Myst for iOS. The complete worlds of Myst, in all its original elegance, in the palm of your hand.
** RIVEN: The Sequel To Myst, is also available! **
** realMyst for iPad is also available! **
Appletell - "I can’t put Myst down; I’m as hooked as I was when it first came out." (5 out of 5)
PocketGamer - "Myst is huge in every way and if you're prepared to put in the work, you'll be generously rewarded with this revitalized adventure"
IGN - "The classic has never looked -- or played -- better." (8.5 out of 10)
Wired (GeekDad) - "Myst... as an iPhone App - I have spent an hour on the game and am happy I spent the [$]."
"Amazing" - Jbveezer
"So Close to Perfection; it will Blow Your Mind" - JSA
"Perfect" - EllChan
"The best game for the iPhone!!!" - AudiManJosh
"Simply Amazing!" - Hillstones
"Incredible" - spikermn
"Best App Ever!!" - zeldaw
"Absolutely amazing!" - Earthsiege
"A perfect adaptation of the original" - TedBater
"Brilliant" - Director_X
"Must have app!" - Shadowguy
"As amazing as I remember" - dalurker
"Perfect for the Platform!" - TomTomAppReviews
"Fantastic!!!" - jpratt1968
"Wonderful!" - ndoubleday
"Greatest Game for iPod touch yet!" - Slugzzz
"The iPhone and Myst... a perfect balance" - Vynom
Welcome to Myst. Wherever you are.
Remember how the surrealistic island became your world? The note, the garden, the books, the pages, the brothers, the choices? Now Myst can become your world no matter where in the world you are.
The original Myst sights and sounds have been meticulously re-assembled for a remarkable experience on the iPhone and iPod touch. Everything that you remember from the original Myst in a format where a simple touch or swipe moves you through the world.
Welcome back to Myst... wherever you are!
- All the original Ages & gameplay
- High quality images (better than original Myst)
- Full music & sound effects
- Original movies & animations
- Auto-save (when quitting or phone call)
- "Bookmark" system to save & restore progress
- Swipe to turn
- Auto-zoom in certain close-up areas
- Integrated Hint Guide
- For iPhone, iPod touch (and iPad in compatibility mode)
(Don't forget realMyst for iPad 2 and newer.)
We've cleanup a few things and added iOS 14 compatibility.
Ratings and Reviews
Hasn't aged well, but doesn't matter
Myst was an amazing game back in the day when I first got a mac and played it on launch day. The game is still a great game for me (as well as it's four other installments), but it seems that many will not get into it because they expect a GAME out of it. It's not really a game, it's an EXPERIENCE! You need to explore, put together the nonverbal narrative, figure out where you are and what's happened, simply immerse yourself in the worlds you find.
Riven, Exile and End Of The Ages are also good, but I should warn you that those are REALLY hard compared to Myst. I beat Myst in roughly 10 hours without the hints (except when I needed to read colors, since I'm %100 colorblind), but in Riven, Exile and End Of The Ages I needed a partial walkthrough to get anywhere at all. Overall, a good introduction to a fantastic series, but know that you'll be doing some aimless wandering, and taking notes is essential...
Closest to the original Macintosh release
MYST is a classic adventure game that should be experienced one way or the other. This legacy version is nearly identical to the original released on Macintosh in 1993. That includes the smooth transitions. Also, this game was made for touch screen controls and feels more fluid than clicking with a mouse. Additionally, a hint guide is accessible in options if you happen to get stuck on the puzzles. Overall, fantastic port of the original Macintosh version.
Disappointing - hasn’t aged well, doesn’t use gestures/features
I loved Myst (and Riven) back in the day on my Mac. Sadly, this is a poor port. First, it’s an iOS (not iPadOS) game, so the graphics on the iPad are grainy. Second, the navigation is the EXACT same as the original and doesn’t use any gestures. Thus tap to turn 90 degrees in that direction, tap to move forward, tap to activate something.
Compared to other games, particularly The Room, Myst is lame. No zoom in, zoom out, just finger taps instead of mouse clicks and poor graphics. These limitations take away the enjoyment of navigating and exploring, which is the whole point of the game.
The clues are hard, but there are so many guides out there if you really want to find them. I wish that there were puzzles and in-game hints (like The Room) so I wouldn’t use my bored frustration to go look for a guide just to get through it.
I suppose it might be okay on the iPhone, but then you don’t get the immersive experience of the larger screen. Myst should either be kept as a laptop game, or updated to use the screen for more than just a mouse-click stand-in (and add some puzzles, in-game hints, something). I played for an hour, then tried another day, then deleted the app.
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- Cyan Worlds, Inc
- 616.6 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Copyright © 2013 by Cyan Worlds, Inc. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.