Join intrepid sailor and recent island castaway Mina as she explores the hidden secrets within the Jules Verne classic inspired Mysterious Island. Gather key articles left from the island’s previous inhabitants and combine them in unique and interesting ways to stay alive and stay hopeful for rescue.
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Mostly Positive (116 reviews) - 79% of the 116 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 6, 2014

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Reviews

“The game isn’t so much about solving puzzles as it is about being creative and seeing what’s possible.”
87% – Game Over Online

“I've played a lot of adventure games, and I've never seen so many possibilities.”
87% – WorthPlaying

“Where some adventure game designers throw a bunch of totally abstract and unrelated puzzles together and call it a day, [the developer] took the time to do things right.”
80% – GameSpy

Feature List

  • A wealth of inventory-centric puzzles and item combinations
  • Multiple ways to experiment and problem solve as you adventure
  • Inspired by the classic Jules Verne novel
  • Atmospheric and compelling soundtrack
  • A beautiful and enigmatic island for exploring

About This Game

Join intrepid sailor and recent island castaway Mina as she explores the hidden secrets within the Jules Verne classic inspired Mysterious Island. Gather key articles left from the island’s previous inhabitants and combine them in unique and interesting ways to stay alive and stay hopeful for rescue. Surviving means more than living off this lush land, but also fending off the haunting resident specter and solving the islands deepest secrets!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 7.1
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit processors are not supported
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Mostly Positive (116 reviews)
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Esper
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
This is the best game I've played for a long while. It was a lot better than I expected.
Mixing the point-and click quest genre with polished game-y ideas of a survival, this game feels good to play.
Gameplay varies somehat throughout the game and makes you invested towards the very end! The score system adds some replayability, which is really clever since the genre dictates to be none there.
The story is lighthearted and keeps you interested.
I would recommend this even to the people that are not interested in the genre. Amazing hidden gem.
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frakthefriendly
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Graphics are aweful. Game does not flow well.
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Bondaw
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
for those of you who enjoy point ank click adventures with lots of puzzle solving this is the game for you. the story is enteresting some what fallowing the novel by jules vern. I highly recomend this game to anyone!!!
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PhoenixT1
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
It looks a bit old compared to actual 3D games, but there is a good atmosphere and the comic for important tasks is a good idea. It's worth playing it at discount price.
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Iuredo
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Fun game, but really short. Finished it after 4 hours. The option to replay and solve riddles differently is not that appealing to me.
Anyways, for around 5€ i`d defintely recommend buying it
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Marlyonama
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
I was hoping for an open-world island survival game. But nope, it's a boring, linear point-and-click that's more suited for IOs and Android tablets. Graphics are out-dated and it sort of reminds me of those Magic School Bus educational games from 20 years ago. You are VERY limited on where you can go and how much you can explore.

You'll give up very soon.
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AccidentlyOnPurpose
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 20
8.4/10 - If you love Jules Verne this game won’t disappoint.

-----> Can't run game through steam; Time played is completely off. =(

This is an 360 degree point and click that takes place of Jules Verne's Mysterious Island. It took some effort to be able to get everything running but once I did it was quite enjoyable!

The puzzles take quite a bit of thinking, there are often 20+ items that you have to carefully craft together to achieve your objective. Just take your time, and figure out the game's rhythm and the rest will take care of itself!

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If game crashes:
----------------------
1) Verify the game files, (1 file will be missing.)
2) Then you need to locate the actual game files, you can do this from the same spot in steam as verify. Click the Game.exe and run that as an administrator. (Fixed)
---> The game now works great!
============

Worth $5 if you like 360 Point and Click!

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Bushro
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 11
Ignore the generic vibe this game gives off, because it's pretty good for a point and click. The puzzles are excellent. They're practical, not too difficult, and many can even be completed in more than one way. The interface is tidy, allowing for easy inventory management, crafting, and light combat mechanics, almost to the point of feeling like one of those survival games.

Still, the limitations of it being an adventure point and click are apparent everywhere, like the occasional lame excuse, such as not being able to kill an animal just because Mina doesn't feel like it. I thought I had come up with a permanent working solution when I found out that I could give my pet monkey a knife, but that's only used for material gathering. I instead had to choose from several other options for taking care of this problem. Though such restrictions somewhat defeat the otherwise brilliant, open-ended feeling I get, it adds structure and is essentially a puzzle mechanic. It's an imperfect situation that could not have been avoided without making the game too easy.

Still, it's worth playing.
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Blackbeard
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
I say no, because it is waste your time.
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The Saucy Submarine
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 17, 2015
The graphics are good, the sound is nice, there's this child-like sense of innocence kind of like watching Bill Nye, but the main selling point is how well made the puzzles are. Most puzzles have one or more solutions, and all items serve one or more purposes. While it might look like a kid's game, some puzzles require deeper logic (or item scrubbing...) I really enjoyed playing it with my dad, we used a guide at three points but we feel justified.
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KÎRÏTÕ_❤_ŧÛÑà™
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 2, 2015
Sorry to give this game a negative review but I found certain things confusing and puzzling on what to do.

At the start of the game, there's no tutorial to help you understand on how the game works. You are advised to help make Mina stronger somehow. But it's not explained on how to use collected items. And apparently that's what I'm stuck on. Which is at the very start of the game. I've travelled to places that I could access and collected some things. But was unsure what to do with them.

I could look a walkthrough on the web to get started. But I really don't want to depend on a walthrough to help me yet. So I'm giving this game a thumbs down. Until a tutorial can be added. As I understand if there was no tutorial added to Return to Mysterious Island 2 as this one would've pointed out how to do things. Which apparently doesn't.
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ellisonch
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 27, 2015
Super great adventure game! I'm a huge fan of "The Mysterious Island", so this game was an extra special treat. Took me around 5 hours to beat.
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SevernFyre
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 10, 2015
I was worried that the graphics might not really look good and the game might be rough around the edges "but ok for a sale" I was so wrong. This would have been worth the full price, I just got lucky and got it on sale since its been out awhile. I like that there are lots of things to do, and combinations of things, but I don’t want to give away any surprises. It is a casual game, you are not on a time limit. After a week on the island you will want to go back. Quality 10, 360 degree Visuals, Casual Adventure 10
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[DoN] Vader
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 10, 2015
Most of the negative reviews here are based on techical problems. That's a shame.
Well, the game is not new anymore. But I was able to run it under Windows 10 with zero problems. I didn't even need to adjust any settings.

The screen resolution will never be higher than it is, but artistically speaking the game looks good. Unlike many point and click puzzle games there are numerous ways to solve the puzzles. For instance you need to eat some food. But there are many possible sources of food so you need to think. It's a great game and it's difficult to say too much without spoiling it. But for fans of point and click adventures this is a must. It's not huge. It took me 5 hours to complete. But it's possible to replay the game and try out other solutions.
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lizziedream9
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 11, 2015
This is a rather simple yet quite enjoyable point and click adventure game. Most of the puzzles are inventory related and they all make "real-life logical" sense such you can create a Becquerel battery with the same items you would need to create one in real life. If you're a fan of all those surviving out in the wild shows, you'll probably enjoy this game because that's the main plot. Mina washed up on the shore of an unknown island without any supplies. She must explore her surrounding and forage for food and supplies. Eventually she'll need to create weapons from what she finds on the island as well. This is a game where you can "die" but it immediately reloads to where you were right before you died after showing an illustration of Mina dying so no worries. There are multiple ways you can combine inventory items to create the tools, etc. that you need. The more combinations you create, the more points you get. Every 100 points that you earn you unlock concept art to view. I love playing this game when I need to relax or just enjoyable pass some time. I highly recommend you give this game a chance even if you are just a casual gamer. There is a sequel to this game but I haven't finished playing it yet so no final verdict on that though it doesn't seem to have the same charm, so far.
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nenekonaf
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22, 2015
It was a really fun and creative game to play. Finding ourself castaway on a unknown island, we can freely explore the island trying to use/combine any objects we find to figure out how to go back home. I loved how it was possible to combine and apply different possible solutions to reach a given objective. For sure, one ends up at the end of the game with a lot of unused objects, but that just adds up to the replayability of the game to see how we could have done things differently.
For instance you could spent a bit of time on the last riddles game just to have fun figuring out the answers, whereas just playing the organ in the room could make you avoid it altogether.
Anyway, I loved that game and I am now gonna check out the second opus.
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WaffleToff
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5, 2015
This game is not the best choice of castaway game, in fact, it might be the worst.
1- you cant move
2- the controls are messed
3-the story sucks
4-terrible voice acting
and 5- the puzzles are too easy
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gNatalie
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22, 2015
Hidden object/ point-n-click game where you get stranded on an island. You need to find a way off, but you notice strange things happening! I found the game hard to follow at times and would spent hours walking around trying to figure out how to combine things or use them. Eventually towards the end i caved and looked at a walkthrough. But the idea is great and the controls and flow of the story is good.
7/10
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RaccoonMagic
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4, 2015
This game continually crashes. For me, it'll crash within two or three minutes of running the program. This is an extremely common occurence for other people who use Windows 8 and 8.1. Steam users have posted numerous tutorials on how to remedy the problem, but none of them have worked for me. I'm sure it would be a delightful point-n-click game if it didn't make me want to rip my hair out in fistfuls.
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starkmaddness
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3, 2015
Quite enjoyable Point & Click game. Not too much dialog, but everything you click to examine or use, is voiced by the (excellent) voice actress from Syberia, so it never feels lonely. The use/combine item part of the game is superb, giving the feel of a crafting game, which goes well with the survival feel of being trapped on an island.

The game is short-ish at six hours, but well worth it considering the price. Actually, just buy the bundle and consider it one long game, as the sequel continues right where the 1st one ends. I just played through both of them, and it was a quite satisfying and unique experience. I home they make a third one.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
8.4/10 - If you love Jules Verne this game won’t disappoint.

-----> Can't run game through steam; Time played is completely off. =(

This is an 360 degree point and click that takes place of Jules Verne's Mysterious Island. It took some effort to be able to get everything running but once I did it was quite enjoyable!

The puzzles take quite a bit of thinking, there are often 20+ items that you have to carefully craft together to achieve your objective. Just take your time, and figure out the game's rhythm and the rest will take care of itself!

===============
If game crashes:
----------------------
1) Verify the game files, (1 file will be missing.)
2) Then you need to locate the actual game files, you can do this from the same spot in steam as verify. Click the Game.exe and run that as an administrator. (Fixed)
---> The game now works great!
============

Worth $5 if you like 360 Point and Click!

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42 of 43 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
Myst meets Jules Verne's Mysterious Island, a match made in heaven. Does "Return to Mysterious Island" live up to these two great pieces of work? Short answer is: Yes!

It's 2014 now and it's been over 10 years since this game was released on PC, and then re-released on MacOS four years later. Created by Kheops Studio an indie company and published by The Adventure Company back in 2004 and now finally in 2014 available to buy on Steam. Kheops Studio is a game company that primary makes puzzle adventure games and it shows that they know the ropes when it comes to creating a fun and challenging adventure title with an interesting setting that mixes both fiction and fact. The studio is now well known for releasing successful adventure titles on the PC.

Many adventure games are known for getting the player stuck constantly, but I never had this "problem" when playing the game. From the very start of the game, keen eyes and basic common sense will keep you busy trying out different survival techniques and before I knew it I was hooked. There's something about an adventure game that has more than one way of solving a problem with different item combinations than having only one absolute solution that makes you want to keep coming back. The setting of the game is also enjoyable as you're basically thrown into an exotic island full of beauty and told to survive.

The game is very much like Myst in that you control it from a first person perspective and the world consist of different animated images that you can pan around in. You never get a feeling that you're just going through a set of images as the animations are top notch and they bring the world to life. I did a live stream of this game and the audience, as well as me, concluded that the game looks crisp and clean despite its age. That's one of the plusses to these type of titles: they age really well and don't feel dated at all.

The puzzles and problem solving aren't too difficult once you get a hang of it and the UI is easy to use as well and the whole game is playable with the mouse alone. Don't get me wrong though, there are a lot of head scratching moments later on but the game eases you in just the right amount throughout the game. Mina, the main protagonist, gives hints and provides just enough bare information to ensure you don't get stuck too often. Later on if you manage to fix your phone watch you are provided with even more information on items in a form of an in-game encyclopedia.

Many events in the game are pushed forward with hand drawn comic style cutscenes that are voiced and have vivid sounds, and it turns out to be a very effective way to keep the plot moving and you interested. They also act as a reward for figuring out a small puzzles.

The game also keeps a score for everything you do and says the "more improvised the solution, the more points you get" which essentially just translates to don't do stupid things, like try smash a coconut open with a rock when you have an improvised knife as you'll lose some of the contents. If you reach 100, 200 and 300 in score you are rewarded with hidden art work in the main menus gallery which is a nice bonus but nothing too great.

All in all Return to Mysterious Island still holds strong even today. The graphics look detailed and alive and the puzzles are fantastic. As for story all I can say is that it's probably the only weak point of the game. It's a mixture of fiction and fact as I stated earlier and relies heavily on Jules Vernes novel and there isn't any kind of arching of the character.

The story of the island is however believable and interesting with a lot of history and well thought out locations, but the game ends almost abruptly and as such is relatively short. Only 4 to 6 hours of game depending on how quick your wits are and this perhaps might turn some people away from a purchase.

There is a sequel to the game that pretty much continues right off of the first game in a very corny fashion, but I have yet to complete that game but when I do I will write a review of that game too as the time comes. Also I will live stream it on Twitch. (Shameless self promotion *cough*)

8/10 - "Monkey goodness."
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52 of 63 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2014
Very enjoyable game if you're into mystery, exploration, puzzle solving, survival, detective work etc.
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32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Pay no attention to my Steam Playtime. It won't run in Steam. (More on that in a second).

This game is an absolute masterpiece for point and clicks in my opinion. A Solid 9.5/10.

But there is a major flaw. For a lot of people, this game won't run. I have figured out a workaround for this:

Few things you have to do here depending on your OS; but all are collectively here.

1. Right click the game in your Steam Library and select "Properties". Select the "Local Files" tab and click "Verify Integrity of Game Cache". You will notice that 1 of the files is corrupt and will be re-downloaded. This doesn't always happen instantly and you may or may not see it in the download section. If you don't see it, don't worry - It'll happen. Move on, regardless.

2. Navigate to the Steamapps\Common\Return to Mysterious Island Folder. Once there, Right click Game.exe and select properties. Click the compatibility tab and select "Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP (Service Pack 3). Select "Run this program as an administrator". Then click "Apply" and then "OK"

3. Repeat this process for the file: RtMI.exe. Selecting BOTH the Compatibility mode as well as the Administrator rights.

4. Setting Windowed Mode - (Optional, in some cases.): Open the file: config.ini with Notepad. Inside, you will find a line that says: "bFullScreen=1" Change this to say 0 (zero) instead of 1. Save the file.

At this point, you're finished, but you CAN NOT run the game through the Steam Library. Instead, launch the file: Game.exe FROM THE FOLDER (Shortcuts won't work) and the game should start. Most won't require Windowed Mode - so try skipping Step 4 first. if it doesn't work, you can change to windowed mode in the .ini and adjust resolution as needed by adjusting the "bScreenResolution" string.

Hope this helps anyone enjoy a wonderful Point and Click adventure! Don't forget to pick up Part 2, it's even better!

--Reli
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2014
I liked this game back when it was new and I am glad to see it here on STEAM.

It is a very nice adventure game with a good story, nice graphics and tons of items used in puzzles (often with different solutions!). It even has some replay value, because you get points for all you do and all puzzles you solve - and you can always try to get a better score and look which solution you might have missed last time.

If you can get over the "old" display settings and are into adventure games, you should give this a try. But beware - you might end up like me, searching for more games from the guys who made this.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Return to Mysterious Island is one of the better point-and-click adventures I've played in recent memory. The first person aspect really shines with its 3D scenes and ability to look around in every direction. The sheer number of inventory items and MacGyver-like gameplay made it a treat to figure out all the different puzzles. The story is engaging and intriguing, plus the graphics are reasonably attractive. This is a soundly enjoyable game.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
The methods you use to stay alive in an isolted island is very realistic and smart. It also has a lot of steampunk themes. Its only flaw is being short.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
Return to Mysterious Island is a point-and-click adventure in which you CAN die.
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Girl gets stranded on an island. Girl uses local stuff and lots of creativity to get by until she's rescued. Girl makes monkey friend.

That is pretty much all that happens in RtMI 1 but the game is something like a rite of passage you have to go through before you get to the really good stuff (RtMI 2 obviously). This isn't to say it's a bad game but it isn't a great one either. Story-wise it's pretty thin, the music and the graphics aren't fantastic so this kinda lands it in the "mediocre-at-best" pile.

However, the voice acting was a treat, as we're talking Sharon Mann (you might remember her as the voice of Syberia's Kate Walker) trying to sound like a teenage girl. I also liked how the inventory system gave me more liberty in terms of choosing how to combine my items, and there were a couple of pretty creative riddles and math-based-puzzles I really enjoyed.

It's not often I get to say that a sequel was better but in this case: hang in there, the best is yet to come.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
A lot of fun. No pixel hunting. No stupid combinations of items. and MULTIPLE ways to complete various tasks based on real science and thoughtfulness. Super fun.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
It is an okay adventure game with a unique premise. The story is a bit of a let down especially the ending. Very forgettable which is a shame as the journey though absurd was fun.

I can reccomend it but wait for a sale.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2014
I recommend this game for those who like Jules Verne's books ,stories. This game has some unusual elements. In this game you can combine some items which you find when will looking for useful things for recieve new items. I recommend buy all parts of game,because it will better when you can complete it without pauses. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2014
A very good adventure / point n click game. You vs Nature (well there are a few killer bots, but hey...nvm^^). You ll have to play it several times, to discover all the secrets and options.

The only bad thing about this game is, if you are used to it you can finish it in less then 90min.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
-Recommended Title-

Return to Mysterious Island is a good, fun game. Yeah it's slightly dated now, but I found the gameplay interesting and challenging. The graphics are ok, as is the sound. I haven't played back through, so, I cant comment on the replayability value. Once the storyline is done, it's done, in my books.

I picked up RTMI in a steam sale - $4.99. It's worth the money at that price.

No performance issues were encountered - running on an Windows 8.1 Laptop.

6.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2014
Worth a play only 2 hours in and I'm loving it. Buy it now while it's on sale. Point click adventure game. Not for the thinking impaired.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
Classic Point and Click from the golden years of the genre.
A little on the short side but great fun none the less, one of my favourite past time games.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
I really enjoyed this game, although the Steam overlay didn't always detect when I was in-game playing it, so my Steam time does not reflect the total time I've spent playing it.

While this is an older game and may not run well on newer systems (see the discussion forum), it ran very well for me on an older laptop with Vista without a single issue. The graphics I think hold up well enough to current standards, although other elements of the game's design, like the inventory interface and the menu, do feel a bit dated. But that wasn't a big obstacle for me.

Since I'm a Jules Verne fan, I really enjoyed the Verne-inspired elements of the story a lot. The story felt to me to start slowly, mostly because the first part of the story you are collecting many items that you won't need until later, but the more I progressed in the game the more I enoyed the story. The game's real strength is in the well-designed puzzles and crafting that you do throughout the game. While the style in which the game introduces collectable items and hints on how to craft things and solve puzzles may take some getting used to, I utlimately found puzzle-solving in this game to be very rewarding and satisfying. By and large, the game assumes the player has some smarts, something that games these days don't always do. There are a few puzzles that allow you some variance in how to solve them, including the final puzzle that completes the game, and I think that is very player-friendly as the game doesn't expect every player to think the same way. And of course, there are many walkthroughs available should you get stuck. I would advise saving often, in case you miss something and want to re-do a section or simply want to try doing it a different way.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2014
Excellent, I'm always looking for a fun puzzler! This was definitely fun and challenging in some aspects, easy though for the most part. I just wish they had a way to freeze the camera and let you move only the mouse over things, got dizzy a bit. Definitely recommend.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2014
This is a great game yet it fails to have some big important UI features missing. From cluncky menu movement to one of the worst option menu's I have seen in a while...

This game could have been a ton better if it wasn't only for the bad menu design.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
Nice little adventure point and click game with a large number of items and multiple solutions to solve the puzzles. You play as Mina, a young woman stranded on a mysterious island when a storm ends her attempts to sail around the world on her own. The premise is nice and the multiple solutions to the puzzles works very well with the survival theme. I'm not sure it really provides replayability though.

Trying to tie her fate together with the Jules Verne story also makes for a very bland and forgettable storeline however. It would have been much more interesting to create a more unique story of a woman trying to survive on an island by herself. Moreover, while the interface works well for the most part, there is a certain lack of feedback when using items (either just an error sound or Mina says "I think something is missing") that can cause confusion and encourages the tried and tested method of simply trying to combine everything in the hopes it works. One example of this is in the early game where you get a knife blade. Combining this with wood will give it a handle and enable you to cut things at a distance... but what the game doesn't tell you is that the knife then for some reason loses the ability to cut things up close. So when you try this on close items you simply get the error sound, but no indication why it does not work.

Overall it is a good puzzler with some interesting mechanics that makes it a bit different from a lot of other point and clicks out there. Had they just spent a bit more time on the story it could have been really great, but as is, I would still recommend it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Well, I dont know whether I like this game or not. So far I have been getting frusterated trying to create a fire and get the clams out of the little pond with no success. This game is not for the easily aggrivated player. I hate having to play games with a walkthrough constantly opened on my second monitor, but with this game you will have to or you will be wandering around the beach for hours. Always play point and click games with a bottle of advil next to you.
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