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Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes Collector's Edition Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes Collector's Edition

You can stop the impending disaster - if you track down the stolen runes!
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User rating: 28 (93%) 2 (7%) 22 comments

Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes Collector's Edition was available as a giveaway on May 22, 2022!

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The gates to another world will open soon! You can stop the impending disaster - if you track down the stolen runes! Vanessa is the only heiress of Abraham Van Helsinga, a member of the secret order of light guarding world peace. And now she has to find the stolen runes that were sealed inside the gate, behind which lurks an ancient evil.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.6 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 687 MB

Publisher:

ToomkyGames

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/8102/portal-of-evil-collectors-edition/

File Size:

766 MB

Price:

$13.99

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#9

Thank you to the community for all the help and suggestion made with respect to MJ's problem.

regards
W.R.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes Collector's Edition:
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In Brief:
Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes is a hidden object game with lots of mini games and locations to visit. The Steam community give the collectors Edition an overall very positive reception from over 270 community reviews HERE .
Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes Collector's Edition first was given away on the 17th November 2019 where it received a first time ever positive 100% from 23 votes with 20 comments which you can see HERE and again on the 13th December 2020 where it received a positive 92% from 26 votes with 8 comments which you can see HERE
You can see a few videos of game play HERE, HERE and one via the Steam store page HERE.
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You can also see some Steam community reviews of the game HERE, Big Fish Community members feedback HERE and HERE as well as a FULL review of the standard edition via Gamezebo HERE

You'll find a written walkthrough HERE.
Conclusion:
I spend a good hour writing a conclusion for this game because it's one of those rare HOG's that I actually enjoyed playing. As I've mentioned countless times, I don't particularly enjoy playing HOG's these days preferring something with a little more action such as a match 3, Shmup, Breakout or tower Defence or one of those psychedelic oriented games. Unfortunately I forgot to re sign into my admin account, which had timed out by the time I'd finished writing the conclusion; so, when I went to post my conclusion, it was lost to the ether.

All I'm going to say this time; is that if you've not got it from previous giveaways, then grab it now; it's definitely one of the better HOG's with lots of content, a story, and the collectors edition to boot, with concept art, music tracks that complement the cut scenes, devilishly good mini games and wallpapers for your desktop. On top of that it is the only game ever to receive a positive 100% community rating (though the result is a little skewed when comparing it to the results of games given away ten years ago, where we'd often get several hundred votes and still get a decent 90% plus positive ratings. That's not said to demean the result when this was first given away back in December 2019; but just to inform you of how things have changed over the years since the financial crisis hit the world on 2008.
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Whiterabbit-uk,


You'll find regularly updated details of all the reasonable game deals and freebies that I can find from Steam (via Steam DB), The Humble Bundles, Epic Games freebies, Amazon Prime Gaming freebies, Indie Gala freebies, Fanatical Games Bundles, CD Keys and occasionally Good Old Games free deals, Groupees and other places, as well as the Free game Project over in the forums. HERE.
Updates over the last few days

One of the Humble Bundles has been removed (The Kalypso Bundle) and new bundle has been added called Springtide Indies Bundle


The Dungeons and Dragons table top game called 'Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation' has finally been removed from the Steam store permanently yesterday evening and will not be available anywhere Though it may still be possible to buy keys from various Steam key outlets. Once a game has been removed; those outlets soon exhaust their supply. Once that happens you won't see the game on sale again.

The mystery game I mentioned last week that has arrived in the Epic Games freebie section is the excellent looter shooter Borderlands 3; it's a great game to play with friends cooperatively. The other game that was meant to be included this week i.e. the futuristic automobile racing game Redout: Enhanced Edition was not given away.

Stellaris an atmospheric procedurally generated 4x sandbox grand strategy game with a Sci Fi theme is free to play until 6pm Uk/1pm Eastern on Monday over on Steam HERE. While it's still free you can post your comments in the review section or the activity feed. Once it reverts to a paid for game, you'll be locked out of the comments unless you purchase the game. It's on sale with 80% off until the free weekend ends. What I don't like about the game is the extensive list of 18 paid for DLC's that cost between £4.99 to £15.99, though most of those are on sale at the moment as well (between 30 to 75% off)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Whiterabbit-uk,


I took over 50 screen captures, but had to pare them down. The following were some I'd removed from the short review above, but decided to post them in a separate comment to give a little more impact.
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Whiterabbit-uk,


Notes on Security
Unfortunately there is no security scan result today. The installed game is 825MB in size, so it wasn't possible to upload the installed game to Virus Total using the free version. The giveaway team always check any game before it is added to their download servers; they have never given away a game infected with malware since the game side of the project started early in December 2006.

That said, If you're not sure of the games efficacy and want to be absolutely sure that the game is safe to install, please use a sandbox program first, to check that the game is safe to install before installing it to your C drive or other drives on your computer (assuming you have more than one drive).

Personally I've never had any issues with any of falcowares games, even when the Falcoware installer was included.

There are free sandbox programs such as Sanboxie, GeSWall, BitBox, Windows Sandbox, Bufferzone (a six month commercial license was given away via the applications side of the project back in December 2009 HERE), Shadowzone, as well as others. (You'll find them all on the same page from Techwhoop.
You can see the results of the installed games scan via the following link:

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#10

I'm not usually much on HOGs, but this one works for me: great, lush rich graphics, 2 difficulty levels, plenty of hints, not timed, and, being a Collector's Edition, a strategy guide (which I usually wind up needing for these games).

Thanks, all!

Reply   |   Comment by Delilah  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

No need to use social media or email to download today. I'm a happy camper. Thank you Toomky and GGAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Sid  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Sid, I usually share the giveaways on my Facebook page because there are some friends who like these casual type games. Money is tight for some right now but the price of free is right for many :)

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

I'm wondering if the mini-games can be skipped. I seldom enjoy them - maybe because I am not good at them - and sometimes get stuck. So, I like being able to move on without completing them.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

kalmly, the mini=games can be skipped once the 'skip' button charges, but here's another suggestion: since you say you're not good at them, this game has a strategy guide built in that shows you how to solve each mini-game. Although you definitely want to try solving without the guide, it's possible that consulting the guide when you are truly stuck will actually teach you how to approach those types of games and make it easier for you the next time!

Reply   |   Comment by neme  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

kalmly, Yes you can.

Reply   |   Comment by Sid  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Unlike my longtime friend WhiteRabbit, I love HOG/Adventure Games (high on adventure/puzzle solving and lighter on HO) and this is a good one! And an advantage of getting older is that even though this was given away before, it still plays fresh for me :). Installed fine on Win 10 and so far playing smoothly. I really prefer games, like this one, that have interactive maps, and as a bonus, there's a strategy guide/walkthrough right in the game if I should really get stuck. Overall, a thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by neme  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Just wanted to add that a minor peeve with many of these games, including this one, is that you have to click a lot of things to exit, often having to first go to the menu (and confirm you REALLY want to go to the menu) then click exit, then confirm you REALLY want to exit, etc. Guys, assume if I click Menu I want the menu, and if I click Exit I really, really want to exit! :) A few games let you hit one or two buttons and voila! You've exited! Minor, but I've been meaning to mention this.

Reply   |   Comment by neme  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#5

This is the first time I've seen this game. And at first I thought 8 Floor only did mahjong and solitaire games :) Today we've received a collectors edition with extra goodies that it should have standard inside a game marked as such.

I love the FMV sequences as it would explain the games main file size installed. However, the beginning of the game had me chuckle as to why the gate to a certain area could not be opened...... I guess this was to add a puzzle element to the game and no other way the gate arm could be opened.

(Hey I kinda thought the gatekeeper was being rude to the lady lol )

The audio is pleasing to the ear and the graphics on the screen are pretty sharp. It's just a little heavy on the cut scenes.

Since this is a collectors edition, you have access to a strategy guide at the bottom right of the screen to point you in the right direction should you need help.

This kind of defeats the purpose of playing the game however as its located right where the hint button is. I am more likely to use the hint button to play the game versus using the guide. It could have been hidden off screen and put in another menu somewhere.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#4

Sorry to say that while this game looks fabulous, it doesn't work, and this is my typical experience of late. Most of the games I download here do only one thing: open the toomkey games page in my browser. That's it. No compatibility mode will get it to run.

Last week or so I had downloaded the most fantastic looking game which caused me to have to reset the entire computer from the only thing that still worked, the ctrl-alt-del menu. Even the task manager didn't run.

This time at least my entire computer and all of my work wasn't compromised, but I've used every compatibility mode to try running today's game, from Windows 8 to Windows 95. Every single one failed with the same symptom: it brought up the toomkey games page in the browser, as if the game had already run.

Installed it on a laptop with no problem (both have W10, 64), but the laptop is terrible for playing games.

Today's full game is definitely installed on here: 822M (almost a full gig of absolutely nothing functional!), 1403 files, 17 folders.

The number of games I've uninstalled from this site is far greater than the number of games that have successfully run after installation. I'm probably at about 20% (if that) of offered games that successfully run.

Please tell me there are workarounds for games that do nothing and don't respond to changing the compatibility mode.

Thanks in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by MJ  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

MJ,

What operating system are you using? Have you tried checking the event viewer immediately after trying to play the game. You may find messages that will give a clue as to what is wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

MJ,
I guess you turned off your virus software before trying to open the game, If not, that's the usual problem.
Also try going to the Toomby website, look under Hogs, and download on there. It's on there. One of these two things will probably help you. Good luck.

Reply   |   Comment by ronald goodin  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

MJ, I have a lowly Windows 10 laptop from Lenovo with an AMD A6 chip and 4gb ram and it runs games from the external drive well. I don't know the situation your computer is in but I think you may be missing some runtime libraries that may need to be installed on your computer in order to have it run. I found the website Majorgeeks to be a helpful resource in tracking down these runtime packages and so forth so you may want to check them out. If all else fails you may want to contact the developer to ask them what run time you need to make the game work properly. This has happened to me with many Steam games.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

MJ, you don't mention what OS you are using, but from your comments I assume it's W10. As you say that you can install and play on your W10 laptop, it's obviously a problem with your computer's OS installation and/or setup. Is your desktop resolution too low? Do you have all W10 updates? DirectX? Have a look at https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/11647 for some suggested fixes; especially in your case viewing the event log to see if there are any error messages, perhaps a missing driver...?

Reply   |   Comment by Min  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

This game was given away only recently. Something new please!
Good game!

Reply   |   Comment by Lawrence Carter  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#2

Funnily enough, this is the HOG I've been playing lately! The HOG scenes are all either find-the-named-object or put-these-things-where-they-belong; and the mini-games are in general not too difficult.

Mercifully, the game has an interactive map showing you where there are 'things to do,' and allowing you to 'teleport' from one location to another instead of having to go through n other locations to get from A to B.

Being the Collector's Edition, this incluides the Bonus Chapter, which is as enjoyable as the main game (not merely an afterthought!).

If it matters to you, the animated and cut scenes are reasonable, though the voices are (as is usual in a HOG, IMHO) over-acted and overly slow — speaking as an audiobook narrator myself ;).

Overall, an entertaining HOG which I'd recommend if you're a HOG fan.

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Cad Delworth, At first I thought these were AI generated voices like you hear on the telephones but then again they did sound real. I have a pair of gaming headphones and the experience gets more immersive when you play it with them on versus listening to your computer speakers.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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