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.
User reviews: Positive (33 reviews)
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
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 it's 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Wow! What a well made and large game! So complex and so true to the Myst form. Buy the Cyan Complete Pack to get this game and ALL of the other greats, even their good old kids games! Such rich textures, colours and you can run through the ages now at full speed!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Great exploration gaming, just like it's predecessors of Myst. Plenty to do and explore. A laid back and an enjoyable experience. Great way to kill time.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
This is a fun game, but I can't install it on other computers when I login. Apparently since my other computer crashed, steam now wants me to buy it again, and doesn't even show proof that I already purchased it... The game is good, but steams services need an overhaul.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
If you liked the Myst Games this is just is good as them
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2013
Be sure to check out the Live version of this game!

http://mystonline.com/en/play/
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2011
An great imaginative and beautiful journey into another world.

The story of URU can be sparse at times, although it is done for a good reason, apart from the opening, the game is completly a solitary experience. The story is told from the past in artifacts around the Ages you explore. The worlds are done in such detail that in some Ages, insightful players will notice objects, places, paintings and people that harken back to the books and previous games. Not only that but even newcomers to the world and history of D'ni will begin to understand major characters and events, if you aren't looking for a story it is easy to miss.The music and sound is masterful, and adds another layer of storytelling, it makes every world feel real and different, strange and abstract.

It's a game that can be experienced many different ways, its world, it story or even its puzzles - everyone comes away with something unique. I give URU my full reccomendation. If you are looking for a lengthy journey into some fantastic and interesting places with a heap of (sometimes obtuse) puzzles along the way then look no futher.
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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
URU: Complete Chronicles, how to begin?

Well:

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?

Yes.

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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
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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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2011
What this game lacks in death and action, it more than makes up for in story and endlessly beautiful and original worlds
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
For a myst game I was expecting a lot better. I'm not going to say much in this review, but; you can play the game for free on its site. Its visuals still have that amazing myst charm but it's clear from the start that this was designed to be a multiplayer game. You'll find yourself walking through large open spaces that don't contain puzzles which can be a bore even though they are quite a pleasure to look at. I don't think I mentioned that this game isn't the standard "on-rail point & click" adventure that myst was. URU isn't pronounced as a word. It is pronounced "You are you" in the sense that you don't control the standard myst protaganist who has been given the alias, "the stranger" on his voyage across the uncharted D'ni landscape. Instead you are given an avatar that you design with standard and "Cyan worlds themed" clothing. You play in third person with first as an option. I won't give you much to the story if you actually plan to play this, as it is in itself a "Myst game" but the premise is; you go to New Mexico because Obama told you to or something and you find this guy in an rv who tells you to find the clues. Thats it. You are then sent out finding linking books solving some-what clever puzzles; finding more clothing crap for your avatar. I did find the game quite entertaining however as a third person adventure game. Imagine Zelda without enemies, items, or dungeons. This game makes a nice extension of the D'ni's world and a nice item for myst fans to have in their collection but otherwise, play Myst or Riven instead.

P.s. The game takes place hundreds of years after the strangers adventures in Myst and Riven. SPOILERS: There is a D'ni renovation project going on in the game where the npcs (which you never see) are rebuilding gateways and fixing books. By this I mean; the D'ni perished a long time ago; you won't be finding any new or familiar friends on your lonely trek around pre-discovered locations in the Myst universe. The only signs of life are holograms and cave paintings. Once again; clearly a multiplayer project.

P.p.s. There are no multiplayer features in the game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
205.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2012
First, best and Last MMO Quest.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
I loved and played the original MYST and Riven, and I had lukewarm feelings about the 'outsourced' Myst III:Exile and Myst IV:Revelation, though they improved a lot on the audio and music (Sorry Robyn Miller, you are a great guy but no professional composer).
URU takes place approx 200 years after, and you immediately see nostalgia with smashed pieces from the ending of Riven lying around. Nice :D
I don't know yet if I'll like or loathe this game. It seems I might like it :)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Pros:
Seeing the cleft where Atrus grew up was awesome. I nearly cried for joy.

Cons:
Controls were awful. I finally gave up trying to do anything.
You can play the game for FREE online. Search "Uru Live" (wish I knew that beforehand....)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2011
a product for peaceful reflexive gamers

immersing story, and graphics, and sound

challenging riddles
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
A great puzzle adventure in quirky 3D
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2011
Must play if you're at all interested in Myst's backstory.
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7 of 17 people (41%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I love the Myst games, and I loved URU when it came out, but I can't recommend this. It doesn't support widescreen resolutions, and my save spontaneously disappeared after 3 hours of progress.
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