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Return to Mysterious Island (Windows)

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Description

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.


Screenshots

Return to Mysterious Island Windows A view through the entrance of Granite House.
Return to Mysterious Island Windows To solve the game, you must answer 6 out of 7 riddles correctly.
Return to Mysterious Island Windows A puzzle to solve - fix the mill but first get the monkey to let go.
Return to Mysterious Island Windows A Circuit Board Puzzle

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 (75541) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

The Press Says

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
Playback Jun, 2006 8.33 out of 10 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary Nov, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure-Treff Jan 04, 2005 77 out of 100 77
JeuxVideoPC.com Feb 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Meristation Feb 16, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Dec 22, 2004 6 out of 10 60

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Jeanne (75541) added Return to Mysterious Island (Windows) on Nov 19, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (131400), Zeppin (8345) and Macs Black (77776)