The Stranger is a free first-person adventure (with a grappling hook)

The Stranger 2

Earlier, I posted about the game ICBM, in which you do—in a very real sense—absolutely nothing. For balance, then, here's a free game in which you do something. It's called The Stranger, and it's a first-person adventure platformer in which you explore a mysterious island.

There's a talking squirrel, a triangle-headed guy, and lots of things to discover. More importantly, there's a grappling hook device that lets you grab onto specific parts of the environment.

Really, though, the reason to play is the The Stranger's atmosphere. First-person exploration games can be very self-serious, but here it's just sort of... nice. Take a look at the trailer to see what I mean.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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