Dear Esther Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and @JonahMonaghan.

OverviewOverview

In Dear Esther you explore an uninhabited Hebridean island while an old man reads a series of letters to his eponymous deceased wife. Themes of love, loss, guilt and redemption intertwine with the bleak geography and orchestral music. As you explore the derelict remains of buildings, shipwrecks and caves, you find a story that must be interpreted to make sense.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 14/02/2012

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Open World

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: @ChineseRoom

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 3 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Dear Esther usually costs £7.99.
 

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Xbox One £7.99
PS4 £7.99

Dear Esther

PC Free

EA Play

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 with infrequent mild swearing. Examiner expands on the rating: The director’s commentary features the phrase ‘holy *!@?*!’ The narrator makes several references to taking large amounts of painkillers, with phrases like ‘I swallow fistfuls of diazepam and paracetamol to stay conscious’.

ESRB rated this TEEN with Drug Reference and Language.

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