The first adventure from the author of Syberia and Syberia 2, Benoît Sokal. In Amerzone you'll travel through enchanting landscapes, from Brittany to tropical forest.
User reviews: Mixed (83 reviews) - 59% of the 83 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2001

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Reviews

“Great story, perfectly embedded puzzles, and a lot of interesting animals and gadgets.”
80% – Adventure Gamers

“This game has the look, feel, and quality of a Myst-like game. But with a much more engrossing story, excellent graphics and animations, marvellous sounds and music.”
85% – Just Adventure

About This Game


From the creator of the Syberia series, experience Benoit Sokal's first adventure game masterpiece.

In 1932, Alexandre Valembois was a young explorer who, with his native friend Antonio Álvarez, wanted to make a name for himself by exploring the mysterious Amerzone region. Befriended by the natives of the region, he witnessed a strange ritual involving a giant egg of the famed white birds. Wanting to prove that the white birds existed, Alexandre betrayed the natives' trust and stole the mysterious egg. Alas, upon his returning to France, nobody believed Alexandre or his journals about the Amerzone.

Sixty years have passed, and the world has changed. World War II has come and gone, the Amerzone remains unexplored and closed off to outsiders by its despotic leader, Antonio Álvarez. Monsieur Alexandre Valembois is an old man at the end of his life, living alone in a lighthouse and wishing to fix his mistake. This is when, a young reporter pays a visit to the old Alexandre Valembois regarding his adventures...

Can you unravel the mystery of the white birds?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 233 MHz
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible Video Card
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
Amerzone is one of those gaming experiences that will stick with me probably for the better part of my life. It's a point-and-click adventure game a la Myst, but it's pretty different. It's not puzzle heavy at all, in fact I think there are only 5 major puzzles in the entire game. It's all about the story and the people in it. And it's a beautiful story about a story:

You start off by happening upon a dying man's last request. He asks you to return a sacred egg to Amerzone. All other agencies have turned down his requests for an expedition to go back to Amerzone. Not only that, but the country (or continent? not totally sure) is going through a dictatorship with a lot of bad results. There's a dash of steampunk and a dash of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle influence in the game, but this game really does feel like a story on its own. I didn't have any problems with how old the game is (I didn't play it when it first came out). The only rela problems I had with it were the parts where you had to traverse the jungle or a swamp and I'd get lost a bunch of times, but not enough to stop me from playing.

You, of course, end up completing the old adventurer's request, but the real special thing about this game is that while you are going on your adventure to finish his, you're basically tracking his footprints from decades ago and seeing how much things have changed. Instead of a busy town with lots of people in a trade market, you come upon a barren desolate town, a ghost town, where a couple of policemen drink their meaningless lives away. There's a lot being said here about culture and knowing your roots. The country is basically trying to fast-track itself into the developed world but by doing so is completely ignoring its rich heritage.

TLDR:
This game is like a quiet poem that was whispered to you by someone old who passed away, and you never really know if what they said was real or just a story. If you like games that are all about atmosphere and don't mind that this game is old then I recommend it. Also of course if you like Syberia you'll enjoy this. It's not very long, but I found the experience very rewarding.

Cheers.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Doesnt't work. Black screen on launch.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2015
The reason I no longer need a car is not that I live on an island. That's a technicality!

My standards have been raised.

What I look for in a vehicle NOW is: that it sails, flies, glides, dives, moves underwater, shoots and pulls with a grapnel when out of gas, occasionally crashes but does not break, extends survivability for eggs, is able to accommodate my minimalist needs for many weeks or months... You know, like a hydraflot?

Thanks, Amerzone.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Pro:
Graphics still hold up
OK story
Low system specs
Classic games

Con:
Short
Story needs to be cleaned up (it goes off now and then)
No cards/ achieves
Console Port
No settings options

Overall:
5/10 +1 story, -1 settings, -1 dated = 4/10
Grab it on sale but beware it's dated.
This needs a thumbs sideways
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
If you liked the Syberia games and still enjoy old-style adventures, it's certainly worth the low price to go back and play this one. I finished it back in the day and this version seems to run fine now.
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