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...

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4 TheUnbeholden

Jun 12th, 2013 2 people agree 0 people don't

Feels like a average novel, or a guided tour through museum. As far as art games go, this is essentially the most mediocre, it gives us no way to interact with the world, to feel like your a part of something. you essentially walk.. and walk.. and walk. Boring us enough to force us to listen to it talk about whatever it feels is important.

If they want us to give a damn, then DO something. Anything. This game feels like a modern military shooter, in that it's the same kind of **** we've seen before. Dear Esther feels like every art game we've already played.

u-235 says
4 u-235

Feb 22nd, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Did not understand the point behind the mod. The scenery is nice though.

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4 Peguin

Nov 28th, 2011

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4 mousearmy

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4 GameExplorer

Mar 12th, 2011

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4 Patres87

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4 Genion23

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