Take a deep breath and find your fiancée who went missing in the dark abyss of the ocean.
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Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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October 30

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The Secret Order 2: Masked Intent is a suspenseful adventure with historical elements based on the theme of the conflict between good and evil.

The daughter of the Master of the Order of the Griffins receives an alarming call. She is the only person who can stop the new member of the high council – the Secret Five – from destroying the Order. Learn the secrets of forgotten artefacts, travel to the 17th century, earn the trust of the spectres imprisoned on a mysterious island, and discover the seat of the legendary Clan of the Dragon.

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October 19

Abyss patch goes live today!

A fresh patch for Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden is coming today!

What to expect:

- improvement in general SteamOS compatibility
- some minor bugs have been fixed

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About This Game

Discover and investigate a forgotten underwater city built in an intriguing Art-Deco style. This former utopia hides many spine-chilling secrets and supernatural forces, the remains of which still lurk in every corner. Face the ancient evil that is hiding in the deepest chambers of the city of Eden.

During your exploration of this Eden beneath this sea, you will solve cleverly designed minigames and find hidden objects or play a special minigame as an alternative. Hold your breath and dive into the game to experience the wonders of the underworld for yourself.


  • Scary and thrilling story in a unique underwater setting
  • Beautiful, hand-drawn graphics
  • Hollywood-quality animations
  • 40 unique locations with 14 hidden-object scenes
  • Numerous original and inventive minigames
  • Unique option to switch from a hidden-object scene to a minigame
  • Intriguing Art-Deco city design

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
The first time I've played this game was around the beginning of summer, looking for a decent HOG to spare the day for. As a HOG lover, I can most assuredly say that Artifex Mundi has always presented me the best examples of the genre, and Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden is no exception.

The story is about an underwater city established to seek "Enlightenment", mysterious wraiths called as "legates" taking control over the city, a limited number of survivors forming a resistance against them, and our poor, frustrated main character who is only there to look for her missing husband. Yes, the plot practically screams the Call of Cthulhu meets Bioshock, but the game manages to handle a cliché combination to craft a refreshing setting quite well. As any other Artifex Mundi game, the curtain opens up to an elaborate chaos which could only be sustained by our puzzle solving and item collecting genius.

Story and environment, with well-made artwork as always, are interesting enough to keep you going until you complete the game, which can be said for a select few games in this genre. There is a common formula for crafting HOGs which never fails: pick a mystery, add a missing person or at least a high stake, stir the pot with some HOG scenes and offer a complimentary cheesy ending. In our case, it comes with Artifex Mundi caliber artwork. All checked, we are ready to go!

Hidden Object scenes are decent, puzzles are fairly simple and adventure elements are easy to track down with the aid of your map. What I'd like to take a note on, is that item usage and combinations actually makes sense too! Playing dominos as an alternative to Hidden Object scenes is creative and entertaining. Oh, and it is possible to finish the game without the aid of any kind of manual or walkthrough.

If you like the genre, or maybe the game is on sale, buy it already! It's Artifex Mundi. It basically cannot be bad. If you've played Bioshock, you'll be having a small voice in your head, whispering: "laaaaame", but you'll still play it out of curiosity. You are facing another beyond par HOG, you are welcome!

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden is a beautiful tale about a diver set to save her lover from a terrible fate in the lost City of Eden, a town living under the waters. Helped by people hiding and having survived to the terrible years of dictatorial rulings under surnatural forces, she's the only one that can stop everything.

The game has a strong story. You're going from surprise to surprise and the landscapes are beautiful and scary too as you're dealing with a fallen city under evil forces. Yet, the puzzles and the hidden objects are just what you need for a casual game.

I speak from memory because it's long time since I've played but the only thing that annoyed me is Robert, the lover. The voice acting was weird. I don't know why though, because the rest is correctly done. The soundtrack is also good.

No, really, Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden is a beautiful tale, like Artifex Mundi can do. Don't hesitate!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Yet another utopian society gone awry, this time due to human curiosity. (Though Pandora was not the one who opened the box this time.)

Storyline: Marine explorer Robert stumbles upon an underwater city. Before being able to report his finding he is taken captive by a mysterious entity with glowing red eyes in a black robe. After not returning from his dive, his female companion sets out to find him. She follows his underwater trail to the underwater city of Eden. Once inside she discovers the ruins of a once magnificent underwater utopian metropolis build to seek harmony and peace. Her mission: Find Robert and along the way she discovers there are others still alive in this decaying city. Some are survivors, some are rebels, and some are possessed. Second mission: Escape. (Any more storyline would spoil the mystery and adventure.)

Reveiwers have blasted this game (circa 2012) for various things but the biggest complaint seems to be is it is a rip-off of Bioshock. I have never played Bioshock so for me it was fresh and I did not compare two entirely different types of games with entirely different storyline concepts. Besides anything written about any underwater utopia, if one wants to get technical, is a rip-off of Jules Verne's "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and "Mysterious Island" or even Dr. No (the movie) of the James Bond franchise originally authored by Ian Fleming.

Gameplay: Beyond the jump scares and the death count, (both of which should be expected due to what occurred in the storyline), the game plays in a sectional linear fashion with a find and use inventory that needs to be completed before being able to move into the next section/area. The storyline is revealed through discovery as the gamer explores the complex. Generally there is little backtracking but some items found in some areas can not be used until later in the game. (So if playing on expert mode remember where there are.) The Hidden Object scenes are scattered throughout and for the most part are only played once. There are several times where the same scene is played twice but generally only after the gamer has progressed the storyline. Certain Hidden Object scenes (generally a replay scene) and certain items only show up after the game progresses. If stuck in an area that means something has not been done yet.

There is a lot of point and click hunt, find and solve to this game. In my opinion this game leans toward point and click with Hidden Object finds as a secondary. Which oddly enough works well with the storyline. The same can be said for the puzzles, despite how random they seem. The puzzles overall are fairly easy to solve and the usual fare. However the puzzles work well for where they are, what needs to be done, and how they fit into the storyline. So overall the continuity remains pretty much in tact.

Final note: In Artifex Mundi tradition, the Hidden Object scenes can be played with an alternative game. In this case, it is dominoes.

Overall, I liked the tight well-written storyline, which though a bit far-fetched is no better or worse then most "sci-fi horror" flicks, shows or books. Oh last thing, there is a rather awkward proposal of marriage at the end which I thought I should mention being such a rare occurence in any game and gives this game a very personal touch.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This Game is a lovely point and click game with amazing graphics and a lovely art style! The Story was also rather interesting. The Puzzles are challenging, but I had alot of fun to accomplish them and I was always looking forward to the next one!

This whole game reminded me a bit on the first Bio Shock game and had a similar atmosphere!

Although the animations and the fact that people never blink ever, was a bit odd and not very well made. The Voice Acting wasn't good but neither it was bad. I personally found it alright.

Due to the fact that this game only got 20 Achievements it shouldn't be hard to get a perfect game in it, as long as you are willing to put some effort with it.

I can recommend this game to all players with a good memory or which just want to play a nice calm point and click game with amazing graphics. But due to the fact that the main story is only 3 Hours Short I recommend grabbing this game in a Sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Another Artifex Mundi point and click puzzle adventure game. Reminds me a lot of the days spend playing 7th Guest back in the day. Unlike '9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek' - this game shows a great deal of promise - having only played an hour so far. It has striking smooth visuals, and the puzzles won't leave you throwing your computer out of the window - and will run on most systems. It's £7 in the UK, and even if the game only gives you a few hours of entertainment, it'll be worth the money, and judging by how the game has proceeded thus far, I'd be inclined to recommend this to anyone who likes puzzle adventures.

Not so sure about the 'spot-the-item' sections, which can be bypassed by playing dominoes - perhaps this is to avoid having sections which may prove too hard for some. Who knows. In any case, it looks like a great family-friendly game, with added spookiness!

If you see it on sale, it's a no-brainer.

Once again, I've recorded my gameplay for your perusal:

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