Over many years, Private investigator Alex Hunter had worked on dozens of cases involving murder, theft, bribery and fraud; and nothing fazed him. Until, a young lady came to his house asking him to help find her father, the renowned scientist, Professor Patterson.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (77 reviews) - 77% of the 77 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 3, 2013

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About This Game

Track down a missing scientist as you explore the place where reality meets illusion.

Over many years, Private investigator Alex Hunter had worked on dozens of cases involving murder, theft, bribery and fraud; and nothing fazed him. Until, a young lady came to his house asking him to help find her father, the renowned scientist, Professor Patterson. The professor had vanished from his house, without a trace, over a month ago. The police were called in but they were unable to find any clues. Coincidentally, neighbors reported having bizarre visions and suddenly finding themselves in strange places. Hunter took the case, thinking it would be a piece of cake…

Take on the role of Alex Hunter and investigate this mysterious disappearance. When you discover that the Professor’s experiments delved into the secret workings of the brain and mind control, the case takes a whole new twist. It’s up to you to follow the trail of clues and find out who has taken Professor Patterson, and intends to use his knowledge for evil purposes. Find the place where reality meets illusion! You will need to go head to head against a demented mind; a mind armed with the power to control yours!


  • Outwit and defeat a criminal brain!
  • Explore lush environments on your quest for the truth
  • A thrilling story that will lead you through sewers, a mental hospital, and into a bizarre alternative world.
  • Devious puzzles, clever mini games and highly detailed hidden object scenes
  • Bonus Chapter – Destroy the crime syndicate that masterminded the plan

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 6.0
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • OS: Macintosh® OS X 10.6 – 10.9
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo processor 2.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Language Support: English Only
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Unfortunately, I'm not recommending "Alex Hunter - Lord of the Mind Platinum Edition." The game's got acceptable graphics for what it is. But, it has enough gameplay issues that I just can't recommend it. To wit:

- This is supposedly a Hidden Object Game (HOG). In a HOG, the non-HOG puzzles should be perception-based with some mild logic puzzles of putting together the pieces you have. There are certainly HOGs in this game. But, in general, the non-HOG puzzles are mostly what appear to be heavy logic puzzles. In reality, they're really just brute force puzzles. With a logic puzzle, you examine the situation, figure out the rules, and determine that the answer is X. In these brute force puzzles, you can't do that. The best you can do is look at the situation, figure out the rules, and optimize your moves to try to minimize the combinations you have to try before stumbling upon the answer that works. Very frustrating in a HOG-type game.

- The game will randomly re-activate HOGs you've already done, but give you no game-based reason to go back to that area and see that a HOG has re-activated. The only way you figure it out is when you're stuck and either look at the map to see an old area now has something for you to do there, or wander back through all the accessible areas to see.

- The story is even more filled with holes than the story in other HOGs.

Yes. I got about 8 hours of play out of the game. But, the game is just not good enough to recommend. I suppose if you can find it for a couple of dollars or in a heavily discounted bundle, you could try it. Just be aware of the situation.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Alex Hunter - LotM is a classical hidden-object adventure game with a little twist.

Gameplay-wise you drag and drop , combine and manipulate various found objects to find a solution for the arisen problems and puzzles. I'd rate it a 7.5 of 10.
The twist of this game is, that you are jumping between our reality and a very mysterious and creepy otherworld.
Soundwise it's just good suspense music and sound. Solid work.Voice acting doesn't sound too bad. So 7 of 10 here.
Graphically it's actually pretty good. All is well designed, I would even say it was done with a lot of love for detail. 7.5 of 10
Storywise it's not groundbraking or stepping up the game genre..but it's a nice and sweet,grim little story. Thumsb up. 8 of 10 here.
Recommended for casual hidden-object gamers and collectors. Price is also reasonable.It also has Steam Trading Cards.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Falls victim to the common hidden object game problem where you go places because the map tells you there's something to do there, not for any good in-game reason.

Ridiculous puzzles, like how you have to scare a bird so he drops a tile, then find handcuffs to lift the trap door where there happens to be a gas can, so you can refuel the lawn mower and use it to mow the lawn so you can find the tile, then use the tile to unlock the fountain, so you can get water to make coffee to drug a guard. I play a lot of HOGs, so I think I have a high tolerance for stupid illogical puzzles, but really.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Play as Alex Hunter, private investigator, hired by Miss Patterson to find her missing scientist father. Fortunately this game has nothing to do with the 'Maltese Falcon' or 'The Shadow' beyond that "noire" flare. Takes place in the late 1800's, I estimate, from the crazy inventions and steam powered "science" which inspires today's steam punk. (I really love the elevator.) Action/adventure/mystery all rolled into one. Damsel in distress, rescue her father, stop the crazy "mad" scientist and save the world, what more could one ask for?

Well executed linear storyline with just a place or two that feels "padded". Mostly point and click, but enough hidden object scenes to still be an actual hidden object game. Puzzles of various types and not all of them in the neat little game puzzle boxes. Some of the more puzzling aspects of this game is simply trying to figure out how to do something, or just where an item is. I must point out that I really liked the fact that if the player thinks they need a screwdriver, they really do need a screwdriver and not a coin or bobby pin or some other obsure, does not quite make sense item to solve something. It simply becomes a matter of where is the screwdriver. As far as actual designated puzzles I only remember one as being a down right frustration. Since there is no penalty for skipping a single puzzle, I skipped after about 10 minutes of game time. After I skipped I remembered there was a walkthrough and I could have looked up the solution. C'est la vive.

I hope this becomes a series because I really like the character Alex Hunter. He reminds me of Humphrey Bogart for some reason, that cynical, rather jaded overlook on life probably, or could just be the voice acting in the introduction. Regardless I really would like to go through those previous cases involving fraud, theft, bribery, and murder. Sounds like a good adventure to me.

This game has those hidden/ghost/shape shifting objects so do not miss them, since the previous chapters lock so there is no going back. There is a bonus chapter after finishing the main storyline, in game achievements, and accesible extras (wallpapers, production sketches). Steam also has achievements and trading cards.

All in all an excellent game, and I personally like the pregame music.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
The game itself is quite intresting, since I played it for almost 5 hours straight, and got onto chapter 6. After reading what other players have experienced about getting stuck on some levels/chapters, I have experienced none of them. Overall, It is a good game, however the game doesn't seem to have the capability to save a game file that isn't corrupt by the time you play the game again. To me, this is the biggest flaw in the game, and that's why it gets the thumbs down for me, otherwise it would be thumbs up.
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