Mystery Hidden Object Games to Play Online – Test your Detective Skills

July 15, 2010 7 comments
Mystery Hidden Object Games

Mystery Games

Here are a couple of my favourite mystery hidden object games for computer which you can also play online for free:

Clue – Play Cluedo Online

You can play Cluedo online with a hidden object game adaptation of the Clue board game this version has a new Hollywood mansion to explore for clues – but with the same basic Clue theme.

For more details visit: Mystery Hidden Object Games Online – Cluedo

Free Detective Games Online

You can play a free play HOG based on Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile and help Poirot search the ship for clues as you sail down the Nile! For a review and other details visit: Free Online Detective Games – Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile


My Current Best Free Hidden Objects Games Online

July 13, 2010 7 comments

My best hidden objects games to play free online at the moment, are Fishdom H2O a Hidden Odyssey, Templar Mystery Jane Angel and Treasure Seekers Follow the Ghosts. These games are all available to play free hidden object games online with no download required.

Fishdom H2O a Hidden Odyssey
Not only do you get to find hidden objects at the bottom of the sea in this game, but you as you complete the hidden objects list you earn points, the quicker you find the objects, the more points your get. The points turn into money to spend on pimping up your virtual fish tank with tropical fish, beautify it with coral and plants and practical purchases to keep your fish happy and comfortable in their new home.

Top hidden object games example

Best hidden object games example

Dive to the bottom of the sea, collect hidden items to earn cash and create your very own dream aquarium! This Fish based HOG will get you hooked!

Treasure Seekers Follow the Ghosts
This adventure hidden object game, has you finding hidden objects to release ghosts who have been held by evil alchemist!

best HOG with spot the difference mini game example

Best HOG with spot the difference mini game example

Help Nelly and Tom free the unlucky ghosts being trapped by the evil alchemist in Treasure Seekers: Follow the Ghosts!

Templar Mystery Jane Angel

With this puzzle hog game,  you have a mystery to solve and is a cool mix of hidden object games, a spooky mystery plot and detective games.

Hidden object mystery games

Hidden object mystery games

Jane Angel, an FBI agent and an art expert, is investigating the Holy Grail! Follow the clues and find this priceless treasure!

There are more free hidden object games online with no download or registration required, for some more examples checkout the links on the right for the latest free hidden object games at bigfish.

New Hidden Objects Mystery Detective Games

July 12, 2010 1 comment

Strange Cases – The Lighthouse Mystery Download Game for PC

Full Version Strange Cases – The Lighthouse Mystery Download for PC
Strange Cases: the Lighthouse Mystery, a dark atmospheric adventure hidden object game. FBI agent Claire Ellery is the main character of this mystery detective game, who is not only having to contend with mysterious dreams has now also found that her partner and mentor is dead, but was it suicide or murder?
It’s up to her to collect and decipher the clues that her mentor left behind to crack this strange case of the Lighthouse mystery.

About Hidden Objects Games

July 11, 2010 1 comment

A popular genre amongst casual game fans, like myself, include those where you have to find a check list of hidden objects within a picture of a scene or room. Involving a method of point and click, you must eliminate the hidden objects off a checklist, by clicking on the objects in question as you manage to find them within the picture. As you click on the found objects, they are checked off the list. Once you have completed the list and cleared a room of these hidden objects you can move onto the next scene. Sometimes hidden objects games are timed, making the finding of objects more challenging. Similarly, you may find games where the objects are so well hidden you have to really focus your full attention on the picture to differentiate the background from the hidden object you are trying to find. This is probably what makes these hidden object games (also called HOGs) so absorbing and entertaining, and can be quite addicting!

HOGs are ideal gaming elements which can also be easily used in many other genres of casual games, for example they can be interspersed with:

  • Puzzle games especially mini games – such as cracking a code or sorting out a jigsaw puzzle
  • Mystery Hidden Object games – in detective games, HOGs are a perfect way to use find the clues or hidden objects before you can progress to the next part of the mystery. These detective themed hidden object games, are my particular favourite as they are part of bigger mystery detective plot
  • Adventure games – also profit from a good combo of hidden object gaming for both an interlude for the gamer as well as a quick way of moving the plot of the game along.

HOGs are adaptable to any theme or story because of the simple idea behind the gameplay, the scene and list of items can be anywhere and anything. Alot of the time the hidden objects have nothing to do with the location you are looking at, such as a fireplace on the seabed or a basket of bagels in a jungle, this especially true of the free online hidden object games. But, with the larger download games where there is a full on storyline then the hidden objects are more relevant and logical to the location.