The Secret of Grisly Manor

Good
  • Story – Price to content ratio – Puzzle variety
Bad
  • Missing some polish
8

The Secret of Grisly Manor was developed by Fire Maple Games in 2010 (the same minds behind The Lost City). The game can be played on your smart phone supporting both iOS and the Android software.

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The gameplay is very reminiscent of the Myst series featuring puzzle action with a point and click style (except that you will just be pressing the screen, which of course makes for a much smoother experience on a smartphone).

In the game you’ll take on the role of curious young man who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his grandpa. Your grandpa has always been a little strange especially with his inventions and ideas that are definitely out of left field. You have always looked up at him with awe despite what your other family members thought of him, although that was years ago.

After the news of his disappearance you decide if he is going to be found that you will have to be the one to track him down. So you venture towards his manor without knowing what awaits you. Arriving on a stormy night doesn’t help what is already a creepy situation though but you push on regardless.

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Entering the house is just the start of the puzzles and you quickly realise that your grandpa was onto something that he wanted to protect from people he didn’t know. You quickly get a sense that the clues have been left for you to find and discover as if your grandpa knew that you would come looking for him.

The Secret of Grisly Manor is a top class experience in terms of puzzle adventures. The game brings a long popular genre into modern times with good puzzle variety, immersive graphics and great sound effects to help bring the game to life.

Summary:

  • Developed by Fire Maple Games who make plenty of Myst inspired games.
  • Immersive storyline.
  • Large puzzle variety.
  • Smooth gameplay.
  • Bargain price for the amount of gameplay.

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Review Platform: iOS

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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