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Dear Esther

Dear Esther (PC) game cover art
Platform: PC
Genre: Adventure
Developer: The Chinese Room

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06/19/2008

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Staff Reviews

Dear Esther review

Reviewed February 08, 2009

Lewis Denby says: "Dear Esther doesn't function like most of its peers, so applying the relatively rigid structure of traditional games criticism doesn't quite work. Attempting to do so would only lead to futile conclusions like 'too easy', 'too short' and 'too ugly', none of which are remotely relevant to the quality of this whimsical creation. Dear Esther feels more like an art-house film, or the mental picture conjured up by a good poem. And I want you to understand that this is something I'd love for everyone to try out."
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Dear Esther review

Reviewed February 14, 2012

Andy Chalk says: "Dear Esther is barely a videogame by any conventional sense of the term and approaching it like one will lead to nothing but frustration. But if you're lucky, it clicks, not as a game but as a powerful and moving emotional experience."
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Reader Reviews

Dear Esther review

Reviewed June 29, 2012

bbbmoney says: "Bold as it sounds, the game design here is quite fundamental. Move, and trigger."
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Dear Esther review

Reviewed June 04, 2014

JoeTheDestroyer says: "Dear Esther, I fear I may be responsible for murder. It seems I have bored someone to death..."
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