Join Kate Walker as she travels to remote locations and time periods in this timeless voyage to discover her true destiny.
User reviews: Very Positive (604 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 1, 2002

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"Combining a haunting story with amazing visuals / sounds, aside from a few rough spots, Syberia is a go to adventure-puzzle game. "

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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

PC
Mac
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Not Bad At All 4/5
=)
Posted: September 24
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Syberia was well-welcomed when it was released, and still it's one of maybe five (or even three) top-notch adventure games in existence.
So there is no need to write more. The game is perfect. Story is ingenious. It's mesmerizing and delightful. I love it, and I recommend it to everybody who wants a fine adventure.
Geez, I love you, people! This game made me happy once again.
Posted: October 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
One of the best adventures I've ever played! Even though the game has a somewhat slow progression, it has an interesting story that can hold your attention and makes you wonder what will happen next.

The characters are very interesting and have a great dubbing. The game is very well done with beautiful pre-rendered scenarios, although at low resolution due to being an old game. Although they are very detailed, there is little interactivity, limited to objects and places related to puzzles. The soundtrack is also great.

The puzzles (simple and sometimes makes little sense), can be a bit difficult to solve for some people as there are no direct explanation or tips on how to solve them (feature that hardcore players will love!).

If you are a fan of adventures, this game is a must-have in your collection (including its sequence Syberia 2)!

9,5/10


Análise em português:

Um dos melhores 'adventures' que já joguei! Possui uma história interessante que consegue prender sua atenção e o faz querer saber o que irá acontecer a seguir, mesmo o game tendo uma progressão um pouco lenta.

Os personagens são bem interessantes e possuem uma ótima dublagem. O game possui belíssimos cenários pré-renderizados, que, apesar de serem em baixa resolução, devido a ser um game antigo, são muito bem feitos. Apesar de serem detalhados, há pouca interatividade, se limitando a objetos e pontos relacionados com os puzzles. A trilha sonora é também muito boa.

Os puzzles, apesar de simples e algumas vezes fazerem pouco sentido, podem ser um pouco difíceis de resolver para alguns, por não haver uma explicação direta ou dicas de como resolvê-los (característica que jogadores mais hardcore vão adorar!).

Se for fã de 'adventures' este é um game que não pode faltar na sua coleção (inclusive sua sequência Syberia 2)!

9,5/10
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
I've played Syberia and Syberia II twice now, a few years apart, and they haven't lost their magic. Something about the great acting, Kate, whimsical Oscar, the unique storyline, the pieces of fallen Soviet era and great clue/puzzles - it all combines to create a game that I enjoy playing. I have a habit for not finishing games, so the fact that I've finished this game twice now... I am really looking forward to Syberia III - it's been a long time coming.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
A solid entry in the adventure genre. Syberia is a beautiful, story rich adventure game. The game features an utterly charming unique setting with a slight steampunk-ish style. I was truly engrossed in the style, the story, the characters (even the ones I hated), the visuals and the sounds. I don't want to give anything away, so if you're looking for a game with a great story, visuals and characters, I highly recommend this game series. If you decide to get it, get the sequel as well since this ends on a cliffhanger.

The only complaint I have of the game is that you can click outside the game (which causes temporary graphical glitches) if you have multi monitors. So either watch out when clicking on a side you have a monitor setup or play windowed.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
A surprisingly good point and click adventure game. The puzzles are clever but I was never stuck with any of them. Which is a big plus because I always feel defeated when having to use a walkthrough.

The pre-rendered backgrounds are beautiful and have a very nice style to them. The atmosphere of the entire game was always very "mysterious" to me.

Voice acting is pretty good as well! With skippable dialog in case you are in a hurry.

To get the game running in 4:3 aspect ratio
I first had trouble getting the game to launch with the old school 4:3 aspect ratio. Back in 2002 widescreens weren't mainstream.

I have an Nvidia card.

1)Set your resolution to 1920x1080 if you have a 2560x1440 or higher monitor.
2)Go to the Nvidia control panel
3)Click on Adjust desktop size and position
4)The scaling tab --> scaling mode --> select "Aspect ratio"
5)Perform scaling on --> Select GPU
6)Resolution --> 1024x768

This worked for me getting it to run full screen but in proper 4:3 aspect ratio

Pros
-Great story
-Very immersive. Found myself not wanting to stop playing.
-Great scenery and pre-rendered backgrounds
-Puzzles are clever but not crazy hard
-Dialog and voice acting are great
-Skippable dialog if needed

Cons
-Minor complaint of fiddling with video card settings in order to actually launch the game
-Animations of walking up stairs, etc can be painfully slow at times. But that's a minor gripe.
-Game ends somewhat abruptly. It caught me off guard.

Syberia is a really great game and I would recommend it to anyone. I would grab it if it's on sale. $10 regular price is a little steep.

8.5/10
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
One of most craziest adventure puzzle game I ever tried. It's good to improve your skill who like adventure puzzle game. The gameplay very challenging with unique concept. For first trying it's can be difficult if you don't like this genre before. Recommended for player who like more challenge :D
Posted: October 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Syberia has a great story and atmosphere which will capture your attention. What will detract your attention is the poor voice acting from Americans attempting to be Eastern Europeans. Never in my life have I heard such distinct New York accents pass off as what I presume to be Russian, but the accents weren't Russian at all, just American.

Anyway, you play as Kate Walker, a lawyer sent in from NYC to some European town to secure a buy-out from a toy factory. Problem is, one of the heirs of the owning family is still alive so Kate Walker has to journey in this strange land of robot-like manufacturing (Automatons) and find Hans Voralburg. There's a mystery surrounding this man as he was presumed dead many years ago. And on your way to meet Hans, you discover secrets, make friends with a robot (Automaton) named Oscar and ride an awesome train.

The game is a point and click adventure, so don't expect any difficulty besides using logic and common sense when grabbing clues to progress and make machines work; I guess they could be called puzzles. I have to say that the graphics are mostly impressive; I wish the resolution could be changed from....I think it was 800x600. The only other thing that bothered me with the graphics was Kate Walker's running animation. It's obviosly a cycle, but her head bobs extensively from side to side instead of bobbing up and down slightly; being an animator myself I found that was just a bit annoying. I also didn't like the subplot of getting cell phone calls every now and then from Kate's. The dialog from them was frustratingly bad and the whole thing with them felt unnecessary.

Overall, pretty good game. 8/10
Posted: October 18
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
It is a old and famous adventure game.
A OKAY story, some funny + crazy puzzle.

The only problem is SMALL item in screen and NON interactive action.

A few items are nearly impossible be found on screen.
When using item, you never know why it fail.......

Thus, I play the game always with a guide sheet.
So bad. (v_v)
Posted: October 18
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Decent point and click adventure. But I’m not sure, if the game is recommendable. There is lots of pixel hunting and active objects are blended with garbage, so it is nearly impossible to select them without trying every single pixel on the screen. Logic of some puzzles is also questionable. I must even use walkthrough about six times. Every time I just miss some item.

Plot is OK, it started with nice tempo. However once you get through first location it become painfully slow. It’s just collecting random items and talking to random persons. The ending is open (you should buy Syberia 2 too). Besides that, it is just one really big example of dues ex machine.
Posted: October 6
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1.2 hrs on record
cool
Posted: September 28
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0.3 hrs on record
Good game so far.
Posted: October 1
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10.2 hrs on record
A classic
Posted: September 26
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5.5 hrs on record
Good game but it crashed and I lost 3 hours of progress. Nice are and voice acting.
Wish I could have finished the story... RIP
Posted: October 5
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9.9 hrs on record
The only bad thing about this game is that the characters movements are mildly annoying, and this is fixed in Syberia 2. Here we have beautiful/interesting scenery, a story that you can become invested in and a relatable character who is developed over the course of the game.

If you like point and click adventure games, and loved The Longest Journey, you will love this game.
Posted: October 5
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8.8 hrs on record
Overall, loved it! The story is gripping and one of those hard-to-stop-playing adventure games. I'd only recommend this to people who love point and click adventure games as well as culture, travel and history (albeit mostly ficitonalised).

PROS:
-engaging storyline for culture/travel/steampunk/semi-fictionalised history buffs
-relatable human touch with main protagonist, Kate's, personal dramas over the phone in love, work and family
-charming personal sibling history between focal characters, Hans and Anna,
-interesting and quirky side characters from a wide spectrum
-beautiful steampunk graphics in every scene
-creative puzzles and challenges (easy - medium)
-lots of fun travelling and intricately detailed and exotic steampunk places, a real gem to see.

CONS:
-slow-going gameplay in that there's a lot of awkward running/painfully slowly walking up and down stairs between several empty scenes and some long backtracking too which grated my nerves
-some superficial side character exploration, I had lots of questions about issues raised but they weren't really answered
-disappointed by how short the game was and main protagonist's reactions or lack thereof when interacting or in the face of injustice (found myself snarkly answering back what she should say), which did make her rather bland at times.

Otherwise, I still really enjoyed it so I'd say if the pros outweigh to cons for you, give it a go!

p.s.
MOST MEMORABLE PART: I found the barge owner's 'foreign' dialogue in Barrockstadt very funny given he was speaking a crazy mix of German, Russian, Spanish and French in each sentence! Added fun for the multi-linguists out there.
Posted: October 14
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13.3 hrs on record
Outdated graphics, but a fun game overall. Will keep you playing for few hours, but don't expect overwhelming puzzles.

Only downside would be lack of widescreen support.
Posted: October 5
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14.9 hrs on record
Excellent storyline defines this game's playability. Although the theme of the story doesn't seem special at all, but designers must be complimented for building a haunting gameplay upon it. Elements of longing, mysticism, fantasy, and mystery are well-blended, and make you want to play further and further. Dialogues are well-written and entertaining. Visuals are nothing special. While playing it on a 24" 1080p monitor wasn't a great experience--the blurry edges around all objects were quite visible, they didn't impede my enjoyment in any sense. Puzzles are quite straight-forward, and don't require any critical thinking skills on your part; you just have to be alert to your surroundings at all times. If there's an object or character that you can interact with, be assured it has some use in the game.

The only major irritant in the game is its tedious gameplay. Your character will need to walk around a lot in order to figure out the problems and proceed further in the game. All that could've been bypassed by making the character appear at the location of interest with a single click. But no, the designers make you watch the character walk all the way to the desired location, which will make you impatient; you might even turn-off the game in anger--only to return a few hours later :).

SCORE: 7/10 (3 points deducted for tedious gameplay, average visuals, and unintelligent game design)

PS: To finish the story, you will need to play this game along with Syberia II.
Posted: October 16
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4.5 hrs on record
Overall:
Initially the idea of the game is great; very narrative. Now, just about an hour into the game, the narrative form is killing the excitement. The dialogs are illogical and very clumsy, to the point I can't remember haven seen in games for more than a decade. In the interest of fairness I probably should note that the game indeed is more than ten years old.

The dialog and story line problem:
When I ask about "Y" I am told that "Y" is not relevant, when I ask about "X" I am told that I need to know about "Y" first. Same thing with the places your character can visit. You can choose to go to place "1", "2" or "3", but if you go to "2" or "3" you are told that it is not time for that yet - in a more game like fashion than that - but the point remains valid.

Conclusion:
All in all, if you are looking for a computer adventure game I suggest you spend your money on something better than "Syberia". On the other hand, if you are looking for a graphic story to click yourself through instead of yet another movie night then "Syberia" might just be worth a dollar or two - in my opinion not more than that though - certainly not ten!
Posted: October 19
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5.4 hrs on record
Love this game. Awesome story, beautiful steampunk art. I fully recommend it for the point & click, lovely style, interesting script lovers out there.
Posted: October 23
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