The master of macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, leads you on a shadowy journey to finally solve the mystery of his death. As a famed mystery writer, you’re looking for your next cold case to crack when an unexpected visitor hands you the perfect case to get your career moving again.
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Mostly Positive (79 reviews) - 78% of the 79 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 28, 2009

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The master of macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, leads you on a shadowy journey to finally solve the mystery of his death. As a famed mystery writer, you’re looking for your next cold case to crack when an unexpected visitor hands you the perfect case to get your career moving again.

When Edgar leads you through some of his most famous works, The Raven, The Gold Bug, The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter, you’ll collect clues, interview witnesses and piece together the conspiracy behind the death of one of America’s greatest writers.

Who killed Edgar? And, why were such measures taken so that no one would ever know the truth? You have 24 hours and ghosts of the past to guide you through Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy!

  • Celebrate 200 years of Poe in this seek and find murder mystery
  • Hidden object adventure lets you crack a 160-year-old case
  • Guided by Poe himself, you'll collect items and clues through his most famous works
  • Solve intriguing puzzles to figure out exactly whodunit!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.0GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 300MB Hard drive space
    • Sound: Sound Card Required
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Short version: 73%
This game is ancient by hidden object game standards, but if someone can appreciate the dated mechanics, obsolete items placement, and low-res graphics, they can find a surprisingly good title under all the virtual dust.

Long version:
Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allen Poe Conspiracy was released in mid-2009, just before hidden object games switched to the modern lightweight adventure game format. The result is an old-school game of hidden object scenes, but one with a hefty amount of plot going with it.

Said plot is about the spirit of Edgar Allen Poe contacting a struggling writer to unravel the mysteries of his murder, which coincidentally requires the solving of two other ancient crimes, both based on a short story by Poe himself: ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’ and ‘The Gold-Bug’. (Both were significantly altered for the sake of gameplay, naturally.)
Storytelling is quite simplistic– cut-out characters and text balloons– but its fits Poe: it is dark, mysterious, and engaging. I imagine many would expect a lot more in terms of gameplay nowadays, but this story is still good enough to make this old HOG enjoyable for today’s audience.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
A game where Edgar Allan Poe's weird ghost contacts you to help him solve a murder conspiracy. You solve it by clicking on things. It's a pretty nice way to pass a couple hours if you like hidden object games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
This game dragged for me; it is almost entirely hidden object, with few puzzles. The puzzles it does have are very easy, and feel jarring when compared to the random things the game wants you to do (ie, use the objects you pick up in some manner, which is not always apparent) and the difficulty of some of the hidden objects. In one hidden object search, an item was so buried that i still could not see it even after i had the raven point it out. O.o

I hear that the later games in the series are much improved, so i might check those out. But overall, i would have preferred less frustrating hidden objects and more difficult puzzles.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
A pure hidden-object game with fake point-and-click adventuring and no real puzzles.

Hardcore fans of hidden-object games might enjoy the many and difficult hidden-object scenes, but the "story," if you can call it that, is a pathetic attempt to make use of Poe's name. If you are a fan of Poe you might enjoy the many references to his stories. But you probably won't: they are not woven together with any coherence and are only skin deep.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
Good search adventure. Works with touch screen, but sometimes using "tools" is best left to touch pad or mouse.
If the Steam version does not work on your system contact Mumbo Jumbo and get the non-steam version.
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