- Added iOS 11 compatibility
- Fixed a few small bugs
Ratings and Reviews
An almost perfect recreation (but still REALLY good)
This 3D rendering of Myst was a real treat for me. I've had a copy of Myst on pretty much every computer my family's ever owned, but was never able to solve the difficult puzzles as a kid in the 90s.
As an adult it was a lot of fun to come back and actually make progress in this beautifully designed world. It offers pure nostalgic bliss and never stops delivering.
It's not a perfect game however, at least not on the iPhone. The small screen required me to often lift my finger and replace it to continue my walk around any tight corner. The touch screen is very responsive and for the most part works excellently. But, almost every winding staircase and tight turn gives me grief every time I interact with it. I'm sure on the computer it's much better, but for $6 this game is still a real deal.
I'd give it 5 stars if not for the periodically awkward controls.
Incredible update to a classic
First - I don't understand why any negative reviews exist. This is an amazing update to an amazing game.
I bought Myst on the day it was first released in 1993, and immersed myself in the world for the next couple weeks. There were no hint guides, I had to figure everything out with a buddy who also got the game.
The puzzles were fun and challenging - all that is here! But now it's not point and click, it's pure FLUID movement through these beautifully-crafted ages. Ever wonder what's at the back end of the "potato ship" (as my young son called the rail vehicle in Selenitic)? You can go have a look. It's nice to be able to do that in a world many of us were immersed in so long ago.
There are a couple things I hope get updated... first, there are a couple places in the game that are extremely dark. It could bring your game to a complete standstill with the touch screen; the Mac version let you click your way out, but the touch screen gives no indication where you can go. Potentially a big problem. Second: it is awkward and difficult to have your finger blocking the screen while you play. This is not the best way to play IMO, a virtual joypad (user-defined) would be much better. I never use controls like this when I have another option, I hope Cyan fixes this in an update in case I want to play it again in the future.
But overall I still give it five stars. One of my fave games of all time...
So much love!
I played Myst when it released in 1993 and it was a game my parents and I loved and hated cause it was so frustrating on the puzzles but very well done of a challenge! When they made the guide later on after countless times trying the puzzles together, It was easier for us all to enjoy it even more, immersed in to the world of Myst and finish it. Years later after grown up and understand the puzzles more thoroughly, I played Myst again, Riven when released and the other Mysts later on that came after and enjoyed them all.
Now present day, 31 years old and seen that Myst and Riven has came to the Apple community, I immediately purchased realMyst and Riven and dwelled right back in the nostalgia world! This version is a updated graphics and real swipe and turn based that was not in the original and I loved it! Thanks Cyan for continuing on your amazing Myst series to present day mobile and tablet devices!
- Cyan Worlds, Inc
- 1.1 GB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Copyright © 2012 by Cyan Worlds. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.