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Description

Dear Esther is the commercial remake of a Half-Life 2 modification of the same name first released in 2007. This version was redesigned entirely for the Source engine. The game is set on a remote, desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides. It is entirely story-driven and has no action sequences. It is possible to swim in certain section, but the player's character is immediately called back when he dies. The player walks the protagonist around, exploring the island, while a narrator gradually releases information about the meaning, hinting at a motorway accident. While he moves towards an aerial through four chapters with a linear design, the significance of the accident and the link to the island become apparent. Through its slow pace and the classical-driven music, the focus is more on the ambiance and the experience, than on actual gameplay, even though there are hardly any scripted parts.

Screenshots

Dear Esther Windows An abandoned boat you cannot reach
Dear Esther Windows Looking down inside a giant shaft
Dear Esther Macintosh Title & main menu
Dear Esther Windows More glowing markings inside a cave

Promo Images

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Critic Reviews

GameOver (Greece) Windows Feb 13, 2012 10 out of 10 100
Bit-Tech Windows Feb 14, 2012 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Windows Feb 15, 2012 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Windows Feb 16, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.be Windows Feb 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Meristation Windows Feb 24, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Gameblog.fr Windows Feb 23, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Spy Windows Feb 15, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamingUnion.net Windows Feb 20, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Darkstation Windows Mar 09, 2012 4 out of 10 40

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Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2012 – Best Story of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • 2012 - #5 Best Indie Game / Mod of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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