Red Crimes: Hidden Murdersby Aethyna Jun 29, 2018 | 1 Votes | 2 Played | 0 Reviews 9 rate In this game, you get to play as the newly-appointed chief of police for the district of Rouxville. However, being the hands-on type of chief that you are, you’ll go into the field with your team of officers in solving various homicide cases that happened within your jurisdiction. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Red Crimes: Hidden Murders is a crime investigation-themed hidden object game that will delight fans of CSI games and the like! In this game, you get to play as the newly-appointed chief of police for the district of Rouxville. However, being the hands-on type of chief that you are, you’ll go into the field with your team of officers in solving various homicide cases that happened within your jurisdiction by scouring crime scenes for clues, analyzing evidence, and even performing your own autopsies.
The chief of police, Chief Kelly, of Rouxville was brutally murdered, and as his replacement, your first case is to solve his murder. The former Chief wasn’t exactly a beloved boss though, and he was dirty through and through. Many of the officers at the station were secretly glad to see him gone… experienced homicide detective, Detective Red, is one of them.
Taking over as district chief of police isn’t an easy task, however! You’ll need to form a strong team of officers you can rely on to ensure that your district is the safest there is!
To begin your career as district chief, you’ll need to sign-up first. Unlike many generic and dull-looking sign-up/ login screen, Red Crimes turn the entire process into some sort of an agent enrollment. After inputting your details, you’ll get your cop badge and you’re ready to start solving crimes!
Being a crime investigation hidden object game, you’d probably be expecting a game that’s similar to Criminal Case and in some ways, you won’t be wrong. Here, you’ll also be finding hidden objects in various crime scenes in hopes of finding an evidence or two that you can then bag for the lab. There are hints that you can use if you can’t find the items you need, and there’s also a combo meter which you can make use of to earn a higher score. The combo meter drains quite slowly so it’s easier to maintain your combo multipliers here as long as you don’t tap incorrectly.
Unlike the former though, this game has only 1 hidden object scene and thus, you can expect to return to the scene a few more times as the case progresses. So far, I’ve been sent back at twice at most, but it’s still possible that the game may present more crime scenes in later cases.
Not to mention, this game focuses a lot more on the mini-games, making each one of them so much more entertaining to play. For example, you can choose to perform your own autopsy on the victim’s corpse; to retrieve vital evidence, such as bullet fragments, from the wounds. The autopsy feels very in-depth and immersive. In fact, in some way, I’d say this mini-game does feel like it’s designed for educational purposes (perhaps for a forensic science course) rather than a game. However, it’s not for the easily-grossed out though!
Another mini-game type that I think is worth mentioning is its matching game, be it performing ballistic analysis or matching fingerprints. The tasks you need to do require a certain amount of mental effort and observational power since they are actual match-based puzzles. The variety of mini-games in Red Crimes: Hidden Murders is impressive as well! From scanning a gun for its filed off serial numbers to rotating 3D items to find shiny spots to tap on, this game turns its mini-games into stuff that you actually look forward to playing.
Every evidence, clue or analysis result you get is then tacked on a case board, which frankly speaking, is a much nicer way of presenting a case than simply a folder.
As opposed to many hidden object games which force their players to wait hours for an “analysis” to complete, Red Crimes does away with all of that by allowing you to perform the tasks yourself. However, to make sure that players don’t just blaze through all the cases, the game implements a rather unique energy system.
As the police chief, you can hire new officers to join your team. Every officer comes with their own specialty in the CSI field, and has their own energy bars. Every analysis you do will require you to assign at least a police officer with sufficient energy points, regardless of whether you perform the analysis yourself or not. As such, the more officers you have in your team, the faster you can play the game. Assigning the correct officers to their respective specialized tasks will also reward you with bonuses.
Aside from getting more officers (they come in the form of figurines), you can also upgrade existing members of your team with character cards. Cards, like figurines, are obtained from supply boxes. These boxes are, in turn, obtained by completing stages in your case or replaying a crime scene.
There’s a simulation aspect to this game as well. As the chief, you have your very own police station to operate from. However, the station has fallen in disrepair (somewhat) and needs some “remodeling”, a.k.a. upgrading. As you level your building, you’ll gradually unlock access to other cases, new zones within your district, and a higher chance of getting better officers for your team.
Interestingly, the zones you can unlock in Red Crimes can, from time to time, offer missions, minor cases and special events that you can complete for extra rewards. You can also assign your officers to patrol the zones you’ve unlocked in hopes to deter criminals. If you managed to so, the mayor will then pay you a nice bonus for a job well-done. Like analyzing pieces of evidence, patrolling consumes energy too, and as such, you’ll want to assign officers with at least some energy to patrol duty.
Red Crimes: Hidden Murders is a freemium game and naturally, it has an in-app store. You can buy more premium currency (gold coins) and game cash here. There are also special bundles like a starter kit which will grant you game cash and a police dog figurine in addition to the gold coins. You can watch video ads to get some gold for free as well.
Unlike Criminal Case, this game isn’t a very social game. There’s no friends list here or is there a need for one. Red Crimes is just a solid, single-player hidden object game.
The visuals in this game are really sharp and clear. This is especially useful in scenes but it, by no means, make the game any easier to play. It’s sufficiently challenging, I’d say. In terms of sound, there is no background music per se, but the game has nice ambiance and makes good use of sound effects.
In a nutshell, Red Crimes: Hidden Murders is a really entertaining crime investigation-themed hidden object adventure that will most definitely appeal to fans of games like Criminal Case. It places a lot more focus on the analytical aspect of the CSI process and that’s something that I, being a huge fan of CSI shows, can hugely appreciate. The game is free to play and can be downloaded to Android devices only. Find Games Like Red Crimes: Hidden Murders