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 (74 reviews) - 63% of the 74 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2001

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“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

    • 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
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
This isn't a bad game, although definitely dated. It perhaps hasn't aged as well as some older games, but it's worth a play if you like the genre. It did seem rather short to me and the story fell apart a bit in places, so I would recommend getting it in a bundle if possible or on sale.

Graphically very pretty for the time period it was created in, although somewhat fuzzy/pixelated on a modern system in places. Nothing game breaking. There was some minor annoyance in some parts that seemed too dark to see what was needed to progress, but that was very few places. Character models probably aged the worst, but there are very few of them so no matter. Animal models still look quite good; for example, the critters playing fetch with my grappling hook late in the game were delightfully well done.

The format is point-and-click in what I like to call "freestyle Myst" style, in that as you move around from spot to spot, you stand still in a static location as you do in Myst or Dark Fall, but you have free 360 degree freedom of view and click the movement arrows to move from spot to spot. There is limited inventory and the interface is a little clunky, but again, nothing that is game breaking.

The story is straightforward but does leave a few holes and has some sketchy logic, but it was enjoyable. While I do normally like games that leave me some room to mull over what happened and what it may mean, this one could have used some more detail and fleshing out of story and characters. I had some questions that were more than just "give the player something to think about" problems and more "I think the player should have this information" problems.

Anyway, I will recommend this because there is no "in the middle" option. Given a choice between yes or no, I'd say yes, even though it hasn't aged as well as other games, because the story is interesting and the fantastical pseudo-Amazon setting is pretty fun to experience. If you like the genre, give it a shot especially if you can find it on sale.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Just finished this one.

It's an old port from PS1. Graphic is actually pretty good for a game that old.
The music and sound effect is pretty engaging.

The story is about a reporter went into an old explorer's home and accepted his dying wish to deliver/hatch a super bird egg from Amerzone....

It's actually got quite a bit of twist and turns in story.. (your multi-purpose ride ran out of fuel several times.)
You actually see death/desturction and a lot different exotic animals.

The bottom line however this is a simple Find and solve puzzle advanture which answers are always very linear. The puzzles are really easy but to find some of the items is a little bit hard. It's difficulty and enjoyment is only 1/3 of the original MYST.

Recommend to Buy? well no.. its really outdated. Even though there are no game breaking glich.. it's just not on par with most puzzle games like J.U.L.I.A and MYST. If you can get it real cheap and you want play one of the game that invented adventure puzzle game with least violece. You can give this one a try.

This one is really old and it doesn't offer trading card and achievements.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Graphics still hold up
OK story
Low system specs
Classic games

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

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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
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.

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.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
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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