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After the event of Myst (1993), the Stranger travels to Riven to help Atrus by rescuing his wife Catherine, trapping his father Gehn and saving the Rivenese before their world collapses.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rand Miller Rand Miller ... Atrus
Sheila Goold Sheila Goold ... Catherine
John Keston John Keston ... Gehn
Kate Vander Wende Kate Vander Wende ... Leira (Keta)
Christine Steel ... Nelah
Vicente Ramos Vicente Ramos ... Gehn's Guard
Ernie Whitecloud Ernie Whitecloud ... Moiety Prisoner
Micah Biggs Micah Biggs ... Village Boy
Tony Fryman Tony Fryman ... Gehn's Scribe
Sydney Wakan Sydney Wakan ... Girl in Jungle
Ryan Miller Ryan Miller ... Moiety Scout
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rengin Altay Rengin Altay ... Catherine (voice)
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After the event of Myst (1993), the Stranger travels to Riven to help Atrus by rescuing his wife Catherine, trapping his father Gehn and saving the Rivenese before their world collapses.

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Five discs deep. A universe wide. Say goodbye. You're going to be away a long time.


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English

Release Date:

29 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Cyan Inc.,Sunsoft See more »
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Amazing Immersion in Rivenese waters
22 March 2001 | by sprainedcranesSee all my reviews

Riven has been the standard by which all subsequent adventure games have been judged, and so far none has been able to take the crown from this well-crafted, intelligent, strangely realistic work. Riven brings you into a logical, almost photographic, immersive environment in which all that is lacking is the feel of the trembling ground beneath your feet.... or the scent of the humid, air clinging to your sweaty skin as you climb paths and plumb depths to search out the lands puzzle-like controls in your quest to aid your friend, Atrus, in a desperate hour.

The acting is good to excellent. Keston was engaging, even intriguing! I wanted to hear more from him! Rand Miller's opening performance was quite moving. I don't think I want to know the person who could look into Atrus' eyes and deny his request. The other performances were pretty good. I liked the little girl & the moiety lady next best. I fully recommend this game to anyone and everyone, provided you are willing to think...


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