The Vanishing of Ethan Carter for PC
PC - Windows

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Sep 26, 2014
8.33
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Good
1050th of 38208

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: The Astronauts
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a first-person story-driven mystery game that focuses entirely on exploration and discovery. It contains no combat or explosions of any kind. If our game leaves any scars, we hope you won’t be able to see them. You play the game as Paul Prospero, an occult-minded detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter. Realizing the boy is in grave danger, Paul arrives at Ethan’s home of Red Creek Valley, where things turn out to be even worse than he imagined. Ethan has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder, which Paul quickly discerns might not be the only local murder worth looking into.

System Requirements

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent AMD
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 compliant card with 1GB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 9 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX9c compliant

Gamer Reviews

6932 Reviews
8.67
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Sabus

Jul 14, 2021
1.60
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zgl

Apr 14, 2021
7.80
Hami KESKİN

Hami KESKİN

Sep 23, 2020
10.00
Dida73

Dida73

Feb 26, 2020
10.00

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

42 Reviews
7.98
Philip KollarOct 10, 2014
It is evidence of a kind of narrative that games can do better than anything else, as well as proof that games can work with a story that doesn't need to be overblown or exaggerated — main character's paranormal powers aside. If you have the three or four hours to devote to it and care about the future of games as a storytelling medium, Ethan Carter is must-play.
Steve BurnsOct 08, 2014
There's difficult, and then there's maddening, and sometimes Ethan Carter tips too far towards the former. That said, after getting used to the game's rhythm I enjoyed every minute. Very few developers give players the opportunity to use their own initiative, and although Carter isn't perfect, watching it all come together as it does – from your own work – makes all the frustration worth it in the end.
Leon HurleyJan 19, 2018
It mixes the simmering unseen threat of Lovecraft and shades of Silent Hill’s decaying, subliminal rot with an inventive detective mechanic as you crouch over bloodstained patches of grass thinking about what may have been. There are moments here that are hard to forget, even through the technical and design tangles that drag it down in places.

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