realMyst: Masterpiece Edition is a beautifully updated version of realMYST for today’s Mac and Windows computers - celebrating the 20th anniversary of Myst! The models and textures have been reconstructed to provide an amazing graphical experience.
User reviews: Very Positive (289 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 5, 2014

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realMyst: Masterpiece Edition is a beautifully updated version of realMYST for today’s Mac and Windows computers - celebrating the 20th anniversary of Myst! The models and textures have been reconstructed to provide an amazing graphical experience. The environments have been enhanced to provide dynamic water, weather, lighting, foliage, focus, and more. The interface has been redesigned to provide an enjoyable way to explore for both novices and gamers.

realMyst: Masterpiece Edition - this is not your father's Myst! It’s been 20 years since Myst became your world, and there's never been a better time to revisit the Ages. This newly refreshed and rebuilt version of realMyst is all-things Myst, but amazingly more real. You can explore anywhere, unfettered, and in realtime! Pick your own path through the forest on Myst Island. Listen to the crickets as the sun sets in the Channelwood Age. Relax in the falling leaves in the Selenitic Age. Spin around for a full panoramic tour of Sirrus’ throne room. Seek shelter from the thunderstorm in Stoneship Age.

And If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by realtime 3D - too many controls or too much motion - realMyst has something for you! You have the option to play the game just like the original Myst - with a simple point and click! Point where you want to go - click the mouse and you move through the world seamlessly to the new location. As a tribute to Myst’s 20th anniversary we’ve also added the original Myst images when you play in this Classic mode. Hold down the shift key and the original Myst image pops up, so you can see the difference and fondly remember that early Myst experience.

We’ve added plenty of new features to enhance and assist you on your journey. So whether you’re visiting Myst for the first time or you want to remember the first time - there’s never been a better reason to lose yourself and let the surrealistic Ages of realMyst become your world.



Features...

  • All the original Myst Ages plus bonus Rime Age
  • Full Myst gameplay and interaction
  • Dynamic environments - rippling water, falling rain, waving trees & grass
  • Advanced graphic effects like bloom, blur, depth of field, etc.
  • Day and night - watch sunsets and sunrises, or explore at night
  • Flashlight - for exploring dark nights or dark corners
  • Haunting Myst music score and dynamic 3D sounds
  • Classic Point & Click navigation option - just like original Myst
  • Free roam interface option - standard navigation controls
  • Zip Mode in Classic navigation - hold down to keep walking
  • Auto quality option - checks your frame rate and auto-adjust your quality
  • Interactive Guides - illustrates how to interact with objects
  • Bring up original Myst images to compare and reminisce
  • Bookmark feature to save & restore progress
  • Auto-save to insure you pick up where you left off
  • realMyst Hint Guide - get past that one puzzle that's got you stumped

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz; Athlon x2 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c SM 3.0 compliant video card
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB DirectX 9.0c SM 4.0 compliant video card
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.44 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB SM 3.0 compliant video card
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB SM 4.0 compliant video card
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I played Myst as a kid, like what, 15-20 years ago? I would just walk around and click things, and I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Today, I still have no idea what I'm doing. Love it.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Hmmmm The Blue pages or the Red Pages That is the Question.

Well What does realMyst: Masterpiece Edition have to offer.
The masterpiece edition does a great job of upgrading the textured Quality and the lighting effect of Myst.
The masterpiece edition also Features the First person Gameplay Mode (From the Original realMyst) and for the purist the point click Gameplay (From the Original Myst: Masterpiece Edition) is there has well.

Now Were in 2015 the game was originally released in 1993 (21 year ago)
The realQuestion is should you play realMyst: Masterpiece Edition?
The Answer is Hell Yes you should !!!!!!!!!!!!
Whether you have never played Myst before or you have this nostalgic hich, then it's a great way of revisiting the 1993 Masterpiece in its full glory



Verdict: 9.8/10 Unforgettable realMasterpiece

It's a brilliantly crafted Atmospherique Puzzler that still passes the test of time and should not be Myst
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60 of 110 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
I'm so disappointed in this rework that I could cry. I am super sad about this.

The textures are flat, the lighting is stark. The original sounds are pumped jarringly straight into your ears with no remastering, mixing, or accounting for environmental effects. The pages on the books you read are razor-edged polygons, when these books are supposed to be old and weathered and dog-eared. The models are low-poly and the bump-maps are just the original textures made black and white. The screws on the marker switches are warped and shiny blobs. Textures collide and intersect as they hit seams. The pillars in the library are models with repeating textures on them—with no wear on the corners, no dust, no visible seam! They are sterile and stock-photo perfect. Not a single moment has been spent trying to make the environment textures match the models they're on.

I don't know what to think. This is heartbreaking.

Please, if anyone from the realMyst team reads this, I'm a highly competent artist, as well as an amateur sound designer. Please let me help you.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
RealMyst was a great step forward in rendering the world of Myst, using an early version of the engine later put to work in Uru and Myst 5. It was rough around the edges, the view distance was a little short, but it maintained Myst's atmosphere, and gave you the bonus of being fully present in the world.

RealMyst Masterpiece is not that. This is a port to the Unity engine, along with all the baggage of modern graphical realism. Bloom, motion blur, specular textures, all the things that make games look "real", utterly fail in this edition. The architecture of Myst no longer has that surreal appeal in the original slideshow or Plasma engine versions, but rather a horrible out of place look. There are points in RealMyst Masterpiece where iconic structures look like the worst examples of bad-CGI-inserted-into-live-action-film you can imagine. Gone is the sense that this is a real place you can let your brain fill in the blanks for; instead Unity brings all the trappings of photorealism, and ruins the look entirely. The remaining prerendered videos (the red/blue/green books, Atrus) are the same as they were in RealMyst, and their encoding artifacts stick out even more under Unity's shiny patina.

Pick up the original RealMyst, it still works fine on modern OSes. Support Cyan by purchasing Myst, or Riven, or Uru, or donate to Myst Online, or throw your hat in for Obduction. But don't let them feel this slapdash engine port was a good idea.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This is a great re-graphicing(is that even a word?) of an old classic. Great Story, amazing puzzles, everything you could ask for in a puzzle game.
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