DescriptionIn 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.
- "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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|Stupendous !! Surpassed my expectations in EVERY respect||Windows||Jeanne (75630)|
|Opens strong but wavers.||Windows||Risujin (10)|
The Press Says
|Just Adventure||Macintosh||Nov 01, 2004||A||100|
|Games4Mac||Macintosh||2004||90 out of 100||90|
|GamesFire||Windows||Sep 28, 2004||86 out of 100||86|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Windows||Dec, 2004||80|
|GameSpy||Windows||Oct 13, 2004||80|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Windows||Oct 01, 2004||78 out of 100||78|
|Game Revolution||Windows||Oct 15, 2004||B||75|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Windows||Oct 19, 2004||74 out of 100||74|
|PC Powerplay||Windows||Nov, 2004||74 out of 100||74|
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MusicPeter 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 gameThe 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 versionThe 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.
- 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)
Related Web Sites
- A Family Affair -- An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Revelation, with commentary being provided by Producer Genevieve Lord (November, 2004).
- Bert Jamin's Walkthrough -- Another good step-by-step guide
- Hints for Myst IV: Revelation -- Question and answer type hints give you nudges in the right direction before the final solution is revealed.
- Myst Obsession -- An unofficial fan site for all of the Myst games, especially Myst IV.
- Myst Revelation -- Official web site
- The Myst Guidebook -- The Revelation subsection of the Guidebook fansite that provides information about the game and a brief background on the game's production.
- Walkthrough by Coehlo Buda -- Full step-by-step solution for Myst IV Revelation
- Walkthrough on BellaOnline -- Another good guide
- Zarf's Review -- A review of the Macintosh version of Revelation by Andrew Plotkin (October, 2004).