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...
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Very Positive (14 reviews) - 85% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (736 reviews) - 94% of the 736 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
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Sugi
19.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3TVoxKYOig
Old School 3D Adventure Game
Lot of people consider this among one of the best adventure games ever made for PC - i can see why after playing it. While the game has very good writing on story/dialogue i do feel some of the issues exist mostly on gameplay aspects.

Positives
  • Full spoken dialogue with great voice actors and cool dialogue overall that makes you giggle sometimes (Especially Crow)
  • Decent Soundtrack
  • April Ryan is actually a good female protagonist that doesn't fill female heroine stereotypes

Negatives
  • The game doesn't offer options for resolution sizes nor windowed mode, very limited settings
  • Alt Tabbing on the game causes some issues, also the game changes your PC's font (Goes away after you reboot) Among this there were lot of bugs.
  • Sometimes it was hard to spot key items on the ground due to graphics, some of the textures were missing in certain angles for certain models
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Gregoreo
20.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
An amazing and memorable adventure and a plot that makes you forget about the dated graphics.

And puzzles are actually possible to solve without just randomly combining everything, hoping that something will eventually work, which is often the case with point and click games
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Nutlaw
18.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
The game is obviously dated by today's standards, but it's a fun adventure game. It would probably be overly frustrating to try to find all of the right item locations and combinations without looking things up when one gets stuck for more than five minutes, but as long as I didn't try to take the challenge too seriously, it was worth playing. Interesting story.
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Skankasaurus
45.5 hrs
Posted: August 17
A very solid point and click adventure game that is definitely showing its age. It also features several of those extremely obtuse puzzles that adventure games were plagued by during this time. Great story with engaging characters. All in all, definitely recommended.

7.5/10
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aeighwoupe
19.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
The Longest Journey
An oldies with great gameplay. Don’t be taken aback by it’s low polygon graphic, it still have very good story and character personality. Once you play, you’ll be looking for the game’s sequel.

Pro
  • Very good story. With a bit of twist here and there. A fantasy well written.
  • Character with personality. If you feel attach to the character of a games, that’s a well written and acted character. You’ll love April Ryan, and Crow, especially Crow.
  • Good and challenging puzzles. The puzzles are well made and not ridiculous as some point and click games are. If you need to do something, there’s a good reason behind it and there’s also a good logic on how doing something will affect the outcome.

Con
  • Graphic not at current standard. It’s a Y2K era game. What did you expect?
  • The pop up menu not showing properly. When you click some menu and a “Yes or No” question pop up, it just showing a blank white rectangle. You can use keyboard (Y or N), but it might not be obvious at first.
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sweet_bonheur
14.8 hrs
Posted: August 15
I started off playing Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, but felt I couldn't continue without playing the start of the adventure; I'm glad I did! This game holds true to the promise of being submersive and story-rich. I would recommend continuing onto the other 2 games if you enjoyed this one. I absolutely had to finish the story, and I was not disappointed. The point and click allows you to become bonded with the characters (you get to focus more on the story given instead of choices as in the other two games) and when you see/hear references to this game in the other two, your heart will simply swell with the heartfelt memories from The Longest Journey.
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Darmazath
17.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
One of the best Adventure games ever created.
Finished this Epic Saga in 17 hours.

I especially remember it's great personalities, difficult puzzles, atmospheric environments and immersive Story.
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Sandwitch
10.8 hrs
Posted: August 15
Feels like someone actually made a game after seeing a dream =)

The obsolete point-and-click game mechanic is actually appropriate for a game that heavily directs the flow of the story. The transitions between scenes and the notes in Aprils diary leave a lot of room for the players imagination.

As far as point-and-click games go it is the best I've played.
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Rupti
12.2 hrs
Posted: August 9
The bad:
- The graphics
- The whole user interface pretty much
- Scanning every possible place for that one item you missed is a ♥♥♥♥ing nightmare. I gave up and used a walkthrough every time that happened
- Some of the major puzzles are based on trial-and-error, which is pretty damn annoying
- Choices you make don't actually make any difference... Though I guess that was too much to expect

The good:
- Great story
- A very original and well built fantasy world. Wonderful lore overall
- Voice acting is, mostly, pretty good

That's basically it. If a really good story is enough to get you through some not-so-good gameplay (Though I have to say it's MUCH better and more intuitive than I expected it to be), you'd love this game. If not, don't bother. Or just use a walkthrough and rush through it for the story.
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dom.flannelcat
19.5 hrs
Posted: August 8
LONG. And very slow. And "Time-skip" is your friend.
But /very/ pretty, in a late-90's, dated sort of way.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I started off playing Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, but felt I couldn't continue without playing the start of the adventure; I'm glad I did! This game holds true to the promise of being submersive and story-rich. I would recommend continuing onto the other 2 games if you enjoyed this one. I absolutely had to finish the story, and I was not disappointed. The point and click allows you to become bonded with the characters (you get to focus more on the story given instead of choices as in the other two games) and when you see/hear references to this game in the other two, your heart will simply swell with the heartfelt memories from The Longest Journey.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
One of the best Adventure games ever created.
Finished this Epic Saga in 17 hours.

I especially remember it's great personalities, difficult puzzles, atmospheric environments and immersive Story.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
The Longest Journey
An oldies with great gameplay. Don’t be taken aback by it’s low polygon graphic, it still have very good story and character personality. Once you play, you’ll be looking for the game’s sequel.

Pro
  • Very good story. With a bit of twist here and there. A fantasy well written.
  • Character with personality. If you feel attach to the character of a games, that’s a well written and acted character. You’ll love April Ryan, and Crow, especially Crow.
  • Good and challenging puzzles. The puzzles are well made and not ridiculous as some point and click games are. If you need to do something, there’s a good reason behind it and there’s also a good logic on how doing something will affect the outcome.

Con
  • Graphic not at current standard. It’s a Y2K era game. What did you expect?
  • The pop up menu not showing properly. When you click some menu and a “Yes or No” question pop up, it just showing a blank white rectangle. You can use keyboard (Y or N), but it might not be obvious at first.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3TVoxKYOig
Old School 3D Adventure Game
Lot of people consider this among one of the best adventure games ever made for PC - i can see why after playing it. While the game has very good writing on story/dialogue i do feel some of the issues exist mostly on gameplay aspects.

Positives
  • Full spoken dialogue with great voice actors and cool dialogue overall that makes you giggle sometimes (Especially Crow)
  • Decent Soundtrack
  • April Ryan is actually a good female protagonist that doesn't fill female heroine stereotypes

Negatives
  • The game doesn't offer options for resolution sizes nor windowed mode, very limited settings
  • Alt Tabbing on the game causes some issues, also the game changes your PC's font (Goes away after you reboot) Among this there were lot of bugs.
  • Sometimes it was hard to spot key items on the ground due to graphics, some of the textures were missing in certain angles for certain models
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
The game is obviously dated by today's standards, but it's a fun adventure game. It would probably be overly frustrating to try to find all of the right item locations and combinations without looking things up when one gets stuck for more than five minutes, but as long as I didn't try to take the challenge too seriously, it was worth playing. Interesting story.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Feels like someone actually made a game after seeing a dream =)

The obsolete point-and-click game mechanic is actually appropriate for a game that heavily directs the flow of the story. The transitions between scenes and the notes in Aprils diary leave a lot of room for the players imagination.

As far as point-and-click games go it is the best I've played.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
A very solid point and click adventure game that is definitely showing its age. It also features several of those extremely obtuse puzzles that adventure games were plagued by during this time. Great story with engaging characters. All in all, definitely recommended.

7.5/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
91 of 94 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2015
This game is only for patient people who don't mind the old graphics.

I've only recently discovered the universe behind this and Dreamfall and as a real sucker for good stories, I went for the first one in the saga. It blew my god damned mind. You play as April Ryan, an unknowing savior of the two worlds that had been split ages ago. She is able to cross the border between them and is able to fully interact with both of them. You'll meet dozens of interesting people and creatures that are fairly believable and likable. You'll be solving some really tough puzzles that don't compare with what's called puzzle now-a-days. Some mysteries which don't make any sense in the beginning will be revealed and fit so perfectly in the story at the end. Other mysteries stay concealed until now and keep thousands of fans excited for more. I highly recommend playing this one before jumping to the newer Dreamfall games. I give this game the ultimate rating 10/10

In fact, I loved the game so much that I made a complete walkthrough guide to it, feel free to check it out if you're seriously interested in buying this game because the tasks can get very confusing sometimes.
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80 of 83 people (96%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Having previously played Dreamfall, which I consider one of my favorite games, I recently decided to give The Longest Journey a shot. Now, having finished the game, I can say that this game surpasses Dreamfall and is without doubt one of the best game I have ever played. This game is a masterpiece in storytelling and has some of the most believable and likeable characters I've experienced in a video game. The writing and voice acting is top notch. The graphics are dated but there is some nice looking world design and set pieces. The puzzles are varied and fun however some are downright illogical (I'm looking at you, rubber ducky). This is a long game, and it's worth every second.
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76 of 79 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Upon completing the Longest Journey, I wasn't surprised it constantly gets ranked in top PC game lists.

Clocking in at a solid 25 hours, it will keep you entertained for quite a while. You do have to put yourself into the Click and Point Adventure mindset however, as it is by no means, a fast paced game. It's more like an interactive book.

The game for me shined the most in its dialogue. Nearly every character has an incredibly natural enunciation rarely found in games. It gives you a stronger connection with them, and helps you believe every word.

The next best parts of the Longest Journey was its story and variety of characters. It takes place in the 23rd century Venice, and gives a fascinating perspective of the past, present, and future. With a story as interesting as this, that's all I can really say without spoiling anything.
The characters feature a wide range of tallent and personallity, which makes them so interesting to talk to. By the first sentence someone utters, you already know what kind of person he/she is, and how he/she is going to treat you, it really is that detailed.

For a game stuck in 640x480 resolution, it is full of very detailed and beautiful scenery. 3D objects are pretty pixelated and jaggy, and are probably the thing that aged the worst. Some up-resing would benefit The Longest Journey pretty well, but I quickly became lost in everything else it had to offer, that the quality rarely bothered me.

The puzzles as well can be pretty cryptic. I had to look up a guild many times to figure out what to do next. That didn't bother me too much either, but it would have been nice if the main character gave hits on what to do.

I am currently working through the sequel, Dreamfall, which early on already has reoccuring characters and locations, and because it came out 6 years after the first, it's nice to see things in better detail.

If you want a less action oriented experience that feels like a mix of an interactive painting and a best selling novel, I highly recommend picking up the double pack. With a promising 3rd installment in the works, how can you go wrong?
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