Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull

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(574.16 MB)

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Shortly after moving into a creepy mansion in Louisiana, Sara Lawson is struck with tragedy when her husband mysteriously disappears. Sara's daughter, Magnolia, believes her father was kidnapped by the ghost of a vengeful pirate seeking to protect his lost fortune. With the locals terrified of the pirate's curse, you are the family's last hope. Only a Master Detective with incredible Hidden Object skills can locate Marcus Lawson in Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull!

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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/8
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 660 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Alcohol Reference
  • Tobacco Reference
  • Comic Mischief
  • Mild Violence
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Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull 4.1 5 208 208
One Amazing Adventure! 13th Skull, in my opinion, is the best MCF Game ever to come out, and, playing it again, I remembered why. While I?m not entirely sure on the game length (I got 2 completely different results on 2 profiles), the adventure I got was thrilling with a sick twist and a conclusive end. At first, the story seems to be your typical missing person case. As you progress, however, you find out all is not as it seems. As you think you might have it all figured out, the game throws you a massive curveball. The ending to the case was not what I was expecting! This is probably the best story I?ve come across. I?ve got to hand it to Big Fish, these guys certainly know how to make a story! The ending was a little disappointing, though. I felt like there could have been so much more done with it, but instead I found it boring. The final cutscene, in my opinion, was not needed. Anyone who?s finished the game will know what I mean by ?final cutscene.? This game was the hardest I have ever played in my life. It was the first time I actually could not complete a game on the first try! The main puzzles that had me stuck (and, as it would turn out, where the ones that were UNSKIPPABLE) were the cannon raising puzzle and the tomb puzzle. On the subject of HOS and Puzzles, I found the HOS to be okay. There were a lot and some were very challenging. The HOS change in every game, which is something that I love. The puzzles were probably some of the hardest I?ve come across. I encountered a lot and was probably only able to solve 3. (Not counting unskippable ones) To be fair, kudos to the developers for giving it a crack, but this really annoyed me. The game was shot in live-action, with real actors and scenes. The only real artwork was found in the puzzles, which I thought was well-done. On the subject of the actors, most were done pretty well, with the exception of Charlotte Landry. Her acting was SO over-done, it wasn?t funny. The conversations were so dragged out and boring, on the second time around, I skipped every option with her. My favourite character would have had to have been the Bartender. She was the only character that actually seemed ?real? throughout the whole game. I say real, because I thought she was the only character portrayed realistically, and at times I felt like I was actually in the bar with her. There were two things that I must note that I absolutely hated: Number one- this game had UNSKIPPABLE PUZZLES! There is NOTHING in a game that infuriates me MORE than unskippable puzzles! To make matters worse, there was not only one, but three! Granted that one wasn?t hard, and one was the final puzzle of the game, but there is really NO EXCEPTION for Unskippable puzzles! As players, we have the right to decide whether we play or skip the puzzles, and developers have no right to take that from us! Number two- I absolutely could not STAND talking to Charlotte Landry! This is number two on the list of things I hate most in games- Over-acting! One game had it previously and was heavily marked down for it. Her conversations were the longest in the game, and they were so dragged out. I had finished reading the subtitles and she was not even half-way through speaking! I ended up skipping ALL her options. For these two reasons, this game loses an entire star. FEATURES - One mode of difficulty. - Hint and Skip- Both recharged fairly quickly. Most reviewers said the hint was holding our hand, but I found it to be very useful. - Diary. The Diary keeps track of important notes and puzzle hints. The Diary will need to be referred to constantly throughout the game. - Map. The map, at first, seems useless as it is not interactive and does not inform you of tasks. The map is a vital part of the second last puzzle of the game, and there are 18 map pieces to collect. - The game runs in objectives, so you always know what your next task is. One painful thing, the hint is not available for 3 objectives, and we are left wandering until we figure out what to do. I really enjoyed this game and have now beaten it twice. Since I played 2 profiles and got two different results, I have no idea of the game length. My first profile gave me 4 hours, while the second gave me around 2-2 . All the same, no matter what your game length, you are sure to have one fantastic adventure! July 2, 2013
Pirates Meet Mystery Case Files!! I have played pretty much all of the Mystery Case Files games and this one to date has been the most fun for me. I loved the graphics, the music and the challenge of the actuall game. Talking to all of the characters got a little annoying at times but finally realized that it was important to do so. The tasks the characters lay out are challnging and fun. The skulls give the game a level of spookeyness that makes it worth buying the whole thing. After playing the demo I was intreaged enough to purchase the whole thing. I can't wait to play the latest and greatest adventure from Mystery Case Files!!! February 17, 2013
Fun! I really enjoyed the live actors in this game - it made interaction with the characters more enjoyable than the typical games on bigfish. The graphics and storyline were very good - much better than most - and the game felt long... which is always a good thing :) I loved the Louisiana atmosphere too! I always like puzzles a lot more than HOG scenes, and typically solve them without hints. The reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is that there were times when the objective of a puzzle wasn't explained or obvious. The hint system explained what to do on the first hint typically, but my personal preference would have been for slightly harder puzzles with instructions. This is a very minor point, but I also didn't like having the objective for whatever point in the game at the bottom of the screen at all times. I felt like I had to do that particular task at that particular time. Overall though, a very fun game and definitely worth a credit! January 12, 2013
Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull it's a good game and any beginner can finish it in a limited time. July 13, 2012
Good game This is a very well produced game with live actors. I thought the story was somewhat immersive and interesting. The graphics, HOS and puzzles are all good. What I didn't like is the scavenger hunt aspect - get cleaning supplies for the maid, etc. One or two of those would have been too many. Also, there was a tendency to tell the player exactly what to do and when, and then when you get used to being led by the hand, you get dropped without a clue what to do. The in-game hint works, but not completely. Eventually, you figure it out, but it is frustrating. There is a map, but it is just a map - no hints, no jumping. All in all, I found the game to be very enjoyable and long playing. July 9, 2012
Split personality... A lot has been said already about this game, so I just want to add my reaction to playing it. On one hand, as an expert player I really didn't like the hand-holding insofar as the game tells us who to talk to, what to do next, and doesn't allow us to progress much until we do. To me, this took away from the fun of the game. On the other hand, some of the mini-games were diabolical and some of the tasks we were set required actions I never would have thought of without the hint function. So the challenge of the game has a split personality: either easy or hard. The storyline is the other aspect: on one hand I really got into it and wondered how it would turn out (had good ending!). On the other hand, the conversations moved kinda slow for me since I can read the captions faster than the actors spoke. So I wanted to learn more, but yet didn't want to talk to people. It kept occurring to me that maybe the developers should have had another level of difficulty, or at least the option of removing the black bar instructions and allowing to move through the conversations more quickly. That would have taken away the annoyances and just left a good game behind! I dunno, I started out hating the game and just wanting to get it over, then I ended up really liking it and wanting to see what happens next. No in-between. Other stuff, like live actors, # of Hos, running around the scenes, etc is a matter of taste anyway. I'm going to end up recommending this game with the caveat that the gamer give the story some time to interest them. July 5, 2012
Alright I enjoyed this game but the story line was a little weak. I got bored with it easily. The effects and sound were great but the story wasnt strong enough to go with it. Still fun to play. May 31, 2012
Not That Challeging Compared to Other MCF Games I've played the game until the end, and it only take me 4 days. It's far more easier than the other MCF games I'd played before. Bravo to the graphics and the games interface/interaction is amazing (like usual, what we would have expected from MCF- The best of the best#. If you like to collect MCF games #like me), make sure it is one in your list. But for a challenging scene, I think Dire Groove is better. November 20, 2011
Not for me I really wanted to like this game. The story was OK but it progresses slowly only picking up near its conclusion. The live action was different. I appreciated the effort they went to making the game as real as possible and it was beautifully done. That's the up side. I found the game play very tedious and there were entirely too many HOS. The few puzzles were alright, probably the best part. There was too much walking around to do menial tasks that had nothing to do with the mystery. I found myself Hinting my way through just because I was bored and wanted to get to the end. I looked more forward to the videos than I did the objectives. It deserves more than 3 stars for effort but I could not bring myself to give it 4. Just not for me. April 25, 2013
OK but not for me I just could not get into the game. Only played the 30 min. but just too much going all over the place to find things. Try it for yourself. Graphics is good but no voice over. October 18, 2012
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