Can you overcome the mysteries of the Millionaire Manor and stop the macabre machinations of a madman?
User reviews: Mixed (30 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 17, 2010
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About This Game

Your grandfather has disappeared! The only clue he left is a cryptic message about a game show that no longer exists. Can you overcome the mysteries of the Millionaire Manor and stop the macabre machinations of a madman? Can you uncover the secrets of your unhinged host? Take on the challenges of The Hidden Object Show once more and save your fellow contestants from a gruesome fate!

Game Features:

25 Stages of Play
12 Exciting Modes
75 Detailed Scenes
Hours upon hours of gameplay
Fast-paced secret bonus stages
A gallery of zany characters

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Millionaire Manor is a pretty bland hidden object game with little to no adventure plot involved. It's just a series of hidden object 'puzzles' with the only connection being a spinner that selects the mode that the hidden object screen will be presented in (e.g. list, silhouette, puzzle piece, etc.).

I didn't find much of a challenge, none of the hidden objects require any kind of manipulation to reveal, and the hardest thing about it was finding the objects in lower quality images (poor lighting, distance perspective, etc.) The most imaginative thing about the game was the constant timed "Bonus Round" interrupting the main hidden object screen with another hidden object screen.

Each puzzle seems to serve no purpose other than to complete itself. There's no sense of reward or accomplishment, as you get in the more entertaining adventure story HOGs when you unlock the item that you just happen to need to progress in the story. I guess if spotting and clicking random stuff thrown in haphazardly on top of blah pictures is the part of HOGs you enjoy most and you hate the story part where you have to figure out the puzzles, this is the one for you.

If this game at least had Steam achievements, then it might be worth the effort to slog through the boring gameplay in order to grab some easy achievements. As it is, there are so many HOGs available on Steam that would be more deserving of your time, even if you picked this one up on sale.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
I bought this Game during a Sale after discovering how good HOG`s can be through the Artifex Mundi Games.
Sadly this one is not even close to them. The Story is nonsensical and lackluster. That alone
I wouldn`t mind so much but the Gameplay, while theoretically varied with lots of gamemodes
is absolutely random. You spin a wheel that randomly gives you a Gamemode. This means
that you will most likely play the same modes again and again and never get to see some of the
others.

Still I could forgive the Game this if it didn`t fail at the most important part, the Hidden Objects.
While they should be more or less hard to find, I have encountered several Objects that were simply
impossible to find without Hints due to bad contrast and lighting. Even WITH the Hint I couldn`t see
1 or 2 of them while staring right at them. Only blindly clicking on the area were they revealed.

TL:DR
If you are a Hardcore HOG Gamer and want to complete your collection, buy it during a sale.
Everyone else stay far, far away from it.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
It's ok. Rather repetative puzzel usage. Get it cheep.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I'm normally not for Hidden Object games, but I thought this one also had jigsaw puzzles (it doesn't, really), so I put it on my wishlist to check during sales, and when I saw it for 0.49 euro, grabbed it.

And then it kept me up to nearly 7am, intent on unlocking the extended play. And I had fun!

- There's variance to the puzzles, different game modes.

- A clever frame/story to get you to play the games and dive right in (without tedious running around or any half-hearted pretense at adventure).

- Solvable puzzles, and plenty hints available for you to use or ignore.

- The only truly timed games are the bonus rounds.

- Random clicking won't get you anywhere.

If more Hidden Object games are like Millionaire Manor, I might become a fan.

Only negative:

- No Steam Overlay, no Steam screenshooting.


I'm very stingy, but even I find this game is well worth more than the 0.49 euro I paid for it. If you think 5 euro isn't much, it might even be worth the full price for you.

Edit: For someone with my terrible memory there's also great replay value (plus training memory). You can not only play all puzzles as often as you like in extended mode, you can also make different profiles (for different people playing or just yourself again from the start) and also delete them if you feel like playing yet again from the start.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
This hidden object game is not one of the adventure/hidden object hybrids; instead it is a pretty much straight hidden object game with just a very minimal story, sort of like the Spin Top hidden objects. A different take in this game is that each hidden object scene has a number of different modes, which are chosen randomy through spinning a wheel. Modes include things like list (regular HOG where you find objects from a list), silhouette (silhouettes only, like what shows in some HOG hints), getting a hint rather than the item name, etc. Once completed, you can go to an Unlimited HIdden Object type of bonus stage where you can choose the modes for the scenes that you did not play before. The game doesn't explain what the Bonus thing that pops up is until you click it--make sure to click it, as this is how you earn hints. Hints are fixed and do not recharge, you must earn the tokens and unfortunately once your stack is maxed out they no longer accumulate.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
I do not know what the negative reviews are about. My wife and I play Hidden Object Games for fun, and Millionaire Manor is one of the better of the half-dozen or so we have played. Unlike some games, the objects mostly are appropriately sized and placed (not huge, or stuck on the ceiling, for example). Yes, in a few cases poor contrast makes an object invisible, but that is not particularly uncommon in our experience with other games.

Although short, the game seems clean and professional. We like that the game has an unusual variety of different modes, such as: list (the usual HOG mode), silhouette (only the outline of the object), matching (combining 2 objects to make the list item), alphabet (first find all the letters, with only the found letters presented when naming the object), and jigsaw (place a row of jigsaw pieces at their position in the room), among others. After the main game, Extended Play covers the rest of the modes on each of the rooms, which may be longer than the main game.

The evil master of ceremonies is just a hoot! We enjoyed it!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
I love to play Hidden Object games together with my daughter, but this one is so boring that we stopped playing it.

The graphics is nice enough and from the atmosphere it looks good, but the game itself is totally repititive and boring.
There a re some good ideas making it different from the run of the mill HO game but the overall presentation is not enough to save it. And if you are looking for a story, well there is some, but it is pretty unrelated to what you are playing and serves only as an excuse.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
A nice new spin on a hidden objects game. Solve puzzles and find hidden objects in order to save your Grandfather from a crazy game show host. Though it can become repeatitive if you always land on the same thing when you spin, I find this hidden object game a fresh and rather enjoyable delight. It does become difficult and challenging.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
I can not recommend this game to be honest. It's short. The alternative game modes can be annoying. You can not choose which type of mode you get, you have to spin a wheel so it's random.

Extended play (after "beating" the normal play) could have been redeeming since then you can do the game modes you've missed in the different hidden object scenes, but by then I was so bored, I de installed. I felt no sense of reward but completionists might like to do all modes on all scenes and fill the board with stars :)

Don't buy if not on super sale.

Edit: I forgot to mention the bonus thingies that randomly pop up with which you can earn extra hint tokens: they are timed with a nervous melody that made me rather jittery.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
This is one of the more fun HO games I've played. It has several varieties of puzzles that make it more interesting than just finding the items on a list.

The story is dumb, so if you play HOGs for story you may not like it.
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
This Hidden Object game is that your on a gameshow to save your grandpa so you must complete puzzles to do it. The variety of puzzles are interesting from silhouettes, to riddles, keeping things fresh. A solid 10/10 idea! Good voice acting which drives the story makes the game feel alive.

The game detects your resolution loading the game in that resolution which can result in stretched or fuzzy low quality textures.
How to Fix:
Right click the steam entry and choose properties/click local files then browse local files.
Right click the exe "THOS3" with the star icon and choose properties.
Go to compatibility Tab and put a check in the box for "disable display scaling on high DPI settings".

Rating: 10/10 Value: $7.99
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
One of the most boring hidden objects game I have ever played (and that includes some F2P facebook games).
The story is barely there, the levels are repeated way to often and the different play styles are to easy and not fun.
There are loads of better games for this type of games out there.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Probably the most boring HO games I've played. Feels more like a grind. No good story, no resolution options.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2014
After a while it starts to get pretty boring as the riddles come up oer and over again. Also there was a problem that while I was in the storymode I wasn't able to unlock the lst riddle, only afterwards in the extras I was able to play it. It's ok for this small price and some no intense gaming
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6 of 21 people (29%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
What a crazy dude kidnapped Gramps.

Very funny game. I enjoyed it.
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
It stinks
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2 of 35 people (6%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
A pathetic game,

game is inbred and does NOT belong on steam

0.01/10
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4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
It is just a hidden object game, no story or plot to speak of. On the plus side, there is some variety to the games - find pairs, combine objects, find the difference, etc. Also, it is small so it doesn't waste much bandwidth downloading it.
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3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Short version: 60%
An old hidden object game stuck in an even older time, Millionaire Manor offers a nice variety of game modes and a good overall length, but it really struggles to keep the player’s attention.

Long version:
Millionaire Manor is the third instalment of The Hidden Object Show series, a rather strange breed of hidden object games that really showed how quantity can hurt quality.

Yet again, the player is participating in a television game show– this time with a dark twist– centred on finding hidden objects in several different game modes, ranging from the usual checklists to more exotic types, like riddles. This large variety offers a long play time…

…if you ever decide to actually go that far. Unlike the previous games it’s not required to play every game mode on every level to finish the story, 100% completion is purely optional. But some of the modes are so frustrating or boring that it is doubtful many people will ever want to reach this goal.

A HO game veteran probably won’t find anything appealing in it, since it uses the same mechanics as the first part released in 2008, but for newcomers it may be an excellent starter game with a decent price/length ratio.
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4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Fast-paced, fun, and silly. I found it to be a great little game, and would recommend it to hidden object game enthusiasts.
The characters are quirky, which contrasted the serious protagonist nicely.
Took me about 4 hours, and each area has multiple gameplay modes, which keeps it fresh and fun.
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