Nightmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn

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Two weeks after the events of Nightmare Adventures: The Witch's Prison, Kiera Vale finds herself drawn back into a web of occult sciences, mysterious dark entities, and government secrets -- woven by the agency known as A.R.C.A.N.E.. Kiera is happy to receive the call, but soon after her arrival finds that things are not at all how she remembers them to be. What are these agents hiding, and why didn't they tell her the whole story? What is the true nature of the Blackwater "Witch"? Why is Dr. Thorn's young daughter locked up in a containment cell? From the top secret labs in the depths of A.R.C.A.N.E.'s headquarters to the distant spires of alien worlds, Ms. Vale will seek answers, solve cryptic puzzles, banish evil otherdimensional creatures, and perhaps even make a new friend over a game of Piggy Princess along the way, in Nightmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn.

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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 392 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Mild Blood
  • Mild Violence
Nightmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn


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Nightmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn 3.7 5 87 87
A casual game with a big budget feel. I must say, this game and the previous in the series really ruined many, many other casual games for me. It's just that good! I can't wait until they come out with another one. Let's get to why I say that: First, the story is complete. It's funny, the characters have substance, it's creepy, and it's inventive. All good things in my book. Story+gameplay>graphics. The game play is intuitive and fun. There are no HOS just like in the first one. Instead you search the surrounding areas for clues. It's best not to try to rush this game. Just enjoy it! Some of the puzzles are very, very challenging, but I was able to complete every one without help. A couple it did take me a while to figure out exactly what the goal was though so I wasn't just pushing things randomly, but that's the point. Many of the locks in the game were invented by characters in the game, and the lady you are playing doesn't always know exactly how each lock works. So it makes sense. There were a few times that I wasn't sure where to go, and some things are easy to miss, but if you are thorough you won't be lost too long. Also, the main character makes helpful comments when you click on many things, which can act as hints. There are walk-throughs too if the player gets stuck, and I believe the hint button will tell you which direction to go. So, to sum it up; if you consider yourself an expert puzzle solver and game player, you like challenges and not rushing, you like funny/creepy stories, you like it when the use of an object makes sense, and you value gameplay and story over graphics then I guarantee you will love this game. And best of all, there's no collector's edition to rip you off! November 9, 2013
Not your average HoS. This is a REAL challenge! I have played HoS games for a while now but this is the first time I've felt the need to write a review. I have previously played Nightmare Adventures - The Witch's Prison and I loved every second of it. I must admit to getting myself quite excited when I saw The Turning Thorn as I've become bored of your average HoS game. I was slightly put off by a less than 4 star rating but I crossed my fingers and bought it anyway. I was NOT disappointed at all. It's quite simply brilliant! If you're bored of constant HoS and being led by the hand every step of the way then this game is for you. If you're tired of pointing at a tree branch and getting a comment of "If I had a saw, I could cut that" then you need this game in your life. This game is a lot of puzzles and only one, yes ONE HoS. I suspect that was only put in there to mock other games. I must admit to having a chuckle to myself as I was doing that portion of the game. The puzzles are far from easy and you actually have to think for yourself through the whole game which I loved! If anyone out there is listening, more games like this please! July 17, 2013
Excellent game! I bought this game because ever since I played the first one (The Witch's Prison) I was searching all over the internet to see if there were any plans for a sequel. I was incredibly excited to see they had released one and once purchasing it, was not disappointed. This game has an excellent eerie atmosphere but at the same time makes you laugh and feel relaxed with the PC's constant hilarious commentary (make sure you click every object twice and combine every item together, there's almost a different reaction for each). The gameplay was wonderful, the puzzles were challenging and the story was clever. It would have been a complete five star sweep for me if it hadn't been for a couple glitches here and there that cut out sound, plus some objects were silent when they had made noise previously. Note that this did not take away from the game at all and it was still completely enjoyable. *SLIGHT SPOILER* The game ends in a cliff hanger so I am eagerly awaiting the third game in the series and will be buying it once it's released. June 23, 2013
great adventure game!!! I am an older fan of adventure games, and I must say, I havent been able to find a good game in a long time, but this is the best game I have played in years! the Myst collection of games, this game takes you on an adventure full of challenging puzzles and great story line. I, for one, do not enjoy hidden object games, and this is surely not one of them. I want to give great kudos to the developers and hope they have more games like this coming in the future. I will buy every one!! If you like solving puzzles, you will love this game as much as I do. I highly recommend buying this game! May 19, 2013
Thank you for this AWESOME game! I absolutely loved this game. It was a real adventure game and the puzzles were wonderful. I love puzzles that require you to think, instead of just move the pieces around. The story was good and the length was perfect although I'm still disappointed to see it end. Thank you very much for this game and can't wait for the sequel. (crush) P.S. Fishies please ignore the lower reviews based on it not being a HOG. It's not supposed to be. Don't miss this one if you like adventure games. :) March 14, 2013
WOW!!! A pure Adventure game - fantastic This game is just great, I wish it never ended. Great Story and even greater no HO junk piles. Please let us have many more of those. What also was a big PLUS you find it actually under Adventure games and it is really marked as Adventure and not as usually Hidden Object. Thank you developers and BigFishgames March 11, 2013
Awesome! I LOVE the format of this game. Sometimes I feel like when you have to retrieve clues from one place to use in other locations, there's a lot of yo-yoing but not in this game! And the puzzles; you really have to think about them. I just bought the first one and hope it's more of the same. Can't wait for the next one! March 2, 2013
Fantastic for puzzle lovers The Turning Thorn joins the ranks of its predecessor, The Witch's Prison, as being one of the best adventure games in recent years. With a captivating storyline, creepy environments and a wide variety of challenging puzzles, the game is thoroughly enjoyable to play. This is not a hidden object game, it's a dark adventure with a mystery that unfolds at a nice pace. Players collect logical inventory items to use along their way, but many paths are blocked by clever puzzles that must be solved to progress deeper into the shadowy realm of sinister ancient entities and top secret scientific experiments. The game has tons of great original puzzles that are guaranteed to challenge even the most experienced gamers. Awesome work. Can't wait for the next one. February 24, 2013
hidden object game I thought this game was very good. The puzzles and hidden object scenes were not so difficult that you were frustrated. I would definetly recommend this game. January 26, 2013
One of the Best Yet! This is one of the few Big Fish games that poses a real challenge for somewhat older players. The puzzles are among the most original I've ever seen, not only tricky but beautifully designed. I'm hoping that the mysterious ending means there's a sequel coming. Kudos to the developers and to Big Fish for a real treat! December 20, 2013
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