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  • genre adventure / fpp / puzzle
  • download size 410 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 1716 user ratings.
  • release date January 1, 1999
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Cyan Worlds / Cyan Inc
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual (17 pages)

What's cool about it:

  • Experience the original Myst with better prerendered graphics
  • Mysterious locations, mysterious music in mysterious worlds
  • Challenging logic-based puzzles with subtle hints


Alone on a mysterious island, you set out to explore its grandeur and mystery. Hear how a chilling tale of intrigue and treachery, defying all boundaries of space and time, is being told.

Summon your wits and imagination. Every scrap of paper and ambient sound may provide the vital clues which allow hidden secrets to unravel a part of the mystery and lead you one step closer to reversing a wrong that has gone unchecked for ages.

Age requirements: PEGI Rating: 3+

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.

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Absolutely wonderful Game....

Posted on 2009-12-03 10:21:00 byillmalkier's avatarillmalkier:

Myst is one of the greatest adventure games of all times--- no instructions, no back story, no goals when you first begin. Everything you have to do, you have to first figure out what to do and then how to do it. It can make for some frustrating moments, but the elation of success becomes that much better as a result. You have to use all your gaming senses: sight, sound, more without the risk of death. Make sure you keep a paper and pencil handy for all the clues. I already have several copies of myst and will gladly add this one to my collection.
Only one concern -- Myst runs off an old version of quicktime, which has become incompatible with more recent versions, particularly those versions that are required to run iTunes. Has GoG found a way around this? I have tried to play my disc copy of Myst on my 64 bit Vista laptop to no avail as well. The description says 64 bit Vista will work-- which is phenomenal!!!! But what about the iTunes/quicktime problem. I will test out GoG's version and post the results if I can. This will be my 4th copy of Myst, and I'll gladly buy it for the chance to play on my laptop and on my iTunes computer again.
Riven, Exile, URU, Revelation, and End of Ages-- I hope they make it to the catalog as well, though only Riven is owned by Cyan Worlds... the rest are Ubisoft. But when/if they all come, I will snatch them up in a heartbeat-- no waiting for a sale on these games.

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Mystifyingly good

Posted on 2009-12-03 09:01:47 byAlexY's avatarAlexY:

Should I even be saying anything about Myst? If you don't know about it already, then where were you, under a rock?
Myst is undoubtedly a pioneer in many things - one of the first games that revolutionized the way we play games, using (at that time) a new medium, the CD-ROM, the first to make an emphasis on story and atmosphere much more than gameplay, and the first to blend puzzlesread more into a living, breathing world filled with sights and sounds unique to the videogame medium.
From beginning to end, Myst does not have enemies. Myst does not rush you into anything. Take your time. Explore. Click on anything and everything. Listen to the environment. Use your mind. Pick up pieces of the story, try to assemble them into a chapter. A chapter of your own writing. Because Myst and the rest of the series is just about that - experiences written in a book.
Perhaps I am too confusing, and this is certainly not a review in the general sense, but that is the effect Myst has on you. It's not a game, it transcends that. Cyan Worlds aren't named like that for nothing - they did create a world, a world you can visit at anytime, and that world - is Myst. The technical details, whether they be puzzles, pre-rendered backgrounds, the music, or anything else, just don't matter. What matters is that you become a part of Myst, just as much as Myst becomes a part of you.

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Time to start MYSTic adventure!

Posted on 2009-12-03 08:29:57 byigor8472's avatarigor8472:

Myst is fine piece of great adventure game. Mysterious locations, mysterious music, mysterious world. It was first adventure game with over milion copies sold and it's woth every minute time spend with this tittle. In first Myst from whole series riddles aren't too hard (I say it's easiest from all Myst's), game is little short but anyway i will buy it asap after finishing thisread more review -).
Every adventure fan should know and płay this game, it's precersor of the genre. I also hope from other games from series Riven, Myst 3-5, Uru...

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