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Best Hidden Object Games for Mac

I’m supposed to write an intro for the best Hidden Object games for Mac here. But look, I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a guy for these titles. My editor made me play them. (Editor’s note: this is preposterous, each team member is free to choose their project before they commit.)

I’m supposed to evaluate the genre by weighing in user expectations and what the objective consensus agrees a good game represents. Hidden object games are played by most people on phones, which is something I just don’t do. But also: I don’t know if this is some kind of Stockholm syndrome, but I’m starting to have fun. 

So I propose something different. I did my research on which the best games are according to users, but I can also tell you what they look like from the eyes of a beginner. Let’s dig in!

Latest Hidden Object Games

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    I’m on Observation Duty 6

    I'm on Observation Duty 6

    I’m on Observation Duty 6’s name sounds like some voyeur’s dream. Normally I wouldn’t even read more about it, but I honestly put it up here as a standout in the horror puzzle genre. Out of all of them, this one made the most impression on me, probably because of my penchant for suspense.

    The genre is stale as far as gameplay elements go, so it’s pretty difficult to make something that differentiates from the rest. Here you monitor live security footage in various eerie backgrounds and try to spot anomalies such as moving objects or ghostly figures. This then escalates into a boiling pot where you have to report the abnormalities fast or they will overwhelm you. The most enjoyable aspect for me – the game’s twist to keep it fresh – is the randomized anomaly occurrences which keep you out of the monotone.

    GameI’m on Observation Duty 6
    macOS supportYes
    Alternative methods to play on MacBoot Camp
    Platforms and operational systemsWindows, macOS, Linux
    GenreHidden Object, Puzzle, Psychological Horror
    MultiplayerNo
    Single-PlayerYes
    Modding supportNo
    Performance on Mac (The game runs well even on older and weaker Macs)
    Graphics
    Gameplay