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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!

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"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

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 1327 MB

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Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWSOMMMMMM EVERY THING ABOUT THIS GAME WAS AWSOM. THE PUZZLES WERE VERY TRICKY. IT TOOK ME SEVERAL TIMES TO SOLVE SOME OF THEM,BUT WHAT THE HECK. I HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYED THIS GAME AS MUCH AS I DID. I REALLY LIKED THE INNERACTION WITH THE CHARACTERS.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best in the HO A fantastic game I did not want to end. There is some really challenging puzzles, great quality HO scenes and easy to use interface. The storyline is intriguing and holds continuity throughout the game. The interactive puzzles were my favourite part about the game - with some downright challenging and needing some time to figure out. A true testament to this genre of game.
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great game with great puzzles I love games which offer challenging puzzles. I absolutely love the ones where you have to work out the sequence of events in order to solve the puzzle. I was not so keen of having to sit through a lot of dialogue now and again that was not easy to skip through. I like to just get on with the game. Overall, I really enjoyed this game. More of these please.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed it!! So glad I ignored the other negative reviews about it not being connected to the original story, but a lot of the series games, do completely change the story line, and still keep the main title. My kind of game, as there are loads of puzzles, so I found it very entertaining, with a lot of challenge, especially the super puzzles which there are a lot of. Good value, and will definitely replay this one. Only trouble I had with this game, is the sound kept going in and out, and had to restart the game a lot of times. This seems to happen to a lot of Elephant games, I have noticed. That is why the poor score for Visual/Sound Quality. Otherwise a great game.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent puzzles! I highly recommend this game. The art is beautiful, the map was helpful, and the puzzles were challenging and interesting! Please try this game. I think you'll like it!
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEYOND THE DEMO: Based on full SE & CE bonus & what you could be missing! ****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 am such 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!/ Morphs in each scene are also fun instead of the larger statues. Thanks again Elephant- & Big Fish Games!!
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MCF Dire Grove, Sacred Grove It is a wonderful game. the storyline would be worthy of a TV movie. it is one of the best games I have played.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! OMG!, I had played all the other MCF games and have bought them, but this one exceeds my expectations. I love the story line and the music. The music really draws out the suspense in the game. You never know what you will stumble upon next. Will be planning on buying this game!
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent mini games I had to write about the mini games in this game. There are a number of mini games in here that require solving 5 or 6 parts in order to complete them. These are wonderful. I haven't been so challenged in some time. Have fun! I am!
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I tip my hat to you, sir..! Oh... My... God! Can I just say how deeply impressed I am with this one? Finally a BFG production that actually feels inspired. Me: a guy in his late thirties with lots of experience in Myst adventures and 'Escape the room' games. I recently discovered the whole MCF series and have played almost all of them. And this one... is very, very good. Very. Often times, with the other MCF's, I felt I was playing children's games, with adult visuals. Sacred Grove is much, much better: the story, the atmosphere, the choosing of genders, the navigation with the map, the crazy occasional puzzles, beautiful HOS (without the annoying morphing scenes that make me want to strangle the devs). Oh man, maybe I haven't played enough in this genre yet? But this one really is by far the best I've seen so far. Hopefully there will be more like this! I don't usually buy games and I like to give extremely snarky and critical reviews, but for this one I will be glad to purchase the Collectors' Edition, because I honestly would love to play this again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. **Slight tiny spoiler** The only bad thing in this game was something in the storyline about the brothers in the end; you must be like 9 years old or younger if you didn't see that one coming... Yet it did not take away from the gameplay.
Date published: 2015-03-09
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