In Dark Mysteries - The Soul Keeper Deluxe, an eerie hidden object game based on a short novel by H.P. Lovecraft, you need to put an end to the killing spree of an evil spirit. The cruel spirit of Joseph Curwen is killing innocent people, so he can use their souls to become immortal. Find a way to stop it before you become the next victim in Dark Mysteries - The Soul Keeper Deluxe!
stop a renegade spirit from becoming immortal in this eerie hidden object game
discover a storyline based on a short novel by horror writer H.P. Lovecraft
Heavy on the HO scenes, lots of backtracking to and fro, interesting story.
RenaiReborn | Added on: May 8, 2013
If you enjoy Hidden Object games with enough of a storyline to keep you involved, but not enough to detract from relaxed gameplay, this would be a good game for you. This game is pretty appropriate for kids as well- the only 'scary' part about this game would be the occasionally loud music. Personally, I always enjoy a game with a map, especially when navigating from screen to screen can become confusing (as this game sometimes could). However, aside from that, this is a good casual game, the puzzles are not too difficult, and was pretty polished overall.
Nicely original story. A few too many HOS in balance with blah mini games, and you frequently looked for the same things in different guises. I didn't quite get "dividers" which were in almost every HOS, but that's probably a translation thing. Nicely drawn. Really could have used a map, there were a lot of scenes and with multiple entrances I got lost several times. It was a good value and had a decent ending as well. Hint system different, interesting, but gave too much away in places.
Nice combination of hidden object and puzzles. The movement between screens was a bit annoying, but not enough to really impact on the entertainment. Overall the game was short but a great way to spend the morning/afternoon/evening!
redaf | Added on: May 15, 2013
As a reporter requested to join the search for a maniacal murderous ghost by the ancestor of same, it becomes your task to discover how to entrap and banish him back to his grave before he captures more souls in order to attain immortality. The storyline is engaging but I did not find the game to be especially challenging. The hidden object scenes were clear and most items easily found. Some scenes were interactive requiring you to move or open parts of the scene to be able to locate some of the objects. The mini games were different and most of these were easily solved as well. The voice acting was ok, and music too, though it was loud and ponderous at times with a loud reverberating crash of tones accompanying every item picked up in the h/o scenes. You have access to an objective guide which will give you hints if you want them which is always nice to have handy. As well as a hint button when needed. I liked it , but it didn't "blow me away" which is why I only gave it 3 stars.
I liked this game, lots of colorful scenes with scenes opening up regularly. The many, many HO's weren't that hard to find, but sometimes strangely named? I didn't enjoy most of the mini-games. Several were the kind that you turn one symbol until its facing the right way, but you've messed up the other two. When you correct one of those symbols, the first one is messed up again. They drive me crazy and I ended up skipping them. Interesting story.
HO games are not my favorite genre but I've played many on this site that I absolutely loved...This one was pretty good...You have the choice to play casual,normal or expert and also the "hint" button is there if you get stuck and don't know which way to go... The graphic's, storyline, & character's were all great..I also enjoyed the mini-game's but if you cannot solve the puzzle's you have the choice to skip.. I just wish it had been longer and the "HO scene's" varied but most involved looking in some of the same places ..I installed it and finished it in a couple of hour's...
Other than the strange vocals, this game was great. Clear graphics, interesting storyline. HO scenes were not too difficult. Mini games were fun. Besides the hint button showing you where to go next, the journal also had a clue card to let you know what you needed to do or go next. Not necessarily a game for children, too many dead, decayed bodies. Thoroughly enjoyed this game and hope you will too.
Cat_In_RV | Added on: May 10, 2013
If you didn't choose to play this game when Gamehouse offered the Platinum level in February, you should play it now. This game is well put together. It has smooth play, great graphics, and an intriguing story. The HO scenes are not overly difficult, but they aren't particularly easy either. The minigames present some challenges and offer some original puzzles. You won't miss not having the platinum version, as the hint button is very good about pointing you in the right direction when you get stuck. There is not a lot of back and forth to annoy you either. This is a very playable game and suitable for most kids over about 10.
fun game but the mini games are somewhat frustrating and the hints aren't always helpful. otherwise I have enjoyed this game
petdetail | Added on: May 11, 2013
Nice graphics, nice story, nice HOG's...nice everything. Wasn't one of the best but I'd definitely recommend it as it rang all of my bells. Good to play with older kids, not too difficult, relaxing, decent game.
Cat_In_RV | Added on: March 26, 2013
This game delivered on a lot of of levels. The story line was intriguing enough to keep you engaged and unfolded in a smooth manner. The music was outstanding and enhanced the gameplay. The graphics were crisp and clean, and the scenes were well drawn. There were some truly unique mini games, and that's pretty hard to do these days. While the HO scenes and mini games were not overly difficult, they weren't especially easy either. There was just enough difficulty to provide a good level of entertainment. The hint button was very good for showing you where you needed to go next, and there was not enough back and forth to be irritating. Overall, this was a very enjoyable gaming experience, and one that could easily be repeated at the more difficult level for an added challenge. Children over the age of 10 should enjoy this without it being too scarey.
I am thoroghlly enjoying this game. I rec'd a Beta test and was very surprised to find it online so quickly. After playing for only a short time, I purchased this game and I'm pleased with it. Crisp, clean graphics. An okay story line which doesn't bother me. I enjoyed the puzzles and the ability to Skip them when I want to - two choices of difficulty. A good bang for my buck, as usual. Keep them coming GH.
emi1 | Added on: February 18, 2013
this game had way to many stutters for me to enjoy it. the stutters were so frequent as to totally detract from the game. oh well...
topmum | Added on: February 15, 2013
What a superb HO game. Have become really engrossed in this one. Quite a creepy storyline but excellent +++++++
kyleesmommy | Added on: April 9, 2013
This is a really engrossing game,I took my time with this one,played a few others while I played it and found I was looking forward to getting back to it each time... Great clear graphics,music is fitting,but not annoying,HOS are right up the middle,not too hard not too easy,the mini games were spot on and skippable,the hint button shows direction,but I didn't need it and helps in HOS,the bonus play is nice too and is just like regular gameplay... I dont know how under 10 yrs old friendly I would call this,I suppose its a personal choice,as for teens I think it would be fine...I'm not too sure about replay either,again thats up to the individual but it is totally original and I bought it in spite of my funpass,so I think it is a good value,as I don't have spare cash to buy lots and lots of extra games after I pay my funpass.... So I think this one is worth a try,you may like it as much as I did !!! as always HAPPY GAMING EVERYONE !!!!