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Syberia 2 (PC)

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Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Third-person fantasy adventure game trails Kate Walker on her voyage to Syberia
  • Lush graphics and settings designed by comics pioneer Benoit Sokal
  • Optimized graphics engine with dynamic lighting effects and more fluid animation
  • 4 new locations and new and continuing characters from Syberia
  • For 1 player


Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 11
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00017015Q
  • Release Date: 28 May 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,390 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Amazon.co.uk Review

Syberia II has a lot to live up to; the original Syberia did what no recent game has achieved in making the graphic adventure popular again. The peculiar plot of the game had New York lawyer Kate Walker giving up her career to help the wizened Hans Voralberg in his attempts to find Syberia--a lost land of living mammoths. This sequel picks up the story right from the end of the first, with Kate starting out in the Russian town of Romansburg in a renewed attempt to help Hans see Syberia before he dies.

The first game won its fans largely because of its well scripted storyline, which managed to make you forget the oddness of its premise and really invest in the cast of genuinely believable and engaging characters. The quality of writing is undiminished in this sequel, but the story itself is beginning to feel unnecessarily strung out with the constant stream of snowy wastelands leaving you wishing for more verdant surroundings.

The puzzles are also a bit of a step down from before, with the welcome attempt to add a greater variety of tasks and difficulty levels leading to an uncomfortable mix of traditional LucasArts-style conundrums and more trial-and-error Myst-style affairs.

Despite these misgivings Syberia II is still enjoyable, with superb production values--particularly in the excellent cut scenes. Those who have never played the original, however, should certainly start there as this slightly disappointing sequel is really one for those that want to continue the series' journey to its logical end. --David Jenkins


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Syberia comes to an emotional conclusion. 27 July 2004
Syberia 2 is a enjoyable continuation of Syberia, bring the story to a satisfying conclusion.
The first Syberia set a new standard for adventure games with its well thought out and original plot and fully intergrated puzzles. Syberia 2 expands on this and improves its graphics, bringing many beautifully painted locations.
The plot is immersive and there are some very emotional moments. The puzzles are all logical and most can be solved with a little lateral thinking. There is plenty of interaction required with the characters to help solve the puzzles.
The only gripe I had was that the program crashed unexpectedly a few times. Otherwise, a highly recommended alternative to the more abstract puzzles found in the Myst and Schizm series.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy follow up 16 July 2004
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Syberia 2 is a worthy follow up to the original, though its rather idiosyncratic plot may not make a great deal of sense to anyone who has not played the first game. Unlike some, I found the puzzles in this game easier than in the first, probably because they seemed to be integrated far better into the overall flow of the game. Visually it is still an outstanding achievement and you often find yourself looking forward to the next cut scene. In terms of plot, however, I was less convinced. I had some difficulty grasping exactly why Kate went out of her way to allow Hans to fulfil his dream. As she waved him off in the final sequence, surely she must have been thinking, 'why on earth did I do all this and how am I going to get out of here'. But at the end of the day, Sokal remains one of adventure gaming's most poetic talents, so I will let him off and still give it four stars.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful graphics 27 July 2004
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I am well used to playing this type of adventure game(broken sword,myst,mystery of the druids etc) but this is by far my favorite of all.It has an interesting storyline,characters you can really get your teeth into and the most beautiful snowy landscapes.It even has a little bear/dog that follows you around.You don't get shot at every 5 minutes and the puzzles are more common sense then hard.In a word(or two)...pure pleasure!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than Syberia 1 7 July 2004
The sequel outperforms the original - and that's quite an achievement. The story and gameplay is less 'compartmentilised' - its not one station after another - but nicely integrated. There are a number of really exciting moments - and emotional ones too. This gives it the feel of a real experience - whereas Syberia 1 - fascinating though it was - was a slower burner. The way number 2 flows seamlessly from number 1 - and brilliantly completes the saga - suggests to me that the venerable Mr Sokal had the whole thing plotted in advance. Whatever, he has certainly made Syberia 2 an unforgettable experience. The plot was so good that I had to cheat - and refer to online walkthroughs - to complete some of the puzzles. A bit more lateral thinking would have been enough most of the time. Syberia 3 - its possible!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great game but why 2 cd's? 11 May 2005
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This is a great game if you dont like going round killing things like in silent hill. Bit dissapointed though, thought it was a really long game because it had 2 cd's and the whole game is on the 1st. But its still ace! You wont be dissapointed! The graphics are brilliant and parts of it are like watching a movie!! You get really into it and i found it hard to leave the computer!! 5 stars!! Superb!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegiac 12 Jun 2004
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This game is powered by the heart of a poet. Benoit Sokal has created an elegaic, bittersweet sequel to Syberia. Simply superb. As has been noted elsewhere, this is not for fans of shoot-em-up games. This for people who stop and look around them in wonderment at life and existence. Those who get a thrill in extinguishing life by pulling the trigger can go elsewhere.
The game is very cinematic in feel, with long shots and closeups used to good effect. I loved the homage to Hitchcock's "The Birds", and in the transformation of Oscar, I was weeping along with Kate...
Sometimes, the script went awry, with voice cues out of place or sequence, but I am more than willing to forgive these lapses for the overall effect.
Perhaps the end gives hints for a third episode - what next for Kate - if Sokal can keep up this intensity of writing, then I'll be waiting... Bravo!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Syberia II The journey continues 21 Mar 2004
The demo is out there and is well worth a peek from the lovers of Siberia I. The scenery is wonderfull and the music as enchanting as it was in Siberia 1. For all you shootem up fans, this is not a game for you, what you need here is time and a respect for the marvel and quality of this game.
Relax and enjoy.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Syberia 2 review 10 Jun 2004
For any adventure fan who longed for some good old point-and-click action Syberia was truly a pleasant surprise. It was by many considered as the best adventure game of 2002, and proved that the genre was still alive. The story revolved around a female lawyer by the name of Kate Walker, who was sent to negotiate the takeover of an old toy factory. Once there she quickly realized that this place had a long history of making intricate automatons; robotic toys and servants who would both entertain and work in factories. Even though the owner of the factory recently died you soon find out that her brother, the genius behind the inventions, is still alive. Kate needed his signature to finish the deal, but that proved to be more difficult than she'd imagine. Hans - the brother - has had a long fascination with mammoths and a "make-believe" land of Syberia. Maybe there's actually something to it?
Syberia 2 starts where the first game ended. You, Hans and your automaton servant Oscar have gone by train to the Siberian tundra. The train eventually runs out of coal, and your next adventure begins. During the game you'll meet a number of more or less odd characters, ranging from monks, to a curious little girl, poor jobless people, criminals with motives of their own and of course, plenty more. The company who sent you on your original mission, and of course your relatives, are quite worried about you and do their very best to try and get you home. This'll be a good test of your determination.
Since the game takes place in fairly desolate places you won't be conversing all that much but instead, you'll be solving puzzles and trying your best to progress the story. Syberia wasn't a very hard game, but by no means was it easy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Lynne
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent game
Bought a long time ago. I loved both the Syberia games and really wish that they would produce some more in the series. If they ever do I'll be buying it
Published 23 months ago by K. Irvine
5.0 out of 5 stars STILL MY FAV ALL TIME GAME
THIS IS STILL MY ALL TIME FAVOURATE GAME = WITH THE FOLLOW UP SYBERIA 2. AS I PURCHASED THEM BOTH TOGETHER & THUS WAS ABLES TO FOLLOW STRIGHT INTO SYBERIA 2 I FIND IT HARD TO... Read more
Published on 21 July 2012 by mossyman
5.0 out of 5 stars The journey continues in style!!
I waited a long time before purchasing this game not knowing if it would live up to its predecessor, how wrong could i have been! Read more
Published on 10 April 2010 by G. Woodward
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Syberia
What a fantastic game...the best rendered graphics I've seen since 'Sentinel'. Great storyline, really atmospheric music and sound effects, brilliant voice acting. Read more
Published on 8 Dec 2009 by Imperioso
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent conclusion to the game
If you have played and enjoyed the original Syberia, then you'll certainly enjoy this conclusion to the game. Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2007 by Orangeduck
5.0 out of 5 stars Syberia 2
What a wonderful point and click game. Stunning graphics - good storyline and puzzles that are just hard enough to need the walkthrough occasionally. Read more
Published on 27 Oct 2006 by Mrs. L. C. Myles
5.0 out of 5 stars AH-May-zing
Syberia 2 and Syberia 1 completely rule this game genre on a mammoth sized ice throne. The graphics are amazing, the puzzles really odd, but great, the scenes terrific. Read more
Published on 1 Aug 2004 by R. A. Carpenter
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