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Beyond Atlantis II (Windows)

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

User Reviews

Still the greatest Buuks (179) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
A decent adventure, but not the best in the series. Jeanne (75620) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
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 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (24 votes) 3.6

The Press Says

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Just Adventure
I've been pretty hard on games with the Cryo label in the last few years, so it's nice to be able to report that Beyond Atlantis 2 is such a pleasure to play. It's as if someone sent out a memo reminding everyone that, ahem, adventure games are supposed to be fun. And this game is the most fun I've had with a Cryo game since their underrated 1999 Ring: The Legend of the Nibelungen. It's a game that will bring much pleasure to the desperately deprived adventure game audience.
Game Captain
Atlantis 3 wartet mit so vielen positiven Eigenschaften auf, daß man sich fragt, ob es auch negative Punkte bei diesem Adventure gibt. Es gibt sie. Erstens: Ab der zweiten CD (Episode 2) hatte ich längere Passagen, in denen die Sprache doppelt zu hören war. Sätze wurden nicht zu Ende gesprochen, sondern mittendrin neu angesetzt. Gott sei Dank gibt es schon einen Patch, der diese Probleme behebt. Zweitens: Die Spieldauer. Die 3 Episoden sind in ein paar Tagen durchgespielt und der Schluß kommt zu schnell und ist zu kurz.
PC Zone Benelux
Atlantis III zal door velen erg gewaardeerd worden. Het is geen verbijsterend origineel spel of een flitsende 3D adventure met actie/RPG-elementen, maar een klassieke ontdekkingstocht door een prachtige wereld. De begeleidende New Age muziek die heir en daar versterkt wordt door techno elementen en een beat, voegt alleen maar aan deze sfeer toe. Het originele verhaal zal nooit voorspelbaar worden, omdat het daarvoor te bovennatuurlijk en surrealistisch is. Hoewel de 3D personages nog steeds wassen beelden lijken en de gameplay soms iets té onlogisch is, blijft dit een bijzondere game die liefhebbers van de klassieke adventure zonder twijfel zal weten te boeien.
Beyond Atlantis II revived my faith that a good adventure game can be made. Beautiful graphics and sounds, a wonderful engaging storyline and complicated yet solvable puzzles make this game one of the best adventure games I've seen this year. This game is much longer than Road to India and has understandable puzzles that a reasonable person can complete, unlike Schizm. Adventure fans finally have a game worthy of their time. Let us hope that other developers of adventure games follow the lead of Beyond Atlantis II.
An important point of Atlantis 3 to critizise is its gaming length: It hardly will take you longer than 2 or 3 days to go through the game only leaving behind an appeal to watch this beautiful graphics again. Though there is the same number of worlds to play as in the much longer Atlantis 2, but this time they are much shorter to go through and the puzzles are easier and have less density.
Gameguru Mania
Atlantis III: The New World (Beyond Atlantis II) is the third incarnation in the Atlantis adventure game series, developed by the same development team responsible for Atlantis 1&2. After two evenings of playing I've finished this nice game, so finally I can share some feelings and very good looking screenshots :). You play the role of Egyptian archaeologist (European actress Chiara Mastroianni) as she searches for a metropolis (Atlantis) built by the ancient Egyptians located near a mysterious well.
Cryo nous propose avec Atlantis 3 un titre particulièrement attirant et agréable, dans lequel il est facile de se laisser happer par l'atmosphère envoûtante des lieux visités et le caractère mystique des thèmes racontés. Le soft avoue toutefois quelques faiblesses au niveau de sa longévité et manque un peu de personnalité.
Game Over Online
Overall, Beyond Atlantis II is just a weird game. The content is weird and the quality is weird. But the puzzles are reasonable and the game looks good, so it’s a worthwhile adventure to play if you don’t mind spending $30 -- that’s right, DreamCatcher upped its prices -- for less than ten hours of gameplay.
"Atlantis III - Die neue Welt" hat einfach einen gewissen Reiz, den kein Adventure-Fan missen sollte. Wer bereit ist, sich auf die fantasievolle Welt von Atlantis einzulassen, der wird trotz mancher Schwächen des Programmes auf seine Kosten kommen.
Atlantis III zeigt sich deutlich belebter als die teils steril wirkende Konkurrenz aus der Myst-Reihe. Immer wieder ist die Handlung durch Begegnungen und Dialoge mit geheimnisvollen Wesen aufgelockert. In Bezug auf die Hintergrund-Grafik hat Myst III aber deutlich die Nase vorn. Da beide Grafik-Adventures auf Altbewährtes setzen und sich vom Schwierigkeitsgrad her nicht viel schenken, sollten Freunde und v.a. Freundinnen des Genres sie am besten nacheinander zocken. Zuerst das grafisch bessere Myst III und dann hinterher das atmosphärisch dichtere Atlantis III. Letzteres dürfte eher Leute ansprechen, die auf Abenteuer-Geschichten wie die von Indiana Jones stehen.
GameStar (Germany)
Eines können die Franzosen schon: Grafik. Die Orient-Episode mit ihren großartigen Slapstick-Szenen zählt zum Besten, was man bisher in Render-Adventures zu sehen bekam. Für die bekannten Krankheiten des Genres sehe ich aber immer noch keine Lösung: zu wenig Atmosphäre, zu dünne Story, zu aufgesetzte Rätsel. Die Logik-Knobeleien sind fair, manche gar originell. Auf nervtötende Pixel-Suchereien will aber auch Atlantis 3 nicht verzichten. So ist’s halt doch nur Hausmannskost, allerdings gute.
Overall, this game is more of a cousin to the previous games than a brother or sister, but it is similar enough that if you enjoyed the others you will probably like it; but different enough to stand on its own and perhaps appeal to players who were less enamoured of the other two. It is shorter than the other two, but I thought it flowed better. The balance between complexity of puzzles and progression of the game was pretty well struck. It has its faults, but it looks great, sounds nice and on the whole rolls pleasantly along - plus there's the hair thing.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Beyond Atlantis II is a pleasing adventure-puzzle game reflecting the experience and polish of a veteran group of adventure designers. While lacking some of the coherence and duration of its predecessors, and possessing a bit too many backtracking sequences and technical problems, the audiovisual elements are excellent. To tell the truth, I liked Beyond Atlantis more than this sequel, but at the same time I like Beyond Atlantis II a lot more than the original Atlantis: The Lost Tales. Nonetheless, I would solidly recommend Beyond Atlantis II to most adventure gamers, as in most respects it will not be disappointing.
Atlantis III: The New World definitely has its flaws: the outdated engine, long loading sequences, and frustrating puzzles; however, these flaws are still not big enough to make the entire game less attractive. The great graphics and the pleasure you will get from leading the young lady through the world if imaginary history is sufficient to make this a generally good game. For one afternoon...
Adventure Classic Gaming
Overall, Atlantis III: The New World is best described as a game with missed opportunities. On the up side, the game suits novice and casual adventure gamers alike with its easy to use controls and scene navigation. On the down side, the game is marred by a major technical glitch and poor voice acting of the lead cast.
UHS (Universal Hint System)
A lovely female adventurer -- an ancient time portal leading to who knows where -- a power hungry villain -- a mysterious crystal skull with a secret. While all of these elements could make for a great adventure game, Atlantis III combines them into a mediocre result.
PC Games (Germany)
Die geheimnisvolle Stadt Atlantis ist ja bekanntlich im Meer versunken. Der Sage nach waren die Götter mächtig sauer auf die Bewohner und schickten eine ordentliche Flutwelle vorbei. Wir wissen mittlerweile warum, die junge Archäologin aus Cryos Render-Adventure anscheinend nicht.