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Available on:PCMay 29, 2019

Developer: Red Thread Games

Genre: Adventure

Draugen is a single-player, first-person Fjord Noir tale of suspense and mystery, set in 1920s Norway.


From the studio that brought you Dreamfall Chapters, and the creative team behind The Longest Journey and The Secret World, comes a first-person psychological mystery set in 1920s Norway.

The year is 1923. You play Edward Charles Harden, an American traveller who's come to Norway to find his missing sister. But you're not alone: at every step of the way, Edward's accompanied by his ward, Lissie; a gregarious, independent and enigmatic young woman. Together, you must explore this scenic coastal community — nestled amongst the fjords and mountains of rural Norway — in your search for Edward's sister, and unearth the darkness that lies beneath the picturesque surface.


"I am not alone": explore 1920s coastal Norway accompanied by a living, breathing, independent companion

Interact with your companion, Lissie, through a realistic and dynamic dialogue system

Experience a thrilling tale through the eyes of an increasingly unreliable narrator

Find your own path through a scenic setting that changes with the weather and Edward's mental state

"A story about what lies beneath": piece together a gripping narrative with unexpected twists and turns


A beautiful original musical score from award-winning composer Simon Poole (Dreamfall, The Secret World, The Park, Dreamfall Chapters)

Written by Ragnar Tørnquist (The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, The Secret World, Dreamfall Chapters)

Designed and developed by the team behind Dreamfall Chapters

Fully voiced in English, with motion-captured characters

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7 / 10

Draugen delivers a beautiful and captivating journey with interesting characters that leaves you wanting just a bit too much more.

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6.5 / 10.0
Raymond Porreca

Despite its narrative shortcomings, Draugen still has plenty to offer. Graavik has no shortage of beautiful views and stunningly detailed locations. In under three hours, Draugen pulls off a series of well-composed shots that are worth the entry price alone. Teddy and Lissie's story never reaches its full potential, but there are worse ways to spend a few hours than exploring a wind-swept fjord.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Draugen does a lot of tropes very well, but it does others in a tired way that garners side eye from me.

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8 / 10.0

Draugen is an enthralling series of mysteries wrapped in a beautiful, haunting landscape. Although some of the game might leave you stumbling around or questioning its direction, its hard to not play it to the very end and find out what has happened.

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