What Gamespot Users have to say about Dear Esther

  • Rating:8.5

    It's not a game, it's interactive art.

    There is very little in Dear Esther, if anything, that will qualify it as a game. There is no (given) objective, no opposition, nothing. It's just you, the limited control you are given over your character, and the islan... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3

    Save your money.

    I don't understand how this game is getting such high ratings. It is very slow and very dull. I found myself very frustrated with how slowly your character moves and there doesn't appear to be any way to interact with ... Read Full Review

    3 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Dear Esther : a unique and amazing experience

    wow! Dear esther is one of the most memorable things that you will ever see on that monitor of yours in in my opinion ;) . The level detail and the amazing environment seems out of the world and will simply blow you away... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A beautiful, poetic walk and a narrator with letters as a remembrance of his loss

    This isn't just a game, this is a perfect example of such that hasthe ability to emotionally touch its players through exceptional storytelling. It shines and stands out because of its unique experience. This leave a pri... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    The first ever cult game?

    It is what it reads, I knew of cult movies, but never guessed there could be a cult game, if I can call it a game however. Some can say that the game is very slow, but I beg to differ. The game is not slow in anyway.... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

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

    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 pretty much anything oth... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

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

    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 fans of Skyrim [graphic... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

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

    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, this is for you. T... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2

    Just Let Me Run!

    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 few minutes in an arti... Read Full Review

    4 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Anything to do???

    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 that the game is bugged... Read Full Review

    3 of 11 users found the following review helpful