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Inspired by Jules Verne's book The Mysterious Island, you play a young woman who is stranded on an uncharted island. Attempting to break a world record by sailing around the world by herself, Mina is washed overboard during a storm and manages to swim to a beach. She must learn to survive by finding food and shelter and will eventually find a way to explore the entire island. During her adventure, Mina stumbles upon a beautiful submarine .. Captain Nemo's Nautilus!

The game features a non-linear storyline and a unique inventory management system. The majority of its puzzles are inventory object related and have multiple solutions. Readers of Verne's book will recognize the locations and characters in the game. Achievements are logged with points, reminiscent of older Sierra games.


Return to Mysterious Island Windows Most action screens are played out like a storyboard.
Return to Mysterious Island Windows Captain Nemo's Quarters aboard the Nautilus
Return to Mysterious Island Windows A funny picture of Jep during the credits.
Return to Mysterious Island Windows Healing Jep a monkey you befriend to help you with the hard to reach areas.

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Alternate Titles

  • "重返神秘岛" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "神秘島" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Возвращение на таинственный остров" -- Russianspelling
  • "Tajuplný Ostrov" -- Czech title
  • "Ritorno all'Isola Misteriosa" -- Italian title
  • "Return to Mysterious Island: Powrót na tajemniczą wyspę" -- Polish title
  • "Retour sur l’Ile Mystérieuse" -- French title
  • "Retorno a la isla misteriosa" -- Spanish title
  • "Jules Verne's Return to Mysterious Island (Deluxe Edition)" -- iPad title
  • "Jules Verne's Return To Mysterious Island" -- iPhone title
  • "Die Rückkehr Zur Geheimnisvollen Insel" -- German title

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User Reviews

Simply Marvelous .. I want to live on this island! Jeanne (75379) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Nov 17, 2004 A 100
UHS (Universal Hint System) Dec 05, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Nov 29, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Game Over Online Dec 08, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Game Chronicles Jan 25, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Adventurearchiv Dec 07, 2004 76 out of 100 76
Gamekult Dec 22, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (French) Jan, 2005 5 out of 10 50


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Jeanne (75379) added Return to Mysterious Island (Windows) on Nov 19, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (163276), Zeppin (8330) and Macs Black (77747)