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Spooky, intriguing hidden mystery game - excellent.
on 15 August 2013
The Lake House is a hidden object adventure game that's easy to install and great fun to play. Installation onto my Windows7 PC took no more than a couple of minutes and was just a matter of inserting the disc and then following the instructions - just a couple of clicks on the mouse. Once installed the disc is removed and you run the game from an icon on your desktop. Runs without any bugs or glitches. Audio and picture quality it good throughout the game.
The game itself is centred around an abandoned house, empty for more than 15 years, and sitting at the edge of a deep, dark lake. Your job is to explore house and grounds though a series of click and point movements on your mouse to uncover a mystery beginning with a photograph. There are plenty of hidden object scenes, mini games and puzzles to keep you occupied and prevent you getting through the game too quickly. Don't worry about getting stuck because there's plenty of interactive help plus strategy guide to get you through the tricky parts.
The game has as age 12 restriction because there's a sense of threat and some eerie/creepy bits that younger children might struggle to understand. If you're looking for a fast paced adventure then you'll be disappointed as this entire range of PC games is about uncovering mysteries and solving clues not racing into action scenes.
This version of The Lake House is the collector's edition and includes extra level game play, accessible only when you complete the full game, plus wallpapers, home movies and concept art. Excellent value for money as you can install the game on all of your PCs at home so the entire family can play.