The famed writer Nathaniel Hawthorne has died during a freak snow storm, and his ghost has come to you, asking for help. There’s more to this case than first appears, and only you can help free his spirit. Why was it snowing in May?
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Mixed (49 reviews) - 67% of the 49 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 28, 2012

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About This Game

The famed writer Nathaniel Hawthorne has died during a freak snow storm, and his ghost has come to you, asking for help. There’s more to this case than first appears, and only you can help free his spirit. Why was it snowing in May? Could Hawthorne’s powerful friends and the Oval Office have something to do with the author’s untimely death? How do legends of witchcraft play into the death of a writer 170 years later?
Travel back and forth in time from the scene of the author’s demise to the 17th century, where a town is going mad with rumors of witchcraft and a woman is facing accusations and the gallows. Unravel the secrets of Salem’s accused witches and solve the mysterious death of Hawthorne in this Midnight Mystery!

Key Features:

  • Complete 10 Adventure Missions
  • Explore the spooky terrain and structures of Salem village inside and out, interview apparitions, solve brain-teasing puzzles, and collect hidden objects
  • Unravel the conspiracy of the Salem Witch Trials
  • Collectible clovers let you unlock an unlimited hidden object mode!
  • Hawthorne guides you through time to unravel his mysterious death
  • Sequel to the hit Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy

Collector’s Edition Features:

  • Collector’s Edition includes detailed, illustrated Strategy Guide
  • Find two hidden Easter Eggs to play special hidden object modes
  • Artful character sketch index to explore

***Please note, to use Achievements you must select the Achievements tab under beta. This version is not compatible with all Win7/8 machines.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:480 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Short version: 70%
It may be a hidden object game, but the obscurity of some puzzles, especially related to the inventory, puts Salem Witch Trials on the difficulty range of some old point ‘n’ click adventure games. If you expect an easy HOG, buckle up.

Long version:
Midnight Mysteries 2: The Salem Witch Trials was the game that introduced the plot-driven lightweight adventure game format to this franchise of hidden object games. It did so with a unique approach, so there are many differences compared to other similar games on today's market.

For one, the plot is thick and difficult to follow: the author we met in the first game is contacted by another ghost, the spectre of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who asks him to get to the bottom of the mystery of the titular witch trials. This task quickly gets a lot more complicated after we get entangled in family dramas, feuds, and even a legal dispute with the local Indian tribe.

Gameplay mirrors this complexity. Hidden object scenes take a secondary role to classic point ‘n’ click game elements, including item combinations within the inventory. Progress requires the player to listen to the story to decipher where to go next. So, in short, it isn’t meant for the HOG rookies, and even veterans may find a decent challenge in it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
I could have been very pleased with this game even if I didn't undersand all the story.
But there is a well known bug with the achievements. The devs don't seem to want to do anything about it.
That's too bad and extremely frustrating.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
While the artwork is nice, and it's a typical point and click/hidden object adventure with (presumably) a decent and interesting storyline, the game engine and game assets aren't suited for modern PCs. So I can't get too far into the game to find out.

Game options don't allow resolution to be changed, aspect ratio is limited to 4:3 (meaning everything is stretched on a monitor from this decade). In general the game options are very limited and well below par for a PC game.

As such the game isn't really playable on a modern PC and therefore I can't recommend you buy this game. If you want a more modern point and click game, there's newer alternatives with better support for PCs.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2015
The developers are too lazy to fix their game and would rather ♥♥♥♥ off customers by deleting features from the game than do any work to actually fix the problem. Avoid Mumbo Jumbo and play one of the many other HOGs out there.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
This might be an excellent game. I couldn't tell. Because even in full screen mode, the resolution is set. It doesn't stretch or scale to the size of the screen. My monitor has a high resolution, so I COULDN'T SEE WHAT I WAS DOING. How a game created in 2012 could fail to accomodate people with even mid-range monitors and screen resolutions baffles me. I solved the very first level and then gave up, because it was giving me a headache. Don't get this game unless you either have a 1024x768 resolution, or don't mind manually switching to that every single time you play the game.

Not worth the effort, from what I can see. The last thing I want to do when I'm in the mood for a casual game is mess around with my screen settings.
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