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9 Puzzle Adventure Games Like Myst

Myst

Myst

Are you looking for puzzle adventure games like Myst? The adventure genre has slowly been declining in recent years, but there are still some great titles available on different platforms.

Myst was a highly popular and critically acclaimed adventure series that spanned 1993-2005. The non-violent gameplay focused on players solving puzzles and attracted a massive casual audience (including myself). The Myst series offers challenging, complex puzzles, simple but beautiful graphics, and deep rewarding gameplay.

Myst was one of the first puzzle adventures I ever played, and still one of the best after all these years. I hope you enjoy this collection of similar experiences that I've put together. Please let me know in the comments section which alternative is your favourite, or share any games like Myst that you think I missed.

Which Myst Game Is Your Favourite?

1: The Myst Series

The Myst series is a great place to start, if you haven't already played all six titles. They all offer a similar style of gameplay and polish. If you are yet to play them all, you are truly missing out on a wealth of puzzle adventures.

The majority of the series is available on Windows and Mac, making this platform your ideal option if you want to play them all. However, some are available for other platforms including Windows Phone, iOS, Xbox and PlayStation.

Please be careful if you decide to purchase some of the older titles in the Myst series in their physical boxes as the age of these titles opens up a number of potential system issues. If you are unsure, please make a digital purchase through Good Old Games (GOG.com) instead.

This will guarantee that the game will work on your computer system as all games in the GOG collection have been updated to work in current versions of Windows (and you won't ever lose your copy again).

Myst Game Summary

GameYear of ReleasePlatforms

Myst

1993

Windows, Mac, iOS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PSP, Windows Mobile

Riven

1997

Windows, Mac, iOS, PlayStation, Windows Mobile

Myst III: Exile

2001

Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, Xbox

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

2003

Windows

Myst IV: Revelation

2004

Windows, Mac, Xbox

Myst V: End of Ages

2005

Windows, Mac

RealMyst

2014 (Remake)

Windows, Mac

The 7th Guest

The 7th Guest

2: The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour

The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour are puzzle adventures developed by Trilobyte at around the same time as the original Myst. This pair was a great success on PC and Mac and has since been ported over to iOS devices.

Players find themselves wandering through a mansion as they solve a variety of logical puzzles and unlock the story behind themselves, the mansion and their amnesia. Both of these games were the reason I got hooked on puzzle adventures such as Myst. These experiences are ones that many older gamers will remember and accordingly I cannot recommend them enough.

Similar to the Myst titles I strongly recommend purchasing these options through GOG.com to ensure complete compatibility with new computer systems and versions of Windows.

The 7th Guest Review

Machinarium

Machinarium