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Looking for Quality hidden object game

03-07-2015, 09:06 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
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Looking for Quality hidden object game

hey guys,
After playing agent Alice and having to grind a lot I am looking for a premium game with high production quality. I have not played any of these games before so suggest the best

03-07-2015, 09:53 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
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Originally Posted by forsakenxe View Post
hey guys,
After playing agent Alice and having to grind a lot I am looking for a premium game with high production quality. I have not played any of these games before so suggest the best

I have not played agent Alice. Generally the 2 companies that produce the best HOGs are going to be Big Fish and G5 Entertainment. Big Fish literally has hundreds of them and there is a lot of variation of what people like. If it has 4 stars or less reviews though probably best to look at the ones with 4 1/2 to 5 stars reviews - there are still lots and lots of them. Same with G5. Many of them are try before you buy, so nothing to lose except the time downloading and trying them. G5 similarly has dozens of good ones. Most of these tend to be adventure HOG. If you like purely HOG without any story, then forget everything I wrote above - I have some of these too, but it has been a couple years since I played them.

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03-07-2015, 06:52 PM
Joined: May 2014
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Try Nevertales: the Beauty Within, published by Big Fish and developed by Madhead games. I've played dozens of hidden object games to completion, and it's one of the best I've tried.

It makes a great introduction to the current state of the genre.

There's a one hour free trial with a single iap unlock.

If you give me more details about what you like in a game and storyline, I should be able to recommend something that fits you like a tailored glove.

Edit: two more safe bets for just about anyone...

Nightmares from the Deep: the Cursed Heart if you like pirates
Dark Realm: Queen of Flames if you like dragons

Last edited by Silvers; 03-07-2015 at 06:58 PM.
03-11-2015, 06:52 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 707
Hey guys,

Sorry for the late reply!

I do not really like the big fish games because I want to play the games in German but my iPad is English (cause all other games are fine In English for me but some rarely used words in hidden object games I don't know so that's annoying to have to look them up).

Is there an option or workaround for that?

Also I do not like the ads etc. it's quality but somehow it dies not really click with me but I will give it another shot in a few days.

I just tried out Melissa k. Games today and they seem more like what I was hoping for. Dunno about the English language yet but it seems like I need to find fragments etc. which helps.

Setting wise I prefer medieval/fantasy settings or crime/detective stuff. Also thriller/drama etc. so if you have more recommendations please tell me

Overall really good suggestions looking forward to more from

03-11-2015, 06:57 AM
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I think the MumboJumo "Midnight Mysteries" are some of the best hidden object games I have played on IOS.

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03-13-2015, 10:24 AM
Joined: May 2014
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The only ads in Big Fish games are the ones when you first start the game. It's just a splash screen.

Big Fish are THE hidden object publishers, so you are locking yourself out of most of the highest quality games of the genre by boycotting them. Think of them as Steam for hidden object games. You can definitely buy pc games that are not on Steam, but if you refuse to use Steam you'll miss out on a lot of good ones.

Among developers who publish their hidden object games with Big Fish, sometimes exclusively...

Blue Tea, Elephant Games, Artifex Mundi, ERS, Gogii, Boom Zap, Eipix...

Regarding your language issue, I sympathize. I learned much of my early technical German from an Austrian copy of Master of Orion Ii.

Nearly all modern hidden object games come with built in hints. If you don't know an object, you can use it. Some games have varying levels of help... For instance, tapping on a word might give you a silhouette of the object. Sometimes the lists are in pictures instead of words. Mad Head games sometimes will narrate a short story and have you point at the things it mentions. Eipix and some Artifax Mundi games let you switch on the fly between a match 3 or mah Jong minigames (make a few matches to cross off the object you didn't know, then switch back to hidden object mode).

Most Big Fish Games also come with either a link to or an integrated complete strategy guide, including item locations when not randomized.

I also think the company's sales model is excellent. You download the full game for free, play for an hour with no restrictions, and if you decide to keep going there's a single iap to the tune of roughly half the price of the equivalent pc version. If you're looking for bargains, every day at least one of their games is at a 20 to 55 percent discount.

If you absolutely refuse to try Big Fish, then there ARE a few other options.

G5 is the other big hidden object publisher. Their sales model is the same as their competitor's, though, including ads on the splash screen. The main difference is a gold bordered icon rather than a blue one, and an arguably less impressive back catalogue (with some VERY notable exceptions). G5 has endeared itself to TA users by periodically setting the price of a premium hope to zero and posting about it in the sales forum.

Alawar has made some good hopas, and they publish a few under their own name on the App Store.

There are also some indie devs doing interesting things with the genre on a budget. The list of adventure games thread in this forum is a good way to find them. They tend to stand out by mostly using lightly altered (by genre standards) photographs for their scenes. They also have less hidden objects and more puzzles, minigames and key hunts. By and large, what they lack in deep pockets they make up for in enthusiasm.

So... Big Fish is like Steam, G5 is like Green Man Gaming and the indies are Desura.

For good reviews of hidden object games, try All About Casual Gaming. They're a PC site, but most ios hidden object games are poorts from the PC. I often find myself agreeing with them.

Tl; Dr

Don't like Big Fish? Try any Artifax Mundi game published by G5. Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden and Nightmares from the Deep: the cursed heart are particular favorites. Alawar's Snark Hunters: High Society is older but also worth a shot.

Last edited by Silvers; 03-13-2015 at 11:16 PM.
03-24-2015, 09:05 AM
Hidden Objects games for iOS

There is a company who is pro in Hidden Objects games - CrispApp.com. Their most well known game is Time Trap with post-apocalyptic theme, though I would recommend to try their new games as well like "Detective Holmes: Trap for the Hunter" or "Romance with Chocolate".

They have several free packs in App Store (e.g. Hidden Objects Collection: 6 games) where you can try several locations of paid games and decide if you like them.
02-04-2016, 09:45 AM
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02-07-2016, 11:58 AM
Joined: Feb 2016
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I don't play hidden object games but my wife does (a lot). Her favorite is Secret Society, which is more like an MMO hidden object than anything else (for sheer volume of content).

I've heard the Drawn games are quite good but they are hidden object/puzzle games, where you find objects and then use those objects. They are pretty as heck but the puzzles are often a bit blah.
02-22-2016, 01:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1
Criminal Case is one of my best!

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