The Case of the Golden Idol

A new kind of detective game that allows you to think and investigate freely. Discover clues surrounding 12 strange and gruesome deaths and build your own theory. Pick your suspect, deduce the motive, unmask the awful truth.

Investigate Gruesome Crimes

Step into the shoes of an 18th century detective and uncover the mystery behind twelve strange deaths spanning 40 years, all somehow connected.
Unmask the true killers in this sprawling narrative and discover their devious motives.

Piece Together the Plot

Observe closely and reconstruct each scene of death. Your skills of deduction can identify each suspect, motive and murder weapon.

Uncover the Conspiracy

Reveal the true nature of the mysterious Golden Idol and those who covet it.
Follow the journey of a cursed aristocratic family as you untangle a web of deceit and villainy in your hunt for the truth behind this dark conspiracy.
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Available Achievements

Solved first case
10 XP
Solved second case
90 XP
Solved eleventh case
100 XP
Solved The Spider of Lanka 1st Case
40 XP
Solved The Spider of Lanka 2nd Case
80 XP

The Case of the Golden Idol DLC & Add-Ons

The Case of the Golden Idol Ratings & Reviews

  • 96%
    Critics Recommend
  • 87
    Top Critic Average
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    OpenCritic Rating
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by Christopher Livingston
89 / 100
A challenging and inventive set of mysteries to solve tied together with a brilliant storyline.
by Alexis Ong
Witty, observationalist writing and a hands-off approach to deduction elevate this excellent period murder-mystery to a singular work.
by Simon Parkin
A treasure inspires murder, and your job as detective is to piece together the crime in this addictive 18th-century whodunnit
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The Case of the Golden Idol System Requirements



OS versionWindows 7
OS versionWindows 10
CPU1.7 GHz Dual Core
CPUIntel Core i5-4200M @ 2.5GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4600
GPUGeForce GTX 1050
DirectXDirectX 12
Storage300 MB available space
Storage300 MB available space
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English
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