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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...
Release Date: Nov 17, 2000

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Includes 2 items: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, The Longest Journey

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Includes 4 items: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, The Longest Journey, The Secret World, Age of Conan: Unchained – Crush Your Enemies Pack

Reviews

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

About the 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
56 of 57 people (98%) found this review helpful
165 products in account
10 reviews
23.0 hrs on record
The Longest Journey does its name justice. It is an epic adventure from beginning to end and it never gets tedious or boring like a lot of adventure games tend to do when they try to forcefully increase the playtime. The setting is unique, intriguing and creates a great atmosphere. The plot is original and inspiring and shows what adventure games can do when they're done right. The brightest aspect of the game, however are the characters. From the heroine to the minor characters, they are all wonderfully designed with a certain integrity that makes them incredibly powerful. They bring the story to life and make for a truly memorable game. This could not have been done without the excellent writing and voice acting. The only argument I have against the game's excellence is the pacing and execution of the lest stretch before the finale, which compared to the rest of the game seemed rushed. It seems as if the development team was not able to give this segment the attention and devotion that it deserved. It is a small issue barely worth mentioning however, since the rest of the game shines brightly.

If adventure games are your thing, this is a must-play.
Posted: February 1st, 2014
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
147 products in account
23 reviews
10.9 hrs on record
Excellent game, even for its age. I loved the storyline and thought that the mechanics were reasonably well-done. The game does have a lack of replayability, but it is worth it to get at 75% off.
Posted: March 6th, 2014
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
194 products in account
13 reviews
13.2 hrs on record
Best point and click adventure game I’ve ever played. Up there, if not more enjoyable than The Curse of Monkey Island and The Walking Dead - I can see now why it is scored so highly.

First of all The Longest Journey no doubt requires a lot of patience. The game shares more familiarities with a novel, having an extraordinary amount of dialogue to go through and numerous objects to click on and explore. Story felt refreshingly unique and flows well. It is split into thirteen Chapters of varying length and themes. The voice acting is brilliant – characters feel natural, not samey and often time’s humorous (mature content).

Puzzles on reflection were mostly straight forward, logical and challenging – and only had to use a guide for small sections of the game that didn’t make sense or where I forgot one piece of dialogue (you need to complete certain things in order to continue with the plot). Graphics and cut scenes look dated at first impression but soon becomes part of the games charm. Musical soundtrack does a fantastic job at conveying the different moods throughout the journey.

Chapter Three cements the fact that this is now one of my favourite point and click games. Much laughter to be had – really is a masterpiece.

10/10
Posted: April 2nd, 2014
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,269 products in account
173 reviews
17.3 hrs on record
A true gamer would care not for the graphics quality but for the game's true quality.
The story is beautiful, and the characters are very easy to relate to. The puzzles are not too difficult, but also fairly challenging. There is also humor in the game. It's one of those games that are long and they grow on you and after you finish it, it's a shock. I still wish to stay in that world. I wish the longest journey were a longer journey.
Posted: April 23rd, 2014
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
172 products in account
9 reviews
21.1 hrs on record
It is indeed a long journey. Maybe the worst complaint is that I got stuck sometimes and had no other option than googling for it. There are very few hints to get through the game. That being said, immersion-wise: it's perfect, the game lore is really good and the voice acting for most characters is really solid.

Point & Click fans, you won't be disappointed.
Posted: March 10th, 2014
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63 of 65 people (97%) found this review helpful
95 products in account
2 reviews
25.3 hrs on record
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?
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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