Reviews for Syberia

93

Wonderful Game

cedarson | April 15, 2014 | See all cedarson's reviews »

To me, Syberia is a classic.

I remember picking it up probably 10 years after release not expecting much. However, I was sucked into the story and, like a good book, I couldn't put it down.

It is a point and click adventure. If you are a fan of the old LucasArts / ScummVM point and click adventure games, you can't go wrong with Syberia. The environments are beautiful, and by the end, there is still enough mystery to keep you wondering where the story is going to end up.

Highly recommended.

82

Adventure in an interesting world

AkiMatti | April 15, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »

Benoit Sokal got me to get this game since I'd read the books about a duck detective written by Sokal before. Syberia doesn't really grasp the same way as the albums but that can be expected since they are totally different medias.

The game is represented as mostly static backgrounds with 3d characters placed upon them. The effect can be a bit jarring nowadays but you can get used to it. If you try enough or get immersed in the world.

The story takes the game far and so it should, because that is what matters in an adventure game.

Give it a chance and Syberia might surprise you.

70

Good story game

lok0812 | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

This is one of those point and click adventure game that usually emphasize heavily on storyline. Syberia have that but just not as great when compared to other top of the line adventure games. Storyline asides, the game also have some flaws on its puzzles as well as a bad ending. Good side of this game is that the graphic looks really good even after all these years of again and the sound and voice acting is top notch. If you can live past the bad story then definitely pick this up.

91

Beautiful adventure

zipnox | July 30, 2013 | See all zipnox's reviews »

Syberia is a point & click style adventure game set in modern time Europe and Russia. The game features a touching story with plenty of lovable characters, enhanced by the great voice-acting. The game is fairly lengthy and while not particularly difficult, the puzzles provide a good deal of satisfaction upon completion.

The world and aesthetics are simply beautiful, the overall atmosphere is very well made and the graphics for its time are great. The sound and music tracks are excellent and fit together greatly with the setting. Sometimes the game does feel unnecessarily slow though, traveling time between objectives and missed objects isn't all that fun.

Put up with the slow traveling, it's definitely worth it. Brilliant game.

90

Real classic adventure game

Lekes | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all Lekes's reviews »

This is one of the real classic adventure games. It borrows a lot of the good from older classics like The Longest Journey, but applies a very unique steampunk style. The graphics are a bit dated by 2012 standards, but they are still very pretty to look at and they complement the story well. This game is an adventure first and a puzzle game second. The puzzles are fun but not very hard and not very numerous. I used hints once or twice, but that should not be necessary for most players. The game is well designed in that there are always cues to let the player know what needs to happen next. I would recommend this to anyone who likes adventure games.

84

Nice Adventure with an unique atmosphere

crazybear86 | Oct. 5, 2012 | See all crazybear86's reviews »

Syberia a nice adventure game, produced and developed by Microids. The game covers the story of the young lawyer Kate Walker who is whose mission is to find out about the whereabout of Hans Voralberg.

The pros are the lovingly graphics which totally convey the "lonely" Benoît Sokal atmosphere, the tricky puzzles which neither are too easy nor too hard, the great music and the interesting characters (Oscar is just lovely!). The cons on the other side are the pretty short length of the game, the backtracking of visited locations and the "kind of rushed" ending.

Although I fully understand people arguing about the game being a little bit tedious, I for myself absolutely loved the setting and atmosphere and was curious to find out about Hans and his story. In short: If you are able let yourself into this great atmosphere, I am sure you will enjoy this adventure as much as I did.

90

Beautiful game

Zinzun | Sept. 7, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »

The advendure of Kate Walker,a young lawyer,in search for Hans Voralberg,is really amazing:graphic is good,yes,but the story,the emotion are the heart of this game.You will travel among beautiful places full of snow,solve puzzles that are not too hard,reading documents..a classic adventure game,you know.But Sokal hand's is still present and give the game something more.

86

Simple, but great story

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Syberia is the classic point&click adventure. The game is not hard even for people that are not expert in this game genre. It's best element is the amazing story with many characters with a good charisma. If you are a fan of adventure and you are looking for a game with a good story,buy this game.

89

Great story with gameplay flaws

Finka_Karfein | June 11, 2012 | See all Finka_Karfein's reviews »

Benoît Sokal knows how to make a game with a unique soul. In the first part of the game the protagonist is a lawyer who will change profoundly during her adventure for Hans Voralberg. The story is beautifully led and has some plot twists. The atmosphere of the automaton and their inventor is unimitable. Puzzles are well devised and really integrated in the game. There is no place for out-of-climate minigames. I cannot give Syberia 100 due to gameplay flaws. Animations lack polishing and there is too much running between places. It prolongs the experience of the game and lets you watch automatons many times but it gets a bit tiring in the middle of the game.

99

One of the best Adventure games ever.

Rzepak01 | May 17, 2012 | See all Rzepak01's reviews »

Its amazing how a great game can stand the test of time. Sure Syberia may not look good by todays standards, but in all these years it has lost none of its charm and Sokal style. Syberia is the defenition of an adventure game, what sets it apart from other games in the genre is the wonderful main character, the world created by Sokal, the beautiful and hauting music and the story, oh the story. This is without a doubt one of the best tales in gaming. This is a game that all should experiance so its good that the puzzles in the game arent too difficult and are for the most part pretty sensible, none of that take a coconut and a broom and make it into a pie to feed the dog, that guards the bone thats actually a key and so on.

98

Great game!

newn | Aug. 8, 2011 | See all newn's reviews »

Usually I don't like adventure games. I like action games, RPG games, racing, etc. But never a point-and-click games. However this game is amazing. It's a very nice 'puzzle' game - you have to solve something on every step you take. It's got amazing environments. Great sounds. Also there's a great storyline... And the ending - the destination of your journey... It's simply a great game. Nothing else to say about it. Definitely worth it's price, you'll spend at least a few hours playing it, depends on how quick you are to spot and solve things.

90

Simply Legendary

satyakun | May 25, 2011 | See all satyakun's reviews »

An old game, but never aging. This game place you in a role of Kate Walker, exploring a beautiful and very artistic town to solve the secret that lies. This game will make you stunned for its graphic, very smooth and great looking. With an click and point gameplay will make you enjoy the storyline while sit in your chair peacefully. A very, great game when it released. recommend it to you that has the soul of an adventurer :)

90

Very Impressive Adventure

niniendowarrior | April 14, 2011 | See all niniendowarrior's reviews »

Syberia is a very well crafted point-and-click adventure games that was created way back in 2002. Syberia's story revolves around a lawyer, Kate Walker, with a seemingly mundane task of completing a take over of a toy company. Like any great adventure, you soon find out that this acquisition is anything but straight forward.

The game's visuals and backdrops are simply stunning and the CG movies are very well crafted. Character models need a little bit of work, but thankfully they are never zoomed too close to jar you.

The soundtrack though sparse is very well crafted. Dialogues can get repetitive and more often than not, the game is too quiet.

The story is well-written and the characters are very well developed, with the puzzles very much intertwinted into the story. Sadly though, the slow pace may turn some players away. It's certainly not perfect, but what it has is well-executed.

100

Adventure of your Life

Comros | April 7, 2011 | See all Comros's reviews »

Syberia, the first game after the completion of I wanted more, more and more. On the surface it might seem - ordinary adventure with handsome main character, but as soon as we begin the adventure of the Syberia sail in a dream world. Benoit Sokal rather champion produced one of the best adventures that came to light. The game tells the adventures of Kate Walker, taken lawyers looking for the heir of a deceased property owner factory robots situated in a small village in Europe - Valadilene. During the adventure you come across in different fabulous locations, such as a seaside resort and dormitory. All of this means that Siberia is a game worth any money, and every self-respecting fan of adventure games should have it in my collection.

100

Masterpiece!

ffrreeaakk | April 7, 2011 | See all ffrreeaakk's reviews »

All of us have dreams, but not everyone pursues them. Beware, when the dreams come true you won't be willing to return to real life. Kate Walker's job turns into a fantastic journey that will change her life forever. As Kate Walker you will visit many truly amazing places. Beautiful music will make you dream and ending will make you cry. It's a classic point and click adventure game with great graphics, challenging but not difficult puzzles and unique plot. It's a perfect adventure game! Are you ready to pursue your Syberia?

75

The story to fall in love with

keeveek | April 7, 2011 | See all keeveek's reviews »

This particular adventure game is one of the top classics in gaming history. Benoit Sokal's imaginary world is absorbing and it wakes a child in you. Imagine a world before electricity, when everything is mechanical (never call an automatic machine a robot, they don't like it!). And they are not only simple machines - some of them also have the soul! In the game youll help Cate Walker in her epic journey to find the creator of this strange world. You will visit beautifully drawn 2D locations, every one with its unique style and feeling - sceneries which youll never forget. Youll never forget the story too, because it's touching, inspiring and leaves a mark on everybody's heart.