Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres

  • Save Esther's family
  • Explore time itself
  • For a more in depth experience, check out the Collector's Edition
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Min System request
  • OS : Windows XP/Vista/Win7/8
  • CPU : 1.0 GHz
  • Memory : 512
  • DiretX : 9.0
  • Hard driver (MB) : 715

Review for game Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres

Take on Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres, a challenging Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game! Stop the evil witch Viviana and save Esther's family! With her heritage on the line, it's up to Esther to discover the history of the ancient Ambroses and explore time itself. Go on an incredible adventure and change events in the past to solve an incredible mystery in Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres!

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Genre : Puzzle

Find your A-HA! moment with mind-bending puzzles and jigsaw games.

Date release

December 3, 2011

Game Rank

3483 points

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December 2, 2011

One of the best games ever. Graphics are of high quality. A must to buy.

Awesome Game
December 6, 2011

I truly enjoyed this Adventure/Hog game. I sometimes get lost in time travel type of games, and then get bored, but the developers really had a handle on that, and made it easier to remember what was where, and when :) I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of puzzles, loved those too, and fairly easy to figure out. The graphics were very good and clear,enabling these 64 year old eyes to still focus after playing a few hours :) The theme is saving Merlon, the story is about saving him, and gathering necessary items to do that. I appreciated all the detail that the developing team placed in every scene. The rooms in the mansion, furniture and art works, just beautiful. For a while I just sat and checked it all out. Other times I played around and click on the little fire fly like fairies? just to hear the cute sounds they make. If it wasn't for the fire thing, I'd like to have a few flitting around the house :) All in all I had a good time playing this game, and hope to see their next game come out real soon. Have a great day E1. Carol

Just In Time Mysteries
January 30, 2012

When I started the demo, I wasn't sure about this game. Then it started to grab me. So I bought it. It's a good, long game - something I always look for. Once you get used to the Time Machine for hopping around - it's not bad at all. It can even help you. Just don't count on it for everything. Maybe it's my eyes, but I found the graphics in the HOS's made the items a bit hard to find. Not a big deal. I had fun playing - and there were a few challenges!

One Awesome Game
December 2, 2011

This game was beautifully done. It was long and it was very captivating. I loved the time machine with the little built in map of different areas. The music was easy listening and soothing. The scenes were artfully done and colorful. The hidden objects were easy to find with some that were not. The game gave you a little bit of the past and present with a little bit of evil thrown in. Makes you want to either go back in time or into the future. I thought for a while that I had to redo the whole game over because of the last part of the game,but I soon learned that nothing was wrong with the time piece. No errors at all. Whew. Just follow the directions if you use the walkthrough. I had to because I thought I had caused an error in the game as per the time piece. On a scale of 1 to 20, I would definately give it a 20. I enjoyed the game and even though I fell asleep for a bit (lack of sleep), I did eventually finish it. Almost 8 hours to do it. I highly recommend this game and can not wait for the sequal to come out. Thanks BFG for the game and thanks you developers for producing it. We got "SNOW". Brrrrrrr.

Sophisticated Hidden Object Adventure
December 3, 2011

It takes a bit of time to follow the creators jumps through different time periods - with a bit persistance this game appears to a very challenging gameplay, with a marvelous fun factor until its end.

The best game in a while
December 5, 2011

Wow, what an enjoyable game, it took me a couple of days playing many hours each day to complete it. I have played a few lately that are over with in just a couple hours, this really was worth the money, can't wait to see more! I don't listen to the music or sound so I can't rate that, but I can tell you the quality of the rest. The story was really good, there wasn't too much talking but you were never lost in the story. And the spelling was good, didn't find any mispelled words and the structure of the sentences was correct. I know that some of the game designers are from other countries and English is second or third language and that maybe they don't know someone who speaks English well, so they have spelling and structure difficulties, but it still irks me to see them. The visual effects were astounding, I really like the way you could move from on place to another without having to walk all the way there. Granted, the playing area did get a bit large towards the end and if you didn't know where you were going it took some time getting there, but hey, isn't that why we play, to figure our ways around places? I just wish this game could have gone on even longer than it did. The puzzles weren't so difficult that you would have to skip them, but were just enough to make you think a bit. The hidden object scenes almost always had you finding different things if you had searched that one previously. The objects were cleverly hidden and once you found it, you could see it without magnifying glass or telescope. The lighting was good also. So overall, I think this is a great game, a definite buy. I wish I had bought the collectors edition now, oh well, I will just have to buy the next in the series! If you buy it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, in fact, I'm sure you will.

This game is so much FUN..............
December 3, 2011

Awesome game! Great story line and a whole lot of adventure interaction. Lots of hidden object scenes with the ability to see a silhouette of the item if you want AND you can switch between a mini game & hidden object to find items. The time travel is super and the games are just right. Try it. You will like it......

This is a must-play for all HOG fans!
December 7, 2011

This game, which is from Artifex Mundi, took me over 5 hours to finish (SE version). I usually don't like games that take too long, because I get bored very quickly. However, this game was never boring. You play the character of a woman living in 1830 England. You have to travel back in time (to several different time zones, and not only within England, but to Venice as well#, in order to change the past so that different versions of the past and future get changed. There are quite a few iHOS #interactive hidden object scenes#, but the graphics are beautiful, and objects are easy enough to find. However, if you get tired of the HOS, you can switch to a Match-3 game and do that one instead. Gameplay is first-class, and the puzzles are fun. Graphics are excellent. There is voice-over, and lots of animation. There is a choice of custom and system cursor, but the cursor does not change when you declick the "custom" cursor box. The system cursor is just a fraction smaller than the one that is supposed to be the custom cursor. However, I like the cursor just the way it is. Not too large and intrusive, but informative when pointing at different objects. There is a diary, which keeps track of the story, and shows you your objectives. There is no map as such, but the time capsule - once you have put it together - can be used not only to jump to different time zones, but also to different areas. There are 2 play modes, normal and advance. The HINT button is always available, there is no refilling in normal mode, and the SKIP button fills quite fast. The game filled all of my widescreen laptop, and I had no problems with the game whatsoever, using Win7, 64-bit. I haven't had this much fun with a HOG #hidden object game# in a long time.

Time Mysteries the ancient spectes
December 2, 2011

I love this game sounds was excellent and Graphicrs was off the chain..excellent work DEV's and thx BF..

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