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.
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Overall:
Mixed (89 reviews) - 57% of the 89 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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
Sometimes when you delve into the relics of a bygone era, you find amazing masterpieces long forgotten. In other cases, you find games that are so unintentionally funny you can't help but reccomend to everyone you see. In Amerzone's case, it's a surprising mixture of both; hilarious cutscenes with some of the hammiest, cheesiest acting I've ever seen in a game, followed by a genuinely engrossing narrative and dated but impressive artstyle.

The game truly shines when you actually travel to the titular continent with Morrowind-esque enviornments and fascinating creature designs, but even before that, when you aren't listening to the cringeworthy dialogue, the atmosphere build and setup is utterly fantastic. I spent more time than I would like to admit pouring over the comprehensive journal of the explorer, filled with gorgeous artwork and introspective footnotes. I don't want to give too much away because it's such a fascinating Myst-like, but the reason for your journey is actually...decent. The amount of optional lore you can read about from the notes and journals you find are butter on bread, and while this game hasn't aged well visually, there is something endearing about the campy atmosphere and hammy dialogue that managed to enhance my over all intrigue.

This is not for everyone. At all. I would dare say that you would have a far better time if you kept a walkthrough open, but I'm trying to get as far as I can without one. It's about as old school as a point and click can get, but for once I can say the puzzles actually follow a form of logic. If you're curious about the relics of the not-so distant past, this is definitely a gem lost in time. The asking price is insanely cheap as well. It's definitely worth picking up just to form your own opinion of it.
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3 of 6 people (50%) 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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34 of 43 people (79%) 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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70 of 108 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
I remember 14 years ago, sitting in my friends house playing this game on his PS1. I bought this just out of Nostalgia, it's like a trip down memory lane!
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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Good adventure with a great story and intriguing landscapes, is short but worth it.Runs perfectly on Windows 7 64.
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