Gameboomers.com is a Web site that caters to -- what else -- baby boomers and the games they love. Every year it compiles a list of the top games as ranked by its members and, in 2010, the No. 1 spot on that list was claimed by The Lost Crown [source: Gameboomers.com].
This is another point-and-click, adventure-style game but the twist here is that the main character is able to use a host of gadgets in his quest to uncover riches -- and ghosts. These tools help unveil a world within the main world of Saxton, England (the village where the game takes place) that is populated by members of the spirit world. The gadgets, such as a voice recorder and night-vision video camera also help the main character solve a host of puzzles that are presented throughout the game.
The graphics are extremely realistic (some are actual photographs through which the character can move), the soundtrack is especially spooky and there is plenty of reading to do for those who like to think of their adventure games as a storybook come to life.