Answer the siren`s call and defeat the cruel Mayor Murray and his pet sea monster, the Kraken
User reviews: Very Positive (104 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 24, 2013

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About This Game

Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren`s Call is the sequel to the smash hit Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart.This epic adventure features an exciting plot full of outstanding puzzles and unforeseeable twists and turns.
When Sarah Black, curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, receives a package from a mysterious messenger, she is unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict. Inside the package she finds an artifact, and instantly assailants descend on the museum to rob her. The artifact is stolen. Sarah lowers her head in disbelief as she realizes that again she is falling headfirst into a nightmare from the deep.

Next Sarah finds herself on the shores of Kingsmouth, a forgotten fishing town which holds an incredible secret. A would-be messenger reveals the sad truth: he and the rest of the town’s denizens are suffering from a curse that is gradually turning them into ghoulish, mutated ocean creatures… a curse that was cast by none other than the mayor, Murray, and the old sea-devil himself, Davy Jones.


Features

  • Thrilling storyline with complex plot based on a dark mystery
  • Unusual depth of character for the Hidden Object genre
  • AAA-quality cinematics
  • A plethora of majestic locations
  • Varied gameplay: interactive hidden-object scenes, mahjong, and many others
  • Three different types of collectible objects
  • The sequel to the smash hit Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, building on the first game’s story
  • Bonus gameplay: an additional adventure, telling the story of the praetorians who seek redemption after decades of serving Major Murray
  • Additional materials: concept art, wallpapers and a stunning soundtrack
  • Replayable minigames and HO scenes

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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: 256MB 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)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
If you played and liked the first game from the series (or if you simply are a hidden-objects games lover) you'll definitely end up LOVING this one. Smooth gameplay, good story, comfy puzzles, well-designed hidden-objects scenes... that's enough: stop reading this uninspired review and buy the game. You won't regret it.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Once again Artifex Mundi makes a real good story driven sequal !!! And as always good story, Art and voice acting added with fun and relaxing puzzles and hidden object game play !! You just cant go wrong with Artifex Mundi games !! Give it try if you llike puzzle and hidden object games !!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
It's an Artifex Mundi point and click / hidden object / puzzle game! I have no shame in finding these to be a guilty pleasure, because they're a nice change of pace from more demanding games. This one maintains the devs' usual decent standards, with generally good presentation throughout (with some weird exceptions, as though a different artist was roped in at knife-point to fill in certain gaps). The formula does wear a little thin towards the end, and there's a certain sense of going through the motions that's not evident in the first two thirds of the game. You know the drill: explore locations, pick up items, do hidden object scenes to find necessary objects to solve puzzles (in this game, they really like "swap the pieces around so they form the right picture / match the background"), and listen in horror to some stilted voice acting. It starts well, with much drama and a cutscene that they probably blew half the game's budget on (this probably explains the marionette-like animation later in the game), and then settles into a comfortable formula. Towards the end it actually starts to get, dare I say it, quite exciting! I nearly spilled my tea at one point. The dramatic music helps, and threads begin to wrap up towards the big showdown, but it never really challenges you and feels a bit anticlimactic. If you get "stuck" it nearly always means there's a new hidden object scene that's opened up somewhere on the map, and you have to wander around until you find it. Frustratingly, there are occasions where apparently useful objects can be seen in the background art, but which are non-interactive (in reality the location of the object you need is elsewhere). It's sloppy. Removing useful objects (like a hammer) and then requiring you to find another one later in the game is also annoying. However, like its terrible voice acting (one actor is wildly inconsistent, seemingly forgetting the character he's playing mid-sentence on several occasions), it comes with the territory.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I've just played this game through and I can definitely recommend it to those, who enjoy casual adventure (specifically hidden-object/simple puzzle) games. The graphics are more colorful and refined compared to the first part. The sound design is better too. The puzzles are fairly interesting without being too complex. It seemed to me, in fact, that compared to the first part the puzzles became more varied and interesting while actually being easier to understand (definitely prettier). The main story is OK, although there is nothing special about it. It is there only to set the mood and create a backstory for the setting, after all.
There is a bunch of achievements, which are reasonably easy to unlock, if you are into hunting for those.
Overall the game is a nice relaxing experience for those who want to play something fun and casual.
UPDATE As promised I have 100% completed everything in the game (including achievements and extra story) and I can add the following to my review above. You can skip all HOG parts of the game by playing mahjong (there is even a bunch of achievements for those so you might want to replay the game to get them). However, the original HOGs are still much more entertaining in my opinion. I do appreciate that Artifex Mundi offers and alternative solution to those who hate HOGs, though.
There is also a short bonus adventure, which adds a little bit of extra game play, but changes nothing on the big scale (no achievements for it too and no grand storyline discoveries).
In any case I do appreciate all the additions and variations that are available in the game and thus my overall assessment of the game remains "positive".
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren's Call is the 2nd game of Hidden Object Game trilogy. After experiencing the first game in the series, The Cursed Heart, as a pleasant surprise, I immediately played The Siren's Call afterwards. You play a female museum curator who gets kidnapped to a cursed island by a man in desperate need to save his love.
The main game is a point & click adventure, but combined with 3 types of sub-games. First there are puzzles, which are usually not too difficult to solve. Second there are the hidden object games, where you need to find a list of objects in a single scene. And third, mahjong, the Chinese tile game.
I found the game addictive as you quickly pass puzzle by puzzle and the story line opens up. Not a must-play game, but quite entertaining.

Score: 7/10

Pro:
+ nice graphics
+ steady game progress
+ decent story
+ additional bonus story

Contra:
- if you played the Cursed Heart, it may feel repetitive
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Nice hidden object game, nice graphics, story and puzzles. not very challanging but makes fun. if you tryto get 100% you have a long play time for this kind of games. can recomand this game if you like this kind. you also can skip puzzles or use mahjong to finish the puzzles.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Good click and point adventure, with find-the-object and puzzles.
Some times, challenging.
Good story behind.
If you liked first part, you will like part 2.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
It's a very good game for relaxing.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
105.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren`s Call is the sequel to the smash hit Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart.This epic adventure features an exciting plot full of outstanding puzzles and unforeseeable twists and turns.

When Sarah Black, curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, receives a package from a mysterious messenger, she is unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict. Inside the package she finds an artifact, and instantly assailants descend on the museum to rob her. The artifact is stolen. Sarah lowers her head in disbelief as she realizes that again she is falling headfirst into a nightmare from the deep.

Next Sarah finds herself on the shores of Kingsmouth, a forgotten fishing town which holds an incredible secret. A would-be messenger reveals the sad truth: he and the rest of the town’s denizens are suffering from a curse that is gradually turning them into ghoulish, mutated ocean creatures… a curse that was cast by none other than the mayor, Murray, and the old sea-devil himself, Davy Jones.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Very enjoyable game! Great story and awesome graphics and music... One thing though...

(SPOILER)



I wanted to see Davy Jones in this game so badly.... big bummer
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Excellent pacing (hard to do with hidden object games!), plus improved graphics and UI compared to the first game in the series.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
HOGs are my go to genre when I just want to relax from my hard core gaming habit.

While these game are relatively simple, they do require you to use some brain power but in a relaxing kind of way. The good HOGs have an involving story the poor ones simply just have you find objects.

The Sirens call, is a good HOG game. Actually this developer is quite good at this genre and gives the interested gamer a lot for their money. Like its other games, Nightmares from the Deep: The Sirens Call has good producton values, a nice story, good puzzles and generally fair HOG puzzles and music worthy of any AAA games.

This game is a sequel and I did like the emotional story of the first game better, but as far as HOG games go, The Sirens call was a great tale. And of course they set up the game ending with the promise of another sequel. And no, I did not feel cheated. The sequel will be anohter story.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Easy point and click game to spend a couple of hours in it. Beatiful graphics, easy puzzles. It won't take too much to finish but it also has achievements to make it more challenging. Includes trading cards.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
nice sweet game,good story and music.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
This was a solid hidden object game, and I enjoyed it more than the first "Nightmares from the Deep" title.

Gameplay involves a wide variety of puzzles and challenges such as:
1. Traditional hidden object screens (clearly denoted by sparkles on the easier difficulties), and FROG (fragmented object) puzzles. These HOGs and FROGs were well-constructed with clean art and a satisfying level of difficulty.
2. Bonus game-wide "I-spy" style challenges including octopi (concealed within level backgrounds), seahorses (exposed by certain hand icon actions), and owls (disappearing, reappearing background images). The seahorses and octopi were fairly simple to find once you knew what you were looking for, but waiting around for the owls to appear was a bit tedious at times. Additionally, unlike AM's more recent titles with this kind of bonus content, there is no on-screen indicator to let you know if you missed one of these objects on a particular screen.
3. An assortment of brainteaser mini-games like tile-swapping, rotating discs, jigsaws, matching, and spot-the-difference puzzles. There were a handful of new surprises and unique challenges; however, many of the puzzles were what I have come to see as trademark mini-games for this studio ("arrange the books," "plug in the four cables," "place all the gears," "rotate the discs," etc). Although, they made the effort to give each of the old standbys a fresh nautical-themed spin, with completely new art.
4. Recipes. (It wouldn't be an Artifex Mundi game without them.)
5. Typical adventure gaming object-based challenges. The game does a good job of letting you know what objects you should be looking for, and it gives you constructive feedback if you try to use the wrong item solution.

As for other aspects of the game:
- The art and backgrounds are well done, with the best character models I have seen from this studio.
- The voice acting is decent.
- The music is dramatic and appropriately action-y, although slightly generic.
- The story is coherent, interesting, and has a proper ending. It directly follows the first game, and feels like a natural continuation of the narrative. It was a bit of an overkill, though, to have the story expressed through dialogue, and cutscenes, and the scattered writings of various characters, and then rehashed all over again with the dwarf's cinematic flashbacks. There was a lot of duplication of information.
- The map completely eliminates tedious backtracking by letting you click on any location to instantly teleport there. (I could seriously hug this map). This applies to all difficulty settings.

Overall, I would give this title an 8.5/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
An enjoyable adventure game with surprisingly good graphics and straightforward puzzles. If you don't like hidden-object games, it offers a mah-jong alternative to those parts. A handy map eliminates tedious walking back and forth between places.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Pretty nifty for hidden object game! Nice art, okay puzzle, and a really decent plot. this is one of the more fun hidden object games I've played!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
One of the best hidden object games I've played. Most games of this genre do not have adventure, excitement, and the vast number of achievements that this one does. I like that aspect (achievements) because chances are you're going to play it again just to see where you missed that morphing bird or that golden octopus. Well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I thoroughly enjoyed the first game and picked up the sequel right away. This is a fun hidden object game with a unique setting. The puzzles are good and the story is faily interesting. I will happily purchase future sequels and hope they are working on them. If you like Hidden Object games, get the first one and then pick this one up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
This game is so much fun that I played through it twice!

The story is cute, the art is fun to look at, and the puzzles are simple yet satisying to complete. Your attention to detail WILL be tested if you're going for all the achievements.

Hidden object and point & click puzzles scratch a great gaming itch for me. If you're generally into this genre, The Siren's Call is quite the gem. With achievements and steam cards thrown in, you can't go wrong.
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