9 Clues: The Ward

9 Clues: The Ward

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After responding to a distress call from a secluded psychiatric hospital, a young detective and her partner find themselves struggling to solve a murder. As they press the patients and hospital staff they find that there are dark truths being kept from them. Each new clue only raises more questions. Who killed Doctor Crow? What drove one of the male nurses insane? Who is Zed Rascov? Why is the name of a little girl, Ginger, carved into the wood-paneled wall of the dead doctor's office? Can you unravel the mystery? Find out in 9 Clues: The Ward!

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  • OS: 10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 593 MB

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9 Clues: The Ward is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 73.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 9 Clues: The Ward I thoroughly enjoyed this game:) great visuals and music, storyline was well done. It made me feel like a real detective on a real case loved it.. Great work Big Fish:)
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from creepy story keeps you this game keeps you playing the story is great very interesting love it
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I loved the story. The game play was fun. I liked the investigating. Hidden object scenes were different and fun!
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vintage cheese - and that's a good thing!! I downloaded the trial of this game and thought, 'oh my god, not another Chucky doll horror rip off'. I prepared myself to be disappointed in the game makers for the first time since I discovered AM. But I was wrong! By the end of the trial I was hooked... as I have been with the last 3 games I got from AM. As usual they have snagged an overly familiar horror theme and brought it to life within a hidden object adventure, which really takes some doing. How? By bringing in original and lifelike characters, and creating weird, one of a kind settings that keep you guessing and detecting all the way through to the end. I love the fact that you always get a sense of being lost in an AM game! And this one is no different, as the scenes change around you throughout the game. The puzzles are frustratingly hard though, and a few of them have made me ask myself if there is any pattern to winning or not. A lot of guesswork on my part, but maybe I'm just not patient enough to pick up clues to the strategy...? I reckon AM should include a few more instructions in their next game. But, after playing 3 AM games now, I believe that the puzzles aren't even the main attraction - the stories are. I can't put into words why they seem so much more realistic to me than any other HOG's I've played but take it from someone who's tried a bit of everything: these guys are the best. And the art and music are always top, even though in this game, it was all a little bit too 'carnivalesque' for me. I'm still playing the game so I can't say how long it will take (the shortest game I've played from AM was about 5 hours though). But I am pretty determined once I get started - more casual players should take longer. Buy this if you've always been a fan of doll-based psychological horror flicks and wanted to play the hero(ine) in the film for a change. That's what AM does so incredibly well, and this is yet another success for them. It's especially fun to have the man playing the sidekick, as is the case in many of these games. All of the characters are real 'characters' and they're funny... and so is the asylum, come to think of it, even though it's creepy at the same time. Like one reviewer said, you wouldn't go there to get better! I gave 4 stars for the storyline and visuals out of my own personal bias. The Enigmatis games are way more my style. But I'm still hooked, and that's what matters, right? Great work, guys!
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One great game ... I loved it! Wow! Just finished this game and already I know I will play it again. (Next time I'll play in the hardest mode.) I absolutely loved this game. Recently played the first game in this seris, 9 Clues The Secret of Serpent Creek and I loved it so I knew I had to play this one too. So, so glad I did! One of the things I love about both these games is all the interaction your charactor has with all the charactors in the games. The charactors in this game were awesome. The voice actors who played the parts were fantastic, Their voices were very spot on and believeable, full of emotion when it was needed. Each charactor had their own personality which made them seem so real and life like. The storyline was probably the best I have seen out of all the Big Fish games I have played. I was just absorbed in it, wanting to know what was gonna happen next. Even though the plot was about arson and murder, I did not find it really dark or creepy. It was more like a whodunit movie script in my opinion. I did not want to stop playing but of course there always has to be an ending. And what an ending it was! Lots of twists and turns, very suspenseful. I thought it was a wonderful adventure and I highly recommend it to any and every one who loves a great game with a great storyline! If in doubt, try the demo and see ... Bet you're gonna love it! Happy gaming everyone!
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You will NOT get well in THIS place!! This was a very good game in every way for me! Excellent, clear graphics, very colorful made it even more appealing. The storyline was solid and everything made sense, and led to solving the murder of the doctor. I was curious to learn about Ginger, the young girl who had such a profound effect on one of the characters. The hospital was creepy and one I would not want to visit for any reason. One of the patients was really creepy but mostly in an innocent, sad way. I loved the part of the game where clues are found in the crime area and we try to figure out what happened and how. Nothing bloody or gruesome here. And believe it or not...not even a princess!! Although the games offered today are beautiful artistically, and the puzzles and games are super fun, I quite frankly feel guilty playing when they are so over-the-edge dark and sinister. However, going through Big Fish withdrawal would be a pretty tough job (lol) ! Hope you enjoy The Ward. By the way it ran smoothly on my Windows 7, was a very good length and had a decent ending!
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Great fun! Loved this game. Loved the story and being the detective. The story is good and the puzzles make sense instead of leaving you guessing as to what to do. Just as much fun as 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek. I wish it were longer for I wasn't ready to end the fun! Also with this one you have a choice of Hidden Object or Mahjongg, I love both so I wish you had the option of doing both instead of having to choose. Most of the characters were really good. Great fun all around, is this one!
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Game to Die For! Ok, so my review title may be unsettling. The storyline is basically out of a whodunnit detective story. No supernatural or fantasy related elements...well, with the exception of creepy dolls that appear all throughout the story. The story follows you, the female half of private investigating team (sorry male BFG players!), and her partner, Crocodile Dundee--I mean, Detective Owen (I blame his dashing Aussie accent), as you head off to an island where an asylum is located after a distressed phone call to your office was traced coming from there. While outside, a doctor, Dr. Crow, was pushed out of the window right before your eyes. It's up to you and Owen (obviously, your character will do most of the dirty work) to find out who killed Dr. Crow and why you were sent there. What I liked about this game is there's less back and forth journey amongst the rooms which I find irritating and tiring in some HOG/Adventure games. There's no FROG elements here so if that's part of your thrill, this game isn't for you. As I said, this is mainly a whodunnit crime thriller game so expect some blood and (kinda) graphic depictions of violence and murder which some players may find squeamish. You have been warned. If like me, you're into crime thriller stories, then this is your cup of tea!
Date published: 2015-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A well done detective story that kept me wanting more I enjoyed this game as it had a new element for me that I had not seen before - find the nine clues in each part, determine their order of occurrence and then watch the "what happened" video. It was a nice touch. This detective mode feature is used when you come across a place where a crime was committed (usually a murder) and question marks appear on the screen. Clicking the center question mark starts it and you swap the clues around to the order in which they happened. The square lights up when the clue is in the right place. You then see a short cutscene showing what happened revealing part of the story. The graphics were well done providing a feel of a neglected psychiatric hospital with a gritty atmosphere throughout the game. The character voices were varied and well done with different accents and realistic emotions instead of like they were just reading a script. The dialogue can be clicked through if you read faster then they speak but it reduces the atmosphere each character provides. Also, don't skip any dialog during the clues as they do help you through the game. As you need to find the 9 clues to each part be sure to do a thorough search of each area before moving on. There is a jump map that is quite helpful as you visit a lot of places frequently in this game. The map also provides areas of interest so you know there is something to do in that area. Just when you think you know who the killer is, that person is disqualified. The game has a good pace and was full of twists and turns adding a nice depth to the game. Just when you think you know who the killer is, that person is disqualified. As more of the story was revealed, the game got better building up to a surprising and interesting ending that I did not see coming. Clearly one of the better games I have played in a while. I bought the other two in the series.
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Who done it" Artifix Mundi has overreached themselves with this unususal game. It’s brillant ! A tale, like a play on theatre, which makes sence without giving you a headache to try to follow it, and it’s actually exiting too ! All the (some unusual) HOS’ compliment the game, as well as the relatively challenging and fun puzzles. The scene is a mental hospital, where we meet both staff and patients, and our detective has to figure out who - done it” Wont’ say what. To help us, we have a map, a journal, and a well functioning hint if one gets lost on the way. The people are cartoonish and they move about talking, playing each their roles. The story has 7 acts and in each act you have to find clues which get sorted via cinematics. It’s like a cartoon film with HOS’ and puzzles to be solved before you can move on. Voice-over fits characters, haunting sounds and music back up the sinister storyline. Fine art work accents the atmosphere of the story. I won’t say any more - try it, don’t think you’ll regret it ! I decidedly recommend this game. ( but it's not really suited for small children I should perhaps add ).
Date published: 2015-02-27
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