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Riven: The Sequel to Myst

Riven: The Sequel to Myst
  • #: 33719
  • Price: $4.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2015-10-05
  • Current Version: 1.2.0
  • 1.2.0
  • Size: 1.01 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Cyan Worlds, Inc
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • Copyright © 2010 by Cyan Worlds, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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"Riven: The Sequel to Myst" for iOS - the massive island Age of Riven with all of its amazing detail, in the palm of your hand.

(Note: There is also now an enhanced version of Riven made specifically for the iPad.)

"Awesome" - 5 stars - by Jesse39

"Love it!" - 5 stars - by Wiredpup

"Absolutely excellent!" - 5 stars - by lmiller510

"finally" - 5 stars - by Sephiroth726

"Brilliant - almost art" - 5 stars - by Dlb362

"OMG FINALLY!!!!!!!" - 5 stars - by Bookie290

"Fantastic! Amazing!" - 5 stars - by 159635741

"The most fascinating experience. Pure genius" - 5 stars - by Rafemago

"Wonderful Immersion" - 5 stars - by TW

"Just as good as I remembered" - 5 stars - by Diggler79

"Yeeeeees!!" - 5 stars - by Mellzer

"Excellent!!!!" - 5 stars - by Japleno

"Amazing" - 5 stars - by Plumma88

"I absolutely love this game!" - 5 stars - by Doctorwhoisawesome

"Awesome!" - 5 stars - by Simoncat

Taking up where Myst left off, Riven set an amazing new standard for design, aesthetics, and immersion in gaming. Remember Atrus’ trap book, the Moiety intervention, the mag-lev ride, the Jungle village, Catherine’s prison, Gehn’s Age, the Wahrk throne? Now the entire Riven adventure can be experienced from wherever you are.

This is the original Riven - with sights and sounds that have been remastered and meticulously re-assembled for a remarkable experience on your iPhone or iPod touch. Everything that you remember from the original Riven in an intimate new format where every aspect is explored with a simple touch or swipe.


- All the original Ages & gameplay

- High quality images

- Full music & sound effects

- Full screen movies & animations

- Auto-save and multitasking

- "Bookmark" system to save & restore progress

- Swipe to turn

- Game Center achievement support

- Zoom in anywhere for more detail

- New! - “Hot Spot” hints

- Integrated Hint Guide

- For iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (in Compatibility 2X mode)


Riven for iOS is a very large application. We’ve managed to optimized Riven from its original DVD size to a little over a gigabyte, so please be patient - download times can be longer.

Because of the way iOS installs apps, you will need to have more than a gigabyte of free space to install Riven. Once it's installed you can use the extra space again.

What's New in Version 1.2.0

iOS 8 and 9 compatibility
Bug fixes.

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


4/5 stars


Very excited for this. This is a game that requires a lot of thought and time, but there is nothing else like it in the app store. Beautiful scenery and incredible story.
4 stars because the resolution just isn't what it needs to be these days. I understand the limitations Cyan has, but it could've been so much better.
Overall, a great game for those looking for a great story and challenge. Who needs movies for long trips or waits?

3/5 stars

Graphics are terrible on iPad

Very fun game, but the graphics are terrible on my iPad. This takes away from the game big time. Please create an HD version for the IPad. I don't care if it takes up more space because it is worth it to enjoy the game more.

5/5 stars

Absolutely excellent!

Riven for the iPhone is excellent. Downloading and installation were simple and straight-forward. The touch/swipe feature works logically and naturally, as if Riven were always meant for touch screens. The green hint blobs are a creative way to enhance playability on a small screen; once I learned how to control them, I didn’t mind them.

The graphics are beautiful and do full justice to the original game. However, I have an iPhone 3; while Riven is beautiful on my phone, I can’t speak to its appearance on the iPhone 4’s Retina Display. If you double-click to enlarge the image, the clarity drops because the image simply expands, blurring the pixels; unfortunate, but understandable. The only real problem with the graphics quality is the hand-written journal text, which is almost illegible.

The animations are mostly excellent, but Cyan had to take a few short cuts. Riven’s signature tram rides are first-rate; I’ve viewed them several times in both directions and they are always fluid and beautiful. The lesser animations are sometimes jerky. One example is the Temple Room: in the original game, you could feel the weight of the Temple Room as it begrudgingly began to turn, then rotated smoothly once underway under its own momentum; in the iPhone version, the room turns in steady jerks, eliminating any sense of weight and power. That’s especially unfortunate because the Temple Room is the first major animation players view and therefore sets the tone for the entire game.

However, considering Riven’s overall excellence, it beauty, its faithfulness to the original, and Cyan’s success in translating Riven to a platform you can carry in your pocket, the minor negatives are insignificant. This will stay on my phone as I return to visit Riven over and over. Five stars; highly recommended.


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