Hidden object games are great when you want to have your mind off of things and relax. These type of games can be found on both Windows and Mac computers as well as on smartphones. They often incorporate a nice story and a sense of adventure. Those kinds of games are called: hidden object puzzle adventures. They are currently rising in popularity around the world.
While these games are enjoyed by people of all ages, one specific group has proven to be a great fan of them- women above the age of 40. While there are a few great publishers of these games such as Big Fish Games and G5 games, they employ a great number of developers around the world to work on them. Even though hidden object games are heavy on the content, the logic in them is very important for them to make sense. Here are a few of the games which are very popular and iconic among the players around the world- as found on the Big Fish Games top 100 list (at the time of writing):
Dark Parables Series – This game series had started years ago and it came from Japanese creators. Its art style is unique as well as the gameplay mechanics. The plot usually revolves around a well-written mystery and the ending does not go without a twist.
Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart – Playing with dead pirates is dangerous especially when you try to tinker with their beloved jewelry. The storyline of this hidden object puzzle adventure might be even better than the story of the famous Jack Sparrow. With a puzzle playing dead pirates and lots of wealth all around, what’s not to enjoy? While the storm is raging outside, why not sit down and play a puzzle or two with a pirate who has a good story to tell?
Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride – This game came out a few years back but it’s still one of the best that can be found and played. This kind of story is mostly found in fairy tales. A broken carriage in the beautiful woods will introduce you to the code drama here but you will want to stay for all of the cuteness and great puzzles in this game developed by European developers.
Phantasmat Series – This one is on the darker side just like Nightmares from the Deep. Behind this great hidden object game stands a town that was submerged underwater in a dam accident. For any player who wants to go deeper, the Collector’s Edition is available. The adventure begins when your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere with only a small path left to follow. It takes you to the small town’s hotel where you meet a most interesting character that will make you question every single detail you see. Just be warned: this game is a bit on the scary side. What I mentioned here only concerns the first game. You can play the newer games in the series which came out not long ago if you’re looking for something more calming.