The Downton Abbey TV series gets turned into a hidden object game

It appears that most any TV show can be turned into a free-to-play mobile game. That includes the high-brow UK drama Downton Abbey. The show, set in the early 20th century and centering on the activities of the people who live and work in a posh country estate, has been adapted into a hidden object game, Mysteries of the Manor, by publisher Activision.

The game's set up starts with you trying to find items that have been stolen and hidden somewhere in Downton Abbey by an unknown figure. Here's what you can expect:

  • EXPLORE THE ABBEY: The Abbey has been ransacked! It falls to you to explore and unravel the evolving mystery.
  • SOLVE THE MYSTERY: Who is the culprit? What items have gone missing? For what purpose are the perpetrators working? It is up to YOU to find out!
  • UNCOVER HIDDEN OBJECTS: Earn the resident's trust by returning found items to their rightful owners and earn the nobility's favor. Leverage your relationship with the family to earn the privilege to explore additional parts of the Abbey and advance the story.
  • COMPETE WITH FRIENDS: Search the Abbey for damaged artifacts in desperate need of repair. Compete with friends and the world to restore the Abbey's most prized possessions.

The game is being released just before the sixth and final season of the Downton Abbey TV series begins on Sunday. Sept. 20 in the UK.

John Callaham

I have been writing professionally about technology and gaming news for 14 years.