GamingUnion.net: "Dear Esther is certainly worth looking into, especially for those curious about its more experimental concepts. No doubt it succeeds in delivering a powerful narrative through its intricate visual and sound design, but as it stands, Dear Esther isn't really a game – probably deliberately so – and sadly that's something that will turn many people away, especially for a price tag of $9.99. Would it have been a narrative better told through a different medium? Probably. Regardless, there is a perplexing story here to be told and if you let it, it'll be an experience you won't easily forget."