• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2005
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  • Summary: Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni -- an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Like each previousPicking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni -- an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Like each previous Myst title, Myst V: End of Ages advances the graphical beauty and detail of its worlds with a fully immersive 3D environment. Cyan carefully crafted and combined elements of adventure, puzzles, storyline and gameplay innovation creating a worthy ending to the series. Myst V: End of Ages follows the Myst storyline to its conclusion -- closing the book on the Ages of Myst. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. We can promise you there's no need to fear falling asleep at the keyboard. This final volume in the series has enough life left to prompt many late nights.
  2. 88
    Every change to the Myst formula, from the tablets to the varied control schemes, make End of Ages one of the best entries in the series. And the visuals and sound rank among the series' best as well. Highly recommended to Myst fans and plain adventure fans alike.
  3. The beautiful graphics and excellent voice-over work help transport players into the Ages of Myst.
  4. Computer Games Magazine
    80
    Ingenious new ways to beat the typically insane Myst enigmas lends a fresh feeling to an old hat, and gives you a greater sense of control. [Dec p.59]
  5. The success of the original Myst has inspired hundreds of similar games, and Myst V is better than almost all of them, yet its failure to achieve the heights of its predecessors left me feeling disappointed.
  6. Ultimately, Cyan hasn’t let Myst go out with a bang, not even a whisper, but with a little squeal of joy.
  7. With this episode the Myst series goes out in respectable fashion. There's still nothing on offer for anyone that craves action, exhilaration or an easy ride but frankly that's no great surprise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. StephenC.
    Sep 17, 2005
    10
    A stunning world and gripping story, with puzzle to suit people of all abilities and enough to see to keep explorers happy for months
  2. KevinM.
    Sep 18, 2005
    10
    Incredible Game and an incredible finale!
  3. Aug 9, 2013
    10
    A great game, maybe the best one of the Myst series so far. Beautiful graphics, intelligent, sophisticated puzzles and an awesome storyline.A great game, maybe the best one of the Myst series so far. Beautiful graphics, intelligent, sophisticated puzzles and an awesome storyline. If you are an Adventure- or Puzzle-fan, this is a must-have! Expand
  4. Aug 8, 2016
    9
    A beautiful and satisfying that falls just short of greatness. The puzzles are challenging, solid, and logical. The world's are beautifulA beautiful and satisfying that falls just short of greatness. The puzzles are challenging, solid, and logical. The world's are beautiful and immersive. The tablet system (at least how its implemented) was a terrible idea, nearly causing me to quit the game prematurely at one point. Some of the impediments the game puts in your way, requiring you to solve puzzles to get past them (say a short ledge, or a easy to climb over gate) are a bit silly. But where it really counts (good puzzles and beautiful, immersive worlds), this game succeeds. Expand
  5. JohnB.
    Dec 4, 2005
    7
    Myst V leads you down a given path that leaves you half expecting what is to come. Puzzles are built more off obscurity and slight of view Myst V leads you down a given path that leaves you half expecting what is to come. Puzzles are built more off obscurity and slight of view than logic and intuition. Some puzzles might better be compared to cliffs than to hills in terms of solving them. Lack of depth and background to the otherwise interesting plot make it seem bland. While these points may hinder the game, enough of Myst V remains loyal to what the series was originally based on and that combined with stellar graphics make the game worth the money. Expand
  6. VelthurC.
    Dec 7, 2007
    3
    A mediocre game, failing to measure up to Myst IV in visuals, sound, characters, or plotline. Not as immersive as any other game in the A mediocre game, failing to measure up to Myst IV in visuals, sound, characters, or plotline. Not as immersive as any other game in the franchise; also very short, since the puzzles are easy, and glitches let you skip a couple of the worlds. Unsatisfying; I expected something better to conclude what I consider to be, otherwise, the greatest series of all time. Expand
  7. Aug 18, 2012
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. i never thought the day would come that i would bad-mouth a mist game, but, im sorry, but this game is just a let down. i am a fan of all the other Myst games, but this one just wasn't as good your good friend atris is dead, the lovable child yeasha is now a 60-or-so-year-old and almost all puzzles now revolve around some stupid tablet, the game is no longer a real challenge, and it was not a good resolution to the myst series. in my opinion, myst's final game was myst IV, this game is now dead to me Expand

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