Myst (3DO)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the 3DO release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (12 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US)
If you have the opportunity to play Myst on a PC, that may be the way to go because of the slightly better graphics. On the other hand, a large-screen TV, a pair of headphones and Myst 3DO make for a memorable adventure. Either way, don't Myst out.
Joystick (French)
Une ambiance incroyable, un graphisme exceptionnel, Myst est un jeu magique. Le concept de la 3DO empêche malgré tout d'apprécier le produit à sa juste valeur.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
The classic PC adventure comes to the 3DO and the result is exciting. While the graphics are slightly inferior to the PC CD-ROM version, there are no worries regarding installation since the 3DO is plug-and-play.
CD Player
Myst erschien vor zwei Jahren exklusiv für den Macintosh und avancierte in Windeseile zum Klassiker. Trotz des weltweiten Erfolges ist das Adventure umstritten: Im Gegensatz zu den meisten Konkurrenzprodukten besteht es zu 95 Prozent aus Grafik- und Sound-Daten, das eigentliche Programm ist verschwindend klein. Ihre Interaktion ist somit eingeschränkt: Sie klicken auf die Gegenstände Ihrer Wahl, verschieben mit dem Cursor Hebel und Schalter und bewegen sich via Richtungspfeil. Die Traumlandschaft besteht aus Standbildern, die einer beneidenswerten Phantasie entsprangen, aber nur selten animiert sind. Lediglich die unzähligen Soundeffekte (rauschen, knattern und poltern) beleben die etwas sterile Fantasy-Welt. Die Rätsel sind vielfältig und sprechen sowohl den logisch, als auch musisch begabten Menschen an.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
This port from the PC version is done relatively well. The graphics and sounds are decent, but the game never really appealed to me on the PC. The game is huge, but still manages to have difficult puzzles to keep you stuck at almost every turn. For a CD title, it could have used a bit more animation or video screens rather than just single shots of a location. Adventure fans who want a challenge will really dig it, but it get's boring after a while.
Game Players
This is NOT the way to design a game. In addition to being obscure, it's crushingly repetitive and terribly self-impressed with how "meaningful" it's supposed to be. The ending is awful too --- no answers, no resolution, just a set-up fro the sequel.