DESOLATE is a first person horror survival experience. Form a research team with up to 4 players and explore an open world filled with mysteries and unsolved questions, or do it all on your own.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (42) - 57% of the 42 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (2,295) - 68% of the 2,295 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 8, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“DESOLATE is quite a large game, filled with different types of content - so naturally, for a small team like ours, working out all the kinks and bugs while developing new content would be the best possible option. We are ready to show our game to the world, but are still on our way to making DESOLATE realise its full potential.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It’s quite early to name a concrete length for DESOLATE’s time in Early Access, but we are currently planning to spend no less than 6 months polishing and finalising the gameplay on its way to the game’s full release.”

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

“It goes without saying that the full version of the game is going to be more stable and have less bugs than the Early Access version available for purchase now. Story Missions and other types of gameplay content will be added to DESOLATE, and the game may be balanced and tweaked according to community feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of the game is fully playable, and has 2 Story Acts out of 3 currently planned, as well as the ability to explore the island in both single player and multiplayer with up to 4 people in total.”

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

“Yes, there are plans to raise the price on the release of the full version. We plan to add several Story Acts as well as other gameplay content before 1.0, so the price will change according to the new content and features.”

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

“We deeply appreciate community feedback. Something that’s really important to us is how players experience the game, and therefore community feedback will play a key role in determining the way DESOLATE will move forward towards release. We actively engage our community on our Discord Server, as well as the game’s Discussion Boards on Steam, so be sure to leave any feedback you might have.”
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October 15

DESOLATE comes out of Early Access in Early 2019 - 33% OFF for a limited time!

Hello, Volunteers!

We’ve got an important announcement to make - in early 2019, DESOLATE will finally be leaving Early Access!
To commemorate this announcement, DESOLATE is on sale for 33% off the original price!

In today’s post, we’ll be outlining a plan for the free updates that will come to the game before its release. Gameplay changes and additions, brand-new features and, of course, more story content- all of this will be added to the game before Version 1.0.

Read below for more details on each update:

Update 1 - New Upgrade System // November 8

New skills added, existing abilities re-designed, as well as changes to the Perk System itself - these changes will allow players to build a character more suited to their playstyle. Also in this update: Difficulty Settings Re-balanced

Update 2 - Combat Improvements // November 27

Revamped combat system intends to make fighting more engaging, responsive and fun. Active combat abilities will also be added to the Skill Tree!

Update 3 - Enemy AI Revision // December 14

Changes and improvements to enemy AI aim to deliver more polished and compelling gameplay. Some of the enemies also gain new attacks and abilities - so watch out, Granichny is more unpredictable than ever!

Update 4 - Story Act 3; DESOLATE leaves Early Access // Q1 2019

Experience the final chapter in the story campaign of DESOLATE. Discover the reason behind New Light’s mission on Granichny, and witness the conclusion of the Volunteer’s story.


Once again, thank you for your support, patience and constant feedback. Stay tuned for more news about DESOLATE in future development updates.

And of course, if you’re enjoying the game - please don’t hesitate to give us a review!
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September 19

0.8.53, 0.8.54, 0.8.55, 0.8.57, 0.8.58 — Hotfix

Hello, Volunteers!

We have released several hotfixes after the last patch.You can read the list of fixes below.

  • Problems with the Hospital interior visibility — fixed

  • Problem with the energy cells (there were no devices where you mount them) — fixed.

  • Problem with one of the antennas in the "Weather Station" quest — fixed.

  • In the “Church” some players could not see the code even when it should have been visible — fixed.

  • Problems with korean language — fixed.

  • Alpha sapsy in Ray-2 could spawn underground — fixed.

  • The voice volume was not working as intended — fixed.

  • Some fixes for the UI.

  • The game crashed in the prologue if you were seen by the enemies — fixed.

  • Interaction with the quartermaster could crash the game — fixed.

  • Players were unable to talk to some quest NPCs — fixed.

And of course, if you’re enjoying the game - please don’t hesitate to give us a review!

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“There’s that Metro/STALKER feeling in this game … I’m having a good time.”

“It has enough mystery and story drive to keep you wanting to find stuff, and it keeps you interested the whole time.”

DESOLATE: The Takeover

Join the Resistance and re-capture the territories that have been overtaken by the New Light, looted by Marauders or infested with Creatures of mysterious origin, created on Granichny. DESOLATE: The Takeover is a content update for DESOLATE, giving players new ways to fight back the forces invading Granichny Island.

With new weapon types, armor, crafting blueprints and re-imagined enemies, the island is more dangerous than ever. Join your comrades in a blood-curdling fight for liberation, and re-take Granichny from the evil forces that have occupied it for far too long!


About This Game

Two years ago Granichny Island became an epicentre of a large-scale disaster of unknown origin. “The New Light” conglomerate covered up this catastrophic event - and now aims to rectify the consequences as much as they can.

A massive campaign is underway, during which so-called “Volunteers” - most of whom have never held a weapon in their hands - are sent out onto Granichny. Their mission - to research the paranormal activities of the island, gathering information and undertaking dangerous tasks, all in hope of amending mistakes of the past. None of them are ready for what comes next.

Play the role of a Volunteer, and explore a place filled with threats of every shape and size - from monsters and madmen to supernatural anomalies and seemingly impossible weather patterns. Journey through the present of this forsaken world to uncover its secrets.

  • Dark past

    Explore the enigmatic island filled with abandoned settlements, military bases and top secret facilities. Investigate secrets of the island - find notes and diaries from Granichny’s previous settlers to uncover its mysterious history.
  • Research the threats

    Battle for your life in open fights against monsters, marauders and soldiers, or use stealth to do critical damage out of the shadows. Research the creatures of Granichny - and gain advantages in battle while you learn more about them.
  • Strength Through Unity

    Join a 4-player team to have a better chance at surviving the dangers of the island with unique team-based abilities, such as reviving your fallen team members - or act as a lone wolf to prove your mettle.
  • Thrive among the wastes

    Unlock new abilities and train them to increase your chances of survival. Gather recipes and components to craft, modify and upgrade your weapons and equipment. Customize your Volunteer with new clothing and armor you scavenge throughout your journey on the island.
  • Resist the madness (Or let it consume you)

    Take care of not only your physical condition, but your mental state as well. The insanity of Granichny will change the world around you, as well as yourself.

Survive, explore and investigate the dark world of DESOLATE, alone or with friends in a party of four.

System Requirements

    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or analogue with 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or analogue with 4 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible

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