Don't let your fears get the better of you, and don't look away, no matter what you see. Get on board the Psycho Train, and begin your journey toward the unknown!
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Mostly Positive (50 reviews) - 76% of the 50 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 3, 2015

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About This Game

Don't let your fears get the better of you. Don’t look away, no matter what you see. This train is about to take you on a journey into the unknown!
It started like any other journey. It was supposed to be just another trip through the peaceful countryside. But this train had a most unusual passenger, and he’s about to take you on a very different kind of trip. This sinister supernatural being has taken your daughter, and only you can untangle the web of secrets he has created aboard the Psycho Train!

To rescue your daughter, you’ll have to explore the train and its abandoned station, search for well-hidden clues, and solve mind-bending puzzles. Each step forward will reveal more of the shocking truth behind your daughter’s disappearance. Do you have what it takes to ride the Psycho Train to the end of its journey? Can you save your daughter before the malevolent villain fulfills his evil destiny? Buy a ticket for the Psycho Train, step onboard and prepare for the ride of a lifetime!

DELUXE EDITION FEATURES:

  • Experience a pulse-pounding story brimming with suspense and surprises!
  • Explore the mysterious train. Discover the fate of the vanished passengers and crew, as well as your abducted daughter!
  • Explore puzzle-packed locations and search for cleverly concealed hidden objects
  • Try your hand at deviously clever mini-games
  • Experience a high-speed psychological thriller that pits you against the creepiest villain ever!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
    • Processor: Pentium processor (or equivalent AMD® processor) 1.4 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0 compatible or higher video card with 512MB of Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Macintosh® OS X 10.7 – 10.10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo processor 1.4 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (50 reviews)
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rayne
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Great concept. Fun to play. Not long enough.
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moon2stars
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
Ok game. A bit short. The puzzle instructions could be more descriptive. Some screens were alittle dark making it hard to see certain items. Not a bad HOG to pick up on sale. Would not recommend at full price.
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4NG3R
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
This game is alright
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Charlotte
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10
I really enjoyed playing this game.
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Juhosaphat
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
I got this game as a part of a bundle that was 80% off. For a very cheap price I recommend it. Otherwise I thought it was mediocre at best. Reviews are pretty good so I was looking forward to it. It's also made by the same company that made House of 1000 doors, which I LOVE. So maybe I went into it with too high of expectations. I found it too easy and too many small repetetive tasks. Anytime a shovel is needed you will have to click at least three times. Need to put legs on a chair? You will have to click the item in you inventory onto the chair and click again to screw it on. Need to unscrew 4 screws? You guessed it, must click the screwdriver onto each screw, AND you must wait for the action of the screwdriver taking out the previous screw. Not a deal breaker but found it rather annoying on an already unimpressive game. This would be a good HOG for someone playing an HOG for the first time. I was also looking forward to a creepy game. Fear is creepy. Silent Hill is creepy. I haven't played many HOG's so maybe it is creepy for this genre. But don't go into this expecting something that's going to make you jump ar feel the need to keep the lights on.

With less than 4 hours to beat, less if I wasn't also watching Netflix, I also don't see any replay to this game.
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Potato Tuxedo
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 4
Pretty good.

Brings memories back from when I used to play HOG all the time.

This one was very interesting, it had a spooky twist to it. Not a lot of the typical "hidden object" aspect to it. But, all in all, it was a pretty fantastic game.

Downsides were that the ending was very ubrupt and quick, and another downside was that the animations were crap. But the art was beautiful.
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joan4003
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
Trains! I like trains! The game really has nothing to do with trains other then the fact the gamer gets to play in, through, across, and over the top of several different trains which makes this game worthwhile just for that. The psycho is Trainman, who causes train accidents. As a villian he is petty, warped and evil minded.

Storyline: A mother and daughter board a train which is in an accident caused by (inferred) a demon possessed psycho known as the Trainman. Trainman steals the girl and the mother gives chase, more like hunts down, Trainman. The mother starts on the train that was in the accident (and it is still moving), gets off at a station, takes another train, stops that train before it crashes, nearly rescues her captive daughter, commandeers Trainman's own train (which flies, so cool), ends up in a train graveyard, and finally confronts Trainman. Of course the player gets plenty of help along the way from various souls who do not like Trainman.

Gameplay: Linear gameplay that plays more like a hunt then a chase, and depending on one's point of view can take on a philosophical air. There are creepy aspects and mild horror. I call this a hunt, rather then a chase, because the mother has to find out where Trainman went with her daughter and she get helps from various disgruntled souls to go after him. Plus Trainman is the one running away from her.

There is a good combination of point and click, hidden object and puzzle elements all intermingled together. Need something to pull down that ladder, sort through that pile of debris (hidden object scene), need a code, puzzle it out with a mirror, need to break a curse - where was that pickaxe again? The whole game intermixes these three game genres very well and seamlessly.

Really enjoyed this game, especially because when I thought it was going to end, it suddenly kept going (and not in a boring or forced way). The little pause was like a small intermission then off to play some more to the final conclusion.
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FranklynStreet
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
A 4-5 hour HOG that was sometimes mediocre, sometimes inventive. Very bare bones and without achievements. This game would probably sit on the line just short of a "no recommend" except for one element that ticked it even further into the "no recommend" category: the game is broken in one section, and if you perform certain actions in a certain order, you render the game broken and unplayable. The only way around this is to restart the game from scratch. Considering the game is so bare bones and without achievements, coding a non-broken version of it is a must. When I posted about this problem many months ago, (something that should have been discovered and fixed before release in the first place) the game not only did not receive a fix, the devs never even bothered to respond. Because I am a completist, I went ahead today and started the game from scratch (which accounts for my playtime being an hour or two longer than the game) and finished it. 3/10 from me, and a strong no recommend until the devs learn to get their ♥♥♥♥ together.
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lumi126
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
Very basic HOG, neither a great story nor interesting characters. To click on objects you have to be super precise and sometimes it just does not work at all. Some made it sound scary, but it really is not. Good for people with no experience at playing HOG, for everyone else, you will be dissappointed and maybe even confused.
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trueangelcool
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
Fun hidden object game, I ran into what I think was a bug at the train station when u first leave the train. I couldn't go back and click the lockers to obtail an object, I had to go to youtube to see what I was doing wrong. Thta's how I found out I missed a piece in the lockers and couldn't examine them again. Make sure u pick up the piece before u enter the clock hands. I started over because I wasn't that far off in the game.

Also this game doesn't have any voice acting:( Plus if u don't mind a really abrupt end and like trains then this HOG is for u to play:)
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2015
Okay, I have played my fair share of HOGs up until this point and Mystery Masters: Psycho Train was one of the creepiest HOGs that I've played so far. I have no idea whether this was something to be recommended or not, so go with me till I manage to explain my experience.

The scene opens up to a seemingly ordinary train voyage undertaken by a mother and a child - whom are nameless and lack any definitive character whatsoever, sadly. As our flashy opening cinematic progresses, the train starts to speed and wagons start to teeter dangerously. We witness the railroads being tampered by an odd, paranormal energy and within a flash of light, the very fabric of reality is torn as the train makes a passage to another realm! We, as the most responsible mother, turn to check our nameless little girl, and guess what? She is not there! We are in an alien dimension, there is no clue about the whereabouts of any other passenger, the train keeps moving at an alarming rate... and we have a daughter to look for.

Welcome to the immersive chaos that hails from any other HOG. In this particular case, the package comes with an extra dose of creepy. We pursue a dangerous madman to find and save our daughter through a series of odd realms and many other trains. Most of the setting and a handful of puzzles that we are to encounter are in an American McGee's Alice taste; illusory, powerful and disturbing. Character animations and models do suck, and there is no voice acting at all so one would say the game is pretty when there isn't any people in it.

The gameplay is nothing extraordinary. We collect items, go through HOG scenes and solve an occasional puzzle. Item choices mostly are in questionable logic as in most HOG games. For example, at the beginning scene our protagonist decides to keep an old receipt 'cause "she may need it" and ditches the flashlight and/or medical kit in an alien dimension. So screw logic on that department. HOGs are plain and simple, even a bit too easy with clean cut stock objects lying around. Puzzles, on the other hand, are decent, imaginative and interesting usually.

The concept and the story are fairly interesting if you turn a blind eye on obvious logic flaws, yet it comes back to spoil everything with a real cheesy ending as expected from most HOGs. Good setting, interesting story, horrible character design, mediocre HOGs and neat puzzles added together gives you Mystery Masters: Psycho Train. I'll vote this one up for the lack of a "Meh" button, so take it or leave it on your own choice. Good gaming!

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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
Now boarding on Track 2, Alawar's Mystery Masters: Pyscho Train Deluxe Edition! Making stops at Creepyville, Deathbridge, and Murderhaven! Please have your tickets and souls ready for departure!

The storyline starts off fairly well with a great sense of pacing, and mounting urgency. The atmosphere is undeniably creepy due to some interesting artwork running throughout the game. The villain of the piece is just truly twisted. These are all good things! And thus ends the highpoints.

By the time the final credits rolled, I was left wanting to scold the developers for throwing debris on their own railroad tracks. The hidden object puzzles were decent enough, where as the mini games had a bit more to offer. That in and of itself, has never been a make or break for me while playing a P&C/HOG tale.

So, what does tend to get under my skin? Well, I'll tell you. A lack of a steady sense of logic (ie, the throwing away of useful items for those that are not realistic in terms of the setting and/or situations that you are actually in etc.), running throughout said story. Then there's the build up to the big finish (ie, the motive/reason for why everything was set in motion in the first place...), and you're on the edge of your chair, holding your breath, and dying to know! And omg, the answer turns out to be absurd! Thus, diminishing the one truly intriguing character that you really wanted to know about... Nothing is worse. Unless on the heels of that, you get an abrupt ending, and there is no bonus chapter for a story arc that has been entitled as a "Deluxe Edition."

All that being said, I am giving this game a positive review. There's a lot of good mixed in with a few sore spots. And while I might be frowning and slightly vexed, I did enjoy a great deal of it.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
It was alright, if you enjoy puzzle and very linear point and click. The logic of the puzzles is... odd, but not bad for the cost. I was expecting more, but not overall bad.

If you are seeking an indepth game with lots of content, move on.

If you love puzzle games no matter what, enjoy!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Trains! I like trains! The game really has nothing to do with trains other then the fact the gamer gets to play in, through, across, and over the top of several different trains which makes this game worthwhile just for that. The psycho is Trainman, who causes train accidents. As a villian he is petty, warped and evil minded.

Storyline: A mother and daughter board a train which is in an accident caused by (inferred) a demon possessed psycho known as the Trainman. Trainman steals the girl and the mother gives chase, more like hunts down, Trainman. The mother starts on the train that was in the accident (and it is still moving), gets off at a station, takes another train, stops that train before it crashes, nearly rescues her captive daughter, commandeers Trainman's own train (which flies, so cool), ends up in a train graveyard, and finally confronts Trainman. Of course the player gets plenty of help along the way from various souls who do not like Trainman.

Gameplay: Linear gameplay that plays more like a hunt then a chase, and depending on one's point of view can take on a philosophical air. There are creepy aspects and mild horror. I call this a hunt, rather then a chase, because the mother has to find out where Trainman went with her daughter and she get helps from various disgruntled souls to go after him. Plus Trainman is the one running away from her.

There is a good combination of point and click, hidden object and puzzle elements all intermingled together. Need something to pull down that ladder, sort through that pile of debris (hidden object scene), need a code, puzzle it out with a mirror, need to break a curse - where was that pickaxe again? The whole game intermixes these three game genres very well and seamlessly.

Really enjoyed this game, especially because when I thought it was going to end, it suddenly kept going (and not in a boring or forced way). The little pause was like a small intermission then off to play some more to the final conclusion.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2015
During a train ride, your daughter disappears after a mysterious man appeared in the window, making suddenly the vehicle crashed. In a world where souls are afraid of the Trainman, you have to find a way to retreive your child from this madman. Jumping from train to train, are you ready for that ride?

That's the story. I must say it was interesting. The concept to board a different train is a good idea. And meeting people that are explaining the world to you but also their own story is also something refreshing. The end is quite abrupt though. Yeah, mother and daughter are reunited but where are they really? More importantly, are they alive or dead? Everything is suggesting that you're dead, yet, it seems that neither you or your daughter are.

The graphisms are okay and the difficulty is also quite well balanced in the story. Some puzzles are a challenge, others are really easy. The music is also good.

Mystery Masters: Psycho Train can't compare to any Artifex Mundi game but sure, it's not like some of them where you can barely find the objects or your way. So, you can buy it without having a second thought.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2015
Finished the game. I do like the graphics and the puzzles. Their are not many Hidden Object puzzles in this game. It does have puzzles. Most are well done. I do have one minor nit pick some of the puzzles offer no explanation at all. Luckily their is a skip button other wise I would have been stuck on the phone and what digits to dial. I still have no idea about how to solve that puzzle. They other puzzle was with the eyeballs and I think it had to do with the right color? Still confused about that one as well.

The animation while well done is sparce. I wish there was just a little bit more. I feel like sometimes I was in a picture postcard world. They look nice just wish the game had more background animation in some of the scenes. I do wish the game had more voice overs it would give the game more personality. You meet some people and for the most part they are not animated. I feel like this would created a more alive world.

I am enjoying the story line so far. Who doesnt want to rescue a family member?

The game is good. My 2 nit picks are the puzzles are sometimes strange and the game lacks personality due to no voice acting and not enough animation. 7/10 overall. The length of the game feels about right at 4hours.

I really have nothing bad to say about the game. Its fun and easy on the eyes. A very solid adventure puzzle type game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
Short version: 62%
Psycho Train looks great… and this is pretty much sums up everything that is good in this hidden object game.

Long version:
Psycho Train (which for some reason also has the Mystery Masters title, even though it is just a brand name for Alawar’s hidden object games) isn’t exactly a shining example of the hidden object genre. Sure, it has many scenes and they all sport a nice graphical design, but beyond that it offers very little.

The story is as clichéd as possible: you play as a mother who searches for her kidnapped daughter through a set of randomly changing scenery, which may or may not have some connection to trains. There is no actual plot and only a skeleton of supporting cast. This is a small favour though, since none of the dialogues serve a shred of purpose.

The gameplay has exactly one recipe from beginning to end: find a half-finished contraption, complete it by solving some easy puzzles and a few good hidden object scenes twice, then proceed to the next contraption.

Buying this game here may convince Alawar though to release their good stuff like the Stray Souls series on Steam, so for that it can be worth it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2015
Short but very well done HOG that tells the story of a mother that must rescue her daughter from a madman while traveling on a cursed train. Nice graphics and puzzles, some HO scenes can be difficult for the player's eyes because they are a little too dark. The game is altogether convincing but it's better buying it on sale (I got it with a bundle).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
This was definitely a very different sort of story than usual, and a very fun mix of puzzles and HOGs with minimal backtracking. Soundwise excellent, if a little sparse, and visually very nice. My only serious complaint is how utterly abrupt the ending is.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
This game is alright
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