Enter a world where nothing is as it seems... and adventure knows no bounds!
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Mixed (137 reviews) - 59% of the 137 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

 

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
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52 of 53 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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39 of 46 people (85%) found this review helpful
99 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Having trouble progressing? There might be something important you Myst.
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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37 of 54 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
An utterly beautiful game. It's simplicity and odd charm still ring through today, even though it is a point and click from the early nineties. I truly love this game, and I recommend it to all who are looking for something just a little different. The puzzles are not too hard, the art is gorgeous and the story is enthralling.
Best to keep a pen and some paper with you while playing though, as note taking is essential.
My one complaint would be that it is too short, but to fix that there are four more games in the MYST series, going on to Riven, Myst 3: exiles, Myst 4 and Myst V. After that is URU: ages beyond Myst, and Cyan, the creators, are currently working on Obduction, the sequel to Uru. I cannot wait to get stuck into this series, and the rest of you shouldn't wait either. Myst is only 4.99 on steam and it is money well spent. So what are you waiting for? Dive in!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 7, 2015
Myst was one of those games that really took the world by surprise. It's an adventure game in a first person perspective where you click on your screen to turn or move forward. Unfortunately, the resolution is stuck at a 640x480 detail level, so full screen does not look that pretty by today's standards. What changed in Myst compared to other games is that you were told absolutely nothing and given no direction whatsoever. This is all about exploration and figuring out what the world expects of you. Now, this can make it extremely difficult if you are not able to catch the little clues hidden throughout the world of Myst, or this can make it really feel like an adventure as you search every nook and cranny for the clues needed to pass each puzzle throughout the world of Myst. There are different islands to go to which offer different environments and a variety of puzzles. The world itself can feel very lonely at times since the only characters you will see are typically embedded in books where finding pages throughout the world will help reveal more of the story. However, the story is very short and succinct compared the long list of puzzles that you will go through. A classic in its time.
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32 of 50 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
This game does not run on Windows 7. Unfortunately I discovered this first hand AFTER buying it, but if you look around the interwebs you will see lots of other people with the same problems. The game WILL load and play, but after a while it WILL crash. I've tried multiple times and always crash within 1-2 minutes. Oh well, maybe Real Myst will run better.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
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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KatsionTuba
4.4 hrs
Posted: September 1
Doesn't work right. I can't do certain things to progress the game.
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tmntgirl4evz
96.7 hrs
Posted: July 23
Game didn't even load up at all. Do not install
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_Adam_Jensen_
18.2 hrs
Posted: July 16
A game where nothing is what it seems. A game where you must read and take notes in order to solve puzzles. A game where you are dropped right in with no explanation, and you must find out who you are and why you are here. A game that I recommend to all gamers who are fans of good point and click adventures. A masterpiece worthy of playing.
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monkeymadness
0.7 hrs
Posted: July 4
When this game came out, it was like no other game before. This game will always be remembered as a timeless classic. Of course if you are planning on getting this game, I would not recommend this one. As the game is rather broken and needs an extensive fix. There are better options out there.
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Roland The Jabberwocky
0.1 hrs
Posted: June 27
I bought this game a long time ago, before refunds existed. I have literally never been able to get this game working and its been rotting in my library since. Thanks for stealing my money A-Holes.
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spectre_ol
4.6 hrs
Posted: May 26
Dont waste your money..

This was a good game back in the day. I thought it had been revamped to work on ps's used today, but I was wrong.. Unless you own a pc from the stone age, this game just wont work!

Never mind people stating compatability mode, I've set it from xp sp3 right back to win 98. the game works perfectly for several minutes, then crashes and forget saving your game.. error!

Spend your hard earned cash on something you can actually play, avoid this one like the dose..
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Syron
12.7 hrs
Posted: May 13
Never succeeded in getting it properly working on a win7 computer (constant crashes, no animation, compatibility issues, sound cracking, etc.) Was horrible.

Now fired it up on my new system with win10. Works like a charm! Everything works perfectly and beautiful, just like I remember this classic game!
Saving = OK, Animation = OK, Sound = OK. And this time I even didn't have to tweak anything. Thank you win10?! Or perhaps different Quicktime version?

So I can recommend this nostalgic game on a win10 system ;)
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lukegibbo4123
15.5 hrs
Posted: May 7
videos dont work in this game steam i am very dissapointed
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dack4dust
12.6 hrs
Posted: April 11
Really good game if u have any trouble with the game and i mean ANY trouble just right click the .exe file for myst in the program file folders, go to compatibility and drop it to 95, certain features such as the book videos may not play other wise
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