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 (27 reviews) - 92% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (720 reviews) - 94% of the 720 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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Fish Daddy
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
My favorite game in the world.
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Vionceer
( 262.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This has been my favouritte game since I was a child, and I recently played through it again and still love it just as much.
It's an amazing story with all funny, dramatic and just stunning aspects to it.
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April Ryan
( 25.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I wanted to purchase Dreamfall Chapters which is a follow-up to The Longest Journey and Dreamfall. I thought that jumping in the middle of the story doesn't make sense so I decided to buy 'the first game'.

I can honestly say that from now on The Longest Journey is my favourite game. Yes, it is an old game and the graphics is not good... so what? I am a person who likes good graphics and visual effects but that didn't stop me from enjoying the game. The whole story and characters are ♥♥♥♥ING AMAZING. First ever well spent money on Steam Sale!

If you're thinking about playing this game, stop thinking. Just start playing.
10/10
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soulsamurai
( 32.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Seriously good story, awesome characters, and an overall good time! If you're like me, you might need a walkthrough though.
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LukeCageH4H
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I felt compelled to play this game after having completed its follow up Dreamfall: The Longest Journey and that is the only caveat I feel is necessary to recommend this game. If you have an appreciation for the other games in the series than the completionist in you is the only reason to play this game. Graphically this game has not aged well and works counter to the fantasy/futuristic atmosphere that the game tries to create. The lead character April is somewhat interesting and well voice acted but almost all the other characters get very little attention and with regards to how it ends completely forgotten about. As a point and click it's equal parts rewarding and utterly nonsensical but thankfully you can enable the ESC button in the menu to skip through dialogue, slow moving character animations, cutscenes (They are unintentionally laughable) and to transition from the various locations you visit (and from one side of the screen to the other).
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missagemi
( 74.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Had this close to i think 2 years? Finally finished it (more than half of the game I played without a walkthrough), and this was THE BEST, most fulfilling end to a game I've had in years!!! The old 90s classic style is so inviting, and the extensive storytelling had me hooked, even though it took long because of life duties lol. I'm not sad it ended, because at least the ending was so worth it, even though it's weird to not be on the Journey any longer. Lots of twists and turns, no cliches, and really this game seems like it was ahead for its time. So if you want a game that makes you feel like the devs really loved making themselves, with rich storytelling and equally beautiful fantasy and sci-fi worlds, this game is definitely for you! I give this game 10/5 stars!! ♥
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[CG] Pagano
( 83.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Amazing game, amazing story!
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BrookenG
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
April has a nice ♥♥♥......

10/10

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Fredashay
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Here's a little background: I actually played Dreamfall before I played The Longest Journey. I happened to be unpackimg my original Xbox after moving and found a few games that I hadn't played yet; Dreamfall was one--it was still in its shrink wrap. I knew nothing about Dreamfall except it was an adventure game with a pretty girl wearing a pink tank top on the cover. It turned out to be an awesome game. Ater playing it, I wondered if there was a sequel and purchased Dreamfall Chapters and started playing. I then discovered that not only was Chapters being funded through Kickstarter, but there was a preceding game called The Longest Journey. I immediately stopped playing Chapters and downloaded The Longest Journey to learn about April Ryan's adventures that led to Zoe's adventure in Dreamall.

The Longest Journey is an old-school point-and-click adventure. Initially, this was a little off-putting, but I quickly got into the hang of it and playing it soon became second nature. The puzzles were fairly easy, though I did have to peek at a walkthrough once or twice--but I was more into uncovering the story arc than actually solving puzzles at the time. It was a fun game, a grand adventure, and thoroughly explained the events that led to the later games. I then went back to playing Chapters. You don't need to play The Longest Journey to enjoy Dreamfall or Dreamfall Chapters, but it does help bring the whole story arc together if you play them all. I wish I had played them in the right sequence.

If you're playing Dreamall Chapters, I strongly suggest youy play The Longest Journey first, then Dreamfall, before continuing Chapters.
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Arianna Mason
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
this game didn't work correctly on my computer, it kept freezing, and I had to force close. It was a kind of odd game to begin with (talking trees and dragons) but interesting world. If I could play it, i would, but make sure that it will work with your computer before you buy. I have Windows 10.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
74.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Had this close to i think 2 years? Finally finished it (more than half of the game I played without a walkthrough), and this was THE BEST, most fulfilling end to a game I've had in years!!! The old 90s classic style is so inviting, and the extensive storytelling had me hooked, even though it took long because of life duties lol. I'm not sad it ended, because at least the ending was so worth it, even though it's weird to not be on the Journey any longer. Lots of twists and turns, no cliches, and really this game seems like it was ahead for its time. So if you want a game that makes you feel like the devs really loved making themselves, with rich storytelling and equally beautiful fantasy and sci-fi worlds, this game is definitely for you! I give this game 10/5 stars!! ♥
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
83.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Amazing game, amazing story!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 4
Just use an old spoiler-free guide when you get stuck...Don't frustrate yourself to be a "real gamer". Still do at least try and figure it out for a bit, though.

Excellent, excellent writing with a Strong Female Protagonist.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
I must admit I was insecure at first due to the gameplay-style and the looks of it all. I do enjoy a good graphic, but this game is old ... THEN AGAIN, due to the fact that it's a little older it means there's only a great story behind it. I definetly do recomend this game to just about everyone out there, even though it's more for you who enjoy point-and-click, and some head-grinding games. It's not particulary difficult, even though I was stuck a few places... But luckily there's a walkthrough somewhere :)

This game was absolutely worth everything, I got it on sale, and bought the package including dreamfall, then happened to start dreamfall first (as I was insecure if it even mattered which one I started to play of the two,) and dreamfall has a much bigger and better upgrade in looks and everything. So starting this to finish it before I got to dreamfall was a bit dull at first, but now that I've played it through it was soooo WORTH IT!!!

So the two are connected, and dreamfall is the second. Enjoy this one first, you won't regret it. And the playtime is pretty long too, took me a good 30 hours to finish :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
The game that started it all. The Longest Journey shares a great narrative about the world of science, and the world of magic along with the peril that exists between them. TLJ, along with Dreamfall: TLJ, and Dreamfall Chapters will definitly go down as one of the most memorable game series I've every played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Belieable story and voice acting, moments that made me realize you can take a simple story to far new levels.

I give it a big "Yes"!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Here's a little background: I actually played Dreamfall before I played The Longest Journey. I happened to be unpackimg my original Xbox after moving and found a few games that I hadn't played yet; Dreamfall was one--it was still in its shrink wrap. I knew nothing about Dreamfall except it was an adventure game with a pretty girl wearing a pink tank top on the cover. It turned out to be an awesome game. Ater playing it, I wondered if there was a sequel and purchased Dreamfall Chapters and started playing. I then discovered that not only was Chapters being funded through Kickstarter, but there was a preceding game called The Longest Journey. I immediately stopped playing Chapters and downloaded The Longest Journey to learn about April Ryan's adventures that led to Zoe's adventure in Dreamall.

The Longest Journey is an old-school point-and-click adventure. Initially, this was a little off-putting, but I quickly got into the hang of it and playing it soon became second nature. The puzzles were fairly easy, though I did have to peek at a walkthrough once or twice--but I was more into uncovering the story arc than actually solving puzzles at the time. It was a fun game, a grand adventure, and thoroughly explained the events that led to the later games. I then went back to playing Chapters. You don't need to play The Longest Journey to enjoy Dreamfall or Dreamfall Chapters, but it does help bring the whole story arc together if you play them all. I wish I had played them in the right sequence.

If you're playing Dreamall Chapters, I strongly suggest youy play The Longest Journey first, then Dreamfall, before continuing Chapters.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
April has a nice ♥♥♥......

10/10

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90 of 92 people (98%) 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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79 of 81 people (98%) found this review helpful
4 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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