Solve a true-life mystery in Real Crimes - The Unicorn Killer, an immersive hidden object game inspired by an actual case! Step into the shoes of Jennifer Lourdes, a young FBI agent tasked with tracking down hippie-guru turned international fugitive Ira Einhorn. Join veteran agent Alan Michaels on a global search for the infamous Unicorn Killer and hours of eye-opening hidden object fun. Explore crime scenes, collect clues, solve puzzles, and bring this notorious killer to justice before he escapes for good. Based on the tragic murder of Holly Maddux, Real Crimes - The Unicorn Killer features original mini-games, a special "relaxed" game mode, stunning graphics, and more! Get briefed on this legendary case with the free demo, or play the full unlimited version and crack the case that kept the experts guessing for nearly 30 years. Uncover the chilling truth hidden in Real Crimes - The Unicorn Killer today.
Based on the real-life case of Ira Einhorn, the notorious Unicorn Killer
Search for hidden objects in locations around the world
Follow the adventures of a young FBI agent in an immersive storyline
Race against the clock, or relax and take your time in two game modes
Solve challenging mini-games, brain-twisting puzzles, and more
I played this game on a trial. I'm very grateful that I didn't purchase it. It was in no way challenging. There were very few search scenes, very few h/o. Also, the ending felt very rushed. I was very disappointed in the game.
bk2007 | Added on: August 6, 2009
I put this on untimed mode and enjoyed it at my leisure. I enjoyed the real crime info, and finding the objects was just challenging enough to be relaxing rather than a race. I look forward to playing it again.
hmorion | Added on: June 9, 2009
This game plays like most hidden object games but with a few exceptions. There are some mini games included which have you matching fingerprings and sorting blood stains. The fingerprints can be a bit hard to determine but once you get the hang of it then it's a no brainer. There is also a board game you can hunt for but you only get to make one move. Some ojects are very difficult to see even with good resolution. Hints are automatically given at the beginning of each scene rather than having to earn them by looking for something in particular. I was able to complete this game in just over an hour so it's quite short compared to other Hidden object games.
This game was good. The music was more interesting and had more variety than a lot of games. Nice to have a choice between relaxed and timed mode. ALL GAMES SHOULD HAVE THAT CHOICE. The puzzles especially the ones named GO based on Chinese I guess were all very easy with no challenge what so ever. The biggest challenge was reading the directions. More time was spent on that than the go puzzle games themselves. If you like hidden object games then give this a try.
This game was very boring. There was no excitement and not enough of a challenge.
sly8ball | Added on: July 12, 2013
This game will get a newbie started on playing HO games. I would rate this as a kid friendly game as well.
pennyanne | Added on: July 29, 2011
I'm not sure what I was expecting, but, this game was not it. No replay value. Didn't buy and advise you not to buy as well.
roxxx | Added on: August 6, 2009
I didn't finish the game. Every time I quit playing and came back to it, it hadn't saved and would start from the beginning again. A waste of time in my opinion.
jaded723 | Added on: June 9, 2009
Too easy for me. Took only about 1 1/2 to finish the game.
QueenofAZ | Added on: April 7, 2011
There are a couple of 4 star reviews so I thought I'd give it a try. You follow the story of the Unicorn killer. a 1960's activist who kills his girlfriend, keeps the body in a trunk in his closet, gets out of jail on bail and flees to Europe. The game takes as long to play as it did to read the prior sentence. Objects were easy to find, mini games were simple and very limited. If it weren't for the fact it's based on a murder it could be a child's game. Zero replay value. I'm not sure if this was done by the same people who did Jack the Ripper but if it is they ought to be ashamed. Honestly don't waste your time.
This game was was over way to quick. I like something that is going to give me some more bang for the buck.
mimi2010 | Added on: July 29, 2011
I disagree with all the nay-sayers about this game - it's not that bad at all. No.it doesn't take long to play, and the games are simplistic, but if all you want is a nice, simple and relaxing couple of hours, this will do just fine. My only gripe is the character we're meant to be is a woman with a right attitude - and I am a woman. I wouldn't want to work with her, that's for sure, cocky little madam! There's no gore involved so kids could play it but whether they'd get into it, I don't know. There really isn't much to it, but it's an OK game to pass an hour or two - it would have taken me less but I got stuck on in the last visit to the forensic room listening to the music - it's great! ;-) I benefit from these games by using my FunPass, as I can download as many as I want whenever I want, and play rubbish games at no extra cost with no feeling of being ripped off - that's what I do and I love it! =þ Happy gaming! ~M~
Expert HOG players may not like this game, but for those who want an easy pace this is it and I would recommend the timed version. Although not graphic, given the subject matter I would concider children above 13. The Graphics are well done and you get used to how things are hidden. The mini games are moderately challenging and the one continual game nice touch. The dialogue is written with still portraits of the speakers which is nice. The story moves fluidly and there is no continual going back and forth to same place. Good for first time or very inexperienced HOG players and decent true crime story for those who like that sort of theme.
I would have to say this is a very morbid game because of the subject being a real life crime. Even if you didnt start out thinking it was, the female agent you are supposed to identify with who's help solve the crime will frequently remind you how uncomfortable she is with the whole thing and various locations. I pribably could have finished it quickly but it was so dark and depressing it I put it off for several weeks before going back to it. Some scenes are literally very dark as well. Theres quite a number of items that are very well hidden, but if you see one hidden that well you may as well click on it because you can guarantee thats on the list. The large number of hints made sure though that there wasnt any troubles getting through. you could earn more hints by taking a one move challenge, which was sort of odd, and I skipped it most of the time. Having one item with a clue instead of a name, or require two objects to interact added some variety to the lists. I also really appreciated that I could flat turn OFF the mini games, which I find quite annoying- I play for the object hunt not the inane mini games. So I kept focused on the actual game as I went but with it being so dark and morbid, perhaps it would ave been a good thing to lighten it up with a distraction periodically. Being it was a historical reenactment type plot it wasnt all that compelling since the outcome was a given, but game play wise it was fairly decent, no weirdly names objects, and the dialog (while needing proofreading here and there) didnt seem to have any real "Engrish" problems. So if the whole morbid theme doesnt put you off, its an ok game, especially if you want to focus just on hidden objects and skip the other junk.
I was rather disappointed with this. The game is way too short; I think most people would have no trouble completing this game in less than two hours. Upon completion of this game, I felt no sense of achievement; I merely sighed and thought, "Is that it? What an anticlimax". The mini games, although a welcome addition, were a bit too easy. The game also provides you with too many hints. This amount of hints is unnecessary for a game that has a fairly low difficulty level, even when playing the timed version. On the plus side, the graphics are very good (some of those objects were quite tricky to spot!) and the music is excellent; extremely atmospheric at times and very pleasing. But great music was not enough to save this disappointingly short game from the depths of mediocrity. Buy this if the subject matter interests you, otherwise steer clear as there are much better examples of the genre out there.