• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2000
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. You need a really good idea and revolutionary technology to actually achieve something on the market, and puzzle-adventure games are surely not top-of-the-pops.
  2. What keeps realMYST from earning the high honors is the problematic control system that makes clicking on the right areas difficult; especially the much darker nature of the environment at night, making navigation quite hellish and the solving of puzzles relatively impossible.
  3. The newly enhanced graphics and sound, coupled with the new age, may be reason for some to revisit the land of Myst, but the overall effect is one of "been there, done that."
  4. It really feels like you're doing a death defying high wire act. You WILL get dizzy - guaranteed - it's that immersive.
  5. An interesting take on the classic game and a must-have for fans of the original.
  6. The ultimate nostalgia trip—a classic game that plays just as you remember it, untouched by the hand of time.
  7. This "directors' cut" version turns a bad game into a horrible one, thanks to an uncomfortable control system and bad framerates.
  8. It is really the same old fable of greed and evil and hope and redemption wearing a fancy new dress and the latest shade of Revlon lipstick.
  9. Just because the engine has been updated doesn't mean the game is any less tedious or frustrating than it was in its original form.
  10. Unfortunately, the 3D engine serves only to make Myst a much more frustrating game.
  11. 83
    RealMYST really is a great game. If you enjoyed the original, you'll be transfixed by how the worlds have changed yet stayed eerily the same.
  12. Although a brief new Age (Rime) with additional puzzles and subtle foreshadowing of the Riven sequel has been added as an ending bonus, it's not really enough of an incentive to play MYST over again.
  13. 100
    The move to complete 3D freedom of movement and real-time environments adds a whole new dimension to the game, and finally makes it feel like it is a game rather than simply a series of static images and mental puzzles.
  14. 65
    If you love Myst, then you're best to keep it where it belongs -- happily sitting back in your memories.
  15. The immersive world created by realMyst was a visual and auditory joy, but it was still essentially a game I had played before, even with the addition of Rime.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. JamesM.
    Oct 4, 2008
    10
    Your going to wish there were more games like this, an absolute classic of the highest order I smile just thinking about it.
  2. Mar 7, 2012
    8
    I haven't played Myst since it's initial release 18 years ago. After playing it again, I have to admit I'm still left utterly amazed. EvenI haven't played Myst since it's initial release 18 years ago. After playing it again, I have to admit I'm still left utterly amazed. Even today, the puzzle elements remain cutting edge stuff. The 3D rendering was a nice touch in this version of the game, although the graphics could definitely use a much needed facelift. It's still a premier adventure puzzle game--an absolute must-play if you've never experienced it before. Full Review »
  3. May 31, 2011
    10
    I played Real Myst without any experiences of playing any other Myst games (including original Myst) before. I had a great fun with this gameI played Real Myst without any experiences of playing any other Myst games (including original Myst) before. I had a great fun with this game since I encountered all the puzzles in the game for the first time. The puzzles in the game are logical enough to be solved without any walkthroughs. After I finished this game, I tried to play the original Myst but I couldn't finish it because it is just a repetition of the same thing with less amazing graphics than Real Myst. If you would like to play only one Myst game, I think that Real Myst is the one. Full Review »