Syberia - The World Before Reviews

Syberia - The World Before is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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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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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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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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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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8.5 / 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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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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8.5 / 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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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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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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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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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 / 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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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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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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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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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 / 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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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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