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13 minutes of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is one of the more intriguing games that was shown by Sony at Gamescom this year. Taking what seems to be Murdered: Soul Suspect’s aesthetic, and making it an actual game, this could be the murder thriller people have been waiting for since Murdered ended up unanimously disappointing.

Taking its cue’s from point-and-click adventures of old, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a good old-fashioned story-driven mystery without any sort of demonic vanquishing, pew pew pew  or the sort of things usually found in modern games,

“The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a story-driven mystery game that focuses entirely on exploration and discovery, featuring no combat or explosions of any kind,” Adrian Chmierlarz of developer The Astronauts said at Gamescom

It’s coming to PC next month, with a PlayStation 4 version coming later; some time next year.

It should be just the thing for those of you who miss those old adventure games. Of course, we though the same of Murdered: Souls Suspect, until we actually played it and found that its “investigations” were little more than trial-and-error, or click-the-bleeding-obvious.

“The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a first-person story-driven mystery game focused on exploration and discovery. As occult-minded private detective Paul Prospero communicate with the dead to discover the fate of a missing boy and the mystery behind a dark ancient force lurking in Red Creek Valley.”

Last Updated: August 22, 2014


  1. Aries

    August 22, 2014 at 11:37

    It looks stunning really


  2. Rinceable

    August 22, 2014 at 11:46

    Nice to see some old school mechanics.


  3. Rock789

    August 22, 2014 at 11:47

    Colour me intrigued…


  4. FoxOneZA

    August 22, 2014 at 12:25

    Casper goes bro gaming.


  5. Kikmi

    August 22, 2014 at 12:53

    Looks pretty cool, almost heavy rainy


  6. Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    August 22, 2014 at 13:16

    This looks great. I think I will be getting this


  7. Jonah Cash

    August 22, 2014 at 13:25

    Very interesting!! Will wait for the PC beta… I mean master race to play it and give their opinion on it before it comes to the PS4!!! 🙂


    • Mauritz Van Zyl

      August 24, 2014 at 15:22

      I think you meant that the other way around.


      • Jonah Cash

        August 25, 2014 at 07:53

        Hahahaha!!! I knew I could get one of you to comment 🙂


  8. Pieter Smal

    August 22, 2014 at 16:35

    Excellent! I am excited! 😀


  9. Ryanza

    August 22, 2014 at 18:52

    Looks interesting. Not sure about, crank, need a crank, there is the crank. I like to be stupid by never finding the crank after searching every everywhere but clearly not everywhere. I hope the whole game is not like that. Here’s a scene, everything is shown where it is, now number the events.

    Seems like the game won’t sell at retail which I don’t like. But there will be a DRM free gog.com version which I like. Just needs retail with no DRM.


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