trying to pick up ammo, etc. but the game woud insist on picking up some random piece of junk instead. Woudl be better if ammo was picked up automatically by running over it like in HL2.

Some of the environments were done very well and felt sufficiently different from HL2 (which I just finished playing again).

Overall a decent game let down a little by the character's movements.

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Manatinious
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
It was boring and dull... Not for me, is all I'm saying.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
This is a free Half Life 2 mod with an interesting story - we play as a fisherman who gets stranded on an island after receiving a mysterious distress call. Naturally, we investigate and soon encounter the enemies in the small town nearby.

Alan and his team took the effort to include a lot of new assets as well as new effects in the game. At times it's beautiful and it's difficult to believe the engine is more than 10 years old. The accompanying music at various sequences is also great.

Initially, the game starts out as a horror story but later on the creators include more puzzle and action sequences. The only downside with Estranged is that it is - at this point - unfinished. Only Act 1 is available which can be completed in a mere 2 hours with all of its chapters. And whilst this was released more than 2 years ago I understand from various forum posts that Act 2 is in still progress - due to different circumstances, however, the development process has slowed down.

If you do not mind playing an unfinished mod (that may never see its sequel) then Estranged is a good purchase. For me it is on par with Transmission and I consider it a great example as to what mods should be released from time to time.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Great horror game with good graphics, sound and gameplay! :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY2RAfU7-Vs
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
55.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
10/10 would slay again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I would honestly buy this if it was a full game since I loved it in every way, but it can deliver alot in a small amount of time.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
The best Half-Life 2 mod I have ever played. Can't wait for the next part.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
742 of 859 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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301 of 335 people (90%) found this review helpful
83 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
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373 of 448 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
This is a great game experience. The story is quite nicely designed and the graphics are also nice. The soundtrack is great and also the voice acting is fantastic. There are many translations and the developers are nice. I recommand to get this game ASAP when it comes out for all of you.
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229 of 282 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2014
Excellent game! The graphics and lighting are far above that for most HL2 games and the gameplay is fantastic! The music was chilling and I was checking every corner on the edge of my seat. Well done!
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