What Gamespot Users have to say about Dear Esther

  • Rating:7

    You won't find a more unique title all month

    Dear Esther completely changes the language in which we communicate with a videogame; it is an interactive experience whose notion of interactivity demands much more from the players than they are used to.Superb. If you ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • 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