Join Mortimer on his most challenging adventure yet in Mortimer Beckett and the Crimson Thief Deluxe. Famous artifacts from museums and private collections around the world are missing. The person claiming responsibility for the thefts goes by the moniker - the Crimson Thief. Mortimer jumps on the case and is determined to find the stolen goods while bringing the thief to justice.
follow Mortimer around the world in this exciting hidden object sequel
visit Paris, Rio, London, and more in search of stolen artifacts
search for useful items to solve whimsical puzzles
enjoy one bonus Epilogue chapter featuring new search scenes and puzzles, plus an in-depth Strategy Guide and Wallpapers
Love the Mortimer series but instead of finding bits to the objects, you have to find the object as a whole then decide what to do with it, which takes away the usual fun and challenge. The objects are not hard to find as there is usually only one or two to pick up in each scene before you decide what to do with them to find more. Would have liked it to be longer. Graphics are really clear. All in all a fun game but you'd be better off buying the package of four than purchase just this one.
This is the first Mortimer Beckett game I actually finished. For various reasons I just wasn't impressed with the others, but this one was lots of fun. It was challenging, but not frustratingly so. And I love the way the game is played. All the hidden objects have a use and purpose. There aren't any HO scenes were you search for a bunch of random objects and get one useful thing out of the list. The mini-games were unique and fun. One is even so silly I laughed out loud. The only downside is that the game is kind of short to me, so the bonus chapter was good and it seemed to really tie the storyline together as well. I definitely recommend this game. It's fun, relaxed, the difficulty level is perfect. And I would say it's also kid friendly. Which is hard to find with all the dark HO games as of late. Even if you're not a Mortimer Beckett fan (I wasn't), give this one a try!
If you've played any of the Mortimer Beckett games, this will be very familiar to you. Same concept (hidden items, a few puzzles), cute story. The graphics were good, but I could do without the video clips. My only issue is that it was really pretty easy, relative to the other versions, and seemed way shorter. Finished in just a few hours. I'm glad I played with FunPass, because I would have been bummed to spend the money just for this game.
After the rich world we saw in #3 I found myself disappointed in being back on earth, seeing the same old cities everyone else sets their globe trotting games in. #3 had some seriously rich reality that was totally untapped. The animation's just as good as #3, although the cut scenes with the villain drove me crazy, he never had any actual interaction with our hero at all. Never once did I feel like Mortimer was actually going up against a clever foe. Rather, an idiot who just watched Mortimer find what he'd stolen and then complained about it. The bonus chapter was satisfying and long enough that it might start approaching the point of being worth the doubled cost. Unfortunately since there's no variability in the puzzles there's no replay value at all.
After Paradox...this game went way too fast and was way too easy. Pretty disappointed, and hoping that the next Mortimer Beckett will live up to it's reputation.
DeDeDoll | Added on: September 22, 2011
FUN HOG, ALOT OF RUNNING BACK&FORTH. NO SKIP ON MINI GAMES, EASY TO PLAY THEM. PLAYED FOR DAYS. WORTH DOWNLOADING!
Or_Ducatisti | Added on: September 28, 2011
Well rats, I eagerly awaited this game, wanted to enjoy it like the all the other Beckett adventures, but instead of being treated to a lush and ornately designed game, got just the barest outline. There is some fun to be had, and a bit of a story, some very pretty graphics and cool cutscenes, but the substance and real character are completely missing in my opinion. By the end, I was happy to catch the thief and see the credits roll. The "bonus" content, although it really does tie up the loose ends, is nothing new and really just more tedious gameplay with little to add to the already threadbare storyline. Puzzles range the gamut from A to B, nothing new to see here. The developers didn't even try to put any kind of twist on the basic puzzle types, simple sliders, jigsaw pieces and everything else that's been done before. Nothing wrong with repetition if it's done well and with a bit of flair, but here it just feels like the developers said "Oh, I guess we need to put a puzzle in here, hmmmm, what's easy? A memory game? Great, run with it!" So frustrating to see potential that's not realized. I hope the series finds its way and gets back on track in the next installment.
Kid friendly. Engaging. WAY too short and that was disappointing. Still very much loved Mortimer. I liked him best, however, in the fantasy games. The Crimson Thief theme was too much like other games. I will play it again. Hopefully the next edition will be much longer.
SMAtxn01 | Added on: September 19, 2011
I only played this game long enough for the free trial, because it was just SO annoying that you have to exit the game every time you wanted to see the strategy guide. The whole point of having a strategy guide included with the game is that it makes it easier to access. If you don't want to use the strategy guide, then the game is OK, much like the earlier Mortimer Beckett games. But, if you want to use the strategy guide, I wouldn't recommend it.
i read reviews of this game b/f i played it, which i normally do not do. i did not find it quiet as easy as a lot of the reviewers did. the mini games, i mean. they were challenging, but solvable. i like that. i love the graphics. the music is great. i like the story line. i did find it confusing having to go from place to place trying to figure out what i needed to find or do to advance. i must admit i had to go to the strategy guide several times in the hour i played this game. thank goodness the strategy guide is so accessible. i had a sense of triumph whenever i found the peices of ticket and was able to move on. the 1st scene in each separate location was overwhelming with all the inventory items you needed to find. had to use clues to figure out that some scenes had more things to do. but, i didn't hate it...
You would think as a game went on with more eqisodes it would get harder, not this one. I really liked all the others and I was very disappointed with this one. I would say try again Mortimer but I won't chance it again.
Babala | Added on: September 22, 2011
Truthfully, if this didn't have Mortimer Beckett in it, I wouldn't have bothered with the game. It had cluttered scenes, a disjointed story, and none of the charm of the previous games. This is my least favorite game of the series. Each trip to a different country has several oddly unrelated scenes and there are no instructions for puzzles, other than "I think that a puzzle needs to be done here" or some such. As the title implies, Morty sets off to capture the Crimson Thief and restore stolen treasures stashed in different countries. As noted, scenes can be overly busy with muddy graphics, cutscenes are very well done, hints refill quickly, voice-overs are good, some dialogue is silent and can be clicked through, there's a balance of adventure/HO/puzzles, and the whole game lasts about 4-5 hours, including Epilogue (the bonus game). Perhaps I'm being too harsh because I waited so long for this sequel, but I felt gameplay was choppy and uneven. Morty just wasn't as much fun and engaging as he had been in previous games. You don't get to glimpse much of his whimsy or comic personality in this overly rushed game. In the Platinum Edition it's necessary to exit the game to use the SG. The main game consists of visiting 8 cities to recover treasures, and the Epilogue covers actually capturing the Crimson Thief. There are no other extras. Unless you're a die-hard Morty fan, I don't recommend the PE. 3.5 stars
I've tried a couple of Mortimer Beckett's now and just can't see the appeal. I expected to be put off by a game pitched at youngsters, which it clearly is of course, but that wasn't the problem at all. I found on both this and the other game (don't even remember which one now) I was totally bored with almost everything he did, whilst at the same time needing constant help to figure my next move. There seemed to be hardly any hidden object scenes compared to all the toing and froing, and little point to what he was doing. And I don't know, I suppose kids must love it, but I"d think even kids would prefer Isabella and Empress of the Deep to this sort of thing. Ah! Are my favourite kids games maybe too girly for the average young bloke? Maybe that's what I'm missing.
I was really excited to play this Mortimer becase the Lost King was an excellent improvement from Spooky Manor. I feel a bit let down. My daughter and I completed the entire game in under 4 hours and though the graphics were amazing the story line left alot to be desired. It began good with Moritmer talking himself into chasing the Crimson Thief, however the between-the-chapter vague threats from the dark and shady thief were a big letdown! He didn't even follow through on the threats, I just continued on my merry way through every chapter. The ending was a big letdown. I understand the fellow was in disguise but honestly we got no closure! Who was he? What did he look like in the light of day? Hopefully the next Mortimer will be better thought out. I am giving this game 3 stars simply for the graphics and the fun locales.
I was disappointed in this latest Beckett adventure. I must admit I had to fall back on the strategy guide quite a lot once I found it tucked away in the opening screen. Shame really as the Mortimer Beckett games are usually a good play. If you miss one tiny HO you are stuck.
AcquiredTaste24 | Added on: February 6, 2012
While I am forever a fan, and have the entire Mortimer Beckett series, there is only one thing that I wish for. I want you guys to return to the formula of the first two games, Spooky Manor and Time Paradox, by dividing the objects into several pieces to find. Lost King & Crimson Thief are entertaining and all, but I return back way more to the original two for entertainment AND challenge. Please consider this on the next installment. Oh, and the music for these games are kick a** awesome!!! Don't ever stray from that!!
This game exceeds my expectations. I love Gamehouse I've been a member for several years. Most games they recommend are fun. This game is so much fun. You don't get to skip so use your brain. If you give up and want to proceed you can't otherwise you will never finish the game it can be challenging. But it can be done. Brain worthy game.
sandy_2809 | Added on: September 22, 2011
I have been a big fan of this series since the beginning. While this one was fun, it did not seem to have the story or challenges of the last 2. The game itself also seemed to be not as long as the prior games or was much easier because I finished it quickly. The stategy guide was a must since the clues were not apparent as to what needed to be done, but the extra money spent for the premium to get the strategy is not worth it. You have to stop the game, go out and look at it and then sign back into the game which is very annoying. Overall, it is still a good series and I did enjoy the game. It just seems like this one lost a little of its umph I had come to expect.
They are making the game shorter and the price is the same for nothing.
ljas | Added on: September 19, 2011
After eagerly waiting for this game, I became quickly disappointed with it. With in 2 hours (with multiple breaks) I had completed the game. the story line did not seem connected just jump around a few areas and collect things. Very disappointed in this one.