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10 best hidden object games for Android

Hidden object games are a subgenre of puzzle games that people seem to like. You can find the best ones on Android here!

Published onJuly 14, 2021

Seekers Notes best hidden object games for Android

Hidden object games are a subgenre of puzzle games. They are also pretty popular. In most hidden object games, you hunt around an area for items that help you proceed through the game. Most games in the genre also have an element of mystery to them since you don’t know why you’re solving all of these puzzles. The games are easier to make than most and have seen great success as web-based games. Still, there are some great options for mobile. Here are the best hidden object games for Android.

The best hidden object games for Android

Artifex Mundi games

Price: Free to play / Varies

Artifex Mundi is a developer on Google Play with several good hidden object games. Some good options include the Enigmatis series, the Unsolved series, The Dreamatorium series, the Grim Legends series, the Lost Grimoire series, and several others. Most of this studio’s games play similarly. Each series has something that sets it apart from the rest, but they are otherwise fairly typical hidden object titles. In addition, most of their premium games are available on Google Play Pass for free if you use it. The studio basically only does these types of games and most of them are pretty good.

G5 Entertainment games

Price: Free to play

G5 Entertainment is another developer on Google Play with several very respectable hidden object games. This studio likes to blend the hidden object genre with others. For instance, several of the studio’s games have both match-3 and hidden object elements. The games to check out from G5 include Sherlock: Mystery, Homicide Squad: New York Cases, Crime Mystery, and a few others. The only major complaint is how grindy the games get after a period of time. The repetition has chased away players before.

Hidden Folks

Price: $4.99

Hidden Folks is kind of like an indie version of Where’s Waldo. Sure, this technically hidden people and not hidden objects, but the rules are the same. You get drone-level views of a landscape. From there, you find the person the game tells you to find. The game features 32 areas, over 300 targets to find, 500 unique interactions, and three color modes (black and white, sepia, and night mode). The game takes place in black and white, but everything is hand-drawn so it gives it a nice look. Plus, this one goes for $4.99 with no in-app purchases or ads.

Haiku Games

Price: Free to play

Haiku Games is a developer on Google Play. The studio is best known for its Adventure Escape series. The series is an adventure-mystery game that includes elements of mystery, adventure, escape room, and hidden objects. Players progress through the game by solving riddles and puzzles, finding items, and orchestrating their escape. There are 14 games in the series and they’re all pretty good. The only issue is that some games rely on more on hidden object mechanics than others, so those looking for pure hidden object games may be disappointed by all of the other game play elements. Haiku Games also does the Solve It series, but that one features no hidden object mechanics.

Pearl’s Peril

Price: Free to play

Pearls Peril screenshot 2021

Pearl’s Peril is a classic hidden object game. The game takes place in the 1930s with Pearl. The player takes Pearl through hundreds of scenes to find the hidden objects. This one is a great example of a typical hidden object game. The whole point is to find all of the objects in the scene. There is an underlying story to play through as well and it’s pretty decent. You also get a private estate to decorate with items you pick up through the course of the game. It’s free to play, but not annoying with microtransactions. The energy system is a bit restricting, but otherwise everything works nicely.

Mad Head Games

Price: Free / Varies

Mad Head Games is another developer on Google Play with several good hidden object games. You’ll want to check out the Adam Wolfe series along with the Wanderlust series. The developer has several other games in the franchise as well. The games all have similar bones. Each one has a few dozen levels, good hidden object mechanics, a story, and some other mechanics to spice things up a bit. The games are a bit short, but you can buy them outright with microtransactions. So far, the only complaints we’ve seen include some bugs that occasionally prevent folks from finishing the games.

Midva Games

Price: Free / Varies

Midva is one of the bigger names in hidden object games. Its Hidden Objects series has well over a dozen games and people seem to like them. Each game has hundreds (sometimes over 1,000) of objects to find, good graphics, a kids mode, and a hint system. These are pure hidden object games with very little else to do. The studio also has some one-offs such as Playbook, an adventure-mystery game with multiple endings and hidden object mechanics. You really can’t go wrong with any of them. The only bad part is that they haven’t been updated since 2019. They still work well in 2021, but we hope the developers give these an update sooner rather than later.

Mystery of Coastal Hill City

Price: Free to play

Mystery of Coastal Hill City is a decent standalone hidden objects game. It also has adventure, puzzle, and fashion elements. Players move through the levels to solve the various puzzles and continue through the story. You also get an avatar and a house to dress up and renovate, respectively. The story revolves around the town of Coastal Hill, where things look normal on the surface but have some secrets for you to uncover. The microtransactions get a little aggressive once you hit the endgame, but everything is doable without any money. It just takes more time.

The Room series (four games)

Price: $0.99-$4.99 each

The Room is one of the best puzzle games in the history of mobile. They all blend together the escape room with the hidden object genres with some excellent results. Players start in a room and solve clever little puzzles to eventually leave the room. You also search for objects to use to solve other puzzles. Each game has excellent graphics (for its time), very clever puzzles, and more. The later games also includes cloud saving and achievements. You can get the whole series for about $10 these days and it’s honestly $10 well spent. The only thing is that they aren’t pure hidden object games, so people who like that may be disappointed with the escape room portion of the mechanics.

Seekers Notes

Price: Free to play

Seekers Notes screenshot

Seekers Notes is a pretty good hidden object game. And it’s a rather typical one. Players move from level to level finding all of the hidden objects. This game has been around for years and includes 9,500 total quests, 1130 collections, the ability to craft items, guilds so you can play with friends, and more. It’s one of the bigger hidden object games on mobile. For the most part, this is right up there with Pearl’s Peril as one of the pinnacle hidden object games. However, some long-time players are disappointed with newer updates in the game.

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