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Hidden City®: Mystery of Shadows

By G5 Entertainment

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#1 Most Popular Hidden Object Game In the World!

Get ready for a journey unlike any other!
Mirages of an unknown city have been seen around the world. Is it real … or a hoax? While your detective agency is busy gathering information, your friend is dragged into the phantom city by black smoke. The only one who can save him, you must now enter the strangest place you’ve ever been … where magic, witchcraft and science work together, imagination turns real and weird creatures wander the streets. All around there are people and things gaining unusual abilities and a black smoke that seems to be alive, bringing with it enigmatic artifacts, secrets and dangers.
In order to rescue your friend and solve these unexplained phenomena, you will need to fulfill risky quests, explore dungeons, research amulets and get help from friends. Unravel the many mysteries of Shadow City as you fight monsters, confront a cult and rid the city of a horrible evil!


● 30 eerie locations to search
● Over 2000 quests to complete
● 315 collections to piece together
● 21 distinctive characters to meet
● 14 monsters to battle in mini-games
● Game Center Support
● Play with your friends to fight the evil together!
● Regular free updates with loads of new content

Game available in: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese

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What's New in Version 1.12.1200

Has spring already arrived where you live? Then the City of Shadows really needs your help! The sprout from the Tree of Life, which has the power to awaken the world from its winter's sleep, was stolen from the Magic Forest. All evidence points to trolls being involved in the abduction. Download this fairy-filled update and bring spring to the City of Shadows!

NEW HIDDEN OBJECT SCENE – They say there's only one place where spring never comes: the mysterious Troll Market, which was believed to be merely a figment of the imagination. But what happens to the City if this market truly exists?
“TREE OF LIFE” EVENT – Complete 36 challenging quests, gather five ravishing collections and be rewarded with a Spirits of Nature Amulet, special Spring Fairy totem and lovely male and female Avatars.
FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS – Your favorite game is only getting better. Check it out!

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Customer Reviews

Great Game But Issues

The three star rating does not reflect my feelings about the game. This is an awesome game but like other reviews I’ve read, as soon as I got to level 10 the app starts crashing. It allows you to spend energy and rubys but as soon as you complete a search and go to collect your award, the game crashes and you lose everything from that search. I completely uninstalled the app and re-installed only to have it work for less than 24 hours. Now, even that does not remedy the issue. This makes the difference between this game being awesome and now a big waste of my time. Please fix it! If you can fix it, I would be happy to change my rating to 5 stars.
Update- 1/4/18 Still no response from tech support which matches with other reviews. I was notified that if my trouble ticket goes 5 days without a posting, it will automatically drop from the system. so there is no incentive to fix anything because it will eventually drop off and be replaced by someone else who is wasting their time.
Update- 1/6/18 Still no response from customer service. Horrible! I thought Apple kept better control over their third party vendors.

Great free game with some drawbacks

I love this game a whole bunch and I can’t stop playing every day on my iMac computer. I’m glad that I found a fun free game on the app store. I have another Hidden Object game on my phone called Alice in the Mirrors of Albion which I play every now and then. I can’t get gifted collection items from my friends on here because its telling me to update to latest version of the app and its making mad cause I can’t accept the collection gift at all. Please fix it for me so I can accept the collection gift. This game is fun to play on my iMac but there’s some drawbacks like it will take me at least half of my time looking for a item that I can hardly see, don’t know what it looks like, or I never heard an item be called a different name that I never heard.

Could be so much better

This game is very frustrating. The graphics are beautiful but the words flash on the screen so quickly you don’t know what they are saying. The game is very complex so I just let the game tell me where to go. Bit by bit I understand more but it would be helpful if I could read their hints. I’m on the 3rd day and I am increasingly frustrated by the games efforts to make me buy things. I suspect this game will never be fun untill you start spending lots of money. At this point I can play for 5 - 10 min. then I need to stop for a minimum of 20 min. for the game to recharge energy. All told it really isn’t worth the time, energy and money. And yet……. the complexity is intriguing even if it requires more than a 50 page book to keep track of all of the quests and spin-off etexts/books.

Hidden City®: Mystery of Shadows
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.12.1200
  • Size: 88.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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