Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Myst III has so much going for it, in that clearly much effort was put into the plot, the acting, and the richly detailed pre-rendered graphics. But the whole experience never gels into an enjoyable game, and the world of Myst, while scenic, feels too static to be captivating.
  2. 90
    A perfect port of the PC version of the third installment of the Myst trilogy, and nothing is lost in the translation.
  3. If you could somehow combine watching paint dry and reading a choose- your-own-adventure novel, you'd have Myst III.
  4. Ultimately, what's most impressive about Myst III: Exile is that it combines intellectual challenge with scene after scene of enchanting beauty.
  5. Sadly this game seems completely outdated despite the gorgeous visuals and excellent score and with nothing much to offer, gamers should go ahead and skip this one.
  6. 20
    Keep this out of your Xbox, it may infect it. The kind of game that makes you appreciate mediocrity.
  7. It's not as interactive as, say, "Syberia," but it still manages to deliver a wonderfully imaginitive world and story.
  8. 73
    Decent graphics and superb sound put you right in the middle of an engaging story (which stems all the way from the first Myst), but the horrendous and continuing loading issues will have you severely distracted.
  9. The game itself is only slightly evolved from previous versions. [Nov 2002, p.138]
  10. While this certainly isn't for everyone, it is a good game that will bring you hours of entertainment if you're prepared to put the work in.
  11. The same-old, same-old: the same static screens, decrepit point-and-click interface, crushingly slow pace, and confusing layout. [Winter 2002, p.105]
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  1. MicH.
    Oct 24, 2008
    8
    Let's say the truth! This game must be rated for what it is keepin in mind the specific genre it belongs to. So if you don't like Let's say the truth! This game must be rated for what it is keepin in mind the specific genre it belongs to. So if you don't like this genre (ambient quicktime vr point&click adventure) don't bother at all ! But for what it offers (great graphics, sound, story) IT MUST BE RATED HIGH ! It's a relaxing, different, mind challenging adventure. Full Review »