37 Games Like Myst

Games Like Myst Our collection of games like Myst gives you some great alternatives to the classic and highly popular 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 slowly reveal the lore and backstory of the game 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. How you approach your adventure in Myst is completely up to you and the game even features multiple endings based on your actions during the game.

The games like Myst that you will find below offer everything that made the original game and its sequel, Riven so popular.

You’ll easily get immersed in the game worlds that they offer and complete a number of stimulating puzzles that each offer a unique challenge. Some of the Myst clones here use the same point and click system as the original game but others use more modern game techniques to take you on a puzzle centric adventure.
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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is part of the point and click genre and is available on the Nintendo DS. The game launched 2007 and lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel. Large sections of the game take place in the fictional hotel located in the south west (United States) called Hotel Dusk. The adventure fol...[Read More]

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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 str...[Read More]

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Miasmata

Miasmata is a unique survival adventure that has you attempting to cure yourself from a deadly disease. The only thing you have at your disposal is your scientific knowledge and the plant life around the island. Miasmata is one of the most unique and impressive adventure games released in recent years and is even more impre...[Read More]

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Machinarium

Machinarium offers a unique and addicting puzzle adventure game across a number of platforms. The game was originally released in 2009 for Windows and Mac with follow up releases for PlayStation 3, Android and iOS. Machinarium uses a point and click style of adventure along with a unique art style and no game dialogue. This...[Read More]

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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 a...[Read More]

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syberia

Syberia

Syberia is an adventure game released in 2002 that also incorporates some detective elements into its gameplay. The game uses a unique mixture of new art and steampunk in its game setting. In Syberia players will follow the story of Kate Walker and her attempts at finalising a sale for her law firm while also trying to main...[Read More]

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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 i...[Read More]

PCPS4
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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 a...[Read More]

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8 User Avg (16 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. The game was released in 1998, 3 years after the second game in the Journeyman Project was released. In The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time the game introduced pre-rendered...[Read More]

PC
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The Longest Journey

Do you love connecting with the characters in your adventure games? The Longest Journey promises some of the most interesting characters you’ve ever seen in the point and click adventure genre. The game was released back in 2000 and holds an impressive low 90s score on Metacritic. The Longest Journey doesn’t just offer impr...[Read More]

PC
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The Witness

The Witness combines the likes of walking simulators with the most classic puzzle games of them, Myst. The game involves players exploring a large open world setting (island) as they solve various puzzles scattered around the island, while learning more from the visual and audio pieces of information. The Witness is light o...[Read More]

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Mystery of Time and Space

Mystery of Time and Space (or MOTAS) is a free to play adventure game that is available online. The game involves mostly escape the room style puzzles (of which it was one of the first) with over 20 different levels for players. While you might be not expecting much of a plot to accompanying these puzzles MOTAS does actuall...[Read More]

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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 ...[Read More]

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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 wi...[Read More]

PC
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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 p...[Read More]

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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 ...[Read More]

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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. The game takes place during the prehistoric era (around 15000 BC) and has players assuming the role of Arok who is a teenage Homo sapien. This...[Read More]

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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 ...[Read More]

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amerzone

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 ...[Read More]

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Puzzle House: Mystery Rising

In terms of seriously difficult puzzle games 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. Of course the game is perfectly suited to those puzzle veterans among us but it also serves as a great ...[Read More]

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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 i...[Read More]

PC
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Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria is a game with an interesting mix of point and click adventure, horror and interactive movie. The game was released back in 1995 and its success led to a controversial sequel that was so horrifying it was banned in many countries. The game was one of many interactive movie style games being made during the ti...[Read More]

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The Whispered World

The Whispered World plays like the classic point and click adventure games of previous decades and has an impressive and unique vibe to its gameplay. The game world is highly based on fantasy and features a young clown as its hero. During the game players will explore the dram like world of Silentia as a young and sad clown...[Read More]

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

The Secret of Grisly Manor was developed by Fire Maple Games in 2010 (the same minds behind The Lost City). The game can be played on your smart phone supporting both iOS and the Android software. The gameplay is very reminiscent of the Myst series featuring puzzle action with a point and click style (except that you will j...[Read More]

AndroidiOS
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 ...[Read More]

PC
7 User Avg (11 votes)
real-myst

Real Myst

Real Myst (realMyst) is an enhanced remake of the original Myst game released for Windows in 2000 (Mac in 2002) and more recently as an iOS app. If you want to relive the original Myst with a few extra features or just want to play your favourite game on the iOS you’ll want to grab a copy of Real Myst. The most attractive f...[Read More]

AndroidiOSMacPC
7 User Avg (56 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...[Read More]

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7 User Avg (16 votes)
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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 fo...[Read More]

PC
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 ...[Read More]

AndroidiOS
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Nibiru: Age of Secrets

Nibiru: Age of Secrets was released in 2005 and falls into the adventure game genre. The game is one of the largest to be released in the genre with a huge number of locations, NPCs and dialogue in the game. Nibiru takes place after the discovery of an old tunnel thanks to the construction of a new highway. It is quickly di...[Read More]

PC
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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 th...[Read More]

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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 ...[Read More]

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Dark Fall: Lost Souls

If you love a good scare then Dark Fall: Lost Souls should definitely be added to your must play list. The game is a first person horror adventure game that blends in puzzles to the core gameplay. It was released in 2009 and is the third addition to the Dark Fall series. Players of previous Dark Fall games will recognise th...[Read More]

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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...[Read More]

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aura

Aura: Fate of the Ages

Aura: Fate of the Ages released in 2004 and is a first person puzzle adventure game with a unique fantasy storyline just waiting to be experienced. The game also has a sequel available titled Aura: The Sacred Rings. Like most modern puzzle games Aura is all about the story and the immersion aspects. Of course the game also ...[Read More]

PC
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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 G...[Read More]

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azada

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 M...[Read More]

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