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Dear Esther is described as 'ghost story, told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional game-play the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here' and is a Adventure Game in the games category. There are five games similar to Dear Esther for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Steam, Playstation, Xbox and Mac. The best alternative is Firewatch. Other Dear Esther like games are Cradle by Flying Cafe, Virginia, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Gone Home.

Dear Esther alternatives are mainly Adventure Games but may also be Exploration Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Dear Esther.
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    Firewatch

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    Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.

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    Cradle by Flying Cafe

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    Cradle is a sci-fi first-person-view quest designed for the player to explore the surrounding world. The story is built around the relations of the protagonist and a mechanical girl who by quirk of fate found themselves amidst the desert.

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    1.  Single playerCradle by Flying Cafe has one or more single player game modes.
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    Virginia

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    Virginia is a single-player first-person thriller. Set in summer 1992 a detective story as players investigate the disappearance of a young boy..

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    Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

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    Haunting, non-linear story told through first-person exploration.

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    1.  Single playerEverybody's Gone to the Rapture has one or more single player game modes.
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    Gone Home

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    Gone home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues.

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    1.  Single playerGone Home has one or more single player game modes.
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