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Return to Mysterious Island (Windows)

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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 Healing Jep a monkey you befriend to help you with the hard to reach areas.
Return to Mysterious Island Windows Captain Nemo's Quarters aboard the Nautilus
Return to Mysterious Island Windows The main menu
Return to Mysterious Island Windows Those lines on the horizon are not a graphical glitch (like I thought).

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 (75467) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Nov 17, 2004 A 100
Game Over Online Dec 08, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Game Chronicles Jan 25, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Playback Jun, 2006 8.33 out of 10 83
GameZebo Apr 07, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary Nov, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 20, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 31, 2004 14 out of 20 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Feb 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70
HonestGamers Jul 03, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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Jeanne (75467) added Return to Mysterious Island (Windows) on Nov 19, 2004
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