The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter


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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an indie first-person mystery game. You're Paul Prospero, a detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter who has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder. 

What the community says about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

  • Kathy Barnett
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I recommended this game to people who are into paranormal kind of action game conflated with an extreme sense of mystery in a storytelling form. I never thought I would be hooked by this game but it just did--it always does. In this game, you will have the ability to communicate with the dead and gather clues (Yes you play some sort of a detective and combine clues)."
    Gerald Bradley
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I really like the first person mystery game, The vanishing of Ethan Carter. The game play was awesome and very intriguing. "
    Randy Washington
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "This is a great mystery game!! I wish there was a feature on the site where it would mention other similar games. "
    Betty Rodriguez
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "this does solve the problem, the game falls into the mystery category and is available from the Steam platform"
  • Bryan Nelson
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "This game is so immersive and the soundtrack is insanely creepy. This reminds me a lot of Heavy Rain and that is one of my favorite games ever, if you love creepy games try this out."
    Sean Gomez
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "it actually does sound very nice from the trailer. it is semi emotive and sensitive. it is beautiful at the same time. "
  • Gregorio Garduño
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "great game if you're into murder mysteries! extremely challenging, u have to really explore the place to get the clues u need to advance in the game"
  • Carol Reid
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "for me this game is truly underrated simply because it didnt come out for a big console or it didnt came from a big company but it is truly one of the best games out there!!1"
  • Carl Russell
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "So I had one big problem after buying my gaming PC, I was l in search of a lovecraft based game on Steam. Well after some searching I was able to find The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, its a n indie mystery game here you play a character called Paul Prosper, its very fun!"
    Christina Rivera
    Written on April 17, 2017
    "Great game with a deep storyline, requiring thought and puzzle solving. This game is different than the usual action filled games, but in a good way. Great visuals."
    Vishal Kadam
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This may be a good lovecraft based game but I'm not sure. It may be worth looking into at least."
  • Nancy Walsh
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This appears to be a fail. I don't have steam nor do I know what it is."
  • Wayne Harper
    Written on May 30, 2017
    "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an OK horror game, but it does not really differentiate itself a lot from other Steam offerings, and I only got a few hours out of it overall. The story was kind of vague and boring. It was also a little short and did not offer a ton of replayability. Something like a survival horror game might be a better value, because you can play it more than one time while continuing to be satisfied because it draws from other genres that emphasize skill and action over a narrative."
    Beverly Bowman
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "I love playing as the detective and I enjoyed this game. But I think it's more of a mystery than a horror game. "
    Christian Sullivan
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "This game is an all around popular one even in other game categories and it shows just how great this game is. Thoughts?"
    Alan Sheng
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "First off, the visuals in this game are simply amazing. But for as great as it looks, the game itself is rather disappointing. The game play is based on exploration, however the exploration is very linear. And the the overall quality of the story was underwhelming. Also, the game itself was relatively short and can be completed in a single, long session. Visually appealing, but ultimately not worth the price of admission for this game."
    Margaret Young
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "I will admit there is a problem with the quality of horror games on Steam at the moment. Then along comes The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. I personally enjoy a good jump scare, and this game does not disappoint. Did I mention it was on sale at the moment? This is exactly the solution to my horror game woe on Steam."
    Agustín Figueroa
    Written on February 24, 2017
    "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a really interesting Horror game available on Steam. I don't feel like as much scary as it is just interesting and mysterious. Either way, the game is genuinely fun and it's beautiful to boot."
  • Linda Hopkins
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an indie first-person mystery game. You're Paul Prospero, a detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter who has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder which Paul quickly figures out might not be the only local murder worth looking into."
  • Ruth Jordan
    Written on June 22, 2017
    "PC games seem to lagging in being a top platform for gamers with the newer console systems coming out with newer versions. If someone is looking for a great game to get into with their computer as their main platform, this game does seem to compete well with console games. The video used for advertisement is was engaging and it made me want to learn more about it."
    Alice Walsh
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter allows players to roam around and explore at will. The player can use paranormal abilities in order to solve crimes and save the world, as it were. It's kind of a "smart kid's first person shooter" game. "
  • Phillip Willis
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "this will be a great game, especially if you like a good mystery game and need a break from the standard mmorpg games"
  • Benjamin Wong
    Written on April 8, 2017
    "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is amazing in terms of atmosphere. The game is absolutely immersive. It's visuals build a world that is both believable and completely enjoyable."
    Ethan Ruiz
    Written on May 30, 2017
    "I think this is a good game to get people invested into the mystery that makes people want to play it"
    Rosa María Herrera
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "This game is interesting and mysterious. I will remember some of the images for a long time."
  • Bruce Wheeler
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "This definitely seems like a new take on open world games. Most story driven games are linear but with The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, you can explore the world as you progress. "
    Hansika Balasubramanium
    Written on May 20, 2017
    "This game was aesome! I loved the story and the mystery. It was tricky to figure out some parts of this game but that made it even better. So fun! "
    Kimberly Schultz
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Oh this looks deep. I love it's on steam and has a very interesting story line. I can't wait to play it."
  • Christopher Martinez
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "I'm a huge fan of spooky horror games...the kind that send chills down your spine with their creepiness. I went looking for a new horror game for PC, and wasn't disappointed by The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, available on Steam. You play a detective investigating a murder, and, well let's just say plenty more happens. I won't spoil it; try it yourself. "
    Brittany Moreno
    Written on April 8, 2017
    "This looks like an interesting game. The added clips, trailers and screenshots make it easy for me to understand what kind of game it is and whether or not I would be interested in it."
    Jesse Banks
    Written on May 1, 2017
    "The atmosphere of this game is great. It's thrilling and horrifying. I've loved playing through this game because it draws me in so much. Definitely a great game for horror fans."
  • Nicholas Black
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is not a game for everyone. A term often used here is "walking simulator." It's very much a "story game" - there is not much in the way of intense action, mostly puzzles and story to see. However, the story is fantastic, thoughtful, and dynamic. If you care more about story than action and violence, this game is for you! But if you like your video games with a big helping of gunfire or deep strategy, move on - it's not a bad game, it's just not everybody's thing."
    Anthony Woods
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "First of all this game is beautiful. I like playing these types of mystery games in general but this one is great because it actually has full controller support so I can sit on my couch and play through big picture. The gameplay and environment are immersive and the puzzles are challenging but not so difficult you want to give up. Wait for a good sale and snatch this one up."
    Sean Fox
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a game that a lot of people recommended to me, but I can't say I liked it at all. Something about the way the characters moved made me get seriously motion sick and vomit into my garbage can! Be careful if you get motion sickness!"
    Kyle Obrien
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "This game is one of a kind it reminds me a lot of the Myst in the way that it really stimulates my brain and makes me actually think for a change."

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