Syberia - The World Before Reviews

Syberia - The World Before is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6.9 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2022

Fans of the series will be disappointed that Syberia: The World Before strays far from what was great. It should have been like Tintin, but it’s more like a made-for-TV Lifetime movie. The visuals look awesome but the gameplay and story are vulgar steps backward in the worst ways.

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4 / 5.0
Dec 24, 2022

Despite a slow start and some persistent technical issues that are inexcusable, Syberia: The World Before is a fantastic narrative adventure that continues the series in spectacular fashion, and does Benoit Sokal’s legacy proud. It’s not clear where Syberia as a series goes from here now that the Sokal is sadly no longer around to steer the ship, but I have full faith after playing Syberia: The World Before that Microids is more than capable of continuing to deliver more incredible tales in this universe.

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Tiny_Ellie
Top Critic
7 / 10
Dec 19, 2022

Syberia The World Before is a beautiful conclusion to the saga of Benoît Sokal.

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Loved
Nov 26, 2022

Syberia – The World Before is a wonderfully directed, well-flowing story that keeps you guessing and invested through developing mechanics, varied puzzle solving and well written characters. There are some minor performance issues but nothing that holds the adventure back from being a fitting, apt conclusion and the best installment in a series that began nearly 20 years ago.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2022

if you're an adventure game fan and have some patience, there's a lot to admire and enjoy here

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a great adventure game, as well as a successful sequel to the series. If you don't mind that it's slow-paced and very investigation-focused, it's one of the most beautiful and intimate experiences of the year.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2022

Syberia: The World Before delivers an impactful story that perfectly wraps up Kate Walker's legendary story while whetting the appetite for more stories involving newcomer Dana Roze. Visuals in the game are simply exquisite and combined with the beautiful soundtrack and stunning piano arrangements it's an audio-visual feast. I really hope we one day get more stories in the exotic world of Syberia, but if this is it, the series is concluding on the highest note possible.

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80 / 100
Nov 17, 2022

Syberia returns to the right track with a new adventure that convinces, with two timelines and the usual gameplay with some novelties, nothing revolutionary. If you like the genre and the saga, you have all the ballots to get hooked in a big way.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a remarkable adventure game that keeps its legacy adventure charm and is a worthy continuation of Ms. Walker’s story. It is a game that all of Microids and B. Sokal can, and should be, proud of.

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82 / 100
Nov 14, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a posthumous adventure game that takes place across continents and eras, mixing cinematography with puzzle solving in a very successful way.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a solid return to form for the series, with strong and inventive puzzles and an engaging story.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a very good adventure game that also serves as a touching capstone to Sokal's career. Most of the puzzles follow a sensible, logical path that is fun to figure out without making you question the solutions. The story is very well told, but the ending is frustrating for those seeking closure. The title also features a gorgeous presentation, so adventure fans who don't mind open-ended narratives will be pleased.

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May 12, 2022

Syberia: The World Before will be most enjoyed by series veterans, but even rookies like me can find enjoyment with an hour or less of research.

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85 / 100
May 9, 2022

Syberia - The World Before is a captivating story of turmoil in the face of fashism. With compelling characters and fascinating logic puzzles, newcomers and returning players alike will have a blast with this adventure.

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JVL
Top Critic
16 / 20
Apr 13, 2022

After a third half-hearted episode, Syberia makes its comeback in the most beautiful way.

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80 / 100
Apr 12, 2022

Syberia: The World Before doesn't really add anything new to the saga. But it is a game with a remarkable bill and an interesting story that will keep us glued to the pad wanting to know more about Dana Roze's life.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is an incredibly well cared for audiovisual work, with an overwhelming cinematographic work.

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10 / 10
Apr 6, 2022

Syberia: The World Before was a success. It's simpler than the previous installments in the series, but what it loses in the challenge it adds to with amazing audio-visuals accentuating the impeccable story. The game is perhaps more like an interactive movie, but it is not a walking simulator.

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3.5 / 5.0
Apr 5, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a very mixed bag. With wonderful characters, terrific sights, and a beautiful story, there’s a lot to recommend about it. Unfortunately, that story relies far too much on happenstance, and the more you think about it, the less it makes sense, but if you can suspend your disbelief and just go with it, you’ll find a game that will please long term fans of the series and create some new fans as well.

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Essential
Apr 4, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a very pleasant surprise. Syberia 3 might have ended up coming out of nowhere, but its tepid reception didn’t inspire a whole lot of hope that the series would see a new game. Having a sequel/prequel at all and it being this good is just damn incredible. Here’s hope that there’s more to Syberia in the future and that its world can respectfully outlive its creator and present fans with more of what it has to show.

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