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Myst Review

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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @gweronimo and Rich Adams.


Myst is a classic video game graphic adventure. Published in 1983, and selling over six million copies, it pre-dates many modern adventure games and created a new genre for gaming. Exploring by clicking in the world to move, you use a special book to travel to the island of Myst and solve puzzles to access four other worlds, which reveal the backstory of the game's characters.

You can interact with specific objects on some screens by clicking them. Some items can be picked up and carried to use in different locations, as well as journal pages which provide backstory. To finish the game your aim is to explore the whole island and be transported to each of the "Ages". As you do this, you discover a story told without words, ahead of its time.

This classic game has been re-released and re-imagined on several platforms over the years, and is now available in 3 different variants:
  • Myst: Masterpiece Edition (closest to the original)
  • realMyst: Masterpiece Edition (fully explorable in 3D)
  • Myst (newest edition in full 3D, with VR support)

DetailsGame Details


Release Date: 01/01/1983

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation Portable and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: @cyanworlds


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Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 10 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


RealMyst version is Rated PEGI 7 for implied violence and fear.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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