Answer the siren`s call and defeat the cruel Mayor Murray and his pet sea monster, the Kraken
User reviews: Very Positive (296 reviews) - 95% of the 296 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 24, 2013

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Includes 3 items: Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren`s Call, Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones, Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart

 

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Here, we have the second instalment of Nightmares from the Deep series: The Siren's Call. Artifex Mundi keeps upping the game and brings another succeeding HOG in. Compared to the first game, The Siren's Call carries a faster pace in story with just as good puzzles and HOG scenes. In this game, we'll have less undead, more... fishmen?

The museum curator Sarah Black's adventures in the Caribbean continues. After her remarkable encounter with Captain Remington, Sarah is safely back and prepares for a new exhibition while trying to promote a "fiction" novel about her last encounter with Captain Remington. It is the middle of the night when a strange courier visits the museum to deliver a package. With the content of the package revealed, Sarah suddenly becomes a target again and a central figure in an old curse that slowly transforms the inhabitants of Kingsmouth to fishmen. You are to become a part of the resistance against a corrupt mayor, free a siren and challenge the curse of Davy Jones himself yet again.

Catchy, huh? Yeah, I know. Some might think that Nightmares from the Deep series are basically a retelling of Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Even I thought so when I finished the first game. This one, obviously gathers anecdotes from Dead Man's Chest and On Stranger Tides, but still manages to harbor the Caribbean lore into something curious and genuine. The bonus chapter at the end of the game even presents some foreshadowing about the last instalment, namely the origin of infamous Davy Jones himself. I really expect something a bit different than the movie version Davy Jones. Here's hoping!

I'll just skip praising the quality of artwork in Artifex Mundi games and define with two words: plain gorgeous. It is no big news that Artifex Mundi redefined the HOG genre, especially with the quality of artworks. This one is no different. Aside lovely background visuals with strong nautical themes, character animations are really good in this one compared to the first instalment. Characters have distinct facial remarks and body language. Cinematics seem to improve quite a bit too.

The gameplay? As a HOG, it is more than decent with presenting different type of HOG scenes, one or two FROG scenes and some puzzle dynamics even in HOG scenes themselves. Puzzles are mostly ordinary with lovely artworks this time. You'd go through the most challenging one within 3-4 minutes. If you are bored with HOG gameplay, you may give Mahjong alternative gameplay a try anytime you wish. To grab all achievements, you'll be needing at least two playthroughs though: one for HOG achievements, one for Mahjong achievements. The map is interactive with "available action" indicators so backtracking is not an issue. We are already familiar with collecting coins and poking a - this time fish-dwarf to tell us the background story. I'm getting used to these guys. Sure they are creepy as ♥♥♥♥, but hey! They are company.

Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call is a good addition to the series, building up the concept further and establishing a bridge between the first and the last game, and a neat HOG by itself. Pick it during a sale and enjoy!

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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
The second game in a present series of three. It is stand alone, and can be played out of order. However, as with all series games, each game despite its own individuality does build on the previous story and there are previous story references.

Story: Museum Director Sarah Black, who has gained a reputation by breaking a Davy Jones' curse, is brought an 'artifact' by a mysterious man. The 'artifact', however, belongs to a pirate captain Murray who has made a deal with Davy Jones. Captain Murray, now mayor of the town Kingsmouth, wants it back. The artifact powered by the 'magic' of his captive mermaid controls the ship destroying kraken. The mysterious man, suffering under the curse brought on the captain's deal (along with the entire town Kingsmouth) wants back his humanity and to free the captive mermaid. He enlists Sarah's aide to free the mermaid and to break Davy Jones' curse.

This game plays in a very tight linear fashion based on a chase theme. Once finished with an area the player moves on giving chase. There is back tracking in this game but not enough to be annoying, or even seemingly out of place. The flow of the story and gameplay is smooth, each obstacle the goal to overcome as the player gives chase. As far as any back tracking that does occur, the no penalty fast travel map makes it easy and convenient. Of course puzzles, hidden object scenes, needed items or things to do can also be deduced from the map. Your intrepid companion steers the player along the game path as well as through the story, and needs to be talked to prompt the game. However talking with your companion comes off as a natural thing to do and never seems forced. In many ways the story is about your companion and your character Sarah is the by-stander, helper and observer.

There is a wide variety of puzzles and hidden object scenes, and what I have come to think of as Artifex Mundi's trademark (at least in this series): Mahjong. Depending on personal gameplay style there is enough variety of game choice to not be boring. No single puzzle or hidden object scene is overly difficult but also not so easy as to be considered too simple. The hidden object scenes occur frequently enough for the game to be hold the designation 'Hidden Object' game and not fall into the 'point and click' category.

There are also three sets of 'ghost/shape shifting/extra' objects to look for: octopi, parrots, and seahorses. The parrots fade in and out at approximately 10 second intervals. The seahorses are 'ghosts' that appear when certain objects are touched. The octopi are simply hidden within the background. Of the three, the parrots are the hardest to find and there are lots of them. If any thing in this game could truly be called challenging I would say finding all of these extras without consulting a guide would be.

The bonus chapter gives background to both Captain Murray and Davy Jones, as well as a teaser for the next game in the series.

One last thing, I thought the chest guardian in this game was very apropos. Though I did miss the little animation of him taking the coin each time (as it happened in the first game), but I can understand why the action would only be shown once and not repeated. (I guess I do not mind repetitive things.)

Enjoyed the game and enjoy the series.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
After saving Remington's soul in the Cursed Heart, Sarah Black wrote a book about him and is ready for an exhibition. However, a stranger with a mysterious package shows up one evening, triggering a fight between fishmen and him. He's explaining that his town, which was a heaven for pirates, became cursed because of the mayor and his pact with Davy Jones. A mermaid is captive and your friend wants to save her as he's in love with her. The only person that can correct everything is you....

While the plot is great, I've been less impressed by it, maybe because the enemy is now someone really greedy and without anything to redeem.

The gameplay stays the same: point-&-click, puzzles and hidden objects. Compared to the first game, nothing changed really apart now a search for different objects that are sometimes hard to spot (which is the weakest point of the game). As usual, the difficulty is well-balanced. And the bonus chapter is showing the aftermath of your actions.

The graphics are still beautiful, while you're still on an island, now, you're visiting a village, with its sewers, lighthouse, tavern or markets. People you're meeting aren't necessarily hostile to you, as they're also wishing for peace. As usual, Davy Jones is mentionned. Besides, the ambiance is still a surreal one. The soundtrack stays also good.

It is a great sequel anyway. While the game isn't innovative, it's still an agreable moment you will pass, so, don't hesitate too for that one.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Like its predecessor (Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart), this one here does not disappoint.

It shares the same advantages: maaaaany minigames, many Hidden Object scenes (a special minigame that presents you with a whole messy pile of items, from which you have to select some few) and none of the objects you need will be ridiculously hidden somewhere in your screen - in other words, no pizel hunting, which is great. If you don't like the Hidden Object minigame, you can always replace them for a Mahjong match without penalty.

The animation seems to have improved in this one when compared to its predecessor, but that might just have been my impression. The colourful and lively scenes are a sight to see throught the whole game. The story wasn't very interesting, but some might be into it.

So this is your high quality puzzle/hidden object title.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Very good hidden object game; interesting puzzles and story, music is ok. Me and my gf played it together and we had great time! :)
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