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Mystery Case Files and Ravenhearst Games in Order [Updated List]

Mystery Case Files games listed in order

This Mystery Case Files game series list details all of the games in this popular hidden object detective adventure series, including the order of the Ravenhearst games.

This is probably one of the longest running and most popular HOPA series ever and I am sure that, as a fan of the series, you want to play them all in order – or at least make sure that you don’t miss any.

Available for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android and Amazon Fire. Plus spin-off games for Nintendo DS and Wii, the MCF and Ravenhearst games are a joy for all ages. Let’s check out the chronological order below.

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1. Mystery Case Files: Huntsville

1. Huntsville

Released: November 2005 | By: Big Fish Games Studios.

Description: Mystery Case Files: Huntsville provides players with a collection of intriguing mysteries and brain-teasers to solve. There are picture puzzles to ponder, strange crime scenes to explore, and much, much, more!

With thousands of hidden clues, it’s a new game each time you play Huntsville! This is the original, the title that gave birth to one of the most amazing HOPA series ever!

*Available from: Amazon. Also available on Steam.

2. Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects

2 Prime Suspects

Released: April 2006 | By: Big Fish Studios.

Description: The Queen’s Hope Diamond has been stolen! It’s up to you to search for clues throughout 22 levels, find the offending culprit, and recover the stolen gem in Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects.

Expand your investigations through the game’s 29 unique locations by finding items that will unlock subsequent levels.

Thousands of clues are cleverly hidden within the beautiful illustrations. Creating a new game experience each time you step into this masterpiece of visual indulgences!

It might seem a bit outdated for modern gamers, but it’s an amazing trip back down memory lane for those who played it when it was first released.

*Available from: Amazon. Also available on Steam.

3. Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst

3 Ravenhearst

The first in the Ravenhearst games series.

Released: December 2006 | By: Big Fish Studios.

Description: Rumors surrounding the history of stately Ravenhearst Manor have circulated for decades.

The recently acquired diary of Emma Ravenhearst may hold the key to unraveling the tale behind this unsettling place, yet the pages are missing.

Players assume the role of Master Detective to unlock secrets held within Ravenhearst, scouring a myriad of enchanting rooms in the manor for cleverly hidden clues.

Locating and assembling diary pages helps tell the story of the house. And, ultimately, unlock the mystery.

This is again a legendary game, one that gave birth to the Ravenhearst series which also goes strong today. And all the Ravenhearst games are listed below.

*Available from: Amazon, part of the MCF 1, 2 and 3 Bundle for WinXP. Also on Steam.

4. Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate

4 madame fate

Released: November 2007 | By: Big Fish Studios.

Description: Madame Fate, a mysterious fortune-teller, has foreseen her own demise at midnight this very day.

She has asked for your help in investigating each quirky carnival worker to determine their whereabouts at midnight.

Your investigation will include a multitude of fascinating personalities. From Art the Carny to Lucy the Bearded Beauty. While exploring the magical world of Fate`s Carnival.

Each suspect has a motive, but only a Master Detective can discover the secrets hidden within Madame Fate’s crystal ball.

*Available on PC CD from Amazon. Also available from Steam.

5. Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst

Mystery Case Files Game Series List Order 5. Return to Ravenhearst
Mystery Case Files Game Series List Order 5. Return to Ravenhearst

The second in the Ravenhearst games series.

Released: November 2008 | By: Big Fish Studios.

Description: Emma’s soul is free. But her ghost has delivered a dire warning: evil still lurks in Ravenhearst Manor. Go deep inside the cursed estate in Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, the thrilling sequel.

Experience Ravenhearst’s spectral halls as never before with new immersive adventure-style gameplay and an epic original soundtrack.

Feel the floorboards creak as you move from room to room solving puzzles and seeking out clues in over 150 detailed scenes.

*You can still find used PC copies on Amazon, but the game can also be downloaded on Steam.

6. Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove

6 Dire Grove

Released: December 2009 | By: Big Fish Studios.

Description: The Celtic legend of Dire Grove has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries.

Considered a fairytale, it’s telling was meant to frighten small children into staying in their beds through the night. A recently unearthed artifact in the United Kingdom, however, proves the dark legend to be true!

Use your wits and Hidden Object talents to follow the trail of a group of missing graduate students in Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove! This is probably the least popular of all the MCF games, but still worth playing by diehard fands.

7. Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull

7 13th skull

Released: November 2010 | By: Big Fish Studios .

Description: Shortly after moving into a creepy mansion in Louisiana, Sara Lawson is struck with tragedy when her husband mysteriously disappears.

Sara’s daughter, Magnolia, believes her father was kidnapped by the ghost of a vengeful pirate seeking to protect his lost fortune. With the locals terrified of the pirate’s curse, you are the family’s last hope.

Only a Master Detective with incredible Hidden Object skills can locate Marcus Lawson in Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull!

*PC copies (used) still available on Amazon. Or you can download from Steam.

8. Mystery Case Files: Escape From Ravenhearst

8 return to ravenhearst

The third game in the Ravenhearst games series.

Released: November 2011 | By: Big Fish Studios.

Description: You lived through their side of the story – now live through his!

Return once more to the haunted grounds of Ravenhearst Manor. Uncover new details about this poignant saga. What you find could very well be the final chapter of this riveting story – if you escape.

Escape from Ravenhearst is probably the most popular game in the series and by far one of the best made hidden object puzzle adventures ever, in my opinion.

You can find used copies on Amazon, or download it from Steam.

9. Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake

9 shadow lake

Released: November 2012 | By: Big Fish Studios.

Description: Uncover the evil legend that haunts a forgotten town in this 9th game in the series!

In 1973, something wicked took over the town of Bitterford, Maine, after an unsuspecting inmate unearthed a mysterious object from beneath the prison floor.

Years later, Bitterford lies in ruin. You must join forces with psychic Cassandra Williams, played by award-winning actress Lea Thompson, to investigate the events that led to the town’s destruction.

This wasn’t one of the most popular in the series, and there are few places where it can be found. However, you can still get it from Big Fish Games.

10. Mystery Case Files: Fate’s Carnival

10 fates carnival

Released: November 2013 | By: Elephant Games.

Description: Madame Fate returns… from the dead! This is Fate’s Carnival as you’ve never seen it before, with old acts like Amazing Larry and Marlena Mermaid in the most harrowing predicaments!

Can you stop fate before it’s too late? Or will the creepy carnival curse stop you?

Despite its interesting premise, this is yet another mediocre release in the series. Fortunately, things got turned around and things got better with future releases.

11. Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove

11 dire grove sacred grove

Released: November 2014 | By: Elephant Games.

Description: Dire Grove has been plunged into a record-defying cold, and wild animals threaten at every turn! You’ve been called in to uncover the source of the town’s troubles.

But you quickly find yourself in the middle of a feud between the local hunters and the mysterious Mistwalkers who live in the woods.

Can you prevent an all-out war? Pick your gender and use an innovative deduction mechanic as you try to discover the secret behind Dire Grove’s curse!

12. Mystery Case Files: Key to Ravenhearst

12 Key to Ravenhearst

The 4th game in the Ravenhearst games series.

Released: October 2015 | By: Eipix Entertainment.

Plot: It’s rumored that Ravenhearst is being resurrected. The Queen of England herself has called on you to help unlock the mystery. But can you find the key?

Follow the dark clues down a twisting and twisted path into Ravenhearst’s horrific past. The future just might depend on it!

Key to Ravenhearst (and switching over game development to Eipix) marked a triumphant return of the game to the top charts back in 2015 and I still remember fondly how much I enjoyed playing it.

MCF: Key to Ravenhearst is available on DVD from Amazon (part of a 5-game collection), or you can download it from Steam.

13. Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst Unlocked

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The 5th game in the Ravenhearst games series.

Released: November 2015 | By: Eipix Entertainment.

Description: In this insane continuation of the Dalimar saga, find out what happened AFTER the events of Mystery Case Files: Key to Ravenhearst!

Eipix delves deeper into the past as you find yourself trapped in the very cell that the Dalimars once occupied.

Can you stop Alister before he sacrifices everything – and everyone – in his maniacal quest for immortality? Or will his menacing granddaughters stand in your way?

14. Mystery Case Files: Broken Hour

14 broken hour

Released: November 2016 | By: Eipix Entertainment.

Description: Come visit Huxley’s Boarding House, home of the mysterious clock tower! We are an exclusive retreat for people who want to get away from it all and learn what life was really like in the Victorian Era – no phones, no technology!

Our strict schedule of daily activities will help immerse you in the experience and must be adhered to at all times. The waiting list to get in is long, so sign up today!

After two consecutive years of Ravenhearst mysteries, the series got back to other mysteries, and it was a welcomed change, although the game didn’t score stellar reviews.

15. Mystery Case Files: The Black Veil

15 black veil

Released: March 2017 | By: Eipix Entertainment.

Plot: The town of Dreadmond has been almost abandoned overnight. When you arrive to investigate, you find a strange illness taking over the remaining residents – an illness that makes them age in an instant!

Time’s not on your side. Can you uncover the cause, or will you be the next victim?

16. Mystery Case Files: The Revenant’s Hunt

16 The Revenants Hunt

Released: November 2017 By: Eipix Entertainment

Plot: You’re off to America! Reports of a supernatural creature terrorizing the town of Avondel have brought you across the pond.

This won’t be an easy task as you race against the clock. Uncover the dark secrets behind a fiery crash from the 1980’s.

Do you have what it takes to stop the dead from destroying the living? Play (or replay) this game to find out!

17. Mystery Case Files: Rewind

17 rewind

Released: June 2018 | By: Eipix Entertainment

Plot: Strange reports have come in regarding the abandoned Victory Hotel. When you arrive to investigate, you find people from your past cases lost in time and trapped inside!

It’s up to you to find where they belong and uncover why one of the Dalimars is meddling with the past.

It’s a race against the clock to solve more challenging puzzles than ever before! Do you have what it takes to fix the timelines before it’s too late?

18. Mystery Case Files: The Countess

18 the countess

Released: November 2018 | By: Eipix Entertainment

Plot: Lady Eleanor Codington, prominent friend of the Queen herself, has disappeared while renovating her family’s legendary estate. Explore the crumbling grounds of world-famous children’s author Gloria Codington for clues.

A towering black mirror may reveal a secret, but gazing into its depths may bring more than just a few years of bad luck.

Can you find Eleanor and escape the manor alive? Find out in this heart-pounding hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

For more details: Mystery Case Files 18: The Countess Review.

19. Mystery Case Files: Moths to a Flame

19 moths to a flame

PC release: August 2019 | From: Eipix.

Plot: When a new assignment brings you to the Zenith Museum of Oddities, what was supposed to be an open and shut case spirals into a complex web of deceit.

Someone knows about your past, and they’ve prepared a special tribute to all your biggest cases.

But what do they want, and what will become of the innocents that stand in their way?

You’ll need all your skills to stop the dangerous foe that threatens to use your past against you in this heart-pounding new chapter in the classic hidden-object puzzle adventure game saga!

20. Mystery Case Files: Black Crown

20 black crown

PC release: November 2019 | From: Eipix.

Plot: When a patient at the Manchester Asylum draws a huge crown covering the walls of her cell, you’re sent to learn what, if anything, it has to do with your past.

But when the inmates escape, there’s only one way for you to regain control – find the Black Crown before they do.

You’ll need to gather your wits and use all your abilities to learn the identity of Jane Doe and solve the mystery of the Black Crown in this new chapter of the classic hidden-object puzzle adventure game series!

21. Mystery Case Files: The Harbinger

21 the harbringer

PC release: August 2020 | From: GrandMA Studios.

Plot: At first, it wasn’t clear why the Master Detective was called in to investigate a simple, small-town murder case… until the investigation reveals a string of strange references and familiar names from the agency’s past!

What secrets lie behind the murder, and who, or what is so intent on bringing up the past? You’ll need superior searching skills, and all your puzzle-solving know-how to peel back the layers of this mystery!

22. Mystery Case Files: Crossfade

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PC release: November 2020 | From: GrandMA Studios.

Plot: Step into the Master Detective’s shoes once again in this incredible follow-up to Mystery Case Files: The Harbinger.

Revisit key moments from old cases in an attempt to set things right. Come face to face with classic villains, reconnect with familiar allies, and learn what might have been as you help the Master Detective repair a broken timeline and save existence as we know it!

Who knows what the future holds when all is said and done? There’s only one way to find out! Play (or replay) the game.

23. Mystery Case Files: Incident at Pendle Tower

23 Incident at Pendle Tower

PC release: December 2021 | From: GrandMA Studios.

Plot: Immersing players into an atmospheric, haunting world, Mystery Case Files: Incident at Pendle Tower sets the stage within a forgotten English mansion, rife with enigmatic puzzles and eerie encounters.

This game uniquely combines an engaging narrative with intricate hidden object gameplay and compelling storytelling, presenting the challenge to players to unravel the mansion’s dark secrets.

The meticulous use of ambient soundscapes and stunning visual detail crafts an immersive environment that sustains the intrigue and mystery, holding players captive till the very end.

24. Mystery Case Files: The Last Resort

24 the last resort

PC release: December 2022 | From: GrandMA Studios.

Plot: Mystery Case Files: The Last Resort masterfully intertwines the conventions of a traditional point-and-click adventure game with a rich, mysterious narrative, set against the spine-chilling backdrop of a long-abandoned seaside resort.

The game employs a blend of visually captivating hidden object scenes, innovative puzzles, and an ever-evolving narrative, keeping players on the edge, escalating suspense with every clue uncovered.

From atmospheric graphics to immersive sound design, The Last Resort offers an intense, unforgettable gaming experience that haunts players long after the final puzzle is solved.

25. Mystery Case Files: The Dalimar Legacy

25 the dalimar legacy

PC release: April 2023 | From: GrandMA Studios.

Plot: Taking players on a journey through the twisted alleys of the Dalimar family’s past, Mystery Case Files: The Dalimar Legacy pushes the boundaries of the adventure-puzzle genre with a story that is as gripping as it is enigmatic.

The game entwines cleverly designed hidden object scenes with challenging puzzles and compelling narrative twists, requiring players to sift through layers of deception and family secrets in an immersive, beautifully illustrated world.

26. Mystery Case Files: A Crime in Reflection


PC release: November 2023 | From: GrandMA Studios.

Plot: Summoned for an unusual case, exactly when you were preparing for your vacation, you must investigate a series of sophisticated museum burglaries culminating with the theft of a royal coronation scepter.

What begins as a straightforward inquiry into clever thieves quickly escalates into a perilous adventure, unveiling ancient secrets that threaten the world as we know it. But, as always, you’ll save the day!

This is, in my opinion, one of the worst games in the MCF series. While it was heavily anticipated, it was a bit disappointing – but I’m not losing faith and I hope that upcoming games in the series will bring a fresh breath of air into this beloved franchise.

Spin-Off MCF Games on Nintendo DS & Wii

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir

By: Big Fish Studios | Released: September 2008.

Plot: Shortly after returning from six months on his ultra-plush yacht visiting the far reaches of the globe, eccentric millionaire Phil T. Rich mysteriously disappears from his mansion and is presumed dead.

Hired by Mr. Rich’s estate, a highly skilled Master Detective is brought in to solve the case and find the rightful heir to his fortune.

The Malgrave Incident

By: Big Fish Studios | Released: June 2011.

Plot: Malgrave Island has been closed to visitors for years. But Winston Malgrave, the mysterious curator, has requested your help collecting its trademark cure — all dust — the key to the survival of his beloved Sara, who is gravely ill.

Finding hidden objects to uncover more dust is vital to your progress. But the more you uncover the more you unravel the long-buried mysteries of the island.

How many MCF games are out there?

There are 26 main games in the Mystery Case Files series as of 2024, with an additional 2 spin-off titles published in the past. So, in total, we have 28 games released in the MCF universe, with more to come.

More Top Detective Games like MCF

If you enjoy playing the games in the Mystery Case Files series, you will surely enjoy the ones I’ve listed below. Also part of great game series, with plenty of hours of top quality HOPA gameplay waiting for you:

See also Best Hidden Object Games lists and reviews, for my all-time top HO game series for computer and mobile!

You might also like Life is Strange Games Release Order.

And of course, if a new game is launched in the series (or a spin-off) and I fail to mention it, don’t hesitate to let me know, so that I can keep the list constantly updated.

3 thoughts on “Mystery Case Files and Ravenhearst Games in Order [Updated List]”

  1. what an amazing list. my brother (rip)and I were huge fans of the mcf-ravenhearst games. I’m going to use this list to play the other games you have shown on here. thank you.

  2. You’re missing several newer games. MCF: The Last Resort, MCF The Dalimar Legacy, and MCF Moths to a Flame. Just FYI, I consulted your list to find out which order these last three were released, but they aren’t on here. LOL

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