Game Informer writes: "Are you a fan of the Where's Waldo books? When one of your friends loses a contact lens, do you jump at the opportunity to find it? If you enjoy hunting for well-hidden items, Mystery Case Files will put strain into your eyes in a good way. The goal of the game is simple: find a specific number of items within a heavily cluttered painting before time expires. This may sound easy, but you'd be surprised how well a fish can be hidden."