“A deserted island…a lost man…memories of a fatal crash…a book written by a dying explorer.” Two years in the making, the highly anticipated Indie remake of the cult mod Dear Esther arrives on PC. Dear Esther immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides. As you step forwards, a voice begins to read fragments of a letter: "Dear Esther..." - and so begins a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years. Abandoning traditional gameplay for a pure story-driven experience, Dear Esther fuses it’s beautiful environments with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption. Winner of 2012 IGF Excellence in Visual Art. Supported by Indie Fund.

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An engaging tale that sent chills through my spine at times and left me wishing it would never end.

An amazing experience that had a profound emotional impact on me. This beautifully crafted game pushes the industry forwards and should be on everyone's must-play list.

his looks good i love survival

Excellent crafting in both audio and visuals

It is almost exactly like the old mod except with better graphics, but they were stunning graphics.

I got it with the HIB8. The game is maybe 2 hours long at max if you walk slowly.

I think the original price of $10 is way too high. This is more like a really fancy, empty movie. I wouldn't go to the theaters for that price if this was a movie.

Beautiful graphics
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Good level design and sound!

It's interesting. I don't realy like it as a game, but as a kind of interactive storytelling-experiment it's quite exciting. Though I waited and ached for something to happen in the beginning, I was quite pleased by the atmosphere, which is kind of spooky sometimes.

Dear Esther surprised me. When I first heard news of it and what it was about, I partialy knew what to expect. Looking at some of the screenshots I could see that it had amazing visuals and a very somber atmosphere, which is what I like. To some people, Dear Esther isn't a normal game, but more like an experience. Rather than having an objective or some kind of enemy to defeat, Dear Esther tells a story as you walk through the game, and that's it.

Dear Esther has a deep feeling of sorrow and regret. The melancholy story and gloomy atmosphere go along perfectly with each other. It starts off with the character looking for answers, looking for way to be with what he once lost. As the story progresses, he talks of people from his past, jumping from one story to the others. There's a great amount of abiguity, forcing you to try and piece together the story yourself, but that's part of what gives this game it's charm.

For me, Dear Esther truely is a unique game, a real masterpiece. Dear Esther surprised me because I didn't expect such an amazing and beautiful experience to come with it. Definitely one of, and maybe even my favorite game of all time.

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KittyBubbles says

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This game surprised me.
Amazing graphics, almost like real life...
A nice storyline, with a unexpected ending.

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