The dark and spooky hidden object game I’ve been playing this week is Dark Strokes: Sins of The Fathers Collector’s Edition.
Remembering that I am still reasonably new to the whole PC game experience, it catches me out at times that all the hidden object games I have played are so dark and creepy – until I realise that’s probably the best environment for a hidden object game.
If it’s spooky you want then this supernatural adventure game will keep you guessing. I actually decided to follow the story completely this time round and I had my predictions at the beginning about how it would all turn out. And I was totally wrong, I couldn’t believe it.
There is a bit of step retracing in this game but not enough that it really started to irritate me. It’s usually only one or two locations earlier that you need to return to with extra tools to retrieve something.
Throughout the game you collect figurines which have to be placed in a nativity type box, each time you place a figurine in the box you are shown another piece of the larger mystery.
Ethan and Clair– are forced to postpone their wedding to pay a visit to Ethan’s father, unfortunately that’s just the beginning of their run of bad luck as Clair is kidnapped by one of the ‘Faceless Ones’ from the train. Ethan sets off in hot pursuit, desperate to find his lovely lady and rescue her.
Give chase through the rundown town, following clues and picking up useful inventory items along the way, eyes forever pealed and squinting into the darkest corners.
Alawar are extremely good at finding inventive ways to hide objects in plain sight making the hidden object locations quite the challenge.
I followed this game right through to its conclusion because I found myself so hooked that before I knew it we were done, which was a nice surprise. The best bit about that is that I have opened up the bonus chapters and have more of the story to discover.
- 58 locations
- 16 mini-games
- 20 hidden object scenes
- Step-by-step walkthrough
- Concept art and desktop wallpapers
If you like a supernatural challenge and to test your observational skills then this is definitely the game for you. Supernatural themes, the fear of the unknown and a desperate need to track down the lover he so desperately wants to marry motivate Ethan to track down all of the missing items that will help his progress. Follow the clues to a conclusion that will surprise you.
Have fun with this one, I know I did.
Download the FREE trial: Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers Collector’s Edition