Game Review: Infected: The Twin Vaccine

Monday 1 April 2013

I love Hidden Object Games. I am addicted to them. If you ever read my OLD blog then you may know this already because I wrote a couple of Hidden Object Game (HOG) reviews there. This is my first on this blog, and I am super excited about it because it's actually the first HOG that I have played in a long time! 

For those of you who probably have NO idea what I am talking about I'll give you the basic idea of a HOG. It's basically some kind of mystery that you have to solve by finding objects and then using them to unlock puzzles that progress the story line. They are the perfect kind of 'casual games' for people that want to play more games but don't have a lot of time. 

I don't know about anyone else who plays these games but I tend to find that once I have started one, I HAVE to finish it all in one sitting. This is mainly because I am super impatient and have to find out what happens in the end! Anyway back to this game in particular, here is what Big Fish Games says this game is about:

'Search for a missing girl who holds the key to stopping a global epidemic in Infected: The Twin Vaccine! A new breed of virus has spread throughout the City of Oxford forcing the area to be quarantined. The first reported case of the virus was found in 6 year old twin sisters Tiffany & Theresa Morrisey. Tiffany never survived the infection but Theresa made a full recovery and is now believed to be the key to finding a cure. In the chaos of a city-wide evacuation, Theresa has gone missing. You must travel back to the abandoned city of Oxford to find her before the virus spreads globally. Though be’re not the only one back in town.'

I actually picked this game up in a 2 for £15 offer at GAME, and I was super excited to start playing it. Initially I thought it was about zombies, oh how wrong I was!

One of the best things about this game was that before you started playing you could set your difficulty levels and how quickly your hints would regenerate! I am fairly good at these games but sometimes I have a complete moment of brain malfunction, where I can't seem to find an object (even if it's right in front of me) so having quicker regenerating hints is a great help.

The description above pretty much tells you what the game is about, the plot is fairly interesting and is revealed at a good pace. I didn't find any points that I was particularly annoyed with the pace.

Another great thing about this game was that it wasn't too hard! It drives me NUTS when I am playing a game with an amazing story and it gets too difficult for me to continue playing, then I never find out what happens! Not only did I manage to complete this game, I finished it in a few hours and even managed to play the bonus chapter! I definitely think that these kinds of games are for everyone and this one was certainly up there with the best ones that I have played. 

If you want to know more about Hidden Object Games then check out Big Fish Games! Also if you want to start playing HOG I definitely recommend Phantasmat as it is my all time favourite Game of this genre!
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  1. I am a major HOG fan! I used to review a few for my student newspaper! Never heard of this one. Will have to check it out!

    1. Just another thing we have in common! haha ;) What's your favourite HOG?

  2. I clearly have to try this out, thanks for the recommendation and sharing the review! Mystery style games (and any kind of puzzle solver style games too) can be really great fun!