What are the best hidden object games for iPad?

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    #1Seekers Notes

    Seekers Notes

    Get into the city of Darkwood, a place full of secrets and hidden objects that you have to found with the help of the Magical Map. Seekers notes is a game with beautiful graphics in which you can resolve more than 4.000 quests.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Martha Day
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "This game is highly challenging! If you're looking for a challeng, this is it! It's probably my favorite hidden object game because there are so many different things to explore."
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    #2Hidden City

    Hidden City

    Hidden city is the most popular hidden object game in the world. In a dark atmosphere that mixes magic with science work, your friend has dragged by black smoke. To rescue him, you have to resolve quests, explore dungeons and fight against monsters in different mini games.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Austin Cole
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "Hidden City is a free game but don't think it is not worth playing. If you love mystery, this is totally worth a try. I sometimes play it on my ipad to awaken my inner Sherlock Holmes! Well, maybe I'm exaggerating but it's still quite fun. "
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    #3CSI: Hidden Crimes

    CSI: Hidden Crimes

    Based on the popular TV series, CSI: hidden crimes will introduce you into the amazing world of crime investigation. You will be in crime scenes looking for evidence, analyze clues and interrogate suspects. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hannah Howard
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "This game is the worst I have ever played. It is extremely buggy and not so easy on the eyes. I deleted it from my iPad within 5 minutes."

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

Hidden object games are a subgenre of puzzle games. In hidden object games, the player is given a list of items that he must find within a picture. The scenes depicted in these kinds of games are purposely full of visual clutter to make it harder for the player to find the items, like the popular Where’s Waldo puzzle books. The strength of these point-and-click games relies on the story, which often veers into the dark side of the spectrum. The stories inject a sense of adventure into a mostly static game.

DID YOU KNOW?

Alice: Interactive Museum is the first hidden object game. Released in 1991 by Toshiba EMI, it was a point-and-click adventure game that was presented as a scavenger hunt. However, Mystery Case Files: Huntsville is credited with being the first hidden object game that set the tone and defined the genre. Huntsville was released in 2005, and since then Mystery Case Files have grown to include 16 other games in the series. Big Fish Studios, the game developer, estimates that since the release of the Huntsville, around 100 million people have downloaded MCF games. Hidden object games are popular in casual gaming, which in turn is the most preferred type of video game.

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    #4Castle Secrets: Hidden Object

    Castle Secrets: Hidden Object

    In Castle secrets: hidden object, there is a prophecy that predicts that the end is coming. To fight against this, you have to find objects hidden in a medieval castle. The game features mini-games and daily prizes.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Pamela Nguyen
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "This unusual puzzle game puts you under pressure to discover its hidden objects. You will be hooked by the daily mini-games and prizes offered each day!"
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    #5Time Gap

    Time Gap

    Awarded as the best hidden-object game of 2017, Time gap: hidden object mystery brings you the opportunity to explore different locations all over the world and know curious facts about Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Napoleon and Einstein.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Deborah Torres
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "Mystery game that offers some history. Entertaining adventure game that has a smooth feel."
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    #6Hidden Artifacts

    Hidden Artifacts
    Travel from London to Rome with the agents Alex and Rhianna and help them to solve different and intriguing cases. The game features quests, mini games and a fortune wheel to win daily bonus.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Juan Cruz
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "This is a cool game and I have a lot of fun playing it! It's a great time waster and easy to play for short amount of time while I wait for stuff."
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    #7Midnight Castle

    Midnight Castle

    Midnight Castle is game by Big Fish Games where you have to use the hidden objects you find on your way to the mysterious castle to solve its mysteries.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Heather Ramos
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "Midnight Castle is one of the best hidden object games for iPad. I truly enjoy playing whenever I have a couple of minutes to spare. There's always new objects being added for even more of a challenge."
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    #8Enigma Express

    Enigma Express

    In Enigma Express, Hannah Dakota investigates the robbery of eight mysterious objects. Follow her across the world in a game full of amazing characters and locations and with a very special music.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kathryn May
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "i enjoy that this game has its characters talking for the story line. No other game has this feature. I love the sound effects and the special effects. Also, like the feature I get to talk as well. Attractive backgrounds, appealing to the eye, draw me to certain games. I'm new to this game, so keep putting this much effort into your program. It truly is appreciated. I am having trouble with the connecting to server. I even removed the game and reinstalled and that function still doesn't work. Please look into it."
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    #9Coastal Hill: Seek Mystery

    Coastal Hill: Seek Mystery

    Coastal Hill: Seek Mystery is a hidden object mystery game developed by Tamalaki. Available on iOS devices, it features avatar customization, creating items and offline mode. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kate Willson
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "Unlike other games of the genre this one has actual fights with monsters (players should perform actions to banish the creatures) and character customization that has an effect on the game process."
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    #10Hidden Objects Collection

    Hidden Objects Collection

    Seven different stories are included in Hidden objects collection, a game in which you have to solve mysteries with Sherlock Holmes, Lewis Carroll's Alice and other characters. A travel across the world in different time periods that mixes fantasy, romance... and zombies.

    Games

    iOS

    Free

    Zachary Sullivan
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "For a simple but still challenging game that anyone can play, checkout Hidden Objects Collection app for iPad. It transports you in time and place to help solve mysteries with Sherlock Holmes, Alice from Alice in Wonderland and even Zombies. It has something to suit all players."
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    #11Hidden Objects: Twilight Town

    Hidden Objects: Twilight Town

    A mix of hidden objects and city building games, in Hidden objects: twilight town you will have one mission: investigate the death of your predecessor. As a detective, you will resolve ordinary management problems in a world full of ancient mysteries.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ajay Malhotra
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "Neat game with good graphics, you level up quick which refills lives and thus able to play longer, I didn't give a 5th star because you have to pay for some of the buildings to be fixed in order to search them which is fine but they are really expensive and so takes time to fix it Overall I would recommend the game."

Summary

Best What are the best hidden object games for iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Seekers NotesGames 17 Free
2Hidden CityGames 14 Free
3CSI: Hidden CrimesGames 12 Free
4Castle Secrets: Hidden ObjectGames 12 Free
5Time GapGames 10 Free
6Hidden ArtifactsGames 9 Free
7Midnight CastleGames 9 Free
8Enigma ExpressGames 5 Free
9Coastal Hill: Seek MysteryGames 3 Free
10Hidden Objects CollectionGames 3 Free
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