Enter a world where nothing is as it seems... and adventure knows no bounds!
User reviews: Mixed (103 reviews)
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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"The most cryptic puzzle point-and-click known to man. Slow-paced, no direction, and mind bending. Think for yourself and discover a new world."

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
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
A frame-for-frame remake of Myst that doesn't lose any of the charm or mystery that launched the franchise. The puzzles are still quite tricky (probably moreso for today's generation of gamers) and the exploration aspect is just as we all remember it. It's probably not the most objectively engaging adventure game of all time but it's definitely worth the revisit for those who loved the original. Does it stand up against modern games of this genre? Well yes, because there are no modern games of this genre.
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35 of 36 people (97%) 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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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen: the game that put CD-ROM drives on the map. Not only was Myst a technological masterpiece at the time, it also gave adult players that same exploration and puzzle-based point and click adventure that kids were consuming in waves. Puzzles are rarely difficult, and just require you to write things down or explore everywhere, at most. The beauty of Myst is the sheer level of immersion. You're not told what to do or where to go. You just open a book and climb in, and since all you're doing is clicking stuff to interact or move, it leaves you free to explore the universe of Myst and take it all in. Be prepared to do a little reading and puzzle-solving, as well as a lot of exploration. Buy this game if you want a deep and immersive experience, if you're interested to see what all the hubbub was about back in the 90s, or can't get realMyst to run right on your computer (it can happen).
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17 of 18 people (94%) 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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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2014
Not very compatible with Windows 8.1. I was hoping that the availability on Steam meant this awesome game would be miraculously ported to modern platforms, but I had the following problems:
- no animations worked. Anything that was animated just didn't happen, such as the message from Atrus giving you the clue to rotate the tower.
- occasional full crashes. You can't even use Task Manager to kill the process, you have to reset the machine to recover. The crashes were mostly due to saving the game, but also occasionally due to animation.

I got it to work through the whole Channelwood Age (+- about 5 reboots), but because of the above I had a hard stop at the clock tower, whose puzzle involves animation and continually triggered a freeze.

I'm off to try realMyst-Masterpiece, which was developed much later (2014) than this (2000).

UPDATE: "realMyst: Masterpiece" is definitely the way to go. Even ported to a 3D engine, the game still looks visually appealing, but more important is that it is rock solid on Win 8.1, and they cleaned up a few gameplay issues.

If you're interested in playing Riven, I can highly recommend the one from GOG.com over the one on Steam. I tried both, and the GOG version was also rock-solid compared to the Steam version.
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