Begin a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years.
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“A deserted island…a lost man…memories of a fatal crash…a book written by a dying explorer.”

Two years in the making, the highly anticipated Indie remake of the cult mod Dear Esther arrives on PC. Dear Esther immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides. As you step forwards, a voice begins to read fragments of a letter: "Dear Esther..." - and so begins a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years. Abandoning traditional gameplay for a pure story-driven experience, Dear Esther fuses its beautiful environments with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption.

Forget the normal rules of play; if nothing seems real here, it’s because it may just be all a delusion. What is the significance of the aerial -- What happened on the motorway -- is the island real or imagined -- who is Esther and why has she chosen to summon you here? The answers are out there, on the lost beach, the windswept cliffs and buried in the darkness of the tunnels beneath the island… Or then again, they may just not be, after all…

Dear Esther is supported by Indie Fund.

Key features:

  • Every play-through a unique experience, with randomly generated audio, visuals and events.
  • Explore Incredible environments that push the Source engine to new levels of beauty.
  • A poetic, semi-randomised story like you've never experienced in a game before.
  • Stunning soundtrack featuring world-class musicians.
  • An uncompromisingly inventive game delivered to the highest AAA standards.

Soundtrack

Jessica Curry's haunting and beautiful soundtrack to Dear Esther, now available on Steam, has been a hit with gamers and critics alike. Reviewers have said ""Curry's score reflects the player's feelings without oppressively instructing them. Exquisitely constructed, both sonically and visually" (Eurogamer), "as beautiful as the game is, it’d be remiss not to mention Curry’s atmospheric soundtrack...impossible to ignore." (Edge), "spellbinding, fascinating aural landscape: a resounding success" (Square Enix), "Curry's delicate & understated musical score achieves a level of excellence. It's the ultimate achievement of composition." (Bitgamer). The soundtrack was shortlisted for the Excellence in Audio award at the Independent Games Festival 2012

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    • OS:Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64
    • Processor:Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz or higher
    • Memory:1GB XP / 2GB Vista
    • Graphics:DirectX 9 compliant video card with Shader model 3.0 support. NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better (Pre-Sandybridge Intel graphics chipsets not yet supported)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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    • Processor: Quad core 2.4GHz or higher
    • Memory:1GB XP / 2GB Vista
    • Graphics:DirectX 9 compliant video card with Shader model 3.0 support. NVidia 8800, ATI Radeon 2900 pro or better (Pre-Sandybridge Intel graphic chipsets not supported)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.6.7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 2 GB of Space
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
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Daerphen
( 記録時間: 1.5 時間 )
投稿日: 7月2日
Very beautiful walking simulator. The story takes place on an island. Sadly it is very straight forward, no much room for exploration. There are a couple of houses and caves that are optional to explore.
The game is devided into 4 chapters, each will take about 10-20 minutes (depending on how much you explore the surrounding and take screenshots).
Make sure to play this in one session, because when you exit the game, you have to start from chapter 1 again. Once you completed the game you can replay every chapter from the main menu.
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The All Mighty Gaben
( 記録時間: 5.9 時間 )
投稿日: 7月1日
Really interesting story, amazing design and chilling.

10/10
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loughlin
( 記録時間: 2.9 時間 )
投稿日: 6月30日
Amazing. If you like Call of Duty steer clear. If you like to engage your brain a little bit when playing and let the story take over you will like this. For fans of Brothers, Ethan Carter and Amnesia.
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Puri-Puri Prisoner
( 記録時間: 0.1 時間 )
投稿日: 6月28日
Boy, I sure do love walking





I'm disabled
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dot.darkness
( 記録時間: 1.2 時間 )
投稿日: 6月28日
Not a style of game I typically go for, but I was hopeful. I don't mind the lack of gameplay, but I didn't find the unfolding narrative to be intriguing enough to pay off in the end. Some environments were nice, but most of the time it just looked like Half-Life 2.
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Meghapixel
( 記録時間: 1.4 時間 )
投稿日: 6月28日
oh my gosh! i must review this game. this game is so amazing! i don't understand why the brats here have to negatively rate this game.. they obviously didn't read a damn thing about the game before buying it... then getting ♥♥♥♥♥♥ when it wasn't what they wanted. RESEARCH your games before you dumbly buy something and think you're going to have a fallout 4 experience.. ffs people.

NOW LISTEN

this isn't your typical game, it is more of a physical audio book.. i think i'll have to play this a few times because i was so freaking blown away by the graphics and landscapes and places that i didn't taken in the entire story.... THIS GAME HAS SOME OF THE BEST GRAPHICS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
ever seen a 4k skyrim texture mod? this is it... this is it. ( besides the flowers and mushrooms being completely flat and "turn" when you walk around/past them ) but come on, THIS GAME HAS AN EPIC AMOUNT OF SCENERY

don't buy this game expecting a game, you don't interact with the world, you don't do anything but walk places and look and have your mind blown over and over.. enjoy the story. the end.

not necessarily worth $10 ... about like 1/4th that, but it was worth it in my eyes.. i can replay this many many many times and the photographer in me will work hours to get some photos of this place ( which is my goal )
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PrincessAlmighty
( 記録時間: 42.9 時間 )
投稿日: 6月28日
Literally makes me cry. From the ♥♥♥♥♥♥. with love! :D
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Proysen
( 記録時間: 3.2 時間 )
投稿日: 6月27日
Proof that the source engine can still be used for art. Source SDK, give it a try, learn to model, it will change your life.
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Jocko
( 記録時間: 2.0 時間 )
投稿日: 6月27日
First of all, understand why a lot of (if not most) negative reviews exist: People don't comprehend the game.

This is one of those games that you don't play, you live it.
It requires emotional sensitivity to grasp its content, and specially its intent.
Yes, it is only walking through beautiful places, but that's not the point.
This game is a journey, not only on your computer screen, but also a personal one. Open yourself to this game and you'll understand it, but most important, you may understand yourself.

I strongly recommend this game for all those who face depression and understand its nature.
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not_imposter_lynx
( 記録時間: 2.8 時間 )
投稿日: 6月27日
¯\_(^u^)_/¯ Can't complain!
I liked it, nice narration, slightly spooky or atmospheric as they say. For 3 hours and a price of under 10,- definetely worth the buy.
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記録時間: 6.8 時間
投稿日: 6月14日
As an English major, maybe I am biased. Maybe also I am biased by the facts that my fiance died 12 months ago, that my mother died several months after that, and that my father soon died after her. It has been a rough year. Maybe that's why I love this game, and why I already own about ~3-4 copies of it so far, due to Humble Bundles and whatnot...

But perhaps not.

I loved Dear Esther long before any of that stared, after all. I certainly played it at least more than 21 times, trying to figure out where its lines were, though I could never exactly locate them on my maps. I would try to explain it to my fiance, to my dad, to my mom, back when they were still alive, why a 'video game' meant so much to me. How stupid was that? Trying to explain why a 'video game' actually meant something? Instanity, right? Like a barnacle, clinging stupidly to a rock, just trying to not slide into the ocean.

Or, perhaps, it is just that Dear Esther is really not a game, but rather a brilliant piece of existential human literature? Is that a real option? Really?

Maybe this 'game' is as good as the hype, or at least maybe it is for those who are listening for its quiet themes and narratives. Maybe it captured something its 'haters' are deaf to.

Ah, who cares...

This is my all-time favourite video 'game', and I don't care if it's not really a game or not, or if scores of others don't understand/appreciate it and instead choose to pile heaps of scorn/mockery/ridicule on it for not fitting within the mold they've decided it needs to fit.

This is, uquestionably, IMHO, the greatest video 'game' I've ever played, full-stop, even if there is no actual game to play. Dear Esther is a rare, precious gem of a 'game', and it makes me feel good just to have had the priveledge of experiencing it.
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記録時間: 23.5 時間
投稿日: 6月17日
Do not get this if you are expecting a game.
You do not shoot anything, in fact there are no other characters or any other living things with the exception of a random bird or two.

I wouldn't even recommend getting this at the full price of $10, but I am not hating on this.

This little piece of software is in a strange little categoy that is hard to explain, but it is rather fun to walk around on this island and check things out, look at the beauty, and listen to the story unfold. This is not a game it is dark poetry and I would highly recommend it if there is a steam sale on. Be warned, you can complete the whole thing in about an hour...but since it is so short it is fun to walk through several times because you have a tendancy to find things you missed the first time.

P.S. It has some pretty caves.
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投稿日: 6月28日
oh my gosh! i must review this game. this game is so amazing! i don't understand why the brats here have to negatively rate this game.. they obviously didn't read a damn thing about the game before buying it... then getting ♥♥♥♥♥♥ when it wasn't what they wanted. RESEARCH your games before you dumbly buy something and think you're going to have a fallout 4 experience.. ffs people.

NOW LISTEN

this isn't your typical game, it is more of a physical audio book.. i think i'll have to play this a few times because i was so freaking blown away by the graphics and landscapes and places that i didn't taken in the entire story.... THIS GAME HAS SOME OF THE BEST GRAPHICS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
ever seen a 4k skyrim texture mod? this is it... this is it. ( besides the flowers and mushrooms being completely flat and "turn" when you walk around/past them ) but come on, THIS GAME HAS AN EPIC AMOUNT OF SCENERY

don't buy this game expecting a game, you don't interact with the world, you don't do anything but walk places and look and have your mind blown over and over.. enjoy the story. the end.

not necessarily worth $10 ... about like 1/4th that, but it was worth it in my eyes.. i can replay this many many many times and the photographer in me will work hours to get some photos of this place ( which is my goal )
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2 人中 2 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 2.0 時間
投稿日: 6月27日
First of all, understand why a lot of (if not most) negative reviews exist: People don't comprehend the game.

This is one of those games that you don't play, you live it.
It requires emotional sensitivity to grasp its content, and specially its intent.
Yes, it is only walking through beautiful places, but that's not the point.
This game is a journey, not only on your computer screen, but also a personal one. Open yourself to this game and you'll understand it, but most important, you may understand yourself.

I strongly recommend this game for all those who face depression and understand its nature.
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2 人中 2 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 42.9 時間
投稿日: 6月28日
Literally makes me cry. From the ♥♥♥♥♥♥. with love! :D
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4 人中 3 人 (75%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 2.5 時間
投稿日: 6月15日
I played this when it first came out on Steam. And it stays with me to this day, unlike almost everything else I have played. The music is superb - bravo, Jessica Curry! - and the journey I took meant so much more to me than any other PC game.
No, you cannot hop and jump etc. That takes some getting used to. But you don't need to. From the vistas to the haunting speeches, from the shock of a half-seen spectral figure to the jarringly unnatural elements of some of the scenery, such as car parts and glowing paintings, playing this game changed me. I genuinely experienced a great deal, and the ending left me speechless with joy.
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記録時間: 2.0 時間
投稿日: 6月26日
there are lots of rocks and it gave me the tinglies
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3 人中 2 人 (67%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 5.4 時間
投稿日: 6月21日
Very awe-inspiring and emotional. The graphics in this game have really been improved.

I remember when I first tried this game out when it was a mod for Source (2007 I think?). It always struck me as a unique mod at the time that sort of strayed away from action in favor of narration, suspense, and a bit of exploration.

Runtime is only about an hour and half if you take your time, but I feel its worth it. Great job.
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10 人中 5 人 (50%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
おすすめしません
記録時間: 1.3 時間
投稿日: 6月26日
This game was an enjoyable experience, but it's length left *much* to be desired - my 1.3 hours of gameplay was completing the game in it's entirety AND exploring off the intended path only to find nothing of value. While the story and environments were positively beautiful, it felt completely linear and narrative driven with little no action that can be considered "gameplay" and virtually no replay value. I got this game via a bundle online, and if you can as well I would say it would be worthwhile to play through it for the short but captivating story. Otherwise, I cannot recommend purchasing this game at it's current value of $10.
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Dear Esther、親愛なるエスターの影を追い、”彼”は無人の小島を彷徨う
日本語化modあり、またPLAYISMから日本語版が販売されている

まず語らなくてはならないのは、これは本当にゲームなのか? ということ
本作には一切の選択がなく、プレイヤーが出来るのは島を彷徨う”彼”の視点と歩みを動かすことだけ
スプリントもジャンプも不可能であり、インベントリも存在しない、ライトのON-OFFですら自動で行われる
荒廃していながらも美しい島を眺めながら静かに流れる音楽を聞き、”彼”の独白に耳を傾けることで本作は進行する
おそらく明確に言い切ることが出来る人はいないだろうが、少なくとも筆者はこれはゲームであると思う
無理やり既存の枠に本作を当てはめるとすればADVなのだろうが、このジャンルにおいてほとんどの作品が(ビジュアルノベルでさえも)
「プレイヤーが行うことの出来る」選択肢を用意していることから、今作はゲーム性のないデジタルノベルと同じだ、という人もいるかもしれない
だが同じ一本道とはいえ、クリックして次のテキストを表示するという行為が、ページをめくる行為と相違ないデジタルノベルとは大きくことなり、プレイヤーは視点を動かし、歩を進めることが出来る、そして”彼”の独白には幾許かのランダム性がある
つまり他のプレイヤーと同じ状況は生まれようがない、誰かが海を眺めながら聞いていた独白を、貴方は月を眺めながら聞いているかもしれないのだ
このまったくもってランダムな「体験」はゲームといって差し支えないだろう

さて今作の内容だが、正直に言って多くの人には退屈かも知れない
というのも”彼”の歩みは遅く、ただ歩くという行為しか出来ないので、短気な人にはまったくもって向かない
また物語になにかしらの派手さを求めている人にもおそらく合わないだろう。筆者も最初の二十分ほどが非常に退屈に思われた
だが歩み続け、洞窟のシークエンスまで到達した時、多くの人が今作に引き込まれ、また激しく印象を受けるであろう
多様な光の青に覆われ、何本もの蝋燭が揺らめく洞窟を極上の音楽と独白を聞きながら巡り、そこから抜けだして月の煌めく夜空と再びで会った時、島に対するそれまでのうら寂しい荒野のような印象は消え去り、その美しさに目を見張ることになる
本作はSource Engineで作られており(unityへの移行が計画されている模様)ビジュアルが飛び抜けていいというわけではない
だがここまでの印象と幻想的な美しさを感じさせるのはUE4やCryEngineなどのビジュアル表現に長けたエンジンを使用しても簡単に出せるものではないだろう
ここまでくると多くのプレイヤーは”彼”の物語へと引きこまれており、最後まで一気にプレイしたくなっているはずだ
そして”彼”の独白で語られる物語は漠然としていて、全てを捉えることが出来ない
多くの人物が語られ、起きた結果だけは確かであるがその過程、人物関係などは謎のままである、というのは語り部が一人こそあれ、芥川龍之介の藪の中を彷彿とさせる、というのは言い過ぎだろうか
プレイヤーが明確に読み取れるのは”彼”がエスターという女性を深く深く愛していたということだけであり、エスターが”彼”とどんな関係にあったのかすら明確には分からない。妻、恋人、娘、叶わぬ恋の相手、あるいは”彼”が”彼”そのものを死に至らしめんとする病原菌であると考察する人もいるようだ
さらにいえば”彼”は本当に島を歩いているのかどうかも分からない、途中幻覚としか思えないシーンが挿入されるが、そもそも島自体が幻覚、あるいは夢である可能性だってある(無数に置かれた輝く蝋燭、岩壁や洞窟内に描かれた化学式らしき線、まるでイコンのように飾られた超音波エコー装置などがその疑念を強める、だが”彼”が明るいうちに置いた可能性だって捨てきれない)
そして最後のシーン、”彼”は死んだのだろうか、それとも生きている?いやそもそも死んでいた?
真実は分からない、だがインタビューで開発者の一人はこう述べている

確かに理解できない部分もわざと用意してありますが、
決してプレイヤーを惑わせるためのものではなく、
あくまでもプレイヤー一人ひとりに個々の解釈を持ってもらうためです。
そこには、正解も間違いもありません。

ただ、物語を少しずつ提示されると、人は勝手に想像力で埋めようとしますよね。
その行動は、良い物語づくりには欠かせないものだと考えています。


つまりはそういうことだろう、プレイヤーは”彼”の独白から何かを感じ取れる、その感じ取ったもの、それがおそらく真実なのだ

本作は決して万人向けの作品ではないだろう、だがハマる人にはカチッとはまるはずだ
他のADVや、下手をすると映画よりもずっと短いプレイ時間の中でこれほど強い印象を抱かせる作品はそうそう存在しないであろう
少しでも肌に合いそうだと感じたのなら是非プレイして見てほしい
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