Search for missing explorers lost on the trail of a great secret in Unsolved Mystery Club® - Ancient Astronauts® Platinum Edition.
The Unsolved Mystery Club is dedicated to finding the truth behind some of the most remarkable questions that remain unanswered. Recently, five of its accomplished explorers have vanished, each investigating a location presumed to have information about ancient aliens on earth. Who were they? Why did they come here? Only by locating your missing comrades will you be able to find any answers.
Set out across the world in search of the lost explorers who hold the key to this extraterrestrial mystery. Explore facts and theories about ancient aliens as you uncover artifacts supporting the existence of visitors from other worlds in Africa, Antarctica, Central America, and more. Solve puzzles, master perplexing mini-games, and collect artifacts to gather evidence. Can you find out who were these ancient astronauts?
The truth is out there when you try the free trial version or download the full-unlimited version of Unsolved Mystery Club® - Ancient Astronauts® Platinum Edition today!
Enjoy exclusive content when you purchase Unsolved Mystery Club® - Ancient Astronauts® Platinum Edition including one exciting Bonus Level, an integrated Strategy Guide, Concept Art, Character Art, and an accessible Soundtrack. These special bonus items are only available with this Platinum Edition at the cost of $19.99 or with a FunPass membership.
This Platinum Edition includes one exciting Bonus Level, an integrated Strategy Guide, Concept Art, Character Art, and an accessible Soundtrack.
Enjoy all of these extras with FunPass. FunTicket and FunPass members can also buy it for 30% off the retail price of $19.99.
Uncover artifacts supporting the existence of alien visitors in this Hidden Object mystery.
Explore facts and theories about ancient astronauts across Africa, Antarctica, and more.
Solve puzzles and master perplexing mini-games to gather evidence.
I'm glad I tried this one. The subject matter intrigued me and I'm glad the contents of the game didn't disappoint me. The gameplay is fairly easy and the information about mysteries and legends was good but I was a little surprised that Area 51 wasn't included. As another reviewer stated, the puzzles in this one are just the right difficulty - not too easy but not hard enough to make you lose interest. It's a nice mix of adventure gaming combined with HO searches and you do need to think logically to get past some of the obstacles to progress to the next location. It's worth taking a look at.
The graphics were nice and pleasing to look at. The subtitles for the game was game on. There were no missing subtitles during the mini-scenes at all. This is a game that can be easily played for a deaf or hard of hearing people. The clues were easy to spot since it gives you all the sparkling hints to figure out where to go. There were moments where I got confused as to what to do next when left the game for a period of time. Great gaming!
Overall Impression: a fun game that's provides a nice break from the what's become the standard dark, paranormal experience Media Description: The graphics were crisp, clear and did a good job evoking the various geographical areas they were supposed to represent. The voiceovers were well done, and the music felt like it belonged. Storyline: This was probably the weakest area simply because it could have been fleshed out a bit better. What was there was coherent and made sense, though, so that was a big plus in its favor. It was developed mainly through cutscenes and voiceovers that could be skipped if you wanted. The ending felt a bit rushed and slightly out of nowhere (this is where more development earlier in the game would have helped) but not by much. Gameplay: This is an iHOG/Adventure blend with a minimum amount of wandering back and forth. There were two modes of play - expert and casual. I played the casual one. In that one, active HOG scenes glowed and the hint and skip buttons supposedly refilled faster. HOG Scenes: The HOG scenes were your typical junkpiles, but the crispness of the graphics helped keep the frustration to a minimum in most of them. There was a misclick penalty which caused you to lose control of the cursor for a bit, but it didn't last long. Minigames/puzzles: The minigames/puzzles fit into the storyline pretty seamlessly. A few of them made you think a bit, but all could be skipped after awhile. (A bit too long of a wait on that for my taste, but at least you could eventually move on.) Hints: The hints were unlimited but did take a bit of time to refill - not an excessive amount of time, but it wasn't automatic by any means. Bonus Game: The bonus game was an additional chapter to the game, not a chopped off ending. It played exactly like the other chapters. Don't know if it would be considered long enough by most to warrant the extra cost of a Premium game, but the fact that it was actually a bonus chapter and not a what-should-have-been-the-ending-of-the-game chapter was a plus in my book. Will Probably Appeal to: people who enjoy iHOG/Adventure blends and alien lore Will Probably Not Appeal to: people who prefer straight HOGs
Pros: - Beautiful graphics & nice music - Good HO, puzzles, and tasks. Make you give some thoughts but don't frustrate. There's the strategy guide if you're stuck, though you have to click quite a bit through the pages if you're in the middle/end of that location. - Bonus chapter, though quite short. - Good play time amount, though lean a bit on short. - Kid-friendly since there's no blood/gore, just a little bit suspenseful and a not-so-handsome alien. Cons: - Pretty much none, though there's not much of a story. It provides some histories and theories, and tries to be interesting, but not very captivating. Conclusion: Highly recommended
I really enjoyed playing this game. The graphics are great and the storyline is fascinating. I would have given the game 5 stars but I really did not like most of the mini games so I skipped almost all of them. The skip button takes forever to fill. I had time to go to the bathroom or throw in some laundry or sweep the floor while waiting for it to fill. lol
GrannyGoodness | Added on: August 31, 2011
After playing so many games with titles like "Dark Mystery" or "Mysterious Darkness" or what have you, it's refreshing to find a game that dares to try something new. Ancient Astronauts does that, and it's a good game as well! Good HO scenes, a little bit of creepy atmosphere, and some interesting facts about the real world. This game is the complete package.
nanaberta | Added on: March 16, 2012
An excellent game within a uniquely told Adventure. You are off in search of 5 missing scientists… The Story: Were there extraterrestrial beings on earth thousands of years ago? This game's story mixes scientific evidence with possible proof and conjecture in five different places around the globe. The core story is complete. The setting: The music, stunning artwork, and atmosphere change appropriately for each location. A lot of attention went into the realistic details in each place. You will meet some interesting characters along the way. The Game Play: • The game has a Widescreen option and voice overs. • Two play modes -- casual and advanced (slower refresh time for hints and puzzle skips). • H0G scenes have an interactive component. They are junk pile and require a good eye. • Mini games -- Some simple, some challenging, some unique -- a good mix. • Adventuring -- each location is self contained but there is lots to accomplish within each one. • Inventory items -- be prepared to move your cursor everywhere, explore everything. • Diary -- not exactly; important data is saved in a communications device, different and well implemented. • Built in help system -- For H0G scenes you are shown a hidden item. For tasks, the help system offers a multiple choice of "what do you want to know" options. Nice. Collector's Edition content: • The Strategy Guide is adequate but not great. Accessible from the game, but some puzzles which would benefit from video solutions only show the final solution screen shot. • Concept Art and character drawings. • 5 Soundtracks than cannot be saved. * Bonus Chapter -- It was as well done as the core game. Basically, a separate story. But it was rather short. One challenging type of puzzle repeated 3 times, others were pretty simple. Several H0G scenes. If you liked the game play in the core game, there's nothing to dislike about the bonus chapter. Overall, I thought this game was as good or better than many. I liked the inclusion of real history and would like to see more games structured this way.
I really hope to see more like this, it was very well made with great graphics and quite educational historically. Excellent!
dibbers | Added on: November 17, 2012
Just did the free trial. And I thought this would be easy. But it isn't, until I found the Strategy Guide was very helpful when you don't know what to do next. There is a lot of clicking you have to do, but it was all right. The story is cool. And like someone else said if you like scifi & Indiana Jones this game is for you. I love Indiana Jones movies & I'm a scifi fan too! I may buy this game so I can finish & do the advanced game.
Because I work, I play for about an hour a day. I couldn't wait to get home and log onto this game - the graphics are great, the pseudo-science is a hoot, the HOGs are top-notch, and the games can be pretty challenging. I hope we see more from this producer in the future!
Ridindawind | Added on: February 18, 2012
As my headline said this game is refreshingly original ! Two thumbs up and big-time Kudos to the developers !!! They were brave enough to go outside the box so to speak and give us a Well rounded game that pleases those of us fascinated with alien life and ancient mysteries. The music was very nice and fit with each country represented. the graphics are beautiful, crisp.and colour palette was lovely. There was a good ratio of HO scenes and mini games/puzzles. the objects in the HO were well hidden but clear and easy on the eyes. they were not the usual junkpile but nice scenes that like the music fit and represented the country your are playing in. The voice overs were well done. The minigames/puzzles I have to say were VERY challengeing for me but fun to try and figure out, not frustrating. There is a skip option and a walkthrough if you need it so you never have to stay lost :) I really enjoyed the hint system, tho at times it was a bit TOO helpfull lol. I hate to admit it :) but I did have to use the hint button 4 times and the walkthru once. without them I would have been stumped a couple of times. Giving interesting factual information as you traveled from country to country was a nice touch and very informative. Gamepllay is relaxing and enjoyable, it is extreemly kid friendly and educational for the older children. Which is a very very rare thing these days lol. I HIGHLY Recommend this game for the entire family! Thank you Gamehouse for a great game, Please keep em' coming!!!! OH yeah, I can't say if this is a good value I am a FunPass member, however the extra gameplay was a entire level, and there was some very nice concept art. ~LW~
My suggestion would be that you play this game in the Casual Mode the first time as it has some extremely challenging puzzles to play. If you love it as much as I did, you'll play it in Expert Mode on your second round. The game moves along quite well unless you get stuck with a challenging puzzle. The skip feature for the puzzles fills so slowing that I found myself determined to complete the puzzle and not skip it since I already had so much time invested in solving it. Perhaps that is the reason that the game developer made the skip feature take so long to fill. Kudos to the game developer. The length of the game is more than sufficient so you will feel that your money was well spent. Graphics and music were well done an add a great deal to the game. If you love Science Fiction with a little Indiana Jones mixed in, you will love this game!
I like the games that have good story lines. I loved how it was almost facts of the science world. I liked how the games was just challenging enough to keep you very interested. I was pleased with the whole game.
TAR671 | Added on: August 29, 2011
This game has all of the making of a great game!The graphics are beautifuk, the story good; However, this game is frustratingly slow. The HOG scenes are piles of unrelated objects, that either make the required objects undistinguisable or obscure them totally. This hint function is very slow recharging, requiring that one find something else to do, until you can move on. Other features are likewise cumbesome, such as the bowl collecting the tree sap. I gave up after waiting almost 30 minutes. The puzzles I found the also have a skip feature but, again it takes a very long time to charge up. I
I by far prefer the adventure aspect and story lines to the actual search and find angle of these games. There was a nice ratio of search and find to other puzzles. The actual geography and history was nicely addressed alongside historical and prehistorical mysteries.
dar81ret03 | Added on: August 22, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game. The mini-games proved to be very challenging for the most part and the hidden objects were hidden very well. Looking forward to more.
MGM726 | Added on: August 22, 2011
The puzzles are challenging to any adult. With the strategy guide, hints and skips you never have to be stuck and frustrated. We all, the children and parents enjoyed playing together.
Jillzmom | Added on: August 18, 2011
Despite the bits of silly science, I liked this game. Good graphics, puzzles that don't frustrate badly, enough clues that I only had to resort to the strategy guide once and needed one hint. The strategy guide is a little clunky in that you have to go through the entire episode to get to where you need to be.
ToketsuPuurin | Added on: January 20, 2012
Hey! A new paranormal thing! It's not just ghosts and hauntings! Yay! The story isn't horrible, although I couldn't really get attached to characters (And here I was looking forward to those promised people who wouldn't help me. A development loose end?) The art's only passable I think. It's definitely playable and the HOG scenes are well laid out. The pacing on this game was both good and refreshing. HOG scenes are pretty much one time only, very little re-use and they're not afraid to give you multiple items after your search rather than send you back to the same well thirty times. As a result this one's VERY puzzle oriented. The premium content is passably good, but you're not missing anything incredible if you skip it.