10 Best Hidden Object Psychological Horror Games

It takes a special trigger, a certain quirk in the brain or beliefs of a person to make them commit crimes without remorse. This is because empathy is a quality ingrained in every culture, and the average person will think twice before choosing to harm others.

How exactly does empathy get snuffed out from a person then? What is going on in the brain of a criminal?

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Hope Lake: Crime Story

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The Hope Lake Boarding School was abandoned long ago, when one of its teachers drowned by accident. Many years later, all of the female students began to disappear, one by one. Visit the place where it all began. Try to pick up the maniac's trail and put a stop to his crime spree.

Hope Lake: Crime Story features
  • 8 hidden object scenes and 26 unique minigames
  • An interactive map
  • Over 48 locations
  • Two game difficulty levels
Release Date15 December 2016
Genre Hidden Object
Game Developer Far Mills
OS PC Windows
LanguageEnglish (United States)
Memory1024 MB RAM
File Size563 Mb

Fall Of The New Age

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Help Marla to uncover the dark secrets of a medieval cult in Fall of the New Age. The cult is planning to control all citizens and destroy all knowledge and culture. This is an original medieval world to explore with more than 40 amazingly detailed locations. Fall of the New Age is a fantastic adventure that will have you hooked right from the beginning.

Fall Of The New Age features
  • Dozens of brain-twisting minigames and challenges.
  • Beautiful animations in 3D graphics.
  • Explore the psyche of the occult
Release Date06 August 2016
Genre Hidden Object
Game Developer Shaman Games
OS PC Windows
LanguageEnglish (United States)
Memory1024 MB RAM
File Size679 Mb

The Book of Desires

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Ashley experienced a terrifying dream in which she found herself transported to an unfamiliar realm. Upon awakening, she breathed a sigh of relief, recognizing it as a mere nightmare. However, little did she know that her waking world would prove to be just as spine-chilling. Join her in a thrilling escapade as she strives to secure her survival in a setting that closely resembles the eerie atmosphere of zombie games, though it's not precisely overrun by zombies. The Book of Desires features
  • Be careful what you wish for in this chilling hidden-object exploration
  • Travel a dark world to find a way out and free your soul
  • Make your way and gather useful objects to solve challenging puzzles
  • Discover the power behind a magical book and dispel its curse
Release Date15 December 2017
Genre Hidden Object
OS PC Windows
LanguageEnglish (United States)
Memory1024 MB RAM
File Size155 Mb

Family Mysteries 3: Criminal Mindset

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Family Mysteries 3: Criminal Mindset is a hidden objects games that sees you take on the role of a behavioral psychologist, Nancy Bradford.

When Nancy agreed to work for a famous and mysterious professor Webster, she never imagined the dark and cruel powers that lurk underneath the professor's experimental philosophy. Nancy will need all of her wit and intuition to uncover the lies behind the cruel experiments and learn the truth about her parents' demise. Is the human mind too fragile or simply easily corrupted? Find out in Family Mysteries: Criminal Mindset!

Family Mysteries 3: Criminal Mindset features
  • A gripping world of secret labs, spies, and more!
  • Show off your prowess as a scientist and CIA agent
  • 25 minigames and 30 locations to explore
  • This game also features unlockable bonus levels
Release Date03 September 2021
Genre Hidden Object
Game Developer Brave Giant
OS PC Windows
LanguageEnglish (United States)
Memory1024 MB RAM
File Size758 Mb

Inspector Magnusson: Murder on the Titanic

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A peaceful night of 14 April 1912, the Titanic is quietly sailing towards a distant destination when the ship's doctor is awakened in an emergency. The corpse of Charles Taylor, a coal laborer, has been found lying in the engine room. The captain will assign the investigation to the famous Swedish inspector Jakob Magnusson, on board for a business trip. As Magnusson's assistant, help him elucidate this murder by solving different puzzles and hidden objects games.

Inspector Magnusson: Murder on the Titanic features
  • Discover a dark conspiracy linking the murder to the ship's tragic destiny
  • Save yourself from the icy depths in this hidden object encounter
  • Board the luxury liner on its fateful voyage to investigate a murder
Release Date22 December 2017
Genre Hidden Object
Game Developer Playcademy
OS PC Windows
LanguageEnglish (United States)
Memory1024 MB RAM
File Size107 Mb

The Curse of Silent Marshes

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Will you break The Curse of Silent Marshes? A friendly visit home turns into a terrifying experience when a laughing clown attacks! A vengeful spirit has taken your friends. They need your help in this hidden object game.

Save your friends from a vengeful voodoo spirit dressed as a circus clown!

The Curse of Silent Marshes features
  • Spooky atmosphere and graphics to set the ambiance
  • Exciting hidden object plot that keeps you guessing
  • Great scenes that will tease your brain
Release Date17 March 2017
Genre Hidden Object
OS PC Windows
LanguageEnglish (United States)
Memory1024 MB RAM
File Size258 Mb

Dark Asylum: Mystery Adventure

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In Dark Asylum: Mystery Adventure, you are tasked with investigating a strange occurrence of a rundown asylum. The patients are the only ones who witness this.

Before fishing out any useful information from them, you will have to gain their trust. Perform tasks upon their request. For every successful completion of their task, you will be rewarded. Search for the items buried within the spooky hallway and dark rooms to gain more clues. Can the words of the patient be trusted? Solve this horror mystery today.

Dark Asylum: Mystery Adventure features
  • Plenty mini-games that adds dimension to this hidden object game
  • Amazing tools available in the shop to support your quest
  • Horror storyline that enhances the mood of the game
Release Date03 May 2019
Genre Hidden Object
OS PC Windows
LanguageEnglish (United States)
Memory1024 MB RAM
File Size159 Mb

Taken Souls: Blood Ritual

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Taken Souls: Blood Ritual allows you to explore the streets of London as you detective James Voodoo, investigates the series of ritual murders. As you dig deeper into the mystery, you will realize that things aren't as simple as they seem. A global massacre maybe oncoming.

Taken Souls: Blood Ritual features
  • Builds on your detective skills and your attention to detail
  • Large interactive map that is filled with plenty of hidden object puzzles
  • Captivating horror storyline
  • Stop Coins and his associates
  • Collect evidences and uncover the ominous plan
Release Date02 March 2017
Genre Hidden Object
OS PC Windows
LanguageEnglish (United States)
Memory1024 MB RAM
File Size562 Mb

Crystals of Time

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In Crystals of Time your task is to help Ashley solve the mystery of the disappearance of her father. This hidden objects game has an exciting storyline and very creative puzzles. Over 80 scenes and more than 20 different types of minigames to keep you entertained. Use the mysterious crystal to uncover the secrets of Three Oak Mansion. Crystals of Time has beautiful hand-drawn graphics and atmospheric soundtrack.

Crystals of Time features
  • Over 80 nice hand drawn scenes
  • 24 minigames and hidden object scenes
  • Classic game play mechanics
  • Atmoshperic sound track
  • Solve the mystery of the disappearance of her father
Release Date03 June 2016
Genre Hidden Object
OS PC Windows
LanguageEnglish (United States)
Memory1024 MB RAM
File Size168 Mb

The Others

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In The Others, get into the role of a top reporter Mary Bingham as she uncovers the mystery of the toy makers and the workers of a particular local toy company that disappeared over the night.

A scary dark shadow has been following her ever since she set her foot onto the crime scene. As she unravels the truth behind the disappearance, the clues points her towards the supernatural. Will she be able to uncover the truth safely? Or will she suffer the same fate as the workers from the toy factory?

The Others features
  • Horror theme story-line that keeps players in suspense and fear
  • Various challenging mini games that adds variation to the overall game-play
  • Scary music theme that enhances the game-play
Release Date09 August 2019
Genre Hidden Object
OS PC Windows
LanguageEnglish (United States)
Memory1024 MB RAM
File Size472 Mb

Be it twisted murders or cultish motivations, there are lots to explore in a criminal's mind. This list of our 10 best hidden object psychological horror games will dive into the minds of criminals and other deviants to explore what motivates them to commit crimes and other atrocities that the average person would not.

Be prepared for a wild, wild ride with this list of our 10 best hidden object free horror games!

Published 22 September 2023
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