Games Like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is the adventure game with horror elements. It can be classified in the group of investigative stories as many other games like Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

The story of the game is happening in the open world where the main character explores crimes and perceive some objects.

The game starts with a letter to detective Paul Prospero from the young boy Ethan. The letter made detective interested in traveling to Wisconsin, a hometown of Ethan. From the moment he steps in the Red Creek Valley, investigator starts to experience various phenomena and violent acts.

Detective Prosepero soon finds out the truth about Ethan’s family. He learns about Sleeper spirit aimed to destroy the lives of Ethan’s family. As a result, his father commits a suicide and Ethan escapes from the spirit.

As for similarities with other games, we can notice that Ether One video game has similar elements with The Vanishing of Ethan Carter with more accent on puzzle ideas. Also, there is a game called Firewatch which shares a lot of common moments with Ethan’s story like exploration, adventure, mystery and atmosphere.

If you like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, you may also enjoy playing Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Dream, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Beyond: Two Souls and Alan Wake.

SOMA

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  • Released: 22 Sep, 2015
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, MacOS, Linux
  • Developer: Frictional Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows Vista
  • Processor: Core i3 / AMD A6 2.4Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / AMD Radeon HD 5750. OpenGL 3.3
  • Storage: 25 GB
Metacritic Rating: 84 Check on G2A Check Similar Games

Firewatch

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  • Released: 9 Feb, 2016
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox ONE, MacOS, Linux
  • Developer: Campo Santo
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 or higher 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450 or higher with 1GB Memory
  • Storage: 4 GB
Metacritic Rating: 81 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Murdered: Soul Suspect

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  • Released: 5 Jun, 2014
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox ONE
  • Developer: Airtight Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista 64bit with Platform Update for Windows Vista
  • Processor: High-Performance Dual Core CPU or Quad Core CPU
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 3870 512MB RAM / Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
  • Storage: 12 GB
Metacritic Rating: 59 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Oxenfree

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  • Released: 15 Jan, 2016
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox ONE, MacOS, Linux, iOS
  • Developer: Night School Studio
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i3 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM Shader Model 3.0 Compatible (DirectX 9.0c)
  • Storage: 3 GB
Metacritic Rating: 80 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Homesick

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  • Released: 28 May, 2015
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: PC
  • Developer: Lucky Pause
System Requirements:
  • OS: WindowsXP SP3 or higher
  • Processor: Dual core 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card with 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB
Metacritic Rating: 72 Check on G2A Check Similar Games

Everybody’s Gone to The Rapture

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  • Released: 14 Apr, 2016
  • Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Developer: The Chinese Room
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9 GHz / AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6850
  • Storage: 8 GB
Metacritic Rating: 76 Check on G2A Check Similar Games

Gone Home

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  • Released: 15 Aug, 2013
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox ONE, MacOS, Linux
  • Developer: The Fullbright Company
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP SP2 or higher
  • Processor: 1.80GHz Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card with 512 MB VRAM (Intel HD Graphic 4000 NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED on Windows 8)
  • Storage: 2 GB
Metacritic Rating: 86 Check on G2A Check Similar Games

Journey

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  • Released: (PS3) 13 Mar, 2012 / (PS4) 21 Jul, 2015
  • Genre: Adventure, Art Game
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4
  • Developer: thatgamecompany
System Requirements: -
Metacritic Rating: 92 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Quern – Undying Thoughts

Quern - Undying Thoughts game preview
  • Released: 28 Nov, 2016
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux
  • Developer: Zadbox Entertainment
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 650 2GB VRAM or AMD HD7770 2GB VRAM
  • Storage: 8 GB
Metacritic Rating: 83 Check on Steam Check Similar Games

Layers of Fear

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  • Released: 15 Feb, 2016
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux, PS4, Xbox One
  • Developer: Bloober Team SA
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q8400
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB VRAM / Radeon R7 250X 1GB VRAM
  • Storage: 5 GB
Metacritic Rating: 72 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Some Facts About The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

In this stunning and beautiful game, you play as a Private detective hired to investigate the case of a missing boy named Ethan Carter, who has proven to be incredibly hard to track down. You will track Ethan through eerie towns and dense forests, but what will you discover when you finally catch up to him?

About the Game

  • Released: 26 Sep, 2014
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Developer: The Astronauts
  • Publisher: The Astronauts
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 82

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent AMD
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 compliant card with 1GB of VRAM
  • Storage: 9 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 4 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 5 Hours
  • Completionist 5 Hours
  • All Styles 4 Hours
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