Best of 2020!

We're happy to present the Big Fish Games' Customer Favorites Awards for 2020!

Game of the Year

With a storyline that keeps you moving and clever callbacks to previous cases, this one surprised even the veteran Master Detectives!

Best Hidden Object Game

A bright and welcoming addition to this classic series that invites everyone to experience everyone’s favorite national park. This one will put a smile your face and take you to a true HOPA gaming happy place.

Best Time Management

With its beautifully crafted TM levels, fun characters and full complement of game features, Alawar Entertainment delivers a best-in-class experience. Answer the call of Zeus and save the people of Greece!

Best Adventure Game

A true HOPA adventure that ticks all the boxes – travel to a parallel dimension where animals rule the kingdom. This wild world is a feast for the eyes and its narrative will have you hopping from one puzzle to the next to find out what’s next!

Hidden Expedition: The Price of Paradise

Best Artwork

Years after the original, this remastered version received rave reviews for the quality of voice acting, the gorgeous atmosphere, stunning graphics and great music.

Fan Group Favorite

If you could choose... In this Fan Group favorite, you can! Are you a finder or a puzzler? Decide for yourself as you explore this incredible world with some clever gameplay elements.

Best Sci-Fi Game

For true sci-fi fans, this is a top-rated HOPA with creative hidden object scenes, themed mini games and  a clever time-travel narrative.

Best Fantasy Game

A favorite series from a top-tier developer – get pulled into this beautifully immersive atmosphere complete with genies, dragons and magic!

Best Holiday Game

'Tis the season, and for many that means: settling in with your favorite Christmas games. This year's favorite doesn't disappoint and will get you feeling the holiday cheer.

Best Detective Game

With just the right amount of Hidden Object Scenes and puzzles, this game is a treat for all the Detectives out there!


Best Story

A candidate in several categories, but fans loved the storyline in this game the most! This game delivers  truly imaginative narrative elements and clever plot twists.

Best Debut Game

Players fell in love with this unique and fantastic tale from Five-BM Games! Get lost in a haunting setting with great puzzles and beautiful interactive hidden object scenes.

Best Mystery Game

An exciting new premise brings a unique kind of mystery to one of our longest running series, making this game top in its category with great visuals and a game for all player levels!

Creepiest Game

Dialing up the creep-factor, Elephant Games outdoes themselves with this detailed Victorian setting and a bonus chapter just as intense as the main game.

Best Match 3 Game

A challenging but relaxing matching game for fans of the Quadrium series. This beautifully designed puzzler could be the perfect match!

Best Puzzle Game

Not just a Mahjong game! Stunning visuals, unique gameplay, lovely music and fun mini games make this one of the best puzzle games out there!

Pixel Art 8

Best Mosaics Game

Detective Agency Mosaics

Where is the sequel? Fans of this game can't wait! A nice variation of challenging and easier puzzles, with a bonus mode to change-up the mosaic fun!

Best Card Game

Dive into a beautifully illustrated underwater world full of relaxing solitaire puzzle challenges! Truly a best-in-class for this well-regarded solitaire series.

How Were Winners Selected?

All winners earned this honor based on overall purchases and sentiment provided in player reviews. The following factors were used to determine the winners:

  • First seven days sales
  • A game can only win one award (i.e. if a game wins "game of the year", it cannot qualify for "Best Hidden Object Game", etc.)
  • Game classifications are determined by the site editor. Many games cross several genres and award categories.