”A deserted island... a lost man... memories of a fatal crash... a book written by a dying explorer." The critically acclaimed Dear Esther is finally available for Xbox One. 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. Dear Esther: Landmark Edition features a Directors' Commentary mode that allows players to explore the island and learn what inspired the game and how it was crafted by The Chinese Room and Rob Briscoe.

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Xbox One

Xbox One

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Published by
Curve Digital

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Approximate download size
1.7 GB

  • Age rating
  • Classification Operations Board


    Mature Themes

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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Ascendant AU

Platform: Xbox

Dear Esther...

Although quite short, thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Beautiful visuals and sounds, very linear however. Would have been nice to be able to further explore the island.

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Platform: Xbox

Amazing short game it was so poetic I hope to see more.

I loved it especially since it was all story. Very poetic and it had such a beautiful landscape. But yet you could still feel the lonliness, The only negative thought I would have is the fact it was not longer, But it did not bother me at all. Something I feel I will be able to play every time I need to go somewhere else.

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