Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake

Full version game
(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 5 209 209
A real mixed bag After looking at the very mixed reviews I tried (and bought) this game to check it out myself as I liked the others in the series. I have to agree with the folk that like the game as well as with the ones that don't, but I don't feel that strongly either way. Initially I found the floating picture bits and the matching of parts of locations quite innovative; something completely new for a change. Except the same thing was used over and over again without anything much else in between, which made it boring and I ended up skipping the last couple of those. The HO scenes are also special and very different because it's not just one scene in fact but across a location with a lot of interaction along the way. Again, innovative ... and then overused. Feels like as if the planning team from the developer sat together for an hour and came up with these 3 new ideas and made a whole game out of that, which is sad, as now the innovation got lost in the repeatitiveness of it. I cannot say much about the live acting, never heard of the actress before, but I thought it fitted well, except ... guess what ... the same scene was repeated over and over again. Overall a more or less pleasant couple of hours spent at the end with the repetitive yawn factor, specifically as the storyline as such was also so similar to what's been done all over the show already too. Pity, there was potential but it was drowned out by the re-use of the couple of new ideas. I'd only recommend this if you're rich and retired with time to spare ;) or as a DD. December 30, 2013
Not Great The puzzles were relatively easy to solve, and the hidden object section was poor. The psychic sequences were cumbersome at best, and I found myself dreading them. The mix of live action of poor CGI was almost laughable. I was very disappointed overall. June 24, 2013
same thing over and over again Nice having the map. Got bored after a lot of the same stuff over and over. Didn't even use all my inventory. Game just ended as if they ran out of ideas, Taking all the pictures back to her at the hotel got real old, real quick. A big let down. Hated trying to put the pieces of pictures together that were 'floating' around. I really expected more from Mystery Case Files. Always like the 'tie in' from other MCF games like the Madam Fate character that is on the Pachinco game. February 10, 2013
Disappointing Like others I was disappointed with this game, since I have enjoyed MCF titles in the past. The game looks gorgeous, perhaps they spent more time on graphics than gameplay. Too much back-and-forwards to the dismal fortune-teller character, non-skippable dialog, and simple challenges. Will not be purchasing. February 6, 2013
Very Disappointed since Mystery Case Files was always my favorite game series!!! To start this game is not horrible horrible but it's very simple and more for someone who is just starting out playing games. The Lea Thompson character was annoying and basically helping you throughout the game and you can not skip..I like the hidden object part where you have to seek them in more than one room but the same end of section puzzle was the same over and over...I felt it was not up to the MCF series standards...if you want an easy game with no choices this is it and I really hope the next MCF is up to par!!! January 29, 2013
NOT MY IDEA OF WHAT MCF GAMES USUALLY ARE Long time between scenes, dark, hard to find some items and to understand what needs to be done, good story, but graphics were not very good, would not recommend buying collector's edition. I have all the MCF games and this one was the pits. January 10, 2013
We love MCF usually-- I definitely agree this game was not up to MCF usual standards. It was predicable! Which is why we love MCF games- they usually aren't! My husband who loved 13th skull because he had to work for the puzzles, had no problem with this game and finished it without a challenge. It was nice to see Leah Thompson though:) December 26, 2012
Not deserving of being called MCF Boring and tired storyline, overacting. Easy puzzles. Not enough HOS. Recommend as a daily deal only. December 30, 2012
What's with all the harsh reviews I don't understand the over the top harsh reviews. I concede that there was too much of the back and forth to Lea, if they would have had her meet me for next clues it would have been less frustrating, but I respect MCF for thinking outside the box and trying new things. I still loved the graphics and especially enjoy the live actor interaction in these new games. the storyline was good and as far as the acting, it's a game people not a theater movie, it's supposed to be over the top acting. Keep thinking outside the box, I like it. October 20, 2013
Forget it's MCF and it's OK This game would have got much better reviews if Big Fish had released it under a different programming house, indeed there were time when I thought I was playing Vanishing Hitchhiker. I also think people just didn't "Get It" because this is a deliberate send up poking (well deserved) fun at shows like Grave Encounters and T.A.P.S. Regrettably though this has been release far too early with many of the scenes and graphics still in the Beta Stage of development. There are a few jumps and surprises that are a welcome delight and personally I was drawn into the story very quickly. Unfortunately as we see in so many games these days the programmers seem to have thrown everything into what they gauge people will see in an hours free trial after which they just give up leaving a second half of the game as a tedious, empty trudge - and then it just ends with no obvious conclusion and to be honest I didn't really care either. The game play is more Search and Find than HO but for some weird reason the crime computer has been swapped in favor of manipulating parts of Lea Thompson's Brain!? No I don't get it either. The sound is minimal with a truly HORRIBLE rotating object bar that sounds like someone vomiting every time you need to use it. The live actors play it for laughs but it is tastefully done and really entertaining. But the weakest aspect I'm sad to say is Lea Thompson herself. Making no attempt to hide her seething resentment at stooping to this level in her career, she makes a complete mockery of the part and one gets the distinct impression that she is relishing the thought of throttling her agent for getting her the gig! I am recommending this game in as much as I got it with my free voucher but I won't be buying the CE. March 23, 2013
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