Dear Esther
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The player progresses through the plot of Dear Esther via a series of voiced-over letter fragments to a woman named Esther. The game does not directly specify who the narrator is, but there are suggestions he is Esther's husband and that she is dead, killed in an automobile accident. These monologue fragments are triggered as the player reaches certain locations in the game, and are randomly selected for each given location. This random selection of voice-over parts causes a lack of coherency, and forces the player to draw his or her own conclusions. As the game progresses, the readings become more vague and start to contradict one another. Later in the game, the readings begin to allude to the story of Paul on the road to Damascus, which is also the subject of some of the graffiti found painted on the cliff walls.
Dear Esther System Requirements
15 Feb 2012 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz / AMD Sempron 3600+
  • Graphics: AMD Mobility FireGL T2 or NVIDIA GeForce 6600
  • System Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2900 GT or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB
  • System Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB Hard drive space
PC System Analysis For Dear Esther Requirements
Dear Esther requires a Radeon HD 2900 GT graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. 1 GB will also be needed to achieve the Dear Esther rec specs and get 60FPS. Minimum RAM requirements are 1 GB system memory. Your graphics card will need to be capable of running DirectX 9. We suggest a 15 year old PC to play smoothly.
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Dear Esther PC Release Date:

14 Feb 2012

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Probably one of my prime examples for the 'Games as Art' argument. Everything about 'Dear Esther' adds to the feeling of beleaguered misery and loneliness you may experience while travelling through the purgatory like landscape. The island, weather, sound, score, and narrative all weave a pleasantly mysterious story of loss and soul searching. Like any good artwork, no two people will come away with identical experiences or conclusions.

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On ultra settings!

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Wow…. Great game.. But its reminds me….
So Nostalgia…

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The CPU requirements is Pentium 4 3.0GHz but mine is Pentium 4 2.8GHz, this difference isn't to mutch, can i play it?

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You can definitely play this game.

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This is an amazing game! I played it a couple of times and the story is really moving, it's a very relaxing game and the graphics are pretty good!

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I really like this game, a good atmospheric couple of hours on a April Sunday afternoon, fit perfectly with the pouring rain outside haha. But no was a bit strange at first playing a game that had no action keys whatsoever but I found I really enjoyed it, and the ghosts creeped me out :s

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Game graphic are realy amazing,but game are short,and this game is not horror maybe only music, some part are creapy.i PLAY this game only 1 hour then game ends.First 30 minutes are so booring:(When i entering in caves then i see this game beuty:)

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First 15 minutes of playing at max got my CPU to 90 degrees… o.O And as for the gameplay during that time - I wasn't really impressed. Will hopefully write a review when finished!

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I don't know why your temp went so high on cpu? Mines only little bit better and didn't exceed 35 degrees.. oh unless we are talking about different measurement units. C or F?

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This is rather late reply, but even though the performance of our CPUs might be similar, there's a big difference - your CPU is a desktop CPU, while I have a laptop. Laptop CPUs tend to run at higher temps due to the lack of free space.

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Game looks really great, and the atmosphere is really relaxing in the beginning.

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