Hey, all! Welcome back to yet another mobile phone game review! In light of the Halloween season, I have an eerie mystery/horror game for you to check out this week. As I may have already mentioned in one of my previous review posts, I’m a huge fan of mysteries and crime stories, especially during this time of year. I guess it has something to do with me watching shows like Unsolved Mysteries with Robert Stack when I was only 7 years old. All you 90s kids who used to watch Lifetime during the day will know what I’m talking about.
Anyway, the name of the game I have for you this week is titled: Sara Is Missing. Now, given the story, clues, and key points that this game presents, I don’t want to reveal too much and risk spoiling the whole experience for you. So, I’m going to give you just the bare minimum overview of the game and what it’s about. From there, I leave it up to you to download the game (for free) and discover the truth behind the game’s burning question, which is: What happened to Sara?
What is it?
Sara Is Missing is a mobile mystery game that was released back in 2017 for both Android and iOS users. The game is set up like this: 24-year-old Sara Young has vanished under mysterious circumstances, and the only lead you have to go on is her mobile phone, which she left behind. So, you as the player/ protagonist must find out what happened to Sara by using only the contents/clues left in her phone. Since you have her phone, you can view Sara's messages, notes, emails, pictures, and videos.
However, not every clue will be automatically made available to you. Just like a real phone, there are some apps, messages, and files that are password protected or have since been deleted. You must find a way to bypass these obstructions and access all the necessary info/data in order to uncover the truth behind Sara’s suspicious disappearance.
Through various multiple-choice options, mysterious NPC phone calls/messages, and a few subtle jump scares, Sara Is Missing takes you down a dark path of deception, mystery, and intrigue.
What did you think?
First of all, I loved the idea of the game’s interface just being a home screen of someone else’s phone. I thought this was a pretty unique idea that was quite fitting for a mystery game like this. Instead of playing as a third-person searching around town for clues, the clues are in the phone itself, and only require you to use your typical, everyday touch screen skills to find them.
Secondly, the story itself was very well thought out and I kind of got this eerie feeling from it that I thought only movies could deliver to me at this point. After all, I’ve been watching movies like Halloween and Seven from a very young age. So, for a game to give me this feeling, you know it has to be legit creepy.
Overall, I really enjoyed playing Sara Is Missing. Although the story was pretty short (just because I couldn’t stop playing it), I liked the format of the game and it did a good job of keeping me on my toes with its random jump scares. It helps when the voice acting is pretty realistic as well.
Would you recommend this game?
I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a clever whodunit mystery game that enables you to solve a crime using both clues and intellect. Sara Is Missing does a solid job of presenting you with the plot behind the mystery and giving you all the tools to solve it, without introducing too many complex elements.
The mysterious messages, videos, and phone calls really make you think what’s happening is real and there are even times when you tend to forget that you’re playing a game. So, if you feel like solving a creepy mystery this Halloween, I highly recommend that you investigate Sara Is Missing further. The only thing I don’t recommend is that you play it in the middle of the night!
Again, I want to thank you for tuning into this newest mobile phone game review. Ever since I took up this series, I actually find myself looking forward to these little reviews. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun to play these games, but I think it’s equally as fun to share them with someone who I think will really enjoy playing them as much as I have.
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Until we meet again,
Vince the Prince