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Score Breakdown Based on 534 ratings
  1. 10 (56)
  2. 9 (131)
  3. 8 (152)
  4. 7 (73)
  5. 6 (33)
  6. 5 (19)
  7. 4 (15)
  8. 3 (17)
  9. 2 (16)
  10. 1 (22)

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  • User Rating 6

    The graphics are absolutely amazing, but, the lack of any gameplay at all ruins it.

    Rated on February 14, 2012 by madroberto

    When I first started the game out, I was astonished by the gorgeous graphics, I set it all to max and felt as if it were real life. As I walked along in the game, I eventually became bored. I ventured...

    4 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    A beautiful and poetic experience with a haunting narrative that will leave a lasting imprint on you.

    Rated on August 27, 2012 by TheWildScotsmen

    Dear Esther is a compelling and poetic take on interactive storytelling that leaves a lasting imprint on you. It is only 1-2 hours long, which is not worth $10. Yet, the game is a compelling narrative...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    An absolute triumph of graphic storytelling and poetic exploration

    Rated on February 14, 2012 by TalSet_11

    Before I get underway, I need to say a few things about my experience as a gamer. I play and appreciate all kinds of games. I love action games, adventure games, horror games, role-playing games, st...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Harmony of Sound and Graphics

    Rated on February 15, 2012 by ConstantinNC

    The first time I knew about the game was yesterday, I decided to download it and give it a try, and I am glad I did, its so gorgeous that I could not stop playing it until the finish. This game is ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    This will be one of, if not, THE most unique "game" you have ever played.

    Rated on February 15, 2012 by fatee

    Dear Esther is not, by tradtional sense of the word, a game. It is a living narrative, conveyed in the perfect medium. No book, no movie or painting can portray the telling of this story as a game...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5

    Anything to do???

    Rated on February 15, 2012 by sergiulina

    Great great landscapes.That's all.I was bored after 1 hour of playing.You just walk the sea shore and that's all.From time to time the narrator tells some story,just to not let you asleep or think tha...

    3 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2

    Just Let Me Run!

    Rated on February 15, 2012 by Somerandomsht

    I thought this sounded pretty good, and it could have been, if it wasn't so slow. I can appreciate a beautiful picture or a poem as much as the next person, but I do not want to listen to one every fe...

    4 out of 15 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Dear Esther as an experience, is perfect. As a game, it's debatable.

    Rated on February 15, 2012 by FreakshowGamer

    Dear Esther is a glorified virtual 'hiking' trip with a very absorbing narrative. It may sound a little bland and not very entertaining, but if you're a fan of memorable stories and gorgeous eye-candy...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Poetry in visual electronic form in which you can see in a three dimensional world with an amazing musical score!

    Rated on February 15, 2012 by Julius777

    Not a game. A story. Poetry. This is for the thinker. The man or woman who enjoys a good tale without the stress of having to manipulate it. Dear Esther has fantastic graphics (I feel bad for fan...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    This game takes gaming in a direction that I've never seen before.

    Rated on February 15, 2012 by Eruptflail

    Audio - 10/10 Graphics - 10/10 Plot - 10/10 Gameplay/controls - 7/10 Length - Less than 2 hours. This game is not a traditional videogame. There is no fighting, action, sports, killing, or pret...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.