A deserted island... a lost man... memories of a fatal crash... a book written by a dying explorer. Dear Esther is a ghost story told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional gameplay, the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here. Fragments of story are randomly triggered by moving around the environments, making every telling unique. Features a stunning, specially commissioned soundtrack. Forget the normal rules of play; if nothing seems real here, it's because it may just be all a delusion. What is the significance of the aerial - What happened on the motorway - is the island real or imagined - who is Esther and why has she chosen to summon you here? The answers are out there, on the lost beach and the tunnels under the island. Or then again, they may just not be, after all...

Review RSS Feed Thesoldierintheswamp says
10 Thesoldierintheswamp

May 31st, 2011 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

deep...

taintxl says
7 taintxl

May 24th, 2011 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

The music,speech and atmosphere was excellent and made this mod a great experience but unfortunately player direction was a little lacking but small things like these do not matter.

Well done developer.

xxx.xxx.xxx says
9 xxx.xxx.xxx

May 24th, 2011 1 person agrees 1 person doesn't

I like these personal quest's, it would be nice though if you had to
solve, some puzzles or follow trails of sound or something.
The visuals and sounds are truly of great quality, it gave me a shocking yet satisfying experience wich i hope will be doubled, by playing the remade version sometime soon.

Get it here : Moddb.com

Mxthe says
10 Mxthe

May 22nd, 2011 1 person agrees 1 person doesn't

When Poetry meets great visual ambience.
When Art meets Design.
When Great Voice Acting meets Great Script.
When Strong Narrative Elements are implied ant not exposed.
When an entirely new "MOOD" arises.

You get Dear Esther.

Don't expect to "Have Fun" here, you won't be shooting anything, it is like going to the Museum while Reading poetry.

It is beautiful, it is interesting, it is deep and immersive.

SwarbTron says
9 SwarbTron

Apr 21st, 2011 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

Great game. Very relaxing to play. There may be no guns or even puzzles to solve, but this game is a whole different category of gaming. The dialogue is fantastic as you transverse throughout the island. The calming and ambient music ands to the relaxation of the game as well. If you are looking for a game to kick back and relax, then I recommend playing this game.

konvo says
10 konvo

Apr 14th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Unique mod 10/10

hollowminds says
9 hollowminds

Apr 3rd, 2011 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

A grim tale, a beautiful script and a calming score.

Estranged says
10 Estranged

Apr 2nd, 2011 4 people agree 4 people don't

While the mapping in this mod wasn't world class, the sheer experience that it gives was amazing. I highly recommend this mod to all people out there.

jjuaslol says
9 jjuaslol

Mar 21st, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Very great storytelling and atmosphere are so well done here that it is impossible not to give this mod a 9/10 A mod with great ideas and I hope for there to be more!

Kopzr says
6 Kopzr

Mar 7th, 2011 2 people agree 2 people don't

Being a second-language english speaker, i didn't understand enought of the commentaries to understand what was going on really, but maybe that was the purpouse of the game, seeing how many doubts he had.

Could you add some subtitles for all us non-US/England/whatever players?

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