Find some of the greatest unsolved treasures of our time!
User reviews: Mixed (14 reviews)
Release Date: May 18, 2012
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About This Game

After narrowly saving and escaping an earthquake struck Museum with her daughter, Susan Anderson is presented with an extremely rare opportunity. One to travel the world, to explore never before seen landscapes, to find some of the greatest unsolved treasures of our time. Follow Susan as she explores, solves, and unearths these centuries old well hidden masterpieces lost in history.

Features:

5 Real Unsolved Treasures
Unique Geo-Cache side missions

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 16 MB video card (32 MB video card with Hardware T&L support recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 183 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This is a pretty easy hidden object game with rather basic graphics. For what it is... it's not bad. I bought it for $1.24 when it was 75% off. I wouldn't pay anymore than that to be honest. I do recommend a play if you can get it for cheap and like hidden object games.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
I like hidden object games, but can't recommend this one. I got this one on sale for 49 cents, and I guess it's worth that, but it's not really enjoyable. (I made a new category in Steam called "don't play again".)

It's difficult to see many of the items - not because I suck at spotting things, but because the graphics suck. In some cases I end up clicking everywhere on the screen because I just cannot see what I'm supposed to be looking for. (And there are some issues with what they call some things, but that's a minor issue.)

Escape the Museum was more enjoyable.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
There's several good hidden object games out there, but I wouldn't say this is one of them.

pro's:
* plenty of objects
* scenes sometimes require interaction
* geocache (described object not in the list)
* has a story (although minor)
* possibility to go back to scenes to find additional items and geocaches you missed

con's:
* the quality of the graphics makes it very hard to spot some of the objects.
* the blending of shadows of objects you need to find into backgrounds makes it extremely hard to find them
* there's some objects only 25% of is visible in the screen.

Basicaly I would not recommend this game, sale or no sale. The interaction has potential, but graphics are an essential part of a Hidden Object game, especialy if you're only showing partial objects or trying to blend them in with the background.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
This is a generally fun adventure game, where you have to find hidden objects in various scenes to progress through the story. It's about a treasure hunt for five different treasures, and each has about 5 or 6 locations you visit. The game doesn't involve much more than finding the hidden objects, but often some objects requiring additional actions to be performed before you can locate them. This can mean brushing away dust, breaking things open, or lighting things on fire to clear them. There are also at least a few puzzles to solve along the way, and a special unnamed geocahce item in each location. If you get stuck, there's more of a cheat system than a hint system -- an object finder will locate things for you (with a cool-down period after each use) as long as they're visible and don't require additional actions before you can access them, and I don't think it works on geocaches. I would have liked a hint system I could use first, that would, for example, show an outline of the object so I knew what I was looking for, because some objects are ambiguous (e.g., "fan" -- is that a folding paper one or an electric one?). The overall difficulty of finding the hidden objects isn't too high, so you shouldn't get stuck for too long, and there's always the item finder. In terms of replay value, there is some but not a lot. After initially clearing each scene, they game will hide another set of objects in it for you to find. So you can go back to clear the locations 100%, either as a second run from start to finish or in each scene as you go along. But once you finish the story, there isn't much left. The geocaches you find are all put into a room where you can see them, like a trophy case. Unfortunately, that's all it is. I was hoping for more information about the items or history or something once the geocaches were found and stored, but that's not the case. The story is nice and develops as you find each treasure, so it helps keep the game moving along. Overall, it was an enjoyable way to spend ~5 hours (and I did all locations twice, to 100% clear them), and I'd recommend the game to those who like these types of point-and-click find-the-hidden-object games.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
I'm not much for hidden objects games. This is similar to a lot of the Big Fish games. I bought it hoping there would be some puzzles to work with, but there are very few puzzles, if they can be called that.

I finished the first of 5 treasures within an hour, so I imagine the whole game will only take a few hours. Some of the things that make the objects difficult are the scenes/colors of the object and knowing what their definition of the object is. The trailer shows two of the "puzzles," so if you do not want to get the answers spoiled, don't watch it!! Hopefully you read the comment before watching the video.

The voice acting could be much better. Unfortunately, there are weird pauses and it seems like the voice actors were just reading off the page and not so much acting.

If you like the hidden object genre and don't care too much for the puzzles, this is a pretty good buy currently at $1.25.

Note: I was playing on a touch screen, I didn't realize that if you hover the mouse around the scene, some objects will show a cog that you need to interact with and make this a lot easier.
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Couldn't get it to go full screen. I have to squint and stick my face t o the screen to find things.
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
Short version: 71%
An enjoyable adventure turned into a slightly worse than average hidden object game. Mostly recommended for those who like treasure hunt stories.

Long version:
Adventure Chronicles– the sequel of Escape the Museum– is the type of game that is almost pure atmosphere; the whole thing is pretty much a Saturday morning treasure hunt adventure cartoon in the form of a hidden object game.

A pretty mediocre hidden object game. Just like the previous title, it has a really nice variety (30 scenes) and a much better picture quality (but still low resolution) with the cost of level design: a lot of items are hidden by blending them in instead of clever placement.

On the other hand the story is pretty good (think of it as the kid-friendly version of the movie National Treasure), the voice acting is excellent, the music is catchy– but repeats a lot– and it’s just a good fun from start to finish. The game even has a nice incentive system to replay the already visited levels… bust just like Escape the Museum, it never follows it up with an additional reward for 100% completion.
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14.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Recommended ONLY for fans of hidden-object games.

This is a "pure" hidden-object game: it has no real puzzles and a very minimal story. The story is the usual cliché nonsense you find in this genre: pirate treasure, ancient Maya/Egyptian mystery, blah blah.

The hidden-object scenes are OK, somewhat mediocre. There are sime nice mechanics, though, like the ability to travel in the map and go back to scenes where you were before in order to get bonuses.

It is also at a very low resolution. You have been warned!
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Probably the worst hidden object game I have ever played. There is no story and no other puzzles than the hidden object minigames and these are very poorly executed. The graphics are low resolution and unclear, the object don't respect realistic scale and sometimes are almost entirely covered by other objects.
There is a ton of other HO games way better than this one.
20%, not recommended.
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9.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Well, what can I say, bought it for some cents to kill some time. I have never played this kind of game before but I liked the idea.

It has a story,.....yes it has a story, it's average, however. If you liked "Where's Waldo? as a kid, you'll have a couple hours fun with it.

5 treasures to find plus an abundance of smaller on multple screens for the first round, and another set of items for a revisit of each of the locations to get a 100% completion rate for the game.

Ah, and don't forget the geocaches you can find (most of us might want to grab their glasses and move closer to the screen to detect those ;-))

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