The Longest Journey is an amazing graphical adventure, where the player controls the protagonist, April Ryan, on her journey between parallel universes. Embark on an exciting and original journey of discovery, where you will explore, solve puzzles, meet new people, face terrifying monsters, learn, grow, and live the adventure of a...
User reviews: Very Positive (610 reviews) - 94% of the 610 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 17, 2000

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"The Longest Journey is not only the best adventure games in recent years, it's one of the best games ever"
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About This Game

The Longest Journey is an amazing graphical adventure, where the player controls the protagonist, April Ryan, on her journey between parallel universes. Embark on an exciting and original journey of discovery, where you will explore, solve puzzles, meet new people, face terrifying monsters, learn, grow, and live the adventure of a lifetime!
  • Over 150 locations spanning two distinct and detailed worlds
  • More than 70 speaking characters
  • 40+ hours of gameplay
  • 20+ minutes of high-resolution pre-rendered video footage
  • Cinematic musical score

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows 2000/XP, Pentium 166 MMX , 32 MB RAM, Mouse and Keyboard, 640x480 SVGA high colour (16bit) video card with 2 MB RAM, Windows compatible sound device, 300 MB free hard drive space
    Recommended: Pentium II, 266 mhz, 64 MB RAM , 3d accelarator card ( Direct 3d compatible ) with 4 MB RAM, 1GB free hard drive space
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
If you are thinking about playing this game, please do.

The Longest Journey has quickly become one of my favourite games, with possibly my all time favourite video game story line. The graphics are dated, but trust me, it doesn't matter - the story line and characters make it beat most of the games with fancy visuals that we have today.

The characters are excellent, April Ryan is an absolute bad ♥♥♥, how is it there was a game made with a witty strong female lead 15 years ago but they can't manage it now?! I loved her, you will love her.

The puzzles are challenging at times, but that only makes the experience more immersive.

If you're wondering whether to buy this before playing dreamfall, 100% yes. I was going to skip this one, thinking the graphics and age would make it a chore - I was wrong. This is way better than its successor.

Just buy the damn game,
You won't regret it.

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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
My review will only show the amount of hours (very few at time of posting) I've played this on steam, but don't let that fool you into thinking I've never played this game. I've just recently re-discovered it on Steam during the winter sale and couldn't be more excited.

This literally was the first PC game I ever purchased with my own money back in '99. Entire evenings and weekends and school breaks were devoted to this game.

I forgot the name of it years after losing one of the discs (the monster 4 disc collection to install it back then) and used to ask people all the time if they had heard of this game. None had, so I figured I was out of luck.

Yeah, the graphics are dated, but it's still a beautiful game. The voice-acting is phenomenal for the time and pulls you in.

I'm so excited to start the journey over again, this time with my boyfriend watching as I play and getting interested in the lore as well. This type of game is not his 'genre', but he will sit and watch me go through it like he's viewing a movie, and pretty much, that's what this game is good about doing. It's a slow moving movie, with a great plot and characters that you help move along.

I even remembered the rubber ducky outside the window right off! That's how long lasting this game stays with you. I loaded the game, went through the opening sequence, and as soon as April was in her apartment I declared "There is a rubber duck outside this window that I have GOT to get right now!"

I'm not a puzzle person, at all. So that aspect of the game has always had me pulling my hair out, but I'm excited to take this game on as a 30 year old and not as impatient 14 year old, who'd give up and find a guide online to just get through it.

Long story short: If you love point-and-click stories. Get this one. It is most definitely my favorite of all time. Right after that, find Syberia and Syberia II. They're another series of point-and-click adventure games that I thought were from this same developer and they were very close to the style of The Longest Journey.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
Within it all, a bewildered April is forced to grow as her understanding of the world is routinely shattered by the things she sees and the actions she has to take. Where her quest was once fuelled by crushing fear and unwanted obligation, she’s forced to accept her role in things, personally investing in the worlds and the people she aids along the way. The twenty or so hours from the start of The Longest Journey until the end exhibits two very different April Ryans. Not necessarily better, but certainly different. It’s a story before it’s anything else; a tale of change and acceptance and hardships and how a simple rubber ducky could easily have led to the death of two worlds. It’s hard not to fall to that particular obstacle, but an unforgivable wrong not to find a way through. There’s too much at stake.

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Probably the best adventure game of all time. The writing is very good, the characters are interesting. I even wish I could live in those world sometimes. Just buy this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
This game is amazing. Just beat this and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey this week and have had an incredible ride. The graphics don't hold up too well by default, but can be easily fixed by tweaking the game using the Nvidia Control Panel (for Nvidia Users). Now I can finally play Dreamfall Chapters!
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