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Castle: Never Judge a Book by its Cover

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Castle: Never Judge a Book by its Cover is an investigative adventure game that will immerse casual players into the thrilling exploits of famous mystery novelist Richard Castle and Detective Kate Beckett. Over the span of five chapters the player will be tasked with finding evidence, tracking down suspects, and uncovering the truth behind the copycat killer responsible for staging murder scenes depicted in his novels.

  • Interact with actual characters from the TV show.
  • First-rate visuals, dynamic sounds and immersive gameplay.
  • Adventure style navigation and interaction.
  • Persistent inventory with collectable items and usage puzzles.
  • 15 unique hidden object scenes and 15 unique puzzles.
Release date
Gunnar Games
GameMill, Viva Meda
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Macintosh® OS X 10.6 – 10.9
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo processor 1.0GHz or faster
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 64MB VRAM
  • Storage: 400 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: The supported language for Castle on MAC OS X is only English.

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® processor (or equivalent AMD processor) 500MHz or faster
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX® compatible 16-bit video card with 16MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0a
  • Storage: 400 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible sound card
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Castle: Never judge a Book by its Cover is a Hidden Object game based on the Crime Series "Castle." The Main Character Richard Castle is a successful Writer who lives with his Mother and Daughter and helps Police with Murder Finds. The Hidden Object Game is therefore especially recommended for People who know and/or like the Series. Personally, I've only watched the Series once and still played through the Game in one Piece (around 5 1/2 Hours), I also liked it very much on the Whole. The Story and Handling is not complex and anyone who carefully reads the sometimes completely superfluous Texts will quickly come to the Killer. There are actually no Surprises and/or exciting Twists. The Hidden Obmallows may not be particularly heavy or so "crowded" that you can't find it anymore, but the Mini-games and Puzzles really have it in them. I Usually mirror Eyelic Images of Artifex Mundi (Nightmares from the Deep/The Time Mysteries/Enigmatis/etc) and am therefore always accustomed to similar Puzzles and Mini-games. The ones in "Castle," however, are very original, varied and sometimes really tricky. I bought this Game in The Bundle with 7 more games for around €9, alone it would cost 9.99bums-And I am more than satisfied with both the Price and the Volume delivered and can therefore recommend this Game to others!
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Since I like to evaluate according to the + scheme, this Comes right to the beginning: Positively + Beautifully designed Search Pictures + Cheap Purchase price Negativ-Hint system can become a Spoiler, you click on the Button and get a complete Step Sequence Presented right away, I would have just wanted to know at times what scene it goes on in. -Sometimes illogical Actions (You can find a Pocket with broken Zipper at one location, which you could also simply open with Your fingers, instead you can look for a Slider For the zipper at other Locations via Detours to make it on the Bag ) -Boring Characters-Longer Dialogues in Text Form (spoken Dialogues would have breathed much more Life into the Game and the Protagonists and helped me as a Player stay better awake.)-Sometimes annoying Background music-Intermediate Puzzles sometimes Incongruous, though schafficable but still too demanding for "Intermediate" as a Result, you can quickly lose the common Thread of History and have to read the case book. I know it's a point-and-click game and not an action hit but if you've played Secret Act 3, for example, like me, you notice what could be better at Castle. Since the negative Points outweigh me, I can't make a Buy Recommendation, but that's not supposed to stop anyone from indulging in the Game, I personally don't like it. Lg
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