36 Games Like Myst

Games Like Myst Our collection of games like Myst has a large list of high quality alternatives to the classic and highly popular puzzle adventure game.

In Myst players take control of a stranger who gains access to Myst Island by the use of a special book. Players then discover other books created by the mysterious explorer known only as Atrus which unlock additional locations known as ‘Ages’. Slowly the game unfolds with new books which reveal the lore and backstory of the mysterious world.

Gameplay in Myst takes place in first person with players interacting with the game world through a simple but effective point and click system. During this journey plays have freedom to explore and make decisions that ultimately result in multiple endings based on your actions during your adventure.

The games like Myst below offer everything that made the original game and its sequel (Riven) so popular. You’ll quickly be immersed in these mysterious game worlds full of adventure and stimulating puzzles that each offer a unique challenge. While some of the Myst clones here use the same point and click system as the original game others use modern game techniques to take you on a puzzle focused adventure across multiple platforms.
miasmata

Miasmata

Miasmata is a unique survival adventure that has you attempting to cure yourself from a deadly disease that has infected your body. The only thing that stands between you and your death is the scientific knowledge that you hold about the plant life that is scattered around your remote island location which requires you to explore and craft your way to a cure. Miasmata is one of the most unique and impressive adventure games released in recent years and even more impressive when you factor in the...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (14 votes)
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Quern – Undying Thoughts

Quern – Undying Thoughts offers a story of mystery and unique puzzles as you attempt to unlock the story of Quern’s past after becoming trapped on the island. After stepping through a strange portal that quickly zaps closed after you take your last step forward you’ll be trapped on Quern island. With a strange blend of technology and almost magic littered across the island the game’s presentation offers a unique blend alongside it’s interesting world based approach ...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (23 votes)
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Machinarium

Machinarium offers a unique and addicting puzzle adventure game across a number of platforms that utilises a point and click control scheme and a world without dialogue. Originally released for Windows in 2009 the game quickly expanded to mobile and console platforms allowing all gamers to explore the story adventure of Machinarium. You’ll start off solving puzzles in Machinarium but quickly get engaged in the story and almost forget that you are playing a puzzle game with the unique setting tha...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (33 votes)
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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is a point and click video gamer released in 2007 exclusively for the Nintendo DS platform which lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel that is said to be able to grant wishes to those that stay in a particular room. The bulk of this story adventure takes place in a fictional hotel located located deep in the heart of Los Angeles in the United States and is known Hotel Dusk. Playing as former experienced detective Kyle Hyde who has has left his New Yo...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (16 votes)
syberia

Syberia

Syberia is an adventure game with puzzle elements released in 2002 that also incorporates some detective elements into its core gameplay while players explore parts of Europe without fear of reaching a game over screen. This lack of game ending mechanic (e.g. character death for incorrect decisions) lifts much of the fear that can impact the experience of similar games and allows players to freely make decisions and experience the art and steampunk inspirations in the game settings. In Syberia p...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (20 votes)
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Gray Matter

Sharing the same name as a vital part of the brain Gray Matter is a point and click adventure that involves a number of puzzles and investigation skills to uncover the true story at play. Gray Matter is available on Windows and Xbox 360 which also gives it a point of difference as one of the few console games in the point and click adventure genre which has historically avoided the console market. The game was released in 2010 in a number of European countries and eventually was translated into ...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (14 votes)
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The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time

The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time continues the Journeyman adventure with similar science fiction themes and gameplay to the previous games in the franchise. Released in 1998 this third title was released 3 years after the second game in this trio of adventure stories. It was also the first in the series to introduce pre-rendered 3D visuals to the series which allowed players to explore the various game locations with detail and flexibility not previously available in the first two games....[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (15 votes)
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Ether One

Designed as a first person adventure title with optional puzzles Ether One released on Windows in early 2014 with a PS4 release a year later. Your role in the adventure is that of the Restorer, a person who reconstructs the memories of an elderly lady with dementia through 3D simulations. With the rise of dementia related illnesses and research into the disease it’s a time appropriate adventure that many gamers will likely find relatable if they have grandparents currently battling dementi...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (16 votes)
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XING: The Land Beyond

Focusing on the land of the spirits XING: The Land Beyond has you starting an adventure after your death. This is in stark contrast to most other video games where death is used as a mechanic rather than the opening scene. While you might be dead the journey is just beginning as you uncover stories, puzzles, artefacts and all sorts of other secrets hidden within the fantastically presented dream like world of XING: The Land Beyond. Starting off dead in an adventure game has its obvious benefits ...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (17 votes)
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The Witness

The Witness combines the increasingly popular walking simulator genre with the most classic puzzle games of them, Myst. With a superb graphical experience The Witness will lure you in with it’s crisp and enticing visuals and then keep you engaged with delightful puzzles that tie into exploration of the island environment. The Witness builds on this further by offering visual and audio pieces of information that can be uncovered for additional context to the exploration of the large open wo...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (6 votes)
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The Longest Journey

The Longest Journey offers an interesting array of characters to build a connection with in this well received adventure game from 2000. Utilising point and click adventure game mechanics that popularised the genre during the decade of adventure gaming peak The Longest Journey holds an impressive low 90s score on Metacritic. The Longest Journey doesn’t just offer impressive characters though it also has a multi layered and complex story to really get your brain thinking and keep you mesmerised i...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (18 votes)
dream

Dream

Explore the subconscious of Howard Phillips, a young character who has a boring life but powerful lucid dreams. By exploring these abstract dreams you’ll solve the unique challenge within each of them while discovering secrets that tie into your own future. We’ve all find ourselves lost at one point in our life needing direction and guidance. For Howard the solution comes in his vividly lucid dreams which spawn deserts, stairways and even the occasional dark nightmare. Exploring both...[Read Review]

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7.7 User Avg (7 votes)
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Return to Zork

Return to Zork is an adventure game released in 1993 and is the first in the series to make use of graphics (rather than being a text based adventure). Overall the game has a vibe similar to Myst, an extremely popular point and click adventure game released around the same time. In Return to Zork you play the unfortunate winner of a sweepstakes contest that gets an all-expenses holiday to Zork. Once players reach their destination though they quickly discover something is off about the place and...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (11 votes)
syberia-2

Syberia 2

Syberia 2 was released nearly two years after the success of the original. The game is similar to the first Syberia game incorporating third person gameplay and puzzle solving while again following the adventures of Kate Walker. While a sequel the game has included an overview of the first game within its opening story so players can play Syberia 2 without playing the first game (although it’s highly recommended that you do). After the events in the first game Kate Walker decides to abandon her ...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (15 votes)
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Axel & Pixel

Axel & Pixel is a point and click adventure game that is available on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The game offers a very surreal and bizarre adventure and there simply aren’t many games out there like it. The game follows two main characters, Axel the painter and his dog Pixel as they explore Axel’s dream world which is full of mysteries. They enter this dream world after being hypnotised by a lullaby one day inside their house. Ultimately your goal is to escape by defeating the Evil Rat and ...[Read Review]

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7.5 User Avg (12 votes)
echo

Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern

Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern brings puzzle adventures into prehistoric times and comes from Kheops Studios that developed the popular Return to Mysterious Island series of games with a similar premise. Opting to create a video game that can also serve as a learning tool Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern also incorporates an Encyclopedia style mechanic that allows players to dig deeper into the history of the human species and understand the basis for some of the things featured within the gam...[Read Review]

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7.4 User Avg (18 votes)
obduction

Obduction

The much anticipated game from Cyan Worlds is here, serving as a spiritual successor to their previous successful adventure titles of Myst (1993) and Riven (1997). The gameplay formula employed by Obduction is naturally similar to these originals with players exploring a strange alien world blended with human aspects while solving puzzles. However, the massive leap in technology since the original games has allowed Obduction to explore elements and present the game in ways not even imagined poss...[Read Review]

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7.4 User Avg (15 votes)
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Puzzle House: Mystery Rising

Puzzle House: Mystery Rising sets the bar at a whole new level with an extremely well made and thought out puzzle adventure that you won’t just be able to breeze through. For the puzzle veteran and fan looking for their next challenge or the novice looking to level up this iOS and Android addition to the genre should not be taken lightly. Available for only a few dollars on the respective App Stores Puzzle House: Mystery Rising starts out innocently enough with players sitting on their fro...[Read Review]

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7.2 User Avg (40 votes)
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Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy

Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy has players go on a first person adventure as a journalist as they attempt to save a mysterious and rare species of bird. The game released in 1999 and is available on Windows, Mac and iOS. The developers of Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy (Microïds) would go on to create the popular Syberia series of adventure games which also takes place in the same fictional universe and has several references to Amerzone. The game takes place in the early 1990s and has players...[Read Review]

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7.2 User Avg (11 votes)
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The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time

The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time is the sequel is the second addition to the Journeyman series. The game changes up the gameplay of the previous game significantly and is a popular adventure game with plenty of puzzle aspects. One of the most important changes in The Journeyman Project 2 was the introduction of an identity and backstory for the player which will help you to better immerse yourself in the game. Players again control ‘Agent 5’ in the Temporal Security Agency (TSA), during ...[Read Review]

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7.1 User Avg (9 votes)
phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria is a game with an interesting mix of point and click adventure, horror and interactive movie that released back in 1995 during the early era of the video game industry. After achieving success on the market a controversial game sequel was released that was so horrifying it was banned in many countries and thus never saw the same light of day as the original Phantasmagoria. Phantasmagoria is also well known amongst interactive movie games and was at the forefront of technology at t...[Read Review]

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7.1 User Avg (13 votes)
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The Whispered World

The Whispered World plays like the classic point and click adventure games of previous decades and pairs this familiar mechanic with an impressively unique game world that utilises 2D hand drawn animation and art. Combining fantasy themes with a touch of steampunk players will guide a young clown through an adventure as he seeks to understand the source of his recurring dreams. In The Whispered World players explore the dream like world of Silentia as a young and sad clown known as Sadwick. Play...[Read Review]

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7.1 User Avg (13 votes)
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The Secret of Grisly Manor

The Secret of Grisly Manor challenges you to explore the mysterious house of your Grandpa on your iOS and Android devices as you uncover secrets and locate your lost family member. Developed by Fire Maple Games in 2010 (the same minds behind The Lost City) The Secret of Grisly Manor adopts many of the same fundamentals and brings them across to a different game setting. This gameplay also has Myst like elements with a blend of puzzle, exploration and action through a point and click style interf...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (21 votes)
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A Vampyre Story

A Vampyre Story is one of the more recent point and click adventure games to be released (2008). The game stays true to the origins of the genre while offering a light hearted adventure revolving around the undead. The game takes place during the 1890’s in Europe with the game following a young opera singer and her journey home after being kidnapped and transformed into a vampire. This young singer named Mona Da Lafitte craves fame and a normal life and she hopes to find it in her home of Paris....[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (11 votes)
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XON Episode One

XON Episode One is the first piece of your adventure in the XON universe and serves as a free to play introduction into the franchise. For players that want to explore more of the puzzles and settings offered by XON you’ll be able to purchase the second and subsequent episodes for iOS and Android. Inspiration from the likes of Myst and Riven are strong in XON Episode One (and Episode Two) with the game revolving around visually impressive landscapes, unique puzzles and a varied game world....[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (16 votes)
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RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition

RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition(realMyst) is an enhanced remake of the original Myst adventure that brings the franchise into the Unity engine. Allowing players to explore familiar locations in full 3D you’ll also experience significantly enhanced game models and textures that capture 20 years of video game progress since Myst was first released to the world. RealMyst is the same adventure at the core with players once again taking on the role of an unknown protagonist after they stumble upo...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (56 votes)
timelapse

Timelapse

Released back in 1996 Timelapse explores ancient times and their civilisations through the use of puzzles, exploration and most impressively multiple endings. Following a similar formula to Myst players will explore the areas of Easter Island, Egypt, Maya, Anasazi and Atlantis for a total of 5 unique and diverse chapters for a total of over 50 puzzles that use a range of mechanics to ensure the variety that Timelapse offers was some of the best in the genre at it’s release date. Accepting ...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (16 votes)
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The Lost City

The Lost City brings the adventure genre to your smartphone (iOS and Android) with style. The game draws inspiration from some of the original point and click adventure games like Myst. The game has had great success in a number of countries reaching the very top positions in the respective app stores. Fire Maple Games was behind development of The Lost City and released the game in early 2012. If you’ve ever heard unbelievable stories from your grandma then you’ll fit into the storyline of The ...[Read Review]

AndroidiOS
6.8 User Avg (20 votes)
nibiru

Nibiru: Age of Secrets

Nibiru: Age of Secrets was released in 2005 and offers a linear adventure game that is packed with unique locations, NPCs, dialogue and world to explore. The game emphasises inventory based puzzles which thanks to fantastic design feel realistic in their usage as opposed to forced interactions with the broader world. In terms of this game world Nibiru is set soon after the discovery of an old tunnel due to the construction of a new highway in the area. After some initial discovery the connection...[Read Review]

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6.8 User Avg (18 votes)
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Atlantis: The Lost Tales

Atlantis: The Lost Tales will take you on a fantasy adventure centred on the lost city of Atlantis. The game is the first in a long series of adventure games with a similar theme. Atlantis: The Lost Tales follows the story of Seth who has recently joined the Queen’s Companions which are the personal protective service to the Queen of Atlantis. After the disappearance of the Queen Seth takes it upon himself to investigate this mystery which is when he uncovers a greater plot. This plot leads him ...[Read Review]

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6.7 User Avg (21 votes)
nikopol

Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals

Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals features point and click adventure gameplay and an impressive challenge for fans of the genre. It was released in late 2008 for Windows. Nikopol takes place in the future during the year 2023. In this world players find themselves under a dictatorship rule in France. This is when the story takes a number of odd turns with the main character (Alcide Nikopol) discovering that is father may still be alive and living within city (he was previously believed to have b...[Read Review]

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6.5 User Avg (11 votes)
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Dark Fall: Lost Souls

Dark Fall: Lost Souls aims to give fans of puzzle adventure titles a journey that incorporates horror themes and is the third addition in the Dark Fall series that was released in 2009. This blend of puzzle, horror and adventure takes place in a familiar location while also honing in on the horror and puzzle elements although this does come at some cost to the depth of story compared to the first two games. Players of previous Dark Fall games will instantly recognise the familiar setting of the ...[Read Review]

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6.3 User Avg (9 votes)
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The 7th Guest

The 7th Guest is a classic adventure game that was originally released in 1993 but was re-released in 2010 for the iOS platform. The game was developed by Trilobyte. Maybe you remember playing the game when you were younger or maybe you are just looking for a classic point and click style puzzle solving adventure, The 7th Guest covers both. The game was well ahead of its time and used live action videos and 3D graphics not previously seen in video games before its release. The 7th Guest takes pl...[Read Review]

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5.7 User Avg (20 votes)
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The 11th Hour

The 11th Hour is a puzzle adventure sequel to The 7th Guest. Once again players will be exploring the creepy mansion in what is a thrilling PC adventure. The game was released in 1995, two years after the success of the original. The 11th Hour is set over 50 years after the original game with players stepping into the shoes of Carl Denning Jr. who is part of the popular TV show, Case Unsolved. After your producer (and lover) goes missing it’s your job to visit the same haunted mansion of the ori...[Read Review]

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5.7 User Avg (14 votes)
aura

Aura: Fate of the Ages

Aura: Fate of the Ages seeks to offer players a high quality first person puzzle adventure game blended with fantasy elements to suck players into a unique world which is built on further with the sequel titled Aura: The Sacred Rings that explores similar themes and puzzle challenges. Like most modern puzzle games Aura is all about the story and the immersion that takes place in between each of the puzzles. It’s a formula that was originally popularised by the likes of Myst with many title...[Read Review]

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5.7 User Avg (12 votes)
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Azada

Azada is a very casual adventure game with puzzle elements that has some Myst like elements to its gameplay. The success of the original game has led to several sequels under the titles Azada: Elementa, Azada: Ancient Magic and Azada: In Libro which all offer similar gameplay. Azada was originally launched for Windows and Mac with iOS and Android versions now also available for those that would rather play on their handheld devices. In the first game in the Azada series players will find themsel...[Read Review]

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5.4 User Avg (21 votes)