Answer the siren`s call and defeat the cruel Mayor Murray and his pet sea monster, the Kraken
User reviews: Very Positive (191 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 24, 2013

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"Free the siren Calliope and lift the curse that the Mayor Murray and your old jovial friend Davy Jones put onto the population of Kingsmouth. "
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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
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call:
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You play Sarah Black, a curator of the Caribbean Naval Museum who receives an unexpected delivery deep into the evening; a chest with a missing triangle carved in the middle of the top cover.

One of the artefacts on display reacts oddly with the chess and you quickly realise that this is the key to open the chest. Inside the chest you find the Golden Octopus!

As soon as you hold this beautiful statuette, you are set upon by some sort of creature with a body of a man and head of a fish waving swords at you. At the time, your delivery man comes to your rescue. Unfortunately, one of these charming creatures throws a potion and you faint into the abyss without the Golden Octopus!

From there, you will try to free the siren Calliope and lift the curse that the Mayor Murray and your old jovial friend Davy Jones put onto the population of Kingsmouth.

This sequel is a great hidden objects adventure game with some strong, challenging puzzles. A definite step up from “Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart”. I am looking forward to play the next game in the series.

The graphics are great, cut scenes are fantastic and the story line is good. It took me a solid five hours to finish this game. If you are new to this type of game, you might find some of the puzzles a bit hard to beat. The good news is, you can bypass them if need be.

Positives:
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- Good graphics
- Well structured game with a good story
- Challenging puzzles
- Achievements
- Trading cards

Negatives:
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- Couple of frustrating puzzles

Definitely a game to own!

8/10

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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart represented something of a low point in Artifex Mundi's library for me, so approaching The Siren's Call I didn't have the highest of expectations, or really any to speak of. Maybe it was the lack of enthusiasm on my part or the benefit of having a few other Artifex Mundi games pop up between its two pirate themed adventures. but Nightmares of the Deep managed to avoid the vast majority of the problems which brought down its predecessor and could easily sit as one of the developer's most polished works.

In a lot of ways, Artifex Mundi has "fixed" Nightmares of the Deep by basically retconning the entire first game. It follows a nearly identical premise, features similar puzzles, and has effectively the same structure as The Cursed Heart. In some ways this makes it feel somewhat redundant, as if you've played the prior game there's a constant feeling of deja vu following you around as Artifex Mundi mostly tries to pretend that game doesn't exist. But they've also done so much to improve the originally underwhelming experience that I still found myself enjoying their signature brand of casual adventure game HOGs (hidden object games) and appreciating the ways they'd found to streamline and subtly enhance a familiar formula. It also means that if you never played The Cursed Heart you're under no obligation to before The Siren's Call, as for all intents and purposes this is a second start for the series, and a markedly better one at that.

Siren Call's most immediate upgrade is its visuals, especially that of character faces and animations. Gone are the unnerving lip spasms, clunky walks, and convenient tricks to hide a lack of animation, replaced with actual facial movements and a significant increase in the amount and quality of animation in every area of the game. It might still be fairly tame compared to games with budgets in the multi-millions, but it goes a long way to making Siren's Call stand out among its peers as almost certainly the prettiest HOG I've ever played.

Other fixes are less overt but no less desirable, such as fast travel carried over from previous Artfiex Mundi games which cuts out all the tedious backtracking that was at its worst in Cursed Heart, helping especially in making the end game fetch quest something I actually enjoyed. Contextual puzzle solving has a much larger focus now, with logical solutions that make you feel more like an improvising scavenger than someone that just happened to stumble into a pile of junk with everything you need. They're a lot of small alterations that might not be immediately apparent, but make it hard to imagine going back to the way games of the genre have been for so long.

The one place Siren's Call failed just as much as its predecessor is its narrative, which once again borrows heavily from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. I wouldn't say I expect to find Pulitzer worthy writing in this style of game, but Artifex Mundi's prowess at delightfully cheesy plots remains nowhere to be found in Nightmares from the Deep. Plot holes abound, motives feel contrived and character reactions even more incomprehensible, and in general Siren's Call is trying so hard to be serious that it just comes across as dry and frankly pretty boring.

Compared to The Cursed Heart's list of annoyances though, that's a not insignificant step up in quality, and leaves the inevitable third game in a position to finally bring the series up to the standards Artifex Mundi has set themselves with other games. I'm still not entirely sure why Nightmares of the Deep seems to be the flagship title in their eyes, but if future games can keep in line with The Siren's Call I wouldn't be all that bothered to have a few more of them.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game follows up right after NIghtmares From the Deep 1, this is the collectors edition even though it is not listed as such. With Part 2 this game is one of the few HIdden Object Games worthy of being a franchise with its excellent story telling, great imagry, and fun puzzle solving gameplay elements. Once again you are the Museum Curator who like most museum curators must battle the forces of the supernatural to maintain your exhibitions.

Anyone can enjoy this game, the difficulty level seems fine for all kinds of players from new HO fans to battle hardened HO veterans. There is a strategy guide if stuck, hint button if lost, and hint button for puzzles. The gameplay is up to the player since this unique series of games offers Mahjong as an alternative to finding the hidden objects. All of the scenes fit the atmosphere of the game with a nautical or seaside type of theme fun for summer gaming. This game continues the pirate traditionss of Voodoo, Mermaids, or to be Politically correct Mer-people which is their official designation.

A trademark of HO games is their fantastic artwork, the scenes and characters come to life fully voiced. Though their pronunciation of some words can be a bit controversial sparking debates and barhouse brawls across the Caribbean for centuries.

Kraken in the game is pronounced Crack-In which is how its pronounced in Scandanavian, while the creature is known earliest amongst the people of Norway where it seems they call it Kraw-kun? In English using phonetics Kraken would be pronounced Kray-ken. Scholars to this day and possible scientists deep in Area-51 are still trying to unravel this mystery to unlock the riddle of the ages.
The best answer seems to come from Pirates of the Carribean, just call it what you want.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXKoWLSyxz4
*Competionist TIps:
When looking for the Mirage parrots, keep track of locations where the mirage parrots have been found. Watch in cut scenes for them to appear indicating their presence in a scene. If one is known to be in a location keep going back and forth to trigger the mirage parrot to appear. While this is the most difficult part of the game, its not too hard, the games short length makes it not so bad to get 100% in for even the fastest of achevo hunters.


Rating: 10/10 Vaule: $9.99
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Dear Sirs or Madams,

I am writing to express my interest in filling the vacancy for the role of Senior Object Locator at your organization.
I bring with me extensive experience solving elaborate underwater puzzles. My skills include gathering fake teeth and peanuts, as well as hunting down long-lost toy soldiers. In addition, I specialise in collecting octopi, seahorses, parrots as well as ancient tokens.

In your service, I won't shy away from partaking in Mahjong; if necessary, under duress.

For substantially jolly hazard pay, I am even willing to engage krakens.

Yours Truly,
S. Black
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
A great follow-up to the first Nightmares from the Deep game. You play as the same museum curator from the first game, but this time you are taken to a cursed island to continue your quest.

The story is simply great, tying in both to the previous games' Davy Jones myth as well as legends of sirens and will keep you wanting to play to the end.

The world is beautifully decorated so you will actually want to inspect each scene even if it isn't a hidden object puzzle and the voice acting and music are a huge step up.

Hidden Object puzzles are somewhat difficult but never needlessly so, and if you do get stuck there is the hint button. You can also skip the HO puzzles and play a mahjong puzzle instead.

The bonus adventure unlocked after completing the game is less well fleshed out, with too few locations and a lot of back tracking between them, but I still recommend playing it since it leads up directly to the final game in this trilogy.
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