Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake

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(1.25 GB)

$ 9.99 USD

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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.

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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.2
  • Hard Drive: 1536 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Mild Blood
  • Mild Violence
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Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake 2.8 5 205 205
What's with the cassette tapes? I never used the cassette tapes I found. What were they for? Also, the jumble pictures was unbelievably annoying and pointless, here's some sage advice: MCF developers DO NOT USE THIS MINI-GAME AGAIN!!! Of all the great features other MCF games had (morphing objects as an example), this one was lacking. I checked that I recommend this game because there's no scale of recommendation. December 31, 2012
Not at all what was expected I love the Mystery Case Files but was disappointed in this one. Not anything like the others. Couldn't skip the dialogue if wanted to. Sorry I bought it before trying it but since it was a Mystery Case File game and I have all the others I didn't question it. December 26, 2012
Disappointing title from a usually great mob Ive been a long time Mystery Case File Fan from the early days of Hunstville, Madam Fate etc and was so excited when i saw this new title come out. I didnt hesitate to buy the full collectors edition without trying it but thats a mistake i wont make again. I found this game to be boring, repetitive, uninteresting and not challenging at all. I dislike the idea of repeatedly going back to a video cut i wanted a real hidden object game and this was a total let down. December 25, 2012
Poor Sister Worst game in the series. Why bother. December 26, 2012
How di the worst Mystery Case File be voted best game of the Year? HOW COULD A GAME WITH ONLY 3 OUT OF 43 5 STAR REVIEWS AND MOSTLY VERY BAD REVIEWS BE VOTED BEST GAME OF THE YEAR? WHO VOTED? CERTAINLY NOT THE PEOPLE PLAYING THE GAMES! I only bought this game because of the buy one get one free special last week & I have all the other MCF games. I wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't FREE. It's very boring and the story doesn't seem to go anywhere. The live characters are overpowering & not necessary. I don't know what has happened to the MCF.The last one wasn't much better than this. The exciting heart seems to be lost from MCF. They need a HO to find it again. I usually only write good reviews of the games I like, not bad reviews but I was so stunned to see this voted game of the year. WHY???!!!! December 29, 2012
Oh dear BFG, how could you get it so wrong? I did so try to enjoy this game, but it is soooo boring!!! The ONLY saving grace is the innovative moving block puzzle. The lack of even half decent music replaced by a repetitive noise, the "over the top" ham acting by Cassandra, the grainy graphics, poor hint system are just a few of the disappointments in this game. I know you performed a wonderful feat with the production of Return to Ravenhearst which was a giant leap forward and a hard act to follow, but your games have gone steadily downhill since, whereas other developers have strived to achieve the same benchmark you set, and have been providing us with games that are very nearly on a par with RTR. You have an advantage over other developers, in that you can draw up your own list of what players enjoy by following the opinions on all the games from your site, you don't even have to send out a questionnaire !! A big thumbs down I'm afraid. December 27, 2012
What a let down I always love the mystery case file games so I bought this one without trying first. I'll never make that mistake again. Wasn't challenging at all. I finished it in 4 hours. It actually got less chalenging as the game progressed. Don't waste your time. January 3, 2013
MCF has gone the way of's not the same. After dealing with the Ravenhearst mystery, I thought I'd made it big. Then I was sent off to Shadow Lake to deal with an egocentric "ghost hunter" and a histrionic psychic, neither of whom could manage dealing with the danger of dispelling a curse and disposing of a demonic relic. Oh, well. It's a living, I guess. ----- The Best Parts 1. The sound designers deserve an award for creating beautifully ambient tracks for different locations, rather than making us listen to repetitive melodic themes. 2. The animation team that created the segues when you initially visit a map location have a great deal of talent. I loved the effect they created. 3. The photo puzzles with the pieces having real-time physics were fun, I thought, especially in that they became more difficult over time. 4. Those little scary surprises startled me every time, even when I was expecting them. Well done. The Mediocre Parts 1. The storyline should have been fleshed out more. The victims seemed random, but the transfer was not well done (as it was in Denzel Washington's movie, Fallen). The abandonment of the town seemed like an overreaction. I mean, everybody left? It wasn't Silent Hill. Flashback cutscenes to the tribe that discovered the relic would have helped liven the story. There was no way for the player to connect to any of the characters emotionally?to care about what happened to them. 2. The HO scenes were parochial and merely fillers, in spite of having one list with several locations and no clue as to which items were where. The Worst Parts 1. No puzzles. While MCF started out as merely a HOG, it made its name on torturous and tortuous puzzles like all of Charles' locks. 2. The drawings?ugh. Over and over again. 3. Having to travel by map alone, but no jump map to particular rooms/scenes. Every time you had to visit the psychic (and it was a LOT), you had to click on the map, click on the motel, and click forward three times. Ridiculous. There should have been a direct link. 4. The post-credit outro blatantly pointed to a sequel. Please don't. Conclusion Storyline and gameplay were both disappointing because neither panned out. You never forgot you were playing a game?there was no immersion. It felt like a different developer took over our beloved MCF series and shredded it (cf. Azada). Unlike a lot of other fishies, I liked The 13th Skull. And I loved Dire Grove. Head back in that direction, BFG. October 7, 2013
WHAT?!?!?! How did this game get chosen for Game of the Year when it only has 2 stars and 80% of players DON'T recommend it? December 29, 2012
Very disappointing MCF game Like most fans of HO games, I feel MCF set the standard. I have enjoyed playing every MCF game since the original for years now until this one. The story line is ridiculous. The HO games are practically non-existent. The puzzle challenges are weak at best. And what makes all of this worse, is the wait time for this release. This game reeks of hastily composed cheap gimmickry as if the developers woke up last month and said, "Oh we have a release date coming up better slap something together". Next time, use the development dollars on substance, graphics, and HO games which the MCF series is known for and not on the TV actress fee. January 3, 2013
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