Help famed Inspector Francesca di Porta uncover the shocking truth in Insider Tales - Vanished in Rome Deluxe, a thrilling hidden object adventure! Search for a couple who mysteriously vanishes after winning Italy's biggest lottery jackpot. Locate missing objects and reveal enough clues to crack the case and help find the missing couple.
Explore historic Rome in a thrilling hidden object adventure.
Solve a mysterious case with surprising ties to Leonardo da Vinci.
Search through challenging scenes that are zoomable and scrollable.
Enjoy multiple mini-games and an immersive atmosphere.
I liked this one. In my opinion it's the best so far in the Francesca series. The mini puzzles were challenging and I loved the variation in the hidden object scenes - silhouettes, lists, photos, etc. It only gets 4 stars, though, because it's too short and the ending is anticlimatic.
kylakitty | Added on: March 29, 2010
Really enjoyed this one. Not just HO, but every puzzle type imaginable: slide tiles, slide locks, untangle crossed wires, connect wiring correctly, etc. Some of the puzzles are challenging but may be skipped after a few minutes of tyring. Most HOs very well hidden. Some involve placing objects back into the scene. Highly recommended.
libragirl | Added on: June 21, 2010
Fun to play and very relaxing. Didn't make me edgy like some games. No technical glitches and very enjoyable.
sportygal2009 | Added on: March 30, 2010
A pretty good game here. As mentioned there is some variety here as you find things by a list of items or the shape of the item. You also sometimes have to fit items back into the scene. There's also different puzzles. Most are pretty easy and some are challenging but can be skipped. Also most items pretty easy to find while some are a little challenging but you do have hints to help you along the way and it's relaxing as you can go at your own pace. You don't have to race against the clock. I give it 4 stars overall as it is a good game but I've played better.
Boring. Took less than 1.5 hours to complete. Don't waste your time unless you are new to this genre.
Tayotae | Added on: March 18, 2012
This game was ok, nothing to write home about. Would teach young people a few things. Graphics/art was ok. Had a few good shots of historical locations. The music reminded me of the Dick & Mary show, if you know what I mean.
grouchymom | Added on: April 5, 2010
This game was great fun. It kept my interest by continually changing up the type of search you had to do. Sometimes it was just a straightforward "find the items on the list." Other times you had to find the object based on its silhouette. Sometimes you had to find the differences, or replace missing items back into the scene. But my favorite, the most original, was the photo-taking. In this fun twist on HO searching, are shown a bunch of "photographs," your cursor becomes a camera viewfinder, and you have to find the right spot on the big picture to take your "photo." I'd never seen that particular twist before and I really enjoyed it. Other than that, I enjoyed the fact that I wasn't racing against a timer. Also, I was mostly able to find all the objects without hints, but when I did need a hint, it recharged quickly so I didn't have to wait ages for my next hint. Adding to the fun was the fact that certain scenes were scrollable, and some objects required a little more "work" to find, such as locked cabinets where you had to find the key first before unlocking the cabinet to find an object inside. I had so much fun playing this game (with my first grader, who loved it too!) that I was ridiculously disappointed to discover how short it was! I have a FunPass, so I didn't feel too annoyed, but had I purchased the game outright I would have felt shortchanged. I would have given this game five stars for sure if it had only been a few levels longer!
Really nice little HOG, plenty of different types of HO from outlines to taking photos. Lovely scrolling screen so you get to search a large area, great graphics and not a bad story line. You have plenty of time to find items, even hidden areas to unlock and the hint reloads quite quickly. Definately a winner for most HOG fans!
RandiM | Added on: September 10, 2010
This was the first game I bought when I got Gamehouse. I absolutely loved this game and the different ways to complete different scenes (you didn't have to just search for items and that's all). But, this game was very short and it just ended. It took me a little over 2 hours to finish it, and I was taking my time. So, I am guessing it would take less time for people who rush and skip story lines. And there was no great ending, it just ended and that was it, so that was very dissapointing and I was bummed out that it was such a short game. But, it has good replay value and all in all I am glad I bought it, it is a great game minus the couple of set-backs.
Lots of variety, nice graphics, good puzzles, but WAY too short. I would have given a higher star rating if it had been twice as long.
rickter | Added on: April 8, 2010
It was good at the start but it ended way to soon. I wish I hadn't bought it and wasted my money.
Mimi77 | Added on: April 12, 2010
I bought this game because I had bought the previous one that featured Casanova. The previous one was really good but this one got boring, sometimes they would tell you to find a bird or a broom and there would be 2 in the scene, so I'd click the wrongs. Good thing it wasn't timed because the objects were sometimes hard to find and the hint didn't load up very quickly. The story wasn't great either. The scenes were very pretty though.
I really enjoyed this game - enough to write my first review after playing hundreds oh hidden object games! It was enjoyable, fast-paced and stayed within the scope of the Insider Tales storyline. I only set it as a 4 because it was too short.
DarkChylde | Added on: April 5, 2010
An addictive game that is a bit different than your typical HOG. The mini-games were fun and if you find them too challenging for your taste, you can skip them after a few minutes (when the skip bar fills up). I like that you had to find objects, put objects back, take pictures, find the shadow objects, and collect a multitude of bits and pieces. Finding some of the objects were difficult, as some of the scenes were a bit cluttered, so you had to concentrate on what you were looking for. There are plenty of hints as the ball fills up fairly fast. I liked the storyline ..... I just wish it was longer and had more "investigating" with more scenes. I felt the game ended too quickly and I was left unsatisfied, as the storyline could have been stretched more.
I really enjoyed this game. It was fast paced and enjoyable. It kept my interest by changing up the type of search's you did.
slruser | Added on: April 17, 2010
Although the graphics were fairly nice, this game offered few challenges. The plot line was unsophisticated and the games were not original or creative. I finished the entire game in less than 2 hours, so I feel it was not a very good value. Gamehouse offers many other games which are more fun and challenging than this one.