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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 Chapter selection
Dear Esther Windows Another ship left abandoned with its cargo
Dear Esther Windows An abandoned boat you cannot reach
Dear Esther Windows The end of the caves

Promo Images

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Critic Reviews

Game Watcher Feb, 2012 9 out of 10 90
videogamer.com Feb 13, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Multiplayer.it Feb 20, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gamer.nl Feb 14, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Atomic Gamer Feb 18, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Meristation Feb 24, 2012 8 out of 10 80
3D Juegos Feb 17, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Mana Pool Aug 08, 2012 7.4 out of 10 74
GamingUnion.net Feb 20, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Darkstation 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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Sciere (393944) added Dear Esther (Windows) on Feb 19, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (165413) and Iggi (9247)