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 (15 reviews) - 93% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I don't normally speak for a lot of games and I don't put my opinion anywhere about them, but this game is the exception. Syberia is a game that knows just how to pull at the strings on your heart and makes you invested in the story and its characters (Once you get over the occasional bugs and graphical errors, of course. But it's a 2002 game, so it's kind to forgive those).

During this complex tale, you realize it's not really about Kate wanting to find Hans so he can sign over the factory. True, that's what her boss wants, but Kate loses interest in finding him for just that reason alone. She, too, becomes caught up in his past and is amazed by his work. She follows his footprints in awe and searches for him for her own answers.

I strongly suggest playing this game if you enjoy a good story. You'll be hooked and you won't want to stop. Don't be afraid to play the second one, either. It's just as amazing as the first and you won't be disappointed. The best part? A third is in the works!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
by Microids

This game also listed on my Must Play Games Before You Die.

It's a very nice old adventure game. The combined gameplay and musics are wonderful. The missions are awesome and may difficult but it's a good challenge. Microids made something really cool. I already played with the Demo when the game was released, but didn't know this game will be part of my childhood. Syberia 2 was also intensivily good and now waiting for 3rd.

(keep in mind, i still played the game before bought on Steam, so don't mention the 0 hour gameplay time.)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
In brief: Yep.

Less Brief:

Syberia. Huh. Point-and-click. K. Well, I liked Myst, when I played it back in the 90's. I remember hearing about Syberia, and maybe I even had it in my hands in a Circuit City once. But I think I picked Sanitarium instead. Or maybe Phantasmagoria. I liked both of those. Maybe I'll like Syberia too, even though I'm not really nostalgic for those point-and-click games . . .


Play briefly.

Guild Wars 2 happens.

Years pass.

Oh hey, I bought Syberia? When? Well . . . maybe I'll like it, even though I'm not really nostalgic for those old point-and-click adventure games.

Fire it up.


It's so odd and cute and clever. I love it! The older graphics are barely a blip on my (spoiled) radar, because of the story, the characters - so good! I must know what happens.

I love you, Kate, with your growing bad attitude (and developing spine)! I love you, Oscar, even though I sometimes want to wring your neck when you come up with yet another stupid reason why we can't leave the station. I love you, Hans, through your automatons and your story, but especially after we meet, you sweet and darling and gentle little old man.

I love the eccentric side characters, the thread of logic running through the puzzles, the ability to double-click to encourage Kate to run. I forgot games could be like this!

And that ending. My eyes, they were wet. So. Happy.

Syberia II, here I come!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
This is a nice little game to sit down and enjoy. The voice acting isn't terrible but could have been better. I was surprised to find it was a click adventure style with nice graphics. Play this if you have the money (and/or a coupon) and enjoy. Definatly worth checking out the second and third games (coming December 2016).
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149 of 158 people (94%) found this review helpful
129 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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102 of 104 people (98%) found this review helpful
13 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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78 of 83 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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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 12
Love this one and love the second one. Can't wait until 3 comes out.
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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.

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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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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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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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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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