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Murder Island: Secret of Tantalus [Download]

by PlayFirst
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Price: $6.99
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  • ASIN: B004OYTV3A
  • Release Date: March 1, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,867 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Welcome to a world of danger and suspense in Murder Island: Secret of Tantalus, a thrilling hidden-object adventure. You and 8 former classmates have accepted the same invitation to spend a week on a gorgeous, isolated Greek island for your high school reunion. Upon arrival, you notice that something isn't right. One by one, your old classmates are killed off-all the murders mirroring tragic Greek myths. Unlike high school theatrics, this drama is real... or is it? Discover clues, locate missing objects, and solve dangerously perplexing puzzles to avoid being next on the mysterious killer's list!

  • Discover who's behind the killings
  • Explore over 30 areas on the exotic island!
  • Examine challenging hidden-object scenes
  • Decipher complex puzzles
  • Will you be next on the mysterious killer's list?

  • System Requirements
     Minimum Specifications:
    OS:Win 7, Vista and XP
    Processor:1.2 GHz
    RAM:1 GB (Win 7 or Vista), 256 MB for XP
    Hard Drive:120 MB
    Video Card:DirectX 9.0
    Additional Info:Minimum Screen Resolution: 1024x768
    Murder Island: Secret of Tantalus
    Murder Island: Secret of Tantalus
    Murder Island: Secret of Tantalus


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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very Fun March 11, 2011
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    This is one of the better seek and find games,I enjoyed this game very much. It had a good story line too. It was not to hard and not to easy. A little hard to get from one place to another but with the help of the hopping short cut it was easy. I wish more games were like this one.
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    14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good Seek-and-Find, Interesting Story March 4, 2011
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    This was a good length seek-and-find. Start to finish took me about 6 hours. The puzzles in between the sections were a little simplistic, but that is the only thing I would change. The story was interesting, and I didn't notice many glitches - the ones I did notice were just in text, not affecting gameplay.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best! March 28, 2011
    By JoGild
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    I really enjoyed this game. Just hard enough - the storyline was good. I liked the way I did not have to traipse through scene after scene, I could just jump from place to place on the map. Highly recommend!
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Solid and entertaining April 18, 2011
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    Murder Island is a very good HOG in all respects, but the level bar keeps being raised and games such as the Puppet Show series with their superb graphics are superior to Murder Island. But this game has a good story and is set in the present and not the usual old creepy Victorian house.

    You and your high school friend CJ along with other classmates are invited to a remote Greek Island for a reunion. You don't have an opportunity to smell the roses, though, as your host ends up dead. Apparently being stalked by an unknown assassin, other classmates turn up dead one by one and you are frantic to find a way off the island.

    The characters are portrayed by photographs which add authenticity and the voice acting is very good indeed. Sprinkled about the environments are small tiles which you collect as you go. After every twelve tiles you collect you may access a little blurb about Greek mythology and these little pieces of information are very interesting and they help to flesh out the plot, too.

    The mini games are above average, and are reasonably hard. The hidden objects are pertinent to the present or to Greek history and their location makes sense, such as sandals and life preservers near the beach. Each hidden environment contains one riddle question such as "dead president?" (a dollar bill.) The riddles add piquancy and fun to the game. You are able to quickly hop from one area to another by pressing a button in a map provided. This is a great feature and saves you from endless tramping back and forth. Murder Island is a solid, enjoyable game which should appeal to just about every casual game player.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Ever wanted to visit a private Greek island on a getaway with a few close friends? Maybe not if your friends end up getting picked off one by one by a mysterious masked killer! I just finished playing this game and was suitably impressed. Although not quite up to the graphics caliber of some of other recent hidden object games, Murder Island: Secret of Tantalus offered some relaxing gameplay and a decent story line. It moves along quickly, and this game is one of the best and easiest to navigate of any HOG I have played this year, and I have been a beta tester for one of the large game distributors in this genre. The game features an easy-to-navigate map that allows you to jump from location to location quickly without having to backtrack. Of course, if you enjoy exploring the scenery, the traditional method of backtracking works, too.

    The characters aren't especially engaging, and aren't really developed too fully. That's okay-- it's a hidden object game and while the plot moves the play along, it isn't particularly deep or intriguing. The premise of the game-several friends visiting a Greek island for a high school reunion-- seems a little far-fetched at times(I think my last class reunion was held at a Holiday Inn somewhere.) The loose ends are tied up satisfactorily at the end. It is at heart an HOG with mini-puzzles in between scenes, so the plot mattered less to me than satisfactory gameplay.

    The hidden object scenes, while not particularly difficult, are engaging and interesting. Objects look like the objects you would expect, and the scenes are large and well-lit enough so that frustration level is kept to a minimum while entertainment value is kept high.
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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars very well done April 8, 2011
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    Big fan of this seek and find with a story. I found myself wanting to know how the story ended. Learn how to map hop; getting items to and fro was frustrating until this little trick. I enjoyed the variation of items and games. Not too short- worth the $6.99. When I was stuck, I just went to the map and looked for yellow active spots knowing there would be things to do. I enjoyed how this game didn't treat you like you were an idiot connecting dots, and this game wasn't difficult.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Really liked this one October 31, 2011
    By tapj28
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    I enjoyed the difference in approach, various ways to complete the puzzles kept it interesting.
    A neat HOG with beautiful graphics, a scary story, and kept my interest along the way. Would recommend
    this one if you like a mix of figuring things out, putting things together to use, and collecting for bonuses.
    Not the best, but kept my interest until the end.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK, I guess... November 9, 2011
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    I have several other games in this category and this one is the lowest on my "Liked Games" list.The story line and the graphics are good,but It's just a little too boring and it gets kinda confusing in spots. It's a decent game to play if you absolutely do not have anything else to do, but I would try to do something else instead.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars This is a fun game! Good graphics and puzzles and it's not ...
    This is a fun game! Good graphics and puzzles and it's not hard going from place to place as you have a map for guidance. Has an interesting storyline (which I usually ignore).
    Published 11 months ago by Javagail
    1.0 out of 5 stars ancillary download makes this unusable under windows 7
    If you download this game you will also get an additional program that is apparently designed to prevent software piracy. Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Elizabeth Bullitt
    1.0 out of 5 stars BE WARNED!!
    I was really excited to download & play this game; however, it will not run on Windows 8. it locks up my computer, & I have to cold-boot to get it back. Read more
    Published on December 19, 2012 by Lj Magic
    1.0 out of 5 stars Beware!
    I downloaded this game and was thorougly enjoying it(for about 10 minutes),when my anti-virus software alerted me that the program contained a malicious virus. Read more
    Published on June 4, 2012 by Unhappy in Ky
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I had hoped for
    I found this game to be tedious and boring. The premise of the game was OK, but the actual game play was repetitive and uninspired. I would not recommend this game.
    Published on November 8, 2011 by Kim
    5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good HOG game
    I love the hidden object games, this one is a little creepy for little kids, dead bodies and such. The map really helps if you forget how to get around the island, almost wish... Read more
    Published on October 8, 2011 by Garnet Coulthard
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but lame ending.
    This game had the kind of puzzles that I like to do and the hidden object parts were good too. The plot was interesting, but the ending was a bit lame. Read more
    Published on June 7, 2011 by Jeanne M. Brimat
    1.0 out of 5 stars Murder Island
    Never played it. It would not download onto my pc. Never had a problem with any but this and the wizard of oz. They will not do anything to help you either. Read more
    Published on June 7, 2011 by cindy
    4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable hidden object game
    Liked the game, good graphics and interesting story. I also had trouble with the map at first, navigating around the island. However, worth the cost.
    Published on May 6, 2011 by Wordsmith
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