family mysteries 2 xbox

Flipping heck, Artifex Mundi, it’s been less than a month since your last hidden object release, while Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises, the first in the series, only came out in August. Relax! Pre-order Cyberpunk and give yourself a few duvet days! Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow is out now on Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.

Having played the first game, we can confirm that something utterly bonkers has happened. In Poisonous Promises, you played a CSI agent, solving the death of a woman on a yacht, and everything was melodramatic but still grounded, like a Mexican telenovela. This time, though, things have completely jumped the shark: we’re talking a cybernetically enhanced time traveller kidnapping your wife, and you’re going to make your own time travel machine to get her back.

We don’t quite know what to make of that. Normally the time-travelling comes in the seventh or eighth installment. The Fast & Furious movies are on their ninth iteration and they haven’t even gone into space yet. We can’t wait to see how crazy this hidden object game gets. 

If you haven’t played a hidden object game from Artifex Mundi, then who knows if this is the right jumping on point. They are certainly at their best when they’re camp, so things are going well so far. 

You will be working your way from room to room, spotting items to pick up. These items can be used on one another like a graphic adventure, or can be used on the world to unlock Layton-esque puzzles. Occasionally, you will find the hidden object scenes, which show you a messy room and ask you to find specific items within it. Think Where’s Wally? but with trinkets, nick-nacks and doodads. Want to know how all that comes together? Our full review of Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow on Xbox One will be thrust towards your eyes soon.

Features include:

  • Grandiose sci-fi spectacle in the world of tomorrow!
  • Test your hacking abilities in over 35 minigames!
  • Keep your eyes open in nearly 23 HO scenes!
  • Access 35 masterfully designed areas!
  • Carefully knitted Bonus Adventure full of additional content!

Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow is out now on Xbox One and will cost you £12.49 from the Xbox Store. It’s also out on PS4 and Switch.

You’ll also find it available as part of an Artifex triple pack containing the new game alongside both Modern Tales: Age of Invention and Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink. That pack will set you back £29.99 in cash. 

Game Description:

Get ready for thrilling sci-fi adventure in the big city, which offers riveting and refreshing approach to the hidden object puzzle adventure genre. “Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow” is an emotional cyberpunkish ride with a hint of romance that takes you straight into not-too-distant future. When the cybernetically-enhanced time traveler kidnaps your wife, and someone tries to frame you for the crime you didn’t commit, the world suddenly turns upside down. It’s time to take things into your own hands and prove your mettle. As a resourceful scientist you still have a few aces up your sleeve! Second part of the Family Mysteries series introduces a post-apocalyptic vision of dystopian future where human race is at the brink of extinction. You’ll be dealing with high-tech, mutinous software as well as bunch of challenging riddles and – as usual – exigent hidden object scenes. Exonerate yourself, discover the secret of the mysterious fugitive from the future, and save your marriage. The future and the past are in your hands!

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