4.5 Some games you go to bed and dream about... gary4857 | 28/05/2011 | See all gary4857's reviews (3) Myst was one of the first computer games I ever played, and it is still the game I rate all others by. Looking back almost 20 years from its release... yes, it's dated: but the storyline is so strong and the concept so powerful that I strongly urge you to try it. The dated elements are the graphics which - groundbreaking in its day, seem quaint now (it really is worth investing in the more recent, and graphically improved RealMyst if you can track it down). But the powerful and haunting soundtrack and the strong storyline more than compensate. Myst is a simple point and click adventure - a puzzle game, if you will - and the object of the game is simply to find out what is going on around you. It takes time, and patience, but rest assured that each of the puzzles is logical and solvable by logic and exploration alone (no turn round three times and right-click twice here) so there should be no need for a walkthrough. Fans of shoot-em-ups will be disappointed, but Myst is not that kind of game. You find yourself alone on an uninhabited island, and the only contact you make with the creators of this mysterious world are through triggering off holographic messages hidden in... ah, well. That would be telling! There are many games out there which will challenge and frustrate you, and Myst will certainly do that, but Myst is totally immersive. There are some games you remember after you have played them, but playing - and completing - Myst is immensely satisfying. There are some games you go to bed dreaming about, and Myst is one you will never forget. Highly recommended.