Mortimer Beckett and the Crimson Thief

Mortimer Beckett and the Crimson Thief

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Finally home after his astounding journey, Mortimer resumes his simple life and peruses the daily newspaper. One by one, famous artifacts from museums and private collections around the world are missing. The person claiming responsibility for the thefts goes by the moniker - the Crimson Thief, a ghost that the police can do nothing about. Mortimer however, jumps on the case and is determined to find the stolen goods while bringing the thief to justice.

  • Follow Mortimer around the world in this exciting adventure.
  • Visit Paris, Rio, London, and more in search of stolen artifacts.
  • Search for useful items to solve whimsical puzzles.
  • Play amusing mini-games to foil the Crimson Thief.
  • Play Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor

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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 379 MB

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Mortimer Beckett and the Crimson Thief 3.9 5 15 15
Why have i missed this?? Picked this up by chance, due to lack of decent new games. This was the first game I played of the series and I think was the last one.. took me a while to figure out what I needed to do as not your usual HO, but loved every minute of it and bought the other 3 immediately! Think ive played them in the wrong order though, however, grabbed my attention from beginning to end. Graphics are great and Mortimer a fab hero! Basically in each game he goes from place to place (though he has to earn that) finding stuff/re-placing it to where it should be/solving problems etc. By no means easy and hints limited so you've got to figure it out! Worth every penny...Mortimer Beckett games should be promoted more! Bring back Mortimer!! May 27, 2015
So much more fun than most new games! I found,thanks to another reviewer, this game --made in 2011 but newly from Big Fish--which for me is so much more fun than most of the new games! It is a travel around the world through a series of cities finding stolen objects, in each city collecting items which one can use to access the place where the object is concealed. Once one gets into the way the game works ,circulating around a series of venues in each city picking up a thing or two in each and then returning , it is not very difficult and the hint system works very nicely. Where one is on ones own is in the puzzles,although a walkthrough is available online, which are really fun and hard enough to be quite challenging. Repeating the lightning fast series of moves through the basic positions of kung fu required some thought and a little doggedness for example. I give the storyline a one star mark down because there is really no relation between what Mortimer does and what a detective in our real world would do. I mean to go to to a square and find garden shears and then to a garden and use them to get a hidden ladder and then back to the square to climb to some innocent person's balcony and smash their flower pot with a hammer also picked up in order to find a key in the soil and then go across the square and use the key etc... this is pure fantasy but accepted on its own terms it is as enjoyable as a more rational procedure. All in all it is playfulness pure and simple and Mortimer a delightful character and the thief a villain of just the sort that a sunlit fantasy world needs. If you have this sort of playfulness or respond to it, then this is a game for you! July 1, 2015
Non stop challenge from beginning to end! Moritmer Beckett series sets a standard to adventure puzzle games. I have all three of the others and love them. The stories always keep my interest and the puzzles are challenging, something that is hard to find with puzzles today. I know people like "easy" games but sometimes having everything given to you takes the fun away from the game. June 7, 2015
Mortimer Beckett and the Crimson thief Best game ever. Love every part of it , just not compatible with this tablet or Windows 8.1 or 10, not happy with Microsoft Windows 10 compatibility center. April 13, 2016
Love this series I was glad to see that BFG offers this series. I have had these games for a few years now and still enjoy playing them again from time to time. This series along with the MCF series was what got me hooked on HOS. I especially enjoyed the fragment HOS they came up with. I hope that if any new Mortimer Becketts come out you will also carry them and let us know they are on your website. I have not seen them posted here until I saw this one for a day or two and then when I went to search games to find that you carried all of them. Thanks for all the good games you offer. January 18, 2016
LOVE THIS SERIES I don't usually submit reviews, but when I saw this series come up on BF I almost jumped out of my seat with joy. I absolutely love this series and wish the creators were able to do more of them. It may not be for everyone, but I found them to be most enjoyable, and once I started playing, I couldn't stop till the game was complete. Try them, you too may find them a lot of fun. May 23, 2016
Challenging and fun! I loved this game, wished more were this challenging. Maybe Mortimer's next location could be Australia? Look forward to the next one! May 15, 2016
Aha! I, Mortimer Beckett will outwit you, foul villain! A great Adventure/HOS game, with some new twists. You go around the world, stopping in various ports to find the missing art items. In each place you must also find the pieces of your ticket to leave for the next stop. The different cities were well done and interesting, not the usual same old/same old. This is not for those who do these games for the puzzles. It does have a few, but this is a ADV/HOG and that is it. A solid exercise in clue hunting, and if you get stuck the hint button was fairly quick. I didn't need it much, but I DID need it a couple of times:) Having said this, the puzzles were varied and went from shooter type, matching doubles, puzzles, etc, and they didn't repeat! It felt better put together than the 2 previous games, although I remember them as good too. One of the best things is that the music was good. I've noticed a couple of games lately where they are finally listening to us and making the music less distracting and more appropriate for the subject, and the level is more cinematic. May 30, 2016
The wait is over! I played these games years ago on Yahoo and loved them. Have been waiting since joining BFG for them to appear. I even put in a request. I have now bought all four games at once and couldn't be more pleased. They are not the easiest HOS but they make you think and use reason. There is actually a sense of satisfaction when you finish one. I am now playing The Crison Thief, which is the most difficult, and thoroughly enjoying it despitepulling my hair out. May 29, 2016
Could do with some dusting-off, but hey, it was made in 2011 and still manages relevance. The simultaneous best and worst thing about this game is its unique interface. I liked it once I gave it a chance because it was just so nice to have something fresh, but at the start of the game it was very frustrating. Rather than having a blank inventory which you fill items into, Mortimer Beckett is apparently psychic and knows exactly which items he'll need at every new destination. And, rather than having "pockets" of hidden-object locations that take you out of the main scenery of the adventure, as most games today do, Beckett's inventory items are hidden /within the main scenes themselves/. The great thing about this is that you are never wasting time finding objects that you won't end up using, unlike games that give me a whole laundry list of random items when it takes me two seconds to find the one item I'll leave the HOG pocket with and eight years to scratch off every other item in the randomized list. All of the items are also used in fairly sensible ways, as well--there were only a few instances of 'oh, you have to use the SCISSORS to cut that square, you can't just use the knife you already have in your pocket.' So the build of the game was thoughtfully conceptualized. The other tiny item I love that they included is the ability to get a hint about what an item in your inventory is supposed to actually DO. In a lot of other games I'm like, okay, I know you are trying to subtly guide me to this location in this scene, so I guess I'm gonna try random inventory items until I find one that works. Instead, they've built both item-hints AND location-hints in--you can use the small red '?' in the corner of your inventory items to get a clue about what you're supposed to do with them, whereas your magnifying glass large hint button will guide you to a particular location. TAKE NOTE, CASUAL GAME-DESIGNERS! This is something I wish had been more thoroughly executed in modern games. My problem comes in with the execution of said style--if the art were clearer or the game came with more 'modern' options like active-item sparkles, I feel like the items and action places would've been easier to find. That said, if you come in knowing that this is from 2011, you can lower your expectation re: the other game's minor flaws. There are no fancy voice-overs, the art is pretty hokey (maybe stylistic, but sometimes makes it tough to find items in-scene), and as some other reviewers have mentioned, occasionally Mortimer breaks a few laws to make an omelet, and ****very minor spoiler**** at the end of the game we STILL don't know who in the world Carmen Sandiego is. My last reason for leaving a high recommendation is that--this game is so /clean/. It's not at all scary and I could absolutely see playing it with a younger relatives. A lot of games have gotten 'gritty' and have lost their humor and charm--Beckett is charming and self-deprecating, and when all else fails, there's a hint button which is very, very useful. I had a good time and was happy I spent a credit on it. It was a lengthy game that got better as it went along--something that's rare with non-CEs these days. May 13, 2016
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