In the face of the looming magical cataclysm, Ester Ambrose has to fight to save her future once again!
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Release Date: Jan 13, 2013

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About This Game

Time Mysteries 3: The Final Enigma is the epic finale to the time-travelling adventure series. In the face of the looming magical cataclysm, Ester Ambrose has to fight to save her future once again.

Destroying Viviana’s crystal tomb was supposed to turn Ester Ambrose’s fight against evil powers into nothing more than a distant echo of her past, a faint memory of a nightmare never to befall her again.

However, the most difficult and dangerous, but also the most fascinating, part of the story is yet to begin for the Ambrose family heiress. To save the future, she has to face the past on another journey through time and space.


  • A portable time machine – change the history to your will
  • 26 unique mini-games and 17 hidden-object scenes
  • 42 atmospheric, hand-painted locations
  • Time manipulation puzzles
  • Additional adventure, play as Michael!
  • A Time Mysteries Encyclopedia
  • Possibility to replay Hidden Object Scenes and mini-games
  • 6 beautiful wallpapers for your desktop

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
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    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 7, 2015
Time Myteries 3: The Final Enigma is a typical Hidden Object Game by Artifex Mundi. At its core, it's a relatively easy point-and-click adventure, featuring (rather) beautiful scenes, attractive Hidden Object screens and some small puzzles. Both puzzles and hidden object screens are quite easy, so that even complete strangers to this kind of game will find something to their liking here. The story of the game, still the core of any adventure, is however rather bland, especially during the first third of the game. Featuring the same female protagonist as in the earlier two games in this series, the game tells about the need to "save the world" and how Esther manages to do so by altering the past, in order to save the future. With the help of Time Crystals, she can travel to different dates in the past and search for clues in order to avoid the upcoming catastrophy. It's nothing original, but the story picks up after some time and kept me interested during the latter part of this (rather short) game.

This edition also contains a bonus chapter which tells the same story from another point of view: a neat touch that added not only an hour of extra gameplay, but an original view on the game a well. While the visuals are up to Artifex Mundi's high standards, the sounds certainly are not. The voice-acting is one of the worst I've yet heard in a game by Artifex Mundi: completely artificial and never giving any character something like a personality. The music is too repetitive: I muted it very early in the game. As ususal, Steam integration is perfect, complete with trading cards and a series of easy-to-get achievements which should give you another "perfect game" without much as a hassle.

All in all, I'd like to give this game a "neutral" recommendation, but since the quality of Artifex Mundi does shimmer through even in one of their weakest game, I will still give a "thumbs up" - but there are many other, more recent, Artifex Mundi-games out there that offer much better quality.

Overall score: 6/10.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
Pretty good adventure/hidden object game to relax with, as long as you don't care too much about the story, as it wasn't very compelling.

None of the puzzles are hard enough to be frustrating and most are easy without being completely trivial.

There's a fair amount of backtracking after you find the appropriate objects to unlock something you already found, but you don't have to click rooms ten times in a row to get there as you get a nice interactive map, which you can also look at if you're stuck and don't know where to go next.

Only thing I got a bit annoyed by was a hidden object scene that had a single object bug out so I couldn't click it, but could still solve it by going to the alternate game.

Finished the game in about 4 hours, which seems average for this kind of game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
As subpar as #2 was, #3 makes up for it.

Great art
Great cutscenes
Adequate story
low system specs
steam card - achieves
several extras

Price $9.99 CDN
Voice acting is not that great
Difficulty is sparratic

5/10 (+1 cards, +1 art, -1 price, -1 difficulty issues) = 5/10

Get it on sale. And you probably want to grab #2 and give that a try before #3.

Oh and I got my windowed - full screen option that #2 was missing.

Just adequate enough to give it a thumbs up.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
First the TL:DR version: good HOG, it's a good buy for like 2$/€ or in a bundle. Mechanically stable, playeable without problems. BUT! It's an incredible letdown and disappointment for an Artifex Mundi game. If you want to get a fantastic HOG, not only an "okay" one, check out other Mundi titles, as Time Mysteries is incredible weak compared to their other games.
A little longer:
Time Mysteries: The Final Enigma is the third and final episode of the Time Mysteries series. I really hoped that the game will improve compared to the second title, but sadly it didn't succeed. They used almost (completely?) same sound track as in the second one, the bonus chapter recycled who HO scenes - it's not a big problem, but foreshadows other issues.
I just can't believe that this is a Mundi Game. This came out in January 2013. Enigmatis 2 maybe in August, same year. The quality difference between the two games is like they were made DECADES apart from eachother.
I'm not joking - while Enigmatis titles and Grim Tales features the most beautiful animations I've ever seen in HOGs, Time Mysteries' character animation is much closer to Fallout 2's talking head animations than other recent Mundi titles. I just don't know - they piled all funds for Enigmatis? Or had serious deadline-issues with the (whole!) Time Mysteries project, or it was designed to be a lower-budget game? I'm really curious about this.
Although it's quite common in HOG that they feature strange logic or storytelling sometimes, sadly T.M: t.F.E. also features one of the weakest plot I've seen in HOGs. The antagonist literally tells you that you wouldn't get his motivation, so he don't tell you anything why he did what he did - the act that set the whole 3-episode saga into motion.
Also there were lots of puzzles that's design was quite flawed. I've seen 4 (!) puzzles that required you to guess the correct order of 3 things without any clue, and one "play back the notes" game that was so fast and started instantly that you couldn't see the original order, and there was no option to repeat it. So, back to guessing again. Also the gameplay was greatly elongated by "cheese mechanics": you found a key besides a safe, only to open a door in the precious room to find the safe's handle there. I know, this is base HOG-mechanic: but there was so many place when you could feel that item placement makes no sense, they just wanted to insert another item to make the game longer. Somehow the game missed the atmosphere and logic that usually makes you believe or at least okay with this "inflated gameplay time" - here there was no such thing.
If you're still with me: I really do love Mundi games, I think they are one of the best HOG in terms of quality, I would rate them differently from the most other HOG games because of their exceptional graphics and content. But it would be a lie to say this game is exceptional - besides the still quite beautiful graphics, this is not more than an ordinary HOG. But as a Mundi product, the quality of ordinary is sadly a big-big negative adjective. This game could be so much more :\
Final verdict: Okay-good HOG, but a big letdown if you ecpect Artifex Mundi quality.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2015
The Final Enigma; Artifex Mundi's last installment in the Time Mysteries Trilogy. As a pretty avid Hidden Object Gamer, I love Artifex Mundi and all their work. If you're familiar with them, you already know that many of their games share a similar engine and similar play styles. This usually makes it easy for one to write a review about, but Time Mysteries is a difficult series, one which I believe I may find myself split on with a Mixed Rating

Time Mysteries is probably the single trilogy that seems to not get the positive ratings that Artifex games always get. I can tell particularly, several reasons why. It is hard for me to speak on this series, given that I have only played 75% of the way through of this particular game, which happens to be the last. Therefore, I didn't want to judge too quickly, but I've noticed these several things enough that I feel I can speak as to the pros and cons of this installment. I have sunk maybe an hour or two into it, which if you know Artifex Mundi, you know that their games are short, but never lacking in content that truely makes the game. Artifex Mundi is known for its' great puzzles, HOGs, and storylines. These are the issues that I find are excellent and poor points of The Final Enigma...

- As always, beautiful scenery and great artwork
- The time travel element of the game is great. Using the special time clock you have is almost like using the map in other Artifex games, but something about it is just different and fun! :D
- The story is very solid
- Dozens of areas in the game to go to, more so than past games
- The cutscenes can be amazing (at some points. It seems that AM has possibly changed up their cutscene style??

- The voice acting in AM games can be a bit corny, but we deal with this because we love AM! But, this game, barring the protagonist, has a fair amount of poor voice acting.
- Sometimes, the voices can sound overdriven or not mixed so well.
- The puzzles difficulty level vary rapidly. I've found extremely easy and difficult ones just as well. This is probably a game to play on the Expert mode.
- The cutscenes can be poor (at a minimal level, only sometimes).


5/10 - Sorry Artifex, I love you, I really do. The Final Enigma wasn't all that I expected. the mixed and negative reviews made me think that they were people who just weren't that into HOGing or Artifex in general. Upon playing this game, I realized why the reception was so mixed.

The first Time Mysteries is about to be released on Steam (after a reconstruction process, this is why some of the first games from the AM trilogy are currently missing). Before I write this series off as a sub-par trilogy, I would like to play through the entire series. The second and third (this one) have often recieved a thumbs down or negative reviews. It is probably for the above reasons that I am truely split on this game. For the first time I actually do wish Steam had a "Neutrul" Button. I WILL recommend this for the time being. Why? Because it has a bold, newer style to it. The way that you travel throughout time and space is very cool. Also, the concept of the entire game (and probably series) is an interesting one.

Give it a chance if you love Artifex Mundi or Hidden Object Gaming. You might just like it. For those who are not sure about it, this probably isn't for you if you're casting even a little doubt. I would highly recommend these AM titles; Grim Legends, Nightmares of the Deep, or Enigmatis.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
Pretty average point and click game. I have seen better ones by this developer. The cut scene videos were a bit off and the voices didn't match up completely. But hey it wasn't a bad game by any means. A decent point and click, but a lot of time traveling to get to point A to point B to complete different puzzles.

The graphics (asides from the cut scenes) were good, but not the best I have seen from this developer. Either way, a fun game if you can get it on sale. I beat it in about 3.2 hours, which is a bit shorter than others I have played in this genre.

Do I recommend it? Only if you like point and click games. It's average in my book. And it wasn't difficult unlocking all 11 achievements either.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
A Fairly decent Hidden Object game with a decent story, though I would recommend playing at least the second one to help keep up to speed on the story.

The Object Scenes work well and have an alternative puzzle game if you get stuck and while the Voice acting is off at times it doesnt destract from the fun!

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
A simple casual hidden object game with puzzles mixed in. Good graphics, good music and more interesting storyline than the original. I think Time Mysteries 2 was the best in the series due to its length. While they are all easy, since they are casual games, I found this one a little too easy compared to what the rest of the series offered. Still though, if you enjoy the genre, well worth a playthrough if you catch it in a bundle or on sale.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Time Mysteries: The Final Enigma couldn’t be more aptly named. Not only because it entails time travel and revolves around various mysteries, but because its story, the motivations of its characters and your motivation as a player are total enigmas. Although its environments are nice and there’s some fun to be had in the form of nicely constructed hidden object scenes and an optional match-three mode, the game’s poorly-conceived plot and recycled gameplay keep it from being a winner.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
An excellent hidden-object game, one of the best of the genre!

The time-travel story mechanism allows for a wide variety of settings, and a true sense of wonder, as well as some interesting puzzles.

The hidden-object scenes are all excellent, and the puzzles well balanced.

I would also like to thank the developer for supporting Linux.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 23
I’ve played many Artifex Mundi hidden object games and this is certainly one of them. There is nothing that really makes this one stand out. The artwork is good, the puzzles are pretty standard, the story is okay and the voice acting is a little ropey in places. Even though it is not the greatest hidden object game it still provided a few hours enjoyable, casual entertainment.
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9.0 hrs
Posted: October 18
beautiful graphic and story line
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Serenity (anikototh87)
2.9 hrs
Posted: October 9
+ pretty graphics,
+ decent puzzles,
+ decent item size in HO scenes

- had to exit the game, then restart it, thanks to a few bugs,
- story

It's the best game of the series, but average as far as HOG go. Would recommend it buying during the sale, or in a bundle.
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5.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
A normal hiddenobjects game, although I liked the previous part better. The plot is awful, but they tied it together nicely.

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3.5 hrs
Posted: July 19
- This review isn't written by a native speaker, thank you for your understanding –
- If you haven't found this review helpful or if you have found a mistake please leave a comment below -
- Note1 : I got this game on sales on steam for about $1.60 -

Family Rating
Everyone 10+
Between Good and Must Play

- Key features below ---- Review after -----------------------------------------------

Play time needed (perfect)
About 4 hours (3h main story, 1/2h bonus story)
Gaming level
Achievement level
Game style
Point N’ Click (First person), Hidden Objects (HO), Puzzle
Game modes
Story mode, Bonus Story mode
One (Two if you missed anything)
Mouse only.
Yes, easier difficulties.
Unmissable / backtracking content
No. Refer to the (*) point at the end.
Glitches / bugs
About 500 Mo
Worth price
The game should deserve at least a small discount on its full price. Before buying you must accept the (*) point at the end and its length.

- Review below ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Time Mysteries 3: The Final Enigma is a sequel of Time Mysteries 2: The Ancient Spectres.
You play as Ester Ambrose to save the world of an evil cataclysm that a hooded face wants to happen. She will need to time travel in order to be able to save the world and prevent the cataclysm to occur. And then begin a new journey for her.

As every Artifex Mundi game you can move freely in different area and need to solve some puzzles and find all objects in hidden objects scenes. The game has (different difficulties?) and a guest feature: every one of the family can play an independent save and resume the game where they left it. When you first play the game you’ll have a notebook where you have all your objectives as well as all your notes. You’ll also have a time travel device showing a map that allow you to fast-travel. Adding to that you’ll have a hint button that will help you in many ways but be warned that you may not use it in any puzzle or hidden object scene (HOS)or investigation scene (IS). Hints can be used to know where you need to go, where is the next interaction or to show an object or clue in an HOS or IS or to skip a puzzle. To conclude this part, you’ll also have an inventory to store useful items through your journey.

Puzzles are good and different. Hidden objects scenes (HOS) have only the classical one (as far as I remember): find objects hidden with the help of their name. Orange names mean that you need to interact directly with the scene or use an item in the scene.

One of the very good thing of this game is that there are 2 unique features you won’t find in any other Artifex Mundi game (except Time Mysteries):
• You’ll be able to freely move through time (and space) with your time travel device.
• You’re able to play a unique mini-game instead of the HOS. (I don’t really suggest it if you’re going for achievements though.)

To do so (to time travel) you’ll first need to find it (?) and to retrieve every token to be able to travel to specific dates.

And for the mini-game, as far as I recall I think that’s a matching game: you need to click on a chain of three or more adjacent balls to remove them. (The aim is to let some kind of token to fall out of the screen or to remove adjacent balls?) Each time you remove a token you remove also an item in the hidden objects list.

(*) :
In addition to no skip or use any hint while playing every puzzles and Hidden objects scenes, there are a few more missable achievements. Two of them requires you to complete a puzzle and a hidden objects scene under one minute. And 2 other hidden objects achievements ask you to find 3 objects within 3 seconds or to finish a scene with less than 4 misclicks.

Finally if you missed anything while finishing your first playthrough, you’ll need to play the game again. I guess but I’m not sure that you need to play on the same profile to get the “One of a kind” achievement.
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2.1 hrs
Posted: July 10
Better than the first two.

Hidden objects were not cheaply placed for the most part, as in placing objects that blended together. I did not need to pixel hunt a few inches from my screen. Hidden object scenes were also of good enough quality and resolution that I did not stress out when doing them. There were also not a lot of clutter and objects were not too small.

Graphics are stretched, even though cutscenes were in widescreen. That can't be helped though; it is the nature of the genre.

There were a minor aesthetic/visual glitch and a major gamebreaking bug though. The major bug involved using objects on environments. When I used the objects, my cursor disappeared and I couldn't close the pop-up interaction scene. I had to exit to the main menu and then go back into the game. Luckily, the game saves the exact location and the activities you have done.

The story is a good wrap-up of the first two games. It connected the first two games of the series, whereas the second game had a new story, completely disconnected from the first. Story was still cheesy though.

There is fast travel and helpful hints on what to do next. Those helped cut down the amount of time wasted going back and forth; nobody wants to do that.

Overall, the game was decent to below decent. Hidden object scenes were not frustrating. This game is fine for HOG fans, but passable for everybody else.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: July 10
Time Mysteries 3 wraps up Artifex Mundi's saga of magic and time-travel, bringing the traditional melodrama to a by-the-numbers conclusion where where everyone, everyone lives happily ever after.

The first game in this series was a disaster. The second was passable but had a few notable flaws. The third time is evidently the charm. This final outing for the series still didn't seem quite as good as some of AM's other offerings, but the blatant weaknesses of the previous two are not to be seen here. It's a solid HOG with nothing much to complain about.

Regrettably for those who enjoy a challenge, as QA stepped up in this game, difficulty took a step down. But Artifex Mundi fans should already be familiar with AM's emphasis on aesthetics and storytelling over challenge. Playing on Expert typically helps in an AM game, but I don't recommend it in the later two Time Mysteries games because of the time-travel mechanic -- without the helpful "something to do" icons on the Portable Time Device, you'd be stuck rewandering every time era over and over to find where HO scenes have become reactivated.

In the final analysis, this is a decent HOG on its own, though having played the other two first does give it more context, and it's definitely the best of the trilogy. The trilogy as a whole, however, is decidedly sub-par for this publisher. If you haven't yet played much of Artifex Mundi's catalogue, you'd do better to start elsewhere.

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3.2 hrs
Posted: July 5
The finale of the TM series. Continuing on from #2, it gives a wrapped up ending and ties in all 3 games deciently.
The puzzles were fair and the HO's were solid.
Great game, great series. Would reccommend HOG lovers to pick up the full set.

The only thing that ever bothered me (more so urked me) were the facial movements. It didnt negatively effect the game, was just odd (and partically terrifying)
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9.2 hrs
Posted: July 3
Time Mysteries 3 does an excellent job of bridging the stories from the first and second games in a way that makes sense and ties off the loose ends. Esther from the second game is once again the main character. Vivien from the first game is mentioned but sadly doesn't make an appearance. Thankfully Michael's voice actor in this game is much better.

I would say that as far as storyline is concerned, all three games (including the bonus adventures) in the trilogy are best played together, unless you're just playing for the hidden object scenes and puzzles. Although the Time Mysteries series isn't Artifex Mundi's best work, as a whole it's a solid entry in their repertoire.
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Himalayan Snow Cock
14.2 hrs
Posted: June 30
This one seemed short, but it's also good. If you like hidden object games, and can suffer through #1, or skip it, then #2 and 3 of Time Mysteries are good stuff.
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