The Artifex Mundi wheels are turning faster, as we receive the second hidden object game from them in the space of a month. Hot on the heels of Persian Nights 2: The Moonlight Veil, we get the third in the Demon Hunter series, with Demon Hunter: Revelation.
Demon Hunter: Revelation is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Switch, following on from an older release on PC.
If you’re an Artifex fan, you know what you’re getting here: more find-the-object shenanigans, with a sprinkling of puzzles and graphical adventure stuff to keep things moving. If you’ve got the talent of finding lost keys before anyone else, you’re probably well set up to enjoy an Artifex Mundi hidden object game.
This one continues from where the terribly named Demon Hunter 2: A New Chapter left off, with the Beast From Another Dimension defeated, and your character – Dawn Harlock – dragged out of retirement to solve another case steeped in occultery. Artifex normally do a fine job of onboarding anyone who hasn’t been exposed to the previous games in a series, so it should be fine to pick things up here.
You are a paranormal investigator who has stepped into a murder and missing-person case. A mother has been killed, and the daughter is missing (my money’s on her). As the case progresses, it becomes clear that you and your origin may be intertwined with the tale. Cue various dun-dun-dun moments.
Artifex Mundi are at their best, in this humble reviewer’s opinion, when they embrace the theatrics and aim for overblown, fantastical tales with the tongue firmly in the cheek. Hopefully Demon Hunter: Revelation is in that category.
It’s certainly got the stuff that hidden object enthusiasts demand. Persian Nights 2: The Moonlight Veil fell foul of not actually having that much in the way of hidden object puzzles, but Demon Hunter 3 boasts 21, and there are an additional 23 minigames/puzzles for you to solve (or skip, thanks to the handy hint feature). Expect a review shortly to see if Demon Hunter: Revelation is one of the better ones.
Having defeated the Beast from another dimension, Dawn Harlock had hoped to spend the rest of her life in peace. However, circumstances have placed the life of a child at stake and brought her out of retirement to once again solve supernatural riddles and hunt hellish demons. Can the world’s foremost paranormal detective muster the courage to follow the dark path and face off against an enemy from beyond? With you as her guide, she stands a chance. The protagonist will once more don her detective hat to investigate a mysterious case. A woman was murdered and her daughter disappeared under strange circumstances. Is this a random crime, or is something sinister lurking behind it? Dawn slowly starts to suspect that a terrifying force is at work. Indeed, the supernatural events might have more to do with her own mysterious origin than she would have wanted.