At the farthest edge of the explored universe, the research ship Xanadu slumbers in orbit around a mysterious planet. Her systems remain active but there has been no message from her crew for months. Now a lone operative has been sent to wake the Xanadu and bring her home to Earth.
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Mostly Positive (150 reviews) - 76% of the 150 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 26, 2015

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“Spirits of Xanadu offers an enriching gameplay experience that lingers on the edge of my thoughts even now. While I feared it would turn out to be just another sci-fi horror adventure, it jumped up and surprised me with meaningful storytelling, interesting mysteries, and three different endings (all of which are extremely impactful, depending on what kind of psychotic person you are).”
Johnny Ohm, Gizorama

“The game is proof that you don't need Unreal Engine 4 visuals or graphic violence to be scary and immersive, all you need is a character, a ship and the endless void where all your dreams - and all your nightmares - can exist.”
Steve Buja, Gamenguide

“This is an impressive little horror game because of how heavily it avoids typical horror imagery. Sure, there’s a blood trail marking the path of a [dragged] body, but that’s the only bit of gore in the whole game. Instead, Spirits of Xanadu leans into the surreal and the mystical, like floating kabuki masks and lotus flowers casually placed in a briefcase, all taking place in an alternative futuristic 1983.”
Nick Dinicola, PopMatters

About This Game

At the farthest edge of the explored universe, the research ship Xanadu slumbers in orbit around a mysterious planet. Her systems remain active but there has been no message from her crew for months. Now a lone operative has been sent to wake the Xanadu and bring her home to Earth.

Spirits of Xanadu is an atmospheric exploration game set aboard a deserted starship in an alternate 1980s. It draws inspiration from classic sci-fi films, novels, and games to create an immersive and highly interactive environment, featuring puzzles and FPS elements in the service of a unique and layered plot.

Key Features:

  • Discover the truth
    Get to know the crew and piece together what happened through fully voiced audiologs in addition to various types of documents and e-mails.
  • Three distinct endings
    Make a decision based on what you have discovered, and decide the fate of the Xanadu.
  • No hand holding
    You have one primary objective: Return the Xanadu back to Earth. There are no objective markers, you have no map, and the ship has been sabotaged. You begin your mission with only a flashlight and a message from your superiors back on Earth, the rest you'll have to figure out on your own.
  • Hot robot action with first person shooter combat
    Evade the ship's security system while battling hostile robots.
  • Fully interactive environment
    Inspired by the immersive environments of games such as Deus Ex and System Shock 2: Open every drawer, use every computer, and read every document you find. More importantly, you can flush every toilet.
  • Optional 'Peaceful' mode
    Not a fan of violence against robots? Switch to the Peaceful difficulty setting in the options menu to make the robots passive, allowing you to explore the ship, experience the story, and solve puzzles at your own pace.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.451 GHz dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 512MB of VRAM and shader model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 3 GHz dual-core or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 512MB of VRAM and shader model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 512MB of VRAM and shader model 3.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: 3 GHz dual-core or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 512MB of VRAM and shader model 3.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu/Mint
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 512MB of VRAM and shader model 3.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Nvidia GPU recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu/Mint
    • Processor: 3 GHz dual-core or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 512MB of VRAM and shader model 3.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Nvidia GPU recommended
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