Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked.
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Very Positive (15 reviews) - 93% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (397 reviews) - 87% of the 397 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 17, 2012

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Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked. With enhanced graphics, achievements, leaderboards, and playable content from Christmas NiGHTS, this beloved title is back and better than ever.

Key Features:

  • Hd Dreams

    See NiGHTS come to life like never before with HD graphics and widescreen. All 7 original dreams have been enhanced for an invigorated gameplay experience.

  • Christmas Nights
    Experience the holiday season early with playable content from Christmas NiGHTS.

  • Achievements and Leaderboards
    Track your progress against the most dedicated NiGHTS fans in the world.

  • Saturn Dreams
    Long-time fans can re-play the game in its original form.

  • Extras

    The Movie Theater and Gallery offer a behind-the-scenes look at the story and artwork that make NiGHTS into dreams… so special.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/Win7/Win 8
    • Processor:Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz/Athlon 64 3000+ or Equivalent & above
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 8600/AT Radeon HD3650) & above
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Additional:2GB Memory required on Vista
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & above
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB (NVIDIA GeForce GTS250/ATI Radeon HD 4850) & above
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Additional:2GB Memory required on Vista
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Lunar Eclipse
( 32.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
ITS A SUPER GAME!!!!!11111!!1eVERYONE MUST PLAY THIS GAME!!11111
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elhephny
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
First of all, *NYEH, YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THAT GAME! YOU'VE ONLY PLAYED IT FOR 30 MINUTES!!!!1*

Well, no. I grew up with a Sega Saturn. I had Virtua Fighter 2, Sega Rally, Tomb Raider, Riven, Sonic 3D Flickies' Island (or 3D Blast) and... NiGHTS into Dreams... and Christmas NiGHTS of course.

I downloaded NiGHTS back in 2012 on Xbox Live, played the sequel (I bought a Wii just because Journey of Dreams was looking really promising) and I even have a Reala doll!

OK, now my review:

NiGHTS into Dreams is fantastic! It has a beautiful soundtrack, a lot of replay value and great design. But good lord, this game is frustrating, when you don't know the point of it. If you are a game developer, please take a look on NiGHTS!

Well, that's it. Buy it. I don't want to spoil you or something.
Everyone wants Half-Life 3 and I am probably the only one, who wants a new NiGHTS... with a Journey of Dreams remaster. Now this is worth the 20$ extra.
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Dale
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
This is a great game, it's fun, fast, amazing music and definitely worth your time.
Just make sure you play the Remake HD version.
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yourpainaintlove97
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
This is one of those forgotten gems that really needs more attention. The graphics are fantastic, the soundtracks beuatiful, and the gameplay is like nothing else out there. Sure, it's a bit simplistic and really aimed at the kids, but that doesn't stop it from being a fun ay to spend a few hours playing!
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Para
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Great Game
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MPO
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Utterly baffling for newcomers. While an impressive and faithful remake that fans will enjoy, new players will find the quirky objectives, side-view camera, high speed, and overall disorienting gameplay too confusing to enjoy for long.
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wiregrind
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
A great score-attack game where you fly with the analog stick.

Noteworthy stuff:
  • the music is very cute
  • there are gnomes
  • it's very trippy
  • nostalgic but in a cheerful way
  • Zone of the Enders 1 tier FMVs

Disclaimer: Don't play if you're a bitter person
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Leviathan
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
This game brought me back to the Sega Saturn Era, its a quick game for sure, but it never gets old.
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ccantrell31
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
A Sega Saturn classic! This port is great and with the updated HD textures it's not such a strain on your eyes as the classic version is now. Easily worth the asking price if you're looking for a unique gaming experience.
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Squid kid
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
i don't know how to play
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
A great score-attack game where you fly with the analog stick.

Noteworthy stuff:
  • the music is very cute
  • there are gnomes
  • it's very trippy
  • nostalgic but in a cheerful way
  • Zone of the Enders 1 tier FMVs

Disclaimer: Don't play if you're a bitter person
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
A Sega Saturn classic! This port is great and with the updated HD textures it's not such a strain on your eyes as the classic version is now. Easily worth the asking price if you're looking for a unique gaming experience.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
This game brought me back to the Sega Saturn Era, its a quick game for sure, but it never gets old.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
ITS A SUPER GAME!!!!!11111!!1eVERYONE MUST PLAY THIS GAME!!11111
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
This is a great game, it's fun, fast, amazing music and definitely worth your time.
Just make sure you play the Remake HD version.
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70 of 73 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
It's a good port! You'll probably want a controller for it.

This was by far and away Yuji Naka's best game. It's an early illustration of how games can be art. Naka proved through level design and gameplay you could create a cohesive story with virtually no narrative. Armed only with metaphors and imagery; the story is imparted in a way that no other art form could allow.

In my 15 years owning NiGHTS on Saturn; I never realized any of this. It was only when I repurchased this game recently that I started seeing how brilliant the story is. I won't ruin the imagery and the different ways it relates to the overall theme. I will say however that it's a timeless coming of age story. Each and every piece of scenery is a metaphor for growing up. One can quite literally relive different phases of their childhood through this imagery.

When I say every piece of scenery, art, gameplay, and level design. I mean it quite literally. It was all designed metaphorically to relate to the process of maturing into an adult. You could write a book about how the art can be interpreted alone.

Not only this, but it's so simple anyone can complete the game. Yet so complex you'll never be able to truly master the tracks. If you're a Sonic fan and want a sense of speed. This game gives it to you like no other. By taking away the platforming elements. The developers could focus the gameplay on acrobatic moves and highscoring through high speeds with few obstacles to slow you down.

The dynamic/evolving music engine was also quite novel and innovative. By nurturing the nightopians, breading them with the nightmarens, or destroying the nightopians the moods of the creatures would change. Depending on their mood the music would change slightly. This system allows the music to stay fresh and familiar, but never truly repetitive. Being able to interact with the nightopians in such a unique fashion really gave some players a bond with the world of NiGHTS.

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51 of 57 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
64.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
40 hours of playing NiGHTS into Dreams. All I can say is I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
The gameplay may look boring, inane, or weird but if you give it a try, I promise you will love it. If you are a SEGA or Sonic fan, you have no excuse not to purchase it. It should be illegal not to buy it if you adore sonic.

NiGHTS will always be my favorite game. I've never had so much fun playing a video game.
The soundtrack is just gorgeous. The album version is better! It comes with two alternative songs for each level.

The gameplay is difficult to explain, to be honest. Your objective is to collect 20 orbs as fast as you can. With the reminding time, your goal is to gain as much points as possible by flying through hoops without losing your chain.

My only comaplains are the boss battles, 6 long levels (around ten minutes long) and locked at 30FPS. In addition, I did not like the boss battles. They may be advance during their time, but I found them ambiguous to beat.

However, eventually, you will want to try again and again to beat your scores. NiGHTS has that feeling like playing a Sonic game.

It comes with bonus features like the SEGA Saturn version and a remastered christmas theme of Spring Valley.

Overall, if you see this game on sale, its a must purchase game. You will love it!

My steam friends comments on game:

"I really like it actually. I usually dig Sega games, and this one came through. It's very unique! Loved it!"

I STILL LOVE THIS GAME TODAY. :D
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
One of the greatest games of all time. I'm surprised NiGHTS hasn't been very popular recently, or ever, because it definitely deserves a little more recognition for the beauty and creativity of the game. Controls are easy to learn, and I'll often find myself playing for hours at a time trying to beat my old scores or just releasing steam with a boss run. The characters are colorful, easy to love, and full of personality! This is a feel-good game!

I'll be honest, the first time I saw NiGHTS as a young gamer raised on Nintendo consoles, it was in the NiGHTS into Dreams pinball table alongside Sonic in Sonic Pinball Party for the GameBoy Advance. Needless to say, having just recently been introduced to Sonic, and having a mindset that most girls didn't play videogames, NiGHTS appeared to me as SEGA's lady-Sonic character... the feminine colors of pink and purple hadn't always appealed to me.

Many years later, revisting some of my older games, I picked up Sonic Pinball again, and I thought to myself: "I remember the NiGHTS table having something the Sonic one didn't: Bosses! You're older and much more skilled now, so why don't we give this a go?" After a few practice rounds, I'd cleared my way through all 6 tables, their Nightmaren bosses, and eventually unlocking the secret NiGHTS "Twin Seeds" table, which led to my first encounter with (and triumph over) Wizeman the Wicked.

I was hooked. I wanted to learn about the REAL NiGHTS. After finding very few videos on Youtube over the original NiGHTS into Dreams, I did my own research, and found the game was available on Steam for just $10. At this point in time, I didn't have a Steam account, nor was I interested in TF2 or Garry's Mod, Counter-Strike, any of these legendary titles I'd seen friends playing in the past.

That's right:

The whole reason I made a Steam account was for NiGHTS.

So the next time you see me on your team in TF2, or the next time you see me post a Garry's Mod animation, you can thank the whimsical dream-jester, and the geniuses who've brought it to life.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
Fun, wacky gameplay, catchy tunes, multiple endings, bonus content, and a promise that it will put a smile on your face each time you play it. What is there not to love about NiGHTS?!
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34 of 44 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
okay but being a little drunk and high at 2 am on a monday and experiencing NiGHTS for the first time is probably going to be an experience i remember for the rest of my life

just. a purposefully un-gendered purple character defeating the insecurities of children that manifest in their dreams in a rampaging world of colors and textures that defies common gameworld conceptions of dimensions and movement

there is nothing else like it

i was not prepared and now nothing will ever be the same
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