The critically acclaimed adventure of Uru: Ages Beyond Myst returns with this special collection that contains more Uru than ever before. Already the deepest Myst adventure to date, Uru is significantly expanded with the addition of To D'ni™ and The Path of the Shell, expansion packs that will take Uru beyond your imagination.
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Mostly Positive (48 reviews) - 79% of the 48 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 7, 2004

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Includes 8 items: Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel, Myst V, Myst: Masterpiece Edition, realMYST, Riven: The Sequel to MYST, Spelunx and the Caves of Mr. Seudo, The Manhole: Masterpiece Edition, URU: Complete Chronicles


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The critically acclaimed adventure of Uru: Ages Beyond Myst returns with this special collection that contains more Uru than ever before. Already the deepest Myst adventure to date, Uru is significantly expanded with the addition of To D'ni™ and The Path of the Shell, expansion packs that will take Uru beyond your imagination.

  • Uru: Immerse yourself in a story that features the discovery of the lost D'ni civilization. Follow Yeesha, eccentric daughter of Atrus, to discover Lining Books, encounter descendants, and solve puzzles as you adventure through surreal 3D worlds beyond your imagination.
  • To D'ni: The first Uru expansion pack lets the player visit various parts of the D'ni cavern. Myst fans will be astounded by the amount of historical and cultural information included in this expansion, and those new to the greatest adventure game of all time will be driven by the expansion story's major dramatic question: "What happened to the DRC and its Restoration?" Through a series of challenges that send the player searching the island of Ae'gura and two D'ni neighborhoods, the player accesses three sections of the D'ni Great Zero.
  • The Path of the Shell: The second Uru expansion pack. The second expansion pack for Uru takes the player on a journey to uncover Yeesha's destiny. In Uru, the player learns about D'ni's past. In Uru: To D'ni, the player learns about D'ni's present - the failed Restoration by the DRC. In Uru: The Path of the Shell, the player learns about D'ni's future.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 (unofficially supported)
    • Processor: 800mhz Pentium 3 or greater
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2.5+ GB available HD space
    • Video: DirectX 9.0c compatible or better
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or greater
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45 of 52 people (87%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2013
Be sure to check out the Live version of this game!
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Awesome game. I played this back in its release year. I'm not sure if that was a good choice though, because of my age at the time, I looked at a bunch of walkthroughs, and therefore spoiled a bunch. :P
Regardless, even after being 10 (11 for non-expansion) years old. This is still by far one of my top 5 favourite games of all time!
The reason I don't have many play hours is because... well, I've played it a hundred times over before it even came to Steam. :P

This game has many many abstract worlds, mind boggling puzzles, a very unique style of gameplay, and so much more!

Despite Cyan still updating the Uru: Live (free online!) version of it, I'd really like to see a new game similar to this with improved physics, graphics and such. They did attempt to change physics before with the current game, but well... to many things broke for them to keep it, and despite being so old, the grahpics are still very good for its time, and it is almost gaureteed to not even lag on newer systems that are crap!

Anyhow, that's besides the point. If you love adventure-puzzle games, you should really check this game out!
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2014
If you liked the Myst Games this is just is good as them
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
URU: Complete Chronicles, how to begin?


Did you play/like Myst or any of its sequels?

Did you feel like a genius when you finally solved a puzzle?

Did you beat it without using a guide?

Don't worry if you didn't play all or even most of them, as URU only has small shout outs to these games. However, you should be at least familiar with how these games work.

To answer the questions:

No, you don't need to have played or liked the other games but if you haven't at least played them, or remotely liked them, then this game is not for you.

If you felt like a genius when you finally solved a puzzle by yourself then you will feel like the most intelligent person ever when, or more likely if, you solve even ONE of the puzzles contained in this game without a guide, especially if you can solve the final ones without any hints what-so-ever.

The puzzles in this game range from mind-screws and mind numbingly difficult to fourth dimensional radical geometry, in that some of the answers seem to come from nowhere. Each book (Books represent different levels) is a self contained world with its own puzzles and is not connected to other books (at least the base game), so there is no jumping from book to book, but you may have to jump out and back in to advance to different areas within the book. Some of the puzzles are quite interesting once you realize what they are actually about. The expansion levels and their puzzles become almost impossible, as if it were designed for multiple people to play at once to solve them (which it was but doesn't have, at least on Steam) but it can still be solved by one person.

Solving the final puzzle will feel like a test of endurance and strength more than intelligence.

So, would I recommend this game?


As much as I disliked figuring some of the puzzles out without any assistance, I can say that I did not dislike the game. I even sort of liked the original levels, once I understood them that is. There were times I was amazed at the level design or when a puzzle was solved and its solution displayed.

The levels were beautifully designed. Once the story behind a level became known, the design of the level became more interesting.

The game URU is about discovering the history of the lost civilization of the D'ni. (The past)

The expansion To D'ni is about the remains of the civilization. (The present)

The final expansion, Path of the Shell, is about a future that will never be.

tl;dr head bashing puzzles, interesting levels, missing multiplayer portion, decent game.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 17, 2011
URU. You are you.

This should have been given a proper chance as an online game. No violence, just puzzles and community.

Alas, it wasn't to be, and we were given this instead. Beautifully made and wonderfully told, it's a worthy addition to the Myst series.

But it could've been so much more if Cyan Worlds had been given the chance.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
214.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
Best game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Brillient game puzzels can be hard but keep at it you will learn alot about how thay think and how to solve the puzzels a place called the libary has alot of the awsers on the walls
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2012
Do you like walking around using the arrow/WASD keys? Do you like to ocassionally run and jump? Do you like to press buttons that make awesome things happen? Do you like puzzles so precisely crafted, so ingeniously designed, so mind bogglingly brilliant that... That... OH GOD THIS GAME IS SO GOOD.

ITS FREE. Go to MO:UL website. Download it. FREE. NOW. PLAY IT. DO IT. There is a level containing a TIME MACHINE. It's called The path of the Shell. PLAY IT. Go and have your MIND BLOWN.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2012
URU is a great puzzle / brain teaser game with rich environments. It really doesn’t matter if you are a long time Myst fan like I am or a first timer URU will challenge and amaze you beyond belief.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2014
This game was a game I played though my childhood and I always started over after I was done and though it's not as good as URU Live it was the game that made URU Live happen and I recommend this to everyone who like storys and loves puzzles which may or may not get them stumped.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: October 2
i really tried to get into this game. i loved the other Myst titles when i was a kid but the controls are horrible in this. the worst i have ever delt with.
not worth the agravation
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101.3 hrs
Posted: July 23
Glitchy at best. My run on older hardware ???
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2.4 hrs
Posted: June 24
I've always loved the Myst games. This is my favorite for its expansiveness and different quests.
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29.1 hrs
Posted: June 4
I have a hard time recommending this but it has moments when it will blow your mind like no other game can.

This is the ultimate cult game, repellant to all but the most diehard fans of Myst. It's a picture of dysfunctional brilliance that awes the player with it's original ideas but flubs the most basic game design principles. This is a game that you will want to play without a walkthrough but it will likely end up being impossible. Having to resort to the walkthrough really will dampen the fun. There are puzzles in which it assumes the player has beaten Riven (and kept their notes from said Riven playthrough) it actually requires you to have clues/knowledge gleaned from other games to solve a few puzzles.

There are also some rather infamous puzzles in which the effects of your actions don't show up for 15 IN GAME minutes making it difficult to tell what you actually did and there is even one puzzle which can only be solved by standing on a spot and literally being afk for 15 minutes.
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1.4 hrs
Posted: March 31
The epitome of tedium and busywork. Empty, lifeless, drab. So why am I recommending it? Because it's obviously not for me, it's for people who enjoyed the Myst games. If you're on this page it's very likely you know exactly what you're in for, are more than okay with that, and will have a good time. I just don't have the autism required to clunkily run around, playing with books.
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79.7 hrs
Posted: March 3
I've played through all of Cyans Myst series and this was the last one I came to. Myst and Riven were far and above my favorites, maybe due to nostalgia, but after playing through URU, this one get the top spot for me.

One thing to note is that this version is full of glitches that would probably be game breaking to someone who doesn't buy into the slow paced exploration type games. I had to re-set ages multiple times and there's a couple of spots where you'll fall through the floor or get stuck on a ladder. It turns into a chore to get past these areas and will definately not help in making any new fans.

But, all that being said this game is extremely well thought out and crafted (aside from the above mentioned glitches). The worlds feel large and organic, and I was totally immersed for the vast majority of the game play. It's a must play for anyone that's a fan of Cyan, or any other puzzle exploration style games. One of my new favorite games I've played. 10/10
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16.5 hrs
Posted: February 5
Thought I'd hate this. I only mildly hate it. I had fun playing it though, even if the mechanics were ♥♥♥♥.
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Mathew Servine
7.4 hrs
Posted: January 22
When you enter the mushroom age, doing some actions will crash your game, making it unplayable.
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9.9 hrs
Posted: December 29, 2015
Be a great game if I could get it to 'play'. Can't find a place to do that on the psge
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