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 (41 reviews) - 92% of the 41 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,396 reviews) - 93% of the 5,396 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Very Positive (41 reviews)
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Stitch 626
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Definitely worth playing for a free game. The story is interesting, and there are some fun puzzle elements as well; and who would of thought that rabid Star Trek fans could be so frightening?
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Commander Shepard
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Good Quality mod can't wait for the next part
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No-Mad
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
PLay this Game PLay IT PLAY it NOw Do it Just do IT.
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Aiden
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Fantastic Free Mod.

Beautiful Visuals and graphics.

A good story So far ;)

Not ♥♥♥♥ Voice acting.

Cant wait for part/act 2



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Chungus
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great atmosphere
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Purps™ Ironically bad
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Dull game with a dull setting and dull gameplay. Chock full of "Puzzles", if you can even call them that when the solution to every single one of them is "Cram a physics object in it". Not recommended.

Graphics are nice though.

I rate this game 2 out of 5 decent 3D artists that should get a better job.
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Aspheix
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Great mod to play, really good storyline and i recommend all to play
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A BOT
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
when is part 2?
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-SK-
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
10/10 awesome gamevery well done,truly an amazing experience

dont forget employees must login at https://www.arqueglobal.com/ to continue working

and http://www.moddb.com/mods/estranged
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Lord Jinkies
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
So, I have a lot to say about this game. First off, this game is GREAT. At first I thought this would be nothing but a Zombie-Shooting game, but I was wrong. Estranged: Act 1 is filled with beautiful graphics, an interesting storyline, and an intense atmosphere which always keeps you on edge. I loved the plotline, especially learning about Arque. Fun and optional things, such as being able to read the newspaper and interact with computers, only increases the feeling of being in a real-world environment. The only problem I had was Dr. Richmond walking really, REALLY slowly. I know this is because of Kliener's A.I., but it would have been nice not having to wait that extra bit for him to walk up the stairs. All things considered, this mod deserves a solid 9.5/10. I can't wait for Estranged: Act 2, and to return to the amazing world that the creators have made.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
23/10 Very verry good game i can´t wait for the next part
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I have played many HL2/Source mods, and this honestly ranks as one of the most polished and overall best mods I have ever played.
I recall playing it earlier when it was still on ModDB, and it was still top-notch.

20/10, would crash a boat and discover a conspiracy again.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
This is a very good game i recommend this for people who are looking for a really good mod and for people who really likes adventure games. its got its action and mystery and stuff like that and the graphics and gameplay. hope they release estranged act 2. thanks a lot developers i really enjoyed it!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This is an awesome mod. I really like the level desing, music and scripting. Good job!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Free achievements have brought me to another interesting title. A Half Life mod that brings suspicion and paranoia to your doorstep.

For the squeemish, the "Horror" will lie in paranoia and zombies (bleach-skinned men with yellow eyes). The environment is dark and creepy, but if you manage your pistol and hammer well, your fears will be short-lived. Once you get the minigun and fight living humans, then the horror will be over.

I would say this game had 3 arcs. The forest arc, the sewers arc, and the lab-escape arc. Just a few hours in and it's all over.


PROS:
+ Nice presentation
+ Great use of suspense
+ Ambient noises keep you on edge
+ Easy achievements
+ Free

CONS:
- There are areas where you expect something to happen, only to find that it's a safe area and that your guard was up for no reason
- Story feels negligible at best
- Some physics may be faulty (Entering a vent with some garbage in the way can screw up the physics)
- Lack of a sequel after at least 2 years

Overall, despite the cold feeling of paranoia washing over me (along with being in a freezing room), I felt it was a pretty solid experience. A short and easy 100% for achievement hunters. My only complaint is that sometimes it feels empty when you don't really have anything to kill. It's a shame to see a sequel hasn't been released yet, but with the story not feeling negligible, then I'm probably not missing much.

8/10 A nice addition to Steam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
a good horror game
has nice graphics
great atmosphere
a decent story
and its actually free
what are you waiting for download the damn game. NOW.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
So, I have a lot to say about this game. First off, this game is GREAT. At first I thought this would be nothing but a Zombie-Shooting game, but I was wrong. Estranged: Act 1 is filled with beautiful graphics, an interesting storyline, and an intense atmosphere which always keeps you on edge. I loved the plotline, especially learning about Arque. Fun and optional things, such as being able to read the newspaper and interact with computers, only increases the feeling of being in a real-world environment. The only problem I had was Dr. Richmond walking really, REALLY slowly. I know this is because of Kliener's A.I., but it would have been nice not having to wait that extra bit for him to walk up the stairs. All things considered, this mod deserves a solid 9.5/10. I can't wait for Estranged: Act 2, and to return to the amazing world that the creators have made.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Fantastic Free Mod.

Beautiful Visuals and graphics.

A good story So far ;)

Not ♥♥♥♥ Voice acting.

Cant wait for part/act 2



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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Ey mang er der the basht game in de whole universe mang... I rektcommend it for ye all mangs and yer better pley it or I... I... I do nawt care bout ye cuz ye will lose de gaming exprience dis game hash to offar. Tank fo reding.
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