Syberia - The World Before Reviews

Syberia - The World Before is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Syberia - The World Before is a return to form for the series, and an all-around solid adventure game featuring an engaging story that nicely blends together two different timelines, charming characters and good puzzle design. The experience, however, leaves something to be desired when it comes to innovation, making the game a must-buy only for fans of the series.

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7.8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Well attached to its inspirations and classic patterns in terms of narration and game design, Syberia The World Before is a very good point and click adventure, and a great tribute to Benoit Sokal.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Syberia: The World Before gave me back that sense of wonder that I felt, twenty years ago, with the first two episodes and, for this reason alone, for me it is a "yes" as big as an apartment building.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

The World Before is more of an interactive story than an adventure game. The gameplay was a letdown, but the story and the world were quite OK. You have to decide yourself what’s more important for you.

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9 / 10
Mar 16, 2022

Visually wondrous and full of logical, fair puzzles and likable characters, this is a worthy entry in the series, despite a jarring conclusion and some rather poor performance.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Sokal's latest work continues the story that began with the legendary first chapter and will drag us on a personal and introspective journey, dotted with suggestive sequences and intriguing puzzles.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Siberia: The World Before is rather the weakest installment of the cycle, but this absolutely does not mean that it is a bad game. It's just that the bar has been set so high that it's hard to jump over. It does not do anything innovative, it shallows the adventure pedigree, but it is played wonderfully. It is still a very good production, which should satisfy primarily fans.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Syberia: The World Before has finally arrived and, apart from a few inaccuracies here and there, we can safely consider it as a worthy sequel within a saga that deserves to be treated always and only with the utmost respect. This fourth chapter succeeds in the right way, experimenting and adding something new without upsetting in any way the series we knew twenty years ago. A work that may not be perfect, but which does justice to an unforgettable artist like Benoit Sokal.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2022

The World Before is about peaceful and slow self-search, revealing life stories and fighting adversity. The great atmosphere of the first two parts was managed by the developers to replay brilliantly.

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Gamersky
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2022

Syberia: The World Before continues the adventures of Kate Walker with a very delicate storytelling technique. It has a lot of clockpunk-styled mechanical puzzles, with a wide variety of patterns in puzzle solving with great fun. However, its storyline and characterization are hardly satisfactory, and the dialogues and CGs are not set up with any "Skip" options, making the gaming tempo seem very draggy. The fixed camera that does not allow the player to rotate freely causes many problems that affect the experience. The poor localization is even more deadly for this text-dependent storyline-based game.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a fascinating point-and-click. With breathtaking ambient designs and a story that highlights the horrors of war and hatred, it's a title that's worth diving into. Though there are a few small issues, I believe they do not diminish the worth of this work which definitely left me intrigued to also check its predecessors.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2022

A touching homage to Benoît Sokal, Syberia: The World Before leaves the problems of the previous game behind and manages to bring us once again in the wonderful world designed by the Belgian author. It's not perfect in every part, but the whole experience is emotional and surprising: a worthy chapter in Kate Walker's saga.

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70 / 100
Mar 26, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a significant next step in the franchise's storyline. Longtime fans will find both challenges and joy in this installment. But being this deep into the narrative means that it is no place for newcomers, even diehard point and click adventure fans.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
8 / 10
Mar 27, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a comfy game that aims for the hearts of long-time fans of the whole franchise, and tells a great story of self-discovery in a unique setting.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2022

Syberia: The World Before is a heartfelt adventure across different timelines and a fitting farewell to the talented Bênoit Sokal.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2022

Even though Syberia: The World Before was so different than the other entries in the franchise in some ways, it was also a return to form in others. The puzzles might not be as bizarre or outside the box as other games, but they also felt more natural to the story. Similarly, the other entries had more whimsical and fantastical elements to them, whereas this game is far more grounded in reality. Although, considering the laughably audacious directions Syberia 3 ventured into, I would definitely count this as a big plus.

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4.8 / 5.0
Apr 3, 2022

Syberia: The World Before, is one of those rare masterpieces where the story is just so freaking well written, the soundtrack is perfect, the graphics are stunning and the puzzles inspired.

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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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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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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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