The Secret of Grisly Manor

Last Updated on November 30, 2019

Good
  • Strong environmental and logical puzzle designs gives the game a fantastic pace to unlocking additional manor locations
  • Delivers a creepy atmosphere throughout the storyline
Bad
  • Short experience for the price when compared to other options on the market or free alternatives
  • Contains a number of generic game elements
8

The Secret of Grisly Manor challenges you to explore the mysterious house of your Grandpa on your iOS and Android devices as you uncover secrets and locate your lost family member. Developed by Fire Maple Games in 2010 (the same minds behind The Lost City) The Secret of Grisly Manor adopts many of the same fundamentals and brings them across to a different game setting. This gameplay also has Myst like elements with a blend of puzzle, exploration and action through a point and click style interface.

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In The Secret of Grisly Manor players take on the role of a curious young man who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his grandpa within his own manor. Said grandpa has always been a little strange especially with his inventions and ideas that are definitely out of left field which makes his disappearance even more interesting, strange and intriguing. Despite this your grandpa has always held a special place in your mind often looking at him in awe despite what your other family members thought of him, although it has been many years since you’ve last seen him.

As a result upon the recent news of his disappearance you take it upon yourself as the grandson to explore the manor and hopefully locate him. Venturing towards the dark manor without know what awaits you players arrive amidst a stormy night only adding to the already creepy situation and location.

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Stepping into the manor is where the puzzle elements of The Secret of Grisly Manor begin and ties into the broader theme of your grandpa’s eccentric nature. This becomes evident with the clues that you follow have seemingly been designed for you as you bounce between various puzzles which in turn open up new areas of the manor or more puzzles in general.

Puzzles generally favour environment design with players interacting with parts of the environment to trigger progress such as activating out of place stones and paintings. Similarly this often leads into basic logical puzzles where a document, clue or general note will provide hints as to your next location or the order you need to arrange certain items. In addition to these in game hints can be activated if you get truly stuck although the difficultly of The Secret of Grisly Manor is generally on the lower side when compared to the market.

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All the while the generally strong sound effects and graphic presentation hold the mobile title together and ensures The Secret of Grisly Manor is on the above average spectrum of mobile puzzle adventures.

Summary:

  • Developed by Fire Maple Games who specialise in creating Myst inspired adventures.
  • Hunt for your grandpa in his old manor.
  • Emphasis on environmental and logical puzzles that unlock more areas of the manor.
  • A dark and eerie story which slowly unravels.
  • Available for both iOS and Android devices.

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Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 amassing over 3 million views on YouTube and 10 million article views on HubPages.

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