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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Release Date: Sep 28, 2009

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About This Game

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
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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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
ENG (wersja polska niżej)

This game is a clear case of a brain plug and like every other plug, it should be used to block something: in this particular situation: your brain. Let me explain: one should play a game like this whenever there is too much to think late at night or after work, finding item after item is monotonous and repetitive like digging with a shovel and that’s exactly how I like my hidden object games. And hey! It’s Edgar Allan Poe – it goes great with the whiskey.

It might be surprising that – while the game is only about 300 megs of data – the art is more than solid. The gameplay is exactly what you should expect from a game like that: solve a puzzle here, talk with a lost soul there, find a pickaxe, a cucumber, 2 ribbons, 3 nails and a chinchilla elsewhere. And don’t expect that the story will progress without that chinchilla. Yes, there is a story good enough not to skip (although such option is provided) – or maybe, I was looking for the Poe references?

While it is a solid game, I believe the price tag is set to high. I recommend getting it 75% off and in a pack with the 3 remaining installments of the series which, I must say, are more polished and the adventure – hidden object aspects of these games are better balanced. Edgar Allan’s Mystery is also pretty short – about 3 hours. Is there any reason to return to it later? “Nevermore.”


Seria “Midnight Mysteries” sprawdza się idealnie jako zapychacz mózgu. Dokładnie tak: odnajdowanie konkretnego przedmiotu, potem jeszcze jednego, następnego i tak zapętlone w kółko działa jak przerzucanie ziemi szpadlem – totalnie wyłącza myślenie, i tego właśnie oczękuję od hidden objectów w które gram. Świetne kiedy późno w nocy ma się za dużo rzeczy o których nie ma się ochoty myśleć, albo po paskudnym dniu w pracy. Poza tym to Edgar Allan Poe co automatycznie sprawia że gra świetnie wchodzi z whisky.

Ciekawe że zajmując niecałe 300mb Tajemnica Edgara Allana Poe wygląda naprawdę nieźle. Gra się w to dokładnie tak jak należało by się spodziewać: tu rozwalasz jakąś zagadkę, tam rozmawiasz z duchem, gdzieś indziej odnajdujesz szpadel, ogórek, trzy spinki, dwie kokardki i szynszyla. I nie oczekuj, że historia gry ruszy dalej bez tego szynszyla. A co do historii – jest, nawet na tyle dobra żeby nie przeklikiwać (jest opcja przeskakiwania scenek) większości tekstu. A może tylko szukałem nawiązań do twórczości Poego ?

Podsumowując: Pierwsza odsłona serii jest całkiem solidna – choć 9 euro to jednak za dużo. Najlepiej kupić za -75% w paczce z pozostałymi 3 częściami które, trzeba powiedzieć, są lepiej dopracowane i zbalansowane. Tajemnica Edgara Allana jest też krótka – 3 godziny i po wszystkim. Czy jest po co wracać do gry po ukończeniu wątku fabularnego ? "Nevermore!", zakracze Kruk.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
Typical hidden object game with a light hearted ghostly theme. No choices to make and the hint mechanism means you will not be stuck on any level for long. Familiarity with Poe and his stories will enhance your enjoyment of the game, but are not necessary to complete.
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8 of 9 people (89%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2014
I played this through in one sitting, so can confidently state that it is about three hours worth of playing time from beginning to end, give or take a little depending how good you are at hidden object games, if you use hints, and so on. I would not consider it to be worth the price with the short playing time, unless you really love the genre, but having gotten it in a bundle myself I definitely paid less than it was worth, so I can't complain about my cost. In any case, keep an eye out for a sale if you're interested.

As to the gameplay itself, it really is rather straightforward and not terribly challenging. There were only a handful of times when I had trouble finding something or solving a puzzle, only to find that the answer was basically right in front of my face, of course. Fortunately, if you do get stuck there is a hint system you can use to show you where an item is or the next step in a puzzle, so there's no reason for a relaxing game to become at all frustrating. Unfortunately, the ravens that you collect in order to add to your hint total are a little bit too plentiful, so that even using the hints whenever I was getting at all annoyed with the time spent searching, I still finished with ten or so remaining. Also, I would end up using a hint for kind of lame reasons, like not lining the next item in the puzzle up exactly right. In other words, it's a little bit touchy at times. Just remember, what you think is the solution probably is. You just may need to adjust your positioning slightly.

All of this being said, it is rather fun as far as hidden object games go, and that has never been a preferred genre of mine. As an Edgar Allan Poe fan, I found the concept of building the game around the mystery of his death to be intriguing, the overall story quite well done, and the gane performance flawless. I run Windows 8 and had absolutely no issues. So, this is definitely a nice way to have a few relaxing hours of casual gameplay with no time limits or losing or anything, when you're in the mood for that kind of thing.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2013
I love find-it hidden object games, and this series was a really nice addition to the genre. The story lines in them are quite interesting and creative, theres four in the series and they were easy to play and complete. i don't even really mean in difficulty either, it's just some of these type of games are boring and become a drag to play, these are actually quite fun. These, and the "Samantha Swift" ones, which i think are actually by the same people.
If you're a fan of the genre, would definitely suggest giving this series a go.
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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
The first installment of Midnight Mysteries covers 3 strands of narratives woven together at the end, all of them touching some of the stories and features of Edgar Allen Poe. It is a more or less search and find game with a minimal addition of other puzzles.

After 3 hours of completing this game I can recommend it, but there is much space left for improvements (which were done in the follow-ups). There is a plot and it is more or less okay, much more fun if one knows a little bit of Poe's stories. Also the sound is even great, atmospheric and fitting. And then there are tons of hidden objects screens - not always easy, but Poe's crow is helping you out, whenever you are stuck. Finally the others games are way too easy.

Well, in conclusion I have to admit that this game is worth to give a try if you like Poe and hidden object games, but it was a hard fight to get the thumps in the upper direction.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2014
I love mysteries and I have enjoyed a few mystery games, but I've never really tried out hidden object puzzle games before. This was a nice blend of a mystery with hidden object puzzles. As others have said, it was not difficult and it was impossible to get stuck. Personally, I enjoyed this, as I'm new to the genre. I am currently playing through the second game (Salem Witch Trials), and I've gotten stuck several times. Perhaps that means this game is too easy, but I enjoyed it because I also really enjoyed seeing how the various stories played out and how the different items actually became real clues to the mystery or integrated into the plot. It was very immersive and addictive: I played through the whole thing in one sitting!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
I didn't like this one as much as the Mark Twain one (which is the only other Midnight Mysteries game I've played so far).
I think this one was the first in the Midnight Mysteries series, and I can see how the series has improved over time.

It's not a long game, I've completed it and logged 4 hours and at least an hour of that time was spent afk.
It's definitely not as well balanced or visually attractive or as in depth as the Mark Twain installment of Midnight Mysteries.
This is predominantly Hidden Object and the few puzzles there are pretty much provide you with the answer so there's little point to them.

I chose recommend for this anyway because I'm not a big player of HO games, (although I do occasionally like ones that have a balanced mix of other things going on throughout to break up the monotony), but I'm sure if you are a hidden object fan then this one is worth adding to your collection, it's not a bad game and as far as the story goes it's still streets ahead of what passes for a story in most other HO games I've played.
Also, I think the fact Mumbo Jumbo recently updated this old game with bug fixes and to ensure compatibility with Windows 8 deserves a thumbs up.
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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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0.4 hrs
Posted: March 20
This might have once been a moderately okay point and click adventure/puzzle game once, but sadly the 4:3 aspect ratio died.

Props to the devs for making it run at all on Windows 10. Unless you're a terrible addict of the genre, however, this game won't appeal to you.

Technically the game runs, but just kicks along. It's not graphically demanding in the first place.

Gameplay is limited point and click stuff, somewhat less sophisticated than Kings Quest or Day of the Tentacle (which, by the way, can run on Windows 10 and are a better investment).

Distorted aspect ratio and poor/dated graphics lead to a negative review for a game that never would have been graded beyond a B- level anyway.
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This is a fun casual game.
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