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Justice is in your hands in Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death! A mysterious figure in a red mask has been stalking the streets of a small French town, murdering city officials. The mayor calls you in to help track him down and stop him. But when you arrive, you discover that the townspeople all seem to be cheering for the Red Masque. So who is the real criminal? It’s up to you to decide in this thrilling Hidden Object Adventure game!

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
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Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

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Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from superb; marvellous; just wonderful really I Could Go On This game is absolutely Brill, it took me into another world; well if U like Detective and Hidden Object Games this is the one for you. U have it all wrapped into one it have such Great Graphics they are just superb :) :) :) Sorry for going on
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You decide the outcome So this is not related to any Edgar Allan Poe story as the name implies, but you still get to work with the amazing Dupin. A neat feature with this game is that you're able to take pictures of the different locations and save them to a photo album that you are able to access anytime. Love that you're able to download them to your computer so you can easily relive the game. However I did not like where the shortcut to it was, during HO scenes it got in the way multiple times. Neat idea having the scales to help you determine the guilty party and it was a great twist to have you go through the evidence and ultimately decide who is responsible and who should pay at the end.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ERS Game EVER! Note: Review is of completed COLLECTOR'S EDITION, with Bonus Content review at the bottom. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This, by far, is the best Dark Tales game that ERS has produced. I was not hesitant in buying the Collector's Edition, and I do not regret it. Where do I start with this magnificent game? The story is amazing, and I mean amazing. The story has brilliant twists that I never saw coming and, get this, you get to CHOOSE the ending! By this, I mean you get to choose who is the guilty one! The main story goes like this: A criminal known as the Red Masque is attacking and murdering the Mayor's officials, and you and Dupin are called in to try and figure out who it is before he kills the Mayor. But, you begin to uncover some evidence that puzzles you, and really starts to make you question who is the guilty one. It all leads up to a dramatic ending, where you get to choose who walks away and who is locked up. As the game says at the beginning: “What is justice? That's for you to decide.” At first, this seemed to me like a classic murder mystery, one that I did not see having many twists, but it's anything but! This is the best story to come from ERS, and perhaps the best ever! The game's challenge is a little bit of easy and hard. Most of it was easy, but I did struggle in certain areas, especially the puzzles. The puzzles were a little bit too hard for me, although I was able to solve some. To my regret, I did skip the majority. The puzzles are a mix of old and new. There are two types of HOS: Classic junkpile and silhouette. They were mostly junkpile with a few silhouette ones in there. I liked both, but enjoyed junkpile more. Both were fairly simple and offered no real challenge. This is basically your average HOPA. There were 3 difficulty modes, and you had the staples (Hint/Skip, map, diary). One thing I did enjoy (although I kept forgetting) was that you had to take photos of the locations with your camera in order to use the map. I found this a nice touch and it made the game more enjoyable. The game was considerably challenging at the start, but got a lot easier as the game went on. The graphics are standard ERS, hand drawn and delightful. Every scene is clear, and the character designs are great. The voice-overs are standard ERS. They weren't bad, but weren't amazing. My only criticism is that this is set in a French city, yet all voices have British or American accents. Here's a tip: French setting, French accents! FEATURES 3 modes of difficulty: Casual, Advanced and Hard. I originally started on Advanced, but switched to Casual. The differences are: Hint and skip recharge times, sparkles and black bar tips. Hint and Skip- both have reasonable recharge times for each difficulty. Diary- Keeps track of events and also holds map. The Diary is used very often. Map- is interactive, but only works if you remember to take photos of every location with the in-game camera. Camera- needs to be used to make the map work. Just click on it and a photo is taken. Scales of Justice- all evidence spheres are stored here. There is one side for the Mayor and the Red Masque. Here, you can review all evidence spheres, and place them in scales to determine who is guilty. BONUS CONTENT REVIEW Once the game is finished, you unlock the Bonus Content. The bonus content includes: Achievements Built-in Strategy Guide Office (where you keep achievements and your kitten) Collectible Cat Items (there are 5) Bonus Chapter Concept Art Wallpapers Screen savers Music Replay HOS Replay Movies Replay Puzzles The achievements and collectibles are fairly easy to collect. The kitten was a nice touch, a really nice touch (I actually spent quite a lot of time in my office when I should've been investigating). The other stuff like the Wallpaper, Concept Art, etc. I don't use. The wallpapers and screen savers are not very good, just locations of the game. The bonus chapter is the BEST chapter of the entire game. It opens up an entire new section of the game, and reveals to you who is really behind all the drama. The BC continues off from the main game, which has a conclusive ending. I absolutely loved the Bonus Chapter. It had a lot of twists, a great story and was wonderful. CONCLUSION To conclude, this is one cracker of a game. I absolutely loved it, and it's one of the few completed games I will give 5 stars. I personally recommend the CE as the Bonus Chapter is amazing, but you should be happy with either the CE or the SE. On the game length: On Casual Mode, I estimate the game to be between 3.5- 4 hours, which is an ideal game length.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorites! I play HO games a LOT, and this is one of better ones. I don't care as much for the ones that have you searching for silhouettes, but there are only a few of them. Even then, I actually enjoyed the way they did them. There are plenty of traditional HOS in this game too. I thought the graphics were great and the story was good also. No, it's not exactly Poe's Mask of the Red Death retold. It's very loosely based on it. I liked the twist of having the player weigh the guilt of the two parties as well. Overall, I highly recommend this one.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Interesting! I really enjoyed this game. I loved the variation of puzzles. An interesting twist for this game. You choose the guilty one. Is it the mayor or the red mask? You decide the fate of the guilty one. The HOGs and puzzles are not difficult. The storyline is great!
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST OF THE SERIES I see Dupin is now using a cane. Still think he's a total babe! :-D Review based on completed game in casual mode. Animation/VOS = Excellent but of course never for the player. Text dialogue to read. IHOS - Some scenes clear and others a little dark. Norm of small objects to larger. Two types: lists and silhouettes. Repeated. Random Click Penalty - None Hint - Fast charge, gives clues and directions. Puzzles/Mini-Games - Very unique. Enjoyed doing my best not to touch that skip button. lol Fast skip. New Feature - There's a camera on the lower left side. You take photos of every scene you explore then go back to the office and place the pics into the diary. If you try to take a duplicate photo, a message will appear stating a photograph has been taken of that location. Diary - Contains story, clues and the photos you have taken to be used as a Transporter Map. Inventory - Objects used fairly quickly in other locations. List can be locked into position to avoid the constant raising and lowering. Another great feature! This game was awesome and a cut above the previous games in the series. Don't remember who the devs are but keep up the great work. With each game, you're getting better! So fishies, throw in that line and reel this one in. You won't be disappointed. Happy gaming!!!
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Intricate Game....Outstanding This game is great !! And very clever !! Long long playing time Beautiful graphics Good music - it enhances the game and sets the mood There are many many locations The hint will tell you where to go but not what to do - you have to think about it, which I like The puzzles and overall design of the game is creative and not run of the mill I will play this game again & again...really that's the highest praise. Buy it and have fun....
Date published: 2013-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great game has a journal and map. is as good as the others in the series in my opinion. hint/skip charge fairly fast. played casual, low sound and no sound towards the end. you choose the ending. i liked that. i am sure there will be another. ers seems to be doing a lot of great games.
Date published: 2013-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from red death Outstanding game. Fun to be able to choose your own ending. The games seem to be getting more advanced and more challenging.
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This series does not dissapoint- EVER! I'm not typically a fan of HOG games, but there are certain ones I will buy because I know they are always super fun and I get my money's worth! This series is one of those! I really enjoyed the puzzles, the storyline, and music. The graphics are clean and easy to navigate. The puzzles aren't too difficult but are challenging enough to make the game fun! I'm anxious for another great installment to this wonderful series!
Date published: 2013-06-14
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