This post is a round-up of my picks for the 10 best hidden object game releases of the year so far. Including HO games available to download for computer (from Big Fish and GameHouse). And for mobile (from Google Play, Amazon and Apple app stores).
See below for more of my best of round-up lists of each year, since 2010.
2022 Top 10 Hidden Object Games
Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Hidden Object, Puzzle, Detective Games.
My 10 best HO games: Dark Romance 13 | Rite of Passage 7 | Living Legends 2 Remastered | Mystery Tales 10 | Secret City 3 | Wanderlust 4 | Enchanted Kingdom 4 | Phantasmat 10 | Vacation Paradise: California | Mystery Manor
1. Dark Romance: Vampire Origins Collector’s Edition
Android/Amazon Release: February 2021 | From: Domini Games.
Plot: A simple trip to the doctor’s takes a dark turn when your journey leads you straight into the path of a vampire! Your father may have chased away this deadly foe before you were born, but now he’s back and out for revenge. But blood’s not all he’s after. He’s looking for the half vampire he created before fleeing, a person you’ve just uncovered is you!
With the safety of your home and beloved hanging in the balance, can you outmaneuver this monster without turning into one yourself? Find out in this spine-tingling Hidden-Object Puzzle adventure with logic puzzles and brain teasers!
This is the 13th chapter in the series. For more details, see my post: Dark Romance Game Series Listed in Order of Release.
2. Rite of Passage: Sword and Fury
iOS Release: March 2021 | From: Mad Head Games.
Plot: As two worlds collide and intermingle, and unearthly Nightcallers wreak havoc on reality itself, a mysterious message prompts you to search for your long-lost grandfather. You rush to find him, but instead only find a convoluted plot of cold hatred and vicious revenge.
This is the 7th chapter in the series. For more details, see my post: Rite of Passage Series from Mad Head.
3. Living Legends Remastered: Frozen Beauty Collector’s Edition
PC/Mac Release: January 2021 | From: Friendly Fox Studios.
Plot: When your little sister receives an invitation naming her as the Queen’s successor, she begs you to join her in her new royal life. All she has to do is pass a simple test to prove her worth, but things aren’t always as simple as they seem!
Relive the legend in this beautifully remastered and modernized edition. Optimized with updated gameplay and a widescreen display to fit current screens, this is the definitive way to experience this classic entry in the series! Many secrets await you in the Queen’s castle, but the biggest dangers lie beneath the icy mountain passes in Living Legends: Frozen Beauty Remastered, a chilling Hidden-Object Adventure game.
This is a remastered version of Living Legends 2. For more details, see my post: Living Legends Games Listed in Order.
4. Mystery Tales: The Reel Horror Collector’s Edition (Free To Play)
Android/Fire Release: February 2021 | From: Domini Games.
Plot: Your good friend needs your help! Use your paranormal powers to track down Officer Jefferson’s sister Maya and colleagues in an abandoned cinema full of riddles before the ghostly director makes them the star of his latest film.
Hold onto the edge of your seat for this spooky hidden-object adventure!
This is a new free to play version of Mystery Tales 10. For more details, see my post: Mystery Tales Series from Domini Games.
5. Secret City: The Human Threat Collector’s Edition (Free To Play)
iPad/iPhone Release: February 2021 | From: Domini Games.
Plot: Someone’s broken into the Secret City Bank of Artifacts to steal dangerous artifacts! As the city’s favorite detective, you’ve been called in to use your magical know-how Glasses and crack the case. But as the number of robberies and disappearances grow, you quickly solve all the riddles that help you understand that you are in a race not just to keep the Secret City hidden, but to save the very heart of London itself!
Can you stop a band of dangerous criminals from plunging your city into chaos before it’s too late? Find out in this one of the most colorful and one of the best spell-binding games!
This is a new free to play version of Secret City 3. For more details, see my post: Secret City Series by Domini Games.
6. Wanderlust: The Bermuda Secret Collector’s Edition
PC/Mac Release: February 2021 | From: Mad Head Games.
Plot: You’ve been an oceanographer for years, and you’ve logged dozens of research flights, but you’ve never seen anything like this! When your flight takes you into an ominous cloud bank, you soon find yourself hidden within the eye of a permanent storm at the center of the Bermuda Triangle, with no connection to the rest of the world, no supplies, and no hope of escape from a strange island!
To make matters worse, you quickly become caught in the middle of a showdown between the survivors that live on the island, and those that live within the vast network of twisted metal that hangs frozen in the skies. But which side is right, and who knows the truth about the exotic island at the center of everything?
This is the 4th instalment in the series. For more details, see my post: Wanderlust Game Series Listed in Order.
7. Enchanted Kingdom: Darkness Collector’s Edition (Free To Play)
Android/Amazon Fire Release: February 2021 | From: Domini Games.
Plot: An ancient dragon has returned to take revenge on the Empire and transform all humanity into dark creatures. Now it’s up to you – the Honored Healer – to go through challenges and save the Empire again!
Can you heal the residents of the Empire, and put a stop to the dragon’s evil plan, or will you find yourself his next victim? Find out in Enchanted Kingdom: Darkness!
This is a new free full version of the 4th instalment in the series. For more details, see my post: Enchanted Kingdom Series by Domini Games.
8. Phantasmat: Curse of the Mist Collector’s Edition
iPad/iPhone Release: March 2021 | From: Domini Games.
Plot: A fun camping trip takes a dark turn when your friend is kidnapped into the mist! In a land filled with specters and a haunting past, finding her won’t be an easy task.
Do you have what it takes to find the hidden objects, rescue your friends and get out alive, or will you become the land’s next eternal resident?
This is the 10th instalment in the franchise. For more details, see my post: Phantasmat Game Series List in Order.
9. Vacation Paradise: California Collector’s Edition
PC/Mac Release: February 2021 | From: Point8 Games Inc.
Plot: Vacation Paradise: California takes you on a trip across stunning locations, spanning the Catalina Islands, Death Valley, Golden Gate, Napa Valley, Palm Springs, and much more. Each destination also comes with fun trivia. Plus, collect all the Bears and Flags to unlock an Unlimited Mode and bonus minigames!
10. Mystery Manor – Latest Update
Android/Amazon Fire Update: March 2021| From: Game Insight.
Plot: Welcome to the Manor, detective! Ready to start your investigation? It looks like we have a problem that only you can help us with. The owner of Mystery Manor, the enigmatic and elusive Mister X, has disappeared, leaving the residents all to themselves to solve all the mysteries of this strange place. This is where you come in, detective…
More Top 10 Hidden Object Games
For more top 10 HO game round-ups check out my Best Hidden Object Games for PC, Mac, Amazon Fire, Android, iPad and iPhone. With top 10 lists for every year from 2010!
And you might also like to check out my Game Series Lists Index for an A to Z of all the lists I’ve posted on this blog so far!
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