Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove

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The Celtic legend of Dire Grove has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Considered a fairytale, its telling was meant to frighten small children into staying in their beds through the night. A recently unearthed artifact in the United Kingdom, however, proves the dark legend to be true! Use your wits and Hidden Object talents to follow the trail of a group of missing graduate students in Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove!

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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1280 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 517 MB

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  • Mild Violence
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Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 334.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CAN'T PLAY GAVE THIS GAME 5 STARS BECAUSE I ACTUALLY LOVED THIS GAME WHEN I WAS A KID... NOW, WHEN I BOUGHT IT AND TRIED TO PLAY IT THE GAME WON'T POP UP OR LOAD... SO EITHER Y'ALL GOTTA DO SOMETHING ON Y'ALLS END TO WHERE WE CAN PLAY IT ON WINDOWS 10 OR REFUND ME BACK MY MONEY PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!!
Date published: 2021-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ATTENTION, MASTERPIECE ! Apart from the total lack of help, (Something I've never seen in a game for more than 10 years I play....) and the excessive number of HOS, this game is a REAL masterpiece on all levels ! Splendid graphics where every detail is polished. Excellent soundtrack in perfect adequacy with a disturbing and chilly atmosphere. Gripping story and awesome videos with real actors, instead of the just acceptable animations of current games. By the way, why don't we ever see games as extraordinary as this "Dire Grove" anymore ? Where are the "Shadow Lake", "Fright", "Mystic Hospital", "Nemo's Secret Vulcania", "The Fog", "Motor Town", "New Atlantis", "13th Skull", "Wax beauty", etc, or the "Top Secrets Finders" of yesteryear ?!? I haven't seen games as fabulous as these few titles in years. Now, they're only visual disasters, real horrors produced by "Domini Games", "ERS Games", "EleFun" or "GranMA Studios". Games with distressingly ugly graphics, flooded with atrocious and garish colors, flat and badly drawn, without shadows or reliefs when those of the old BFG were almost photographic ! Games with silly and unimaginative stories, with often absurd enigmas but with clues to discover always in X pieces, obviously. (The locks of the doors or the chests of the "Elephant Games" are absolutely.... SURREAL !) As for the animations, they're incomparable with the real videos of these old games. Please, propose us again games of this quality and graphic level, instead of the hopeless mediocrities that I see every time I open Game Manager. P.S. : the only improvements I could notice over the years are the Custom mode, a more modern interface which gives some good titles like the first "Adam Wolfe" or the two "Andersen Accounts", and the morphings always fun to find.
Date published: 2021-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When will it be compatible for Windows10? I used to play this back when I was on my mother's old computer, and of all the games in the series (most of which I am a huge fan) this was my favorite. It is so frustrating I cannot play this anymore. All the other games work fine on Windows 10, so why not this, too? When will it be updated? Is this going to happen to the other games? Update Dire Grove for Windows10 already!!
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please please please do a version I can play on Windows 10?? This is my all time favourite game...love it to bits and until I upgraded to Windows 10 I replayed it countless times. Imagine my dismay when I upgraded and was unable to play Dire Grove at all... I contacted Customer Service for technical help a while ago, and was given advice on how to play it again. However, I understand by looking at this page, that the game is only suitable up to Windows 8 or below. Why wasn't I told this from the outset when I contacted Customer Service? It would have been nice if they had been a bit more upfront and honest about it. Anyhow, what with the pandemic at the moment, this seems such an unimportant issue. On the other hand, with lockdown, finding ways of passing the time is necessary. I know I am not the only one who has this issue judging by comments on facebook etc. Please do a remake so we can play it again. Please?
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of the Dire Grove series I downloaded this game after having played 'Dire Grove Sacred Grove' and wow, do I ever wish I would have bought this one first! There's no hand-holding so it takes a long time to figure things out - reminds me of the Vanishing Hitcher, that way - but isn't that what we play these games for? To figure mysteries out and spend a good few days on them, instead of just zipping right through in the space of a few hours? The plot has been perfectly summed up by others but here I go: you arrive in a small town where a Celtic relic has been unearthed and it's clear that something went badly wrong for a group of students who came here to learn more about it. You're tasked with finding them, and when you do you'll have the shivers for all kinds of reasons, both literal and metaphorical! I can't recall being so spooked by a game before (except the Vanishing Hitchhiker, again). You also get videos left behind by the vanished kids and the acting is spot-on, with just a few cheesy moments to lower the tone. But overall, it's just like playing the protagonist in a real life horror film. Amazing! Be warned: if you're used to the newer games (I'm writing this in 2016) you'll be frustrated at first because progress is slow and you have to use all your brain cells to put 2 and 2 together. The upside of this is that there aren't any illogical moments, when you come upon an obstacle, you have to find the same tools to overcome it that you would in real life, and you use them as you would in real life. The realism level for such an 'old' game is breathtaking, in my opinion. More of the modern developers should use this game as their model (at least as far as horror and chiller games are concerned). Great game! The next time I want to play something that I can't just sleepwalk through and forget about in the space of a day, I'll be buying from these guys / girls!
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING & BRILLIANT…A STUNNING GAME…1,000,000,000,000 STARS FROM ME! (Game available at BFG since 2011, but if you’re up for the challenge, this game outshines many games of 2015-2016) ***BEAUTIFUL*** bitter-sweet*** captivating*** REALISTIC, snow scenes. Graphics are Amazing. But even more unusual than that, the STORY is just as AMAZING, from start to finish, builds atmosphere, and never lets up. The characters are likeable. It is a rare game that can present these factors at the same time. A BFG WALTHROUGH is AVAILABLE (I had to use it on numerous occasions). I’ll say straightaway that there’s***** NO HINT ***** except for in the HOPS, and *****NO MAP***** Also this game is NOTHING like Return to Ravenhurst, or Ravenhurst Unlocked or even Dire Grove Sacred Grove. A relic has been dug up in the English country-side. There’s a legend associated with the relic, and you go to investigate the occurrence of 4 missing archeology students. Falls into the category of horror, but I wouldn’t rate it above PG-13. Still, I wouldn’t recommend it for kids at all. GRAPHICS: CLEAR, beautiful graphics and scenes. Mix of real and generated, mainly a realistic look. Only full screen, not widescreen. HOPS: -30- Nice to look at. Straightforward wordlists. PUZZLES: A handful. Mixed ability. All skippable. SOUNDS: 3. Music, Ambient, Voice. HINT: ONLY for HOPS. 2 minutes to recharge. Use BFG Walkthrough. DIFFICULTY LEVELS: ONE MODE ONLY MAP: NONE INVENTORY: NOT lockable JOURNAL: YES. Your journal is very important in this game. CHARACTERS: Real people are used. They’re not even animated; it’s basically cut scenes/movies of real people. You find video tapes that are scattered around. It was perfect timing for me to play this game in August! The frozen world was a welcome change from the humidity and high temps!
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game!!! I love the Mystery Case Files games and this is the first one I bought then I bought the Collector's Edition too. Overall great game, outstanding visual/sound quality, awesome storyline, absolutely fun and spooky.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Played Several Times, Still Great I have played this game through quite a few times and it never gets easier the more I play it. It's a challenging game, and quite creepy overall, but it is still fun to play.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts where the last one left off! Review based on completed game. On your way back from Ravenhearst, you get caught in an unexpected snow storm! Looking for a place to stay, you decide to stop at the nearby town of Dire Grove. The town is completely deserted and plagued with unnatural cold. Soon after arriving, you discover that a group of post graduate college students have mysteriously disappeared while trying to prove the truth of an ages old folk tale. Many relics have been discovered in dig sites near Dire Grove. There was recently a new one uncovered. The students think that it is possible to open a portal to another world with all four of the relics. Can you solve the Mystery of Dire Grove and save the students from their tragic fates? At the time of its release, this was the greatest hidden object game to date! My only regret is not buying the CE instead.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best MCF Game Ever! I have been playing hidden object games since 2010 and this was one of the first games I played. I have played many hidden object games since and I still go back and replay this one! You will find it exciting, scary, challenging, and very hard to quit playing it once you start! The graphics are so great that even if you play during the summer it will make you want to put a jacket on! If you are a beginner I recommend that you play the trial game first!
Date published: 2015-07-01
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