Week in Review: August 12 – 18
Variety is the spice of life – and of video games. Whether you’ve got an insatiable craving for murder mysteries or an appetite for explosions, this week’s list of new titles will have something to enjoy. Are your favorite crime dramas between seasons? Or maybe you simply can’t get enough mystery-solving adventure in one week? Check out Criminal Stories: Presumed Partners for an adventure in criminology!
Realistic murders aren’t the only mysteries waiting to be solved. Armed with your prowess at Hidden Object games, help a young girl retrieve her beauty by hunting a malevolent witch in Witch Hunters: Stolen Beauty Collector’s Edition. All of those adventures and more await in this week’s list of new releases!
1. Suburban Mysteries: The Labyrinth of the Past
Release date: August 12
Sarah arrives at her aunt’s to discover her brother has gone missing. The only clue behind the ghastly disappearance is a mysterious and disturbing letter. Help Sarah dig through her past to save her brother in this Hidden Object game with hundreds of objects to find! In addition to the riveting plot, you’ll be treated to fantastic live action video.
2. Criminal Stories: Presumed Partners
Release date: August 13
After an innocent woman is found dead near her Brooklyn home, it’s up to super sleuths Paul Baxter and Chloé Cunningham to solve the crime and bring the killer to justice. Utilizing expert criminology equipment to investigate each crime scene, find hidden objects and piece together the trail that will lead you to the murderer. Unmask the villain before another victim meets an untimely fate! With animated settings and a mystery to solve, this Hidden Object game will have you on the edge of your seat!
3. Little Things Forever
Release date: August 14
Can you find all the little things in this beautiful seek and find game? Search through the gorgeous patchwork art to find and collect items from your list. With over 100 pieces to collect, your puzzle-solving prowess is sure to be tested in this family-friendly Puzzle game. Each time you play, you’ll have a new list of items, so you can keep playing forever!
If you want to look for even more Little Things, play the first game!
4. Start the Rockets
Release date: August 15
Explode your way through 135 exciting levels of firework fun! Just remember to put on your protective goggles – safety before exploding Puzzle games, after all! Each pyrotechnic extravaganza challenges you to aim rockets at other explosive items to set off chain reactions. With as few moves as possible, can you set off all of the fireworks in each level?
5. Snow Globe: Farm World
Release date: August 16
Use your Time Management skills to organize work on the farm. Raise sheep and run a pillow factory while protecting your domesticated animals from vicious predators! And remember: Each level of hard work is a step closer to reuniting long lost lovers! Enjoy the breathtaking romantic story line as you care for the farm animals and buy machines to upgrade your farm.
6. Witch Hunters: Stolen Beauty Collector’s Edition
Release date: August 17
Angelica’s grandmother reminisces about her old days of school. She says that she had to run away from her finishing school because of the director, Madame Flemet. The mysterious director was not all that she seemed – in fact, Madame Flemet was a witch. Worse yet, as soon as Angelica’s grandma uttered the woman’s dark name, Flemet appears in the room and saps Angelica’s youth! Find hidden objects to help the girl get her beauty back in this Puzzle Adventure game.
The Collector’s Edition includes extras not found in the regular version of the game, including bonus story content, an integrated Strategy Guide and beautiful artwork. As a bonus, Collector’s Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!
7. Echoes of the Past: The Revenge of the Witch
Release date: August 18
The witch’s dark powers have seized control of the kingdom of Orion once more and the evil has its sights set on one thing: you. With the entire city enthralled by fear, the evil witch is set on vengeance. It’s up to you and your Hidden Object skills to stop the villain and free the kingdom from the darkness that has enveloped it!
For a more in-depth experience, check out the Collector’s Edition, which includes bonus gameplay, an integrated Strategy Guide, exclusive mini games and game designer mode!