Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, winner of multiple E3 awards as the best game in its genre, is the continuation of a saga that began in the award-winning The Longest Journey, considered to be one of the finest adventure games ever made.
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Release Date: Apr 17, 2006

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Gamespy.com - Adventure Game of the Year - "Dreamfall stands so far out of the pack, we believe it would have been a stellar candidate no matter what year it was released". If gaming is ever to be more than merely colored lights and sensation, though, it needs these types of experimental projects to move forward. Gaming may not yet be "art," but with Dreamfall, we're one step closer"

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Gamespy.com - #8 Best PC Game of the Year - "An amazing trip with some of the most fascinating characters you'll ever want to meet through some of the most breathtaking and wondrous scenery you're ever going to see "



About This Game

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, winner of multiple E3 awards as the best game in its genre, is the continuation of a saga that began in the award-winning The Longest Journey, considered to be one of the finest adventure games ever made. In Dreamfall, players are taken on an epic journey of exploration and adventure as they venture through a thrilling and emotional storyline. Dreamfall features a fully interactive world where beautiful music, stunning graphics, fascinating characters and unparalleled gameplay variety promises to bring the adventure genre into a new era. Prepare for a spiritual, fantastic and powerful gaming experience.

  • Unparalleled Gameplay Variety Never before has an adventure game brought this much gameplay variety! Use your brains or your brawn; sneak, fight or talk your way through the many challenges the game offers. Be polite or rude, threaten or sweet talk; in Dreamfall you make the choice, resulting in a game where you never quite know what to expect next.
  • Three Playable Characters Experience the story from three separate perspectives, and learn how their destinies blend together in an epic finale. Each character has unique abilities and world views, giving you constant gameplay variations.
  • Three Worlds Dreamfall spans three beautifully realized worlds, multiple chapters and a stunning amount of detailed locations. Travel across a futuristic version of our earth, journey into a magical fantasy realm and unravel the mysteries of the Winter.
  • Unique World Interaction Bridging the gap between the classic point and click adventure game, where you could click on any given point at the screen, and the action adventure, where you need to move up to an object to interact with it, Dreamfall introduces the brand new focus field feature. In this easy-to-use context-sensitive interface you can scan your entire visible environment as seen by the characters, and use it to get information on far away objects as well as triggering remote gameplay opportunities.
  • Mature "Thriller"-type Storyline Dreamfall delivers a mature and compelling storyline that mixes the futuristic, fantastic and spiritual with a tale of murder, deceit and a conspiracy threatening our very existence. Bringing the classic adventure game into the world of the modern action game, Dreamfall delivers a rare and special story experience.
  • Stunning Sounds and Soundtrack Listen to an emotional and epic soundtrack in 7.1 surround. Hear gripping voices as recorded by more than 50 professional actors, and enjoy soundscapes bringing players to the edge of their seats.
  • A game for everyone 50% of the players of the original The Longest Journey were women. With its cinematic approach, believable characters, mature storyline and easy-to- grasp interface, Dreamfall is a game that any teenager or adult can pick up and enjoy, regardless of their gaming background.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (with service pack 2) only
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz or AMD Sempron 2800+ or higher required. Intel Pentium 4 2.5 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 3500+ Recommended
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 128 MB with latest drivers.
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB free disk space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound
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IridiumHeart
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is the story-rich game that falls between The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: Chapters. It relies most heavily on character development and storyline exposition through interactions with well-developed NPCs and only occasional puzzles. The emotive voice acting and variety of accents adds to the gameplay making it easier to bring the somewhat dated graphics back to life.

I would recommend playing The Longest Journey before starting the sequel or if the graphics are too off-putting, watching a playthrough online. There are occasional references to the first game which are much more satisfying when you have the background knowledge, of not just the overall plot, but of the specific events and characters.

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is a story driven game rather than a true puzzle oriented, adventure game. As a result, it falls flat when it comes to the other, very few, gameplay aspects that were tacked on. For instance, your choices result in different dialogue but don't affect the overall storyline, the short combat sequences are poorly implemented, and the puzzles are few and far between.

Nevertheless, the storyline and character development are so well done, that the few instances where it falls flat are easily overlooked in order to find out what happens next and enthusiastically watch the story unfold.

The first and third installments are terrific and fall much more neatly into the puzzle focused, adventure genre than Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. However, don't sell this game short and enjoy it for what it is, which is an interactive, story-driven, and engaging link between two worlds.
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Unboundclassic
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
What a beautiful game. It's hard to describe I guess. It is 10 years old now and it shows it's age in some ways, but those technical shortfalls quickly fade into the story. Which is wonderful and tragic. It leaves with as many mysteries as answers though (that lead into the next game Dreamfall: Chapters). A lot of its beauty is brought through the story, but there's just the way the game was crafted, little visual and audio things that impact the player more then you'd think.

I'd recommend it to anyone.
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Fredashay
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
As I said in a review of one of the other Dreamfall games, I was feeling nostalgic after moving and so unboxed my original XBox. While doing so, I found this game unplayed and still in its shrink wrap with all my other games. I knew absolutely nothing about it whatsoever except that it had a pretty girl in a pink tank top on the cover (maybe that's why I originally bought it, lol). But I was surprised at the quality and immersiveness of this game right from the start. The details of the scenery are completely believable. You have the ancient city of Casablanca with it's original arcitecture and wooden and stone benches along side high-tech computer terminals and holographic billboards. You have sleek ultra-modern glass cars driving along narrow stone roadways, and modern skyscrapers off in the distance. Exactly how things will probably be in such places. One thing I must point out is that I actually played this game on the original Xbox. I just recently bought this game on Steam as part of a package because, after finishing it, I wanted to play the prequel "The Longest Journey" and the sequel "Dreamfall Chapters." One minor gripe I have with the Steam version of this game (which I actually didn't play very long because I played it to the end on the Xbox version) was that the mouse was inverted left to right, which made it nearly impossible to control. There was no option to invert the left-right movement of the mouse. It did the same thing with my Logitech USB gamepad, the left-right movement was reversed with no way to invert it. When, oh when, will developers learn that it is absolutely necessary to provide "invert" options on EVERY control axis?!?! Otherwise, this is arguably the best of the three games, though I really liked how Marcuria was an open-world city in the first couple of chapters of Dreamfall Chapters.
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Pale Companion
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Sequel to the Longest Journey, a game I strongly recommend. If you played that, play this too for more of the world you've likely come to love.

Pros:
-Story, if you aren't here for story then you really shouldn't be playing this game at all.
-None of the bizzare puzzles and even more outlandish solutions that plagued the first game of the series.
-There are still some puzzle elements, but not really a focus of the game.
-The already well established setting of the first game is built upon here in the sequel, and you really start to get a feel for this world as a whole.
-More characters with more interesting motivations and personalities.
-The humor is still there and still great


Neutral:
-Not really a ton of gameplay, mostly walking and talking with a few fights, puzzles, and other segments sprinkled in on occasion, which isn't a negative for me, but opinions may vary.
-This game is way shorter than The Longest Journey, and way shorter than the sequel Dreamfall:Chapters as well.
-Combat is pretty garbage, I didn't care, but maybe you might, just know going into this one that they focued more on story than gameplay.
-The graphics are good enough that it isn't distracting.

Overall, if you love story focused games, play The Longest Journey, then play this and the sequel.
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Regyptian
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
After playing The Longest Journey, which I enjoyed so much, I had to play this game.

Some gameplay elements were confusing at first (camera movement, combat system) but I got used to it, and after a while I found myself immersed again in the amazing story.

The witty dialogues, the funny characters, all the good things from the first game were back!

The puzzles were like the first game: mostly doable, but some I had to look up.

So yes I totally recommend this game, but play the first one first.
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NinaWindia
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Beautiful. Emotional. Amazing.

I really think playing the first game before helps to set the whole setting and the mood for it, so be sure to do that as well.

The battle system is horrible, but I still think the game is perfect.

I've also ran into bugs with the res, but quick solutions around the net in guides solving them (like changing a Res for a certain scenes).

Also be sure to pick a guide to know how to adjust the mouse setting to improve the gaming experience.
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M4R7!NP
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Excellent story.
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JDog2pt0
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
An amazing game, even now. Though very different from The Longest Journey in many ways, it still manages to captivate the player with the story and draw them further into the world that is Stark and Arcadia. A defnite must if you enjoyed The Longest Journey.
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A Kodiak Sloth
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
Excellent Story!
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XenoLair
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Prepare for a journey of self discovery through distant lands and fantasy wrapped science fiction flavoured worlds.

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is primarily an adventure game following the story of one Zoë Castillo and taking place in multiple different and diverse environments. Futuristic sunny and warm Casablanca, downtrodden rainy Venetian canal ridden streets of Newport, snowy medieval steam punk infused Marcuria and even hidden damp tree house based Swamp City. The characters that fill these worlds are also all interesting and unique. As the game relies on plot to drive the player forward, I will not mention anything about it but it does its job very well. The story is interesting and full of well designed characters and locations. The lore is presented in easy to swallow chunks and allows room for interpretation while still feeling solid and believable. This is a must as much of the game relies on walking and interacting with objects. There are some light environmental puzzles that slow down your progress through the story and break the monotony of walking or pushing through the story too quickly. Though it did feel like there could have been more of them as the gameplay is very shallow mostly consisting of walking and talking to characters. There are some fight sequences but it is evident the developers did not invest much time into them as they feel very wonky.

Technically speaking, the game has no larger problems. Mouse and Keyboard controls are not the best but can be tweaked to your liking – I found the gamepad works best. Graphics are acceptable for a 10 year old game and the high colour vibrant art style means time has been kind to it. 1080p works fine with no frame drops on modern machines. Voice work is all very well done and the soundtrack is nothing less than wonderful.

It took me 12 hours to finish it and I couldn’t get enough of it. As a game relying on story employing not all that spectacular gameplay, I was left wanting more. This game is the sequel to The Longest Journey (separate storyline of other character) and prequel of Dreamfall Chapters (continuation). I eagerly recommend this game to anyone looking for something story rich and similar to games like Life is Strange™, Syberia, MYST and anything from Telltale.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Prepare for a journey of self discovery through distant lands and fantasy wrapped science fiction flavoured worlds.

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is primarily an adventure game following the story of one Zoë Castillo and taking place in multiple different and diverse environments. Futuristic sunny and warm Casablanca, downtrodden rainy Venetian canal ridden streets of Newport, snowy medieval steam punk infused Marcuria and even hidden damp tree house based Swamp City. The characters that fill these worlds are also all interesting and unique. As the game relies on plot to drive the player forward, I will not mention anything about it but it does its job very well. The story is interesting and full of well designed characters and locations. The lore is presented in easy to swallow chunks and allows room for interpretation while still feeling solid and believable. This is a must as much of the game relies on walking and interacting with objects. There are some light environmental puzzles that slow down your progress through the story and break the monotony of walking or pushing through the story too quickly. Though it did feel like there could have been more of them as the gameplay is very shallow mostly consisting of walking and talking to characters. There are some fight sequences but it is evident the developers did not invest much time into them as they feel very wonky.

Technically speaking, the game has no larger problems. Mouse and Keyboard controls are not the best but can be tweaked to your liking – I found the gamepad works best. Graphics are acceptable for a 10 year old game and the high colour vibrant art style means time has been kind to it. 1080p works fine with no frame drops on modern machines. Voice work is all very well done and the soundtrack is nothing less than wonderful.

It took me 12 hours to finish it and I couldn’t get enough of it. As a game relying on story employing not all that spectacular gameplay, I was left wanting more. This game is the sequel to The Longest Journey (separate storyline of other character) and prequel of Dreamfall Chapters (continuation). I eagerly recommend this game to anyone looking for something story rich and similar to games like Life is Strange™, Syberia, MYST and anything from Telltale.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
The Longest Journey + Dreamfall should definitely be made into dreamworks films.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This entire series has been amazing and definitely worth looking into. My first experience was on the Xbox 360 with my dad, however somewhere in the middle of the game my xbox had met its fatal end and I was never able to complete the game back when I was in Elementary school. When I first found that it was available for PC and it was on steam I was so excited I bought it right away, yet didn't play it. Instead I looked into it's predecessor "The Longest Journey".
The game is ten times more satisfying if you have previous knowledge or experience playing the first game "The Longest Journey" in April Ryan's point of view. I couldn't be bothered actually playing the first game myself since I have a hard time
getting into games with really low graphics, so Instead I watched an entire playthrough of the first game no commentary before starting the second one. I am super glad I did, since they referenced several things from the first game and acknowledged characters that I could actually recognize, it was just so satisfying to be able to recognize them.

The only thing I didn't like about the game was the lack of consequence or choice effect in the game, whether you chose to do one thing or not didn't effect anything in the story. The most difference it did was effect one aspect of gameplay to make something harder or difficult, like silently disarming a guard or attacking them full on, going the long way around, or taking a short cut. The only differences were dialogue, and even then, most of the dialogue was mandatory to read anyways leaving little to none replayability.

At the same time, I liked that there was lack of choices I know I'm contradicting myself... It was telling you a story in the way they visioned it instead of you putting your own input to it. I loved it, to it's very end.

I also got super excited hearing the news of the third installment Dreamfall Chapters, and knowing that the choices DO actually effect storyline and have tons of replayability.

10/10 Definitely worth playing, Highly recommend playing or watching a playthrough of the first game beforehand though.

P.S The Soundtrack is beautiful.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
One of the best adventures i have ever played, next to the Space Quest, and Monkey Island series ! Absolutely an amazing atmospheric adventure ! Excellent voice acting, and great story telling. Finished on the original Xbox.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
A beautiful game about a normal person launched unwillingly on a great quest. This was a touching journey into a wonderful world of modern headaches a magic.

I will admit when I first played this game a few years ago I went searching after words for The Longest Journey because throughout the game I felt like I was missing a part of the story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Sequel to the Longest Journey, a game I strongly recommend. If you played that, play this too for more of the world you've likely come to love.

Pros:
-Story, if you aren't here for story then you really shouldn't be playing this game at all.
-None of the bizzare puzzles and even more outlandish solutions that plagued the first game of the series.
-There are still some puzzle elements, but not really a focus of the game.
-The already well established setting of the first game is built upon here in the sequel, and you really start to get a feel for this world as a whole.
-More characters with more interesting motivations and personalities.
-The humor is still there and still great


Neutral:
-Not really a ton of gameplay, mostly walking and talking with a few fights, puzzles, and other segments sprinkled in on occasion, which isn't a negative for me, but opinions may vary.
-This game is way shorter than The Longest Journey, and way shorter than the sequel Dreamfall:Chapters as well.
-Combat is pretty garbage, I didn't care, but maybe you might, just know going into this one that they focued more on story than gameplay.
-The graphics are good enough that it isn't distracting.

Overall, if you love story focused games, play The Longest Journey, then play this and the sequel.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
As I said in a review of one of the other Dreamfall games, I was feeling nostalgic after moving and so unboxed my original XBox. While doing so, I found this game unplayed and still in its shrink wrap with all my other games. I knew absolutely nothing about it whatsoever except that it had a pretty girl in a pink tank top on the cover (maybe that's why I originally bought it, lol). But I was surprised at the quality and immersiveness of this game right from the start. The details of the scenery are completely believable. You have the ancient city of Casablanca with it's original arcitecture and wooden and stone benches along side high-tech computer terminals and holographic billboards. You have sleek ultra-modern glass cars driving along narrow stone roadways, and modern skyscrapers off in the distance. Exactly how things will probably be in such places. One thing I must point out is that I actually played this game on the original Xbox. I just recently bought this game on Steam as part of a package because, after finishing it, I wanted to play the prequel "The Longest Journey" and the sequel "Dreamfall Chapters." One minor gripe I have with the Steam version of this game (which I actually didn't play very long because I played it to the end on the Xbox version) was that the mouse was inverted left to right, which made it nearly impossible to control. There was no option to invert the left-right movement of the mouse. It did the same thing with my Logitech USB gamepad, the left-right movement was reversed with no way to invert it. When, oh when, will developers learn that it is absolutely necessary to provide "invert" options on EVERY control axis?!?! Otherwise, this is arguably the best of the three games, though I really liked how Marcuria was an open-world city in the first couple of chapters of Dreamfall Chapters.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
A very intriguing linear based game with an intersting storyline.

Much like Mass Effect and Dragon Age the story progresses through chosen dialogue. Although here no matter what you choose the path is always the same.
Also just a heads up for anyone on Steam; Dreamfall: The Longest Journey comes before Dreamfall Chapters.

Great gameplay for it's time, and very enjoyable!

9/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING
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39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
Overall this was a pretty good game, guys!!!

If you played TLJ (The Longest Journey) then you'll like the story of this game, but quickly realize how big of a change there was in gameplay mechanics of this sequel. As a very big fan of the original, I have to admit, at the start off this game, with the different controls and lackluster main character, I was thinking I wouldn't be a fan of this one and in turn, would end up being disappointed or would avoid the 3rd game, Dreamfall: Chapters- this ended up not being the case. The story is a 3rd person adventure/puzzle (WSAD/arrow key movement, not Point & Click) with minimal fighting and frequent puzzles. The puzzles aren't terribly challenging and only 1 part of the game has you do a lot of back & forth "fetching". You swap between 3 roles or characters in the game with the main character being a new girl, Zoe. Chat can be fast forwarded with the space bar, game is saveable at any idle time (non-conversation/cut scene), and, sadly, the game does not allow full screen windowed, which is something I enjoy in many games due to my dual monitor set up.

Pros
-Game is now realized in a full 3D environment. Graphically much better than TLJ.
-Main character, Zoe, grows and changes from when introduced to the end of the game. I really appreciated this as I initially was very uninterested in her.
-Story developed nicely. It was slow in the start and middle as it built up. The last couple hours of the game I felt very attached and well immersed.
-Puzzles weren't bad and most were easily solved without external assistance. I do want to call out I always use a guide in point & click games because, honestly, I just don't have the time for all the trial and error and I really do enjoy the stories of these games.
-Once you figure out the controls, the WSAD keys, Space Bar, and Tab can control your inventory, action wheel, and every other in game action needed- very easy to play from a laid back position.

Cons
-Movement and camera control gave me motion sickness during the game, especially at the start as I adjusted sensitivity and tried multiple configurations to find the "sweet spot". Eventually I gave up and primarily used the movement turn keys to control the camera turn.
-The combat was dumb. Controls were clunky and fighting was unneeded. This was during the time where game devs were trying new features and hitting as many check boxes as possible.
-Main character was kinda pathetic in the introduction and start of the game. I really felt she started to hit her stride when she arrived at Japan.
-Focus mode was mostly pointless and forgotten the majority of the game. A couple puzzles required it, otherwise it didn't do too much.
-1 Part of the game had you go fetch quest items, back and forth, twice. I really missed the ability the double click the edge of the map to instantly move- something found in other Point & Click Adventure games (Deponia trilogy & TLJ, for example).

TL;DR/Bottom line: Get the original, The Longest Journey, and this game, the sequel, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, as soon as you can afford it. I highly recommend them both and they go on sale together for $6.24 at the lowest. The 3rd game, Dreamfall: Chapters released 2 days ago (10.21.2014) and is, at the time of this writing, receiving very positive reviews.
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