Enigmas can be unfathomable in many ways, whether you are referring to things or people that are hard to unravel and understand. Be it the infamous wartime era Enigma encryption machines to superheroes (or supervillains!) that are named as such, the word "enigma" is steeped in history and commands its very own sense of mystique and allure.
But not to worry, we are not asking you to step up and be the next Alan Turing or the next big cryptanalyst. The fate of the world rests in your hands in each of these hidden object games, and you can enjoy them from the comforts of your home, completely free.
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This list of our 10 best hidden object enigma games are filled with games that have its own cryptic logic, and it is up to you to decrypt and decode them!
While the cryptic challenges that these games will throw your way may be daunting, they are also very fulfilling when you are able to find a solution. Most of these games also comes with hints or other clues that will help you along, so don't give up!
Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World's End is a captivating hidden object game that blends together the enigma elements of the thriller and adventure genres with oriental esotericism and lore.
When you were seeing off your beloved niece three weeks ago as she embarked on an archeological trip to Tibet, nothing could have foreshadowed the dramatic events that were about to unfold. Only yesterday did you receive a mysterious letter from which you learned that Larisa and her crew had gotten lost in a snow storm.
Without hesitation, you leave your family estate to come to your protégé’s rescue. The inhabitants of Lhasa's Tibetan temple guide you toward the legendary city of Shangri-La where Larisa and her expedition were last seen. Discover what really happened in Shangri-La and what secrets are hidden in the labyrinth beneath this ancient city brimming with magic. Beat the obstacles and puzzles, face the supernatural powers dwelling in the vast corridors, and find the clues about your niece's disappearance.Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World's End features
Rating: 4.4 System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10 File size: 823 Mb Price: Free!
Contract with the Devil is a hidden object game that starts off menacingly enough! You receive a mysterious letter with an invitation to the sender's house, with the promise of telling you something important about your daughter.
But during the dinner with the owner of the mansion, something terrible occurred: as soon as you threw off the blanket revealing an antique mirror, a mysterious evil force stole your only daughter Lisa! Right before your eyes, she disappeared into the large mirror, and the only witness of these strange events who could shed the light - disappeared.
How do you start? You will have to start by returning the 7 vices back to the Vault in order to help Sonya save you and your daughter. Use the tips of the bogy Brownie - it will become your faithful assistant in this mystical (and dangerous) journey.Contract with the Devil features
Rating: 4.1 System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10 File size: 743 Mb Price: Free!
In this hidden object game, Spear of Destiny: The Final Journey, an amazing discovery was made in the throes of war. An ancient artifact known as the Spear of Destiny was discovered and it is supposed to have the power to change the course of the war. While some believe it to be only myth, neither side wants to make the mistake of underestimating its power.
Your mission is dangerous and you’ll have to cross the battlegrounds in France while facing death and destruction on every step of the way. If the enemy gets their hands on the artifact, it could be the end of the Alliance and the world as you know it.Spear of Destiny: The Final Journey features
Rating: 4.4 System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10 File size: 348 Mb Price: Free!
To investigate his sister’s disappearance, Adam reached a place where the criminal underworld is intertwined with the supernatural phenomenon - the dark alley of San Francisco. Are you ready to adventure through shady streets, dark corners, scorching deserts and ritualistic shrines in order to unveil a conspiracy? Become the paranormal detective. Become Wolfe. Face the secret societies, unnatural afflictions, and ancient covenants now!Adam Wolfe features
Rating: 4.5 System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10 File size: 1324 Mb Price: Free!
In House of 1000 Doors 3: Serpent Flame, giant snakes have burst out of the Earth and are wreaking destruction across every continent. From the smoking rubble of a ruined city, the House rises to the clouds, and an enigmatic mysterious stranger rescues Kate from certain death and brings her to the strange dwelling.
Her mission: to travel back in time to four different epochs to gather the elements needed to activate a machine that can destroy the ancient beasts. Your journey as you guide Kate will be an arduous one. As you scour each jaw-dropping location for the items you need, you will face a terrifying serpent god, save a medieval girl from a mad inquisitor, and stop the plans of an evil Roman emperor. You'll also search for hidden objects, solve mind-bending puzzles, and beat clever mini-games as a story of remarkable imagination unfolds with each step forward.
The House serves as a portal to many adventures - and this is one of its greatest. Do you have the courage to step through the door?House of 1000 Doors 3: Serpent Flame features
Rating: 4.5 System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10 File size: 700 Mb Price: Free!
Demon Hunter 2: A New Chapter features a rich back story amidst its haunting hidden object scenes.
As it is a sequel, let's start off from twenty years ago. In a frightening battle, Dawn Harlock stopped the Archdemon Ragnar from descending upon the world. Turns out this was not the end of all the grim mysteries and adventures.
Dawn’s foster father professor Ashmore died when trying to prevent the demon from breaking into this world. She realized than that she is the last remaining member of the enigmatic and mysterious ancient order of demon hunters and she is the last one standing in the fight against the evil that is threatening to consume this world.
Her biggest concern was always to prepare for Ragnar’s return. She kept herself busy as a detective, solving paranormal cases and other enigmas around the world and visiting places steeped in evil where the dark forces are hiding.
One day she receives a call from a mysterious doctor Stuart Williams, who claims to be Dawns foster father’s long-time friend. He promises valuable information about Dawns biological parents that may shed some light on her past.
Dawn decides to put on her detective hat to investigate the information that threatens to shake the core of her very existence. She will embark on a mystery adventure that will change everything...Demon Hunter 2: A New Chapter features
Rating: 4.0 System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10 File size: 615 Mb Price: Free!
For many years, there is an unsolved murder of the sheriff and his wife. A young journalist who discovered the maniac's diary has also disappeared under murky circumstances. Save him before it is too late!The Wisbey Mystery features
Rating: 3.4 System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10 File size: 293 Mb Price: Free!
Novelist Edward Grand has found evidence of a terrible tragedy in the city of Rosemount and sets off to investigate in Living Legends: Ice Rose!
Help Edward gather information for his new book and explore the Castle of Ice Queen in this incredible Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game. Scour the frozen landscapes and thaw out important locations as you solve an intriguing mystery in free game Living Legends: Ice Rose!Living Legends: Ice Rose features
Rating: 4.4 System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10 File size: 385 Mb Price: Free!
Groth, the Soul Reaver, has kidnapped your daughter Jessica! Help save Jessica and release the captive souls whom you meet in this dangerous world of the ancient castle.Defeat Groth's magic and solve the ingenious traps in this mysterious hidden object game world. Mystery Castle: The Mirror's Secret features
Rating: 4.0 System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10 File size: 397 Mb Price: Free!
The Tree of Life is dying and the Seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter - are under eternal threat. Darkness is coming, he is everywhere, taking over and engulfing all that is good in the world.
To save the world and everything you cherish you must travel across a mystical landscape, solve fantastical puzzles and journey to the very heart of the Tree of Life.Seven Roses: A Darkness Rises features
Rating: 3.9 System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10 File size: 377 Mb Price: Free!
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