Myst is one game that has popped in and out of notice due to its cult like influence on the gaming community. It is an open world adventure puzzler where you need to explore the world and solve the various puzzles within it to progress through the game. It is extremely well received by critics mainly due to the absence of a sugar coating around its core gameplay. This reflects in the campaign of the game, which is extremely well detailed and makes for an immersive experience. It has also managed to inspire a lot of games due to its popularity, which brings us to the focus of this article. Here’s the list of video games similar to Myst that are our recommendations. You can play these games like Myst on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android, mac or even online.
11. XON Episode One (2015)
‘Xon’ is a game that is highly influenced by games like ‘Myst’ and ‘Riven’. The developers have even stated publicly that the production team of the game were highly influenced by ‘Myst’ and its various puzzling mechanics. These factors will also become exceedingly apparent to you as you play through the game. The music and the background score also add to the experience and we recommend that you play with your headphones on if you totally want to immerse yourself into the game. You will find yourself in a world that is heavily influenced by fantasy elements like that of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Going down the rabbit hole is simply the premise of the game and once you delve in o the puzzles, there are various mechanics that will manage to catch you off guard. The ability to portray elements as part of a real world puzzle is the beauty of the game and we highly recommend you try it out if you like playing games like ‘Myst’. It was developed and published by imagoFX for android and iOS devices in the year 2015 and has been a staple in the interactive puzzle genre for some time now.
10. Timelapse (1996)
‘Timelapse’ is a graphic adventure video game developed and published by GTE Interactive Media in the year 1996 for Windows PC and macOS devices. It is heavily influenced by ‘Myst’ and requires players to explore the world and solve various puzzles in order to progress through the game effectively. An archaeologist is stuck in another dimension as a result of a rift and you need to access time portals scattered throughout the region in order to bring him back. When the professor finds a mysterious link to the legendary city of Atlantis, he calls you and asks you to meet him at the Easter Islands. However, once you reach the island, you find the camp abandoned and the professor missing. As you search for further clues, you happen to come across his camera and his journal which contains some clues about his disappearance. This is where your adventure begins!
Throughout the course of the game, you will visit various legendary cities like the Atlantis and those of the Maya Civilizations. The puzzles range from medium to hard difficulty and will require considerable amount of tinkering in order to figure them out completely. If you liked the world design and atmospheric setting of ‘Myst’, then you will definitely love playing through this one. However, keep in mind that the graphics for the game have not aged well, so if that’s not an issue for you, go for it!