Adventure Games

Syberia II

  • Review Date: 2013-12
  • Release Date: 2004-03
  • Developer: Microids
  • Rating: 8.0

Syberia II is basically a continuation of Syberia, not only in storyline but the graphics and puzzles are all very similar. The engine is exactly the same, so don't expect 2 years of improved graphics. Fortunately, I enjoyed Syberia II much more than the first, quite simply because the settings were far more interesting. It's starts off a little too similar to Syberia with a cold steampunk village where you have to go back and forth an absolutely stupid number of times, but then you get to more interesting landscapes particularly with a tribal village and eventually the island of Syberia. Atmosphere is highly important in adventure games, and this is what makes Syberia II much better than the first, although the puzzles and gameplay are of the same nature. There's probably less repetition as well, as I found myself quite bored in the first game at times. But not so in Syberia II. Both of these games could have been merged into a single title, however.