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  • This guide won’t tell you when to zoom into a location; the screenshots show each zoom scene.
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. Only the locations of the HOPs will be shown.
  • Use the Map to fast travel to a location.

Chapter 1: Orphanage

Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Inspect scene.
  • Open JAMES’ BAG; find DEVICE.
  • Pick up NEWSPAPER (A) and STONE FLOWER 1/4 (B).
  • Inspect NEWSPAPER; find PIGEON EMBLEM.
  • Complete HOP (C); receive PIGEON EMBLEM.
  • Place PIGEON EMBLEM x2 (D); find PRUNERS.
  • Use PRUNERS (E).
  • Walk left; inspect scene.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Pick up BUCKET and METALLIC PLATE (F).
  • Walk down.
  • Use BUCKET (G); inspect; take VAN KEY.
  • Use VAN KEY (H); complete HOP; receive CROWBAR.
  • Use CROWBAR (I).
  • Walk right; inspect scene.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Pick up PICTURE PART 1/3 and STONE FLOWER 2/4 (J); inspect (K).
  • Take BRONZE WATERING CAN (L).
  • Pick up BROOM (M) and clear (N); use PRUNERS; pick up WIRES.
  • Move to Garden.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use BROOM (O); pick up SILVER WATERING CAN and PICTURE PART 2/3.
  • Place BRONZE WATERING CAN and SILVER WATERING CAN (P); pick up BUG SPRAY.
  • Use BUG SPRAY (Q); take BIKE HORN and STONE FLOWER 3/4.
  • Move to Lobby.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use BIKE HORN (R); pick up BATTERY, TILE and PICTURE PART 3/3.
  • Place TILE and PICTURE PART (S).
  • Solution (T): F-E-B-C-D-G-F-E-B-C-F-E-B-C-F-G-D-C-F-E-B-C-F-G-D-C-A.
  • Take SPRING.
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place SPRING (U); slide (V).
  • Solution (W): Mx2-I-M-J-M-G-N-F-K-M-G-Mx3-J-Mx4-K.
  • Take SWITCH.
  • Walk right.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place SWITCH (X); take BULB.
  • Inspect METALLIC PLATE.
  • BULB, BATTERY and WIRES on METALLIC PLATE; take IMPROVISED FLASH.
  • Use IMPROVISED FLASH (Y).
  • Use DEVICE (Y).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (Z): A-H.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Complete HOP (A); receive JACKIE’S PORTRAIT.
  • Hang JACKIE’S PORTRAIT (B); pick up DIARY.
  • Inspect DIARY; complete HOP; receive METAL DISK.
  • Move to Garden.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place METAL DISK (C); take STONE FLOWER 4/4.
  • Place STONE FLOWER (D); pick up SAINT STATUETTE.
  • Move to Lobby.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use SAINT STATUETTE (E); pick up CODE.
  • View CODE (F).
  • Solution (G): 5-8-2-6.
  • Pick up PARANORMAL TRAP.
  • Use PARANORMAL TRAP (H).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Select (I); choose (J).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Inspect scene.
  • Pick up FIGURE SKATER AMULET 1/5 and STICK (K).
  • Take HOOK (L).
  • Pick up FIGURE SKATER AMULET 2/5 and WRENCH (M).
  • Use WRENCH (N); receive LEVER.
  • Use LEVER (O); pick up KNIFE.
  • Use KNIFE (P); take ROPE.
  • ROPE and HOOK on STICK; receive STICK WITH HOOK.
  • Use STICK WITH HOOK (Q).
  • Go up.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Inspect (R); pick up FIGURE SKATER AMULET 3/5 (S).
  • Take SAW (T).
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use SAW (U); pick up WIRE and FIGURE SKATER AMULET 4/5.
  • Go up.
  • Use WIRE (V).
  • Complete HOP (W); receive FUSE.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place FUSE (X); find GOLDEN FIGURINE.
  • Use GOLDEN FIGURINE (Y); pick up SCHNEIDER’S ENTRIES.
  • Inspect SCHNEIDER’S ENTRIES; complete HOP; receive FIGURE SKATER AMULET 5/5.
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place FIGURE SKATER AMULET (Z).
  • Solution (A): B-D-E-D-E-D-C-F-C-B-C-Ax2-B-A-B-A-Bx2-A.
  • Pick up CRAMPONS.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use CRAMPONS (B).
  • Walk forward; inspect scene.
  • Use DEVICE (C).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (D): A-H.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Pick up STONE (E).
  • Use KNIFE (F); take KEY CARD and LOCK PART 1/2.
  • Use KEY CARD (G); pick up ORDERS.
  • Inspect ORDERS; complete HOP; receive RUST REMOVER.
  • Move to Helipad.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use RUST REMOVER (H); pick up WEDGE.
  • Move to Cave.
  • Use WEDGE and STONE (I); pick up LOCK PART 2/2.
  • Use LOCK PART (J); take SCREWDRIVER.
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use SCREWDRIVER (K); pick up STRANGE KEY.
  • Walk forward.
  • Use STRANGE KEY (L).
  • Complete HOP (M); receive MAP.
  • MAP on DEVICE.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Select (N); choose (O).

Chapter 2: Mansion

Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Inspect scene.
  • Select (P); speak (Q); receive RITUAL LIST.
  • Take ANTENNA (R).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use ANTENNA (S); pick up RED KNOB and SECRET EARPHONE.
  • Take SILVER B (T).
  • Place RED KNOB (U); find RULER and LENS.
  • Use RULER (V).
  • Place SILVER B (W); take SHRINE NAME BADGE.
  • SECRET EARPHONE, LENS and SHRINE NAME BADGE on RITUAL LIST; take RITUAL ITEMS.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place RITUAL ITEMS (X).
  • Select (Y).
  • Speak (Z); receive PROFESSOR’S FIGURINE 1/2.
  • Take METALLIC DIAL (A).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place METALLIC DIAL (B).
  • Solution (C): Bx3-A-Cx2-Ax2.
  • Walk left.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Pick up TRIANGULAR FRAGMENT (D).
  • Place TRIANGULAR FRAGMENT (E); pick up WRENCH.
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use WRENCH (F); receive VALVE.
  • Use VALVE (G); pick up GARDEN GLOVE (H).
  • Move to Laboratory.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use GARDEN GLOVE (I); pick up PROFESSOR’S FIGURINE 2/2.
  • Place PROFESSOR’S FIGURINE (J); take LION HANDLE.
  • Walk down.
  • Use LION HANDLE (K).
  • Walk forward; inspect scene.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use WRENCH (L); find LEAF AMULET 1/3.
  • Pick up LEAF AMULET 2/3 (M).
  • Take LEAF AMULET 3/3 (N).
  • Move to Laboratory.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place LEAF AMULET (O).
  • Solution (P): C-D-B-E-F-G-H-I-A-J.
  • Pick up GOLDEN X.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place GOLDEN X (Q); find PASSWORD, CAN OPENER and XIAO’S RING.
  • Move to Mansion Hall.
  • View PASSWORD (R).
  • Solution (S): A-D.
  • Pick up NAMEPLATE PART.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place NAMEPLATE PART (T); take JEWELED SHAPE.
  • Use JEWELED SHAPE (U).
  • Complete HOP (V); receive DOSSIER.
  • Inspect DOSSIER; find LOCK PICK.
  • Use LOCK PICK (W).
  • View DEVICE (X).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Complete HOP (Y); receive TOOL AMULET 1/2.
  • Use XIAO’S RING (Z); pick up HACKSAW.
  • Use HACKSAW (A); pick up RAILING.
  • Use RAILING (B); find TWEEZERS.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use TONGS (C); take TOOL AMULET 2/2.
  • Place TOOL AMULET (D); pick up NAIL PULLER.
  • Use NAIL PULLER (E); find PORTRAIT and BROKEN DEVICE.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Hang PORTRAIT (F); take VALVE and MICROCHIP.
  • Use VALVE and WRENCH (G); pick up CARVED AMULET.
  • Place CARVED AMULET (H); find TOGGLE SWITCH and ANTENNA.
  • Place ANTENNA (I).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (J): A-B; C-D; E-F; G-H-I-J.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (K): A-B-G-Cx3-F-B-E-A-B-E-H-D-G-Bx3-Dx2-G-D-H-C-D-H-Cx2-D-H.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (L): A-B-C-D.
  • Solution (M): Ax3-Bx2-Dx3-E-Fx2-Gx3-H.
  • Pick up BATTERY.
  • Inspect BROKEN DEVICE; clear.
  • TOGGLE SWITCH, MICROCHIP and BATTERY on BROKEN DEVICE; take DEVICE.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Pick up HOOK (N).
  • Use HOOK (O); pick up GEAR 1/2.
  • Use HOOK (P); receive GEAR 2/2; pick up TOY (Q).
  • Inspect TOY; use GEAR; take WINDUP TOY.
  • Place WINDUP TOY (R).
  • Complete HOP (S); receive NESTLING.
  • Give NESTLING (T); pick up SECRET KEY.
  • Use SECRET KEY (U).
  • Walk forward; inspect scene.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Take CHILD’S TOKEN 1/2 and COAL (V).
  • Pick up PAPER (W).
  • Walk down.
  • Use PAPER and COAL (X); pick up PASSWORD PART.
  • Walk forward.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • View PASSWORD PART (Y).
  • Solution (Z): C-G-B-C-Dx2-E-Fx2.
  • Pick up CHILD’S TOKEN 2/2.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place CHILD’S TOKEN (A); take BUCKET.
  • Fill BUCKET (B); receive WATER BUCKET.
  • Use WATER BUCKET (C).
  • Walk left; inspect scene.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Take CANE (D).
  • Pick up PORTABLE LAMP (E).
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use CANE (F); receive NET.
  • Walk left.
  • Use NET (G); pick up SHARD.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use SHARD (H); pick up CREEPY FIGURINE.
  • Place CREEPY FIGURINE (I); take GLOWING CRYSTAL.
  • GLOWING CRYSTAL on PORTABLE LAMP; take GHOST TRAP.
  • Use GHOST TRAP (J).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (K): A-J.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Pick up CADUCEUS 1/2 and CORRECT COMBINATION (L).
  • Walk down.
  • View CORRECT COMBINATION (M).
  • Solution (N).
  • Pick up CHISEL and WOODEN CUCKOO.
  • Use CHISEL (O); take WOODEN PATTERN.
  • Walk left.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place WOODEN PATTERN (P); take CLOCK HANDS.
  • Walk down.
  • Inspect (Q); place WOODEN CUCKOO.
  • Use CLOCK HANDS (R); pick up CADUCEUS 2/2.
  • Walk left.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place CADUCEUS (S).
  • Complete HOP (T); receive AMMONIA.
  • Give AMMONIA (U).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Select (V); choose (W).

Chapter 3: The Frozen Cave

Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Inspect scene.
  • Complete HOP (X); receive STATUE PART.
  • Pick up SHARP TOOL and HARPOON (Y).
  • Place STATUE PART (Z); take METAL TIP.
  • Use SHARP TOOL (A); receive IMPROVISED ARROW.
  • IMPROVISED ARROW and METAL TIP on HARPOON; assemble; take REPAIRED HARPOON.
  • Fire REPAIRED HARPOON (B).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Take CHAIN (C).
  • Place CHAIN (D).
  • Walk forward.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use SHARP TOOL (E); find BADGES 1/3 and ELECTRIC JACK.
  • Take BADGES 2/3 (F).
  • Place ELECTRIC JACK (G); pick up BADGES 3/3.
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place BADGES (H).
  • Complete HOP (I); receive GRAPPLING HOOK.
  • GRAPPLING HOOK on HARPOON; take HARPOON WITH LADDER.
  • Shoot HARPOON WITH LADDER (J).
  • Go up; inspect scene.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Take BUTTON 1/2 (K).
  • Pick up NOTE 1/3 and BUTTON 2/2 (L).
  • Move to Hotel Basement.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place BUTTON (M); find NOTE 2/3 and PASS CARD.
  • Use PASS CARD (N); take NOTE 3/3.
  • Place NOTE (P); pick up TUNING FORK.
  • Move to Hotel Garage.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use TUNING FORK (O).
  • Take KNOB 1/2 (P).
  • Pick up KNOB 2/2 (Q).
  • Use KNOB (R); find IMPROVISED WHEEL.
  • Move to Hotel Basement.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use IMPROVISED WHEEL (S); pick up KEY 1/2 and DECORATIVE BRACKET.
  • Place DECORATIVE BRACKET (T); take HANGER.
  • Move to Hotel Garage.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use HANGER (U); pick up WOODEN TILE.
  • Place WOODEN TILE (V); take KEY 2/2.
  • Use KEY (W).
  • Complete HOP (X); receive INFORMATION.
  • Inspect INFORMATION; find WRENCH.
  • Use WRENCH (Y).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (Z): A-L.
  • Pick up FILM.
  • Move to Hotel Basement.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place FILM (A); pick up CODE.
  • Move to Hotel Garage.
  • View CODE (B).
  • Solution (C): 3-1-2-7.
  • Pick up AGENT’S SIGNET.
  • Place AGENT’S SIGNET (D); pick up CIPHER.
  • CIPHER on INFORMATION.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (E).
  • Pick up CONTACT INFO.
  • CONTACT INFO on DEVICE.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Speak (F); receive AGENCY EMBLEM 1/2.
  • Use DEVICE (G).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (H): A-B-C-D-E-B-F-G-H-I-G-J-K-L-J-M-N-O-J-P-Q-J-R.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Complete HOP (I); receive AGENCY EMBLEM 2/2.
  • Clear (J).
  • Place AGENCY EMBLEM (K); pick up IMPROVISED HANDLE and DRAIN SCHEMATICS.
  • Use CAN OPENER (L); pick up HOOK.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use IMPROVISED HANDLE (M); receive KNIFE.
  • Pick up CYLINDER and BROKEN ROD (N); use KNIFE (O); take FISHING LINE.
  • FISHING LINE and HOOK on BROKEN ROD; create FISHING ROD.
  • Cast FISHING ROD (P); pick up EMERGENCY SIGN.
  • Place EMERGENCY SIGN (Q); pick up CROWBAR.
  • Use CROWBAR and DRAIN SCHEMATICS (O).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (@): (Use directions Left, Forward, Forward-Left, and Right) R-L-FL-Fx2-Lx2-FL-Fx2-L-R-Fx3-Lx3.

Chapter 4: Research Facility

Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Pick up SHOVEL (S).
  • Walk down.
  • Use SHOVEL (T); pick up ODD CUBE.
  • Walk left.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place ODD CUBE (U); pick up OLD KEY.
  • Use OLD KEY (V).
  • Walk left.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Pick up OLD FIGURINE 1/2 (W).
  • Take RAMROD (X).
  • Use RAMROD (Y); find OLD FIGURINE 2/2.
  • Place OLD FIGURINE (Z); pick up TUNING FORK.
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use TUNING FORK (A).
  • Inspect (B).
  • Speak (C); receive MYSTICAL CUBE.
  • Use MYSTICAL CUBE (D).
  • Walk right.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Take HOSE (E).
  • Pick up COAT OF ARMS (F).
  • Move to Museum.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Place COAT OF ARMS (G); pick up HELMET.
  • Place HELMET (H); take GAUNTLET.
  • Move to Laboratory.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use GAUNTLET (I); pick up SIGNET.
  • Place SIGNET (J); find OLD AMULET.
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use OLD AMULET (K).
  • Complete HOP (L); receive ENCHANTED VESSEL.
  • Place HOSE (M) and ENCHANTED VESSEL (N); pick up ENERGY ABSORBER.
  • Walk right.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use ENERGY ABSORBER (O).
  • Select (P).
  • Choose (Q).
  • Speak (R); receive PHIAL WITH OIL and PENCIL.
  • Move to Museum.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use PHIAL WITH OIL (S); pick up DECORATIVE PART.
  • Place DECORATIVE PART (T); take AXE and MYSTICAL CRYSTAL 1/2.
  • Hang AXE (U); find PESTLE and PAPER.
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use PESTLE (V); pick up POWDER.
  • Walk right.
  • Place POWDER, PAPER and PENCIL (W); take CODE.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • View CODE (X).
  • Solution (Y): 1-6-3-8.
  • Take MYSTICAL CRYSTAL 2/2.
  • Inspect DEVICE; use MYSTICAL CRYSTAL; take IMPROVED DEVICE.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use IMPROVED DEVICE (Z).
  • Solution (A): Solution is random.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Select (B); choose (C).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Pick up IMPROVISED STICK (D).
  • Use IMPROVISED STICK (E); find CHISEL, SHINY SPHERE 1/2, and PHOTO PART 1/3.
  • Use CHISEL (F); take COVER.
  • Use IMPROVISED STICK (G); pick up PHOTO PART 2/3 and SHINY SPHERE 2/2.
  • Place COVER (H); use SHINY SPHERE (I).
  • Complete HOP (J); receive PHOTO PART 3/3.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Inspect (K).
  • Place PHOTO PART (L).
  • Solution (M).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Pick up FIRE SIGN 1/2 (N).
  • Take TWEEZERS (O).
  • Use TWEEZERS (P); pick up CASH REGISTER KEY.
  • Use CASH REGISTER KEY (Q); find FIRE SIGN 2/2.
  • Place FIRE SIGN (R); pick up SAND.
  • Pour SAND (S); take LEVER.
  • Use LEVER (T); find MONEY.
  • Spend MONEY (U).
  • Walk forward.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Complete HOP (V); receive BURNER BASE.
  • Open (W); find METAL BAND and TOOL AMULET 1/3.
  • Pick up GIFT (X).
  • Open GIFT; receive KID’S TOY.
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use KID’S TOY (Y); pick up GRILL FIGURINE.
  • Place GRILL FIGURINE (Z); find LATCH PART and TOOL AMULET 2/3.
  • Walk forward.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use LATCH PART (A); take LEMON.
  • Use LEMON (B); pick up SCRAPER.
  • Walk down.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use SCRAPER (C); pick up MAGNET.
  • Use MAGNET (D); pick up TOOL AMULET 3/3.
  • Place TOOL AMULET (E).
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Solution (F): A-B; A-C; D-C; E-F; G-H; F-D; A-I; I-E; E-H; F-I; A-B; D-I; G-H; E-J.
  • Take PLIERS.
  • Walk forward.
Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine
  • Use PLIERS (G); pick up LOCK PART.
  • Place LOCK PART (H); find LOCK PICK.
  • Use LOCK PICK (I).
  • Complete HOP (J); receive BURNER KNOB.
  • CYLINDER and BURNER KNOB on BURNER BASE; take GAS BURNER.
  • Use METAL BAND and GAS BURNER (K).
  • Congratulations, you’ve complete Detectives United: The Darkest Shrine!

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