31 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Explore the subconscious of Howard Phillips, a young character who has a boring life but powerful lucid dreams that provide a unique world for players to explore in this video game adventure. By exploring these abstract dreams you’ll solve the unique challenge within each of them while discovering secrets that tie into your own future as you pace throughout a diverse number of challenging dream settings. We’ve all find ourselves lost at one point in our life needing direction and gui...[Read Review]

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Syberia 2

Syberia 2 expands on the original with a game releases nearly two years after the success of the first Syberia adventure game. Just like the original players will find themselves in third person where you’ll solve puzzles and embark on a far reaching adventure in a realistic game world as Kate Walker. To help bridge the gap between your first and second adventure the game opens up with an overview so that players can refresh themselves on the story to date. After the events in the first ga...[Read Review]

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Return to Zork

Return to Zork (RTZ) is an adventure game released in 1993 and was the first in the series to use graphics with the other games being a solely text based adventure. Released around the same time as the exceeding popular Myst the games share a number of similarities with a point and click adventure at their core. Exploring the world through a first person perspective the game features video captured actors which was a popular inclusion within video games during the time period of release. In Retu...[Read Review]

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Axel & Pixel

Axel & Pixel is a point and click adventure game that is available on Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows which was released in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Focusing on offering a surreal and bizarre adventure Axel & Pixel stands out amongst other titles within this genre. While there is plenty of beauty to explore in the dream like world that players explore there is also plenty of threat to be found and overcome. As the name might suggest Axel & Pixel follows two main characters that bot...[Read Review]

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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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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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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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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. Exploring a goal not usually featured in the video game genre Amerzone pairs it with traditional puzzle adventure mechanics for a combination of the new and familiar. The game was originally released in 1999 and is currently available on Windows, Mac and iOS for players that want to explore this classic adventure. Part of the classic nature of ...[Read Review]

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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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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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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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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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The Secret of Grisly Manor

The Secret of Grisly Manor challenges you to explore the mysterious house of your Grandpa on your iOS 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 interface. In The ...[Read Review]

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The Lost City

The Lost City brings the adventure genre to your smartphone (iOS) with a journey that draws inspiration from the early point and click adventure games of the genre and adds its own unique setting to the familiar formula. As the name suggests you’ll be exploring a lost city that your grandma always believed existed but nobody else did (including you playing as her grandchild). With an artefact in your hand that has been passed onto you players are able to locate a city deep within the fores...[Read Review]

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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 while mixing in time travel and a general sense of mystery into a puzzle adventure. Playing as the young Seth who is the hero of your story Atlantis: The Lost Tales is the first in a long series of adventure games with a similar theme that challenge players with an array of puzzle types with adjustable difficulty options. In addition players will find a living story that blends a familiar setting w...[Read Review]

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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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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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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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The 7th Guest

The 7th Guest is a classic adventure game with horror themes that was originally released in 1993 during an era of interactive movie video games which The 7th Guest pushed to a whole new level. The game has since been re-released on modern platforms which allows fans of the original and newcomers to step back in time and complete the horror adventure that it offers. This adventure in The 7th Guest centres around the mansion of Henry Stauf just outside of town who was a master toymaker that had a...[Read Review]

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Azada is a casual adventure game with puzzle elements that has some Myst like elements to its core gameplay for players to uncover through exploration. Serving as the first in a franchise of puzzle titles this first game has resulted in a number of sequels titled Azada: Elementa, Azada: Ancient Magic and Azada: In Libro respectively which all offer similar gameplay within the same general game world. Originally launched for Windows and Mac this first Azada release was later expanded to mobile pl...[Read Review]

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