Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Review

New Artifex Mundi title sure to please fans

Posted by B1ueSeptember   27th October 2017

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Artifex Mundi has released a new point ‘n click adventure on the Xbox One entitled Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden. The popular publisher sticks with its roots here with a game that fans of the genre will appreciate.



The game begins with our protagonist racing across the ocean in a speed boat in a desperate bid to find her fiancé Robert, a marine adventurer who has been declared lost by the teams who have given up the search. She dives into the waves, and our story begins.

You’ll start out immediately with a search and find, progressing through the game by solving puzzles and mini-games. You’ll soon find yourself in Eden, a ruined underwater city that is quite reminiscent of Rapture. Bioshock fans will immediately see the similarities except that in Eden, destruction has come about due to supernatural forces rather than to Adam addiction.



This title has everything that Artifex Mundi fans look for; it’s chocked full of hidden object puzzles, lots of mini-games, a domino option, normal and expert modes, and an extra unlockable chapter. Additionally, the game has the lovely artwork that fans have come to expect from this developer. It’s not beautiful in the same way as Song of the Dark Swan, with its fairytale dreaminess, but it does invoke that creepy feeling of “what on earth happened here?” quite well, maintaining the spooky, kind of sad feeling of a world full of ghosts.

The area in which the story takes place is relatively small so that you don’t have to backtrack across great lengths to retrieve something you might have missed. Progression is largely straight forward so that you don’t have to do lots of running back and forth.



The game has a nice variety of achievements, most of which will be picked up along the way. Several are story-related while others require you to finish all the puzzles and mini-games with no hints, as well as two or three that require you to play dominoes throughout. Since both of these things can’t be done together, getting all of the achievements will take at least two playthroughs. The only achievement that I really dislike is finishing a domino game in under one minute, but that’s more about my own plodding than a real problem with the game.


All in all, Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden is a great new entry in the Artifex Mundi list of titles. It has everything fans have come to love and expect, a good story, a nice variety of achievements, and beautifully crafted environments. If you enjoy the point ‘n click genre, this is definitely a game that you should play.


Score: 9 out of 10

Release Date: October 20, 2017
Platform: Xbox One

Written by B1ueSeptember

    Site Moderator Stealth David 27 Oct 2017 04:17 pm

    Great job as usual Cindy i really need to get round to playing this one :( School holidays and not enough time

      Spilner 27 Oct 2017 11:47 pm

      1 minute domino is easy since you can find all but one item normally and then swap to domino and only have one icon to reach

        News Editor B1ueSeptember 29 Oct 2017 08:19 pm

        Are you serious?? Oh, man, that's great! Thanks. :)

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