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 (85 reviews) - 78% of the 85 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 3, 2013

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Includes 8 items: Alex Hunter - Lord of the Mind Platinum Edition, Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector's Edition, Castle: Never Judge a Book by its Cover, House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets Collector's Edition, House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector's Edition, Nearwood - Collector's Edition, Shadows: Price For Our Sins Bonus Edition, Small Town Terrors Pilgrim's Hook Collector's Edition


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
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2015
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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
Hidden object, not at all barrierfree!

First: If you are encountering troubles with this game you have to use kompatibility mode and use the XP SP3 setting, the game will run then "smoothly". Often it's the part with the sewers that is causing trouble. Because of the water and steam animation.

The game is graphically beautiful, the soundtrack is quite atmospheric, fitting to the game. The voiceacting of the characters is good. The HOS are easy, while some of the mini riddles are a bit too ambivalent. All in all the game is worthwhile. There are some things that could have been solved in another way, but it's a good HOG.

  • Beautiful scenes in the game.
  • HOS crisp and clean, the objects are identifyable.
  • Sound and Voiceacting are fitting.

  • Some of the riddles (minigames) are nothing more than brute force riddles.
  • The game still is a bit buggy, but you can change that (Read first paragraph if you are encountering some of the troubles I encountered.


This game could have been a perfect beginners game for the genre. Also a rarety among those games, the protagonist is male again. This doesn't mean, that the game is perfect as a whole, but it's a good Hidden Object Game, offering a lot of locations, and having quite a few riddles - some of them are a bit strange for the game, but that is a minor issue. The only thing that is souring up the positive prospects are the issues with the bugs, especially the animation bugs - but they are easy to solve, even for people with only a little experience in tuning computers and games. Yes, I liked this game, it was a charm to play it.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2015
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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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
In this game you play as Alex Hunter a private investigator, who takes a case from a long legged dame who strolls into his office after her father goes missing. There is a variety of puzzles and Hidden Object parts so the game keeps moving at a nice pace like a book its a good page turner. Some of the puzzles take ALOT of time to solve and many are very, very, very, difficult. These difficult games can just be skipped, there are hints if you get stuck, and a guide. A good game that you can stop playing anytime and come back to since the map screen has exclamation marks showing which areas have something to investigate.

The visual look of the game is impressive, the scenes never feel dead, their alive with animals moving, instead of just a static image like other games. The music is awesome, and this edition has a bonus feature that lets you rock out detective style.

Rating: 9/10 Value: $7.99
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