Riven: The Sequel to Myst (1997)

About This Game

Enter a deceptively beautiful world torn asunder by age-old conflicts.
Where secrets lie hidden at every turn… And nothing is as it seems. A world of incomparable beauty, intrigue, and betrayal. Riven’s story continues where Myst – and its companion novel, Myst: The Book of Atrus – left off. Your friend Atrus sends you to rescue his beloved wife Catherine, trapped on the slowly collapsing Age of Riven by Gehn.
If you enjoyed Myst, you’re bound to enjoy Riven!


Like its predecessor, Riven is a point and click adventure game played from a first-person perspective. The player explores immersive environments depicted through a large series of computer generated stills using mouse clicks for movement or to manipulate objects within reach. By operating mechanical contraptions and deciphering codes and symbols discovered in the surroundings, the vaguely explained goal can eventually be reached.

To navigate the world, the player simply clicks in the direction they want to walk or turn. The cursor changes in appearance, depending on its position on the screen and what it is hovering over, to show what effect clicking will have. For instance, if the player positions the cursor hand near the side of the screen, it may show a pointing finger, indicating that clicking will turn the view in that direction. The cursor also changes in context to show when players can drag or toggle switches, or when certain items can be picked up and carried.


  • One of the most beautiful and acclaimed adventure games of all time
  • Immerse yourself in the one of the most beautiful adventures ever created
  • Challenging riddles and an immersive story

Game Details

Genre Adventure – FPP – Puzzle
Works on Windows (7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: Deutsch, English, español, français, italiano, 日本語, polski, русский
Released November 30, 1997
Size 5.1 GB
Company Cyan Worlds / Cyan Inc


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
1.8 GHz Processor
512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
Mouse, Keyboard.


Riven: The Sequel to Myst (1997)

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