"Riven: The Sequel to Myst" for iOS - the massive island Age of Riven with all of its amazing detail, in the palm of your hand.
(Note: There is also now an enhanced version of Riven made specifically for the iPad.)
"Awesome" - 5 stars - by Jesse39
"Love it!" - 5 stars - by Wiredpup
"Absolutely excellent!" - 5 stars - by lmiller510
"finally" - 5 stars - by Sephiroth726
"Brilliant - almost art" - 5 stars - by Dlb362
"OMG FINALLY!!!!!!!" - 5 stars - by Bookie290
"Fantastic! Amazing!" - 5 stars - by 159635741
"The most fascinating experience. Pure genius" - 5 stars - by Rafemago
"Wonderful Immersion" - 5 stars - by TW
"Just as good as I remembered" - 5 stars - by Diggler79
"Yeeeeees!!" - 5 stars - by Mellzer
"Excellent!!!!" - 5 stars - by Japleno
"Amazing" - 5 stars - by Plumma88
"I absolutely love this game!" - 5 stars - by Doctorwhoisawesome
"Awesome!" - 5 stars - by Simoncat
Taking up where Myst left off, Riven set an amazing new standard for design, aesthetics, and immersion in gaming. Remember Atrus’ trap book, the Moiety intervention, the mag-lev ride, the Jungle village, Catherine’s prison, Gehn’s Age, the Wahrk throne? Now the entire Riven adventure can be experienced from wherever you are.
This is the original Riven - with sights and sounds that have been remastered and meticulously re-assembled for a remarkable experience on your iPhone or iPod touch. Everything that you remember from the original Riven in an intimate new format where every aspect is explored with a simple touch or swipe.
- All the original Ages & gameplay
- High quality images
- Full music & sound effects
- Full screen movies & animations
- Auto-save and multitasking
- "Bookmark" system to save & restore progress
- Swipe to turn
- Game Center achievement support
- Zoom in anywhere for more detail
- New! - “Hot Spot” hints
- Integrated Hint Guide
- For iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (in Compatibility 2X mode)
Riven for iOS is a very large application. We’ve managed to optimized Riven from its original DVD size to a little over a gigabyte, so please be patient - download times can be longer.
Because of the way iOS installs apps, you will need to have more than a gigabyte of free space to install Riven. Once it's installed you can use the extra space again.
Added support for iOS 12
Added support for Xs, XsMax and XR devices.
Increased audio buffers.
A few minor fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Good, but could be better
I’m giving 4 stars because it is the same story and world I remember. It’s great seeing the environment again after my old computer won’t play Riven anymore. So, I loved playing it again and that was fun.
HOWEVER, the frame rate isn’t correct. I played this on my 6s, so I don’t know if it’s the same on the iPad, but opening doors, pulling levers, and even watching some animals wasn’t as engaging because I know what is supposed to look like. The cutscenes are fine, as they cannot be interacted with.
This might be done in order to get the app down in size, but I noticed the frame rate right away,
Good Memories on an iPhone.
I've played nearly every edition of Riven. The story for me doesn't get old; However, the reason for this review, is why you should get it. Riven is a game with a lot of attention to detail for it's time. The story is told through exploring the world you're in. There are no defined quests except, the story itself. You'll find yourself in a world, not sure of what's going on at first. As you explore, you find challenge through puzzles and, curiosity goes a long way to figuring out the world... From a technical side, this version seems to work well. It is missing some visual elements; however, knowing the game like I do, I played all the major elements rather quickly and found no major game or story breaking bugs. If you're new to the point and click (tap and go) adventure game genre. This is and 'Myst' (also developed by Cyan) are the games that set the standard. It really has a lot to offer, if you're in no rush and want to explore everything.
Better on iPad
Riven is my favorite game of all time. If you have an iPad or a computer get that version. Playing riven on a small screen you will miss not only puzzle related elements but also the full beauty of this world. There are small details everywhere. For this version if you double tap u can zoom in on areas but note that isn't normal for other versions. Really this port is great still for iPod and is still better than any point and click ever. having played the game many times I don't have an issue and its great to be able to link to riven at any time
- Cyan Worlds, Inc
- 1.2 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 Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Copyright © 2010 by Cyan Worlds, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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