Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake Collector's Edition

Full version game
(1.30 GB)

$ 19.99 USD

$ 13.99 USD or 2 credits

Uncover the evil legend that haunts a forgotten town in Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake! In 1973, something wicked took over the town of Bitterford, Maine, after an unsuspecting inmate unearthed a mysterious object from beneath the prison floor.

Years later, Bitterford lies in ruin. You must join forces with psychic Cassandra Williams, played by award-winning actress Lea Thompson, to investigate the events that led to the town's destruction.

Only you can expose the evil that lurks in the depths of Shadow Lake. But beware... What you discover may haunt you forever.

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won't find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Exclusive bonus gameplay
  • Unlockable Morphing Objects
  • Beautiful screensavers & wallpapers
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes video
  • Dynamic casebook and integrated Strategy Guide
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.2
  • Hard Drive: 1597 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Mild Blood
  • Mild Violence
Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake Collector's Edition

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Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector's Edition 2.6 5 820 820
Great Game again from Mystery Case Files I did not know what to expect after reading the other reviews of this game, many of them were less then complimentary. However, because I love this series so much I went ahead and tried it out. It is just as good as any of the other Mystery Case Files games which are my favorite games from Big fish. The storyline is funny and keeps up the pace, it has new puzzles as well as a solid story line. I do agree that there are few actors or actresses that could top the performance the Shakespearean actor gave in Escape from Ravenhurst but I think the actress, Lea Thompson, did fine. I enjoyed this game immensely and look forward to more form this crew! I hope they keep innovating and changing up their puzzles as they did in this game from a puzzle where you develop pictures to HOS scenes in different rooms ,this game was definitely worth the cash. I do have one wish, and that is for both more beyond objects and a return of the bad guy and a continuation of the storyline from the Ravenhurst games. Good job guys keep up the good work, I hope more games follow your lead. November 22, 2012
Another Great MCF Game. I'll say it now, I really enjoyed this new installment in the MCF series. The story I loved, I can never get sick of cursed objects causing trouble. The acting is very good for a MCF game and was fun to watch. I think MCF is one of the few games that use live actors instead of having animated characters, it adds a bit of quirky personality that I've come to love in MCF. The few things about the game that stood out to me was how the hidden objects aspect was treated. Instead of searching for items in one zoomed-in specific zone, you can now explore the immediate location to find the hidden objects. If your in a house, for example, you are searching the entire house for the listed items, instead of having to constantly return back to a sparkling hidden-object hotspot. Maybe I've been playing too much HOGs, but I found this to be a nice change of pace. You also have to match up little drawings with specific locations and objects like in the previous game, which was something I liked then as I do now. They added a twist in that you have to recreate the scene in the drawing before matching them up. For the journal, I do miss reading the detective's personal thoughts, but having a task list in the journal has been helpful and having it organized by map locations simplifies the layout. Plus the detective now keeps snapshots and writes down useful information you need to solve in those immediate locations. The addition of a map for quick travel to major locations is a very nifty idea. Instead of having me constantly click on the screen edge to get back and forth one place to another. I have to admit, this time around the game was very light in puzzles, which I'm neutral on that matter. Most times puzzles are just filler to make the gameplay unnecessary long. Truthfully I didn't even notice this until someone in another review pointed it out. Most of my attention went towards the little drawings and rearranging of the psychic blocks. Man, I just loved rearranging those psychic blocks, when you finally see the connection between the animated blocks and where they match up, its a nice feeling of satisfaction. The only cons that I have is that some of the hidden objects are small, and I mean small that you have to squint a bit to see them. Also I had hoped for more interaction with the ghost patrol characters, but they were only there for a few minutes and gone, leaving only the two videos. I'm totally looking forward to what else MCF will bring to the table in future games. MCF always seem to try something different in their games to make them stand out from other HOGs, and I'm very happy with the changes they made in this game. November 22, 2012
Thumbs Up! My wife and I played the game for two hours and are thoroughly enjoying it! The graphics are spectacular, the sound EFX, voice overs, acting are just perfect. It has a nice vibe of campy humor completely in line with all of the newer MCF games. What I love about the MCF games is the superb attention to detail and the over-all quality of construction, surprises, story line and composition?So far this game has all of the elements that I have found enjoyable in the MCF games. If BFG gamers want something more complex, I would suggest the Myst series. After having completed all five Myst series games, it?s is very relaxing to play games such as Shadow Lake that have a real life logic to the story lines and puzzles and offer a comparable level of detail and quality. I would definitely recommend this game! November 22, 2012
Five out of Five STARS!!! I loved this game and all of the MCF! November 21, 2012
Soooo happy to have MCF back! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, big fish games! Loved the game, and couldn't belive you got Lea Thompson to play a psychic! I've read all the other reviews, and I honestly don't know why everyone is dissing this game. I have not enjoyed a game so much since the very first MCF. If only all games could be this much fun! Game play was a nice balance between being too easy and too hard. Loved the interaction with Lea Thomspon, of course. All the actors did a great job. The only thing i didn't like were the Cassandra trances where you had to fit the uncooperative blocks together. To me, this slowed down the game play, but it is a very minor detail in an otherwise great, enjoyable game. November 25, 2012
One of my favs I don't know what all the fuss is about, I loved this game. The puzzles weren't too challenging, I could actually do them all, including floating pictures. I finished demo in 45 mins. and was a little hesitant, but I love Mystery Case Files so bought anyway. I was so glad I did. Definately one of my favs and will play over and over. November 24, 2012
I guess I'm not as hardcore a player because I enjoyed it. Unlike a lot of the comments I see here I really enjoyed the game. I took my time to really look around and find the morphing objects as well as take in the scenery.I thought the story line was interesting. I liked the actors. I also found it humorous and fun in some areas. I actually thought some of the games were quite challenging but not frustrating.The only downside was I didn't like putting the puzzle together when she was doing her psychic reading. I haven't found all the morphing objects yet but I like that I can go back in and keep looking. Plus I was able to get two CE games for half price. I read if you find all the morphing objects the mask gives you a ticket to preview the next game in the Madam Fate series. November 23, 2012
MCF: Shadow Lake Superb Game! The story and graphics were outstanding! I loved the "floating" picture puzzles. This was a new addition and it is great! I can't say enough about how wonderful this game is. RJohn November 22, 2012
love hidden object games I have always loved the mystery case files games and own just about all of them and now I'm adding this to my collection. As I go further into the game the challenges become intense that it sometimes takes me a bit longer to figure them out.. please keep on creating new and more challenging mystery case file games. November 22, 2012
Awesome This is the best game I have ever played! Its got the best graphics and story line only one problem I can't find a game as fun as this one! December 28, 2012
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