Help Ashley Ford find her father and solve the mystery of the Three Oak Mansion. A professional thief, Ashley has inherited this hobby from her father, who suddenly disappeared one night while he was trying to sneak into the Three Oak Mansion. You start the game in front of a big, deserted house that hides a lot of secrets.
User reviews: Mixed (58 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 13, 2014

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July 9

Trading Cards are now available for Crystals of Time

We are happy to announce that Steam Trading Cards are now available for Crystals of Time.

You will now receive card drops periodically while playing.
These cards can be used to create badges which will also unlock backgrounds and emoticons.

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About This Game

Help Ashley Ford find her father and solve the mystery of the Three Oak Mansion. A professional thief, Ashley has inherited this hobby from her father, who suddenly disappeared one night while he was trying to sneak into the Three Oak Mansion.
You start the game in front of a big, deserted house that hides a lot of secrets. You are carrying a mysterious crystal that will help you travel in time and find the clues that will lead to the end of the adventure.

Features:

  • Over 80 nice hand drawn scenes
  • 24 minigames and hidden object scenes
  • classic game play mechanics
  • atmoshperic sound track

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP,Vista,7,8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 Gb
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
The game is short and easy. The story is pretty boring though. Play the game casually, and you'll enjoy it.
Posted: August 16
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Crystals of Time is a pretty entertaining puzzle game. It has a fairly good storyline and wonderful graphics. It took me about 3 hours to completely beat it.
Posted: June 15
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Ok im a sucker for these games :) I play them when i want to chill and relax and this one does just that :) Good game play and artful back drops and good music too relax and find the objects ! It has a decent story also ! I like how you can use the jem when it turns red to go back in time :) Sure it mite not be nothing we haven't seen before, but its a tried and ture hidden object game !! So give it a go if you like Hidden Object games like i do !! :)
Posted: June 17
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32 of 53 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
If you're looking for a hidden-object game, this isn't it. You spend more time running around the entire map to get the one part you need in order to unlock the next section, and less time scanning a scene for a list of objects. There is no freedom of choice in selecting a scene. You can only do a scene when the story calls for it. Once you have done that scene, it goes away and you cannot access it again.

I bought this for $3.74, and I recommend that you not do the same.
Posted: June 14
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Now, I'm a big fan of these hidden object adventure games, and I can safely say that there are some amazing ones out there. Sadly, "Crystals of Time" is not one of them.

First of all, the game pretty much leaves you to your own devices for the most part. It's hard to tell which rooms you're supposed to go to next; I kept having to press the hint button to figure out where I was supposed to go. Not only that, you can't easy-jump from room to room using the map; it only leads to certain general areas of the house, the garden, etc. As a result, there's a lot of backtracking involved, and it quickly gets annoying.

Second, the so-called story in this game really has no bearing when you actually start playing. First of all, why does a thief need to break into an abandoned mansion? And those "crystals of time" that are supposed to be super-important? Yeah, you spend most of the game looking for the crystals, but actual time traveling literally only happens in three rooms of the game. Nowhere else! This results in the ending being one of the most anticlimactic I have ever seen. We're introduced to all these characters and pieces of a story, but they don't seem to completely fit together.

As for the puzzles themselves, they're fine. I was pretty much able to figure them all out without any difficulty. But if you like a good story to go with your hidden-object adventure games, I do not recommend this one. At least, not unless you like sitting for thirty seconds waiting for the hint button to recharge.
Posted: June 17
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