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Video GameThe Case of the Golden Idol Review
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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


The Case of the Golden Idol is a point-and-click adventure set in the 18th century, where you attempt to solve 12 gruesome deaths. You play by investigating each scene to gather information in the form of words that you piece together to make statements to solve what happened.

You play in either Thinking (putting words together) and Exploring (collecting words). This means you can investigate more freely to solve each of the deaths. You then pick your suspect, identify the weapon, deduce the motive and unmask the awful truth.

As you progress, you start to use clues from different chapters to not only solve the individual murders but uncover how the events are connected. Soon you are working to reveal the true killers in the vast narrative by discovering their motives.

The result is a game about observation, interpretation and reconstruction of events. As you follow the journey of this cursed aristocratic family you untangle a web of deceit and villainy.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/10/2022

Platforms: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Developer: Color Gray 7 (@ColorGray7)




We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

The developers describe the content as Mature: The game features freeze frame depictions of murder crime scenes rendered in the style of pixel-art. There are visual or text references to alchohol and tobacco use.

Skill Rating

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need good skills of observation and investigation to enjoy this game. Along with the maturity to deal with the violent theme you need to be able to construct detailed sentences based on evidence.


The Case of the Golden Idol usually costs £16.99.

The Case of the Golden Idol

Steam Store PC £16.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Case of the Golden Idol Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ColorGray7) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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