Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer from New York, is handed what seems a fairly straight forward assignment - a quick stopover to handle the sale of an old automaton factory hidden in the alpine valleys, then straight back home to the US. Little did she imagine when embarking on this task that her life would be turned upside down.
On her expedition across Europe, travelling from Western Europe to the far reaches of Eastern Russia, she encounters a host of incredible characters and locations in her attempt to track down Hans, the genius inventor - the final key to unlock the secret of Syberia. Her voyage across land and time throws all she values into question, while the deal she sets out to sign turns into a pact with destiny.
- A gripping script that goes beyond your imagination
- Rich and intriguing characters with detailed and realistic 3D environments.
- Film-like camera angles, movements and framing
- Original and creative puzzles (completely integrated in the scenario)
Real classic adventure gameLekes | 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.
Nice Adventure with an unique atmospherecrazybear86 | 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.
Beautiful gameZinzun | 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.
Simple, but great storypanz3r88 | 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.
Great story with gameplay flawsFinka_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.