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Elephant Games, the studio that created Mystery Trackers and Haunted Hotel proudly present their latest hidden-object puzzle adventure in the innovative Surface series!

The Virtual Detective Agency is now hiring! Secure your ranking as a top detective in the world’s premiere virtual reality space, sponsored by the Capsule Nexus 2000 – the most realistic full-dive virtual reality device. We’re looking for a few good sleuths to investigate the cause behind the growing numbers of missing players who have become comatose in the real world. Apply today!

  • Dive deeper into the virtual worlds, where evil forces threaten your memories, in the bonus chapter!
  • Replay HOPs, mini-games, and puzzles, and collect enough flowers to unlock the Secret Room!
  • Download unique artwork, screensavers, music tracks, and more!
  • Never get lost with the helpful strategy guide!

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 1413 MB

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Surface: Virtual Detective Collector's Edition is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way cool This one is so different from all of the others, but I like it. Very much actually.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling Voyage through Cyberspace All those who complain that the title is misleading and the game does not relate to virtual reality have no inkling. Virtual reality is the main topic of this excellent game which held my interest until the end. The storyline might be a bit complex for biased players, but it's all the same comprehensible and makes sense. Of course there are scenes with graveyards, medieval churches or fiery deserts; they are all part of the VR, are different sceneries in which VR-players may chase monsters or whatever they do in cyberspace. The game leads us through these simulated fantasy worlds and back again to reality, where we climb out of our Nexus capsule. There is just the right amount of sci-fi stuff, to not annoy people who are less keen on tinkering with high tech. For my part, I was happy not having to assemble motherboards all the time. Generally I found it an enjoyable, highly entertaining adventure, since it provides such a variety of scenery and puzzles. Of truly challenging puzzles, oh yes. I needed several attempts to guide that nanobot through the blood vessel and jump all obstacles. But I prefer these kind of funny mini games any time to dull slider puzzles - of which, by the way, not a single one was found in the whole game. If I'm not mistaken. The puzzles' descriptions were at times not very clear - but we always can peep into the Strategy Guide, can't we? The characters are drawn on the verge of being cartoonish, especially the cute, too sugary Naya and the Xenos monsters. Those weird creatures have six eyes, pointy teeth and claws, poisonous tentacles and are somewhat undecided whether to be funny critters or dangerous vermin. But they mean anyway not more than targets for a shooter game. I also marveled about Jean's bra, a stiff hard shell construct which could contain either deadly weapons or fluid reservoirs. Above all, it just looks very uncomfortable to wear, lol. All in all, the figures are congenial and winsome enough, even the evil ones. Even Aion has a rudimentary story and is not only a black shadow out of the blue. It is a long game which lasted for me over seven hours, or nine including the bonus chapter. Although I believe that I had the one or other coffee break, now and then. It certainly is suitable for kids, and also a perfect Christmas game: it ends in an sumptuously decorated living room with a fireside, under a big, sparkly Christmas tree. These are the EXTRAS of the Collectors Edition: - 14 HOPs, 13 PUZZLES which can be played again. - 12 wallpapers, 10 sketches, called Concept Art - The 5 MUSIC tracks I found a notch above the usual Muzak quality. But these are short loops of one or two minutes and can become monotonously repetitive when we spend a bit more time with difficult puzzles. - 50 pages of Strategy GUIDE. It alas lacks for some reason the clues for the collectibles in the bonus chapter :( - We collect 11 FIGURINES which are scattered in the main game (8) and bonus chapter (3). They morph and are fairly easy to spot. - The 153 collectible FLOWERS are a kind of reversed hearts (buds?) in garish lollipop colours with golden, squiggly leaves. Coming directly out of granny's tinsel box? Imho, they display bad taste, obsolete times and are rather unfitting to the VR topic. However, they are well hidden and not at all easy to find. If we collect enough of them, we gain access to ... - ... the SECRET ROOM, where we can play the dice game, the final mini game fight against Aion. But instead of solving riddles or shooting at monsters, we simply use the dice until we throw certain numbers. Pretty boring. - We can try to get 9 ACHIEVEMENTS. One of them is for playing a HOP in over 10 minutes, but all others are genuine challenges. Some have several levels, e.g. pick up 3 items in 3 seconds / 5 in 5 seconds / 10 in 10 - so we can gain one or two or three stars. I wonder whether somebody managed to gather all rewards. To me it seems pretty impossible, since we cannot better the results by playing the HOPs again in the extras. The achievements only count how we play during the game. The BONUS chapter is a sequel. It has 9 sceneries, six of them new, three we saw already in the main game, however they are partly altered. If I didn't mis-count, it contains 5 HOPs and 10 puzzles/mini games. We play as Naya who is trapped in her father's virtual world - which was actually invented to save her. Currently, Naya is merely an amnesic avatar. Advised by Stephen, Jean, the Black Queen and her father, she tries to find her memory, SPOILER ….......... because if she succeeds, it's possible to bring her back into the real world. …........... END SPOILER. How this is achieved is beyond me. It has to do with the fantastic idea of uploading someone's brain/personality onto a hard drive. But it's no joke, I also heard it as a proper topic in real life. There exists a whole bunch of neurologists and programmers who try to reach exactly that. They call it Whole Brain Emulation (WBE) or mind transfer. My overall rating would be 4.3, but I rounded up since in the whole game I never had to use those darned, noxious biocides. Thank you, Elephant; it has been noted and is very appreciated :)
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good storyline and a variety of scenes No talking animals, no princesses or fairytales, yey! This story is mostly set in modern times. The puzzles were good, the hint and map worked well, and there weren't too many cutscenes. The usual wackiness of characters in the story standing around while you do all of the work is in full force, but it is amusing this time. Overall a good game and worth the CE price.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's not to like, I'll tell you This is my kind of game. Some games have so many areas open it is nearly impossible to remember where your inventory items go. This game only opens a few areas at a time, allowing you to concentrate on those areas before moving on. Hint is excellent and is located on the lower right side, just where I like it. Great, great story line. There's not much to dislike about this game. A MUST buy.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it's like having a dreeam it seems real I have all the surface games I think this is there best one good graphics good storyline liked the hops and mini games
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Investigate a virtual reality program that’s turning some players comatose What a game! I have played many surface games. This is the most different game. Story was awesome and visuals were great.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Gaming! *static* Anyone there? *static* *static* Very pleased with Elephant Games over the years and this newest release is a total, pleasant and welcome surprise! My reviews don't cover the story as gamers can find out on their own--which is part of the fun--without me being a spoiler. I like the entire sophisticated layout as it's very well organized and user friendly. Is straight forward and not too complicated, yet unique with it's own challenges. Gamers asked for something creative and different. Well, here it is served up Elephant Games style! You guys are awesome! Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Virtual Reality! I beta tested this one the first of August and it was called virtual Reality, then again when they changed the name to Virtual Detective. I thoroughly enjoyed this game so test it out yourself. How anyone could give this two stars is beyond me. That is why I take reviews with a grain of salt. Not everyone likes the same thing, but this game is excellent for me!
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dive in ....... Welcome to the virtual world. Dive in to the challenges and enjoy this great game and beautiful graphics. I went actually quite fast through the demo, but I didn't mind at all. I got taken in from the first minute, I really enjoyed it and had fun. It is not all to difficult and straight forward , even beginner will have fun with it. My favoured game , from the Surface sequels,used to be : Mystery of Another World , but this is definitely a contender to take over the first place. I definitely buy it and enjoy the rest .
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VIRTUALLY FANTASTIC! LOVE the direction of this new game ... so SCIFI and different ... love the mini games/hos and ALL the characters and storyline ... the music is unique and interesting except for that background on the ship which was annoying ... visuals/animation/places are wonderful and love the creatures the humans AND the AI ... i am so happy with this new direction in editorial ... more NEW EDITORIAL in this genre please! ... based on entire game ...
Date published: 2016-11-27
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