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Big Fish Editor's Choice! This title was selected for its exceptional quality and overwhelmingly positive reviews from our Game Club beta testers.

Amax Interactive is proud to bring you another installment in the beloved Dark Tales series!

Dupin is back and better than ever! Your next case with the dashing detective is set in motion after a series of strange disappearances. Each of the victims had recently posed for a famous painter, and each woman received a threatening note afterward. Surely, the painter is to blame… or is he? Nothing is as it seems in this chilling tale of death, obsession, and the supernatural based on a short story by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. Follow the clues to find the answers in this exciting Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

See what our Beta testers had to say:

“Great visual and sound! As always, with this series, great story line. Plenty of action and surprises at every turn. Loved it!”  - Karen, Beta Tester

“I love the Edgar Allen Poe series! I don't know how you keep coming up with new ideas and themes. This is one of the best! The HOPs were interesting, the mini games were clever and unique. Love this series!”  - Claudia, Beta Tester


  • Help the people of Gray Valley in the exciting bonus chapter!
  • Never get lost with the strategy guide!
  • Lots of collectibles and morphing objects to find!
  • Enjoy exclusive videos, concept art, and more!

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 627 MB

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Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Oval Portrait Collector's Edition is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ARE YOU SURE THAT TUSSOLE SHOULD PAINT YOUR PORTRAIT The next chapter in the Dark Tales series is here and I must admit I am a bit surprised at how much I have enjoyed the game considering how uninspired the past games in the series have been. In Dark Tales the Oval Portrait you and Dupin receive a letter from Mary who is set to pose for the celebrated artist Leonard Tussole. The problem is that Mary is frightened since other young women who have posed for the artist have disappeared, and after Mary received a letter telling her that the portrait will devour her soul. Even the police now suspect Tussole is behind the disappearances. I love this developer because no one can beat the beautiful and realistic characters they create in their games. I only wish they would stop fiddling with Dupin’s appearance. I know that after thirteen games he should age a bit but he no looks rather “rough around the edges” and worn out. Perhaps that is why he stands around looking a bit lost as he directs you to do all of the work – lol. That being said, I still think that the Oval Portrait is a very good game and I’ve enjoyed playing although it did seem a bit short. Even with being a rather slow player, particularly since I have to gawk at every little detail in each scene, I still finished the game in only a few hours. I found the gameplay engaging that I was disappointed when it ended in such a short time. However, the past few Dark Tales from the AMAX team seem to be very short. There are a lot of HOPS in the game but many of those are the mini HOPS that now seem to be springing up in all recent games. The HOPS include the usual variety of styles with silhouette, and the storybook to mention a few. Some of the scenes were creative and a lot of fun. The Puzzles seem to be the same as those we see in other games in the series but some of them were a bit more challenging. The CE version of the game includes Collectible Statues to collect, and morphing objects to find. There are achievements to earn and the other standard extras such as Wallpapers, Concept Artwork, Screen Savers, Music, and a replay of some HOPS and Mini-games. Also included is the in-game Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter. Although the Oval Portrait seems to be much the same cookie cutter game as the last games in the series, I still found it to be a very good game and one I enjoyed playing. You can’t beat the graphics but many of the scenes seemed to be recycled from other games in the series. However, if you love the Dark Tales series I and this developer, I recommend that you try the demo to see if the Oval Portrait is a game you will enjoy as well. Happy gaming!
Date published: 2018-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and Addictive Absolutely loved this game to the point of wanting to continue even when i should be sleeping!!! Follows closely to Poe's style of everything! Very entertaining and unexpected!
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edger Allen Poe game I love the story and hidden games through out.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great graphics. I love and buy all the Dark Tales of Edgar Allen Poe's games. The graphics are great and the colors.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting Gameplay Inspite of the Story I am not a fan of these types of stories but I do love to play games that are interesting and keep moving. This one does that. I loved the graphics and the music was appropriate. The first 5 or 10 minutes did not pull me into the game (the cutscenes with the main storyline) but I kept playing for a few minutes more and was soon so busy going from one mini-game to the next that the trial period was over before I knew it! I do remember a couple of HOs in there also. If the whole game is like this, I would be happy with my purchase. My collection of objects to use were logical and not too far away from the place that needed to use them. My review is for the demo only (which I finished). It is based on this game only, not comparing it to the 1,000s of games out there in this genre, or even the previous games in this series. A game should stand or fall on it's own merit. This one stands. Bottom line that determines if I buy a game or not is if it was fun to play. I had fun. Try the game for yourself and see if you have fun too.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like this series I have never been disappointed with Dark Tales. The story line is very intriguing. The sound is quite good. I am glad Dupin is back. The Edgar Allen Poe story is very spooky.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What will your portrait capture? Based on the finished game. I like the twist that I didn't see coming. This has 5 chapters. Replay 12 hops and 12 mini-games, 21 movies and 5 music tracks. 6 wallpapers and 5 screensavers. The data for the whole CE was 556.4 which I've seen trials with larger data. I was very happy with the 13 figures that are part of a collection of Dupin investigations.( the past games in this series). Liked the 26 morphs but some were in dark places. I would have liked a indicator if I found the items. I enjoyed the game but it was short. If you want more of a challenge don't use the custom setting.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Should have been longer These games are usually highly enjoyable and this one was no exception. It was however way too short which seems to be a common theme these days. I suspect that anyone who is a whizz at these games will polish off the whole game including the bonus chapter in the 90 min trial period. It could easily have been longer with a bit more depth to the storyline
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Like it . I will go against the naysayers and say, I like this game. The graphics are good, as usual. Music not so good. May be too easy, but I like it. Have bought all of these. Good puzzles in between scenes.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than the last few... Hello friends! If these demos get any shorter, we will only see the title. As usual, I review mostly on the game play and leave the story line to others. However, I do sometimes comment on the story as well. The graphics are very nice and clear and I did not notice any blurring when going in and out of close up scenes, for a change. Colors are often faded, but still there, and nicely done. Game play was very good, no problems during the demo and it fit my large screen. We seemed to have a bit more character interaction in this addition, which really makes for a much better game. Dupin definitely needs an accent, but all the voices show emotion and not just reading a script. Animation wasn't bad, but a little choppy in places. Music was okay, but the "chime" we get when finding something is quite annoying. It's the same one as in every other game in this series. Not much in the way of sound FX either, needed more background sounds. HOGs are few and far between. They were fairly clear and uncluttered and items were not difficult to find. Mostly interactive lists, but we did have one silhouette. This is a HOG, but we had an awful lot more puzzles than HOGs. The puzzles were quite simple and took no time or thought to complete. Hint system is very helpful, but we did not have the transport feature. There is a lot of back tracking, but so far, not very long distances. There is a jump map, but very bland. Collectibles - aren't bad. There are 13 figurines that are somewhat small and easy to overlook. We also have 26 morphing items that are a challenge to find, as some are blended quite well into the background and in dark places. I love Poe, have read them all, I thought, and seen every Vincent Price Poe movie ever made. Either I missed one, or this isn't a Poe story. That said, none of these were really Poe stories, they just used the title and kind of sort of looked a bit like Poe. Dupin looks more like his old self, and as I said, he still doesn't have an accent...he needs one. The demo was extremely short, so it was not easy to give it a fair evaluation, but what I saw I liked. The game is not challenging, and the story is all too familiar, but it had action, interaction, emotion and fairly nice collectibles, and it was better than the last few in this series. I find that I have the need to play this one out and see what the deal is. I think most levels of players will find this one interesting in one way or another. Yes, I am going to add it to my collection. As always, give this one a try and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews. Play on!
Date published: 2018-08-31
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