Mysteries abound in this new installment in the Criminal Case lineage that takes place in sunny Pacific Bay. Can you put your detective skills to the max and catch the killer before it is too late?
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|Name of the App||Criminal Case: Pacific Bay|
|Platform(s)||Android, iPhone, Tablet|
|App Cost||Free (In-App Purchases)|
|Google Play Rating||4.6|
|Age Group||Google Play: Teen|
|Gambling Content||No Gambling Content in Game Play|
Criminal Case: Pacific Bay takes off from its own previous installments to bring in new but also familiar gameplay into this hidden object mystery game. Players are faced with the murder of Christie Becker and will be teaming up with the Police of Pacific Bay in order to bring her killer to justice.
The main draw of this game comes a lot from the dialogue and how the game handles you putting the mystery together. While a large portion of it is simple hidden object puzzles, there are still plenty of context clews and other notes you can use to help bring the killer to justice. For fans of things like CSI or True Crime, it can make for a great experience.
The cast is likeable and the dialogue never feels cheap or artificial. Player’s won’t have their hands held in Criminal Case: Pacific Bay, but they also won’t be left out in the dark, either. The interrogation system is also a real delight for anyone looking to dive into the life of being a detective. Pacific Bay definitely has its problems from previous installments but, ultimately, it holds up quite well on its own.
Art and Sound Design
Like other Criminal Case games, Pacific Bay brings a sort of Grand Theft Auto style of and mixes it with a more visual novel style of presentation. Combined with the crisp and sometimes harsh sound design as well as voice-acting, it provides some truly great atmosphere for hunting down clues and solving mysteries.
Criminal Case: Pacific Bay has plenty to love about it for fans of adventure, crime serials or any of the other previous installments. They might not be the most clever cases to solve and you shouldn’t expect any kind of major twists or cinematic turns, but for anyone who is looking to play detective, Pacific Bay is another great installment and one that is definitely worth a look.