Find a way to destroy the ancient artifacts!
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Release Date: Mar 10, 2016

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About This Game

Travel back in time to find the mythical Kingdom of Aeronhart. Prevent the chaotic artifacts from killing your father… and destroying the universe itself!

The Secret Order 3: Ancient Times continues the thrilling, story-driven series with a new, suspenseful narrative that successfully blends the fantasy and detective noir genres.
Players take control of Sarah Pennington, daughter of the Master of the Order of the Griffins, must once more face the dangerous power of the artifacts that she reclaimed during the events of the last game.
The scepter and mask have become unstable, threatening the life of Sarah's father and the safety of the entire world. The only way to prevent the very fabric of reality from unraveling is for Sarah to travel back in time to the mythical realm of Aeronhart, to find one King Amadon, who ordered the creation of the artifacts. Amadon may be the only one who knows how to destroy these chaotic objects. Sarah must once again embark on an epic quest aboard the Royal Griffin, exploring breathtaking locations from ancient times, solving difficult riddles, facing adversaries, and discovering the deepest secrets of the of the Order along the way.

Will the young disciple prove herself up to the task? Will she manage to solve the puzzles, distinguish enemies from allies, and reach the heart of the ancient kingdom?
Can Sarah stop the artifacts before they kill her father?

Features

  • Embark on a grand journey against all odds to save your father!
  • 60 minigames and hidden object puzzles waiting to be solved!
  • Explore 57 stunning locations!
  • Unlock all 27 challenging achievements!
  • Continue the story in an extra adventure!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Overall:
Positive (42 reviews)
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Chuppie
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I would like more hidden objects and less puzzles. But the story was very good and I love the time travel. A very interesting and fun game. Can't wait for the next one.
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john.eberle
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
lots of puzzles makes the brain work hard. excellent
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Derrick Rifkin
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Again a puzzler with the quallity I've come to expect from Artifex Mundi. Great little casual game, though the whole time-travel thing isn't my personal favorite as subject matter, but that's just a minor annoyance and doesn't detract from the quality of the game.
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nonfrager
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Product received for free
Another nice point-and-click adventure, smooth visuals and fitting sound + insteresting plot, as always.
Adorable griffinling as a bonus :)
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shshamander
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
hey that's pretty good
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Sen
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Great game and a nice continuation of the story. The only complaint I have is that teh instructions weren't clear ogn some of the minigames.
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CarolAnne782
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Interesting story line and it fits well with the previous game. The puzzles in this game were harder than those in the previous and I ended up skipping four or five of them since I just got so fed up with them. Also, this game has a less linear plot than the last, which is a good thing, though it was not particularly logical. Overall, a fine game, but the second one was much better.
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rhysaz
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
I liked it. Graphics are good, the story is not bad, and the music is real good.
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Roady
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Pretty interesting story, good HO puzzles too
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Usagi
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Another ring of the telephone signals danger as our heroine Sara Pennington is called upon to save the day once again. The Secret Order 3: Ancient Times takes place directly after the events of the second game in the series, however, it isn’t necessary to play previous installments to understand the story in this selection. This game is a colorful point-and-click adventure filled with hidden item scenes, plenty of puzzles and an enthralling story that follows Sara through many mystical lands.

When you begin the game you get a brief overview of what happened in the second game to bring players up to speed. The main thing to know is there were two artifacts collected filled with immense power that now pose a danger to everyone. Sara is directed to once again travel through time with the goal of going to where the artifacts were created, the Kingdom of Aeronhart, and destroy them to stop present-day events. While at first you travel to London’s past, most of the game is spent in a mystical land called Aeronhart so there isn’t much time travel to be had actually. Once there the game turns more to high fantasy as you fly on griffins and battle against magical powers. Sara must help the people of Aeronhart to forward the story and gain access to the artifacts she’s searching for before time runs out.

Everything is point and click, using your mouse to move from each area of the map and to click on items and people for interactions. You collect items that are used elsewhere, like a rope or crystal that join your inventory. You also have two very useful aids in the game, the first a baby griffin who can help you reach items that are higher up since it can fly. It’s utterly adorable and rests on the lower right side of your screen. The second is a golem’s heart which has magic that can control stone statues. You can power it up more and more throughout the game and use it to control different stone things. Puzzles and hidden object scenes are also a huge feature in this game. Puzzles come in a good bit of variety; there are slide puzzles, matching games, pipe puzzles and a host of other ones. There are two different types of hidden object scenes in the game, the traditional list of words and a scene to find said items in and another type where you have the items at the bottom in a scene.

All parts of the game come to life with beautiful colors and well drawn scenes. The game does not disappoint visually, except the people themselves. While they’re drawn well, the animation when they talk is a bit odd, their eyes are lifeless and their mouths move unnaturally. That being said, it’s the only visual issue I found in the game and not a major one. The art is good, the hidden object scenes are well done and the items are not blurry or too hard to find if you have bad eyes. The music as well for the game is lovely, the score helps set the mood of the narrative.

This game is a great addition to the library of any hidden object fan or anyone who is looking to get into the genre. I found some of the puzzles a little easy as well as some of the hidden object scenes however but this may help with those after the achievements. No achievements are based on what difficulty you play under or if you complete everything without hints or skips so it’s not hard to gain all of them. The game also has Steam trading cards and a bonus level that continues Sara’s story a little bit more. While the game may be on the short side -I finished in four hours- it was time well-spent and a satisfying experience. The Secret Order 3: Ancient Times is a great example of strong storytelling mixed with a fun gaming experience.

Lunar Productions
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Sara Pennington thought she could breathe a little after defeating the traitor in the Order of Griffins. However, the artefacts she retrieved are unstable and cause damage, eventually killing her father. In order to prevent that fate, she has to go back in time and find the kingdom of King Amedon, Aeronheart...

While you didn't really need to play the first game, which isn't on Steam, to understand The Secret Order 2: Masked Intent, I think that it's better to play the sequel before Ancient Times. But even without the previous knowledge, the game in itself is very understandable. The storyline is also well-done, as many twists are also present and given how the game ended, you know that there will be a fourth game (already released elsewhere). I just hope that Artifex Mundi got also the rights to publish New Horizon (the first game) and Beyond Time (the fourth) so that we will have the whole saga on Steam.

The gameplay hasn't really changed from the last game: you're still picking items, solving puzzles, clearing list of hidden objects (whether it's a written list or a pictured one). You have also a little helper, a little baby Griffin that can fly and take things for you when you can't access them (unless the game is requiring you to use a ladder...).

The game is now more oriented towards fantasy, as the famous kindgom, existing towards 3500 ACN, is based on a medevial society with champions and on fantasy as you have dragons and griffins in it. Anyway, you don't know if you're in another world or if you're really in the past. Besides, Cyrus and Zerina, the brother and sister turned evil, are also two sides of a coin: one is living in a palace in the desert and the other was more attracted to an icy landscape. King Amedon was somewhat in the middle...

The graphics were nice: I loved the mythical realm but you didn't get in it immediately, as you begin first at the HQ of the secret order before visiting London in the 19th century. After that, you're stuck in Aeronheart and the bonus chapter is telling you a tale set directly after your adventure, where, again, the fantasy is the main theme: dwarves, elves and fairies will be in the center of it.

I loved the soundtrack too, even if it was always the same tune whether you were in the desert or in the ice land.

In other words, The Secret Order 3 is a nice sequel, very well constructed and leaving you with a cliffhanger of some sorts. As usual, Artifex Mundi chose well and I'll be happy if I see in the Upcoming List the fourth game. I don't know if it's an hint from Artifex or if it was already inside when the game was released before Artfiex but there is a banner with Beyond Time inside the game. So, yeah, I do hope that it will arrive in 2016 on Steam.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Another ring of the telephone signals danger as our heroine Sara Pennington is called upon to save the day once again. The Secret Order 3: Ancient Times takes place directly after the events of the second game in the series, however, it isn’t necessary to play previous installments to understand the story in this selection. This game is a colorful point-and-click adventure filled with hidden item scenes, plenty of puzzles and an enthralling story that follows Sara through many mystical lands.

When you begin the game you get a brief overview of what happened in the second game to bring players up to speed. The main thing to know is there were two artifacts collected filled with immense power that now pose a danger to everyone. Sara is directed to once again travel through time with the goal of going to where the artifacts were created, the Kingdom of Aeronhart, and destroy them to stop present-day events. While at first you travel to London’s past, most of the game is spent in a mystical land called Aeronhart so there isn’t much time travel to be had actually. Once there the game turns more to high fantasy as you fly on griffins and battle against magical powers. Sara must help the people of Aeronhart to forward the story and gain access to the artifacts she’s searching for before time runs out.

Everything is point and click, using your mouse to move from each area of the map and to click on items and people for interactions. You collect items that are used elsewhere, like a rope or crystal that join your inventory. You also have two very useful aids in the game, the first a baby griffin who can help you reach items that are higher up since it can fly. It’s utterly adorable and rests on the lower right side of your screen. The second is a golem’s heart which has magic that can control stone statues. You can power it up more and more throughout the game and use it to control different stone things. Puzzles and hidden object scenes are also a huge feature in this game. Puzzles come in a good bit of variety; there are slide puzzles, matching games, pipe puzzles and a host of other ones. There are two different types of hidden object scenes in the game, the traditional list of words and a scene to find said items in and another type where you have the items at the bottom in a scene.

All parts of the game come to life with beautiful colors and well drawn scenes. The game does not disappoint visually, except the people themselves. While they’re drawn well, the animation when they talk is a bit odd, their eyes are lifeless and their mouths move unnaturally. That being said, it’s the only visual issue I found in the game and not a major one. The art is good, the hidden object scenes are well done and the items are not blurry or too hard to find if you have bad eyes. The music as well for the game is lovely, the score helps set the mood of the narrative.

This game is a great addition to the library of any hidden object fan or anyone who is looking to get into the genre. I found some of the puzzles a little easy as well as some of the hidden object scenes however but this may help with those after the achievements. No achievements are based on what difficulty you play under or if you complete everything without hints or skips so it’s not hard to gain all of them. The game also has Steam trading cards and a bonus level that continues Sara’s story a little bit more. While the game may be on the short side -I finished in four hours- it was time well-spent and a satisfying experience. The Secret Order 3: Ancient Times is a great example of strong storytelling mixed with a fun gaming experience.

Lunar Productions
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Another very solid casual adventure game published by Artifex Mundi.

It helps for the start of the story to know the previous game, but you can easily get into the game without having played the prequel. The story is pretty straight forward and most of it is set in a fantasy world.

The presentation is well done. Just the quality of the videos and the voice acting is sub par. Both don't affect the game much though and the graphics are just beautiful. The music suits the setting and doesn't get annoying.

Some of the puzzles/minigames are way too easy and only consist of matching shapes and/or colors. The achievements in this game are also aimed at a *very* casual audience. The inventory based puzzles are much better though and they easily outweigh the weaker aspects of the game.

The bonus chapter seems a bit rushed though with a lot of 'find x similar items to use in the next minigame' puzzles. Still the artwork and also the story make it worth at least one playthrough.

Overall another fun casual adventure game that you can sink a couple of hours in.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Another beautiful game from artifex mundi! i really like this sequel, and the theme of this serie is really good. The voiceover is lovely as well as the story! The secret order 2 - might be a little better, but i did enjoy this one as well!!
im really looking forward to another game in this serie!
Keep up the great work !
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Pretty good game! I played the game that came before this one (long time ago) and don't remember the name but in the into I remembered the previous game. The voice overs are well done, graphics are nice and great price. I give this one two thumbs up!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I just want to advise that the game was constantly failling. Although this was anoying, I kept playing... But it's better to know.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Loved this game. kept me buzy for quite awhile. I recommend this game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Interesting story line and it fits well with the previous game. The puzzles in this game were harder than those in the previous and I ended up skipping four or five of them since I just got so fed up with them. Also, this game has a less linear plot than the last, which is a good thing, though it was not particularly logical. Overall, a fine game, but the second one was much better.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
this was just fun. good puzzles.wonderful artwork
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Fantastic as were all of the other Secret Orders!
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