GameTap’s tricky phonetics make me momentarily crazy

I practically lost my mind when I read that GameTap was adding adventure game Syberia to its subscription lineup. I definitely lost my eyesight, because that misplaced enthusiasm was actually meant to be reserved for adventure game Cyberia.

1994’s Cyberia follows cyber-hacker Zebulon “Zak” Pike, pardoned by Free World Alliance leader William Devlin in exchange for infiltrating a secret Russian complex to find Cyberia, an advanced piece of machinery which is either a weapon capable of crippling the universe or a new life-form capable of bringing peace to mankind. Everyone’s looking for this thing, as Zak must face off against mercenaries, cartel members, complex scientists, and the devious Devlin himself, who pulls a classic Bond villain move and retreats to his space station lair.

2002’s Syberia follows lawyer Kate Walker, who has been sent to finalize the takeover of a family-owned toy factory in a remote French village. When she discovers that the owner has died, she sets off to find the heir and thus embarks on a semi-surrealistic journey through Eastern Europe, eventually leading her to the titular mythical island of Syberia. If you’re still on the fence, all you need to know is that one of the central characters has mechanical appendages, having lost his hands and maybe mind in his attempt to retrieve a prehistoric doll of a caveman riding a mammoth, his one dream in life being to find, tame and ride a woolly beast of his own. Obviously, this is the better game.

If you like adventure games with an interesting story, complicated characters, numerous puzzles and an absorbing gameworld, Syberia is well worth GameTap’s modest price of admission. Hit the jump for a full list of their deal-sweetening free wares.

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4. 1st Division Manager
5. 3 Count Bout
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7. Art of Fighting
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10. Ball 7 Deluxe
11. Baseball Stars 2
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21. Buku Sudoku
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32. Colin McRae Rally 2005
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34. Commandos 3: Destination Berlin
35. Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness
36. D.N.A.
37. Daikatana
38. Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
39. Defender
40. Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
41. Disciples II: Rise of the Elves GOLD
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43. Dracula Twins
44. Elevator Action
45. Fallout
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47. Fast Lanes Pinball
48. Fatal Fury
49. Final Fight
50. Five Card Deluxe
51. Flip Words 2
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59. Total Overdose
60. Hitman: Codename 47
61. Ikari Warriors
62. Ingenious
63. Jewelcraft
64. Joust
65. Kamikaze
66. Karate Champ
67. King of the Monsters
68. King of the Monsters 2
69. Kizuna Encounter: Super Tag Battle
70. Knights of the Round
71. Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider: Legend
72. Lazer Force
73. Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
74. League Bowling
75. Liquid Kids
76. Little Puff in Dragonland
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78. Magical Drop III
79. Marine Park Empire
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94. Olli & Lissa 3
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100. Pro Skateboard Simulator
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103. Qix
104. Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2
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107. Rastan
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110. Return of the Invaders
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119. Sensible Soccer 2006
120. Shark! Shark!
121. Shock Troopers
122. Slightly Magic
123. Son Son
124. Space Invaders
125. Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
126. Super Qix
127. Stuntman Seymour
128. Super Seymour
129. Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
130. Surakarta
131. Texas Hold’ Em Poker
132. The King of Fighters 95
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134. The Last Blade
135. The New Zealand Story
136. Thief: Deadly Shadows
137. Tilt
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139. Tube-It
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142. Vulgus
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