3 Cards to Dead Time
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  • System Requirements
  • Windows 7 / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 10
  • 800 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 256 MB Ram
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3 Cards to Dead Time 

Take startling glimpses of the "other side" with 3 Cards to Dead Time, the continuing story to reveal the source of Jess Silloway's mysterious psychic gifts.

A few months have passed since Jess' near-death at the hands of a notorious occultist. No longer reeling from the experience, but still highly apprehensive, she's made her way back home only to have more vivid and terrifying psychic dreams. An unknown ghostly figure haunts her mind, guiding her to the location of a ghastly event 80 years ago, where she realizes that she can no longer ignore her gift.

Accompany Jess on this frightening journey as she searches for answers to her own secrets. Visit one of the most haunted places and join a group of ghost hunters on a Halloween night investigation. Locate hidden objects using unique wordplay and deductive reasoning while solving challenging puzzles with strong logic. Can Jess make the connection between past, present and future to unlock the mystery of her powers?

Try the free trial version or download the full-unlimited version of 3 Cards to Dead Time, and experience the game critics say, "is simply a must-have. It's one of the smartest, most unusual takes on the hidden object game that you're ever likely to play."

  • Connect past, present and future to solve a haunting Hidden Object thriller.
  • Help Jess finally unlock the mystery behind her psychic powers.
  • Follow an unknown spirit to an eerily familiar location.
  • Join ghost hunters on a Halloween night investigation.
  • Locate hidden objects using unique wordplay elements.
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Reviews of 3 Cards to Dead Time
 | Added on: May 21, 2010
The story line is a little to understand but if you get past that the game is a hide & seek with a twist as you must find objects that fit a certain catagory with no other clues sometimes it a little hard but once you start playing it gets a little easier to figure out. I'm not sorry I bought it its ok for the money
 | Added on: August 11, 2010
I love when a HOG is the free game of the day but unfortunately I couldn't uninstall this game fast enough. It was much too confusing. You have several categories of things to find but it doesn't tell you what to find and you get a penalty for clicking wrong (which makes no sense) and the category titles given aren't enough to help you find what you're looking for. I sat there for most of the first couple levels looking for things that relate to "Tarot Cards" but couldn't find anything. And it seems you have to have the right category clicked for an item to count. For example you can't click on something tarot related when you have a different category active. It was just very frustrating and I'm sorry to say I didn't like it.
 | Added on: March 1, 2010
There was way too much dialogue for me. I liked the idea that HOs are connected and not just a list of objects in a room. But I got tired of the constant interuptions to tell a lame story.
 | Added on: March 7, 2013
This game like 3 Cards to Midnight is very unique and I thought fun to play for that very reason. The unusual story line continues with Jess (you) discovering many things about her family not revealed in the first game and as before Tarot cards play a role in the course of the game. Different from the first game is how to advance the storyline. Instead of creating words, there is a form of word association, three variations, through three different scenes, seven chapters leading to a conclusion where you select the cards required to complete the storyline. The graphics are nice, good voice acting and music. Another winner for unique gameplay as far as I am concerned. Is there another in the offing? Would be nice to know what happens to Jess and Daniel.
 | Added on: August 11, 2010
I was a little surprised when I saw all the negative ratings, but when it came up as the free Game of the Day, I decided what the heck. I actually enjoyed it; it didn't have the usual "find the toilet plunger and pineapple" that so many HOGs do with their meaningless searches in the same room over and over. You actually have to find objects related to one another in some way and they do have some relevance to the story line. I liked the tarot card aspect, but then again I read cards myself, so go figure. I didn't find the "occult theme" that some complained about inappropriate, but a nice switch. The voice acting didn't bug me that much, and when it did, I just used the mute button. :) Far nicer than the tortured syntax of so many games. I haven't finished it yet, so I don't know if it resorts to the "good vs. evil" theme that so many games employ, but I do like the changeup in the HO aspect. Just as long as I don't have to find another hand drill or wrench I should be okay....
 | Added on: May 29, 2012
As with 3 Cards to Midnight, you'll either love this game or hate it. There doesn't seem to be much middle ground here and personally I loved it as much as the first one. The story continues as you try to find answers to the disappearance of all the people in a small town In Maine that is somehow connected to you and your family. Associations must again be made between the key word you're given and objects within a room but a new twist has been added - connections. With connections you must determine which items go together, i.e., a needle and thread. This threw me at first but once you get the hang of it it really adds to the gaming experience. Yes - there's a lot of dialogue (which you should really listen to the first time around) but you can always skip it by pressing the space bar on your keyboard. There are 3 levels of difficulty which should give you hours of solving fun. Unfortunately some of the graphics continued to be a bit grainy which cost this one a star. Try and give this one a chance. It's not often that a truly unique game is developed and I wouldn't mind seeing more from the brains of Chris Jones and Aaron Connor on here. I bought both of the 3 Card games and haven't been sorry for a minute.
 | Added on: May 19, 2011
I am loving this game! It plays much better than 3 Cards to Midnight, which I had to redownload several times, but still it does not work right, the story line is scratchy-sounding and stops before being finished. This one comes through much clearer even tho there are some missing soundbites. The graphics are so much better here, too. Will the Midnight game ever be redone with this better programming? I sure hope so, because I never really knew what was happening with her but thanks to this new game I now know! Yaay!!
 | Added on: March 3, 2010
I'm surprised this game isn't more popular. I loved it, I bought it, and I replayed it to try the second alternative ending! The story is involved, but it was very interesting and kept my attention. The search part is challenging. The graphics are great. I agree the plot is a bit dark, but that's part of what makes it kind of creepy fun. 3 Cards to Midnight was also great for the same reasons. I want lots more like this one!
 | Added on: December 6, 2010
This game has an immersive storyline that completely draws you in. It is challenging and quite addictive to the point that you don't ever want to stop playing it.
 | Added on: December 22, 2012
Based on the other reviews, I didn't think I would like this game all that much but it wasn't that bad. I haven't played the game before this but I felt like I didn't need to to understand what was going on. It had a good story and I liked that the HO scenes were categories, like things that come in 8's, rather than telling you what exactly you were looking for. It had challenging puzzles. The only reason I didn't really like it was that there was a ton of dialogue and scenes to watch and listen to. You could skip them but I was trying to keep up with the story. They weren't that bad but it took a lot of time. Overall, a fun game that will entertain you and is pretty challenging.
 | Added on: September 7, 2010
This game is long on story and short on actual game play. It is very well put together, original, and unlike many games in this genre, it actually provides instructions with the mini-games. The word association twist is fun, but I prefer less story and more game play. This would be the perfect game to play during the Halloween season.
 | Added on: February 22, 2010
Although I thought the story line was a bit "evil" for my taste I liked the puzzles and didn't have an issue finding the objects......of course with the help of some hints. All in all I liked it and thought it was even better then the first one.
 | Added on: February 6, 2012
I played 3 card to midnight and absolutely loved it. When I saw there was a sequel -- I got it. But, the sequel seems to be just a "get it out fast" attempt to capitalize on the first great game. The characters were the same, as was the concept of tarot cards. But, that was about it. Game play only slightly resembled the first game. I am really disappointed with this poor quality sequel. Don't waste you bandwidth on this one.
 | Added on: February 11, 2010
Too much dialog and transitions are very slow. Would not recommend.
 | Added on: February 11, 2010
Really awful game, too much random talking, some puzzles just don't make sence - I think this game is supposed to be creapy and full of suspense, but was completely lost on me. Such a shame because I love HO games - and this isn't - you have to find connections to other objects etc, and may sound great - but in this game it isn't.
 | Added on: March 4, 2010
after seeing the vast difference in the reviews (either they loved it or hated it) i decided i had to see for myself. great story line, liked the fact that you had to think to find the objects. really didn't like the fact that you had to replay the whole level if you had to many wrong clicks, but, oh well. all in all a great game, hope there will be another installment
 | Added on: September 7, 2010
As far as gameplay is concerned, this game is very interesting and original, with lovely graphics. You are given a category--such as 'things that come in pairs'--and you must find a certain number of objects that fit the category. There are also 3 difficulty levels, with the highest one offering the most hidden objects to find. I really enjoyed finding objects this way, rather than being given a list. Many of the objects are well hidden, so the few hints given are well appreciated. I didn't really like being penalized for wrong clicks, especially since after about 10 you had to restart the level. Sometimes an object appears to fit the category, but isn't what the game had in mind, and clicking is the only way to find out! I found the puzzles/minigames to be quite challenging--often to the point of frustration. You are luckily given the option to skip them, which I admit I did several times. The only one you can't skip is the quiz at the end, which I wasn't too fond of. Still, the game would have been enjoyable overall if not for the lengthy dialogue and story. This game is like a movie with HOG scenes. I don't get very into story when playing HOGs, so I quickly became tired of the story in this one after the first few long scenes. (However, if you are someone who plays the game for the story, you will love this one!) Many of the dialogue scenes can be skipped, but it got annoying having it break in 3 or 4 times in each room/level. Since I skipped the dialogue, the game seemed somewhat short, and I had to use a walkthrough for the quiz.
 | Added on: August 30, 2010
You know, I like this game. The story line is a bit whacked out (it believes that it is a psychological drama) but, I found that the word association thing is intriguing. After a few hours of play though, I need to smash some bricks in Zulu gems - my favorite game. I've been playing Zulu (and not conquering it) for years! I also like the fact that this game is not like all of the other HOGs. I enjoyed the original but haven't bought this version because you can play this one to the end with out buying it. Why? Well, one must tolerate the commercials that are planted throughout. But don't panic, they are easy to ignore and as soon as that red X appears in the commercial box, click it and bye bye annoying advertisement and back in the game!
 | Added on: February 22, 2010
Yes - this game is on the "dark side". If you like watching the ghost hunting shows on TV, you will like this game. It makes it a little more easy to understand if you have played 3 Cards to Midnight in the past. I really enjoyed having to "think" for a list of HO. Most times you have a list - not here. You are given for example "things that come in fives". You have to look at the scene before you and choose the star - 5 tips, the picture of a wave - the 5 oceans, a gold ring - 5 golden rings and so on. Sometimes you have to choose connections. You get the word lion and you see in the picture a scarecrow and a tin man. There are additional puzzles on the way - some a little difficult - but you can skip them if you want. I played for about 2 hours a day for 4 days to finish the game. I played on the most difficult level. Before you start you can choose easy, medium or hard. The only bad part is that there are 3 parts to each level, and if you are on the 3rd part and you make too many wrong clicks, you have to play the whole level - all 3 parts -over again. And you only have 1 hint to start with. You earn more hints as you go - but at the start of each level you are back to 1 hint. Be careful where you click - and you have to REALLY THINK about what you are choosing.
 | Added on: August 10, 2010
This game is refreshing and different. It's not just mindless find the hidden object. The game has a different approach and makes you think about the hidden objects. The game also includes puzzles that are better than the usual common place mini-games. I enjoyed the story driven aspect of the game. You are desperately trying to figure out what's going on just like the character. It's an immersing game.
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