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Big Fish Editor's Choice! This title was chosen for its high standard of quality and amazingly positive reviews from our Game Club beta testers.

Dire Grove has been plunged into a record-defying cold, and wild animals threaten at every turn! You've been called in to uncover the source of the town's troubles. But you quickly find yourself in the middle of a feud between the local hunters and the mysterious Mistwalkers who live in the woods. Can you prevent an all-out war? Pick your gender and use an innovative deduction mechanic as you try to discover the secret behind Dire Grove's curse!

See what our Beta testers had to say:

"I really enjoyed this game. The graphics were outstanding and I like the more challenging puzzles. The hints were excellent. Overall, this is the best MCF yet!" – Georgia, Beta Tester

"MCF has hit it out of the park with this one! I cannot wait for the game to come out!" – Morgan, Beta Tester

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:

  • Delve deeper into Dire Grove's secrets in the bonus game!
  • An alternate ending with an exciting twist
  • Collect and display Dire Grove landmarks
  • Bonus collection puzzles that unlock special screensavers
  • An available Strategy Guide

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 2109 MB

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Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove Collector's Edition is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 263.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Based on Full SE, bonus, & alt end game play. Here is what you can't see..... ****may contain spoilers***** To see other reviews: click on the person's Big Fish ID/name in blue.... THIS GAME HAD THE BEST COLLECTABLE I HAVE EVER PLAYED..... IT HAD A PURPOSE, AND I REALLY FELT REWARDED! With the release of the new MCF #12 Key to R., I'd realized I am a couple MCF behind...so I just finished both CE I own of MCF Escape from Ravenh, & this one Dire G Sacred G. waiting for the new one to come out in SE. First of all... this is BY FAR the LONGEST game I have ever played. The SE took me-5 hrs, Bonus Play took-2 hrs 42 min, and Altern ending took- 1 hr 15min for the complete play gametime = 9- NINE hours! the bonus alone is around 4 hours between both bonus options. /which is 1 hr short of the main game! So for this ALONE... if you enjoyed the SE and are deciding to go back for a replay,,,,, this one is WELL WORTH YOUR PENNY!! I will talk more about the bonus play in a minute. But for now, these are the other things this CE has to offer. I actually cringed when I saw the first cut scene with hunters holding guns. I've put this game off for a long time because I am a huge animal lover and not a fan of guns or traps in games. I am SO GLAD I played this game though, because the story isn't quite what it appeared to be. No animals are hurt, but one "spirit bear" is shot in the 1st Bonus play... -- yet he lives instead-- in the Alternate ending, way better. After I played the demo a bit, I realized the PUZZLE PIECES YOU COLLECT ARE FOR 4 JIGSAW PUZZLES YOU PUT TOGETHER IN THE SE. As you complete each puzzle you can SET A SCREENSAVER TO YOUR DESKTOP! Seriously.... I felt like I had collected and collected items from all these games for this very moment!! They had a purpose folks!! IT WAS SOOOOOO SMART AND SOOOO FUN to keep putting together the jigsaw picture so I could set the next screensaver. This is BY FAR the best collectable I've had in a game. The other Collectable being - I think there were 9 houses that morphed in some scenes and at the end there is a page for them where you can turn on/off the lights in the model houses, or a string of xmas lights, or car lights etc. very cute. 1. 5 SCREENSAVERS: - That double as collectable puzzle pieces. I ADORED this little hunt and was THRILLED when I thought they ended at 4 SS at the end of the SE, only to find there was a whole NEW puzzle in the Bonus Play! Sadly, though, I MISSED a piece and could not go back to get it when credits rolled after Bonus play #1 ended. SO. BE SURE TO LOOK FOR ALL THOSE PIECES BEFORE CREDITS using the WTG before the game end!! So I guess if I want the last Screensaver I will have to play the first bonus play again --which took me almost 3 hours to begin with! These also save to your computer's doc file 2. A 78 pg. /6 chapter/ and a bonus chapter Walkthrough Guide. Chapters 1-6/are 49 pgs & make up the Standard Edition. The 1st bonus chapter is from pgs.49-63/ where the puzzle pieces are from pgs 64-66/ Models you collect pg 67 and the 2nd bonus play or Alternate ending pgs 68-78. 3. 15 WALLPAPERS that save to ur doc file- but 2 remain locked until bonus completed- geez DEV... PLEASE LET US HAVE ALL GOODIES UP FRONT!! 4. 12 CONCEPT ART- saveable with Elephant Logo. 5. 5 MUSIC TRACKS- that save. I only noticed 2.... the typical MCF theme, and a song they used in the HOS that was driving me crazy.... I could not stand that HO song! for all Ho games it seemed to be the same song! 6. 10 Video cut scenes- but 2 are still locked after SE, need to complete bonus to get see them all again. 7. MORE ON THE BONUS PLAY- First of all, I don't feel the Standard edition ended making much sense. I feel like the "Alternate ending" your given may have been a Chapter 7 at one point for the SE and removed. The Alternate ending makes the entire convoluted story make sense. I just felt the SE storyline was a little discombobulated without that ending. SO. ~IF YOU CAN~ PLAY ALT.ENDING- on the upper R in bonus BEFORE you play the BONUS PLAY. Because the bonus play story doesn't even make sense UNTIL you play the ALT ENDING- which I wish I'd played first to tie up the loose ends of the Standard edition. CHAPTER 6 in the SE is absolutely gorgeous and most if not all the Alternated ending is replayed in this area. Most of the MG and HOs are ALSO SE repeats. You only have Bjorns squirrel once in the Alt ending where-as he is an adorable little helper ALL through the Bonus Play. You realize, or remember that is... your nemesis Alister from MCF Fates Carnival is in this game too...but I had forgotten him until his connection was mentioned in the Alternate ending. 8. BONUS PLAY- again, if possible play it AFTER the alternate ending. One is one the top of the Left column in Bonus and the Alt ending addl. play is on the Right column. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BONUS' I'VE EVER PLAYED, and trust me, I have played A LOT! If you play Alternate Bonus Ending first, it is a complete ending to the Standard Edition. Then go on to the Bonus Play and you start out, it is 4 hours later, you are in your, literally, frozen car and find out there is another evil doer in town! He is called the Hermit, and you must find him so he stops controlling the minds of some of the previous characters we've met in the standard edition. There are 14 new or revised to look new areas of play, I counted 10 new mini-games and only 3 new HOS. I wish that had been reversed. I WOULD BET, IF BIG FISH POLLED ITS CUSTOMERS, MOST OF US WOULD RATHER HAVE MORE HOS IN A HO GAME THEN THE MINIGAMES. I'm not quite sure why the genre of HO game ends up now a days being a MG- Adventure. But I digress. I just can't tell you how gorgeous this game gets from Chapter 6 right on through for another approx.3 hours of bonus. It continues snowing but you are mostly in the area of the mist walkers turf which was just great. I would have been really bummed if the Alt. Ending had been the only bonus play due to the repetition.... but you get every pennies worth in this CE.... because this Chapter /and it IS a Chapter or more/ is REALLY NEEDED to make this entire game, including the standard edition, to make sense. 9. Acheiv. Page... I personally feel Acheiv. are a waste of time in CE. Could care less. But for those of you who do.... I really don't know if completing these unlocks more or not.... I never completed. But-- one neat thing that is different-- Geez, you really do have to LOVE ELEPHANT FOR CE DETAIL.... There is a gorgeous little area Achievements are collected-- like in a Stonehenge picture. When you click on each Achievm. it has a little reward icon such as, one was a bronze owl, and it come up close for inspection when you click it. DEAR ELEPHANT GAMES, Holy Toledo I amsuch a fan of yours!! You did justice to the MCF, such a baby of Big Fish and you should be so proud! I wanted to take the time and thank you for 9 full hours of my life collecting those little jigsaw pieces and one by one going back to create my 5, count them, 5 screensavers!! I know this is stupid, but I feel like I won the lotto when I saw the first jigsaw turn into a SETTING for my desktop. YOU ALL GIVE SO much attention, detail, and LOVE to your games. I had such a blast in this GORGEOUS world of a game you created. Each and every one of you gets hugs from this Big Fish fan! Hats off to the Voice actors here, all A+. Tim Simmons, the voice of The Hermit, and Bjorn was SO WELL DONE!!// yes, I do read the credits.... btw... I recently saw one DEV add picts of the game Creators in the credits with what area of game they worked on and it WILL make people watch those credits. FINALLY.... PLEASE ELEPHANT.... BRING US MORE LIKE THIS FOR COLLECTIONS, the jigsaw, to Screensavers!/ Geez, if you did, I WOULD HAVE TO BUY EVERY collectors Ed made like this!! Morphs in each scene are also fun instead of the larger statues. Thanks again Elephant!! And... Thank you Big Fish Games!
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this game! I really enjoyed playing Dire Grove Sacred Grove CE. The story was engaging and kept my attention throughout the entire game. The artwork is beautiful and the music is haunting. Even though the story is very different from the original game it's still is a fabulous story. I appreciated how they kept to the original scenery, I felt like I was there before. Thank you to the devs for using the original MCF theme music which is very important to me.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best we've played in a long while We play Adventure HOG games together with the game up on the T.V. Several things are important to us ... 1) good storyline with voice actors 2) HOGs that are relevant to the game. Not simply hidden pictures of objects jumbled together. 3) We have come to expect the same puzzles over and over in variations, like pipes, logs, match rings, etc. We are thrilled when a game surprises us. 4) Reasonably long game play. THIS GAME IS OUTSTANDING in all categories!
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST GAME EVER!! I have played tons of games on Big Fish. My favorite are hidden object adventure games. I have never felt compelled to write a review until I played this game. That should tell you something right there. I bought this game and completed the main story, still working on the bonus chapter. That is how much I love it, I couldn't even wait to finish the entire game before writing a review. This game kept me hooked the entire time. Every night before bed I would pull out the laptop and play this game. It isn't a short game which I like. You think you are almost done, then you get to a new area. It keeps going and I love that. The storyline is so interesting. It's just a great game, I hope they come out with more in the future.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and challenging puzzles I really enjoyed this game: different and infrequent HOPs (hooray), and some brilliant puzzles which are quite challenging (double hooray!). Many thanks to the developers for some original ideas, a wonderful atmosphere and for aiming a bit higher with this one. I wish more developers would put the extra effort into their puzzles, and not simply add more and more HOPs as the game goes on, just to extend the game length. This extra effort is very much appreciated!
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! I won't go through what all of this is about since others have covered that very well, but I will say that this game did NOT disappoint. What did I like so much? The story line is great. It pulls in other MCF stories and characters giving the player a continuing sense of time and story which I love. The graphics and sound are outstanding as well. They allow choices in what you ask other characters you get to interact with and that is more fun than just "wandering" around. The puzzles rock - Whether it is the logic of "what would I really do next"? to the door locks, they are so much fun and so frustrating at times. I had to skip a couple, but I will go back and replay this, and next time I will stick with it until I get each one. In short, it is just what I expect from this developer and story line. I also appreciated the pull-in of the Mistwalkers and other Druidic beings. We have little respect for our environment these days so that is a great touch too. Excellent job!
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really loved this. Up there with madame Fate I have a few good game that i love and this is one them. Those super puzzle are very challenging but i manage to get through with help of the hints. I throught Madame fate was good but this was even better. Keep up the good work
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Return to the Grove! - Mystery Case Files, the BEST is back! The best HOPA Franchise of the world is back, now with it's eleventh installment and this time we're going back to Dire Grove. I really love the Mystery Case Files franchise and so I adore this game more than every other. You, the Master Detective are called to Dire Grove again. After five years you are returning there, because of unnatural cold temperatures and wild animals attacking the residents. Everyone except for the hunters has left Dire Grove. As you go on you learn that the mistwalkers, who are inhabiting the woods have a conflict with the hunters. What caused that conflict? As you go on you learn how deep the story ties and you'll meet someone you know again. Also you can choose the gender of the Master Detective in this game, which is a ne wand unique feature. Everything makes sense and ties into the story in a great way. The graphics are as good as in the original Dire Grove game. Elephant Games as developer did a well job here. It feels cold and creepy and the animations are a lot better than in Fate's Carnival. The music is wonderful. The MCF main theme is there in a new version, very snow themed and the other tracks play, when they're needed exactly. They create an immersive atmosphere and make this game even more exiting. Only one thing I would like to see next year is more MCF feeling. The missplace item sound of the previus MCF titles is already back. Please bring back the HO's sounds and more next year. But I so love that sound, when I’m stck with a snarky comment (sounds strange I know). It always motivates me to try and continue. The game is really challenging. There are around ten Hidden Object Scenes in the main game, which combine different HO types. Also they aren't too easy, but not too hard. Then there are again six super puzzles and another one in the bonus game. Even every experinced HOPA player will need some time to figure those tricky puzzles out. Absolutly amazing and skilled work. But there are also some "normal" puzzles for not so experinced players. The Collector's Edition comes with many extras, which make this game even more worth buying instantly. There's a long bonus chapter, an alternative ending, 84 Collectable puzzle pieces and a mini Dire Grove town. And more and more and more. Afterall MCF marks the spot again as best hopa series of the world. I can't wait for the 10th anniversairy next year. This game is absolutly recommended to buy and my personal game of the year!
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm Already Preparing To Re-Visit Ravenhearst! Mystery Case Files are undeniably the most entertaining series available. If I had to choose one word to describe Dire Grove Sacred Grove, it would be perfection! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the next Mystery Case Files will somehow take me back to Ravenhearst, which is my favorite storyline of the MCF! Dire Grove is very dire indeed, the grove has been plagued with wild animals who have been attacking the townsfolk completely unprovoked. To make matters worse, the temperatures have plummeted to minus 30 degrees, turning the entire grove into a frozen tundra and forcing the town to evacuate their homes. Only a handful of hunters have stayed behind, determined to hunt down those responsible for the phenomenon, the Druid Mistwalkers! Dust off that MCF badge detective, it's time to return to Dire Grove! There are many new features in this game, starting with the option of choosing which gender of Master Detective you want to portrait, male or female! There isn't a custom difficulty mode which surprises me, but there are several modes to choose from including the most insane difficulty which gives you no hints, no skips, and no direction at all, to make it even more challenging you must complete the game with time limits! Whenever you speak with one of the characters, several questions will pop up within a dialog window allowing you to ask specific questions in whatever order you choose. As a detective, you must find several items of evidence, once you have found all pieces of evidence pertaining to that subject, you will put all the pieces together and deduce the evidence which is basically a narration tying the evidence collected so far, together. Some of the inventory items have plus signs indicating that you must interact with that item, such as combining that item with another inventory item, before you can use it. There are Collectible Puzzle Pieces that can be assembled to unlock wallpapers, however the puzzle pieces may not be accessible the first time you visit an area, so don't forget to check back from time to time. There are also Collectible Dire Grove models and of course Achievements to earn. Best of all, there is an ALTERNATE ENDING, which makes this game a must purchase, gotta have it game! The Hidden Object Scenes are creative, with extremely interactive list finds, requiring several interactions with several of the items as well as quick little mini games within the scenes. There are also HO's requiring you to find 12 icicles, 12 birds and 12 lights, and even this HO is interactive. Then there's the mini games, ooohhh those mind bending interactive puzzles mad famous in Fates Carnival. You know the ones, figuring out how to solve a seemingly impossible (seemingly yet possible) and lengthy interactive puzzle by flipping switches, clicking on buttons, bells and whistles in a specific order in hopes that you did it correctly and don't have to hit the reset button. Aaaarrrr, but I love it! Don't worry, there are the normal mini games as well, such as plugging wires into two different shapes so that the combined shapes match the example shown. This Collectors Edition has Wallpapers, Concept Art, Achievements, Music, Puzzle Piece Collections, Videos, Dire Grove Collectibles, a built in Strategy Guide and an Alternate Ending (I simply can't wait to find out) making this edition a must have for all us Mystery Case Files fans, enjoy!
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bundle up and enjoy the thrills! MCF bounces back with a slam-dunk hit with Dire Grove, Sacred Grove! I couldn't wait to pounce on that BUY button once the trial was up. What helped make up my mind? 1. Good voice acting. Don't mind that the actors aren't live, but I always cringe when you can tell that The Boss gave the best speaking part to his barely literate girlfriend. 2. Realistic animated animal movement, gorgeous art and decent lipsynch 3. Loved the Rube Goldberg-ish puzzle. I needed a hint to get started, but I hope there are more. I love a little cranial crossfit once in a while along with the usual HOPs, rotating doodads and easy-peasy pipes. 4. There are Morphing Objects! There are Jigsaw Pieces as collectables! And there are even clickable, interactive Easter Eggs on the opening page. I found a bunch. Can you? Wheee! What a great game to get the holiday season off to a freezyerbootyoff start. Thanks Felix!
Date published: 2014-11-25
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