Saturday, 6 August 2011

Top 10 New Mystery Adventure PC Games Released July 2011

Top 10 New Mystery Adventure PC Games Released July 2011
This top 10 new mystery adventure PC games list post includes mystery PC games released July 2011. From atmospheric spooky adventure mysteries to detective and murder mystery stories. All of the games below involve some puzzle and hidden object elements, some have more hidden object games than others, some are more point and click adventure games.
There are games listed below for PC and Mac downloads - full and free versions. This is a list of my choices for the top 10 best mystery pc games out last month. I've put them in order, with my top choice and favourite at number one! If you have played any of these cool mystery games for PC, let me know if you have enjoyed them by leaving a comment below.

If you are looking for some great hidden object games just out you'll find loads here. And if your looking for something a bit different than the usual HO games or inventory (iHOGs) games , checkout the fragmented object game (FROG), Macabre Mysteries. Similar to hidden object games (HOGs), except instead of having a list of items to find within a given scene, in FROGs you have to find fragments of objects throughout the game.
Collectors Editions or CE are extended versions of the game and usually include an additional chapter or bonus game play as well as exclusive extras that are not in the standard versions.

1. F.A.C.E.S. Collector's Edition
* Game genre: hidden object, puzzle, adventure
* Downloads available online: Free demo and full version for PC / Mac

Top 10 New Mystery Adventure PC Games July 2011
Top 10 New Mystery Adventure PC Games - Screenshot from F.A.C.E.S. game

* Plot: When a medical consultation goes terribly wrong, it’s up to you to realize the full potential of your unique ability and save the day! Discovering that other people have similar gifts as yours, you realize that evildoers would do anything to possess your talents. Dive into F.A.C.E.S. and explore gorgeous Hidden Object scenes to become a hero!
* Released 15 July 2011 by Vogat Interactive
* My review: This is a completely chilling and disturbing mystery, as you would expect from a mystery adventure PC game that is set in an asylum! The thrilling atmosphere is enhanced further with the music and graphics. Not only is this a very atmospheric game but the hidden object games are engaging as well. A brilliant mystery game and well worth getting the extended collectors edition for bonus game play!
* My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
* For free demo/full version download for PC / Mac visit: F.A.C.E.S. Collectors Edition

2. Nightmare Realm
* Game genre: adventure
* Downloads available online: Free demo/full version for PC
* Plot: Journey into the mysterious Nightmare Realm and save Emily from an imaginary world that has been taken over by darkness! Explore gorgeous Hidden Object scenes and find helpful items to use as you battle a mysterious creature. Solve perplexing puzzles to unravel a mystery and help Emily escape before time runs out in Nightmare Realm!
* Released 30 July 2011
* My review: Another horror mystery adventure game, this time with more of a colourful fantasy feel about it! Beautiful graphics, excellent puzzles and reasonably tough hidden object games. All in all a very good hidden-object adventure mystery game. For extended gameplay get the collector's edition for bonus chapter and other extras.
* My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
* For free demo/full version download for PC visit: Nightmare Realm

3. Grim Facade: Mystery of Venice
Grim Facade Mystery PC Game
* Game genre: hidden object, puzzle, adventure
* Downloads available online: Free demo/full version for PC
* Plot: Two young ladies have gone missing and it’s up to you to find them in Grim Fa├žade: Mystery of Venice, a terrifying Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game! The two young women had just left a masquerade ball in a gondola when they went missing. The driver of the gondola was a man wearing a mask of Medico Della Peste. Track him down and discover the terrifying secret!
* Released 23 July 2011 by ERS Game Studios
* My review: The main reasons to play this mystery adventure computer game is the perfectly detailed, beautiful artwork and unique storyline with its weird and wonderful characters. It is a good hidden object mystery game though nothing too challenging or new in it's actual gameplay. This is a highly enjoyable mystery game purely for the atmosphere created by the graphics and unfolding adventure story!
* My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
* For free demo/full version download for PC visit: Grim Facade: Mystery of Venice

4. Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale Collector's Edition
* Game genre: hidden object, fragmented object game, puzzle, adventure
* Downloads available online: Free demo/full version for PC / Mac
* Plot: Explore the Nightingale Theatre, ravaged by a devastating fire 40 years ago and uncover a dark mystery!
* Released 29 July 2011 by Blue Tea Games
* My review: An engaging adventure game, an interesting twist on the usual hidden object game, atmospheric and beautifully illustrated. Minor gripe, bonus game could've been a bit longer.
* My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
* For free demo/full version download for PC / Mac visit: Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale CE

5. Secrets of the Dark: Temple of Night
* Game genre: hidden object, puzzle, adventure
* Downloads available online: Free demo/full version for PC / Mac
* Plot: Your friend is a journalist who is staying in a seemingly quiet desert town. After getting involved with a story involving the dark forces, he is kidnapped by three dark priests! Now they are getting ready to sacrifice him to provide the Demon of Darkness with limitless power, and it’s up to you to stop them! Save your friend in Secrets of the Dark: Temple of Night, a challenging Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!
* Released 31 July 2011 by Orneon
* Review: Very good plot and nice graphics. Plus plenty of good hidden object and puzzles to solve. Nothing new in it's gameplay but still plenty of hours of enjoyable puzzles and hidden object scenes in this mystery adventure game.
* My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
* For free demo/full version download for PC / Mac visit: Secrets of the Dark: Temple of Night

6. Timeless: The Forgotten Town Collector's Edition
* Game genre: hidden object, puzzle, adventure
* Downloads available online: Free demo/full version for PC
* Plot: After stopping a runaway train, you must now escape from a town that is lost in time and space! Explore the mysterious city and solve its riddles to uncover the roots of a terrible disaster. Free yourself from the timeless trap as quickly as you can since the Chronometron is counting off the seconds of your life. Dive into Timeless: The Forgotten Town and use your HOG, puzzle point-n-click adventure gaming skills to survive!
* Released 11 July 2011 by Boolat Games
* My review: A good combo of point-n-click adventure game with hidden object scenes. Very good graphics. A leisurely way to spend a few hours especially if you like casual adventure games and HOGs. Bonus game is a little short.
* My rating: ★ ★ ★
* For free demo/full version download for PC visit: Timeless: The Forgotten Town CE

7. Paranormal Crime Investigations: Brotherhood of the Crescent Snake Collector's Edition
Paranormal Crime Investigations Mystery PC Game
* Game genre: hidden object, puzzle, adventure
* Downloads available online: Free demo/full version for PC
* Plot: Use your Paranormal Crime Investigation (PCI) skills to solve a string of bizarre murders plaguing the city of New Orleans and stop an ancient magical cult from summoning their monstrous snake god. Called in by Louisiana's PCI central command to investigate a murder using dark magic rituals, you quickly discover the strange and worrying recent happenings in the city are all connected to a strange and ancient cult, the Brotherhood of the Crescent Snake.
* Released 22 July 2011
* My review: This mystery game manages to combine a good horror story, challenging hidden object games and CSI style game play. The sound track and graphics add to the atmosphere. The hidden object games to play which are engaging and challenging. This is a good example of the murder mystery PC games genre. This game includes occult themes that may not suit all tastes. And the mini-games are bit simple and not on the same level of difficulty as the HOGs.
* My rating: ★ ★ ★
* For free demo/full version download for PC visit: Paranormal Crime Investigations: Brotherhood of the Crescent Snake CE

8. Millennium Secrets 2 Roxanne's Necklace
* Game genre: puzzle, adventure
* Downloads available online: Free demo and full version for PC / Mac
* Plot: A terrifying explosion has destroyed a secret bunker and you have been called in to investigate! Capture the culprit before it’s too late in Millennium Secrets: Roxanne’s Necklace! Help solve an ancient mystery and stop the evildoer from striking again! Find clues and work through a tangled chain of events in this exciting Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game.
* Released 24 July 2011 by JetDogs Studios
* My review: Good HOG, good story and plenty of gameplay, though some of the puzzles in this mystery game were a bit too challenging!
* My rating: ★ ★ ★
* For free demo/full version download for PC / Mac visit: Millennium Secrets 2: Roxanne's Necklace

9. Lara Gates: The Lost Talisman
* Game genre: hidden object, puzzle, adventure
* Downloads available online: Free demo/full version for PC
* Plot: Pieces of an ancient talisman have been separated, and now it’s up to you bring them back together before it is too late! Protect Banderville College and figure out who is behind this dastardly plan. Help Lara with your Hidden Object skills and get to the bottom of this intriguing mystery in Lara Gates: The Lost Talisman!
* Released 17 July 2011
* Review: Simple HOG puzzle and adventure mystery game. Quite enjoyable simple HOG fun but not too challenging!
* My rating: ★ ★
* For free demo/full version download for PC / Mac visit: Lara Gates: The Lost Talisman

10. Unsolved Mystery Club: Ancient Astronauts Collector's Edition
* Game genre: hidden object, puzzle, adventure
* Downloads available online: Free demo/full version for PC
* Plot: Five explorers have disappeared while searching for evidence of Ancient Astronauts! Join the Unsolved Mystery Club in the hunt for the missing explorers and unlock ancient secrets of the past. Explore exotic locations around the world and uncover artefacts supporting the existence of visitors from other worlds in Unsolved Mystery Club: Ancient Astronauts!
* Released 18 July 2011
* Review: OK HOG adventure with great graphics and music but could have done with a bit more to the gameplay. However if you are looking for a good but simple hidden object game, this is for you.
* My rating: ★ ★
* For free demo/full version download for PC visit: Unsolved Mystery Club: Ancient Astronauts CE

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2 comments:

  1. How do you know which are FROGS? I only play FROGS.

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  2. Hi Barbara, the Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale game listed above is a fragmented object game.

    What frogs have you played?

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