Syberia II - Xbox

Also known as: Syberia 2

Got packs, screens, info?
Syberia II (Xbox)
Also for: Switch, PC, PS2
Viewed: Combination Combination Genre:
Adventure: Point and Click
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Microids Soft. Co.: Microids
Publishers: Ubisoft (GB)
Released: 26 Nov 2004 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Accessories: Xbox Memory Unit


Before Microids dumped its publishing arm in the UK, the company released a little known game called Syberia. It was a game that delivered traditional point-and-click gameplay inside a graphically superior adventure. It was top-notch, but sadly overlooked by many. However, the story of Kate Walker lives on in the welcome sequel that is Syberia II.

Embarking on a desperate search for Hans Voralberg, Kate Walker crosses Europe from West to East, leaving her worldly possessions behind with the purpose of joining the heir of the Voralberg family on his journey. Together, through mystical and enchanting lands, they will hopefully find their way to a mythical Syberia, said to be the land of the forgotten mammoths.

Though you mightn't be willing to trek hundreds of miles in the freezing cold in the real world, in the world of video games it's much more fun. Pointing and clicking your way through a vast range of beautifully rendered locales you'll most likely find yourself scanning Syberia II's backdrops endlessly in search of 'interactive spots' that will either reward you with clues or items that can be used later on in the game.

It can be like looking for a needle in a haystack sometimes, but when you're not playing the role of intrepid explorer, odds are you'll be solving one of many fiendish Syberia puzzles. Far from easy, the mental tasks that await in Syberia II demand and a degree of logic and intelligence, making the adventure better suited to the adult gamer.

Syberia II is indeed taxing, but when the gameplay elements are blended into a stunning game world with a captivating plot, it all becomes worthwhile.