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Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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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
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Very Positive (644 reviews)
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
1/10 - Disgusting
I don't know how garbage like this gets made. Rip off a beautiful and iconic game franchise (Bioshock), plug it into an awful hidden object game, and rake in tens of dollars.

It's my fault for buying whatever bundle this came in and actually playing it. It's Steam's fault for not having the curation in place to prevent this plagiarism from appearing in the store.
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3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Played through this, and it was interesting. Buy on sale, but pick it up. Fun little time consumer.
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9.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
I like the storyline of this game, your partner gets lost and you go looking for them and you discover a lost place called Eden, you have to solve puzzles to save your partner and the others trapped in Eden from a demon possesing them.
I like that when i finish the main game there is bonus content that i can play. All in all i like this game and recommend it to people who think they might like it.
I also recommend getting this game on sale, as i got it on sale or in a bundle.
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5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Cool game I really enjoyed the gameplay artwork and also the time spent into finishing the story. Thumbs up
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18.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Wraiths of Eden had a promising story at first, but unfortunately the ending isn’t that good. The HO/puzzles were fun to play and the soundtrack of this game is also really nice (sets in a good atmosphere). The animation was weak, but that’s ok. My only complaint was the whole elevator thing, of going up and down all the time. That got somewhat annoying through the gameplay. Get it on a good sale!
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Elkian Lionblood
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I got this game on sale ($3.50 instead of $10) and I recommend getting it while it's cheap, but buying it full price is fine if you're a fan of hidden-object and/or adventure games. It's a really neat mix of both (and puzzle games) that I enjoyed. Takes roughly 4 hours to beat with the bonus content.

The Cons: Voice acting is kind of flat in places, and the lip sync on the 3D model is horrific. It’s the stuff of nightmares. Also, some of the hidden-object game lists use terms that I didn’t recognize or wouldn’t have used, so that can be frustrating (it turns out there’s a mini-game in those parts you can use to skip if you’re having trouble, tho!). The hidden-object parts are sometimes a little iffy in terms of application (why do you spend all this time picking up 20 things when the one thing you wanted was on top?) and there's the "your knife broke after one use" adventure-game tendency, which is a pain.

The Pros: Story is fairly interesting, if a bit clunkily delivered, scenery is a gorgeous and interesting mix of 3D (moving parts) and somewhat painterly 2D… it’s a little hard to describe but it generally works well. The adventure-game components are like 90% logical and easy to guess, and the rest can be picked up on pretty fast. It's very fun, easy to play while still being challenging and interesting.

While the con section is visibly longer, this is still a fun game, and I recommend it, especially on the cheap.
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Really not the best Artifex Mundi game I've played. It's alright, but not outstanding. One of the things that bugged me was the absence of fast travel using the map. There is quite a bit of back-tracking involved.
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4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
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between Good and Must Play

Family rating
Everyone (10+)

- Key features below ---- Review after -----------------------------------------------

Play time needed (perfect)
about 5 hours
Gaming level
Achievement level
Game style
Point n' click (First person), Puzzle, Hidden Objects Scenes (HoS)
Game modes
Story mode, Bonus Story mode
Two (1 for HoS and 1 for Dominoes Mini-Game)
Yes, just fine.
Mouse only
More or less
Unmissable / backtracking content
More or less. Refer to (#) at the end.
Download contents DLC
Glitches / bugs
I think that's only from my computer but refer to (*) at the end.
Worth price
It deserve almost its full price if you accept the (#) and (*) points below.

- Review below ----------------------------------------------------------------------

This isn't one of my favorite Artifex Mundi game but the game is fine.

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden relate the story of an explorer who has gone missing in the sea while searching for something underwater. You play as the explorer's wife who used to go underwater with her husband. She'll need to retrieve the track of him in the Eden city and save what is left from this utopian underwater city confronting wraiths and hazards. The additional story let you play a Eden citizen who will need to rescue his wife and their baby.

The story and graphics are good. Puzzles and hidden objects scenes are fairly shared.

The game features an inventory where you can store items to combine with the environment to go deeper in the story.

The game has several difficulties and have a guest feature: all the family can play the game and resume it where they left. There is also a map which is useful when you're lost and that may have some hints if you play in an easier mode. Also you can use the Hint/Skip hourglass whenever you want and wait until its refill to use it again. But be warned that you may not skip or use a hint in any puzzle or hidden objects scene if you wish to have some achievements.

There is a good choice of puzzles and there are two kind of Hidden objects scenes. The first Hidden objects scene features the name of the objects to find some are found easily (normal one) and some others need you to interact with the environment or to combine two items to found them. The second Hidden objects scene let you find the shape of the objects in the scene.

(#) :
The game has some achievements that can be missed which are challenging and difficulty achievements. One difficulty achievement asks you to play the game in Expert mode. Challenging achievements require you to finish a puzzle or a hidden objects scene or a dominoes game under one minute. You also need to solve every puzzle and hidden objects scene without skipping or using hints. Another achievement requires you to find 3 objects in 3 seconds or find all objects with only 5 or fewer miskicks in the hidden object scenes. Because of the achievements the game requires you to play two playthroughs of the main story in order to get both Hidden Objects Scenes and Dominoes games achievements. The bonus story let you play it Also I guess you need to get all achievements on the same player.
My computer had a drop of FPS (frame per second) while playing the additional content. My computer has some issues so I guess the issue is from my computer and not from the game.
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Cron ¯\(ツ)/¯
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I'm not much of a fan of this genre but this one was rather entertaining, great artwork, decent story and puzzles.
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8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
its a very interesting game, I would defintely give it a thumbs up. I did become frustrated when I unlocked all the achievements but did not recieve the final achievement (which is given after unlocking all other achievements.) i played almost 10 hours and tried both normal and expert mode, defintely would play again.
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Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
1/10 - Disgusting
I don't know how garbage like this gets made. Rip off a beautiful and iconic game franchise (Bioshock), plug it into an awful hidden object game, and rake in tens of dollars.

It's my fault for buying whatever bundle this came in and actually playing it. It's Steam's fault for not having the curation in place to prevent this plagiarism from appearing in the store.
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
Adventure game with hidden picture puzzles and awesome atmosphere. Played through the normal campaign so far and loved it. Nice story, nice atmosphere, nice riddles...and if you dont like them you can either play a mini game, skip them or get hints. Much love to details. Furthermore you get the soundtrack, some wallpapers and an extra campaign.. Very nice! Recommend it to people who like old-school point and click adventures. Best money spent on Steam in a while.
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2014
Been a hardcore adventure gamer since the days of text-based glory in the 80s. Never thought I'd care about these hidden object games, to be honest the vast majority of them are tragically primitive. These Artifex Mundi games are not, they're in a class of their own.

There's a lot of classic adventure elements in them, you find items, figure out how to combine said items to achieve the result you're after and thusly advance the storyline. Every now and then you're confronted with a hidden object scene, a fact that makes my eyes water and kills my inner child bit by bit. In a stroke of pure brilliance they've added an option to play an alternative game and that way bypass the hidden object scene entirely. What you're left with is an adventure game and occasional boardgame challenges, fantastic.

Rather uniquely they also tend to feature strong female protagonists that aren't constantly trying to assert the fact that they're female and strong, they just are. This is something that you'd be hard pressed to find in any other genre.

Finally, it works flawlessly in linux. As have all Artifex Mundi games I've tried so far.
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
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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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2014
Nice game. It is a point and click adventure game with the setting of Bioshock! Really surprising and a nice return even if it is a different place and story line. Unlike most 'Find the list' of item games, a lot of the game play is adventourous just like Artifex Mundi's "Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart" which I & my 7 year old also enjoyed.
I highly recomend this game if 'Find'em games' are your type/style.
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2015
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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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
A nice adventure game, as a casual user of this genre, I enjoyed it. It's a little bit short.

Things I liked:

- Background art
- Decent voice acting
- Hidden objects areas
- Domino mini-game

Things I don't liked:

- Lack of puzzles
- Average difficulty even in Expert mode
- Lack of information about background history
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2015
Length of Time Played: ~4 Hours
Distance Played: 100% Achievements
Personal Grade: B

Opinion of Each Aspect

Grading System - Outstanding, Excellent, Good, Acceptable, Poor, Horrendous, Abysmal

Gameplay: Excellent
Stability: Acceptable
Story: Good
Controls: Excellent
Graphics: Acceptable
Music: Good
Sounds: Excellent
Difficulty: Outstanding

Notes: + (Positives), = (Small Gripes), - (Negatives)

+ Addicting gameplay for its genre
+ Great challenge for children or casual gamers
+ Fluent controls allow for precise clicking
+ Well done sound effects
+ Music fits the atmosphere of the environment
+ Superb backgrounds and 2D animation
+ Domino game provided to let you skip Hidden Object Scenes

= 3D cutscenes can be very hit or miss when it comes to movement
= The game can freeze if you click too quickly when loading the Hidden Object Scenes

- The facial movements for the 3D dialogue parts is laughably bad most of the time

Summary: A great addition to the Hidden Object Game (HOG) Genre by easily one of the best developers in the trade. The puzzles are good at keeping your brain active as well as an alternative domino game if those aren't your style. While it suffers from a rather cliche storyline, the scenery makes it worth it.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2014
A perfect casual adventure game, makes you think, but never gets frustrating. Bonus content also very nice. Took me about 4 hours to complete. I would have liked longer, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing. It should also be added that the backgrounds have a stylish art deco feel, and are very pleasing to the eyes.

A definite purchase for those who enjoy hidden object/adventure games.
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
After the atrocity that was Empress of the Deep, I wasn't particularly excited to take on another Bioshock "inspired" hidden object game (or HOG for short). Nevertheless I descended into Abyss and its city of Eden, cautious but hopeful that it wouldn't be the stodgy adventure I half expected it to be. Color me surprised then when I became completely swept up in the remarkably high production values, enjoyably casual puzzles, and varied mini-games peppered throughout (heck, there's even some squirrel love). Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden isn't only exceptional for its genre, but a polished and entertaining game in its own right. It's elements may be something less than inspired, but Artifex Mundi mixes them together into far more than the sum of its parts, and certainly one of the best HOGs I've yet to find.

The obvious influence of Bioshock on Abyss can be seen everywhere, from the narrative of a lone traveler entering an underwater city intended as a bastion of all of humanity's greatest minds and creations, to the neon art deco environments, and the persistent theme of a city that failed under its own ambition. Abyss doesn't pretend to be more than it is though, and actually uses its limited resources to rework the plot of the game it so heavily borrows from into something more manageable, forgoing the heavy questions of morality for a more simplistic ghost story that while nothing remarkable is enough to hold the game together. The iffy voice acting and horrendous facial animation is another matter, but thankfully you are subjugated to these often enough to make you turn the game off in horror.

I call Abyss a HOG, but often it falls far more along the lines of a basic point and click adventure game. You explore locations, picking up objects along the way to help you solve puzzles, with just the occasional mini-game popping up often enough to remind you that you are still playing a HOG (if only in some respects). Personally I enjoy this combination quite a bit more than straight up Highlights, and found the simplicity of the puzzles oddly satisfying. It doesn't require much thought and there's always a hint button if you should get stuck, but it also doesn't treat you like a complete imbecile, requiring just enough from the player to keep from feeling like an interactive slideshow.

If you have been turned off from HOGs in the past from their lackluster presentations, mind numbing stories, or over reliance on the sole act of finding hidden objects, I'd suggest you take a look at Abyss before writing the genre off entirely. Its visuals are top notch, the gameplay at just the right level of casual friendliness without becoming tediously easy, and the whole experience feels like its operating a far higher budget with a better development team than I've come to expect from this sort of game. Let's just say I'm impressed, Artifex Mundi; here's hoping this is a sign of the quality we can expect going forward from one of my favorite gaming guilty pleasures.
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