Hidden Through Time Review

"The Ultimate Adorable Search and Find"


March 9, 2020 at 10:11pm
By Jason Stettner

I wasn’t sure what to expect jumping into this game, and I have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised. This is a search and find game, an example of this style being a Where’s Waldo? book. Now, things are slightly more complicated here while still being as beautifully simplistic of a concept. What you’re looking to do is attempt to find certain objects across a wide range of levels.

The campaign is made up of a number of levels per historic era. The game features a great selection of eras and a pile of levels to play. You can spend quite a fair bit of time looking for things, and then take that even further after you’re done the campaign. That’s through the game’s multiplayer. This is an area where you can play on maps that others have created.

With that, the game also has a level creator that you can use. It’s easy to understand, and it’s simple to create whatever sort of level you want to make. It’s really quite interesting, and a tool that can really expand the experience further. I really do hope that they also aim to perhaps do minor updates with more objects afterward as this is one perfect experience. They really do get the just of what this concept is and beautifully modernize it within this gaming environment.


With each level there’s a map. They all carry some sort of theme whether it’s a medieval joust or some sort of Egyptian style structured area. On the levels are a selection of carefully hidden objects and you need to find them. If you’re having troubles you can skip ahead and then come back afterwards. You won’t lose what you’ve already found.

If you want to redo the levels, there’s an option to wipe progress as well. The objects each have a hint with them, and they’ve got some cleverly hidden objects in the campaign. It’s a very well done game, and a creative one. I also just absolutely love the aesthetic, it’s cute and just adorable looking. It’s also easy to play, and to understand.

Anyone can jump in and have a good time with this. I actually invited my mother to play it with me as it was nostalgic to some degree and we had some good laughs with it. There’s certainly some humor in this one, and they have a nice subtle motion to items or characters. Makes it feel more lively and realistic, simply a beautiful evolution to a classic book type of experience.
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The Conclusion

Hidden Through Time is a perfect search and find game featuring cute visuals mixed with very well done maps. You can spend many hours looking for items within the campaign that’s distinct across eras, or head online for more.

The online experience already has some gems pre-launch, and then the level creator could also just be used locally as well. It’s easy to understand, and create with. The game has a good variety to it, you could create some tricky setups and I had a lot of fun with this. It’s a very streamlined experience, not too hard to understand. It’s good for any type of audience and just generally an enjoyable time.

I loved the visuals, and the subtle motion was the perfect touch to make this come alive. They really nailed it and there’s nothing more I would expect from this type of game. It definitely surprised me as I have no issues or problems with any aspect of this.

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Hidden Through Time Review on Xbox One X
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Rating Overall: 10

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner