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.
User reviews: Very Positive (51 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 11
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
I have to say; had I of played this ‘Midnight Mysteries’ game first (as a supposed to all of its sequels), I would probably have never ended up playing them! This is by far the worst game in the franchise; the inventory management is completely simplified and the puzzles are few and far between! This is basically a collection of Hidden Object scenes played one after the other, where occasional items can be used within that scene to open a box; or feed what looks like a stuffed monkey a banana (yes you read right) to be presented with another item to collect… The game is simple, repetitive, relatively tedious and unfortunately isn’t a well-blended hidden object game; meaning objects like a giant pen will be placed against a wall... This is something the other games really didn’t do too much of and frankly I appreciate the effort… If you’re going to get a Midnight Mysteries game; pass on this and get one of the others instead!
Posted: July 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 8
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Bought this game for my significant other. When she wanted to play it I tagged along... Usually I'm not into those hidden object kinda games but this one amazed me by its quality. Also, something I did not expect: The story was really entertaining! I actually wanted to know how this one unraveled!!! Surprised? I was...

Grab it for your wife/girlfriend and play it with her... You'll see ;)
Posted: April 27
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: January 26
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