Mysterious Journey II PC

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
Buy On
  1. The complete freedom of movement, absorbing storyline, gorgeous graphics, entrancing musical score, and, yes, brain-melting puzzles make this a real treat for your mind and your eye.
  2. If you enjoy games like Myst, RHEM or Riven (and of course Schizm); then there is no doubt you will enjoy this. I do, and I did. The 3D engine can't help but add to the experience.
  3. Definitely meant for hardcore adventure players, and anyone who has good experience solving puzzles. It offers both an attractive if not overly compelling storyline, great-looking graphics and good (although as I've stated above, very hard) puzzle elements.
  4. A lot like a mediocre sci-fi novel. It has a great atmosphere, some fascinating and innovative tech stuff but flat characters and a mundane storyline that ultimately kill its potential.
  5. The unique story line, tried and true gameplay, and good graphics will please. However non-adventure fans will probably have a problem getting into the game.
  6. netjak
    74
    A game that all serious puzzle fanatics were waiting for. It offers evil, sadistic brain exercises, which will prove challenging even for the most experienced gamers.
  7. The adventure game for hardcore adventure enthusiasts – it’s a long and tough trek, but a journey worth taking if you can look past the rough edges.
  8. Cheat Code Central
    70
    Puzzle freaks only need apply - unless you're prepared to use a walkthrough.
  9. Computer Games Magazine
    70
    Contains some of the most fiendishly difficult puzzles imaginable. Even after you understand the solution to many of them, you will probably tear your hair out in frustration trying to solve them. [Mar 2004, p.76]
  10. 68
    The developers did a great job improving the story in Mysterious Journey II, but I was still left as frustrated with the puzzles as I was in the original.
  11. One big graphical and phonetic experience. If you like to solve logic-based puzzles and didn’t play hooky during your math lessons then this game really is a must. But be aware; besides your own calculation skills, this game requires quite some capacity from your computer and video card as well.
  12. It's filled with lots of arbitrary, convoluted, brutally tough puzzles, though. In fact, you could say this is really a puzzle game masquerading as an adventure game.
  13. Computer Gaming World
    50
    The environments, while beautiful, are disappointingly void of interaction, and the story, while interesting, is wholly irrelevant to the gameplay. [Mar 2004, p.81]
  14. While the game is well designed and looks pretty good, it is incredibly hard and has some performance issues. An adventure game should be challenging, but not require a Ph.D. in astrophysics to beat.
  15. Sadly, the largely static emotion of the narrative and the inconsequential nature of the puzzles don’t flesh out the story to great effect, turning this game into just an average game, rather than a great one.
  16. Twitch-based gamers who do have the latest and greatest graphics cards won't have the patience for the punishing puzzles, and those who play games for story will find themselves rolling their eyes until they fall out of their sockets at the clichés and the horrible dialog.
  17. PC Gamer
    36
    Even worse are the ridiculously tough environmental puzzles. Unless you're a member of MENSA, chances are you'll need a walkthrough to finish the game. [Mar 2004, p.62]
  18. AceGamez
    30
    Like a weak and very old dinosaur that's been resurrected only to find that after years of evolution, it's still the weakest leak in the chain, forever destined to be outdone by stronger and sturdier counterparts.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Mar 12, 2012
    10
    I just finished this game. Essentially I didnâ
  2. MargeE.
    Nov 28, 2004
    4
    Bad graphics Puzzles were good but action very jerky and dialog Yukkie.
  3. ValM.
    May 7, 2004
    10
    Best enjoy- long, long time!!!