On a quest to recover the Scepter of Zeus for The Museum of Lost Secrets, archeologist and adventurer Samantha Swift stumbles upon one of the greatest archeological finds of all time! Unfortunately, she also runs into greedy treasure hunter Ravena Stryker.
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Mixed (14 reviews) - 57% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 31, 2008

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About This Game

On a quest to recover the Scepter of Zeus for The Museum of Lost Secrets, archeologist and adventurer Samantha Swift stumbles upon one of the greatest archeological finds of all time! Unfortunately, she also runs into greedy treasure hunter Ravena Stryker.

As Sam, you'll use your keen sense of observation to uncover treasures around the globe and unravel the mystery of the Roses of Athena in this hidden objects adventure game. Together with associates Dr. Norwynn Butler and Adam Woodson, you must be cautious to guard the shield from falling into the wrong hands-Ravena and her benefactor are always watching you!

  • Combines two great game modes-Hidden Object and Puzzle-Solving Adventure
  • Collect artifacts and finds for The Museum of Secrets Lost
  • More than 50 exciting levels to explore!
  • Find all six Roses to complete the Treasure of Athena as you travel the globe.
  • Hunt for tools to help you uncover Secret Items in each round.
  • Piece together your finds to make even greater discoveries!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/XP
    • Processor: Processor Speed: 800MHz
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB Video Card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1
    • Sound Card: Sound Card
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2014
This is one of those games where you sit around the TV with your family and play through a few scenes each night. It's basically a mixture of "find the listed objects scattered in the scene" with some mild puzzle games, with a straightforward plot heavily inspired by a certain movie about a whip-toting archaeologist. The art is cartoony, which made finding most of the objects in the scene a pretty simple exercise as they stick out like a sore thumb. A few are better hidden, but nothing stumped us for more than a minute or two. The fact that the cursor sparkles when you hover over interactive areas of the scene where tools need to be used made searching somewhat redundant, and there didn't seem to be any means of turning that off. Still, it's all pleasant enough, and a fine diversion if you like this kind of thing. You'll know if you do.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Samantha could be Indiana Jones' relative (but she is not). :) I really enjoyed to play this little adventure of hidden object searching puzzle game. :) Setting is really nice, graphics are lovely. Puzzles are not too complicated, but some of them make you think of what to do next. I like the scanner option that shows you the shape of the item from the list once you click on its name. And if you make too many mistakes the scanner breaks for few seconds. I had really not many moments where I had to use the hints (which you collect by searching for a thunder symbol).
I won't spoil anything, but I will just say that I really like the end of the game, so I really recommend to play it to see it. ;)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
Gorgeous visuals, ambient music, and fun cartoonish archaeological theme, but the game is very short and easy. Recommended if you like hidden object games, and if bought on sale in a bundle with the other Samantha Swift game. It's also kind of annoying that you can only get half this game series on Steam. The Mystery From Atlantis and Fountains of Fate are missing, and the latter is the most advanced and best of the series.
Rating: 3/5
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
THey did a lot of RIGHT things in the is game. I like that i can use the hints to find the object i am looking for instead of a random object. I really like the little extra you get when leveling through game play. The game just makes sense, which is rare in some games in this genre.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2014
This hidden object game tries to be different but it falls in mediocre category. It's fun when you want to waste time but meh, this game is only worth it when it's on sale.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
This is definitely easy in terms of this type of game, easily solved puzzles and hidden objects scenes. I like the mythos and the storyline is cute. The only issue I had was the minor glitches now and then. Still worth a run through if you like a fairly easy variety of puzzles/scenes etc.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 23, 2011
Very, very short and buggy hidden objects game. Really disappointing even when sold as part of cheap bundle.

This scrapes through with 30/100
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
It's quite buggy. My grandmother is trying to play it but the Gong never appeared and she cannot pick up the padded stick. So she is going to have to start over from scratch. It's old enough now they won't fix it so don't bother.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
wont run game. says its running. but i duno where...space prolly. only way to shut it down is ctr-at-del. if anyone knows whats going on help meee.

till then a waste of 10 bucks
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Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Relatively short and simple HOG with cartoon graphics, including the HO scenes. You travel the world in search of lost treasures through 7 chapters including a long introduction. It's a coincidence that I played another HOG "Adventure Chronicles: The Search for Lost Treasure" a couple of days ago, that has the same theme and a similar story, however, unlike Adventure Chronicles, The Hidden Roses of Athena actually sticks to the theme, and focuses mainly on historical artifacts and tools rather than random objects that make no sense to the story. The HO scenes, and puzzles, are rarely challenging and the game seems to be aimed at a younger market than this old man!

If you don't mind the graphic style, that it's fairly short, and that there is no voice acting, just text, then you might get a couple of hours entertainment out of it, more if you play with kids, but the price is a negative. The game is too expensive for what it is. Try to pick it up in bundle or sale. (There are also lots of reports of problems running the game under Windows 8 and Windows 10. I played with Windows 7 64bit and the game ran without a single problem.)
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