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Hidden City®: Mystery of Shadows

By G5 Entertainment

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From the company that brought you The Secret Society® comes a new hidden object game!

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!


● 23 eerie locations to search
● Over 1600 quests to complete
● 215 collections to piece together
● 16 distinctive characters to meet
● 15 monsters to battle in mini-games
● Game Center Support
● iPhone 6+ Display 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 1.8

Summertime…and the livin’ in the city is not getting any easier! In fact, it’s becoming even more mystifying. Download this perplexing update and continue your investigations.

NEW HIDDEN OBJECT SCENE – Search the private quarters of the Mistress of the Manor and discover the secrets and puzzles hidden beneath the velvet canopy.
“MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE” EVENT – Complete over 30 new quests, gather five special collections and get a unique Avatar, prizes and bonuses.
NEW CHARACTER – The powerful Mistress of the Manor has inexplicably disappeared and only you can figure out what happened.
MORE QUESTS AND COLLECTIONS – Nearly 460 tricky new quests and over 70 wonderful collections are waiting for you. 
FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS – Now you can get new chests and a new energy booster, the Rabbit Foot, in the store.

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Customer Reviews

Intintially fun--now not so much.

This game was intintially really addicting but then it devolved into a frustraing game to play. I'm not sure if it's programmed to be this way to keep you hooked and they took it too far or if it's buggy. Either way, I'm going to walk away.
The parts that have been the most frustraing for me have been the Case No.'s. I have been trying to open case No. 7 for days and days... It keeps moving the goal post by saying I have to reach a certain level. When I reach the stated level, it says I have to reach a different level. It's always the level one higher than I am. I believe it started on like Level 65 and I'm now on level 77 and it says I have to reach level 78.... and so on. Frustrating to say the least.
This leaves me to my final complaint, if they aren't letting you launch the Case No.'s and you're just aimlessly wandering around collecting things, it won't let you've previously collected count in some of your goals and quite often you're long past when said items can be collected.
In the end, it held my attention for quite some time but now, it's boring which is too bad because on so many levels they got the game right.

Great Potential, Just Not Quite There Yet

Myself, my daughter, and my mother all enjoy this game. Best free hidden object game I think I've ever played. The objects change style, they move constantly, it is not boring at all. You search and unlock new locations all over town uncovering rare collections that you can turn in for rewards, similar to most games these days. This is where our problem starts, you have to have all rare collectibles and them assembly tools on top of that to craft the final artifact and they all require MULTIPLES of one item to complete every single one. Rock crystals. I know it's silly,to turn on such a great thing over one small detail such as that, but it's really frustrating and annoying to need complete collections for a quest and having multiple, open/active, POINTLESS quests. They keep sending you to the 'Crystals' locations to search for Rock Crystals, yet every time you "win" none of us three have won ANY rock crystals. We've been playing for about a month now. Please make the Rock Crystals a more frequent, multiple, drop from locations and monsters.

Game - excellent. Problem with game - bad.

Game - excellent. Sudden loss of inventory/game progress - bad. Support team - ????? As far as I can tell, they're all at home hiding under the covers. 6 days ago, reported loss of progress (two locations reverted to "locked"), loss of inventory (everything except tools) and a dead/defunct wishing well. Informed by auto-email, support staff off for w/e (in the entertainment industry ?!?). It is now the following Friday... and, according to the G5 website, a support agent has yet to be assigned to my "request" (aka report of problem).
When emails indicated they were in a time zone 14hrs ahead, and given the whole "not working because it's the weekend" thing, I submitted a separate "request" for their work hours and time zone/location. AN AGENT was assigned to this. I was informed this request was subsumed into the previous request (the one not assigned to anyone) and deemed solved. Yeah.
There were some general comments to all those w/ progress-loss problem. Basically, they're working on it and don't play game until problem fixed/notified by them.
Frustrated and at a loss...because I really like the game.

Hidden City®: Mystery of Shadows
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8
  • Size: 97.6 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 Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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