Totalpcgaming - Dear Esther is an odd one. Best described as a first person walk-em-up, it’s an overhauled and expanded remake of a Source mod from a few years ago.
There’s no set goal as such, no ham fisted epic intro explaining that you’re a bull-necked killing machine in a world gone wrong. You’re a lonely chap, a castaway wandering slowly and solemnly through an overcast island in the Hebrides.
Immediately you get a sense of the atmosphere the game is trying to convey. It’s not oppressive as such, just…resigned. You can’t interact with any objects or open doors, and despite appearing to be quite open, you’re funnelled through the island down a serious of disguised, fecund corridors.