Two stories, two main characters, one epic experience: in Memoria, players travel through different time periods, while following two distinct protagonists: Sadja, a southern princess who wants to be a war hero, and Geron, a bird catcher who wants to lift a curse from his girlfriend.
User reviews: Very Positive (248 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013

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Recommended By Curators

"Easily one of the best games in the history of the point and click genre. The story is absolutely beautiful and will make you teary-eyed if you let it."

Reviews

“Memoria' is Daedalic's best adventure so far. The story presented is as elaborate as it is clever and remarkably well written [...]. If you'd ask me, I wouldn't know what to do better.”
10/10 – Eurogamer

“Great, fondly presented story with a stunningly beautiful conclusion, spiced with diversified game mechanics”
9/10 – Gamereactor

“Memoria is a masterpiece that shouldn't be overlooked by anyone.”
4.5/5 – Cheat Code Central

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About This Game

Two stories, two main characters, one epic experience: in Memoria, players travel through different time periods, while following two distinct protagonists: Sadja, a southern princess who wants to be a war hero, and Geron, a bird catcher who wants to lift a curse from his girlfriend. The game combines point & click gameplay with unique magic skills.

Sadja, a Southern princess, has an unstoppable desire to become the greatest hero in history – by joining and succeeding in the biggest war Aventuria has ever seen: The war of the Mages, fought in the middle of an uninhabitable desert.
Bird catcher Geron lives almost 450 years after the Great War. Geron’s eternal love, Nuri, has been turned into a crow by an evil curse. To give her back her human form, Geron needs the help of the mysterious merchant Fahi, who has magical powers. But Fahi is only willing to help Geron if he agrees to solve a puzzle which Fahi has seen in his dreams. The quest for answers soon leads to a chain of events that connects both Sadja's and Geron's stories, threatening to turn the present into a grim reflection of a long forgotten past.

Memoria combines classic point & click adventure gameplay with the features of The Dark Eye, one of the most successful RPG universes known in the fantasy world. Point & click adventure game puzzles get a unique twist by adding magical features – and a wise, talking staff. Over eight chapters, players control both Sadja’s and Geron’s fates, involuntarily interacting with each other and bridging over 500 years of time. Each chapter in Memoria features opulent graphics, epic locations, a thrilling fantasy crime story and a unique puzzle design that differs from chapter to chapter.

Key Features


  • Epic fantasy soundtrack and high quality voiceover to draw you deep into the game
  • Dive into the world of The Dark Eye, and explore mystical places such as Draconia, an ancient temple built by dragons
  • Follow the story of two unique characters through two different time periods
  • Beautifully hand-drawn 2D backgrounds and high quality 3D game characters
  • From the creator of The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, The Whispered World and Deponia

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 1GB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory: 2500 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Very fun, and heart warming, it rekindles what the previous game was all about. Altho, i strongly recommend you play the first game before playing Memoria, otherwise you just wouldnt have the same relationship with Nuri if you did not play the first game. Sad ending, with a glimmy of hope.

9/10

eNjoy ^-^
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
A really nice continuation/conclusion to the events of the Chains of Satinav. If you liked the original, this one is a must-play. The same dark fantasy setting, new (and old) stories about time, about choices and how to rise above yourself.

The graphics look fabolous, the music is nice. A bit clishé'd story, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. I recommend playing it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Great puzzle game. Really good if you like this type of game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
It was so fun...
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10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Great story, excellent voice acting, great art, and most of the puzzles are pretty good. Had some technical issues, but nothing major or gamebreaking.
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7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Although the beginning takes a while to get into, and some of the puzzles can be quite obtuse. The story, the setting and the overall plot is incredible. I had shivers at the end!
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9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I was blown away by how rich the story and characters were. I cried during the ending cutscene. The female lead was incredible and badass and I loved her voice actress. I fully recommend the game, and among point-and-click adventures, it's one of the meatier and more rewarding storylines I've run across.

If story and characters are mainly what you care about,play it with a guide open in another window, if you're into having those around. It's a bit tricky to know what to do sometimes, but then that's the genre. The artwork is all digital painting and sometimes it's a little stiff, but does as good a job at telling a story as any videogame ever did.
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11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Memoria is the sequal to the excellent Dark Eye. All I really have to say about this game is if you enjoyed the original, I'm certain you'll enjoy this one as well. These two games for the Dark Eye universe have peaked my interest into the game creator, Daedalic, and look forward to their future games and will look into their other franchises and try them as well.

5/5
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Don't start this game if you haven't finished The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav yet !

This sequel is really worth being played : same gameplay and characters (and some more of course), indispensable if you want to know what happens to Geron and Nuri. Few more hours in this fantastic universe and the same emotion at the end of the game ! DO play it !
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game was just as fantastic as the prequel. Some of the puzzles were a bit more obnoxious (the tower/crystal puzzle), and almost thought I was stuck in a bug once but luckily it wasn't. These games remind me of the longest journey, with surprises at every turn and an immersive story. I'm just sad that it's over... it was shorter than Chains of Satinav.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Wonderful immersive game! The voice acting was very good and the story + artwork were interesting enough to keep me delighted throughout the whole thing! The puzzle aspect wasn't too hard, but at times it left me thinking for longer than I'd like to admit. Would definitely play again!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Sadja al-Kedir is magnificent.

Seriously, I really love how it all ties together, and how the resolution throws a different light on everything that has happened.

The characters are varied and diverse, with their own different traits, backgrounds, goals and motivations.

Sadja is a princess, fiercely ambitious and bold, calculating yet terribly reckless - you just really have to play her story to get the full experience of this amazing lady;

Geron is literally an unsung hero, he is underestimated (somewhat justifiably), has a selfish streak and can be dense, but he has his extremely lucky moments of ingenuity and resourcefulness, few though they may be;

Bryda is the perfect mage student, top in all forms and classes, anticipated by senior academics for great things - but she is so very dissatisfied by the current state of magic - obscure, mundane and highly unexciting;

Yet, ultimately, they share a few common themes: desperate determination and loss. And that really shines through, by the end of the story.

Not to mention, it's really super to have characters who have their non-white cultural roots clear to be seen in their personalities and actions, while not falling into roles reflecting exoticism. Characters that stand out from the cast, nonetheless! And are not all-good nor all-evil! Huzzah!!

I really hope there will be more games with such good writing!! I hope daedalic will produce more games featuring characters of Sadja's ilk!!

Please playyyyyyyyy
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Just a short recommendation: a fun adventure with a great storyline, nice graphics and enjoyable voice acting for the most part. I now want to play the prequel to this :) I really like the feature that allows skipping pixel-hunting by pressing space to show indicators for the items you can interact with.

The situations/puzzles are of the right difficulty level and quite logical. Only one really stalled me while I needed to figure it out because the solution was a bit more ambiguous. 8/10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
This game excels in two fields: Story and World Setting.

Story:
If you care about story in games, than you must play this game.
I played many point and click adventures in my life, so I can compare to a lot of them, and I truly can't think of one that had a more sophisicated story. When I sat through the ending credits of this one, I was just blown away by the cleverness of the plot and particularly its ending.

World Setting:
I guess that most gamers know all the "usual" fantasy elements well - magic, dragons etc. but the world of this game presents such original ideas that it really feels special and more deep than other fantasy worlds.
I won't spoil it, I'll just say that in this game artifacts and spells do original and interesting things, that we just don't see in other games.

As for the quality of other elements of the game:
- Graphics and Soundtrack: Beautiful as you would expect from Daedalic Entertainment.
- Puzzles: I think that most of the puzzles were great and fun. There were only a few that I found to be awkward, but still most are great.
- Voice Acting: Good but certainly not the strong side of this game, although it shouldn't drive you away from it.

And lastly, just note that this game is a sequel to The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, which is also a great game. You can't just play Memoria without playing Chains of Satinav first.
Luckily, it's another great game, and playing through both of them will give you a great journey.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Best adventure game I have played since the age of the Monkey Island series.
Strong epic fantasy story that will keep you on throught out the game.
Excellent puzzle logic with one of the best hints system that will help you when you are stuck without telling you everything.
Graphics looks superb reminding me oil paintings and sound along with the voices are also of high standards.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I love point and click adventures and the ending of this fantastic story just blew my mind ;D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This is one of the best games I've ever played and one of the most beautiful stories!

I love that "just a shady magical staff". I would like to have one for my own. Really, if only that could be true... I love Sadja and her never-giving-up will and humour. She knows how to deal with over-bored magical staffs, lacking self-confidence due to the lack of memory, with over-excited too self-confident princes, and with too great powers of so great Ruler of Time, that it would be envied and betrayed by its servant.

Geron is kind. But honest. If we can say here "but".

Brida was interesting, but... boring as a common human being.

Fahi... Riddle-passionated man with castle-passionated daughter, he was a riddle himself.

My brain was strained to solve the riddles, however, not the riddles of the game, but those of the story! Deep story of Time and Destiny, Life and Death, Faithfulness and Betrayal, Truth and Lie, Love - and Dreams that come true.

It was a good idea with torches moving the forest, and the only thing that irritated me was a couple of kids keeping washing themselves whenever I came to the location. But the only minus it is!

To the glory of Sadja and her Staff!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Really great game that was sitting half finished in my steam library way to long. Once I got into it again after a long pause I could not help myself but finish it within a few sessions. I am regretting that I had a long pause between the first and second half of the game. Really recommend this game to be played in a few long sessions for maximum immersion into the story.

Of course you should play the prequel first as the story is heavily based on chains of satinav (which is also very good).

The game has a nice scenerie, a good soundtraick, fair voice acting and a fantastic story. So if you fancy a good fantasy adventure I really recommend playing this game (and the prequel).

I hope there will be a third entry of the series.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
This game provided me with hours of fun puzzles, and enthralling story. No big magics, but simplicity and beauty. Riddles enough, but you won't get told off for getting some of them wrong, as far as I know~

And best of all: In all the hours of fun, I only found one minor bug.
9/10 would play again.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Nice, surprising sequel to The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav.

Sometimes I wasn't sure, if I liked the princess or not. Or the speaking Staff for that matter. But in the end, it was that, exactly, and the beautiful drawn environment that made the game worthwhile.

Handy enough, the user Interface didn't change all too much to it's prequel and this was perfect for me. Besides, the UI disappeared, unless I needed it. Which supports immersion quite nicely.

Tip: As mentioned already a few times, it really adds to immersion and understanding of Memoria, if you played first The Dark Eye.
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