Answer the siren`s call and defeat the cruel Mayor Murray and his pet sea monster, the Kraken
User reviews: Very Positive (218 reviews)
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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"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
21 of 24 people (88%) 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
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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10 of 11 people (91%) 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:
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
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 Jone's 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 Jone's 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
I haven't played Nightmares from the Deep 1 yet.

I like these games for the puzzles (mini games), I would be happy with just them and no Hidden Objects and no story. Most of the time, the rest is fun too though. As is the case here.

The hidden object games are just right for my taste (medium difficulty), the story is intriguing. The colourful places have something that really appeals to me.

The map allows for jumping between scenes, no tedious walking through a row of locations to get from one to another.

The puzzles and the alternative to the hidden object games are fun.

It's a shame that the achievements for all hidden object/all mahjongg games can't be done via the extras, and needs a 2nd play through. On the other hand, as I said the story and the puzzles are fun, so I'll enjoy doing the replay.

There are few games where I don't turn the music off first thing, so I can't say anthing about that.
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