Free Mystery Game App for Windows 8: Haunted Past

Haunted Past is a free mystery game app for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices. In the game, you play as the main female protagonist who has inherited a huge estate which is apparently haunted. The game has evidences, clues and inventory items littered all throughout the game field, and you can pick them up and use them in appropriate places to unravel the mystery of the house. The game is well designed, and has interactive cut scene movies and on screen help wherever necessary.

Haunted Past is available for free from the Windows App Store.

The main features of Haunted Past for Windows 8:

When you install and launch the Haunted Past game on your device, you will be presented with an interface which looks like the below screenshot.

Haunted Past Enter Player Name

As you can see above, you will be asked to input your name in the above screen which may also be considered the main screen of the game. You can select the difficulty level of the game here itself, and then you can click on the Play button in the main menu of the game which follows to start the game itself. The gameplay experience is nice and fully featured, and also has interactive cinematic movies which are really fun to watch, and enhance the gameplay experience in true sense. A snapshot from the introduction movie of the game is shown below.

Haunted Past In Game Movie

When the game starts off, you will be shown interactive help on your screen in places where it is absolutely essential. You can also choose to hide these help popups on your screen by clicking on the Hide button. The gameplay screen looks like the below shown screenshot.

Haunted Past Interactive Help

At the very bottom of your screen in the gameplay mode is your inventory. All the items which can be picked up and are not evidences or clues go here. All the evidences or clues go directly to your Diary which can be accessed by clicking on the Diary button at the bottom left, and the hint button present at the bottom right will help you to get out of tight spots where you are stuck. You can closely inspect an area by clicking on the area which you wish to inspect.

Haunted Past Closer Object Inspection

The diary when clicked on shows you your tasks at hand and other evidences and clues which you have collected.

Haunted Past Diary

This basically sums up all the main features of the Haunted Past game for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices. You can also check out other mystery games like Empress 2 and Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel which we have reviewed earlier.

The verdict:

Haunted Past is a well designed Windows 8 mystery game which has all the elements to keep you glued. The game has a nice aura to it by its background score and gripping graphics, and in all, makes for a nice download for Windows 8 devices.

I rate it a 4 out of 5!

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