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)
One of the best post-Sierra adventure gamesminoru09 | July 24, 2014 | See all minoru09's reviews »
A masterpiece. This and The Longest Journey are definitely the best point-and-click adventure games post-Sierra.
It features a touching story filled with charming characters. The puzzles are interesting. The graphics still stays beautiful after all these years.
Be sure to continue your journey to Syberia 2.
A point and click adventure game with a excellent storySeanBeanDies | July 14, 2014 | See all SeanBeanDies's reviews »
Syberia game starts of slow, at first I felt that the story may be a bit childish for my taste, but after playing a few hours it turned out to have a really good story that almost made me cry at points.
Syberia looks decent for it's age, which pretty backgrounds and scenery, something which is important for adventure games.
The characters you meet on your journey are interesting and never bore you, for those of you who get really invested in the story, you can find all sorts of back story in items found around the place.
The UI isn't innovative, but it is still fairly easy to use and never really annoyed me.
The puzzles will definitely get the average player thinking, I'm not used to the genre so I found them difficult at times and was tempted to look up answers.
Backtracking can sometimes be a problem, no one likes walking three minutes back for one item or to combine one item with something in a set place, and a couple of times I had to do just that.
Sometimes the story can slow down a bit and you find yourself waiting for it to pick up speed again.
Overall Syberia is a great adventure game with a well thought out and well written story, I recommend it to fans of the genre and people looking for something different from all the shooters.
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.