”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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Curve Digital

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1.7 GB

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

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Platform: Xbox


This is not a puzzle game. All you do is walk in a linear fashion, and trigger short narratives for the story.

7 out of 9 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

How is this a game?

8 WASTED Dollars. Unless you love games with zero interaction, and taking long, slow walks on the beach to a dead end. However beautiful the graphics might be, I feel as though I spent money to look at someone's artwork, with a melancholy voiceover.

11 out of 13 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

One of the first walking sim's

Fantastic story and wonderful graphics make up for the lack of content and gameplay if you are looking for a game with great graphics and a interesting story give Dear Esther a try. I should warn you it's short and it doesn't offer a whole lot in the gameplay department you just walk around and look at stuff lol!!! but its still pretty to look at and the story kept me hooked to the very end.

7 out of 9 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


i literally was falling asleep while playing this,extremely short game, you're basically just walking around with a narrator. thats literally it. wish i could get my money advice don't waste your cash on this. only good i can say it has good scenery thats it.👎

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.



LoneMaster Who

Platform: Xbox

beautiful Game

The reason I gave this game 5 stars is you should always give scores based off what they are, not what they should be or have in them. Simply but, this game is art, an experience, sad and haunting, I loved it. A great walking simulator and story.

16 out of 20 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Not really a game

very visually stunning and a great musical score. Not so much a game as all you can do is walk, but more of an art piece. Had no desire to replay after completing it in about an hour

9 out of 11 people found this helpful.



MoB Sauce

Platform: Xbox

Know what you're buying

Great story, heavy replay value, but it is a walking simulator. It is NOT a horror game, though it is eerie and somewhat haunting. For $8, it was totally worth my time and money. PS: Game is very "artsy" -- almost like a visual novel.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

amazing but not for everyone

i love this game, with its beautiful art\graphics and its mysterious story its amzing. i love this genre of games, BUT its not for everyone some people call it a walking simulator, so if you dont like the games where you just explore this mysterious world and the story unfolds as this man tells his story, this game is probably not for you.

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Another loose plot with an endings like the "JOURNEY"

Just a beautiful vision, that's it. Totally bummed out.

2 out of 6 people found this helpful.



Aszy McGee 357

Platform: Xbox

Something different.

Great atmosphere just too brief.

One person found this helpful.



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