In THE DESCENDANT, the end of the world is only the start. With what remains of humanity protected in underground Ark facilities, your mission is to keep survivors alive, while discovering a far greater conspiracy buried within Ark-01.
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Mixed (15 reviews) - 60% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (113 reviews) - 70% of the 113 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 24, 2016

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December 15, 2016

Episode 5 Patch #1 Release Notes

There is a new patch for THE DESCENDANT Episode 5: Ultimatum. Please note we have made several improvements throughout the game with this new patch.


  • Improvements on lighting in several scenes.

  • Fixed the achievement Employee of the Year so that it unlocks correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with music volume in Episode 5.
  • Fixed several issues with cutscenes.
  • Fixed some localization issues.

  • General, when playing with a controller we strongly recommend playing in full-screen mode as window mode can cause several issues where the input of the controller would not get recognized by the game.

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December 5, 2016

Episode 5: Ultimatum, Directed by Hollywood Film Director Frank Coraci is out on Steam Now!

In THE DESCENDANT - Episode 5: Ultimatum, the past and present collide, and nothing will ever be the same. As Donnie reaches the end of his mission and comes face-to-face with the last janitor of Ark-01, a final confrontation will determine what happens to Mia, the descendants, and everyone above ground.

Who lives, who dies, and the fate of the new world rests solely in your hands. Will you save humanity or will you doom us all?

THE DESCENDANT - Episode 5: Ultimatum. Out now on Steam for Windows PC and Mac.

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“Although this first episode was short, it was enjoyable. The ending of the episode definitely teases at the continuing story, and I do hope I get the chance to play The Descendant further so I can find out what happens in the next episode.”
80 – Game Refraction

“The game’s first episode is filled with tense moments and player-driven narrative that includes the expected degree of direct impact on how the story plays out. Fantastic look and presentation. Interesting, if not entirely original, concept. Great sense of choice and consequence.”
80 – Twinfinite

“An excellent foundation that future episodes can build from, the premise should entice anyone who enjoys a post-apocalyptic, science fiction tale.”
75 – ZTGD

About This Game

THE DESCENDANT is a five part episodic adventure game series where the end of the world is only the start.

After climate change wrecked the planet, a man-made extinction event wiped humankind off the face of the Earth. Only a few thousand ‘descendants of humanity’ were hand-picked to survive the apocalypse, cryogenically suspended in underground bunkers known as Arks.

Centuries passed. The world recovered from the nuclear holocaust, and all the Arks reopened, except one — Ark-01.

Taking place across two timelines, in the past you'll play as Mia, a janitor tasked with keeping the precious descendants housed within Ark-01 alive while the facility continually fails around her, and in the present, you'll play as Donnie, one of the investigators trying to rescue any surviving descendants trapped within, all while discovering a far greater conspiracy buried within the underground Ark complex.

Every action and choice you make directly impacts who lives and who dies, leaving the fate of Ark-01, and mankind itself, in your hands. Will you save mankind? Or doom us all?

Key features

  • An episodic adventure spreading across multiple story-rich timelines
  • Investigative gameplay, challenging puzzles, tense action sequences
  • Meaningful and difficult choices with branching dialogue
  • A tailored experience, full of tension and drama
  • Every player choice can influence the future of mankind

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista+
    • Processor: Intel i3 2.0GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD or nVidia card with 1GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5 2.5GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 500 series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.10
    • Processor: Intel i5 - 2,7 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 6100 or higher
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mid-2012 and newer with at least above hardware
    • OS: OS X 10.11
    • Processor: i5-4570 - 3.20Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 1024MB or higher
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mid-2013 and newer with at least above hardware
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