Famed illusionist Harry Houdini knew he wouldn’t escape death forever. When he promised his wife that he would try to reach her from the afterlife, it was seen as the ultimate stunt But after years of séances, Bess was never able to reach Harry in this life or the next, and her spirit has come to you in a final plea to reunite her with...
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Release Date: Mar 28, 2012

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Famed illusionist Harry Houdini knew he wouldn’t escape death forever. When he promised his wife that he would try to reach her from the afterlife, it was seen as the ultimate stunt But after years of séances, Bess was never able to reach Harry in this life or the next, and her spirit has come to you in a final plea to reunite her with her partner!

Digging deeper into Houdini’s past, you’ll find bitter rivalries and interview Harry’s closest friends and his staunchest critics. Consult famous friends like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and rival Thurston the magician, while you solve puzzles and track Houdini’s ties to a super secret society.

Help Bess and Harry reconnect in Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini!

Key Features:

  • Complete all-new adventure missions by solving puzzles, interviewing apparitions from the past, and searching for tools through beautifully locations that crisscross the globe
  • Illustrated strategy guide to help you tackle puzzles and make connections
  • Intriguing mystery story

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:475 MB HD space
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Short version: 71%
The gameplay and plotting of Haunted Houdini requires a lot of patience and attention, but those who manage to stay on board are rewarded with an intricate ghost mystery thriller worthy of the Midnight Mysteries name.

Long version:
Playing through Haunted Houdini, the fourth entry in the Midnight Mysteries series, I had the feeling that this hidden object game was made for a very specific audience, that is, those who were playing this series at least since Salem Witch Trials. The game just expects you to know how the story is structured or how the mechanics work.

The familiar gameplay hides a different kind of story. The plot almost entirely removed the semi-historical bits to dive into the heart of mysticism, not even trying to build itself around credible elements.
Ironically, this completely fictional plot is about Harry Houdini’s crusade against spiritists, where our task is now to look into the exact details of his death. The investigation jumps around time and space continuously and (to keep the consistency from the previous games) involves another famous writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, a well-known spiritualist, who serves as a counterweight to Houdini’s views.
It is hardly the best-written in the series, but those who like the made-up world of mediums will most likely rank it as their favourite in the series.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2015
Another hidden object adventure game in the Midnight Mysteries series. This time we follow Houdini intertwined with a little bit of Sir Conan Arthur Doyle. You are trying to find out who has killed Houdini and why he died. Another decent hidden object game. Definitely worthwhile of playing. Good graphics and decent mix of puzzle and hidden object scenes.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2013
Essentially a very easy graphic adventure mixed with a hidden object game. I suspect given Houdini's attitude towards mediums that being portrayed as a ghost along with his wife would probably not have sat well with him. On the other hand as a fun story with conspiracies it serves its purpose well enough. There is some nice usage of actual historical records/places and of course some very heavy artistic licence!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Tentative positive. It's not great, but for genre junkies like me, it's worth a play (especially on sale). It's a good passtime for a few hours, especially if you complete everything.

For one thing, it's the most challenging Midnight Mysteries yet. It's still extremely linear, and woe be to he who forgets to click a clover before solving a puzzle, but getting through the game and the bonuses can lead to some hair loss, without feeling like it's been overly unfair.

The only exception is the quality of the Hidden Object scenes themselves; they're very substandard, with almost everything being brown-ish, a low resolution that makes it nearly impossible to differentiate, and an inordinate number of things aren't in logical locations. One of the touches that was nice about #3 was that everything looked drawn and rendered just for the scene; here there's lots of re-used objects with wrong lighting or hidden in edges they would never be in real life. In other words, it's lazy.

The plot and writing is definitely better than Devil on the Mississippi, but not by much. The character graphics are about the same, still no voice acting. Don't play for the story, obviously, but I do appreciate their fresh takes on real historical controversies/conspiracy theories, and it actually kind of worked this time around.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2013
If you enjoy hidden object games, the Midnight Mysteries series are the best you'll find on Steam. No, they're not as good as the Mystery Case Files series but they're damn good in their own right. Each game have interesting historically based stories with hidden object goodness, mini games and bonus levels. There are even Steam Achievements. I also recommend Sherlock Homes: Hound of the Baskervilles and Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders if you're looking for HOG games with Achievements.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
Finished my 4th Midnight Mystery and must say I enjoyed this one the best. Very similar to #3 in the amount of hidden picture puzzles, other "logic" puzzles and story. Graphics remain very similar as well. Ran a bit over 4 hours to get through the main story and the bonus chapter. I would guess there is likely another hour or two in the bonus content...possibly a little more if you go for all the achievements. The story was light, but overall fun. I think these mysteries also do a great job of letting you get "Unstuck" if needed with both the in game strategy guide and the numerous hints allowed.

Again, I would recommend if you like this type of game or are looking for something casual. If you did not like the other's in this series, I don't think this one would change your mind.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Good point and click hidden object. Also like the rest of the seires a follow the ghost style, only draw back to this one is how unPoe like Poe acts. It's not too bad though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2015
This is probably my favorite of the Midnight Mysteries games. The resolution is very good, and the puzzles pretty well tied to the Houdini theme. If there's one complaint, that would be not enough Hidden Object puzzles in the story mode. I like this series, and hope they make more.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
Another in the series of lunch or break time point and click mysteries on rails. This one had more complex puzzles than the past three, but even the hardest were doable in a couple minutes. The scavenger hunt scenes were good as always. MM4 seemed to have a nagging lag in object activation and in some animations -- it's not enough to be unplayable but it is noticeable for me. Lastly, the story was...ok. It seemed like a stretch at times, but it was good enough for a few bucks. 6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
This game was a lot longer than I expected. There always seemed to be a new room and the artwork was great. I found the mystery challenging but fun. I liked this game overall
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V. De Luca
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
****
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Rogue
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 1
Very good hidden object game. My favorite in the Midnight Mysteries series.
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DCatHasCake
6.9 hrs
Posted: July 8, 2015
awesome game. so much fun and such a cool story line
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notepad
17.0 hrs
Posted: July 12, 2014
The Midnight Mysteries series contains some of my favorite hidden object games. These are the more typical hybrid type games, that have some adventure elements (puzzles, moving between locations, talking to people) as opposed to the find-objects-only style.

Midnight Mysteries are interesting in that they are based on real historical events, then add some fictional what-ifs to fill in blanks or give alternate explanations for known events. As a result, not only are the fun as a game but they spark some interest in reading about the real events on Wikipedia.

MM4 goes into the death of Harry Houdini and proposes a little mystery, that maybe the accident that sped up his death was actually intentional, and if so, who wanted to kill him.
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