The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PS4)

2015

System
PlayStation 4
Publisher
The Astronauts
Developer
The Astronauts

7.1

Game Rating

User Ratings: 22

Our Review: 8/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Adventure
Release Date

PlayStation Store

  • 14th Jul 2015, $19.99
  • 15th Jul 2015, £15.49

PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)

  • 13th Jun 2022
Tags
Mystery
Official Site
ethancartergame.com
Also Available On
Switch eShop, Xbox One

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About The Game

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.

Inspired by the weird fiction (and other tales of the macabre) from the early twentieth century, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter aims to significantly evolve immersive storytelling in games. While it features a private detective and quite a few mental challenges, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is not an especially puzzle-ridden game. Our focus is on atmosphere, mood, and the essential humanity of our characters.

Still, the discoveries won't happen on their own, or without your help. Using both Paul's supernatural skill of being able to communicate with the dead, and your own powers of observation, you will discover the mystery behind a trail of corpses, the roots of a dark ancient force lurking in Red Creek Valley, and the fate of a missing boy.