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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Jar104
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING
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koral06
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Product received for free
So I actually have mixed feelings about this game, but as a stand alone game aside from the rest of the series it has to be my least favorite one. To recap, you are continuing from the Longest Journey series of the heroine April Ryan and her adventures in Arcadia and "Stark". The game has you starting off as Zoe Castillo from Casablanca who seeks to help her ex-boyfriend Reza with a story he was working on. Things happen, and you end up as Zoe going to Arcadia where many of the original characters are at. For those unaware, this series has a sequel after this one as Dreamfall: Chapters.

The storyline is still good. You can actually watch this game like a movie and its really enthralling. I really loved the Longest Journey, but given the gap in development of course I expected a different type of gameplay. This game certainly has a bit more action, however, there are some frustrating elements. For example, there are many times in this game where you have to do some stealthy movements where the slightest wrong move will cause you to lose. It reminds me of Hitman, which I actually liked, but going into this game I wanted to relax and enjoy the story. I have two set modes when I'm playing games, high adrenaline for action games, and mellow enjoyment for point and click games like this. There's also one particular part in the game where you're in a cave and I had to watch a YouTube video to prevent myself from rage quitting. Based on the comments on YouTube a lot of people got frustrated with the game at this point. There are some minor bugs, but don't thankfully haven't prevented me from completing the game. The bugs are usually problems in getting to certain parts where the character seems to be stuck on an invisible wall. If you play around with the resolution sometimes that fixes the problem.

That being said, I am now playing Dreamfall: Chapters. I haven't completed it yet, but it seems to really fix a lot of complaints people had with this game. It really makes up for the previous game, and I recommend continuing on with the series. If you're like me you might just like to complete all the games for the sake of completing series, and I understand that. Its not completely unbearable so if you must do play it!

Tl;dr Nice story, irritating gameplay. Play Dreamfall: Chapters because it makes up for this one.
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Dustin
( 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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Danni T. Nguyen
( 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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Smoker
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
The Longest Journey + Dreamfall should definitely be made into dreamworks films.
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Colonel Onyx
( 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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Injy
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The sequel to the 1999 game, The Longest Journey. April Ryan returns, albeit as one of three protagonists to play during the game alongside Kian Alvane and Zoe Castillo. The story isn't as gripping as the first one and April Ryan isn't nearly as likeable as she was in The Longest Journey, but Zoe and Kian help to keep the game fresh.

Downside: freaking stealth and fighting. GUH.
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DZ
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
feels like 2006
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Rock More
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is certainly in my personal top 10 favorite games of all time.

Nostalgicly, it was a great experience as a kid to totally get lost at certain missions, walking around the entire town.
I wouldn't even say this was a bad thing, as it might seem to be. To me, the environment was (and still is!) so incredibly amazing, and every area gives off a different vibe. I just love exploring the entire world with its wonderfull music.
(Most of the trouble with the puzzles was my lack in the English language though)

The puzzles are really clever and the story is very intriguing. I just keep playing it over and over. (I pre-owned it on xbox)

Setting up the controls for xbox controllers is really easy, only a slight hazzle
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ted
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Another piece to the puzzle.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
This game is so good..no...this is not really a game, this is a journey, to let you experience, to let you feel~
This is more than just a game, the story just beautiful, and surreal (certain parts)
I do not complain about the ending tho, i think the ending is not good enough as an 'ending'
The locaation setting is beautiful, the music is so enjoying, April Ryan is so cool lol
We definitely need more of this kind of game that focus deeply on story development.

If you are looking for gameplay like shooting/zombies or whatever, please stay away from this and save your penny, because this is just not for you.

If you are more to a story person, I would say GRAB IT NOW , it worth more than a penny!
Now...I shall be continue my journey
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
It's hard to tell if i would recommend it, it's (more or less) a telltale game

I don't think it's worth it if you are just going to play this one without the prequel or the sequel.
But if you intent to play the Sequel you can get it (on a sale)


Pro:
+ decent story
+ puzzles

Neutral
its from 2006 and it looks and plays like it

Bad:
- fights are really bad designed
- long walks
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Dreamfall series ranks in my top favorite games
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1 of 1 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
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
The gameplay is amazing, and the storyline is just as amazing as the previous game. I'd recommend buying this to anyone considering so, it's definitely worth it.
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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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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2014
9/10

+ fantastic presentation, cinematic feeling, great voice acting, great soundtrack
+ awesome story with many twists, fantastic dialogues
+ likeable main character, you get to bond with her
+ although in 3d person, good controls overall

- basic gameplay, more are inventory based puzzles which are fine, but the stealth gameplay is very basic and irritating at times, so are the fighting sequences
- not as good as the original gameplay wise, although the story is better in dreamfall imo and that's why i give it a solid 9
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
An awesome experience that every gamer should be 'forced' to go through. This is my third playthrough of this gem, this time on Steam, and I still love it like the first time I played. If you miss this, then you lose, simple as that.

Has its faults of course, but what doesn't?

Out of the box setup for keyboard and mouse are terrible, and may put some people off, but once configured correctly as below, its a dream.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2829471

Cut scenes can be long winded, and there is a lot of running to and fro, but the story, although confusing at times, grabs you in, and actually makes you care for the characters you play. A few of the puzzles can catch you out, due to it not being clear what exactly you have to do to advance, but you can look up little hints, without spoiling the game to progress, knowing that these are just minor design flaws in the interface.

Still looks great to this day, and on the whole, is a very rewarding journey indeed!



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