Innovative immersive sim with emphasis on problem-solving and creativity. Prey 2017 meets Portal, but with its own systems and mechanics. One of the best games of 2022 according to various credible sources (see store page) and one of the top puzzle games on PC according to RPS. Try the demo!
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (12) - 83% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (478) - 96% of the 478 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 22, 2022
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Reviews

“Really damned good... a huge and extraordinary game. Utterly incredible just how differently almost every situation can be approached”
90% – Kotaku / Buried Treasure

“Ctrl Alt Ego is the Best Immersive Sim in YEARS”
Charlatan Wonder

“Ctrl Alt Ego is one of the best immersive sims and titles I've played in years ... should have been in contention for the 2022 Game of the Year.”
Boulder Punch

One of the best games of 2022?

"bloody buy it." - Kotaku - Top Ten Games Of 2022

"a bit like Prey (2017) spliced with ‘80s puzzler Paradroid" - PC Gamer - 15 hidden gems

"Ctrl Alt Ego is easily the best immersive sim I have played in years" - Charlatan Wonder - 2022 Was the Year of the Immersive Sim Comeback

"A title that's been slept on and should have been in contention for the 2022 Game of the Year" Boulder Punch - A Masterclass In Immersive Sim Design

"Many games slap on the “immersive sim” tag, but few actually pull it off as well as CAE does" - RPGCodex

"if you die it's fine" - Rock Paper Shotgun - The best puzzle games on PC in 2023

"an original, weird, and smart game" - Rock Paper Shotgun - The 15 best hacking games on PC

"a real sleeper hit" - The Architect of Games - 20(22) Games You Should Have Played

"It’s not the prettiest game, but it’s one of the smartest." - Buried Treasure - The Best Buried Treasures Of 2022

"Blends engaging emergent gameplay with dark humor and philosophical weirdness" - 2 Headed Hero - The Most Unique Immersive Sim Game in YEARS

"Ctrl Alt Ego is a masterpiece" - Sassy Gamers - GOTY 2022

About This Game



Warning: This game will mess with your mind.

Put aside your gaming preconceptions and embrace the unique experience that is Ctrl Alt Ego.

Play the role of yourself, minus your body.



Transmit yourself between bots and devices and exploit the innovative mechanics to solve problems your way.

Explore a deep, nonlinear, interconnected world, evocative of 70s/80s era low-budget British sci-fi television.

Shoot, sneak or get creative, be pacifist or executor.

Enjoy a darkly farcical story about the future of human consciousness.

If you enjoy immersive sims, there's every chance you'll enjoy this.

If you don't know what an immersive sim is, but you enjoy thinking for yourself and solving puzzles with no preordained solution, this game is for you.

If you're an experienced gamer looking for a fresh, engrossing experience, you just found it!

Distinct Features

  • There's no inventory... the environment itself is your always-available on-demand diegetic inventory.

  • There is no 'player death' in Ctrl Alt Ego. Your invincible, disembodied ego always lives on. If your current host is toast, pick another and carry on:


    (Note: there is a traditional save/load facility too, in case you refuse to accept who you are)

  • Once you've ctrl'd a robot, it is yours to keep. Amass an army and bring it with you:



  • Use robots to get around the old fashioned way, or 'hop' from one side of an area to another in a near-instant:


Key art and logo by @ROLLINKUNZ

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7+
    • Processor: x86, x64
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2016+
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10+
    • Processor: x86, x64
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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