The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

As a detective with the supernatural ability to visualize scenes of lethal crimes, Paul Prospero investigates the kidnapping of a young boy, hoping to save him before it’s too late. The investigation leads him to a beautiful mountain area, where he comes across a severely mutilated body of one of the kidnappers. Using both his paranormal skill and modern detective tools, Paul must discover the mystery behind the trail of corpses in the valley, the roots of an ancient force ruling the area, and the fate of the kidnapped boy.

Xbox One version includes “Free Roam” mode for exploration without story.

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Posted by SamuelGordon on Nov 6, 2014

The dead do lie

Good: - The free roam is excellent - Great atmosphere, creepy houses,occult rituals,caves,etc - Graphics are nice (could be better though) - Great music Bad : - Ending ruins the story, i've seen this type of story done a thousand times and i was... Read the review »

Posted by charmer on Oct 20, 2014

The game has been patched a couple of times

The game itself might not have been perfect at release, especially the save system, but the patches released shortly afterwards took care of that and several other glitches. The game experience is unique and rewarding for those who pay attention.... Read the review »

Posted by Devilfish on Oct 9, 2014

Short and bittersweet

I literally cannot say anything about this game without spoiling everything about it. So trust me when I say that while it's flawed, everything that's good about it vastly outweighs it. It's short, but it's exactly as long as it needs to be. The... Read the review »

Game Information

Platform PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Perspective First-Person
Control Gamepad, Keyboard
Gameplay Investigative
Genre Mystery
Theme Rescue
Graphic Style Illustrated realism
Presentation Realtime 3D
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags -
Media Internet download

Product Details


System Requirements
WindowsXP SP3 or higher
Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent AMD
4 GB RAM
DirectX9c compliant graphics card with 512MB of VRAM
DirectX9c compliant sound card
9 GB available HDD space