I’d have to say when it comes to hidden object mystery games, Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts is one of the better ones I have run across. Mildly scary without being too creepy. The hidden objects are fairly easy to find, and there are not as many of the logic puzzles we tend to run across in these games. There is lots of back and forth between the areas, though, but that is also part of the storyline.
In Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts we are in a setting that looks to be possibly in the Edwardian Period. There are electric lights, but we arrive at a disheveled estate via coach. We were contacted by a barrister, so most likely the story is set in England. We have supposedly inherited this old place. There is more than meets the eye to this, though. Once we are able to get inside, we are contacted by the spirit of our dearly departed mother via an old mirror. You see, we have a talent to be able to shift from the mortal realm to the ghost realm, and not only can we do that, we can move objects between them by hiding them from the ghosts on the other side. So, we’ll do lots of moving between the rooms in the manor on both sides of the veil, and it seems that now every night is Samhain for us.
This is a pretty enjoyable game, and a fun diversion, and it somewhat reminds me of period mysteries like those written by Elizabeth Peters, but without the Egyptian settings. If you like an Edwardian mystery, and can’t tune into Downton Abbey, then this game might just be where you need to go.