9 Best Hidden Object Games Of All Time That You Should Know Update 09/2022

Grim Legends The Forsaken Bride

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You’ve found our list of the best hidden object games. But that part was easy! Your job now is to look through the list of component-hiding tricks below and pick your favourite. Expect worlds that look and feel like Where’s Wally, but where nothing and everything is what it seems to be. Which is exactly why it’s so bloody hard to find what you’re looking for. This list should help you find the game you want to play. You’re on your own when it comes to the things inside. Sorry!

Time Gap: Mysteries of the Lost Civilization

Time Gap Mysteries of the Lost Civilization

Developer: Absolutist Ltd

Platforms: iOS

So, one day you wake up and find that everyone else is gone. All of a sudden, famous people from history, like Abraham Lincoln and Cleopatra, appear to help you figure out what the hell is going on. If that sounds completely crazy, it’s because Time Gap is a hidden object game that doesn’t want to be like any other hidden object game.

Aside from the ridiculous story conceit, Time Gap draws from a range of other genres to freshen up its main course of hidden object gameplay; one minute you might be playing connect-four, the next it’ll be Puzzle Bobble. It’s a subversion of HOG standards that isn’t perfect but is still interesting, and it’s worth a try just because it’s different.

Lost Lands: The Golden Curse

Developer: Five-BN

Platforms: PC, iOS, Android

These days, it’s hard to find hidden object games with high production values, so when a game like Lost Lands: The Golden Curse comes out, it’s easy to appreciate its high standards of quality. Lost Lands has all of the things that make a great hidden object game: fully rendered 3D cutscenes, striking visual design, a great soundtrack, and great voice acting.

Its particular way of playing isn’t as hard as some fans of the genre might like, but there are so many things to do that it makes up for it. This makes Lost Lands accessible to anyone who likes object hunting even a little bit.

Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride

Grim Legends The Forsaken Bride

Developer: Artifex Mundi

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox Olne

What is it about hidden object games that makes the subtitles so weird and long? In either case, The Forsaken Bride is an interesting enough draw for people who are interested, and the game lives up to its name.

The world is beautiful, full of colour and personality, and has interesting puzzles to boot. Oh, and you get an adorable 2.5D sidekick in the form of a magic cat, who can help you out with tips whenever one of Grim Legends’ trickier brain teasers has you stuck. Why wouldn’t you like it?

Eventide: Slavic Fable

Developer: Artifex Mundi

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, IOS, Android

This surprise hit from HOG veterans Artifux Mundi is as creatively inspired as The Witcher 3. It uses Slavic folklore to tell an interesting story about half-demons, kidnapped grandmas, and a possible end of the world. It’s a great piece of work, with great acting and beautiful art that is full of Eastern European mythology.

Aside from the hidden object scenes, there are also bonus challenges and meta-games, so you don’t have to worry about getting bored of the game’s 43 HO scenes. Any fan of “hidden object” games can buy it without much trouble.

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart

Nightmares from the Deep The Cursed Heart

Developer: Artifex Mundi

Platforms: PC

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart has you covered if you were disappointed that Uncharted 4’s setting of pirates didn’t include any supernatural swashbuckling.

The game couldn’t feel more like a pirate adventure if it tried. Even when things get a little too scary for comfort, it’s fun to look for items in scenes with lots of atmosphere. Aside from that, players can also enjoy a fun little Mahjong minigame that breaks up the main game with some harmless block shuffling.

Drawn: Dark Flight

Developer: Big Fish Studios

Platforms: PC

Big Fish Studios is the market leader in hidden object games right now, but most of its games are just sloppily made shovelware. But there are a few exceptions to this rule, and one of them is the Drawn series. Dark Flight, the second game in the trilogy, is by far the best of the three. It picks up right where the first game left off, with a story that sounds like a fairy tale.

The game combines point-and-click adventure-style puzzles with classic hidden object gameplay to strike a good balance between difficulty and user friendliness. All of this is set against a set of backgrounds and colours that look like they belong in a fairy tale. Some parts of the production could be better, but for less than ten dollars, Drawn: Dark Flight is a great game for people who are new to the genre.

Morphopolis

Morphopolis

Developer: Dan Walters, Ceri Williams

Platforms: Android

Any past E3 demo will show that Fauna has always been a good way for developers to show off the technical power or artistic range of their game. When the wind blows, the grass moves. When it storms, trees catch fire! There are bits of cow poop in the mud! But none of them are as accurate as the tiny worlds of sprouts and bushes in Morphopolis.

Every frame of Dan Walters’s short film HOG could be a painting in a modern art gallery, which makes it hard to stay awake and not just fall asleep. The game’s gameplay, in which a lowly aphid grub makes its way to its spawning ground while constantly changing, is interesting enough that the beautiful graphics don’t completely overpower it.

True Fear: Forsaken Souls

Developer: Goblinz

Platforms: PC, iOS, Android

It’s a big deal to be able to make a hidden object game that is actually scary. It is a type of story that doesn’t have much animation, after all. And yet, developer Goblinz has made True Fear: Forsaken Souls, a game that scares you more than some of the most expensive horror games on the market, in a way that is deeply unsettling and makes you want to scream.

The game puts more emphasis on suspense and paranoia than on any other horror tropes. It does this by using puzzles to draw players into a world that smells like death and the macabre. Before you know it, True Fear will have sucked you into its worlds and left you open to all of its scares and spooks.

Lost Lands: A Hidden Object Adventure

Lost Lands A Hidden Object Adventure

Check out Lost Lands: A Hidden Object Adventure if you want something much longer. It’s a game with more than 200 different quests that tells the story of an old elf tribe that has to live on an island by itself.

Most of the game’s quests are hidden object scenes where players have to find things and check them off a list. But there are also a few quests with puzzles and mini-games that challenge the players’ minds. This game is free to play on PC, which makes it easier to start the adventure right away.