Save your twin brother from the sinister sea menace that overtakes everything and everyone on the troubled island of Pilgrim's Hook.
User reviews: Positive (19 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 18, 2013
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Reviews

“Small Town Terrors: Pilgrim’s Hook is one of the best hidden object adventures made this year.”
4.5/5 – Gamezebo

“Small Town Terrors: Pilgrim's Hook...is the first hidden object game I enjoyed playing because the developers seamlessly incorporated finding hidden objects, solving puzzles, and uncovering a spooky mystery.”
5/5 – Casual Game Guides

About This Game

A visit to Pilgrim’s Hook is the last thing you wanted. You vowed never to return to your childhood home. The only person that could ever compel you to come back summoned you with an unexpected phone call. How could you not answer his desperate plea for help? You must go back and save your twin brother from the deadly menace that lurks below the island.

The horror begins at land’s end and spreads its wrath over land like a web of suffocating tentacles. A tide of terror has attacked Pilgrim’s Hook. Few townsfolk remain and the ones who do appear to have gone mad. A diabolical power eats away at those who dare to resist the call of the sea.

You could fall prey too. A mysterious underwater force threatens you with ominous words. “I keep everything that comes to me through the sea. I think I will keep you and your brother both,” the voice resonates like the echoes of a living nightmare.

Defy destiny of doom. Your dear brother’s fate is in your hands. Only you can free Arthur and the townsfolk from the perils of doom.

Dive in if you dare and brave the depths of Pilgrim’s Hook. Encounter colorful characters, a kingdom of ocean life, mesmerizing aquatic sound effects and hauntingly realistic maritime scenes. You alone can unravel the mystery and break the horrific spell.

You are the last hope in this decades long struggle between good and evil, sand and surf, and land and sea. Turn the tide of deadly danger that lurks below the troubled shores of Pilgrim's Hook.

Features

  • Reveal the clues, piece them together, and solve the mystery of Pilgrim’s Hook!
  • Discover life-saving clues and solve unusual puzzles
  • Find dozens of morphing sea creatures: starfish, lobsters, crabs and more
  • Earn a collection of sea-based achievements
  • Interact with the inhabitants of Pilgrim’s Hook, from the seaman and priest, to the bartender and the townsfolk
  • Search Pilgrim’s Hook for missing whale bones
  • Work with an integrated strategy guide
  • Bonus chapter Beneath the Sea

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor or faster
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Another good point&click game. The game's mechanism is quite descent, find hidden objects, solve puzzles, linear story line. Luckily, there are some bonus chapters so it's worth your money even if you bought this game at full price.

There are achievements in game only but not showing on Steam so you don't have to complete all of them.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Short version: 77%
If you want a hidden object game which offers exactly what you assume in this genre, Pilgrim’s Hook won’t disappoint you. It may be unoriginal, but it is also a solid hidden object puzzle title.

Long version:
Small Town Terrors 2 is the kind of hidden object game that tries to remain in the genre’s comfort zone, which works as much to its advantage as against it.

The story offers little surprises: while searching for a loved one you find yourself in a small town haunted by something evil, which of course you promptly destroy before the end credits. There is next to no supporting cast, and the voice acting is kind of a hit and miss.

Same goes for the puzzles: we don’t meet a single one that wasn’t seen before, but they offer a large variety and a good difficulty curve– although the hidden object scenes tend to rely on the ‘find x amount of said object’ gimmick. The only really conspicuous flaw is the usual dumb adventurer syndrome, where you instantly throw away a useful object even if you would need it three scenes later.
Despite these small issues Pilgrim’s Hook is still a good pick that won’t really disappoint any hidden object game fans.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This is my favorite hidden puzzle game I've ever played. Give it a try.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
I haven't played any other pure HoG's, so I'm coming at this from the perspective of an adventure gamer willing to put up with some cursor sweeping here and there. And Pilgrim's Hook turned out to be fine for that - the puzzles aren't trivial, but nothing that'll really stump you either. Artwork is well done and atmospheric. The plot is thin, as is the logic behind many of the "adventure" components of the game, but neither were so bad as to actually put me off the game.

If you're looking for a diverting, Cthulhu-esque adventure romp that keeps you entertained for 4-5 hours, Pilgrim's Hook is worth picking up (though probably not at full price.)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Good HOG with story and characterization very similar to the series Nightmares from the Deep by Artifex Mundi. The protagonist is a woman that has to find her estranged twin brother, lost on the mysterious island where they lived their childhood, Pilgrim's Hook. Challenging puzzles and HOG scenes, the collector's edition has a bonus chapter that explains some back-story and other nice extras.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
Well...It`s an adventure game. I dont play games like this too often. But I found it sometimes quite hard to find the right objects to continue. Also I needed 2 or 3 times the help function to continue.

Achievments are available, but only ingame, no steam achievments.

Also the game lacks of cards.

The story was ok...It is clear that this game was made for a jounger audience.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I bought this on sale, but I would have paid full price. It is that good!!!

Great storyline, good graphics, interesting characters and objects that are not always really simple to figure out what they are used for along with lots of hidden objects spots (non-repetative). When unused objects start to fill up my inventory and I am still feeling really interested, that is a good thing!

I just started this today and it is on the same level with House of 1,000 Doors, my all time favorite. I like to keep these reviews simple and too the point. I play my HOGs on EXPERT only and this one doesn't fail to impress.

My only advice is if you love really tricky puzzles, this game is not full of them. The puzzles are good, but not difficult, which is fine by me, but if you are a puzzle lover you may find this aspect dissapointing.


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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
possilble spoilers.

If you liked Mysteries Stories: Mountains of Madness, you'll like this game.

I found the bonus chapter to be very anti-climactic. I honestly think the lore (?) of the game would be much better off without it.

I felt genuinely unnerved for quite some time throughout the game, not knowing when the monster was going to pop out of puddles and talk to me. There are also some subtle touches here and there which I was grateful for. You meet an alcoholic in the bar, and when you leave, he's sitting drinking. Once you come back later, he's slumped over the bar holding his keys, which you then take. I was really quite impressed. I think other hidden object games would just have they keys sitting on the bar.

Very very good voice acting for a hidden object game aswell. Especially for Cthulu (or whatever he is).

The game isn't perfect but it's still damned good.
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2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu f'taghn!

Okay, all silliness aside, this is a solid entry in the HOG genre. Good voice acting, a few cheap CGI scenes, and pretty (creepy) art. Semi-generic storyline with some interesting twists, and well-designed HOG scenes with a few fun twists such as themed finds and build-your-object. I will admit some of the included puzzles made me want to hit things, but there's always the 'skip' button. Add in a built-in achievement system, and this game covers all the basics and then some.

After a bit you'll be wanting to go after the main villain with a baseball bat just to get him to shut up, just to warn you.
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4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Pretty fun game. I enjoyed many of the puzzles, but found others to be a bit weird. All in all, worth a play, and even better when it's on sale!
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5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
I really enjoyed this one. You can easilly finish this game in a couple of hours. I do recommend this game to those that like this kind of games.
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10.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This is a lovely little gem of a game. I turned it on one day when I had nothing better to do, and found myself hooked (that was not meant to be a pun, I'm so sorry). I found the story to be fun, and the puzzles to be engaging but not too difficult. The artwork was lovely, though my only complaint on that front is that the talking animations looked a little stilted. My only other issues are that I wish the achievements were linked to steam, and sometimes the placement of an item was very sensitive to a select few pixels. For instance, I spent about a half hour furiously trying to use a pry bar on a loose board, until I finally found the right area of pixels.

Overall, I find it very fun, but I wouldn't recommend spending $15 on it. It can be completed in a few short hours.
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6.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Despite the awful title, this is a good hidden-object game with a light Lovecraftian horror atmosphere. It includes challenging puzzles and enjoyable bonuses after you finish the main game.

A nice touch is that it includes a full walkthrough in case you get stuck and lose patience. More hidden-object games should do this! The whole point of casual adventure games is that you want to be spoon fed. :)

Where it falters is in the story: it seems somehow incomplete. There's a villain, but you never quite understand what his plan is, and how the protagonist figures into it. I wouldn't be surprised if the original story somehow got cut down when it came to production...

The achievements are fun, but unfortunately are not linked to Steam.
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3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Good story.
You play a girl who gets' a weird phone call from her brother who is back on their home Isaland. She hated that place, but has a feeling that her brother needs her help, so goes back even if she swore never to set foot there again.
As soon as you arrive, you notice something wrong. Follow the story, find and save your brother while figuring out what is wrong with your birth place.
Very fun.
I recommend it.
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3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
9/10

Overall the hidden object scences are well made. Though most of them do not follow the find this list of items method. Instead you will need to find 4-6 of one item ie; frogs, spiders, lizards for usually 3 items in a HOG. The puzzles are in general fun and well made. Luckily this game gives you a built in in game guide so when you're stuck but don't want to use a hint you still can.

I feel like the plot left a few holes in characters and motives of the villian but for a HOG the plot is usually never that great even though this one had a pretty creative one.

For length of game play it's okay, it doesn't last too long that you get sick and tired of it but not too short that you feel cheated out of your money.
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