Myst Walkthroughs

Comprehensive walkthroughs for Myst, Riven, and Exile. I just started on Riven, and the scenery is absolutely gorgeous.


  1. The Dane says:

    I’m replaying Exile right now. Started last night actually. Curiously there’s one spot in Riven that I had to use the walkthrough for because even though I onehundredpercent understand the puzzle and what I need to do, it doesn’t seem to behave right. Same with a puzzle in Exile. I can’t for the life of me figure out why my answer is wrong – so I just shrug and turn to the walkthrough. grr.

  2. Rod says:

    I received Myst as a Christmas gift several years ago, but I never really cared for it. I tried playing it a few times and couldn’t grasp the point of the exercise. All I could tell is that I was wandering around on this island opening door and looking at things and there didn’t seem to be any goal. Reading the manual did not help at all.

  3. The Dane says:

    *rolls around spasming with laughter until finally dying in a hail of fruitless gasps*

  4. Rod says:

    Yes, I am quite aware of how ridiculous I look because of saying this. I knew that going in. However, since my desire for enlightenment outweighs any desire to look cool, I have to ask the question: why?

  5. Paulo says:

    I have no idea what’s up with Seth.

  6. ailene says:

    You gave in, too? =) Hehehe… Do you have Exile? Just installed my Riven again after getting my walkthrough. I promise I will not look in the answers, but will solemnly stick to the “clues and hints” section.

  7. The Dane says:

    Sorry Rod, I was just deleriously spasmotic because you hit the nail on the head without realizing it. The idea of Myst is that you awaken in this strange place with no idea or clue or backstory or anything. There can’t be any purpose stated up front because you – as the one at the center of the experience – have yet to discover one. It’s only as you begin to explore that which is seemingly random that the pieces begin to come together. Of course, uncovering the mystery is not for everybody, but I thought it cute that you looked so hard for a purpose you had already dicovered. *grin* The sequels, having a purpose partially established in the original, rely less on this mode of exploration for the sake of story – althought there is still a healthy bit of that going on (at lest in Riven).

    P.s., don’t worry – the people who *get* games never look cool because of it.

  8. Rod says:

    “Exploring” Myst for me was like being in a relationship where you are constantly questioning your own sanity. You keep going along and there are events but nothing ever seems to happen and you keep asking “am I crazy? am I crazy? Surely there is SOMETHING to this or else I wouldn’t be here.”