Grim Facade: The Artist and The Pretender Collector's Edition
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Brought to you by ERS Game Studios, creators of the best-selling PuppetShow series, comes another Grim Facade to expose!

A mechanical dove taps at your window, bringing you a message straight from legendary inventor Leonardo da Vinci! His hometown of Florence, Italy, has been conquered by a man claiming to be a great mage. He can fly through the air, create balls of flame, and predict disasters... but his real agenda is destroying all works of art and science! A small resistance force of ordinary citizens stands against him. Will they be strong enough to stop him from wiping out all knowledge and creativity? Join the resistance and fight to overthrow the mysterious mage in this exciting Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

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:

  • Help the mayor restore Florence in the bonus game!
  • Collect coins to purchase useful items
  • Earn achievements and restore da Vinci's stories
  • An available Strategy Guide

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 831 MB

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Grim Facade: The Artist and The Pretender Collector's Edition is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hats Off to Leonardo When I played the first game from the Grim Facade Series: Mystery of Venice I enjoyed it very much. Then I bought another game from the series: Hidden Sins and I loved it as well. Then I made up my mind to buy Grim Facade: the Artist and the Pretender and trial played it. Search me if I know why it didn't win my heart. Because right now I am playing the bonus game and enjoying it as much as the game itself. It is not only beautiful, it is educational as well: as we get to know Leonardo's inventions while solving some of the puzzles and see his most famous heritage during the play. The graphics, the colors and HOS are great. I was sorry when I finished it.
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Game ! This developer does not disappoint. Wonderful graphics and mini games. The CC was well worth the money as the bonus chapter was new locations! What a nice surprise, as most games use their existing locations for the bonus chapter.
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fun!! HOS are varied and not too often. Lots of different tasks to fulfill and choices to make (there are a couple of times when you will have to decide which way to go in the game - I only went through once, but it does suggest that you can choose a different way the next time). One criticism: Instructions for games weren't very helpful and sometimes it takes quite a few tries to correctly place objects or put things together. Bonus game is a good length and ties together with the original game story.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ONE OF THE BEST GAMES OF 2014 !!!! BASED ON COMPLETED GAME and BONUS CHAPTER..... WONDERFUL GAME!!!! This is one of the best games I've ever played, and I've played a lot of them! I found it plenty challenging, as I opted for no black bar hints. It was perfect in every way....fun to play, great graphics, good hidden object scenes, MANY locations to explore, a custom setting for difficulty, and words large enough to read without straining the eyes. Also, it is one of the longest games I've played, worth every dollar !!! Thank you so much ERS and Big Fish Games!!!
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mage gets Leo I at first thought the came started out kind of odd and wondered if I would even like this game. Wow oh wow what a game. Whimsical, adventuresome, magical, and great story line with great flow once it got rolling. Characters were very good, and puzzles fun and on the easy side. Like their HO's and switching around with more then one type. Like the odd helpers. This game goes to the top of my to buy list.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wasn't Sure....But Thought I would Give it a try! After reading some of the reviews I was on the fence with this one as I really don't like 'gimmicky' games. But I DO like this series and thought I would give it at least a try. And BOY am I glad that I did! ERS are the 'Masters' of creativity......hands down! Yes, the game does have a LOT going on but that is what makes it so interesting.....at least to this player. The HO scenes are an interesting mix and the puzzles are fun to do without you wanting to tear your hair out. I love the idea of putting the map together so that you can progress to the next scene. And all the information or misinformation #as the case may be# about Da Vinci just added to the storyline for me. Obviously a lot of thought and work went into the making of this game......the little background sounds of howling dogs and birds chirping right down to the beautiful graphics. I would say that the CE is a MUST, just to have the SG handy for those parts you are not too sure of but as usual it's always a personal choice. For me.....this game will probably go down as one of my all time favorites.....and that's saying a lot! Thank you Developers and BFG for bringing us this one.
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very good offering from this developer I'm glad I gave this game a chance beyond the first 30 minutes or so of the trial version. I purchased the game and have played roughly three-fourths of the main game. I think this is a very good offering from this developer. There have been some complaints about animal helpers being in this game, and I am here to tell you that after the very earliest stages of the game that the animal helpers are nonexistent (they aren't really animal helpers, anyway, but rather mechanical inventions of Da Vinci). The graphics are up to this developer's usual high standards, the mini-games are fun without being frustrating, and the use of inventory items has been logical thus far without all of them being dead obvious; some thinking is required along with a good memory (I prefer to refer to the hints and the strategy guide only as a last resort). I did a jigsaw puzzle which was Botticelli's Birth of Venus, and there are some interesting facts about the life of Da Vinci: this is there for your enjoyment, but the emphasis is on fun and puzzling rather than feeling like an "edutainment" game. Unless the game takes a rapid turn for the worse in the last quarter of the game, I can give this a very solid recommendation. It's a very nice game and I'm having fun with it. :-)
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It worked for me You've read the more in depth reviews, covering the graphics and storyline. I don't play a game looking to find things that I don't like. Usually I either enjoy one, or I uninstall it within 5 or 15 minutes. No, this game is not perfect but I did find it somewhat different and interesting. I had fun with the HO scenes and mini games. As long as Big Fish keeps making games like the Grim Façade, Puppetshow, Maestro and the Shadow Wolf series I will be happy.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colors graphic's and information on da Vinic Enjoyed this game, it was well done and the graphics are done well as the colors and the buildings. Great game like the others.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a Facade and certainly not Grim I seem to only submit reviews on games that are "worthy". This is one of those. I don't quite understand the low ratings as the game imparts history, whimsy and da Vinci. How could you not enjoy da Vinci? There are some educational facets to this game in that da Vinci's incredible mind is highlighted. Perhaps the lower ratings are due to a lack of appreciation of history? Who knows, as the game is fun and nicely researched with highlights of da Vinci's inventions with a modern twist. The game has good puzzles, few HOGs, and a nice balance of intrigue. The player has choices in this game, play it and find out for yourself. I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2014-09-19
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