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)
Wonderful Gamecedarson | 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.
Adventure in an interesting worldAkiMatti | 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.
Good story gamelok0812 | 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.
Beautiful adventurezipnox | 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.
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.