Myst Journey

Riven: The Sequel to Myst

"Enter a deceptively beautiful world torn apart by age-old conflicts... where secrets lie hidden at every turn... and nothing is as it seems. You must search. You must explore. You must summon every spark of intellect and intuition. Only then will you learn the truth about this troubled land and its inhabitants. You must let Riven become your world -- before an entire world is lost." – Back of the box

Riven

A monumental follow-up, released in 1997. Considered to be the highlight of the series. Interaction is via the same point-and-click interface as Myst. Riven starts right where Myst left off. Atrus needs your help to rescue his wife Catherine, who is trapped on the age of Riven, an age written by his mad father Gehn.

Riven box

Playing the game

Related: Salon magazine review when game was released, via Internet Archive