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Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses (Windows)

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

User Reviews

Probably the worst game I ever bought Caynreth (8) 0.43 Stars0.43 Stars0.43 Stars0.43 Stars0.43 Stars
An insult to Homer’s “Odyssey”…and to our intelligence. Jeanne (75575) 0.71 Stars0.71 Stars0.71 Stars0.71 Stars0.71 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 1.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.6
Overall MobyScore (10 votes) 2.2

The Press Says

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Just Adventure
If you have ever wanted to captain a flying ship, be a passenger in Charon's sloop, or be tested by Poseidon, then Odyssey is a must-have for your adventure collection. Now if you will excuse me, after conquering the combined malicious and devious forces of gods and monsters alike, I feel I deserve some R&R. If I can only remember where I earlier encountered that charming young "lady."
Dans les graphismes, heureusement, on retrouve la patte de Cryo. Nombreux décors, ambiance toujours aussi oniriques avec un certain don pour la fantasmagorie. Les ambiances sont vraiment différentes suivant les endroits que vous visiterez et le moteur donne de très bons effets de caméras, toujours dans une approche cinématographique. Cinématiques, horizons flamboyants de couchers de soleil, les graphismes d'Odyssée ne sont pourtant pas exempts de tout défaut. Tout d'abord les personnages qui bien animés sont un peu trop cubiques et ternes. Si de loin, ces petits défauts ne font pas impression c'est de près que c'est nettement trop flagrant. D'autre part, les décors en eux même manquent un peu de finesse, et ont tendance à baver... Mais les couleurs sont assez changeantes et particulièrement bien utilisées pour palier tout ça.
In spite of these shortcomings, Odyssey remains an enjoyable game, because the story and characters are engaging enough to hold your attention until the conclusion. Though its problems might be frustrating at first, once you settle into the game, you'll be in for a suitably rewarding adventure.
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Ondanks enkele onvolmaaktheden slaagt het game erin ons een weergave van de Griekse mythologie voor te schotelen zoals we ons die altijd voorstelden.
PC Games (Germany)
Wie fast alle Cryo-Spiele überzeugt Odyssee zwar optisch, stellt aber erfahrene Adventure-Fans trotz interessanter Thematik mit wenig innovativen Standardrätseln vor keine allzu große Herausforderung.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Despite dated graphics, a rather clumsy interface, and gameplay that is confusing at times, Odyssey manages to emerge as a playable title. The strength of the story, richness of its environments, and mythic characters allow the game to surpass its flaws at times, bringing the feel of Heritias’ epic quest to life. Fans of the adventure genre or Greek mythology will find a lot to enjoy here, but others may not be willing to look past Odyssey‘s handful of troubling issues.
60 (UK)
The game looks and sounds excellent, but is let down badly by simplistic puzzles, fussy location routes, and it's essentially linear nature. Just a little more diversity in the way the story develops through your responses could have made a hell of a difference. Each location is over too quickly, so you never get to discover too much about your environment and the mythology behind them. To compound it all, the end sequence is extremely disappointing. I guess if you are purely interested in the mythology aspect of the game, then Odyssey could provide you with a simple piece of entertainment. To the ardent adventurer though this is not going to be much of a challenge.
PC Player (Germany)
Das müssen ja schöne Helden gewesen sein, diese alten Grieche: Nehmen vor jedem räudigen Köter Reißaus, erklimmen nicht mal die kleinste Treppenstufe und ertrinken in jeder dahergelaufenen Wasserpfütze. Und auch sonst bereitet dieses - zugegeben recht hübsch in Szene gesetzte - Abenteuer nicht allzu viel Freude: Die meisten Häuse, Treppen und Höhlen sind nicht begehbare Staffage, die einfach gestrickten Rätsel erfordern weitaus mehr Herumgerenne als Gehirnschmalz und auch die deutsche Sprachausgabe klingt manchmal bemüht wie beim Schülertheater.
Absolute Games (
Уж извините за невольную переделку классики, но сами понимаете, если начал однажды — останавливаться в конце будет просто глупо. Хотя лучше, признаться, и не начинать вовсе. Взрослые будут продолжать надеяться, что для Cryo, этой загадочнейшей компании современности, еще не все потеряно, и что, в конце концов, они ка-а-ак разродятся очередным случайным шедевром вроде гениального "Фауста"; ну а дети… А дети пусть читают книжки (можно с картинками). Клянусь Дионисом, всем тогда будет хорошо.
DreamCatcher Interactive has had some hits and some misses with their adventure games. Odyssey definitely has its share of strengths but it falls short by relying on a tired puzzle model, an unstable interface and sluggish story development. I didn't mind the look of the game as much as some of the other guys around here did, but maybe that's because I was trying to find something good to latch onto in this game. By the time I had spent a few days wandering around the world of Odyssey, I was sure I never wanted to return.
For me, it almost ended shortly afterwards. First impressions are important, and my first impressions were not good. Having worked my way through a confusing (albeit artistic) set of options screens, I was confronted by the game interface. Fifteen minutes later I was ready to quit.
Per la serie: una bella occasione sprecata. Difficile trovare tanti bugs concentrati in un gioco solo. L'argomento si prestava per la creazione di una bella avventura condita di storia, mito, eroi e dei, ma purtroppo il tutto è finito nelle mani di sviluppatori che hanno fatto di questo gioco un pasticciaccio a volte esasperante. Da evitare con cura.
UHS (Universal Hint System)
I'm sure there are people out there who will like Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses. I just happen not to be one of them. Although Odyssey tells a decent story, I didn't think it was much fun to play -- a poor interface and too many puzzles that kill your character for a wrong choice make this the kind of game that can easily try your patience.
GameStar (Germany)
Die Kameraperspektive schenkt Ihnen zwar eine schöne Obenauf-Ansicht, schwenkt aber immer dann, wenn sie es eigentlich nicht sollte. Wachen murksen Sie ohne Grund ab, und die Dialoge lassen Sie noch verwirrter zurück, als Sie es ohnehin schon sind.