CheatCC says: "Theresia: Dear Emile is an engaging, morbid, and somewhat heart-wrenching tale. It does, however, rely upon a few weather-worn story conventions that will likely ring familiar to experienced adventure gamers. The game stays well within the confines of an age-old, point-and-click formula, though it's sure to prove entertaining for fans of the macabre. The grid-like movement along maps often slows down progress, dulling the tension the game attempts to muster, but its strong adventure elements, as well as intriguing story, do a fine job of keeping Theresia elevated above mediocrity. Though the monologue falters occasionally, the story's thrust should inspire most players to see this tale to its end."