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The player is the Stranger, an unknown person mysteriously transported to the island of Myst. Alone and without clues, the Stranger must solve the mysteries and discover the secrets of this strange place.


Rand Miller, Robyn C. Miller (as Robyn Charles Miller)


Rand Miller (manual), Laurie Strand (manual)
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Uncredited cast:
Rand Miller Rand Miller ... Achenar / Atrus (uncredited)
Robyn C. Miller Robyn C. Miller ... Sirrus (uncredited)

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You have found a book called Myst. It describes an island world in very great detail. As you put your hand on the last page, your world dissolves to black and you fall to the world that was just described. You figure that the ending has not yet been written. Now, to get out, the player has to explore what are called "Ages," solve puzzles, and get out of Myst. Written by Director9ff <Director9ff@aol.com>

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With over 10 million copies of Myst sold, it is one of the best-selling PC games. See more »


Although the Island of Myst was supposed to be Atrus and his family's home, there were no actual living quarters (e.g. Bedrooms, Kitchens, etc.). No place for them to sleep or eat. See more »


[first lines]
Atrus: I realized the moment I fell into the fissure, that the book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, and I must admit however, such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed... and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending ...
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Alternate Versions

When the game was ported to the PC Windows version by Brøderbund from the original Macintosh version, a few differences occured because of technical limitations etc.. The "Masterpiece Edition" does not correct these changes.
  • Songs on the soundtrack were shortened.
  • Image transitions became less smooth.
  • Sound effects were altered so that they were no longer subtle for example, a running motor would always sound loud even when you are walking away from it.
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The BEGINNING - here starts the greatest graphic adventure series to date!
11 May 2002 | by thomculbertsonSee all my reviews

Myst is an awesome game, whether you play the original or the 3D version. For a long time, Myst was the number one selling game of all time (may still be) - and it deserved it. When it came out, there had been NOTHING to compare - the graphics, the integration of the puzzles, the AWESOME use of sound.

Play this game with in a dark room with a LARGE monitor and a 5.1 surround speaker system (if possible) - and it will take you to a different world! You need to use your ears as well as your eyes to make your way through the Ages of Myst and the music is great, so a good sound system is really recommended. Good headphones will work. I recommend getting your hands on a 17" TFT (Flat Screen LED) monitor, and playing with the monitor about 12" away from your face, so that the screen subtends nearly your whole field of vision. You are going to WANT to get IN to this game! Of course, a 21" (or better) CRT works great - but you don't want to stick it so close to your face!

Be patient! Wander around - think about EVERYTHING you see or hear. Look for information in one place that might be useful in another place. This is a difficult game - but it is worth the time, and besides - the Ages of Myst are so beautiful that there is no reason to be in a hurry.

This is NOT an action game, not a shoot `em up, not even a role-playing (RPG) game. You won't be increasing your Mana, fighting fell demons or gathering loot. You WILL be making your way through the most incredibly GORGEOUS and REAL gaming worlds ever.

Myst is great, Riven (the sequel) is GREAT, and Myst III - Exile is REALLY REALLY GREAT. Take your time playing these games. If you get totally stuck, there are "walk-thrus" available on CNET or GameSpot. Don't use hints or walk-thrus except as a last resort - enjoy your time in these worlds - the puzzles ALL have some logic to them (although there is some maze running).

If you are interested in learning more about the Ages of Myst, there are multiple Myst novels available - but play Myst first!

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24 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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