Recently we remembered the tragedy of the Titanic on the anniversary of the collision and in keeping with the timing of that event I downloaded this game because it grabbed my attention. Unfortunately I then didn’t get a proper chance to play it so the whole thinking process behind my choice is now less relevant.
That being so it doesn’t really matter because this game is a lot of fun. It’s very fiddly as some Hidden object games can be, there is a lot of traipsing back and forth to collect stuff before you can take the next step.
You are a reporter who has used an alias to board the luxury liner Titanic chasing leads for a big story. Something happens that keeps you trapped on board the ship with many other unfortunate souls unable to find peace. It is your mission to help these passengers find peace, it is your only chance to redeem yourself and discover the shocking truth about what happened to keep you trapped in the wreckage.
Gameplay flicks you from present day wreckage to flashback scenes of the ship before the accident which annoys me because I don’t have the patience for it. Basically you look through the wreckage and when a passenger sends you back to help them you see all the ways the wreckage would be easier to navigate so you make changes to the flashback scene so that you can access things in the wreckage. Which begs the question – why not just go to flashback and make sure there was no crash…. but I’m not at the end yet so who knows if that’s what’s to come.
The graphics are very atmospheric, the ship could be any ship really except for the Grand Staircase – that is instantly recognisable as belonging to the Titanic but the rest of the ships scenery could be anywhere.
This is an interesting journey through history, and once you start you will just want to keep going until you discover what it is you did.
The storyline is good, I like the graphics and it’s definitely one I will keep coming back to until I finish. And in case you get stuck there is a walkthrough you can read to help you out of any sticky situations.
To download your free trial: Hidden Mysteries®: Return to Titanic