Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake Collector's Edition

Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake Collector's Edition

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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.

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won't find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Exclusive bonus gameplay
  • Unlockable Morphing Objects
  • Beautiful screensavers & wallpapers
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes video
  • Dynamic casebook and integrated Strategy Guide

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.2
  • Hard Drive: 1597 MB

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  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Mild Blood
  • Mild Violence
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Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector's Edition is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 832.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular! The Hint system was very different and sometimes a bit difficult but I just loved the Story line. The Story was superb. Could have had a more spectacular ending with the Demon coming to life and then dying again which was what I was expecting. 5 Stars all the way for this Game!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't believe the number of bad reviews! I am writing this November 25th 2016. I'm mentioning the date because this game was released in 2012 and it is STILL one of my favorites, which is why I am playing it all over again. Now this is a perfect example of why I LOVED the MCF games in the first place --- they are nothing like your run-of-the-mill hidden object / adventure games. The uniqueness was what drew me to the MCF games and kept me anxiously awaiting the next one. I must say, however, that I have not been impressed with the last few MCF games as the very format or style has changed and they seem to have become just like any other hidden object/adventure game. I keep hoping that the next one will return to the "Shadow Lake" and "13th Skull" type of adventure. Time will tell!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Expectations - Makes it More Fun! I realize this review may never be seen and that the game may only get a few purchases here and there but I wanted to speak on it. I pulled it up to play it again and as I was, I was telling my wife she should too. Why? Because the game is UNIQUE! Yes, if you go into a game placing expectations and have super high standards (which admittedly is not always a bad thing!) then you may be disappointed. If, like myself, you thoroughly enjoy the MCF series, but wanted more of the exact same thing then you are going to be in for a shock. I enjoy being surprised. I enjoy starting up a game and being presented with something that is different, unique and has a style completely of its own! Now since plenty of other reviews are very revealing, I feel I can say a few things without ruining it with spoilers. Lea Thompson could have done a better job here. I was disappointing with a professional actress not being believable. As you may notice, I am a forgiving person since I still rated it a 5. That is because the overall 2.5 is very misleading! Talking with real people is very cool. The story line is much better than others are saying. Yes... the puzzles are repeated. But the HO scenes are very cool because they almost reminded me of the early days of Hidden Object games like "Amazon" that made it difficult to find. While I am a huge fan of easy games because i am nto a big fan of playing a game using the hint button over 30% o the time... I am also glad to see "hidden" objects stand up to the title! Hidden! Well blended in and takes a little time to discover. Not screamingly hard like the games of old, but enough to make the puzzle last more than 1 minute. The map is very good.... jumping from scene to scene was super easy. Not being able to jump to rooms in the scene was a bit disappointing but I also realize the map would not be the same if that were included. We put the headphones on and played for 3 days. I can understand why some would not want to rate it a 5. But a 1 or 2 rating on a game like this is way off base, not fair to the nature of the game and can only come from having placed a high expectation on something they wanted instead of allowing room for inventive, creative and uniqueness. I like that latter and can appreciate a game for what it is... even if it is part of a series, it can also make a great stand alone. It has excellent atmosphere and on 'easy' still had to utilize about 5% hints. We LOVED it! Because we did not go in with any expectations except to play a game.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engaging - and tough I too am so surprised at the low score of this game. Where are the MCF fans? The cutaway scenes are excellent - amazing quality cast - Lea Thompson as Casandra? Are there no BTTF fans either? Totally entertaining! The game was tough to figure out at times and sometimes counter intuitive (putting out a candle with a spoon). The puzzles ranged from easy to really challenging. I didn't like everything about the game - I don't like out of control inventory bars that auto-hide at the bottom of the screen and you end up in a constant battle between calling it up or leaving a room. Just not smooth play. And having to go and get the ladder from wherever you left it - that was alright, but didn't really add to the game. For instance, at one point you need it but it's not in your inventory, so you don't know that you need it and it's not there to try, and at the master detective level there is no hint at all why you can't get into the area. Also sometimes the game play was either choppy with no clear idea where to go next, or repetitive when you knew the next step in a cycle. Apparently there were morphing objects to get? I didn't see one. The HOGs were pretty tough too and sometimes impossible to see the objects. However, aside from those minor issues, the production value and acting made this game so campy and fun that I loved playing it. Really memorable characters! (Also like the little nod to Madam Fate on the game console in the town).
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new favorite for me? Definitely! I honestly don't see how this game is so hated. It was really fun and creepy, especially the ghost in the schoolhouse. I honestly hope this one gets a "sequel," like some of the other games in the Mystery Case Files series.
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I played this game more than 7 times and did not get bored you can play it for hours and you will still be playing this game it is very x67 great ithas good audio and gameplay
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't get the haters! It is really funny how so many people disliked this game. I don't know why though. In my opinion, this is the 2nd best MCF game I have ever played. It comes after Fate's Carnival and before 13th Skull :D. Creepy and thrilling enough, and a new HOG explerience :) It is a must-play for those who loves horror
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This game rocks, No matter what is said. I loved that this had so much cinema and video to watch in this game. Ive seen so many negative reviews, but Ive played this game completely through and found it was EPIC, close to Dire Grove and 13th Skull, MCF games are always on my favorites list. This game was creepy, challenging, long, beautiful, fulfilling on all levels of game play. I will play this again next year. The only negative I had is that there is NO bonus gameplay in the sense that most CE games have this after you complete the main game. It is loaded with lots of bonus stuff but not in gameplay. I wanted an extra chapter which is why I buy CE games especially MCF games. I am surprised they did not include it. Either way, I am still satisfied with this wonderful and creative game. No one would be disappointed in this thing. I hate seeing it have 3 stars, It deserves 5. Loved the acting, love that they use real actors. I was immersed in this, as was my daughter. Buy this, it is worth it, as all MCF games are.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept Me Busy for Hours!! I liked how realistic this game was. I also found it more challenging then other games I've played. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who has enjoyed the other Mystery Case Files games.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun minigames Good Acting I play a lot of BigFish adventure games and so far I like the Mystery Case Files Dire Grove and this one the best. I really like the video footage used in game (it reminds me of Gabriel Knight 2, for those other old-timer gamers here) and they got Lea Thompson to do the main role as a wacky clairvoyant, which was a lot of fun. I also liked the minigame where you put together puzzles of a looping video, as well as a game to match features in different rooms to little scraps of photos. Fun! There were enough little booga-booga scares to make it spooky and fun. I highly recommend this game if you like the above features in a game. Great job, Mystery Case Files!
Date published: 2013-06-11
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Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake Collector's Edition

The residents of Bitterford, Maine have fallen prey to a terrible curse. It’s up to you to unravel the series of mysterious events that led to the town’s downfall and uncover the evil that was responsible.

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