The Long Dark Episode Three: Crossroads Elegy Available Now

By Sean Carey,
The long-awaited third episode for The Long Dark is now available to download and play. The story of Wintermute continues, this time from Dr Astrid Greenwood's point of view.


In the previous two episodes, players controlled Will Mackenzie, a pilot who crash-landed in the Northen Canadian wilderness. His ex-wife Dr Astrid Greenwood was aboard the plane too but wasn't found with the wreckage. Will sets out to find Astrid while trying to survive the harsh, frigid wilderness. Now we get to see playout Astrid's story after the crash.

Episode Three: Crossroads Elegy is available now.

This game was featured in our Best Xbox Survival Games to Play in 2018 article. Why not check it out to see what else made the cut?
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.
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  • Cellar AtticCellar Attic424,218
    Posted on 22 October 19 at 14:36Permalink
    How many episodes are there supposed to be? I haven't delved into this game yet because I'd rather wait until they are all available. AAAAAAAAND because the achievements look like a serious time-sink.
  • SheBeatsYouSheBeatsYou190,141
    Posted on 22 October 19 at 15:28, Edited on 22 October 19 at 15:50 by SheBeatsYouPermalink
    Cellar Attic said:
    How many episodes are there supposed to be? I haven't delved into this game yet because I'd rather wait until they are all available. AAAAAAAAND because the achievements look like a serious time-sink.
    I believe it's supposed to be 5 in total. The cheevos for the story are the quickest thou so no need to wait if you wanna delve in its the locations in survival mode and the surviving 500 days that are the time sink.
  • Posted on 22 October 19 at 18:04Permalink
    I'm going to wait until it's all realeased but I am definitely interested in the game. I wonder if it would be better to wait if you plan to 100% the game as well? Surviving for 500 hours might be more fun after all the content is released.
  • SheBeatsYouSheBeatsYou190,141
    Posted on 22 October 19 at 18:19, Edited on 22 October 19 at 18:20 by SheBeatsYouPermalink
    Stinky Big Buds said:
    I'm going to wait until it's all realeased but I am definitely interested in the game. I wonder if it would be better to wait if you plan to 100% the game as well? Surviving for 500 hours might be more fun after all the content is released.
    Thats what I did at first even thou I had the game since preview. It's good and bad. The good is there are more items and things to help the bad are that there will be more locations to visit for the location achievement and now that they modified the cooking system you can no longer just cook n wait you need to manage it now with pots that are heavy AF. So getting the 500 days is taking longer.

    I am still hoping they add a sled to help with the inventory issues since just wearing clothes and carrying a rifle burdens you let alone carrying food and water.
  • Posted on 22 October 19 at 18:55Permalink
    SheBeatsYou said:
    Stinky Big Buds said:
    I'm going to wait until it's all realeased but I am definitely interested in the game. I wonder if it would be better to wait if you plan to 100% the game as well? Surviving for 500 hours might be more fun after all the content is released.
    Thats what I did at first even thou I had the game since preview. It's good and bad. The good is there are more items and things to help the bad are that there will be more locations to visit for the location achievement and now that they modified the cooking system you can no longer just cook n wait you need to manage it now with pots that are heavy AF. So getting the 500 days is taking longer.

    I am still hoping they add a sled to help with the inventory issues since just wearing clothes and carrying a rifle burdens you let alone carrying food and water.
    Ahh ok that makes sense, it does sound like a really good game it's a 100% purchase when it's all out.
  • Paul LaserbeamPaul Laserbeam1,452,373
    Posted on 23 October 19 at 03:03Permalink
    just finished 100%, was fun
  • SashamorningSashamorning1,701,952
    Posted on 23 October 19 at 07:35Permalink
    I've loved this game for years. I probably won't ever finish the challenges, but I have the rest of it.

    It took 2 years for episode 3 to come out after the 2nd, but they've done a lot of polishing the game in the meantime. No idea how long it'll take to get all 5.
    Brevity is the soul of wit. ~W.S. / I guess I'm not witty. ~Sasha
  • Posted on 23 October 19 at 10:34Permalink
    Does it cost extra money for these episodes or are they included in base game? I've enjoyed my experience with it but forget how the episodes work.
  • SheBeatsYouSheBeatsYou190,141
    Posted on 23 October 19 at 15:19Permalink
    Mr Peanutbubber said:
    Does it cost extra money for these episodes or are they included in base game? I've enjoyed my experience with it but forget how the episodes work.
    Free update
  • SheBeatsYouSheBeatsYou190,141
    Posted on 23 October 19 at 15:23, Edited on 23 October 19 at 15:26 by SheBeatsYouPermalink
    Love the mechanics with checking the survivors and healing them
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    feel like it could be really expanded on thou.

    The Story is pretty Meh so far IMO with this episode. The game lost me at the part when I'm
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    .... WTF is that all about that how they do things in Canada? :P

    (Hopes I did the spoiler thingy correctly)
  • SashamorningSashamorning1,701,952
    Posted on 24 October 19 at 00:35Permalink
    Mr Peanutbubber said:
    Does it cost extra money for these episodes or are they included in base game? I've enjoyed my experience with it but forget how the episodes work.
    All DLC is free.
    Brevity is the soul of wit. ~W.S. / I guess I'm not witty. ~Sasha
  • Posted on 24 October 19 at 02:13Permalink
    Sashamorning said:
    Mr Peanutbubber said:
    Does it cost extra money for these episodes or are they included in base game? I've enjoyed my experience with it but forget how the episodes work.
    All DLC is free.
    Thanks for feedback, guys. toast
  • EverdredEverdred497,189
    Posted on 11 November 19 at 20:45Permalink
    Paul Laserbeam said:
    just finished 100%, was fun
    How long did it take you?
  • Paul LaserbeamPaul Laserbeam1,452,373
    Posted on 11 November 19 at 23:28Permalink
    Everdred said:
    Paul Laserbeam said:
    just finished 100%, was fun
    How long did it take you?
    to do the newest episode? idk, couple hours. I don't stare at the clock when I play
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