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Myst (iPhone)

87
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the iPhone 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.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.1


Critic Reviews

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100
Appletell
This has to be the easiest $6 you’ll ever spend in the App Store. Anybody who remembers the days of the Macintosh clones, Motorola 86xx processors, or the dreaded Performa will likely remember playing this game when it first came out. And what a great memory; Myst was one of the first games that truly showcased the power of then-new CD-ROM technology. By packing in stunning visual graphics, an immersive soundtrack, and video footage, an entire world came alive in vibrant detail (contrast it with the flat graphics on game consoles of the period, if you weren’t born yet, to see the difference). And just imagine if you could actually touch that world…oh, wait! Now you can!
100
Slide to Play
Cyan’s port of the old classic to the iDevice is impressive, and the game is well-suited for the stop-and-go play often required of the iDevice. Myst was an incredibly popular computer game, and now it has found a comfortable new home on the iDevice. For the price of $5.99, it's well worth it.
90
Impulse Gamer
Myst for iOS is for now the most definitive version of Myst that we have. Finally, we have the graphics were originally envisioned meeting one of the best interfaces for this kind of games.
90
Macworld
Overall, this port of Myst to the iPhone and iPod touch has remained extremely faithful to the original game—it looks even better than you may remember due to the iPhone’s high-resolution screen.
85
IGN
Myst is still a marvel of design and narrative -- it remains one of my favorite adventure games, even after all of these years. Digging into the iPhone edition of the game was a treat because everything was exactly where I remembered it, even if it took some poking around to jog those memories. The game may look dated to some, but these scenes have been nicely up-scaled for the iPhone. If you love the original Myst or wanted to play it but just never had the means to do so before, download this game. It is a perfect fit for the platform and worth both your time and download dollars.
80
Adventure Gamers
While it adds no extra functions apart from a limited (and necessary) zoom feature and the utilities already available on the system, that leaves the emphasis where it truly belongs: on the game itself, where it continues to shine even today.
78
FOK!games
Myst is nog altijd een geweldige adventure die elke puzzelfan gespeeld moet hebben. De vraag is of de iPhone het beste platform is voor deze game. Doordat het allemaal diep gaat, veel tijd en nadenkwerk vereist en je graag notities wilt maken van tijd tot tijd is het niet heel handig om deze game onderweg eventjes te spelen. Het is ook jammer dat er niet wat tijd is besteed om de game grafisch allemaal een beetje op te poetsen. Het ziet er allemaal prima uit, maar we zien voor een wat meer high-profile titel weinig bijzonders. Er zijn eigenlijk twee groepen mensen voor wie deze versie van Myst interessant is; de adventurefans die nog nooit Myst hebben gespeeld en mensen die vaak wat langer in het OV zitten en dan graag hun hersenen nog wat laten kraken. Je moet leven met wat kleine frustraties en onvolmaaktheden, maar je krijgt er een heerlijk avontuur voor terug.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Après la mauvaise expérience de Myst sur NDS, celle sur iPhone permet de maintenir le jeu d’aventure et de réflexion en bonne position dans la gamme des jeux sur l’Apple Store. Myst reste au fil du temps, une expérience ludique enrichissante, tant par ses énigmes compliquées, que par son scénario original. Les accros de Myst et les passionnés d’énigmes trouveront du plaisir pour un coût minime.