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

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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104 of 106 people (98%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
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? 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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92 of 98 people (94%) found this review helpful
144 people found this review funny
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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79 of 84 people (94%) found this review helpful
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
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
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
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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57 of 79 people (72%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2014

+ 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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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
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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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
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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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
I give a great recommendations to both Syberia games (as one story), for people looking for good and original videogame stories.

I played the games just recently, and was impressed by their original and well made settings. Good mixture of steampunk, naive fantasy and dream, and old fashioned road movie-adventure.
The story in the games are about characters and their dreams, not about some complicated twists, violence, or conspiracies. Very touching stuff. Great example of a videogame story, that can be catchy and compelling, while having no violence whatsoever!

Yet, there is some rather big technical annoyances in the games. The biggest being the movement animations of the main character...she is just so damn slow! For that reason, I recommend the games just to be played with a walkthrough next to you, to be used whenever you are uncertain what to do next. The puzzles arent that hard, but the walking speed of the char is really that irritating, that you dont want to waste your time watching her crawl from area and back while solving the puzzles. ^^
All bad things said; story, characters, atmosphere and music make these 2 games a memorable experience, even 10+ years after their initial release.
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27.7 hrs
Posted: October 21
Syberia has always been one of my favorite point and click adventure games. The story is amazing, full of great puzzles and beautfiful art. This is an older game, so the movement, interface, and visuals are relateable, but none the less wonderful for what it is. There are also some bugs that need to be worked out, but overall I would recommend.
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6.5 hrs
Posted: October 16
Wonderful story.
Very good game!
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 16
[Win7 Fix Included](Edited)

This was a wonderful game; I remember playing it years ago when it was first released!

I own the physical media, but it was slightly scuffed and wouldn't install, and seeing as how both Syberia 1 and 2 were available as a package purchase on Steam for $2.99 USD I decided to just go that route instead.

Unfortunately in my experience, Syberia 1 does not function at all on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Syberia 2, however, works just fine.

As of this post I'm running a Core i7 6700K 'Skylake' proccessor with a Titan X 'Pascal' GPU on DX11 with 32GB of memory. I have not tested this game under Windows 10 with DX12.

I scoured the internet looking for solutions to the problem and was not successful in getting the game to work at all, despite following through with many recommended fixes. The only solution I have yet to apply to the problem is running it under an emulated environment like VMware.

In conclusion, despite how wonderful this game is, I cannot recommend Syberia 1 unless you plan on chucking it on a legacy system. In fact, I wasn't even able to review this game initially because I had not passed the 5 minute mark for Steam reviews because it wouldn't work.

After the game crashed, I kept it suspended in memory for 5 minutes just so I could write this review. :(


For me to get this game to work, I had to create a "player.ini" file with the text "800 600 16 0 BaseCMO.cmo" (no quotes) inserted into the file. Then I placed the file into my Syberia directory under "\steamapps\common\Syberia" Then I had to reduce the resolution of my monitor to 1920x1080 from my native resolution of 2560x1440. After that it worked just fine in windowed mode. Thanks to someone on the GoG forums for the fix ...can't remember the name o.o
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2.8 hrs
Posted: October 16
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 15
Not sure of the problem, but it will not run at all. I can only assume the positive reviews are on older machines, using older versions of windows. Tried everything short of an african rain dance... perhaps I'll give that a shot next. Hope you have better luck!
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9.8 hrs
Posted: October 15
The first point-and-click game I've ever played. I was quite suprised by this game. I thought that I would find it really boring because I'm a big fan of action-adventure games.
The stroryline is really interesting and unique, not what I expected at all. The graphics is really good, for a game that was released a while back. I experienced no problems or glitches in this game which is a big bonus.
This game will not be everyone's cup of tea, but try it if you want to play something different than what you usually play.
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8.8 hrs
Posted: October 14
The Syberia games have always intrigued me, I'm glad that I finally got to play it.
Great writing, story and atmosphere. If you enjoy a good story then it's definitely worth checking out.
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12.0 hrs
Posted: October 12
Premise: My frame of reference is The Longest Journey

Syberia is a nice little game that many people told me it's one of the few games that need it's sequel to be appreciated.
Since i started the second chapter now i understand why.

It's pretty narrative driven and almost completely devoid of any real puzzle.

The ones that actually are there tend to be pretty real-life based.
There is a certain mystique to it but not in an fantasy way. It tries to explain itself.

If there was a maybe button i will say this is a maybe but, instead, i will say this:
play this game only if you intend to play also the second game.

Trust me when i say they are essential to one another.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 10
At $3.39 bundled with it's sequel, I thought it would be worth checking out. I never played Syberia when I was younger, so consider this review untouched by nostalgia:

- Compelling story
- A new spin on the point & click (watching your character move around on the screen)
- Beautiful sceneries
- Kate looks a lot like Lara Croft (this is just a comment, not necessarily a positive.)
- Very much like the Nancy Drew games, if you were into those like I was...

- As you must watch Kate run (double click!) across the screen, travelling time takes a bit longer than other games of this genre
- Kate (the protagonist) is kind of... lazy? She regularly asks for help with things she could accomplish herself (hotelier carrying her suitcase, asking a little boy to push something heavy for her.) She also does not engage well with others (cutting her mother & husband off on the phone, Not giving you the option to hear stories from the old man in the street.) She's a bit hard to connect to for these reasons.

- This is a good game to get if you are a fan of games like Nancy Drew. I would not pay regular price for this -- but I'm happy with the sale price I got it for. :)
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12.1 hrs
Posted: October 7
A very enjoyable interactive experience. I loved the graphical style throughout the game which paints every scene and event with a nice setting. The puzzles are intuitive and the interface for the game design is very elegant.
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