Save your missing friend and reveal the corruption of the town’s citizens to stop an evil plot to bring the evil Snake God back to our world.
User reviews: Very Positive (94 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 18, 2013
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About This Game

9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek is an original hidden-object puzzle-adventure game, featuring a totally unique Detective Mode. This thrilling mystery merges elements of classical horror and gritty, 50’s-style noir.
A paranormal private investigator is contacted by her friend, famous reporter Helen Hunter, whose voice sounds small and terrified in the voicemail. She is in the coastal town of Serpent Creek, and needs help immediately.
But upon arriving in Serpent Creek, the detective finds no trace of Ms. Hunter.
Weirder still is the fact the town’s streets are crawling with snakes, and the citizens seem to be sleepwalking through life. The ground shakes with violent tremors.
When investigating Serpent Creek, the detective will perform true investigative work: finding clues and combining them to learn the secrets of every crime scene in the all new Detective Mode!

Features

  • Unique Detective Mode gameplay
  • Eerie, realistic settings
  • Mysterious crime story set in 1950’s America
  • Challenging mini-games
  • Complex characters with real motivations
  • Detective’s Journal that includes current tasks and character index
  • Unique locations
  • Breathtaking plot full of unexpected twists

System Requirements

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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: 256 MB 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)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
I've never really been a big fan of hidden object games, but I enjoyed this one. You'll probaby figure out the mystery pretty fast, but the story's engaging and the game doesn't get too repetitive (unless you end up playing through a second time to get all the achievements because you missed the third lock by about two seconds).

It's a pretty easy game, and would be great for older kids, especially ones that like their stories a little on the creepy side. It's a bit short, but I think if it was any longer the story would drag.

Nothing revolutionary, but if you like to chill out and blow through a casual game with a decent story and easy achievements, it's fun and worth picking up especially in a bundle or super cheap sale.
Posted: October 10
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
What a nice point-and-click adventure "9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek is".

The graphics are finely drawed and all characters fit together perfectly. It should be somekind of horror story with threaten poisonous snakes. But mostly just scary for children. The puzzles are challenging but sometimes too easy.

I liked the crime scene mode when she asks: "what on earth happened here?". Then you must find evidences like footsteps or fingerprints on the screen. If you are finished she tells you every detail that happened in a story stack. Great !

Unfortunately I had to playthrough several times because I missed always
one of the 3 lockpicker puzzles and then you need to have a completed savefile
at all ...
Posted: October 12
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
I'm not really into hidden object games, but this one was interesting. I liked the story and didn't find it boring. The game is short and the puzzles are not very complicated. Very good time killer. Easy and entertaining. Recommend if you are into hidden object games. You will enjoy this one.
Posted: October 11
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
This game is a proof that if a game is very good quality, you can enjoy it, even if you don't like the genre. I don't like games like this, but time I spent on that game wasn't wasted. Why? I think because it has NO BUGS at all. Not even smallest one. Because everything is on its place. Because whole game is developed with highest quality standards. Yeah, I think, thats why I enjoyed it.

VERDICT:
If you don't like such games, I think you may try it. There is a chance you will like it.
If you like such games, you probably played it before me and you know how good it is.
Posted: October 11
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
It's a decent game to play if you like hidden objects and puzzles. Being that it has a pretty specific storyline, it doesn't have much replayability--the only real difference seems to be that some of the hidden object minigames ask for different items (excluding the one item you need for the storyline), but since you do a lot of them twice, it ends up all being the same stuff.
For example:
Playthrough One - Find STORY ITEM 1, star, fish, and shovel. Later you go back and find the STORY ITEM 2, book, wrench, and ball.
Playthrough Two - Find STORY ITEM 1, fish, ball, and wrench. Later you go back and find STORY ITEM 2, shovel, book, and star.

I finished the game (completing the story + a second playthrough for the achievements I missed) in ~5hrs. It's enjoyable the first time (even if a pretty weird story). And, you may end up replaying it for any achievements you miss. I'd say look into the Trade thread and trade someone for a 50% off coupon if you don't already have it. I think it's worth $4.
Posted: July 19
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