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 (4,452 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 16, 2014

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Half-Life 2 Mod

 

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
23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
this game's atmosphere strongly reminds me of half life's,
and besides, the story is very intresting
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Despite being short it has an interesting story, beautiful design & good gameplay!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Very nice Mod only to short.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Very good game! Very nice story line can't wait for Estranged: Act 2!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Not knowing what the heck is everyone shooting me for, I still like the game. Not that much combat, dense atmosphere, kinda reminds me on They hunger. Which is a masterpiece.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I really did like this game. Download it, and play it. It's free after all, so take in the atmosphere at no cost. I'm sure you won't regret it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Great mod 7/10 play it :3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
i thought it was a little short but hey, it was still pretty damn good... searched for hours before finally finding where to go in the end. even had to noclip :3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
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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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
It was fine for the first few minutes, but then i got boring. So, a jumpscare here and a jumpscare there. But nothing interesting.
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2 of 23 people (9%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Estranged: Act I....So where should I begin, is a mod dedicated to HL2...
as the game is not bad.... However, the plot sucks!!!
1) the classic storyline of zombies (done badly and got very inspired Walking Dead)
2)weapons has only 1 ONE !!!!!!!!!!! ..... -___-
3)the characters by how they speak and how they act ..... Cold and pointless and stupid
THE ONLY POSITIVE SIDE IS THE GRAPHICS ù.ù

And thank goodness that is free ;) (not in a bad way of course) Because I think that this game being a mod of HL2, I think with the weather improves ;)
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Great story with some awesome unique puzzels and gameplay elements. There is one moment in paticular where you have to escape being tied up that was well executed. The enemy AI and variety leaves a lot to be desired and you get a ton of ammo, so its more action/adventure than survival horror. There was never a dull moment in the plot all the way through and I can't wait for the next installment!

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6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
A short,simple,game. I will definitely play part 2!
Also easy achievments to earn for towards your "Perfect Game" record.
Speedruns are possible and I'd love to see one someday.
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5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
very good cant wait for the next
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Great game, love it. When is act 2 coming out?
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3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Wonderful mod for Half Life 2.
Single-player story centric, linear gameplay wth a good narrative and emphasis on atmosphere.
Very polished, good level design and flow.

My only complaint is that I have to wait for Act II.

9/10
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