Hidden Expedition Everest is an excellent hidden object game.

Gameplay involves trying to find skillfully hidden objects in each scene from a random list provided, and the objective is to be the first to reach the summit.

Oh yes, the race is definitely on!

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In what must be one of the best incentives I've seen so far, instead of racing to find all of the objects required before a countdown timer runs out, in this game you are racing against three other teams.

In each level you will see your progress move along a scale at the bottom, as well as the other teams. As the game says, you do not want to be in last place!

You might expect that in a game like this, you'll be presented with scene after scene of snowscapes - nothing could be further from the truth. As part of the underlying plot, you have to chase all over the world to find various clues needed to... oh wait, I won't spoil it for you!

Like Titanic, there are also five jewels hidden in each scene and collecting 5 jewels will give you one extra hint that you can use in that level.

The hint system itself is one of the better ones I've seen. For one thing, you get to choose which item you want help with, and rather than highlight the object directly, it circles the area where it can be found.

One of the 'cool' (pun intended) features is the ability to unlock a video if you finish a level in first place. These are from Ed Viesturs real life climbing expeditions in the himalayas. The scenes themselves have some minor animations as well.

The ambient sounds are good and the music is quite suitable for the game, and not too annoying (though the sound played when you've found an object gets close after a while).

The between level puzzles are some of the hardest I've played, especially some of the jigsaw type puzzles (eg, the map!). There are also games where you need to find 20 objects of a particular type in a level while competing against the other teams.

It's a great game - get it!

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