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6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 71 Ratings

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  1. May 11, 2014
    5
    Sir You Are Being Hunted, has a creative story behind it, but is rather cryptic.
    The game play itself is monotonous. Most of the game involves the player keeping up their "vitality" (hunger) up and searching for parts of the machine that have been scattered about the five islands, all while trying to avoiding detection by the mechanical hunters, who's origins and original purpose are
    Sir You Are Being Hunted, has a creative story behind it, but is rather cryptic.
    The game play itself is monotonous. Most of the game involves the player keeping up their "vitality" (hunger) up and searching for parts of the machine that have been scattered about the five islands, all while trying to avoiding detection by the mechanical hunters, who's origins and original purpose are rather vague.
    Robots scaring flocks of birds out of their roosts, attracting the hunters from the sounds of gunfire, or the smoke and light of a campfire when the player cooks game adds to the immersion value, but player interactivity in the game could have been better. Such as the player building a base of operations/safe area, or being able to hunt game instead of finding it inside container objects.
    Being able to hide inside objects would have been a nice touch too. (after all, if Solid Snake could hide in a cardboard box, why can't the player of this game hide inside a building, post office drop box, phone booth or even in a man hole cover until the danger passes?)
    The numerous buildings/homes around the islands are more like large containers, only searchable by accessing the doors and can not be actually entered which would have added to the exploration factor and immersion.
    Saving can only be done at "The Circle Stones" or at one of the boats that transport the player between islands, providing more of an annoyance than a challenge.
    Overall a "Sir You Are Being Hunted" is worth at most playing through a few times, but replay value is ultimately low on the scale.
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  2. May 15, 2014
    7
    It is a pure stealth game with one objective, get the hell off the islands. To do this you need to find parts scattered all over and dodge some damned clever AI and in some areas some damned scary ones too (the big landowner can ♥♥♥♥ off).

    Your entire game, if done with any chance or surviving will be played slowly, stealthily with lots of watching and cunning as you set traps.
    It is a pure stealth game with one objective, get the hell off the islands. To do this you need to find parts scattered all over and dodge some damned clever AI and in some areas some damned scary ones too (the big landowner can ♥♥♥♥ off).

    Your entire game, if done with any chance or surviving will be played slowly, stealthily with lots of watching and cunning as you set traps. distractions and occasionally run and gun when it all goes horribly wrong, which in my case at least happens a lot, heh.

    It looks great, has great atmosphere and plenty to see. Gathering the loot is pretty much a survival thing not done for fun and a huge loot chest etc and there is satisfaction at getting one of the robots to step on a trap and beat him senseless whilst he throws threats at you and then loot his stuff.

    If you enjoy patient gaming, slow methodical stealth and those tense moments of hiding behind a bush whilst a 12 foot behemoth walks past you making blood curdling sounds, you may like this. If you enjoy shoot-em-ups, look elsewhere because whilst you can, to a point, play like that it isn't much fun and often ends in tears.

    The game is not shallow, it just is not aimed for everyone.
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  3. Mar 27, 2015
    6
    I saw this game on steam early access and practically **** myself. The concept is so awesome; you're on an unnamed archipelago being hunted by British steampunk robots. You have to hide, find the pieces of a mysterious device that can somehow save you, and of course, survive. The procedurally generated open-world environments are just icing on the cake.

    Unfortunately, despite being full
    I saw this game on steam early access and practically **** myself. The concept is so awesome; you're on an unnamed archipelago being hunted by British steampunk robots. You have to hide, find the pieces of a mysterious device that can somehow save you, and of course, survive. The procedurally generated open-world environments are just icing on the cake.

    Unfortunately, despite being full of great ideas, the execution is mediocre. The difficulty curve suffers from the open world and heavy randomization, resulting in a game that fluctuates between insultingly easy and unfairly difficult with very few satisfying challenges. Additionally, the repetitive nature of the gameplay makes much of the randomization essentially meaningless, and once you figure out how to use a handful of simple strategies it becomes disappointingly easy. This, combined with an incredibly unsatisfying end, results in a game that feels extremely unpolished.

    There is one thing, however, that managed to impress me immensely: the atmosphere. I recommend playing with the music off, to fully appreciate the ambiance. The environments feel organic and believable, and the overall experience manages to be very immersive. Although it may not seem like much of a horror game at first, it can be terrifying at times.

    Overall, I'd say it's worth a look despite it's flaws. Don't get your hopes up too high, though.
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  4. Aug 10, 2014
    7
    Sir, you are being hunted is a survival game that has you in suspense of your surroundings. The objective of the game is too obtain the pieces all around the islands in order to get home, however you are being hunted by robots with guns who are all over the island, so it's not a walk in the park. The more pieces you obtain, the more robots there will be.
    You are never safe in this game
    Sir, you are being hunted is a survival game that has you in suspense of your surroundings. The objective of the game is too obtain the pieces all around the islands in order to get home, however you are being hunted by robots with guns who are all over the island, so it's not a walk in the park. The more pieces you obtain, the more robots there will be.
    You are never safe in this game and you just can't camp in a place since you have to constantly scavenge for food and other stuff in the world.
    The good: It does really keep you in the edge, needing your stealth skills in order to survive and evade the robots, it requires strategy and follow your surrounding well.
    The bad: The shooting is ridiculous, it is really hard to sometimes hit the robots and they can sometimes be seriously overpowered being everywhere, if you don't have a gun you either get one or you quickly die.

    The game is honestly for those who like to experience suspense and who have good patience since you really have to hide a lot and you WILL die a lot too. Also keep in mind that this game sometimes updates with new stuff, so you can always check it out.
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  5. May 12, 2014
    6
    This a great adventure game where you need to collect parts scattered across several islands to built a machine to escape. I love the unique story and theme too it. Though it gets repetitive after a couple hours of playing, with future updates it will surely be an even greater from what it is already.
  6. Feb 19, 2014
    5
    Boring. It involves a lot of running around collecting stones and managing your backpack. The idea and climate is good but otherwise it's tedious.
    The graphics are irrelevant really.
  7. May 5, 2016
    5
    Sir, You Are Being Bored.

    The graphics, sounds, premise, and idea behind SYABH are all top notch, but the gameplay itself is simply lacking in every way and makes the overall experience an exercise in frustration, tedium, and futility. It's a great looking concept that quickly proves itself a terrible game. First, the entire concept of procedurally generated survival stealth is
    Sir, You Are Being Bored.

    The graphics, sounds, premise, and idea behind SYABH are all top notch, but the gameplay itself is simply lacking in every way and makes the overall experience an exercise in frustration, tedium, and futility. It's a great looking concept that quickly proves itself a terrible game.

    First, the entire concept of procedurally generated survival stealth is backwards and counter-intuitive in SYABH because exploring bland and unpopulated random landscapes simply isn't interesting when there's nothing else to do. Movement is agonizingly slow. You can't build, you can't craft, you can't make a base, you can't carry many supplies, most supplies are worthless junk that serves no purpose, and as many others have mentioned the lack of 'save anywhere' forces you to stick to the well-traveled path and not stray too far. Again, counter-intuitive for a game that claims to focus on ambience and exploration. The robots are not scary and they aren't even dangerous unless you mod the game to make it harder. Except for making a fire to cook the odd animal carcass I literally can't think of anything else to do in this game outside of the main "collect objects and return them" quest except avoid robots, ambush robots, or distract robots, and these things are interesting for exactly 10 minutes.

    After only 10 minutes I was excited with the atmosphere and the potential of the game. After only 30 minutes I was absolutely bored to tears and on the verge of uninstalling the game. After researching online and figuring out that, no, there really is nothing else to do in the game except run around and avoid the dumb-as-bricks random robots while mule-packing the stupid monument pieces from all over the map, I did uninstall.
    I can't believe any praise this game receives for it's gameplay -- it certainly did not come from gamers. It looks great in videos and screenshots, but looking at them is literally more fun than playing the game.
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  8. Jun 21, 2014
    6
    It's a simple sneaker game. Funny at times, good in short intervals, but repetitive after a while. There's a lot of potential but the game's ambitions are as of now, quite modest.
  9. Jul 23, 2015
    7
    Creepy and abandoned lands waiting for you to go and find what you need beside that;
    +Nice looting system
    +Creepy game play
    +Challenging atmosphere

    -Sir you are being hunted has 4 or 5 hours game play time
  10. Sep 30, 2017
    7
    The game concept is fresh and original. The graphics are quite fetching and almost a reason in itself to play the game. The game plot is OK. But had a big problem with maintaining situational awareness once combat started. Suddenly the graphics became jerky and my opponents seem to disappear in front of my very eyes as I swung this way and that to locate them. This was quite vexing afterThe game concept is fresh and original. The graphics are quite fetching and almost a reason in itself to play the game. The game plot is OK. But had a big problem with maintaining situational awareness once combat started. Suddenly the graphics became jerky and my opponents seem to disappear in front of my very eyes as I swung this way and that to locate them. This was quite vexing after awhile as invariably my character would be killed by opponents I suddenly could not see. If the developers would fix this I would still be playing the game. Expand
  11. Mar 31, 2018
    7
    This game is okay. My first 2 hours were amazing, i was terrified the whole time. It was exhilarating. After that, the game lost its charm. I was getting bored, because it was repetitive. If you want this game, go for it. But, get in when it is on sale.
  12. Feb 12, 2020
    5
    Its too short and easy and very boring. Some moments in the game are great but that doesnt help it that much.
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. CD-Action
    Jul 25, 2014
    60
    Unique style and return to the roots of stealth games – Big Robot’s game promises a lot. And it delivers at first, but quickly reveals all its cards and becomes tediously repetitive. I was also annoyed by the fact that you can only save in specific points of the island, so death often means losing half an hour of progress. [07/2014, p.66]
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 8, 2014
    60
    Sneaking through the thickets, luring enemies away with stones and gripping situations are right up the alley of any stealth fan. Sadly, there's not much more you can do in the game.
  3. Jul 2, 2014
    70
    With too many enemies present, Sir, You Are Being Hunted would simply be an open-world shooter, but with too few, it would be boring. While many might find its empty spaces dull, they always carry with them a hidden threat that a pipe-smoking robot has you in its crosshairs with its steely finger on the trigger.