If you ever read Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic novel of murder and madness Crime and Punishment, you might be wondering why it ended up as a casual game instead of a macabre survival horror title. Whatever the reason, Big Fish has turned the story into its newest Hidden Object Game. The game, titled Crime and Punishment: Who Framed Raskolnikov?, has you playing as two special agents named Alex and Kat who travel back in time to 19th century Russia to solve one of the greatest crimes in literary history. The goal: to discover if student Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov was framed and if so, by whom, thus saving the life of the old woman that is murdered at the beginning of the novel.
The art style is photo-realistic, a staple for Hidden Object Games, and the recreated scenes of Russia in 1866 look very nice. The gameplay is fairly standard as well; you will be navigating through cluttered scenes, finding specific objects in order to progress. The game is available now on Big Fish exclusively for $6.99. There is also a trial version free for one hour of gameplay, so you can try it out before you commit.