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Help Dylan find her friends and set innocent souls free!
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Shadows: Price for Our Sins was available as a giveaway on August 23, 2020!

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It’s Halloween night, and Dylan and her fellow students have decided to throw a Halloween party at abandoned Stone Farm. Little do they know, their decorations aren’t the only things hanging around this spooky house. When the friends stumble upon an ancient artifact, they unwittingly open a portal to the underworld and release the souls of the Stone family, which were being held captive by Lord of Darkness Samhain! The enraged demon steals the souls of the students in revenge, but Dylan narrowly escapes his clutches. Can Dylan earn the help of the escaped spirits and save her friends? Play the game and find out for yourself – if you’ve got the guts.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 3.0 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 750 MB





File Size:

697 MB



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Shadows: Price for Our Sins
In Brief
A hidden Object game

Are you ready to party? A chilling night of reckoning is unleashed upon guests bold enough to party on Halloween at an abandoned farm house.
As children, you and your friend, Samantha, would play at an old farm during your summer vacations. Years have passed, and Samantha has invited you to join her and a group of fellow students back at the farm for a Halloween party. Little does anyone know - but a demonic force will be crashing the event.
When the partygoers game spirals out of control, a portal to a world of darkness opens to imprison their youthful souls. They soon join company with the rest of the cursed souls collected by the lord of darkness. You alone are their sole hope of rescue.
A freakish fest filled with menacing mysticism awaits your arrival ... That’s of course, if you’re not too afraid to RSVP.
Edited reference accessed HERE. 17th Nov 2018, reposted 20th August 2020
The Game:
As Collector’s Editions dominate the hidden object genre, players have come to expect every game to have a host of extras. But whatever happened to making a good basic game? Although sloppy here and there, Shadows: Price for our Sins, the spooky new adventure by 8 Floor Games, reminds us of the days when developers didn’t pad their products (and their price tags) with pointless extras and focused instead on making great games.
Shadows: Price for our Sins starts with us riding shotgun one rainy night, with a young woman headed towards a Halloween party. After assuring her mother by cell phone that she’s fine, (thumbs down 8 Floor, for showing the heroine using a cell phone while driving) the young lady arrives at a rain-soaked house in the country. Minutes later, what should be a fun-filled evening among friends turns into a nightmare, and not because of a bad batch of seven-layer dip. A sinister mist envelope everyone but the heroine, who soon discovers the guests have been sucked into an occult board game and it’s up to her to get them out.
This provides an interesting enough start to the game, despite the rainy night/spooky house setup. The presentation differs from that of many hidden object titles, employing graphics that appear to be nearly all 3D. Further, menus and on-screen icons are plainer than those in most of today’s opulent games, but they’re efficient and everything does what it should. Some players might feel that Shadows: Price for our Sins takes a bit of an old-fashioned approach to hidden object gameplay. While it does offer straightforward exploration and somewhat simple list-based hidden object scenes, these are still engaging enough to prove the ongoing appeal of the genre.
What makes Shadows: Price for our Sins worth playing—what it does best—is its unusual item use, as well as its often-surprising interactivity. So many hidden object adventures have you do the same things again and again: put hands on clocks, placate mean dogs, open boxes, fix ladders, etc. Here, admittedly, we do some of that, but we also get to do some things a bit outside of the norm.
The most well-made part of the game, though, is the construction of its story. Well, I should clarify; it has two parallel stories and while the one you start with is kind of weak, the one you move into and spend the most time with is really pretty good. Although that portion makes use of a hackneyed “free the ghosts” theme, it supports the theme with both interesting gameplay and really nice character art.
My favourite thing about the game are its mid-game storytelling cinematics. These depart from the fully-rendered 3D methods used in most of the game and use instead some very cool monochromatic, 2D animations. These periodically fill us in on the history of the game’s characters and are narrated by a competent actress with a nice voice. Funny—now that we’re on the subject of sound, I don’t remember the game’s music at all. That either means the story really had me by the lapels or the music was totally forgettable. One thing I haven’t forgotten: how annoying the main object interaction sound effect was. It might be absurd to complain about such a small thing, but hearing a sound like someone slapping a leather sofa with a ping-pong paddle every time I pick up an item, well…ugh
Although Shadows: Price for our Sins did many things well, there were some areas where its edges do start to fray. The first is dialog. Most of it is actually pretty good, but here and there you notice some things that read like they came from a bad online translator. (“Let’s celebrate the holiday of the darkness tonight!” says one character at the start of the game.) The second is incorrect text such as items referred to incorrectly, (“check” for “chalk”) and wrong puzzle info (as in, the directions were meant for a different puzzle). Other things that aren’t that big a deal, but that do detract from having a seamless gameplay experience are the zoom-in windows that don’t always close when you’re done with them, and the occasionally-misleading interactivity. What I mean by the latter is when items remain active after they’ve worn out their usefulness.
These flaws are there, but they’re negligible in the scheme of things. Shadows: Price for our Sins offers an absorbing, unusual adventure that feels plenty long despite its lack of “extras”. It successfully bucks the Collector’s Edition trend by playing like something well-constructed and complete within itself and as such, is worth more than a good number of over-padded CE’s.
Edited reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by Neilie Johnson on Feb 20, 2013, Edited and reposted by Whiterabbit-uk 17th Nov 2018 then again 20th August 2020.
Walthrough and Videos of Shadows: Price of our Sins:
If you get stuck, you can check out a walkthrough of today’s game HERE
You can see several in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

Whiterabbit-uk, nice review, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by mark_wr Michigan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

O.K. I always disable my Avast antivirus but just lately I find games will simply not install. Never used to happen with MyPlayCity games. Any ideas people?

Reply   |   Comment by Lawrence Carter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Lawrence Carter,

Hi Lawrence,
Is this issue connected to both the sites we get these games from, i.e. MyPlayCity and TooMky Games, or is is just one of them?
Check out the FAQ's thread over in the forums HERE; there may be a fix among the suggestions listed there?

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The MyPlayCity versions always install, The Toomky versions used to but they do not lately.

Reply   |   Comment by Lawrence Carter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Lawrence Carter,

Did you check the FAQ's thread I linked to?

MyPlayCity and TooMky Games do use different methods for their low level adware. TooMky Games appear to incorporate all of their adware into their installer which then links to the game s executable. Do you have an adware blocker as well as your usual anti-malware software? If so, it's likely that the anti-adware program is blocking the installation.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Lawrence Carter, ....Sometimes with games or apps I had to 'right click on the setup.exe and click
run as Administrator' after turning off antivirus program.. Hope this works for you.

Reply   |   Comment by unruly  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Yes, I do use an AdWare blocker. May well be the problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Lawrence Carter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

404 Error - Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by HAP  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


Hello HAP, Almost 2000 community members have downloaded this game which means you getting a 404 error means it's either your provider or your computer that is blocking the access. The free games at the weekend usually come from one of the other free game sites, however, some of the adware has be removed from the giveaway version from here so it's better to get them here than from the original source. That said, there will still be some code that your security may flag as malware. This is a false positive. What is present is low level adware that does not affect your system and is only active when you boot up the game and when you close the game down. What you see is an advert while the installer is running, then, when you close the game down, your browser is opened to the game site where these files originate from. This is done so that the original site can pay the original developer of the game some cash for allowing the game to be downloaded and registered for free. The actual game play is not interrupted with adverts, only while it is booting up. This method of giving free games away has become common over the last decade following the financial crisis of 2008 when many small and some big name game developers went into liquidation. Games became significantly cheaper virtually over night; for example casual arcade games used to cost $19.99 each, by late spring of 2008, their prices had dropped to between $4 - 6. The ability for developers to earn money through these free sites has enabled many developers to survive the reduction in price, which has never recovered to the prices we paid pre 2008.
Possible solutions:
It's likely your security is blocking the site. To overcome this there are three things you can do:
1) ... Turn off your security temporarily, download and install the game, then reboot your security.
2) ... Whitelist the giveaway site and probably the giveaway files, then download and install the game.
3 ... Reboot your computer in safe mode with networking, download the game and install, then reboot as normal.
If none of the three methods above work, check out the FAQ's thread over in the forums HERE; there may be a fix among the suggestions listed there?

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This game had an odd install. It says it's from Toomky It installs like a Toomky It opens the Toomky webpage when you exit, but it installed NOT to the Toomky folder it's in the MyPlayCity.Com folder and said MyPlayCity during the install. I have a lot of games from MPC and several from Toomky, I just thought it odd. I had the game before, it still had a couple of profiles I used back then even with their game positions and status even though I had uninstalled the game (I wish all these games wouldn't do that..keep your old profiles after you delete the game, makes it impossible to get a clean fresh install). It was a lot of games ago, but I think I deleted it because I got bored with replaying it. I must have liked it enough to alternate between 2 profiles as I finished it with one, but not enough to keep it forever. I'm playing it again and like it so far, but it gets more and more familiar as I go along.

Reply   |   Comment by SemoSam  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Previously on GOTD 11/17/18

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I downloaded this when it was last offered. I have played through it at least 3 times. It is quite intriguing with good but not impossible puzzles and a story line that hangs together nicely. No glitches. The help system is quite adequate to get you through the game. Thumbs up!

Reply   |   Comment by ian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The Russian game development team made a funny mistake: to fire the cannon, you need to use "silicone" instead of flint.

Reply   |   Comment by Vladimir  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Good theme and graphics. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Vague memories of playing this one before, but don't remember finishing it. The atmosphere in this game is awesome though, it genuinely very spooky and you get tensed up as you play.

Thanks for the opportunity to try it out again. If not for having some practice/studying to do today, I'd jump straight in. Cheers for review Whiterabbit <3. Stay safe everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by Dana  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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