The Forbidden Islands are Calling, Unlock their Secrets Shipwrecked on an island, explore, adapt and navigate the land and perilous seas to stay alive.


The Forbidden Islands are Calling, Unlock their Secrets

Shipwrecked alone on an uncharted island, explore, adapt and navigate the land and perilous seas to stay alive.
As Kara, you are a warrior, caught at sea in a fierce storm, adrift from your tribe. Thrown from your boat, at the mercy of the turbulent waters, you are tossed on to the shores of the Forbidden Islands, a mysterious paradise.
With no boat, no food or tools, just the will and skill to survive, uncover this beautiful island’s rich resources. Craft tools and weapons to hunt and defend yourself against nature itself with its wild and fantastical creatures.
Whilst exploring further islands and the scattered ruins across their lands, secrets of the past and glimpses of the future are revealed. Unravel the mystery behind them all and you may find more than just your way home.

Uncover the Secrets Within

Embark on a personal journey and discover the history of the idyllic Forbidden Islands; each holding the key to a mystery and unexpected revelations.

Explore As Far As The Eye Can See

Head towards the horizon, advancing across the islands, each with their own diverse wildlife, landscapes and challenges to face.

Live Off The Land

Scavenge the islands’ untamed terrain for resources that you can use to craft a full range of tools and weapons to hunt wildlife and upgrade your boat. You must set sail when resources become scarce.

Build Your Perfect Seacraft

Your boat is your key companion on this journey, carefully craft your own custom sailing vessel to take on the treacherous waters, traversing from one island to the next. Design your boat to battle tempestuous winds, monstrous waves, and deadly sea creatures.

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Windbound Ratings & Reviews

  • 31%
    Critics Recommend
  • 65
    Top Critic Average
  • Weak
    OpenCritic Rating
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Daily Mirror
by Eugene Sowah
This is certainly one of 2020’s hidden gems, and survival enthusiasts will want to get stuck into this gruelling but beautiful experience.
by Jim Hargreaves
6 / 10
The barriers that Windbound puts up makes it a tough game to enjoy, at least initially. It will take time to appreciate what it brings to the survival genre with its clever boat-building and authored open world action, though these smart nuances often go hand-in-hand with tedious, sometimes frustrating stretches of playtime.
by Andrew King
5 / 10
Windbound drops you in a world of wilderness and open water but fails to make exploration compelling.
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Windbound System Requirements



OSWindows 10/7/8/8.1/Vista (64 bit)
OSWindows 10/7/8/8.1/Vista (64 bit)
Processor2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
Processor2.66GHz Intel Core i7
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory6 GB RAM
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 630, Radeon HD 5670
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 5200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, Radeon HD 7800
DirectXVersion 11
DirectXVersion 11
Storage4 GB available space
Storage4 GB available space
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