Art Detective

Art Detective

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John Cromwell investigates high-profile theft for the FBI. He's on the trail of a shadowy figure known as "The Ghost"; an expert thief who steals fine paintings and replaces them with replicas so convincing that most people don't realize the originals have been burgled. But John Cromwell isn`t most people. Through his eyes you will investigate the crime scenes, separate the real from the counterfeits, and piece together the puzzle to unmask The Ghost.

  • Clever puzzles and mini-games.
  • Investigate the crime scenes.
  • Unmask the nefarious Ghost.
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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU: 800 Mhz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • DirectX: 7.0
  • Hard Drive: 44 MB

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Art Detective

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Customer Reviews
Art Detective 3.7 5 11 11
this game is awesome Gee, I can't believe that no one has written a review on this game. I played it probably one year ago. If you like finding differences, GIVE IT A TRY..... It is a average challenge to find the differences. I throughly enjoyed this game. Wish there were more like it. January 21, 2012
Five Stars for "Art Detective!" I love this, wish it would go on forever. Beautiful classic art selections, mood-creating...What's not to love? A sequel would be wonderful! More art hidden object games, please! October 30, 2013
geat game need more games like this. its awesome July 9, 2015
Something Different This is a spot-the-difference game and not HO. The differences can be difficult to spot, such as a variation in shading. I had fun playing this game since it's different from the usual TM and HO. Just don't play for a long period of time as you can probably get crossed-eyed :) It's nice to have something different come across the way. March 8, 2015
Find the Differences game I really enjoy find-the-differences games and this is a good one with a detective 's office setting. I also enjoy the minigames. A lot of fun. :) February 21, 2015
HEAVY ON "FIND THE DIFFERENCES" This game includes all kinds of puzzles, but the main game play was "find the differences" on pictures of real art. Be prepared for dark, finely detailed pictures and some extremely tiny differences. I'm talking about something the size of a dust mote. This is a hard game and if your strength is not in "find the differences" this game has the potential to frustrate you. The points earned by completing the pictures can be used to purchase tools to help find the differences. There is a magnifying glass, a telescope, an infra red lamp, dust that can be used to show differences, and other items. The only really helpful tool that I found was the infrared lamp, which cost 5500 points every time you used it on one picture. By the end of the game, I was down to a little over 15,000 points because I had to use this tool so often. There is a hint button, but it recharges very, very slowly.. There are no difficulty levels to choose, so there is no way to change this. The more hints you use, the more wrong clicks you make, and the more time you take to find all the differences, all reduce your score. I had a zero score on several pictures. The harder the puzzle, the more tools you need, but the fewer points you earn make it hard to buy the tools you need. A real catch-22 game. Other puzzles include regular jigsaws, moving jigsaw pieces around to get them in the right place to finish the picture, making matches of cards by turning them over two at a time, finding two of the same mug shots, finding the only mug shot that hasn't got a pair and others. There is not a bonus section per se, but there are places where you can replay all the kinds of puzzles found in the game, as well as more. One area allows you to replay all the "find the differences" pictures. In this same area, you can make a regular jigsaw puzzle out of the pictures found in the game. Another area has 8 jigsaw puzzles, 7 of which you have no point of reference to use to combine the pieces. In other words, there is no picture to show you what the puzzle should look like when finished. The jigsaw puzzles where you have to move the pieces around to create the right picture has no hints and does not tell you when you have correctly placed a piece. You have to keep working at it until you get it right, at which time the game lets you know by removing all the lines around the pieces. To make this particular type of puzzle even harder, the pieces are all the same size and shape. A puzzle game with lots of puzzles, but being good at and liking "find the differences" is a must. October 3, 2015
LARGE SPOT-THE-DIFFERENCES GAME This is a spot-the-differences game, not a HOG, with a few puzzles thrown in. Nice variety of paintings; details are large enough to clearly see the differences without ruining your eyes. Differences might be minor, such as shading or an extra leaf. Story is not well developed - you investigate paintings for possible fraud and you are notified of these assignments by e-mail. I found it easiest to wait until I finished the paintings I was already working on, before I opened the next e-mail and did not notice any problems with that approach. Those who are spot-the-differences fans might well rate the game higher. THE CONS: Very slow hint refills. Puzzles are nothing new ? but they have no instructions. [Actually, nothing has instructions.] You have to find out what the puzzle actually is by hit or miss. August 7, 2012
Interesting I bought it thinking its another HO, but quite surprise to find it a find-a-difference game. Can be quite eye-strain to find the small things. Otherwise, its good. The only reason I give it 3 stars is because its not my type of game. Give it a try if you're into this kinda game. April 7, 2012
Spot The Difference This is a game that is difficult to navigate through. Basically the main character is working with the FBI to solve a case where art thieves are stealing the original paintings and replacing them with counterfeit paintings. You have to click on your computer to open up your e-mail which will show you a painting of which you click on to spot the fake, or spot several differences between two almost identical paintings. The differences are very noticeable at first but they seem to get a little more difficult as you progress. There are mini games such as figuring out what 4 colors of chemicals to mix together by putting different color combinations on a sheet of paper. Once you have all 4 colors on the paper a checkmark will indicate the correct color in the correct spot, a question mark will indicate the correct color but wrong spot and of course an x indicates that color is not used. I really got annoyed by the lady saying you have an e-mail (which sounded like you have emanuelle) over and over. I think the game would have been more fun if the computer wasn't involved in the game. March 18, 2014
Well - Paint me disappointed. The game description led me to believe this was something like a hidden object game - ok, maybe I misread. But, still, this SPOT THE DIFFERENCES was loaded - overloaded - with problems. Let's start with no instructions. Then, your "emails" start coming in so fast you haven't finished one "job" (finding the differences - fixing a painting - swapping tiles to make a whole picture, etc.) when 3 more come in. And, once you've been bounced out of one how do you get back to your unfinished job? Go figure it out ... no, really....go figure it out ... I had to. Next, what is that "check mark" looking emblem that glows in our "inventory" (which we have to purchase piece by piece)? Would have been nice to know those things. Ah, and when we FINALLY purchase - lo and behold - a magnifying glass - the pictures become so detailed and tiny we are FORCED to use said magnifying glass, which only makes an already difficult picture to see the differences in - IMPOSSIBLE because it's so grainy and fuzzy and IMPOSSIBLE to see! Oh, did you get all the "IMPOSSIBLES"? Because that was what this game was - IMPOSSIBLE! And, finally, the funereal music. If I heard another operatic AVE I would have strangled someone - it only got on my every nerve. Now, do you want to know how I REALLY feel? IMPOSSIBLE! Not only is this NOT a buy for me but I would not recommend anyone to waste their precious hour on this free demo. Want to see a nice picture? Go to a museum instead. July 16, 2014
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A spot-the-difference investigation of professional counterfeiters who steal fine art and leave near-perfect fakes behind.

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