#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!

While this game is absolutely free to play, you have the ability to unlock optional bonuses via in-app purchases from within the game. You may disable in-app purchases in your device settings.

● 40 eerie locations to search
● Over 2928 quests to complete
● 424 collections to piece together
● 31 distinctive characters to meet
● 15 monsters to battle in mini-games
● Game Center Support
● iPhone 8+ Display support
● iPad Pro 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

Version 1.19.1900

The City of Shadows invites you to celebrate the Chinese New Year together! Update your favorite game, unravel ancient mysteries and win special prizes!

NEW HIDDEN OBJECT SCENE – The Palace of the Chinese Emperor got dragged into the City on the eve of the Chinese New Year. The Palace’s inhabitants were fighting an army of demons until an unknown force turned everyone into stone. Explore the Emperor's Palace and find out what stopped the battle!
“ELEMENTAL MASTER” EVENT – Complete 35 challenging quests, piece together five exclusive collections and be rewarded with a Golden Tree Amulet, an amazing Dragon Chest and unique male and female avatars. 
MORE QUESTS AND COLLECTIONS – Tackle 54 new quests and nine new collections. Can you master them all?
CITY NEWS – Stay informed about all the things happening in the City using the news icon on the map screen.
FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS – Your favorite game is only getting better. Check it out!

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

21.8K Ratings

21.8K Ratings

Ads other games such annoying

observant girl

Update : I like new updated every events. It’s beautiful graphics. But please reduce ads pop up it would be more fun.
Why you didn’t listen players? I love this game and i have 4 accounts. I even support your game to buy rubies too!

I like investigation games i like everything about this game it’s beautiful graphics and fun. Except i hate the ads. There are ads games popped up so many times after done playing each times. It’s so annoying. I had to press X to turn it off when the ads popped up. I don’t understand why you have to have ads games to interrupt players too often. It’s not include pushy purchase stuff in the games popped up after done playing each times. And there are friends automatically invited play other games but they didn’t send invitations. It’s just sent by automatically but it’s so annoying i had to press X to delete invitations other games too often. There are many players complain about ads and invitations other games. Please don’t do these things to annoys players and please reduce or stop these ads. I like playing this game i have four accounts i bought some rubies. I don’t mind spending money on this game. I have been playing almost a year and everyday when i have time. I never wrote review any apps before but i had to write review at this time because i feel so annoyed these ads popped up! Sigh...

Addicting.. When playable


I'm truly addicted. The locations are artistic and the additional gameplay features like monsters and mini games have made this my favorite hidden object game. However, the gems come too slowly for a free player to enjoy it much at all, and the prices are too high to get any amount that would make a worthy difference in the game. Both the real $$cost of gem and coin packages and the game-currency cost of chests, treasuries, tools, boosts etc.. are too high to allow any satisfaction after dropping real dollars on pretend moneys that disappear so fast. Like I said though, I'm addicted and have three accounts. I only make purchases on two accounts and the truth is that the fifty dollars I've dropped so far on each of them hasn't brought me any farther in the game than my free account. Also, the game is a HUGE data hog upon opening new locations and especially when beginning new events. Lastly, I'm tired of seeing friends in my news feed starting the new events hours or even days before my game decides to let me in. It would be a great relief if the app store updates ACTUALLY updated the game or at least prompted the download of event content upon opening the game. The only way to get event content, it seems, is to uninstall and reinstall the game entirely and unless you have several gigs to spare or enjoy those nifty overage charges, it's just not worth it.

Hidden secrets


Wow love it addicted to game. Wished more was like this. But I'm lowering my rating since I've been hacked my psw been changed and can't change it to be safe. With someone send request I cancel not to accept it then opened my apple I store it started downloading all of my games and it stated effected my Pokémon go that I play. My Pokémon pokedex is being deleted as we speak or as I type all picture are being gone and you can't recover it. I know from past hackers that send invites from Facebook to messager are the ones sending. It don't use messager so they are putting trackers and viruses on your excepts to take as new people. I don't use broswer for anything even Facebook. I'm seeing double the screen when I'm playing this game I'm see that up in corner I get different numbers of items need like last one was 11 and go to Chest it's 3 now the upper corner is 3 and the chest is 3 I haven't been able too make any of my collections to have finished cuz they took all of the ones I had for myself and left me 1. Now I can't change my psw every thing I try keeps telling me invalid password so they changed it on me too. I can't even go send for help on game cuz there's no way of doing it

In-App Purchases

Bag of Coins

Reward yourself with a Bag of Coins!


Cauldron of Rubies

Reward yourself with a Cauldron of Rubies!



G5 Entertainment AB
119.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 - 2018 AB GAMES. Published by G5 Entertainment AB. All Rights Reserved.
In-App Purchases
  1. Stack of Rubies $1.99
  2. Purse of Rubies $4.99
  3. Chest of Rubies $19.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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