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 (40 reviews) - 85% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,259 reviews) - 89% of the 1,259 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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ilectra1993
( 9.9 hrs on record )
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 on record )
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 on record )
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
( 2.8 hrs on record )
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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Amaryllis
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
I adore the setting, the art, the atmosphere, the interesting characters and the marvelous story.
It is a joy to discover, especially cylinders and notes. I never even knew how fascinating mammoths are! From the French Alps to Syberia, you are carried away by a music box tune!


So why the thumps down? Here comes the killjoy. The gameplay. Too many screens with nothing (no relevance, no clicks) that you are forced to navigate slowly to reach a place that may or may not advanced your story. Everyone who played this game spent more time walking around tedious screens than actual playing. Yes, I do love the art, but too much showcase without interaction dulls the experience. Also, it can somehow be confusing what you need to do and I bet that many will run out of patience to navigate and simply use a guide, which also destroyes the exploring part.
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WronG
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
This game brings back soo many good memories from my childhood.

Btw u might need a brain for u to enjoy this game and if u don't have that then I suppose it wouldn't make much sense to get it.
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Gamer
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
**Slight spoilers***


Pros:
Rich, gorgeous environemnts with a touch of imagination
Rich story
Lots of colourful characters who were given their own stories and backgrounds and had importance for Kate's quest - every character does matter and does contrbute meaningfully to Kate's quest and they are all lovely, quirky individuals. I loved the side characters!
gorgeous movie sequences- like Kate's arrival, the train journeys- simply amazing!



Cons:
Story wore off for me, lost its "wonderfulness" and didin't deliver the emotional impact I had expected.
the main character is too one-dimensional for me, too cliched, not rounded enough.
puzzles get somewhat old sometimes
I used English version for this and voice acting was really annoying, especially the stationmaster and a few others.


Syberia is the game I've been trying to buy since its release, but something always prevented me from getting it. It was a recommendation I got from a friend when I was still an undergrad over 10 years ago.. I love narrative-driven games and this one was both satisfying...and not. I loved the first part, the village and exploring the factory most, it was then that I had a sense of grand imagination along with an unfortunate story of Hans and Anna that intrgued me and kept me on my toes at first, but later that last part precisely wore off, that magic disappeared.

The first chapter on Kate's joruney was what I loved, but as the journey wore on, the quest lost its charm for me. I still loved the wonderful backstories of Hans and Anna, the cosmodrome character, the automatons, the three rectors in Barrockstadt, the short-sighted soldier at the Wall, the singer, and the mining complex director. But the journey itself gradually lost its emotive and imaginative appeal, even though overall I can say it was really tightly woven, stringing together a variety of worlds, histories and traditions.

I don't really like Kate's backstory, too American cliched - this sharp lawyer transforms on the journey blah blah, seen it all too many times, so cliched and only cliched things happen in her life, she's even got a thoroughly cliched "fiance", and their fate is painfully cliched.. Urgh, I was really annoyed by that. It didnt't really contribute anything for me, not to Kate's apparent "change" or anything, it was just an annoying cliche and her attitude is so nonchalant to her friends and family, too indifferent, it really felt like she was a robot or something. I would have wished for someting more ambitious to develop Kate and make her seem more rounded. This just was extremely trite and it made me dislike Kate.

The story was my main motivation to buy it, and I was half happy but in the end I felt it fell short of my expectations set out by the first part in particular and the sense of great wonder I started out with. I was really happy with all the well developed, touching and sad backstories of the characters she interacted with, but her own background wasn't remotely interesting in all this, her friendship with Oscar was interesting, but also lacked something, maybe it's Kate's personality, I don't really like her all that much and she failed to make me want to cheer for her in any way. I was very indifferent towards her and the quest in the end. She didn't feel rounded enough, it felt like she was just a cliched American female "badass", a trope I really despise, I am prejudiced unfavourably against this cliche, she felt too cardboard and one dimensional in all this, and not rounded enough. Yes, and adventure heroine should be resorceful and strong, that's fine but she was really too one-dimensional for me. I didn't feel like she "changed" in any way. She said she did, but it wasn't convincing, it felt dry on top of the major annoying cliche. I suppose her ending decision- just as typical for american movies- was a sign of some change but it failed to be convincing enough for me.

The other plus are absolutely stunning environments and locations, some filled with a sense of desolation, others with a sense of wonder and curiosity. It's a gorgeously set game, and it's a shame that story didn't, to me, give them full justice.

Overall I recommend it. Maybe playing part 2 will make me change my mind. I loved the stories of the npcs but Kate herself, well i just don't feel connected to her and it's probably why the journey..tired me a little in the end. couldn;t connect with her and she was slightly overlooked as a character to me, given a treatment that felt completely cliched. I was reluctant to journey with someone I don't like much., she's completely not my style. Maybe if she had a little more depth..

But I love the some of the ideas and the stories of the side characters and the settings and the early part of the story in particular. The automaton factory and the garden cave are probably my two favourite locations and the Barrockstadt station as well as the cosmodrone. They were worlds within worlds. That' absolutely amazing. I love, love the locations, but emotional impact of the journey felt short in the end and left me dissatisfied. Something was misisng, something became too cliched, something became too dry.

in each location you do have to backtrack quite a bit sometimes, it can become tedious when you are narratve-focused since the tasks are fairly mundane but you have to do them to move forward ad some times something actually inttrguing or puzzling did come up in those mundane subtasks. Each location has a series of subtasks that lead you to location goal. I loved a few, I loved visiting the church for instance and doing the subquests there, I loved getting the band stand started in Barrockstadt, I also loved putting together Oscar's legs. I loved the voice cylinders and some of the cinematic sequences with them - also gorgeous, and well presented pieces of Hans and Anna story.


My score is 75/100, it's amazing game and definitely a good purchase but falls short on story for me a little, does not delivver the emotional impact I had expected.
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[N]ameless
( 17.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I found Hans
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Mantis Toboggan
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
No need to go down there!
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LonM
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Great game. Despite the fact that the graphics are not the most modern, this game still plays remarkably well. The textures are very high quality, if not resolution, and the character models and animations used are pretty good. The background art in this game is amazing.

The story itself is great, with good pacing and a wealth of puzzles to challenge Kate as she goes on her adventure. The story is a fairly serious one, with Kate trying to complete her task under a time limit from her boss, but that's not to say the story doesn't have its light hearted moments. There is plenty of humour to be found here.

The control system for the game is pretty simple and works well enough, although it would be nice to be able to quickly skip areas, as if you're exploring, waiting for Kate to walk from one end of a screen to the other can become tiresome.

All in all, a very good old adventure game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Great game. Despite the fact that the graphics are not the most modern, this game still plays remarkably well. The textures are very high quality, if not resolution, and the character models and animations used are pretty good. The background art in this game is amazing.

The story itself is great, with good pacing and a wealth of puzzles to challenge Kate as she goes on her adventure. The story is a fairly serious one, with Kate trying to complete her task under a time limit from her boss, but that's not to say the story doesn't have its light hearted moments. There is plenty of humour to be found here.

The control system for the game is pretty simple and works well enough, although it would be nice to be able to quickly skip areas, as if you're exploring, waiting for Kate to walk from one end of a screen to the other can become tiresome.

All in all, a very good old adventure game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
No need to go down there!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
This game brings back soo many good memories from my childhood.

Btw u might need a brain for u to enjoy this game and if u don't have that then I suppose it wouldn't make much sense to get it.
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135 of 144 people (94%) found this review helpful
118 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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96 of 98 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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