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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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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)


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.








Release Date:

29 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Cyan Inc.,Sunsoft See more »
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Groundbreaking game that is more challenging than Myst
27 June 2011 | by zaisjrSee all my reviews

I started playing this game a couple years after it came out. I found it very difficult and couldn't get very far. I was annoyed by the multiple discs, something that was later remedied with a DVD version. I eventually forgot about it. Then the economy went sour a couple years ago and I found myself not being able to afford new games or afford to go on vacation anymore. I decided to pull out my old games that I never played or defeated. Riven was one of those games and I'm glad I finally finished it. Riven is very difficult at first and will frustrate people with limited attention spans. You are faced with constant puzzles and have to accept that you aren't going to figure them all out at first. Some of the first puzzles you encounter won't be solved until the end. The atmosphere of Riven is absolutely amazing, especially for 1997! It sucks you in and feels very foreign, but is awe inspiring. Just like Myst, Riven is full of strange sounds and beautiful landscapes. The music and sound effects make you feel like you are really there. This is definitely a game to be played with a nice sound system. The music isn't as memorable as Myst, but still better than most games of that time. This game is perfect for anyone who likes books, beautiful sceneries, complex mysteries, and the other Myst games. I hope you enjoy!

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