Join Kate Walker as she travels to remote locations and time periods in this timeless voyage to discover her true destiny.
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Very Positive (43 reviews) - 81% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,222 reviews) - 89% of the 1,222 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 1, 2002

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Reviews

“Provides a huge dose of what adventure gamers are hungry for: a rich story, complicated characters, tons of puzzles and exploration of a series of beautiful and intriguing environments.”
100% – JustAdventure

“Syberia is an adventure-game tour de force, with an engrossing story, a truly imaginative gameworld, and stunning visuals.”
91% – Gamespot

“It will delight those of you who are hungry for something different than your average adventure title”
90% – Gamezone

About This Game

Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer from New York, is handed what seems a fairly straight forward assignment - a quick stopover to handle the sale of an old automaton factory hidden in the alpine valleys, then straight back home to the US.

Little did she imagine when embarking on this task that her life would be turned upside down. On her expedition across Europe, traveling from Western Europe to the far reaches of Eastern Russia, she encounters a host of incredible characters and locations in her attempt to track down Hans, the genius inventor - the final key to unlock the mystery of Syberia. Her voyage across land and time throws all she values into question, while the deal she sets out to sign turns into a pact with destiny.

Key Features

  • A gripping script that goes beyond your imagination
  • Rich and intriguing characters with detailed and realistic 3D environments
  • Film-like camera angles, movements and framing
  • Original and creative puzzles (completely integrated into the scenario)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.2GB
    • Video Card: DirectX compatible graphics card with 128 MB memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
    • OS: 10.6 or later
    • CPU: 600 Mhz (INTEL ONLY)
    • RAM: 128 MB
    • Hard Drive: 1,5 GB
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clinton
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Her name is Kate Walker...don't say I did not warn you!
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kbh924
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Terrible game. It didn't take long to get bored with the scripted choices. The worst part, however, is the game getting stuck. The first time I wasn't that far in, so it wasn't a big deal to start over. The second time I was too far to start over again. It 's not my computer either. I've not had problems with games that have much better graphics. My husband bought this for me so I'm going to suggest he try to get his money back.
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Cont
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
10 stairs of 10
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Mr. Bones
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Have to hunt down patches to get this game working because devs are too lazy to put them into the steam version.
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Ucpteddy
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Just.. Wow.

Really Really REALLY Enjoyed this game, To me the gameplay & long rows of story/text & Dialogue, Reminded strongly of 'The Longest Journey', And the "Graphics" of the scenery reeks of Final Fantasy 7 (Original).

The "Puzzle" stuff was straightforward, Nothing weird like "Glue a frog to a stick to reach the other side of a river" sort of thing.

The story is really good, And the game is relaxing. Only one bad thing about it is .. well.. I HATE STAIRS!, And you will too, After playing this.

There is just one resolution setting tho, But i'm not bothred by it. It's an fairly old game, And it is expected. (Mind, Tabing out of the game might cause it to glitch-up, So always save before tabbing out. The steam-overlay works just fine. Sure a chatbox takes up the whole screen, But it's whatever.

10/10 in my opinion (if you forget about the thing about the stairs).
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Nesbit | PRIVATE BUYING
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Only the name of this game is nice, nothing else...
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Tobi Le Lémurien
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Graphics did not age well - but I say "looks beyond this" and give it a shot.
Very interesting setting and PTC puzzles.

If you can, play it in French as the game is Designed by Benoît Sokal, a Belgian comic artist and video game developer.
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skibvd
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Boring
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Rowsdower
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
A very charming point and click adventure game. You play as Kate Walker, an American lawyer who is assigned to take care of a takeover of an old toy factory after its owner died. You find out that the owner's brother is alive and you have to travel across Europe to find him. As you play more of the game you find out more about the brother (Hans). The game does a good job in building a mystery around him, so much that you want to keep playing. The puzzles are not too complicated but I got stuck at some points (3 or 4 times, not alot compared to other adventure games).

The biggest con is that on Windows 10 it doesn't work out of the box without some compatibility settings like administrator mode and 8 bit color (a HUGE con if it really does play it in 8 bit color mode). I really wish they would fix this or release an HD version (they made it for the XBOX 360). The game was good enough for me to not care too much about the issues but still. Another con is that it is difficult to see the characters' faces because I have to play at a low resolution (cause of compatibility issues).
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Killeps
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
This game is very very good. It is very amazing, nice and entertaining. The graphics are normal for this game, and I am very happy because it is working on my wooden computer! :D :D :D :D
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
My Personal Score: 4/5
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Issues: barebones graphics options and lacking PC-exclusive features. Uses pre-rendered backgrounds made at 800x600 resolution. Susceptible to graphics bugs, especially when alt+tabbing out of the game then back again.

Syberia is an amazing adventure game and one that you should really play if you're a fan of the genre. I picked this up on sale along with Syberia 2 for $3 and I have to say that this game is worth more than that; my 19 hours spent playing it has been one of the best experiences that I've ever had in gaming. The story is really good and it really caught my attention from the very beginning, keeping me glued to my seat just to see what happens next. There's an absolute charm to be found within the game and the developers' attention to detail in regards to the cast's dialogue and personalities really made the game shine. What astounded me was that this was a self-published indie title made back in the year 2002! The graphics, animations, and sound all point to a title released by a big name publisher so it was kind of surprising for me to see that this game was made at a time when indies were still in their infancy.

The story follows Kate Walker: an American lawyer who was sent by her firm to the French town of Valadilene to settle a huge deal. She was tasked with obtaining the signature of one Anna Voralberg in order to complete an American company's takeover of the once renowned Voralberg factory: makers of world-class automatons. The problem is, Anna Voralberg has been dead for a couple of days before Kate arrived and she is now forced to stay and find a supposed heir, leading her to a quest to find a man known as Hans Voralberg.

Syberia is quite simple in terms of gameplay. It's your standard point-and-click with puzzle solving and detective elements; it has nothing groundbreaking to offer and its main draw lies in its simplicity. Unlike its peers, the game is pretty straightforward and you won't get lost and have problems on where to go next or what puzzles to solve, despite having some very expansive areas. Difficulty-wise, the puzzles range from mundane to having the right amount of challenge and since the game incorporates elements of steampunk, expect some weird and cooky contraptions to tinker with. The protagonist even has a satellite phone which she uses a number of times to talk to her mom and friends back home and gain information that she couldn't access in such a remote place. The phone is her only link to the outside world and it's interesting to see that she uses it less and less as the player progresses since she becomes more independent and more curious. Throughout the levels, there are optional documents which can be discovered that provide detailed insights on the world and its inhabitants. Some contain clues on how puzzles can be solved and most of them are just great reads that flesh out the story. My only gripe with the game is that backtracking is so excessive. Puzzles that could have been solved by player intuition is held back by dialogue checks and the need to show puzzle pieces bit by bit because of story reasons. There's even a section in the game where you have to go back and forth between two characters that are a minute away - in real time - from each other for at least 3 times because one is too secretive and you have to persuade the other to spill the beans. Just a minor gripe and you'll get used to it somehow but i hope I hope that I'll never tread the same path again in the sequel.



And there you have it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
A very charming point and click adventure game. You play as Kate Walker, an American lawyer who is assigned to take care of a takeover of an old toy factory after its owner died. You find out that the owner's brother is alive and you have to travel across Europe to find him. As you play more of the game you find out more about the brother (Hans). The game does a good job in building a mystery around him, so much that you want to keep playing. The puzzles are not too complicated but I got stuck at some points (3 or 4 times, not alot compared to other adventure games).

The biggest con is that on Windows 10 it doesn't work out of the box without some compatibility settings like administrator mode and 8 bit color (a HUGE con if it really does play it in 8 bit color mode). I really wish they would fix this or release an HD version (they made it for the XBOX 360). The game was good enough for me to not care too much about the issues but still. Another con is that it is difficult to see the characters' faces because I have to play at a low resolution (cause of compatibility issues).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
As a person who doesn't really like point click games I must say this game is amazing! Beautiful sets, graphics that still hold up today, great voice acting and a wonderful story. I highly recommend it. 9/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Just.. Wow.

Really Really REALLY Enjoyed this game, To me the gameplay & long rows of story/text & Dialogue, Reminded strongly of 'The Longest Journey', And the "Graphics" of the scenery reeks of Final Fantasy 7 (Original).

The "Puzzle" stuff was straightforward, Nothing weird like "Glue a frog to a stick to reach the other side of a river" sort of thing.

The story is really good, And the game is relaxing. Only one bad thing about it is .. well.. I HATE STAIRS!, And you will too, After playing this.

There is just one resolution setting tho, But i'm not bothred by it. It's an fairly old game, And it is expected. (Mind, Tabing out of the game might cause it to glitch-up, So always save before tabbing out. The steam-overlay works just fine. Sure a chatbox takes up the whole screen, But it's whatever.

10/10 in my opinion (if you forget about the thing about the stairs).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Have to hunt down patches to get this game working because devs are too lazy to put them into the steam version.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Graphics did not age well - but I say "looks beyond this" and give it a shot.
Very interesting setting and PTC puzzles.

If you can, play it in French as the game is Designed by Benoît Sokal, a Belgian comic artist and video game developer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
10 stairs of 10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
128 of 136 people (94%) found this review helpful
114 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2015
Are you annoyed by Kate's slow pace?
Do you want to smash your face against your monitor every time you have to go through a long distance twice, or thrice, because of some minor mistake?
Are you interested in being able to admire the beautiful scenery without losing five minutes for no reason?
Rejoice, there is a way to avoid all that!
We are proud to present you the "double click"!
Double-clicking is for you!
Double click the sh!t out of everything, make Kate run and enjoy this beautiful game.

Brought to you by someone who discovered far too late in the game that Kate can run!


-I love this game. It stood the test of time. I think I enjoyed it more than when I first played it back in 2005, but it might be because of that double-click thingie.
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91 of 93 people (98%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2015
Oh man, this is a really nostalgic game for me.

During my 12th birthday, my aunt came to visit me from Portugal and brought with her a couple of gifts, but one in particular was the 'special' gift for my birthday. At the time I had been bugging the ♥♥♥♥ out of my parents to buy me Battlefield 1942 and I was damn sure that that is what my 'special' gift was.

I could barely sleep the night before knowing that Im going to be playing BF1942. The day comes and when I vehemently tore the wrapping paper apart, Battlefield 1942 was not to be seen. In its place I see 'Syberia'...

What the f*** is this? Syberia?....by Benoit Sokal? ..Is this a book or something?

She told me that she heard I liked computer games so she bought me that before coming to America. I thanked her but deep inside an unearthly rage started to boil. I didn't even play it for a couple days because of how disappointed I was.

It wasn't until I had to stay home from school because of a really bad flu that I installed it and gave it a bash.

The story, the animations, graphics, art, and theme instantly grabbed me. The sound design was the first thing I noticed when I became instantly immersed with the pattering of rain on the window pane and the soles of your shoes walking along hardwood floors of the inn.

The puzzles arn't that complex but really solidify the theme of automatons and cogs and gears of machines. I'm currently playing through it again and its such a nostalgia trip which makes it hard to recommend since I already knew what I was getting into. However, I have no problems saying this is my favorite point and click and one of my favorite games of all time.

Make yourself some tea, wrap yourself in a warm blanket and enjoy every moment of this atmospheric masterpiece.
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78 of 82 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
Syberia’s writing is–IMO–worthy of a top-notch novel. In terms of quality, the game’s story, characters and atmosphere surpass those of the vast majority of today’s titles. One of the best games I’ve played so far–everything about it is superb. While playing, it often made me think about life and where my priorities are. Also, remember that you can double click to make Kate (the protagonist) run if you feel that her walking is slow.
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