Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake Collector's Edition

Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake Collector's Edition

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Uncover the evil legend that haunts a forgotten town in Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake! In 1973, something wicked took over the town of Bitterford, Maine, after an unsuspecting inmate unearthed a mysterious object from beneath the prison floor.

Years later, Bitterford lies in ruin. You must join forces with psychic Cassandra Williams, played by award-winning actress Lea Thompson, to investigate the events that led to the town's destruction.

Only you can expose the evil that lurks in the depths of Shadow Lake. But beware... What you discover may haunt you forever.

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won't find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Exclusive bonus gameplay
  • Unlockable Morphing Objects
  • Beautiful screensavers & wallpapers
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes video
  • Dynamic casebook and integrated Strategy Guide

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.2
  • Hard Drive: 1597 MB

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  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Mild Blood
  • Mild Violence
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Mystery Case Files®: Shadow Lake Collector's Edition is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 842.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Expectations - Makes it More Fun! I realize this review may never be seen and that the game may only get a few purchases here and there but I wanted to speak on it. I pulled it up to play it again and as I was, I was telling my wife she should too. Why? Because the game is UNIQUE! Yes, if you go into a game placing expectations and have super high standards (which admittedly is not always a bad thing!) then you may be disappointed. If, like myself, you thoroughly enjoy the MCF series, but wanted more of the exact same thing then you are going to be in for a shock. I enjoy being surprised. I enjoy starting up a game and being presented with something that is different, unique and has a style completely of its own! Now since plenty of other reviews are very revealing, I feel I can say a few things without ruining it with spoilers. Lea Thompson could have done a better job here. I was disappointing with a professional actress not being believable. As you may notice, I am a forgiving person since I still rated it a 5. That is because the overall 2.5 is very misleading! Talking with real people is very cool. The story line is much better than others are saying. Yes... the puzzles are repeated. But the HO scenes are very cool because they almost reminded me of the early days of Hidden Object games like "Amazon" that made it difficult to find. While I am a huge fan of easy games because i am nto a big fan of playing a game using the hint button over 30% o the time... I am also glad to see "hidden" objects stand up to the title! Hidden! Well blended in and takes a little time to discover. Not screamingly hard like the games of old, but enough to make the puzzle last more than 1 minute. The map is very good.... jumping from scene to scene was super easy. Not being able to jump to rooms in the scene was a bit disappointing but I also realize the map would not be the same if that were included. We put the headphones on and played for 3 days. I can understand why some would not want to rate it a 5. But a 1 or 2 rating on a game like this is way off base, not fair to the nature of the game and can only come from having placed a high expectation on something they wanted instead of allowing room for inventive, creative and uniqueness. I like that latter and can appreciate a game for what it is... even if it is part of a series, it can also make a great stand alone. It has excellent atmosphere and on 'easy' still had to utilize about 5% hints. We LOVED it! Because we did not go in with any expectations except to play a game.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't get the haters! It is really funny how so many people disliked this game. I don't know why though. In my opinion, this is the 2nd best MCF game I have ever played. It comes after Fate's Carnival and before 13th Skull :D. Creepy and thrilling enough, and a new HOG explerience :) It is a must-play for those who loves horror
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This game rocks, No matter what is said. I loved that this had so much cinema and video to watch in this game. Ive seen so many negative reviews, but Ive played this game completely through and found it was EPIC, close to Dire Grove and 13th Skull, MCF games are always on my favorites list. This game was creepy, challenging, long, beautiful, fulfilling on all levels of game play. I will play this again next year. The only negative I had is that there is NO bonus gameplay in the sense that most CE games have this after you complete the main game. It is loaded with lots of bonus stuff but not in gameplay. I wanted an extra chapter which is why I buy CE games especially MCF games. I am surprised they did not include it. Either way, I am still satisfied with this wonderful and creative game. No one would be disappointed in this thing. I hate seeing it have 3 stars, It deserves 5. Loved the acting, love that they use real actors. I was immersed in this, as was my daughter. Buy this, it is worth it, as all MCF games are.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun minigames Good Acting I play a lot of BigFish adventure games and so far I like the Mystery Case Files Dire Grove and this one the best. I really like the video footage used in game (it reminds me of Gabriel Knight 2, for those other old-timer gamers here) and they got Lea Thompson to do the main role as a wacky clairvoyant, which was a lot of fun. I also liked the minigame where you put together puzzles of a looping video, as well as a game to match features in different rooms to little scraps of photos. Fun! There were enough little booga-booga scares to make it spooky and fun. I highly recommend this game if you like the above features in a game. Great job, Mystery Case Files!
Date published: 2013-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mystery case files ever I've played so far I really enjoyed playing this game. The hidden objects were little different but I loved that. I loved the actor Cassandra who helped me throughout the investigation. I am extremely impressed whoever has designed this game. This game had sudden scares too. I really loved the puzzles in this game and I loved the videos which were after each jigsaw puzzles. Also I wanted to let the mystery case files know that ignore the people whoever has given one or two stars. It is really impossible, I can't believe that people who has given this exciting game one or two stars have no idea that how big fish has worked hard to make this game exciting for us. I am really frustrated that there are lot of negative reviews in this game. IT IS REALLY UNBELIEVABLE. Again mystery case files company, KEEP UP THE VERY GOOD AND INTELLIGENT WORK AND IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. PLEASE DO NOT BE UPSET OR SAD FOR THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS AND KEEP MAKING THESE MYSTERY CASE FILES EXCITING. Today I've finished this game and I'm really hoping to get another mystery case files this year 2013.
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top notch My fave of the Big Fish games so far. New effects and puzzles add a cool element. And having Lea Thompson as the lead is a special bonus.
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eclectic Game This game had a little bit of something for everyone! Hidden object scenes that weren't overly simple or terribly difficult. Morphing objects. Interesting cut scenes. Not sure why so many are complaining. They can't all be RTR.
Date published: 2012-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST hidden object game I've ever played I've played many games here, especially hidden object games, where there doesn't seem to be any rational reason for why you're finding certain objects in random places. But this game is quite different. The storyline is FANTASTIC. A MUST PLAY for any fan of the paranormal, or anyone who enjoys a challenge. I wish every game were as enjoyable as this one. This is the first time I've been inspired to write a review, it was that good. I've been a member here for years, and this is by far, the best game I've played here.
Date published: 2012-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Fun Adventure Game I have played all of the MCF games from the first Ravenhurst on and I have to say this is my favorite. I really enjoyed the new puzzles and strategies (eg matching the drawings to locations, finding objects from the HO lists in more than one location) as I am much more a fan of adventure games than straight HO games like Madame Fate. The story line kept my interest (i played most of the game on my day off to find out what happened next) and I thought the live acting was fine. I think Lea Thompson did a good job with a script that required her to do a fair amount of " scene exposition" and the Ghost Patrol was perfect! I cannot comment on the Strategy Guide because I did not use it. I found the challenge level to be a good fit for me; the puzzles were not all easy but not so hard that I quit in frustration. I think if you are looking for a a more old school HO game or one with tough individual "mind-bender" puzzles this game will disappoint but if you enjoy story-driven adventure this is worth the price of admission.
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More adventure than hidden object I'm surprised at all the complaints about this game. The visuals are beautifully done, and mesh well with the video scenes. The HO scenes are randomized, and spreading the items to be found between several screens is a nice touch that moves the difficulty level up a notch. I'll admit I missed the Master Detective's commentary in her diary, and most of the puzzles aren't very hard. The game is linear, you can't enter an area until Cassandra gets a vision. The picture-only strategy guide isn't as informative as it could be; I hope the dev team will either allow scrolling through the SG or actual words for the next game in the series. There's some plot threads left hanging. We find out why Jack Talon has his arm in a sling, but not why the "Ghost Patrol" left presumably-expensive equipment behind. (And not just the stuff left behind so the Master Detective could use it either.) Overall, though, it's a worthy (if a bit easy) entry in the MCF series.
Date published: 2012-12-06
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The residents of Bitterford, Maine have fallen prey to a terrible curse. It’s up to you to unravel the series of mysterious events that led to the town’s downfall and uncover the evil that was responsible.

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