Real MYST (Windows)

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The original Myst is revamped for the new millennium, in 3D: dynamic and fully interactive with day and night condition cycles, changing weather, and real-time lighting effects. Unlike in the original version, with its "screen by screen" navigation and pre-rendered images that represented locations, Real Myst allows the player to physically explore the game's world and includes a fully rotatable camera.

The remake also adds a fifth "Age" (a world created by the power of human imagination), called the Rime Age, and a new available ending.


Real MYST Windows This Age was dominated by one of the brothers. Looks like he was quite a collector...
Real MYST Windows Effects: rainy weather. I'm just going to stand here and soak in the beautifully desolate atmosphere...
Real MYST Windows You've managed to discover Atrus' recorded message. He tells you a lot about Myst, its history, and the bad things that happened...
Real MYST Windows It's been a long day... Night descends upon the Island of Myst... Stars appear on the sky...

Alternate Titles

  • "realMYST" -- Common title
  • "Myst Dimensions" -- First working title
  • "Myst3D" -- Second working title

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A masterpiece of sight, sound and of the brain Tal Cohen (35) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Consider me converted Cor 13 (174202) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
The ultimate way to experience Myst. wildweasel (24) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Absolute Games ( Nov 24, 2000 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Adventure Classic Gaming Jan 07, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jul, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Games Magazine Nov 03, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure 2000 B 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 01, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Nov 13, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
ActionTrip Dec 11, 2000 65 out of 100 65
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2001 60 out of 100 60


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You don't even need to have the game installed:
1. Open the CD with windows explorer and go to the folder SCN/Maps.
2. There are two movies of interest here, "cyanegg" and "huevo". In case you are not aware, "huevo" is spanish for "egg".
3. Cyan egg features a series of photographs of the creaters and their families and huevo features mysterious static.
P.S. I'm pretty sure that these eggs are meant to be accessed somehow in-game, as all the other videos in this folder are, but I have yet to figure out how, I hope somebody out there soon will. Happy hunting.

Related Web Sites

  • Real MYST (official website)
  • realMyst: Mini Guide to Rime (Solution guide for the new age, Rime.)
  • Zarf's Review (A review of Real MYST by Anrew Plotkin, which compares the 3D remake to the original Myst and discusses the overall design in both (July, 2002).)
Kartanym (10755) added Real MYST (Windows) on Nov 24, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Techademus (331) and Kabushi (141244)