Cate West: The Vanishing Files

Cate West: The Vanishing Files

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Police are baffled by a series of unexplained cases dubbed, The Vanishing Files. These unsolved cases have paralyzed the city. Enter Cate West, celebrated novelist and insightful visionary! Help Cate find clues, compile evidence, track down the hideout, and name the culprit! Are these mysterious crimes connected? Featuring loads of locations to search, an engrossing storyline, and exciting gameplay, Cate West: The Vanishing Files is an original whodunit!

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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • DirectX: 7.0
  • Hard Drive: 81 MB

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Cate West: The Vanishing Files

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Cate West: The Vanishing Files is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cate West: the vanishing files The HOPs were enjoyable and the graphics were great.
Date published: 2019-12-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Repetitive and redundant It was the same thing over and over and over again... but the objects became near to impossible to find at the end. I felt the chapters were never going to end. I hate not finishing something that I start (whether book or game) so this became almost torture for me by the end because it felt like it would never end. The characters were very nice, the artistry and visual effects were very nice and pleasant and the story line was decent. It was just not an enjoyable game.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I don't recommend this game. I liked this game when I first started playing it. Around level 4 of 15 of game play it started getting old. The game is very repetitious. Each level consists of 4 parts finding a list of hidden objects, finding pieces of a hidden object, review clues to pick out your suspect, and find the differences in a picture. As the game progressed objects went from too easy to too hard to find without much in between. It sucked the fun out of the game for me. But I payed for it; so I played it all the way through! The only redeeming factor to this game are the characters and the storyline. The characters are great, but tend to only say one word out of each statement said and there's a lot of dialog. I prefer everything or nothing said. The storyline is great. I can see potential for the other games in the series based on the storyline. I have not yet played any of the sequel's yet.
Date published: 2012-12-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Most Stupid Game I've Ever Played If you're familiar with "The Unsolved Cases of 221 Baker Street" than you will be familiar with the concept and inner workings of this game. However, having said that, this game is NOWHERE NEAR the caliber of Baker Street. Storyline: You play the part of Cate West, a journalist with the gift of also having psychic medium type gifts - touch something and you get a vision of something. The police have unsolved cases called the Vanishing Files and they've called on you for help. Graphics: I wish I could say it was like a living, breathing comic book but I can't. It WAS, however, of bad comic book quality - pages and pages of bad comic book quality. Sound: If there was background music I apologize I can't rate it - I am a grandmother and have many years of learning to tune things out - lol. Voices: Unless they were in someone's head there were no voices. I certainly didn't hear voices. This is what you got for voices: Seriously, I am not making this up. Cate: "Oh!", and then you read her side of the conversation. At first I thought it must be her thoughts we're reading but soon realized that no, I was indeed reading her side of a conversation. Weird. Ken: "Ok! or "Hm", and then you read HIS side of the conversation. Sigh - ha! I fit right in. If the devs of this game can give us hems and haws and hmms and uhms, why couldn't they go one step further and give us actual words and sentences to hear instead of all that reading? Very strange indeed. Gameplay: The game has a different ending depending on your final point value. That's right. For everything you do, you earn points. It is stressed you earn as many as possible. I suppose you get your final points - get an ending but then you can replay the game (why would you?) perhaps get more points and possibly get another ending altogether. While there is no tutorial, per se, there is a "help"" section, just click on it at Main Menu and read. It's very informative. There are Speed Bonuses where you can earn points. If you pick the correct criminal on the first try (you'll see how this works as you play - very "Baker Street".) you will earn more points. And it's NOT always the obvious person so pay close attention to the clues. HOGs - A frightening miasma of hundreds of tiny items that are nearly impossible to find. Or fragmented items you need to find - also difficult. But here is where you will also earn quite a few points. There is a random clicking penalty that will take away points. Mini Games: I don't recall any. The "spot the difference" wasn't really a mini game as it was more of the actual game whereby you are collecting clues. They were not difficult and quite the most fun part of the game. There are 2 modes of play: Normal and Relaxed. I played "Relaxed". So, you have now played several HOGs and Spot the Differences and are ready to pick your criminal. Again, it is not always who you think - just because the rest of the game is bonkers - this part is quite difficult. The clues will be there to the left of the screen - keep going back to them and read the dossier on each criminal several times. This Glam-ma cannot in good conscience recommend this game to anyone - beginner, intermediate or expert player. But somewhere between the thought of making the game and actually building it, that potential got lost. Very sad. But, as usual, please try it before you buy it - all you've got to lose is an hour. Maybe it will be your cup ot tea. Happy Gaming.
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible. I could not get past the first "Find the Difference". If I wanted a FTD game, I would purchase one. I HATE THOSE GAMES. Also hated that I could not change from the game curser to a regular curser. I would not buy this game as it is too frustrating. Cannot skip the Find the Difference and the Hint location shown was nearly one-fourth of the pix. Could not locate the last difference. HATE FIND THE DIFFERENCE GAMES.
Date published: 2012-06-05
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