Put an end to the musings of a psychotic doctor in Committed - Mystery at Shady Pines, an unnerving seek-and-find exploration.
After being wounded by an armed assailant and passing out, you wake up strapped onto a bed. With your senses still fuzzy, it's clear however that something isn't right. As you find a way off the bed and out the room, you soon realize you're trapped in an abandoned hospital with other misfortunate patients.
Navigate the corridors of Shady Pines and find a way out of this strange nightmare. Explore the mysterious hospital searching for answers and discovering the truth about this tumultuous situation. Find items of importance, solve challenging puzzles, and be prepared for terrifying surprises. Can you break free of this strange prison and help the other patients as well?
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Navigate abandoned corridors to find a way out of this Hidden Object nightmare.
Find items of importance, solve challenging puzzles, and prepare for terrifying surprises.
Can you break free of this strange prison and help the other patients as well?
Even though this game was similar to quite a few games already out there that I have played just recently, I liked the fact that it made you search for the things that you needed in order to make it through the game. I was a little confused at the end by the picture that she looked at on the wall, but maybe it will come to light in part 2??
hankysis3 | Added on: December 12, 2011
I played the "regular" version and enjoyed the HO games and some of the searching for the answers. There was too much going back and forth (Two floors, basement and outside) and the "gray" of the entire setting seemed overdone. I skipped the first of the brain wave puzzles and then had to skip 2 more of the same kind. A little variety would have been greatly appreciated. The voice overs seemed too dramatic at times and at other times hit the story meaning right on the nail. The story line has been done previously in other games and should have incorporated a new angle to keep it fresh. I did refer to the guide and found it helpful. The game lasts a long time and if it had been laid out differently, the shorter playing time would have had a positive impact on the rating.
This one made me tired and I was sitting down the whole time. You're on a search to find out how you ended up in this hospital and to discover who this doctor is that periodically pops up in scenes. There is A LOT - and I mean A LOT! - of walking back and forth through this place and, while it has a map that allows you to see where you are and places that you may need to go to, you still have to get there on your own "power". It would have helped a great deal if that map had been interactive, allowing you to click on a location and be taken there. At some point the storyline became a little muddled for me and there were some things that didn't make any sense (like the little girl not recognizing her mother?) but it still compelled me to finish. Puzzles weren't too tough but after the 4th or 5th time of having to sync the wavelengths I skipped them and moved on. HOs can be tough to find but not so much that I became frustrated. It's not the worst game I've played but it's not among my Top 10. I could say the length is decent but that's only because you spend most of your time walking back and forth from place to place trying to get to a location to solve a puzzle or find HOs. It's worth taking a look at the free trial or playing with a Fun Pass account but I would not spend the money to purchase it. Definitely for mature audiences!
Although the story is very much similiar to other institution-escape games but the storyline keeps you interested. thanks for good experience!1
Cricket5461 | Added on: April 12, 2012
This game is a lot of fun to play. Gameplay is smooth and although there is a lot of thinking about things involved, it was never so tough that I needed to look up a walkthrough. The dialogue is minimal and the puzzles are just about right in quantity and difficulty and the story line is interesting enough that I wanted to see it through. The only reason I didn't give this game 5 stars is because I didn't like the elevator aspect. The elevator was used too frequently and the wait between floors was definitely way longer than necessary. Otherwise, this is a great HO game. Kept me involved and I had to work just hard enough to figure everything out.
Loved playing this one. It had all the adventure, graphics, storyline, HO scenes, that I expect and enjoy. Absolutely loved the elevator music. Hints recharged slowly and the map was not always helpful. Didn't like the oscilloscope (spelling?) mini games at all so I took a star rating away for that because there were too many of them (skipped them all). I hope you enjoy this game as much as I did.
66mustangsally | Added on: November 25, 2011
The game was decent but I don't care for having to go back and forth between scenes. And there is a lot of that in this game. The institute that you are searching in is quite large so you could easily click 4-6 times to get where you needed to be. And by that I mean just clicking the "back" button to get out of the room you are in. The HO scenes were ok but I used quite a few hints. Difficult to distinguish some of the items. The storyline was ok. Definitely NOT for kids. I wouldn't replay it and I definitely wouldn't buy it. But for a one-time through game, it was fine. It could have definitely been better if the map you had to guide you through the institute had a "click on this room and you're there" function. I really like that in other games.
This game will keep you involved, however, as others have stated, there is just too much back and forth between scenes. On the other hand, there were several HOG screens which were very detailed and well rendered, but were only used once or twice. The graphics were decent but not exactly "state of the art". My biggest problem with the game involved the one chapter where the "player" was required to insert an IV and inject themself with a drug. This makes it completely unacceptable for children.
This game had a good story line, interesting, ok graphics and some fun mini games to play along your way to found out many thing about this place called "Shady Pines". I would say it was much more than just shady though. There is some voice over, but also reading. It was ok. I was not "crazy" about it. See what you think.
DeDeDoll | Added on: November 29, 2011
THIS HOG HAD ME FROM BEGINNING TO END. GREAT HOG, YOU CAN SKIP THE GAMES, I PLAYED IT SLOW SO IT WOULD LAST. THE EXTRA PLAY IS JUST AS GREAT. FOR A TRUE HOG PLAYER THIS GAME IS IT ALL THE WAY, I GIVE THIS GAME TWO THUMBS UP!
S_p_l | Added on: December 1, 2011
As far as premise and originality go, Committed: The Mystery at Shady Pines isn’t at the top of my list. I’ve noticed there seems to be a few story lines that are used and recycled in the HOG genre. Escaping an abandoned or run-down asylum and running for your life from a crazed doctor who wants to experiment on you, is clearly one of them. I don’t mind seeing plots that have been used before, but I appreciate a new twist or reworking of the storyline. On the flip side, I like the interactiveness of this game in certain areas, and the mini games that reveal the history of some of the other patients are interesting. The music and ambiance is acceptable, and the voice acting is actually quite decent. To me, the main character sounds legitimately confused, and is believable. Nevertheless, I don't care for the graphics, as they seem very disjointed and amateurish. The HO scenes are not much of a challenge, and the puzzles are either repetitive or too simplistic. This game seems to require an awful lot of backtracking, and often an object that is needed is located at the complete opposite end of the hospital. I don’t mind backtracking as long as the game is lengthy, and I'm collecting enough items to warrant it. I, personally, wouldn’t purchase this game. I enjoyed a few aspects of it, but all in all, they weren't enough to make me want to buy even the Standard version.
I usually go for the higher difficulty, but I couldn't on this one. Even the so called easy was confusing. You had to do 1 thing in an area, then go to another level completely on the other side of the map to do 1 thing, then go to another level on a completely other side of the map to do another before even 1 thing was completed. I couldn't wait for this game to be over. The graphics were ok though.
pattypaws | Added on: November 30, 2011
I'm really getting tired of the ugly dark games - this game went way to fast and was way too dark for me
DarkDragon | Added on: November 26, 2011
Nice graphics, though sometimes a little dark. Eerie and suspenseful music. Really nice sound effects and characters' voices. Warning though you shouldn't put the volume high. In the beginning of the game, my aunt walked in and said: "I think someone crying for help outside." ROFL. Good plot and developing. HO are good, challenging but not too hard. Plenty of tasks, but I hate that there are too much back and forth, and not worth it. Like it made me went all the way back like 10 scenes for an oiler. Map is useful to see which room has new HO and active tasks, but not pickable objects. Good puzzles, some are pretty hard. Some details of the game are a little illogical (e.g. open car door without key, and search for it in the trunk. I mean, really? And the dynamite blast in the bonus chapter, it took superman to stand that close and not get blast away.), but anyway I can live with that, may be ticked a little. Kinda good amount of play time and have a bonus chapter after finishing game. Not so surprised ending, and I kinda feel bad for the Dr. But the bonus chapter signifies that this may not be the end, promising for a prequel (please! :) ). Overall, this game is great. However, if you hate back and forth, you may want to pass it. Not very good replay. Absolutely not kid-friendly.
I give this game 5 stars all the way in every aspect. It has an awesome storyline that keeps you intersted that you just don't want to turn off the game. Also, the mini games are pretty cool, plus if you get stuck, the skip button is soon enough there so you can skip and don't get penalized or anything like some games. I loved the bonus chapter, that was great too. I highly recommend it.
bigbubc | Added on: December 2, 2011
Not far into this game you might be able to figure out the "story" but none the less a very fun game indeed. The bonus chapter brought an interesting spin to the game. if you are a fan of HO games this one is one to check out!
PopcornLover | Added on: November 28, 2011
DISCLAIMER: I played the free demo (SE). I agree with what the others have said; this is a good, but not stellar game that trots out the well-used (and sometimes abused) Escape-the-Asylum plot. A woman wakes up from a three year coma with no idea of who she is or how she got to be in a hospital. The graphics are pretty good, but could be better. It does have a suitably foreboding atmosphere, though. I think the best feature of the game is the map. It helps you keep up with the areas you need to go and where new hidden object scenes are. However, it's not interactive, so you have to to a lot of back tracking. The mini-games are quite nice, too. Even though this is a nice game, I'm not sure it's worth the $6.99 or $9.99 price. I thinks it better to get it on sale. If you want to get a REALLY good asylum game, check out Nightfall Mysteries: Asylum Conspiracy.
i loved the way this game started. it was exciting and mysterious at the same time. sometimes the amt of dialogue got to be too much. but i liked the emotions i got from hearing the characters speaking. the map was helpful, but i've been spoiled by some HOGs-love when i can click on a map and go where i need to without backtracking so much. i have to say, i only played the hr trial, and am eager to see how this one ends. the mini games were challenging and long. cool game.