• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2005
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. The best point-and-click adventure game available on the Xbox. Rabid Myst fans will want to play this on the PC but this is such a good port that, other than improved visuals, you'll be experiencing the Ages of Myst as they were intended to be explored.
  2. 85
    It's also one of the most visually stunning and aurally pleasing "classic" adventure games, since, well, ever.
  3. It's a Myst game any fan should play or to see how the story family turns out.
  4. There is no "immediate" reward in the series, but solving puzzles create a wonderful feeling of accomplishment in a player who desires more from the gaming experience than blowing away Ewoks.
  5. A few imperfections aside, the game is an enjoyable experience for those willing to put up with its slow pace and vast locales.
  6. Its design sense is practically unparalleled.
  7. Just when you thought they were dead, the latest Myst comes to to surprise you with gorgeous visuals and engaging puzzles.
  8. A fine translation of last year's PC adventure. [June 2005, p.82]
  9. Myst IV will push your puzzle-solving skills to the limit.
  10. The thing Myst IV does so well, just like its predecessors, is completely pull you into the game world such that you are only dimly aware that you are sitting on your couch at 4 a.m. in "real world" hours.
  11. It has a well told story and the environments are beautiful to behold.
  12. Myst IV still offers a one-of-a-kind experience for the Xbox, and it's available at a budget price, for good measure. But you'd be better off playing the PC original if you have the means.
  13. Just a poor shadow of what Myst really is, so most users would be better off skipping it and grabbing the PC/Mac version.
  14. Despite some improvements, the navigation is simply too clunky and unnatural for Revelation to appeal to anyone but fans of the series.
  15. 60
    Arguably the best game in the Myst franchise. It takes everything that made the original game a success and brings it to a new level.
  16. This Xbox version tries hard, but technical issues make this only the second-best Revelation available.
  17. It's not as if the game itself is bad, it's that the technology is so horribly mangled that the delicious puzzle-laden universe is almost unplayable on Xbox. [June 2005, p.132]

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