Myst

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

60%

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Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Dec 16, 2020

Arguably the definitive edition of one of the most important video games ever released, whose quiet puzzle-solving and slow exploration works perfectly in VR.

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7 / 10
Dec 16, 2020

More than 25 years later, Myst remains iconic. In virtual reality, the puzzle box still confounds, even as it shows its age.

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7.6 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2020

Myst in VR is an enjoyable and challenging experience that demonstrates how little this classic from nearly 30 years ago has aged. Virtual reality certainly adds a lot, but perhaps it could have been implemented better.

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Wccftech

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8.6 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2021

The Myst remake does many things right. Unfortunately, it still has a few snags that would keep me from recommending it to veterans over realMyst: Masterpiece Edition. Likewise, most of the adjustments and revisions are made with veteran players in mind while the newer players may feel alienated by the lack of accessibility options.

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7.3 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2020

Myst is a title deeply dropped in its time. In the 1990s the concept of tutorials was almost unknown, as was the idea of a video walkthrough: at most you could find some textual guide in the reference magazines, but more often it was necessary to hope that some friends had discovered by the back ways how to solve that particularly difficult puzzle. The market wasn't inundated with the amount of video games now, and we users had a different predisposition to spend days and days trying to progress to trialand error , trying to click on every point of interest until something was unlocked. This long premise seems fundamental to me to frame the type of experience that Myst offers us, since its incipit.

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PCMag

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Sep 8, 2021

At nearly 30 years old, Myst remains a remarkable experience, made all the more accessible and enthralling in this modern iteration. This is the best way to play Myst-especially in VR.

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VRSinge

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6 / 10
Dec 16, 2020

Myst returns in 2020 as a remake entirely designed with virtual reality in mind. It is still impossible not to see here an opportunistic act on the part of Cyan Worlds, probably in need of finances, as the game seems to have been made by an bis team, while the bulk of the studio is working on its other projects, in particular Firmament. Myst 2020 on Oculus Quest is not a bad game but even if it means converting it into virtual reality, we would have liked more meticulous work, especially on the soundtrack which seems simply copied and pasted from the original work.

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85 / 100
Sep 2, 2021

Myst is much more than just another return to the past for nostalgics. That's why it is wrapped in an excellent visual bill, with Raytracing as a flag. The wickerwork of almost thirty years ago is superbly transferred to the present. Myst is a graphic adventure with a logical design, thoughtful and studied, as we advance in its cryptic plot. The visual bill that we expect from a current game is embraced with the great design of a game that created a school and that is maintained, precisely because it continues to work.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2021

I’ve been a fan of Myst my whole life. I was already impressed with realMyst released last year, but playing this version in VR is a whole different experience entirely. It looks better, sounds clearer, and plays smoother. If you’ve never played Myst before, then you need to check it out. If you have played Myst before, then you need to check it out in VR to experience it in a whole new way.

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Aug 25, 2021

This is Cyan’s Myst opus. It’s a massive rework that is so impressive to experience all over again. It’s near-perfect, and simply must be played. This manages to be both how I remember it, yet a wholly refreshing experience, that captures the spirit of the 1993 original in new and exciting ways. There’s something for veterans and newcomers to enjoy, with longevity to spare, thanks to the new randomizer mode. With this, Myst remains the best puzzle and adventure game ever.

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