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Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

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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.
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About Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

About this game

'A deserted island... a lost man... memories of a fatal crash... a book written by a dying explorer.'

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.

Key features:

  • Every play-through is a unique experience, with randomly generated audio, visuals and events.
  • Explore incredible environments that fully immerse you in the haunting island and its mysterious past.
  • A poetic, semi-randomized story like you've never experienced in a game before.
  • Stunning soundtrack composed by Jessica Curry, featuring world-class musicians.
  • An uncompromisingly inventive game delivered to the highest AAA standards.

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition has been remade with the Unity engine, featuring a full audio remaster, and the addition of a brand-new Directors' Commentary mode, allowing players to explore the island and learn what inspired the game and how it was crafted by The Chinese Room and Rob Briscoe.

Game Details

Release Date:
February 14, 2017
Developers:
The Chinese Room
Robert Briscoe
Publisher:
Secret Mode
Supported Languages:
English +
Genres:
Walking Simulator
Exploration

Adventure
Theme:
Atmospheric
Play Style:
First-Person
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Cloud

Commentary available

Remote Play on TV

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 (2 * 2400), AMD Athlon X2 4200+ (2 * 2200) or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT (256 MB), AMD Radeon X1600 XT (256 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 (2 * 2660), AMD A8-3850 (4 * 2900) or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (1024 MB), AMD Radeon HD7770 (1024 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: 10.7.5 - 10.12.1
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2 * 2260) or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 (256 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: 10.7.5 - 10.12.1
  • Processor: Intel i5-3470S (4 * 2900) or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (1024 MB), Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1024 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 (2 * 2400), AMD Athlon X2 4200+ (2 * 2200) or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT (256 MB), AMD Radeon X1600 XT (256 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 (2 * 2660), AMD A8-3850 (4 * 2900) or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (1024 MB), AMD Radeon HD7770 (1024 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: 10.7.5 - 10.12.1
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2 * 2260) or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 (256 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: 10.7.5 - 10.12.1
  • Processor: Intel i5-3470S (4 * 2900) or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (1024 MB), Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1024 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Statistics

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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
80.77%
Easy
9.62%
Just Right
7.69%
Tough
1.92%
Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 80.77%  of players consider this game to be Simple

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
1.59%
Played It
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Halfway
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Beat It
53.97%
Conquered It
42.86%
Completionist! 42.86%  of players have Conquered It

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 3 ratings
67% of users would recommend this.
4.7

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Phantom
I really enjoyed the game, more than I expected to be honest. The graphics are amazing and the main selling point in my opinion. The world is just absolutely beautiful. Graphics and audio (music as well as narrator voice) set such a good atmosphere - chilling and calming, very sublime - that walking through the chapters really is a joy. It just felt like taking a long walk on a small island. I have to admit, though, that I probably only got half of the story in my first playthough (very confusing and complex), I would have wished for a bit more context. But there is a exta commentary you can add amd I'm hoping it will make the story a bit clearer. I do have to say that even though I really enjoyed the experience, 10 bucks for a game you can finish in 60-90 minutes is a bit much. Maybe get it on sale of you're interested.
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Tl;dr great "not game" for when you're tired of killing and need some emotional experience

Ganta
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It's hard to call it a game, it's more of an experience. Walking simulation doesn't really describe it, although many people think that Dear Esther started this genre. It's based on Half Life 2 engine and while at release the graphics were stunning, today they still hold up. It will take an hour or two to finish it and it's worth every penny IMHO. The views, narrator's calm voice and the story that unfolds will leave you touched. Especially the ending, I didn't expect that this will happen, although I didn't know what is going to happen at all! And those caves, simply amazing. Best chapter. You even got achievements, music is cool too. Highly recommended, if you want some calm evening in front of the computer but without killing anyone.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 90% of GameFAQs users said Dear Esther: Landmark Edition is Simple or Easy. 8% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
Yes, Dear Esther: Landmark Edition is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 (2 * 2400), AMD Athlon X2 4200+ (2 * 2200) or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT (256 MB), AMD Radeon X1600 XT (256 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 (2 * 2660), AMD A8-3850 (4 * 2900) or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (1024 MB), AMD Radeon HD7770 (1024 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: 10.7.5 - 10.12.1
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2 * 2260) or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 (256 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: 10.7.5 - 10.12.1
  • Processor: Intel i5-3470S (4 * 2900) or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (1024 MB), Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1024 MB)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 2 hours.
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition was released on February 14, 2017
Yes, Dear Esther: Landmark Edition supports MacOS.
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition is published by Secret Mode
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition was developed by The Chinese Room and Robert Briscoe
Fanatical users tagged Dear Esther: Landmark Edition as Walking Simulator, Exploration, and Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dear Esther: Landmark Edition as Walking Simulator
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dear Esther: Landmark Edition as Exploration
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dear Esther: Landmark Edition as Adventure

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© 2017 Sumo Digital Ltd. All rights reserved. Developed by The Chinese Room. Published and distributed by Secret Mode. The Chinese Room and Secret Mode are part of Sumo Group plc. DEAR ESTHER is a registered trade mark of Sumo Digital Ltd. THE CHINESE ROOM, SECRET MODE, the SECRET MODE logos and the crossed keys controller logo are registered trade marks of Sumo Group plc.

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