In this comedy of terrors, the fate of the spirit world is in your hands as you embark on a search for your long-lost sibling!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (16 reviews) - 75% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 11, 2012

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“Great sense of humor. Challenging point-and-click adventure puzzles. Awesome visuals and atmosphere”
4.5/5 – Gamezebo

“...there is a lot of creativity in the design of the puzzles and environment and for fans of comedy adventure games, Haunted is certainly worth a look.”
B – GameBoomers

About This Game

Embark on a spectral treasure hunt to find your long-lost sibling and save the spirit world!

Since losing her little sister Emily in a fateful train crash, Mary's nights are haunted by visions of her long-lost sister. Is it possible that Emily is still alive? The thought won't let Mary rest so she sets out in search of the truth following the signs she has seen in her nightmarish visions...

In the darkness, you are never really alone...As Mary's search plunges her ever deeper into an eerie world of the supernatural – she encounters fiendish opponents that would do her harm. Along the way, meet up with an obscure professor, an ax-wielding henchman, and a variety of ghostly friends and foes as you journey through 19th century London, Scotland, Transylvania and other locations!

Reveal dark secrets from Mary's past, as you embark on a furious chase to solve all the spooky puzzles and creepy challenges before it's too late!

In this comedy of terrors, the fate of the spirit world is in your hands!

  • Experience a spine-chilling comic story, like something right out of a Dickensian novel
  • Visit gloomily beautiful settings in London, Scotland, Transylvania … and a goldfish bowl
  • Encounter more than 30 scurrilous characters, with sparkling animation including sophisticated facial expressions
  • Rediscover the adventure genre anew, with cooperative ghost team-play and the optional solution assistance

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible 256 MB Graphics Card with Shader 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Summary: 5/10
If you are a fan of adventure games, you should pick Haunted up when it's on sale. It's a straightforward linear adventure game with an interesting (if somewhat predictable) story, though it suffers from the "combine random objects to solve random puzzles" style of puzzle solving that is common to older adventure games.

Detailed review:
Haunted is a light-hearted and fun adventure game, good for a casual day of playing. It was originally released in 2012, so the graphics and gameplay are somewhat dated but I think the art style has aged well. However, while the idea of using ghosts with particular talents to help solve puzzles is an interesting one, the puzzles themselves are generally best solved not through critical thinking, but rather gathering up everything in the area, seeing what can be combined, then trying everything until it works. The "puzzle hints" were supposed to help with this, but the few times I tried them they were so basic ("you need to use what's around you"; "you need to use the window as a ladder" type of things) that I ended up turing them off because I kept accidentally clicking them when trying to move around.

Speaking of accidental clicking, the camera angles are fixed and so movement is incredibly frustrating in some areas. I was surpised that movement was forced through the mouse instead of being able to be manually controlled through the keyboard, as static 3D camera games don't really lend themselves to click-based movement. If the devs are going to add any future patches (I believe someone else wanted controller support, which I think would work well with the game), I really do think they should add keyboard movement.

I was also disappointed that a game that featured a female protagonist trying to save her sister and a female villain lacked any other female characters in significant supporting roles. ALL of the ghosts, except for one you meet at the very end, were men and only two out of the about seven supporting human cast were women. I was also disappointed, though not surprised, that while the male ghosts got a bunch of different body shapes the one female ghost was a Jessica Rabbit-style exaggerated sexy cartoon character. It felt to me like a huge missed opportunity, to be honest.

In any case, overall I think that Haunted is a game worth playing for people who enjoy adventure games. My general rule for games is that $1 (or, in my case, 100 yen) should be around 1 hour of gameplay, so I found the non-sale pricetag to be a bit steep for a game that--from start to finish, including the bonus chapter at the end--is not going to yield more than 7 hours of gameplay. However, I would definitely recommend picking this up when it's on sale.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
I am really enjoying this game! I would suggest it to any point and click adventure game fan. I've played a ton of this genre and this one has great humor, great voice acting, it's beautiful, interesting, it's challenging, but not too challenging. Really cool what they did with the ghosts in the inventory. Before buying I saw reviews about it not working, so I was hesitant, but I havent had any problems with the game functioning. I'm loving it!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
This point and click adventure is cute. It is a little flawed but enjoyable. I would give it a 6.5/10 and say it is worth its price for about 6 hours of light hearted gameplay.

You should play this game if you are a point and click fan who is looking for a light hearted story with lots of object based puzzles and amusing dialogue. The production is excellent. The visuals and voice acting are really high quality. The puzzle design is good at first: it is logically sound and the basic interface means you won't get stuck for long.

However the puzzle quality diminishes through the game. You still are not likely to get very stuck but by the last two chapters you'll find yourself resorting to trial and error.

You should avoid if you are expecting a difficult puzzle game or any kind of involved plot. It is a children's cartoon made into an adventure game and does well as that. It will keep grown ups amused with the amusing dialogue and mostly well designed puzzles but its really best for kids.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
A good point & click game.

This game not provide you any mini-games to you but offer you a lot of puzzles that can solve with unique abilities of ghosts haunted you. I think it's great idea to focus on puzzle only instead of mix with hidden object or mini-game.

Help system in game is very useful, you will not have problems if you use it to solve mystery, and don't worry that making game easy because although you use help you still got clue not a sudden solving. It is forcing you to use your brain anyway.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Short version: 79%
Haunted is the type of game that enchants you the moment you start it. In conjunction with the fairly long story, an interesting stable of characters, and classy British voice acting, you get a solid point ‘n’ click title that is equally entertaining for kids and adults alike.

Long version:
Haunted is a charming little tale set in 19th century London about a girl searching for the ghost of her sister, only to stumble upon a devilish plot that she needs to foil with the help of a few eccentric otherworldly spirits. Naturally the voice cast is all-British, and they do an excellent job– although they tend to use the same monotone even in emotionally intense scenes.

The OGRE engine is responsible for the Tim Burton-esque visuals, all presented in lush, but not too intrusive colours and great details. Due to the engine’s limitations clipping and floating bugs are somewhat common, and facial animations are also very limited.

The puzzles are not particularly difficult. They use a simple system where you need to combine items and/or ghosts with certain hotspots to progress. Even if you get stuck, the brute force method will eventually let you pass.

So, in essence, Haunted may not be the most memorable point ‘n’ click title out there, but it is certainly unique and entertaining enough to earn its place on the virtual shelf of all adventure game enthusiast.
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