If you’re a fan of solving puzzle games and love a game that you can pop in and out of casually without having to sit down and miss hours of sunlight and vitamin D, then you’re going to love Hidden Object Games. Hidden Object games are usually played on smartphones and provide the player the task of finding items within a picture to progress within the story or simply complete the puzzle, and don’t think that it’s easy because sometimes it really isn’t!
The gorgeous artwork is incorporated into each puzzle, which is visually stunning and makes it more difficult to spot an item; an item that may be part of a quest and the key to completing the story. Hidden Object Games are also popular casual games for PC gamers, but my top list is solely dedicated to those who want to play on their smartphones. So, let’s get to it… Here is the list for the best Hidden Object Games you can play right now on IOS and Android and can also be obtained from the Amazon App Store (Images used from Amazon)
Ravenhill : Hidden Mystery
Published by – MyTona
Ravenhill: Hidden Mystery is an exciting point and click hidden object game that was developed by MYTONA and gives you the task of solving why what was once an upbeat city, has suddenly become a ghost town with nobody living or working there. The game features several episodes that unlock the puzzle as to why this mysterious event even happened in the first place, and ventures over a series of different locations with new characters and missions to complete. The reason why the game features so high up in the list is due to how difficult it can be and has left many gamers having to quit due to how frustrating it is when you can’t progress through the story. The game has also been nominated for the 15th International Mobile Gaming Awards as well! Think you can crack the puzzle? Why not give it a go!
Letters From Nowhere
Published by – G5 Entertainment AB
- Free, but has optional payments
If you like murder mysteries and folklore then you are simply going to love Letter from Nowhere. It is a hidden mystery object game, which has thousands of exciting, but difficult quests to complete. The scene in which its set is considered to be eerie, due to the witches taking over the town of Hazewich and it is your task to get dispose of the haunting that’s taken over. Fans agree that the game is exciting and easy to follow but can be difficult to complete sometimes. But isn’t that all you want from a hidden object game?
Lost Grimoires : Stolen Kingdom
Published by – Artifex Mundi S.A.
Lost Grimoires : Stolen Kingdom is a highly recognized hidden object game that was developed by World-Loom and published by Artifex Mundi. It’s a game so prominent that it has been released across a range of different platforms, so it can be played on PC, console, and smartphone, but this review reflects only that of IOS and Android. The story follows that of a young alchemist who comes across a variety of different mysterious quests that surround the disappearance of her family and a strange artifact that leads her to the truth. The game is highly reviewed due to having an easy to follow storyline and isn’t too difficult to complete, so it makes the perfect game for those who want an easy hidden object game to pick-up and quickly play.
Murder In The Alps
Published by – Nordcurrent
Murder in the Alps is one of my favorite games amongst the list due to the genre surrounding crime, being more realistic and interesting. Yes, I know it’s reflective of Cluedo, but the gameplay is really enticing and fun and the story gets better and better as it goes on, as you play across a series of different locations. Secluded amongst the alps, you have to find out why guests are randomly and mysteriously going missing and dying; who is the killer, you have to find out!
Demon Hunter 4 : Riddles of Light
Published by – Artifex Mundi S.A
- Historic Adventure
If you’re a lover of history in general and are interested in Ancient Egypt then you’re going to love Demon Hunter 4: Riddles of Light, published by Artifex Mundi. Set amongst the depths of Ancient Egypt, you follow the story of the renowned demon hunter whose task it is to stop an evil deity. Expect to solve riddles, fight off demons and be amongst the ancient Egyptian gods that you have heard about to bring this force to an exciting end. There is a reason that there is a series of Demon Hunter games and that is due to their great gameplay, amazing artwork and difficult puzzles to solve.
Mystery of the Ancients: The Sealed and Forgotten
Published by – Big Fish Premium, LLC
- Free, but extended version available
If you’re into the supernatural and adventure hidden object games, the Mystery of the Ancients: The Sealed and Forgotten may certainly be for you. You are given the task to go back in time to analyze the clues leading up to a mysterious murder and work out who the secret killer is by completing a series of complex puzzles in order to find out. The game was created and published by Big Fish Premium and is highly rated amongst players. Think you can work out who’s done it, download it now…
Phantasmat : The Dread of Oakville
Published by – Big Fish Games, Inc
- £6.99 on App Store
Some of you guys may disagree with me on this one as it’s niche amongst my top list of hidden object games, however, I have a good reason for it. Phantasmat, The Dread of Oakville is a hidden object horror game that is included amongst the ever-popular Phantasmat franchise. When your car breaks down on the way to a book signing, you, unfortunately, end up in the town of Oakville, surrounded by nothing but ghosts, and have to escape the village before you could become part of the spooky story itself. It sits high up the list due to its eerie nature, which makes the game all that more satisfying to complete; and it may even have you jumping at times. Although it’s a paid-for app, you really get your moneys worth with hours worth of gameplay and no in-app purchases to speak of!
Hidden City – Hidden Object Adventure
Published by – G5 Entertainment AB
- Free, in-app purchases
Hidden City, Hidden Object Adventure is one of the most well known best hidden object games within the list and seems to retain players for years. The real benefit to the game is due to having the feature of playing with friends within the game and having quick customer service with the developers for any queries or problems you may encounter. The story in itself is great, offering over 5200 quests to complete over 66 unique destinations with a variety of different quirky characters to meet along the way.
June’s Journey – Hidden Object
Published by – Wooga
Another popular hidden object game amongst the list is June’s Journey, and is available across a variety of different platforms, exuding its sheer success. It was developed by German developers Wooga, who also developed Pearl’s Peril and is actually one of the games available to play on Facebook, which highly increased the number of daily players. It’s known to take a while to get your head around until you’re stuck and addicted to it so don’t give up on it too early. Set in 1920’s America initially, the story follows June Parker after hearing of the murder of her husband and sister Claire; she must travel the globe to unravel what has happened to her dear family.
Published by – MyTona
- Magical Mystery
Seekers Notes is my number 1 best hidden object game and one of the most notorious out of the whole point and click genre. Players are sent to the city of Darkwood in the hope of revealing the dark secrets which surround the city, a curse that must be lifted through a trail of difficult quests over a series of locations. The real benefits to the game, and what sets it as the best hidden object game, is the fact that there are over 7600 quests to complete as well as daily quests, with gorgeous graphics with unique characters to meet on the way, all for FREE. Be sure to give Seekers Notes a download as you will not regret it!