Enter a world where nothing is as it seems... and adventure knows no bounds!
User reviews: Mixed (121 reviews) - 60% of the 121 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 2, 2011

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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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About This Game

Enter a world where nothing is as it seems... and adventure knows no bounds!
Journey to an island world eerily tinged with mystery... where every rock, every scrap of paper, every fleeting sound holds a clue to an ancient mystery. Enter, if you dare, a starkly beautiful landscape shrouded in intrigue and injustice. Only your wits and imagination hold the power to unlock the shocking betrayal of ages past!
Lose yourself in fantastic virtual exploration, now more compelling than ever in the stunning Myst® Masterpiece Edition. Breathtaking graphical realism blurs the line between fantasy and reality, challenging your wits, instincts, and powers of observation like never before. The fantasy beckons... can you resist its call?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista
    • Processor: 500mhz Pentium 3 or greater
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 650 MB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible or better
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
If you're like me, you've bought upwards of ten legal copies of Myst over the years and sought it out in less reputable varieties even more than that, in a desperate attempt to get the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ thing running on modern PCs. I was able to accomplish this with this version, but if you're a fan of the series, you know damn well the first real puzzle is getting it to run.

To anyone who isn't familiar: the quicktime movies are essential, so if you load up the game and just see a book and not an opening movie, you haven't figured it out yet. Keep trying.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
If you can get it to run, more power to you.

Myst was one of those games that I remember playing when I was a tot and I sorely wish I could relive it but it's hard to do when it won't even run. Any amount of playtime I have has been from me attempting to get it to start up, let alone play correctly.

I do honestly, desperately wish I could play it because I know it's a fantastic game, but not even being able to get it to run is a major problem.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
The original and iconic Myst at its best: the Masterpiece Edition. I can't reccomend it enough. It's a great point and click puzzle game where you land at a mysterious island in the possession of a strange book. You find 2 brothers stuck in 2 books, each telling you to help him and not the other. So you choose. And go on a strange book trip to help him.

The puzzles aren't hard per se, but they're decontextualized. That's the hardest part of the game: trying to figure out what the hell does [insert thing here] do and to what is it related. Not that this game is hard, not at all, but you have to be good at connecting clues. Some more obvious than others ( ♥♥♥♥ing spaceship trip I tell ya ).

Now there are some things to keep in mind as this is an old game. You may not be able to play it due to compatibility issues (Windows 10 worked fine for me but 7 did not). In that case you always have the realMyst versions. Many copies have an awful bug at a certain rotating tower where it doesn't turn North or West. It forces you to check a guide for the clues but does not prevent you from leaving that Age and finishing the game. Given how old this game is there's really no tech support from the devs, so don't bother.

There isn't a whole lot going for replay value besides the 4 different endings and different dialogue but it's still a wonderful experience and I definitively would love to visit the island of Myst and the remaining Ages as well.
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41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Myst is a point and click game from the olden days, where things were simpler. FMV was taking off, and a slew of adventure games came out, one of them including Myst. What made Myst so special, you ask? Well, it told a story from a new perspective, and had mind-boggling puzzles. It really gave you this sense of adventure. Sure, the game has aged like ♥♥♥♥, but it's a good trip down memory lane. Get past the graphics, and you can treat yourself to an adventure classic.

*NOTE* This game has techincal issues on Steam, and I have experienced crashes, and has made the game almost unplayable. It's very glitchy and unstable in this condition. If you desparately want the game, try out GOG. The game probably runs fine with Win XP, but watch out for anything newer.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Myst: The [Crippled] Masterpiece Edition 8 / 10
Update 4

Yeah... on my win7 64bit gaming PC even with XP sp3 compatibility I am getting crashes every 5 minutes.... Why? I dunno.... gotta move on to something else... 'nuf time lost....

I changed my review after getting a personal comment from Noitalever.

I run a Win7 64bit Pro and to run this game requires that the Myst.exe run in compatibility mode for XP service pack 3. Find your steamapps folder > common > Myst Masterpiece Myst.exe and right click to properties. Check box for XP SP3 compatibility. Leave all other boxes clear [I tested each one and in combination without improvements]. Doing this back flip in Win8.1 requires more technical knowledge than I can explain. Better to find an updated release that specifically supports Win8.1 on another digital download service : )

This compatility mode restored transitions, videos, and better volume control for at least 5 minutes. Yeah I know what you are thinking... FM sideways....

I played this game in 1994 on a Mac with a 15 inch screen and it was beautiful.
In this 2011 re-release to the PC you relieve the wonder of this magical release. Note that it impossible to get this to play full screen unless someone would like to share this secret with me; there is a black box around the play screen [Note I tried setting various screen resolutions and color depths without improvement ]

This is one of those relaxed games, a thinking point and click without any time constraints. If you are a fan of this genre you will be delighted.

The time to Experience this Modern Digital Art we call Games is Now. It will be very hard in the future to play Classics and so seize the day. Don't waste Time, Appreciate the modern Van Gogh's that live amongst us.
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