Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster - cryptozoologists are trying to track these creatures down and research them. One also appears in the legends of the Ashanti people in Ghana. These tell of human-like creatures that lurk in the trees at night and take their victims off to their caves to suck their blood: the...
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Mixed (72 reviews) - 65% of the 72 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 18, 2013

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Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster - cryptozoologists are trying to track these creatures down and research them. One also appears in the legends of the Ashanti people in Ghana. These tell of human-like creatures that lurk in the trees at night and take their victims off to their caves to suck their blood: the Asanbosam. Right after journalist Sam Peters has escaped from a volcanic eruption on an Indonesian island caused by terrorists, her boss sends her to Africa. Soon enough, strange things start happening at Bosumtwi, a mysterious crater lake. Could the Asanbosam really exist? Sam Peters is searching for the answers in this thrilling tale of the Secret Files series.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® Vista™/Windows 7™/Windows 8™
    • Processor: Pentium® IV 2 Ghz Single Core equivalent or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 compatible Graphics card with at least 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9 compatible 16 Bit-Sound Card (optional)
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Holy adventure game with LOGICAL PUZZLES! I knew they had to exist. Even a dumb-♥♥♥ like me can complete this one within a perfectly reasonable time-frame...okay, maybe I had to Google a walkthrough once or twice, but ONLY once or twice.

If you're in the market for a short but well-told tale with a few slightly creepy (though never quite full-blown "scary") bits, you can't do much better than getting this one when it's on sale...though the full current asking price of ten bucks is perhaps a bit steep for well under five hours of gameplay. Beware the Asanbosam!

Verdict: 7.5/10.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
It was known that the game is very short but anyways for the price you get great GFX, funny comments from Sam and not to hard puzzles (if you are a newbie). In other genres you would call it a DLC. Was a good deal in the steam Autumn sale.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2013
I loved the previous Secret Files 'episodes', so I was thrilled to find this having been released recently. Not an extensive review, just a pro/con summary:

- logical puzzles
- atmospheric scenery
- decent voice acting

- rather short with an abrupt ending
- main character isn't really likeable
- character animations aren't really '2013', for every action it's using the same general 'do something' animation
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
TLDR: A very short point-and-click puzzle game with a forgettable main character and story. Get it cheap and don’t expect too much and you’ll have a decent time with it.

Long story: Sam Peters was one of the side-characters in Secret Files 2. Here she is again in her own little adventure, starting from where we left her in the previous game. In Secret Files 2 I found her much nicer than the main characters; though mainly because her voice-actress was not completely incompetent. So, is she an interesting enough character to fill out an adventure on her own? Not really. She’s an excellent example of a writer trying to create a “strong female character” without having any clue how. As a result most of her jokes center around her ex-boyfriend’s dangly parts. The story is similarly uninteresting; you are trying to track down a professor in the jungle and when you get there everyone is missing! So, nothing new, but it works.

The puzzle design has the same “charms” and problems as the previous Secret Files games: a ton of items that you are supposed to use, but often a very vague goal that you are trying to accomplish, forcing you to try everything on everything. I found it a bit less annoying in Sam Peters than I did in Secret Files 2; but that’s probably because that was a much longer game which naturally increases the number of times you get annoyed at seemingly unintuitive solutions.

The length of the game (I finished it in about 2h) is a real problem, at least according to other reviews. Personally I think it was the right decision for the game. After all, the main character and the story could probably not support a much longer game. In fact, dragging it out longer would probably have ended up hurting the game more. Still, it means you have to decide what you are willing to pay for such a short adventure game with a rather bland and uninteresting heroine and story. I got it at 75% off at around 2.5 Euro and that was okay for me. Set your expectations low and you may have a good time with Sam Peters.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2015
A tad short of a puzzler point and click adventure, but it had some nice puzzles to it. Dont expect too much from the help system (thank god!, it usually ruins a game).
This game has decent grafix, nice voiceacting but as I said it feels a bit short...
Recommended though for the puzzlers/adventurers out there :)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2014
Hmm...a difficult game to recommend because it's incredibly short (took me two hours) with little in the way of replay value (obviously, given it's a point n' click) and a fairly blande and uninteresting story,

BUT the puzzles are solid, the game looks pretty good and it's SIGNIFICANTLY better than the main Secret Files games which are a complete mess so if you can grab it fairly cheap then it's a perfectly adequate couple of hours of adventure gaming.

I give it three Ark of the Covenants out of OHGODMYFACEISMELTING
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2013
An offshoot in the Secret Files series with a minor character from part two, Puritas Cordis, getting her own little adventure in the jungles of Africa. While being very short compared to the rest of the games in the series, this one is actually the first one that's on par with the original - that is, perfectly acceptable, albeit not especially great adventure on a budget.

Sam Peters is a better protagonist than Nina Kalenkov, even though she does still blurt out wildly inappropriate stuff every once in a while and definitely has a bit of a snooty attitude. Anyhow, the story is more in line with Animation Arts' best effort, Lost Horizon: A traditional Indiana Jones -style romp that deals with uncovering existing mysteries of the world instead of inventing new ones or trying to provide a modern angle on things.

The graphics have improved a bit, the voice acting is perfectly serviceable and the puzzle design is actually quite nice. I never got desperately stuck, so I guess this is one of the easier entries in the series. You can definitely see the budget trappings of the game though - Almost no other characters besides Sam, exposition done mostly with static comic book -style panels and text, pretty lukewarm ending etc. etc. Still, I'd say this is not a waste considering the price, and will aggravate the player much less than some of the other Secret Files entries.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Due to its extreme shortness and the absence of the main characters, Sam Peters feels more like a bonus content for Secret Files 3 than a full member of the frenchise. Still, I found the game rather enjoyable. Just don't buy it at the full price, because it's obviously overpriced, given the laughable amount of the content.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2015
A short point and click.

This is a great point and click adventure for beginners / novices. It's short and light and it is not too tough, though it may have you scratching your head in a couple of places.
I finished it in just over 4 hours and did not use any hints or a walkthrough. The story is ok, though by nature of being short there is not much depth.
The graphics are excellent and the scenes give the title a lot of life. The graphics are possibly the best aspect of this game.
The main character is sadly a bit obnoxious and not particulrly likeable. She has a rather too colourful vocabulary at times.

Overall, I recommend this title for the bite sized adventure it is and it offers an entertaining 4 hours or so.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Not the longest game in the world, much shorter than the other 3 Secret Files games, but if you enjoy classic point and click puzzle solving with long rambling dialogue you will probably enjoy this. I found it too tedious and short for my likings. It seemed it was over just as the plot started to get slightly better.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 20
the game doesn't work well on win 10
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1.5 hrs
Posted: June 16
Pros: Puzzles that make sense, immersive, good mechanics

Cons: Short. Short. Short.

The game is fun to play but it's certainly very short. The puzzles can be solved without any hints and are for the most part pretty fun. The character can walk or run, you can cancel an action you didn't intend to make, and you can skip cutscenes if you'd like. However, the whole game will likely take an hour or two and that's it. So if you get it on sale, it might be worth it, but the $9.99 pricetag seems excessive.
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2.3 hrs
Posted: March 26
Short but interesting point&click adventure game.
Original story, good graphics and some challenging puzzles.
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3.4 hrs
Posted: March 24
Whats there is good and solid, but like Full throttle its just too short.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: February 2
Excellent but short point and click adventure game. Loved it!
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Billy Solva
3.5 hrs
Posted: December 6, 2015
This is really the kind of game that... (end of review)
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 19, 2015
I finally bought the game when it went on sale. I ended up paying around 2,50Eur, that's roughly 3$. As a long time fan (who was bitterly disappointed by SF3) I'd definitely buy it again at that price. The story is interesting and (somewhat) ties in with Secret Files 2. It lacks the multi-character feature that Secret Files is famous for and the protagonist, Sam Peters, who we know from SF2, always goes on about her ex boyfriend and makes really boring jokes about how lame she thinks men are, or at least that's the case in the German language version. I simply ignored that. If you miss Secret Files and don't mind that the game is very short, then maybe you should try it - it's the series last hurrah.
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19.9 hrs
Posted: July 6, 2015
Good game but very short. Makes me hope that the Secret Files series continues.
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3.5 hrs
Posted: May 3, 2015
Secret Files was a great trilogy... With Sam Peters, I have the pleasure to rediscover the atmosphere of the previous games.
Ok, it's short... the puzzle are easy when you have already finished the other games.
But I liked it... Maybe one day, we will play to Sam Peters 2... but in a long story. ;)
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