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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Release Date: Sep 1, 2002

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“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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WoodrowShigeru
14.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
"Syberia" is a point-n-click adventure about mechanical automatons (robot-like wind-up machines) – and teasingly, about mammoths. With rare but existing weird pronounciation in both, the English and the German version, the heart of this game lies in the impressive achievements of Hans Voralberg, an ingenious savant engineer, who left home in search for a legendary land called Syberia.

The story is quite charming (or the premise, at least), though, its protagonist not too believable: I think Kate Walker makes the (greatly appreciated) personality changes – from obedient to self-confident – for the wrong reasons, resulting in a superficiality based on unhealthy selfishness that I don't like. Every so often she will receive a call on her cell phone from her boss, friend, boyfriend or mother, which stops Kate in her tracks for a few moments, for a dialog sequence. In these dialog scenes she arguably distances herself from these people more and more as the story goes on.

I was especially angry about Kate (or rather the, I'm assuming, unintentionally misogynistic developers) for one particular puzzle: the dam. It is here where she can't cross a waist-high river – why can't she cross it? Waist-high is not that deep. Afraid of getting a bit wet? Oh well … "Oooh, that stick is too dirty. I won't carry it." … And ultimately the scene where she says: "I can't push the lever, I need help." – and then she goes and gets the boy Momo to do it *for* her instead of *with* her. Ugh … That whole puzzle was just awfully executed, imo.

All that crap aside however, the overall atmosphere is pretty mellow. You've got many "rooms" with nothing to do but walk through in order to get to the actually (gameplay-wise) interesting places; "rooms" where you can enjoy the chirping birds and nice vistas. Running around and repairing "broken" automatons by simply winding them up again feels kinda mellow, too – not that the puzzles are dull or too easy! It just *feels* mellow because, once wound up, the machines work as intended and "do the work for you". They do *different* work than what you had to do to get them working … *sigh* nevermind.

I think that the areas explorable from the get-go (in each chapter) are rather vast and can be easily overwhelming, although it's all manageable if you don't rush it. Unfortunately however, the game has many, many clickable doors where all Kate will say is: "I don't need to go there." That's, in this amount, unnecessary and, quite frankly, a bit annoying.

The context-sensitive GUI can be a bit confusing at first due to icons too hard to distinguish. I wish they had made the speech bubble a filled circle instead of a ring, I feel like that would've helped a lot. Other than that it is a nice fitting simplistic style choice that I can get behind.

As for the dialog system, the game uses rigid topics to choose from – which, in some conversations, don't make much sense. But it works most of the times. And maybe I'm spoiled by today's games but … the similarly rigid "sequential animation chains" that sometimes occur can be a pain to watch and endure. For instance, Kate walking up a flight of stairs: first center position, then walk cycle, then sometimes popping, finally "release" back to interactivity. Just make sure not to use stairs too often.

It's a good game, but I don't know if I would recommend playing it without the sequel as an immediate follow-up.

[7.o/1o.o]
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Bitwarp
14.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
Reminiscent of the classic point-and-click adventures, Syberia brings a good story and delivers it in a beatiful steampunk art style. Make sure to read all the papers, scraps and notes that you gather along the way, otherwise some of the puzzles may be difficult to solve.
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OnyxTalon
18.1 hrs
Posted: August 8
I Played this series about 4-5 years ago, than I seen it advertised here On steam I decided to buy it again. It is as I remembered it, rich story line and pretty places to seek out. only gripe I have is with newer OS's the software they use to make it playable in new OS's. Story dialog is cut off in many areas. But as far as the playability it works fine. you can still read the subtitles fine so you never get stuck wondering what was said. All in all I recomend this game to any one that likes pretty atmosphears and ingadging storyline. With point and click game play with a veriaty of puzzles to solve.
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Skywalker
12.0 hrs
Posted: August 7
Wonderfull story telling, excellent scenario, beautiful places, very good and tricky puzzles, exciting characters and well there is a Syberia !!!
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littlepeppo
9.5 hrs
Posted: July 31
If you're into puzzle and adventure game, this is the game for you.
i'm in love with Syberia from the first time i played it.

simple gameplay! puzzle is about trial and error
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BrutolMotent
8.3 hrs
Posted: July 30
Syberia is a classic point and click adventure game where you play as Kate Walker a lawyer from New York trying to finalize the sale of a toy factory. The story which first starts off as straight forward but then quickly unravels with new complications - the story is all tied together very well and also has excellent writing. The voice acting in this game is superb and the musical score is perfect. Kate will explore and visit multiple different towns and meet lots of strange and unique characters along the way. The game has a unique charm which really pulls the player into the game's world. The puzzles are all logical and designed very well. The game is pretty lengthy as well, it takes about 8 - 10 hours to complete.
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ilectra1993
9.9 hrs
Posted: July 16
it gets a bit annoying sometimes, but the story is very interesting and doesn't get boring. i really enjoyed it.
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Anas
10.5 hrs
Posted: July 14
I played this game once, 13 years ago, and I thought that I'm not gonna like it again due to aging, but no. She still young and beautiful.
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Going Postal
4.3 hrs
Posted: July 11
It's the good shiit, loved this shiit back in 2002, love this shiit in 2016, will always love this shiiit.
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The Greater Sphinx
4.6 hrs
Posted: July 11
I love Syberia. The story is really well-done and the puzzles are easy enough that I never had to consult a walkthrough but difficult enough to be challenging. The version from Steam works pretty well on my Windows 10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I Played this series about 4-5 years ago, than I seen it advertised here On steam I decided to buy it again. It is as I remembered it, rich story line and pretty places to seek out. only gripe I have is with newer OS's the software they use to make it playable in new OS's. Story dialog is cut off in many areas. But as far as the playability it works fine. you can still read the subtitles fine so you never get stuck wondering what was said. All in all I recomend this game to any one that likes pretty atmosphears and ingadging storyline. With point and click game play with a veriaty of puzzles to solve.
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144 of 153 people (94%) found this review helpful
125 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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100 of 102 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 83 people (94%) 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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55 of 65 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: September 26, 2013
I had to purchase this game so that I could reccomend it.
This is bar none, (sorry sam and max) my favorite adventure game I have ever played. It is beyond immersive, albeit somewhat slow paced. You may find yourself stuck from time to time and trying old odds and ends to try and progress the story, but my word. The time I spent on this game in my Dad's apartment.
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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2014
One of my favourite point'n click games. Amazing visuals, great music, and beautiful locations with a charming story and decent puzzles. A must try for every adventure-game fan.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2014
A game that is truly worth checking out, even if you are not a fan of Point & Click Adventure games (and for those who are - this is one of the greatest games of its kind). It has an intriguing story and truly memorable characters. The puzzles are done, usually, in a pretty clever way and even if you get stuck on some of them, the curiosity of finding out what happens further keeps you going and trying to solve those puzzles.
This game is one of the greatest games I have played ( and I am not a Point & Click Adventure game fan) and its price here, on steam, is absolutely worth it, especially on a sale - do not miss your chance to get this on a sale. I imagine that most people would find this game as great as I did.
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
For those of you point and click adventure fans look no further. Syberia has everything that makes for a great adventure game. The puzzles, though soetimes simple, are engaging, the backgrounds breathtaking and the story is full of discovery and wonder. There are a few cons to mention though. the voice acting, while mostly good, can soetimes fall flat and the speed Kate (the main character) moves around is sluggish which can be very annoying while backtracking. With the negative marks asside, Syberia is a stunning journey and an adventure game that stands its ground next to classics such as MYST and The Longest Journey.

Note: There are a few graphic hiccups when running on windows 7 but nothing game breaking
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56 of 78 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2014
9/10

+ fantastic presentation (for the time it was released), great sound and voice acting
+ one of the most emotional stories you will witness in gaming, the ending might make you cry
+ good puzzles (inventory based mainly) that fit to the story (and that's the most important thing, they don't feel irrelevant as in many point and click games)

- nothing really, i would rate it higher if it supported hd resolutions, since that might keep some people away from the game
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Short version: 83%
Syberia is a slow, melancholic adventure game, where the somewhat dreamy atmosphere and the large playable areas, combined the wonderful writing and charm, can easily enchant anyone.

Long version:
Clockworks and mammoths: interesting combination for any story. Thanks to Benoît Sokal though, Syberia managed to build a touching, emotional tale around this pairing, then wrapped it into a classic style point ‘n’ click adventure game.

Like most stories about old people chasing their old dreams, it is quite melancholic, but never too sentimental. There are no boring tales from a bygone era. Quite the opposite: in this game, we control an energetic New York lawyer, Kate Walker, who involuntarily ends up in an adventure from the French Alps to the heart of Russia, chasing the long-lost heir of a toy factory, so he can sign some sales contracts. Along the way, we learn a lot about this mysterious person and his life, and also meet some odd, but strangely memorable characters.
These people, like the whole setting, feel like as if they are stuck a century ago with their old clothes and the early 20th century buildings they live in. This anachronism works in the game’s favour, letting the player get immersed in the atmosphere and the slow-moving, yet great storyline.

A warning though: when I said the story is slow, I meant it. If you want a game where there is always something going on, then Syberia won’t be for you. It is slow even for an adventure game. Not to mention that all main areas are built from several dozens of screens, of which many serve only transitional purposes. They help a lot with building a believable world, but they also wreak havoc with any kind of pacing.
Still, Syberia offer a chance at a journey nobody will regret. Or, more precisely, the first leg of a memorable journey that is continued in the wonderful sequel…
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