Estranged: Act II follows the story of a fisherman, stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm. Little does he know his adventure has just begun, and the island is home to more than it first seems.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (124) - 87% of the 124 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (634) - 80% of the 634 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 17, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Estranged: Act I was released in 7 standalone increments, which proved to be extremely successful in terms of shaping the game. Using Early Access to work in the same iterative way allows us to do the same for Act II, however with smaller, faster updates.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will be in early access until it is completed. We have a roadmap, and will keep the community updated when we intend to release fully.

Estranged is a spare time, hobby project, and while we are all working alongside other commitments, we are passionate about delivering a fun, immersive experience for players.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will represent the finished game and story experience, whereas the early access version will include procedural updates to a work-in-progress story and world.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of the game (at the time of writing) includes around 20-30 minutes of gameplay, which we intend to bring up to around an hour and a half, which is the length of the first act.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to charge a nominal amount for the game once it is complete, but during the early access phase it will be completely free of charge.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We plan to continually work with the community to act on feedback about our direction, and to improve on the experience for the final product. We'll use various tools for this, but primarily the Steam forums.”
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April 15

Mid April Update: Content Work & HUD Changes

There's an update live on Steam for Windows! This build includes changes to existing content, and an oxygen meter for the HUD.

Content Changes
The office level has received a visual update, geared towards streamlining the performance and providing more focus on the mystery person roaming the offices.

The forest has also received a visual overhaul, along with the street level later in the game.

Oxygen Meter
There's now an oxygen meter in Estranged, visible when the player ducks underwater! This will help with the swimming sections, where previously you couldn't see how much oxygen was left.

Other Changes
  • HUD re-write - the HUD now properly scales with different resolutions, and supports non-latin/greek based languages
  • Khmer language support - community member HourDM contributed translations to Cambodian. This is the first non-latin/greek based language to be supported in the game!
  • Work on light bleeding - there have been changes to the lighting across the whole game, with bleeding now less evident across all levels
  • Water tessellation in the ocean level

Estranged: Act I Workshop Support
The first Act of Estranged now supports the Steam Workshop! Head over to the annoucement post to find out more.
As ever, thanks for playing Estranged! If you'd like to get in touch, the ever-growing Discord community is the best way -

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March 17

Mid March Update

A build is now live for Windows and Linux, including new content, a tweak to how weapon ammo is consumed, voice work and improved collision meshes for some objects.

Beach Content

I have been working on more story and level content, leading up to the final scenes of the game. I'm not releasing the final content just yet, but I have included some of the new content to give you a preview of what is to come.

As I have said in previous posts, content updates might slow down during this time while I focus time on this ending section, but I'll do my best to continue to push builds with other improvements to gameplay and the earlier content in the meantime.

Act II Now Stays in your Steam Library

One thing I have been saying for a long time is that if you download the game while in Early Access, you will get to keep it forever, for free. Some of you may have noticed that Act II is now appearing back in your Steam library as a result of this - it is now "sticky", meaning it won't disappear as other free titles do.

See the following thread for discussion:

Other Changes in this Build
  • Weapon Ammo - Picking up a weapon with the same ammo type as your weapon now consumes the ammo, instead of replacing your weapon
  • Toilet Collision - The rubber ducks can now be placed into the toilet in the Prelude (this was a highly requested feature)
  • New Voice Clips - The voice clips in the mine have been replaced by a native Scottish speaker (previously it was me putting on an accent)
Thanks for playing Estranged: Act II! As I said above I'm working towards completing Act II in the next few months, so all feedback is welcome to feed into this process. I will still be able to release updates once the game is finished, but making changes to some parts becomes more tricky due to saved games.

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Before Downloading

Please ensure your computer meets the minimum requirements listed below before downloading Estranged.

Due to the game being more graphically intensive, computers that ran Act I may not be able to run Act II.

About This Game

Estranged: Act II follows the story of a fisherman, stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm.

The game continues after the events of Estranged: Act I, which followed our hero's adventure in a search for a way to get home.

Experience what the island has in store as you uncover the secretive Arque Corporation, burrowing ever deeper into their dangerous and haphazard operations.

Key Features

  • Adventure game with puzzle elements
  • Immersive story driven environments
  • Unique characters and narrative
  • Familiar first person shooter combat

Estranged Act II is built using Unreal Engine 4, please check the system requirements before downloading.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit and above, fully updated
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 470 and above or Radeon 6870 HD and above
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires newer hardware than Act I, AMD APUs may work but are not supported
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and above, fully updated
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 470 and above with NVIDIA drivers
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires newer hardware than Act I, AMD GPUs may work but are not supported

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