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User reviews: Very Positive (215 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 29, 2012
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"Hidden Object Games-lovers will certainly know that they safely can expect a high level of excellence from this company..."
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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.

Features

  • 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

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    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden is only my second encounter with a so-called "Hidden Object Game". It's a prime example of the quality that Artifex Mundi delivers in this particular genre of games, which can best be defined as a point-and-click adventure light with as an extra ingredient the Hidden Object-screens. Artifex Mundi delivered a really interesting game with this one, which is like an overtly hommage to Bioshock. The setting shows a lot of parallels to that of the famous and revolutionary shooter: just as in Bioshock, I found myself exploring an underwater city where an utopian society had crumbled into tyranny and civil war. Even the art déceau-style of the city is very similar in Abyss to that of Bioshock. It may be a bit too obvious for some, but it's so well done and the screens are so well-drawn and full of details, that for me it felt more a parallel reality, an alternative, to the world of Bioshock than like any sort of plagiate.

In all possible departments, Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden truly shines. Artifex Mundi invests a lot in putting a convincing story into their Hidden Object-games, and they certainly managed to do so in this game. They also managed to integrate the several hidden object-screens and the mostly cleverly designed puzzles very convincingly into the story. The adventuring-part of the game plays very smoothly and intuitively, helped by the minimal inventory. As far as the musical score and sound-effects are concerned: they do their job in conveying the sometimes scary atmosphere in the game. It would be too much to call this a horror-game, but there are some very rare scaring moments.

Being a collector's edition, there are quite some neat additions included, such as an extra chapter to the story and some downloadable screens. All in all, this is a very recommendable game. Hidden Object Games-lovers will certainly know that they safely can expect a high level of excellence from this company, but I'd surely recommend it as well to those gamers who haven't yet played this genre before. They may not be difficult or competitve, but certainly entertaining and addictive!

Overall score: 7.5/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
If you have played an artifex mundi game before, by this point you know what to expect; a beautiful blend of puzzle solving, object hunting and hidden object finding (or domino playing instead), all bundled in a gripping adventure, full of mysteries, that slowly unfolds before your very eyes. If not, grab your mouse and relax: the ride is thrilling and wonderful.
There is usually some curse or supernatural element involved in their games and Abyss (the hidden object game version of Bioshock) is no exception. As you travel in a ruined underground city that aspired to be a beacon of freedom and enlightenment, you face and have to overcome mysterious adversaries that look like demon-eyed Wraiths in order to free your beloved (and also save the few free people that were left, some tired bloke pushing his forties and about three kids).
It turns out that the cause for all this is Cthulhu, or rather a strange statue found deep inside a mining shaft at the bottom of the ocean, depicting a humanoid body with the head of an octopus. Sounds familiar? I hope so.
At this point I am sure that Artifex Mundi have a Cthulhu and Cthulhu-mythos obsession and I love them for it (Cthulhu statue in Abyss, fishmen in nightmares from the deep: siren's call and the Necronomicon in 9 clues:the secret of serpent creek).
The avatars in this installment have really stepped up their game, the faces are life-like which is mostly due to the vivacity of the eyes and that is a delight to watch - although I also enjoy their painterly ones in other games.
The shock value of corpses showing up everywhere is also thrilling and adds to the unsettling atmosphere of Abyss, making it just the right amount of creepy.

TL;DR: *Cthulhu possesses underwater city people and tries to expand his empire.
*Explosions!
*Giant octopi!
*Dinosaur skeletons!
*Corpses! Corpses everywhere!
*Save Cthulh---eeerrr the world!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Totally not Rapture in a hidden object game, sounds bad but it isn't.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Gameplay was fun, nice mash-up of puzzlles along with the reason I got the game - hidden objects. I played throughit on casual in one sitting and plan on playing the higher diffculties soon.

Main downside (but not a deal-breaker) was the really bad voice acting and story in general. It's not really a drawback because you're not expecting a triple A story from a game like this but some moments just made me go "...what?"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Enjoyable Hidden Object game with a 'BioShock'esque story.

The minigames/puzzles vary in difficulty but most of them are pretty simple, the Hidden Objects parts are of average difficulty. There's a lot of backtracking in this game and sadly there is no fast-travel like in some other HO games. Overall it is a bit too easy to complete but still a fun game nonetheless.

Encountered no bugs or broken achievements.
A second run-through is required to get 100%.
One of which needs to be in expert mode.

7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Fun story, pretty visuals. Made me think of Bioshock for a bit. That said, I liked this less than 9clues for 3 reasons:
1) lot's of backtracking
2) no fast travel like in 9clues
3) maybe a bit too many 'hidden object puzzles'
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Another terrific casual adventure from Artifex Mundi! This one smashes up a bit of the Mythos with a whole lotta Bioshock, for story in which you rescue your undersea-explorer husband who has gone missing. You dive at his last known location and find first a broken-down lab, and then a stark, sprawling, deserted city on the sea bottom.

The city is called Eden, not Rapture, but the principles are the same, and the explorations and puzzles that follow are hard enough to be interesting and pliant enough to cave under pressure. NOTE that the "Hint" button becomes a "Skip" button during puzzles, so if you are paying the wrong kind of attention, trying to figure out what the puzzle rules are can turn into a whoops-skip (this happened to me twice).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
If you happen to be a fan of hidden object games or point and click adventures then this is the game for you. A very creative game that does a very good job with it's limited budget.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Abyss: The wraiths of Eden is a point & click game. The story is quite intriguing and the game features unique puzzles besides the usual "find these items" puzzle. The game takes a while to beat (2-3h if it's your first time and you're not using any walkthroughs) so it'll keep you busy for a while. I recommend this if you love casual point & click games.

Besides the main story, it also has a bonus story which will take you roughly 1h to beat. If you're any achievement hunter like me, the achievements aren't hard to get but it'll require you to beat the game a second time (which is quite boring).
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Very good game but so short =)

4/5
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
This game is basically Bioshock -- art deco everywhere, a ruined underwater city, lots of creepy little kids -- except there's no shooting, and the end boss is Cthulhu instead of Ayn Rand. The gameplay elements are alright -- mostly keeping to the line between 'too easy' and 'too challenging', except for a few of the more obstinate puzzles. The story itself was kind of stupid, and I kept hoping that the resistance leader would turn out to be secretly evil so I could punch him in his stupid, stupid facial hair.

I would recommend against buying this title...but there was an awesome squirrel, so buy it if you lub dem cute squirrels.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Slow and boring after while... Only a good game when u r bored in a cold winter night otherwise theres some free version of this online as flash games.
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
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5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
A really solid Hidden Object game with a good story, those of you who have played Bioshock will certainly see some similarities with the design of Eden though the plot itself sets itself apart. I wasn't really a fan of the domino mini game but it was useful when I absolutely could not find an object and did not want to use a hint. It's not quite as refined as the companies later games and you will find some recycled puzzles if you have played their later stuff but I still really reccoment this to HOG fans.
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5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I love point-and-click games that also have puzzles and hidden objects BUT they must have a wonderful story to go along with it. This story was interesting from start to finish and moved smoothly through the game-play. The puzzles weren't too difficult and the hidden object portion was sometimes a little too easy (if you prefer there is a dominoes game you can play instead) but overall it was a fun 5 hours. I definitely recommend if you like this genre. OH and while it's definitely not scary it was pretty spooky to play with headphones on in the dark. Very fun for the month of October! I'm looking forward to playing it again.
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4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I don't usually like puzzle games like this, but this stood out like a pearl in the mud to me. If you're interested in the genre in the slightest, this is a great game to start with. It has a decent story, engaging environment and great puzzling.
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4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
You know how in Bioshock you can find ammo, health and money if you keep your eyes peeled? Ever wonder what it would be like if the entire game was nothing but that? Artifex Mundi sets out to answer this question in Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden.
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Wife likes these kind of games and liked this title.
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5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Really, pretty good for a "casual" game. You can turn the difficulty to "Expert" at the start and make it more like a real adventure game which probably helped.

Anyways, the game's got some good atmosphere (courtesy of Bioshock) and a decent plot. The hidden-object games can get a bit tiresome, but hey, there's dominoes too if you don't care for them. Achievement set is a bit annoying in that it requires you to play through the entire game at least twice but ehh, it's quick enough the second time through anyways. I wouldn't call it a top-tier adventure game or anything but it's certainly worth checking out if you can get it cheap.
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9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
A wonderful game, simply amazing. Very interesting story, excellent gameplay, highly recommended!
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