Myst IV: Revelation

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
...
4.0
Windows
83
4.1
Xbox
75
4.2
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Description

In Myst IV, you learn the fate of the two brothers from Myst 1 and must search for Yeesha, Atrus' daughter. Sirrus and Achenar have remained trapped in their prison worlds for crimes they have committed. With the disappearance of Yeesha, you must explore the two prison worlds and find her.

Like the previous games in the Myst series, the gameplay is node based and not 3-D like Uru. Myst IV is more interactive than any other previous Myst game. Using a hand as your cursor, you can push buttons, pull and push things, open and close drawers, or just tap objects. The game also contains a built in hint system with three levels of hints, each level gives more and more help on how to solve a puzzle.

The soundtrack was composed by Jack Wall with a song by artist Peter Gabriel.

Myst IV also has the addition of a zip mode, allowing you to quickly travel to places you've been before.

Screenshots

Myst IV: Revelation Macintosh Intro cutscene
Myst IV: Revelation Windows Harness the power of the crystals to get everything working.
Myst IV: Revelation Windows There is constant movement. Here, I caught a bird in flight.
Myst IV: Revelation Windows The game is autosaved periodically.

Alternate Titles

  • "迷霧之島4" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "神秘岛IV:启示录" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Myst IV: Révélation" -- French title
  • "Myst IV: Objawienie" -- Polish title
  • "Myst 4" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

Stupendous !! Surpassed my expectations in EVERY respect Windows Jeanne (75502)
Opens strong but wavers. Windows Risujin (10)

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Windows Nov, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Windows Oct 13, 2004 9 out of 10 90
IGN Xbox Apr 05, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Xbox May 17, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Windows Sep 28, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Windows Oct 13, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Windows Nov, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Corner Windows Oct 29, 2004 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Xbox Apr 08, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

Music

Peter Gabriel, of Genesis fame, after featuring Burn You Up, Burn You Down in Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, wrote a song specifically for Myst IV.

References to the game

The game played an important role in Der Mann von der Botschaft, a German movie produced in 2006 (US festival title: The Man from the Embassy). The movie is about a German ambassador in Tbilisi, Georgia, who leads a very isolated life, finding his only retreat in playing this game every evening. When he takes in a 12 year old refugee girl, they use exploring Myst IV: Revelation as a way of connecting and getting to know each other.

Xbox version

The gameplay is identical for both platforms, but some enhancements have been made for the console version: improved menus to facilitate navigation, more accessible Help Map System, faster one-click access interface and an improved Zip Mode.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – PC Adventure Game of the Year
    • 2004 - Special Achievement in Art Direction (together with World of Warcraft)
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2005 - The game with the most data in 2004 (for its full installation of 8 GB)
Information also contributed by Daniel Saner and MDMaster.

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