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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall User Score (19 votes) 4.2

Critic Reviews

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To make things clear, Myst is a must have for a true Mac gamer. You won't find graphics, animation and sound better than this in any game, except for its sequel Riven (You can expect a review on Riven some time soon, by myself, keep watching for it). Myst is a number one game, it deserves to be in the game hall of fame, if it isn't already. I have no complaints about Myst except, the puzzles may be a little to hard for some people. But there's a hint book available for those hard to get puzzles, as well as countless web pages that have walk throughs for the game. If you don't own Myst get it, if you know someone who doesn't have it, get it for them too. Believe me you will not be disappointed at all.
High Score (Jan, 1994)
Myst är inte bara ett äventyr - det är en upplevelse. Jag kan inte påminna mig att jag fastnat i ett äventyrsspel tidigare som jag gjort i Myst.
95 (May 09, 2013)
Vestige d'une époque désormais révolue, Myst réussit depuis ce temps à traverser les âges sans jamais réellement perdre de sa superbe. Bien que le fossé technique soit bel et bien présent, la patte artistique du jeu reste franchement bluffante, même à l'heure actuelle. Entre ses décors inspirés et son univers atypique maîtrisé au détail près, Myst se targue d'être encore aujourd'hui le 3ème jeu PC le plus vendu au monde. Si son univers vous a charmé et que vous voulez connaître le fin mot de l'histoire, sa suite Riven vous attend de pied ferme ainsi que tout le reste de la série.
Power Unlimited (Mar, 1994)
Als je van puzzelen en mysterie houdt dan is er geen mooier, spannender of boeiender spel dan Myst. Okee, de aktie is ver te zoeken, maar de mensen die dit tot het best verkochte computerspel aller tijden maakten kon dat blijkbaar weinig schelen.
Macworld (Dec, 1998)
Less like computer games than like wonderfully illustrated novels, both Myst and Riven transport you to a world where deciphering where you are–and why you're there–is all part of the fun. While both games lead you toward a final goal, the true point of Myst and Riven is to explore the gorgeously rendered worlds and the characters that live in them. We heartily recommend both Myst and Riven to gamers and nongamers alike
Edge (Jan, 1994)
The obvious criticism to be made is that the game engine isn’t anywhere as near as sophisticated as the beautifully rendered in-game graphics. Coming from the people responsible for the influential Macintosh graphic adventure Cosmic Osmo – more accurately described (by the authors themselves) as a ‘non-threatening exploratory environment’ – Myst still has that ‘wander round admiring the pictures and clicking on things occasionally’ feel, with none of the zany character interactions that makes games like Monkey Island such fun.

But if you prefer Dark Seed over, say, the LucasArts games, you could easily spend hours in Myst just checking out the nice scenery.
Power Play (Jan, 1994)
Aber auch mit der nötigen Rechenpower unter der Haube bleibt dem Computer-Abenteurer noch genug Zeit für ausgiebige Pinkelpausen. Von diesen Zeitproblemen einmal abgesehen, hat Broderbund in Zusammenarbeit mit Cyan-Software ein grundsolides CD-ROM-Adventure abgeliefert. Während die Konkurrenz bisher nur statische Denksportaufgaben bietet, findet man in Myst schon das eine oder andere komplexe Rätsel, das Gebrauch vom kompletten Set macht und sich nicht nur auf einen Raum beschränkt. Nett auf schnellen Rechnern, sonst: Finger weg!
Along with the CD-ROM (which, in addition to the game, contains a 14-minute QuickTime movie of the making of Myst), the game package includes a notebook for jotting down observations and three game hints to get the gamer started. Should these hints be insufficient, Brøderbund offers the Myst Official Game Secrets hint book for $14.95. Personally, though, I can't understand why anyone would want to rush through the game by getting an easy answer; with Myst's graphic beauty, lush sound, and compelling plot line and puzzles, it's over all too soon.
Myst is everything it's touted to be and is, quite simply, the best CD-ROM game currently available for the Macintosh.