Having searched Eastern and Western Europe for a missing heir, Kate Walker finally completed her long and arduous journey, obtaining the signature of Hans Voralberg and closing the automaton factory buyout. Mission accomplished?
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Release Date: Mar 30, 2004

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“If you loved the first one or thought that it would be excellent if only the puzzles were more challenging, this is a game you will not want to be without.”
80% – AdventureGamers
“Like the final part of 'The Lord of the Rings,' the completion of the journey of Hans and Kate deserves the highest marks.”
100% – Quandary
“It has a great storyline that grips you from the get-go. Superb graphics, sound and music push Syberia II above being good, and just short of being great.”
86% – IGN

About This Game

Having searched Eastern and Western Europe for a missing heir, Kate Walker finally completed her long and arduous journey, obtaining the signature of Hans Voralberg and closing the automaton factory buyout.
Mission accomplished? Not for this sophisticated New York lawyer…
An unlikely pair, young Kate Walker and old, eccentric Hans Voralberg now set off on a journey together: in search of the last of the fabled Syberian mammoths at the heart of a long and forgotten universe. The surreal quest Hans began alone several years ago will come to a final close as he and Kate face obstacles far more dangerous than ever before, testing their courage and determination.
Far and beyond, a mystical Syberia awaits their arrival…

Key Features

  • Original and captivating storyline
  • Rich and intriguing new characters with new, realistically detailed 3D environments
  • Completely integrated, original puzzles that test the players skill throughout the game

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.5GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5GB
    • Video Card: DirectX compatible graphics card with 128 MB memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
    • Mac OS X 10.8
    • CPU Type: Intel Mac Only
    • CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz
    • System RAM: 512 MB
    • Drive Space: 2.5 GB
    • Video RAM: 128 MB
    • Video (ati): ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT *
    • Video (nvidia): NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT *
    • Video (intel): Intel HD Graphics *
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I beat Syberia a year or two ago and while I really enjoyed it and knew that the journey continued in Syberia II, other games and life called me away. When I learned that Syberia 3 was in the works, a fire got lit underneath me and I finally played and finished Syberia 2 in preparation. I am so glad that I didn't play Syberia 2 until 3 was announced because I think I would have some seriously unanswered questions, but lets start from the beginning.

Syberia II starts immediately after Syberia ends, so it is not so much a sequel as it is a continuation of the story. Now if you think that a game that has the story of a New York lawyer named Kate Walker going to Eastern Europe to wrap up a business deal and ends up instead helping an old man who is a genius with building automatons (NOT robots) go to the supposedly fictional island of Syberia where mammoths still live is boring, then move along. If however you think that that plot has possiblities you have to play it. I dare say it will be unlike any game you play. I know it stands out for me.

Where to even begin? I love the world that Benoit Sokal has created. Even though it is mostly snow, and blizzards and vey remote locations on the fringe of civilization, it is gorgeous. The cut scenes are exciting, beautiful, and add to the overall mystic feel of the game. The soundtrack is a wonderful blend of regular orchestral music or a tribal feel, depending on where you are in the game.

I love the characters. Seriously, if I were to pick a favorite heroine, it would be a tie between Commander Shephard and Kate Walker. I think Kate is that amazing. She doesn't save the world, but she questions the importance of having the ideal job in an ideal place. In her case it's a promising career in New York City. She learns how important it is to follow your dreams, and help others realize theirs, despite how crazy or off the beaten path they are. It's a real life lesson, and I think that is what makes her so special. The cast of characters that surround her are also memorable. I love Oscar. He may come off as annoying to some but personally I would love to go on a train adventure with him. The story really focuses on Hans, whom Kate is helping reach Syberia. It is his dream that is the focus and what drives Kate. The dynamic between these three makes this game special, and at times heartbreaking.

Of course, you can't have an adventure game without the puzzles. The key is to talk to everyone about everything you can. This will give you clues about where to go. Each area feels like a kind of level, so there are only so much backtracking. The puzzles are everywhere from pretty easy, to definitely having to think. It will just depend of your experience with adventure games.

Now I must address one thing - the ending. They got it right, mostly. Once the journey is over, there is definitely a loose string - Well, what now Kate Walker? Luckily, we will be getting the answer in Syberia 3, and I can't wait to see what new adventure she finds herself in.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Syberia II picks up right after the first Syberia game, and the adventure of Kate Walker continues! The story focuses on her journey with Hans and his everlasting wish of finally reaching Syberia and seeing the mammoths. The game is once again filled with superb voice acting and an excellent musical score. If you enjoyed the original game you will have a blast to continue the story which is filled with surprises and is composed together very well; the game does a good job giving the player a feeling that they are fully absorbed into this world and are connected to the characters. The length of the sequel is around the same as the original which is around 8 hours. The game also once again shines with logical and well designed puzzles which makes this game an absolute joy to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Best quest i've ever played.
Great story with a GREAT soundtrack.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Not as good as the first but still beautiful and touching.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
92 of 116 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2014
It suffers from the same issues as the first Syberia (the puzzles aren't great, lots of running back and forth across empty screens) but the story goes to some interesting places and the environments are quite beautiful. I went through it with a walkthrough and enjoyed it.
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56 of 70 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
This game is a lovely little adventure. Travel around the world searching for clues to unravel a mystery. It's a puzzle-style game, where you "point and click" to interact with your environment and items in your backpack. Beautifully written and engaging story, with stylized backdrops for you to explore just long enough to enjoy them without ever getting bored. This game picks up just a little while after the first Syberia ends. So probably play that one first, then start this one.
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52 of 71 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
I'll just copy/paste my review of Syberia here because you will want to play this if you liked the first one.

This is one of those games that is hard to take a break from. You want to know what's next in the story.
Well written and entertaining.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Short version: 88%
Like the first game, Syberia II uses its slow pace and dreamlike atmosphere to immerse the player in its wonderful world of clockwork machinery and snowy landscapes. As an adventure game, it also turned up the puzzle difficulty, sometimes significantly.

Long version:
Syberia II is, from beginning to end, one large journey, continuing straight from the ending scene of the previous game. Once again, we participate in a long trip of the returning protagonist, Kate Walker and the mysterious heir she chased all the way through the first game, Hans Voralberg.

Syberia II is a sentimental tale, where the theme of the first game has matured into such questions as how long would someone go to fulfil their old dreams before their days run out, and how one can re-evaluate their purpose in life when they find a cause worthy enough to leave everything behind.
As with most stories full of allegories, it is very slow and very dreamlike. The scenery reflects how our protagonists gradually leave the edge of civilisation as the last post of humanity, a small post-Soviet barter town fades into the distance of the vast Russian tundra, where the end of the tracks may hold the answer in their search of the last resting place of the remaining mammoths, the mythical island called Syberia.

The game uses another tool to let the players immerse themselves in its world and atmosphere besides the slow pacing: the puzzles. They don’t use the warped point ‘n’ click logic that ruined many great games, but many of them rely on trial and error or constantly travelling from one end of a large gameplay area to another. The last third of the plot is especially notorious, where the difficulty quickly rises to almost legendary levels.
But all that hardship will be worth it. Worth it for one of the most bittersweet, wonderful endings we can witness in an adventure game.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
Syberia II, the sequel to Kate Walker's adventure in Syberia picks up right where the first game left off, both Syberia games are to date some of the best point & click adventure games I've played, reach story, amazingly written characters, good graphic for it's time, great voice acting and overall an amazing game.

Syberia III is actually being developed and I can't wait to see how it will continue the story.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Excellent storyline defines this game's playability. Although the theme of the story doesn't seem special at all, the developer must be complimented for building a haunting gameplay upon it. Elements of longing, mysticism, fantasy, and mystery are well-blended, and will make you want to play further and further. Dialogues are well-written and entertaining. Visuals are dated and nothing special. While playing it on a 24" 1080p monitor wasn't a great experience – the blurry edges around all objects were quite visible – my enjoyment of the game wasn't impeded in any sense. Puzzles are quite straight-forward, and don't require any critical thinking skills; just be alert to your surroundings at all times, and pay special attention to all objects that your character can interact with, for be assured, such objects will have some use in the game.

The only irritant – a big one – in the game is its tedious gameplay. Your character will need to walk around a lot in order to solve puzzles and find things and NPCs. All that could've easily been bypassed by making the character appear at the location of interest with a single click. But no! The sadistic game designers make you watch as the character meanders her way to the desired location, which will make you terribly impatient and peeved, and 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 play the complete story, you will need to play this game after Syberia, the first episode that sells as a separate game. However, if, for some reason, you decide to play this game only, you will be briefed about what happened in the first episode via an option in the main menu. My recommendation is that you play both parts in order. This is a really good, no non-sense game, and its story will stay with you forever.
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hdjankowski
9.4 hrs
Posted: November 28
Beautiful ending of a marvelous story. I've never been touched by any game this much. Definitely my favourite.
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KicsiG
8.0 hrs
Posted: November 26
Best story, best music, best adventure.
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Star Bohne
11.9 hrs
Posted: November 26
Don't miss out on this classic. The game and technology may be old - but the story is still gripping and memorable. Use a spoiler-free walk-through if you must and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed.
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Beldrac13
5.6 hrs
Posted: November 25
This is one of the most beautifully created, engaging and moving games ever made. The puzzles are hard, but rewarding and the visuals simply stunning. I can't wait to see what they've done with Syberia 3.
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dead mow cinco
10.7 hrs
Posted: November 25
One of the best & most atmospheric games I ever played. Awesome mini-games & puzzles and a fantastic written story. Been playing it around 2005 for the first time and today I started playing it through again. 5/5
...can't wait for the third chapter in 2017 :)
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Ben
9.5 hrs
Posted: November 24
Beautiful Story :)
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Andrey.Ilkevich
0.2 hrs
Posted: November 24
Syberia 2.... What can i say... Absolutely one of the most magnificent and touching story in the history of video games. Syberia 1 & 2 no doubt the best point & click adventure game of all time .
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exceptions2rulz
9.8 hrs
Posted: November 24
Played this a while back and loved it. The feels are real, and the developement of the characters draw you in so much you don't want the game to end. It's an immersive game where you feel you're with the people. Can't wait for Syberia 3!
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[Atella]
5.2 hrs
Posted: November 24
The series has one of the most beautiful stories a video game has told. Take into consideration, that this game was made by a very small company a long time ago. They used the available technology prefectly. The scenery is stunning, the story is interesting, the main characters have unique traits and the soundtrack is beautiful. Even though the story sometimes moves slowler, our objectives are straighforward.

(Understanding the story, of course, requires playing the prequel.)
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