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The X-Files: Deep State Beginner’s Guide: 7 Tips, Cheats & Strategies You Should Know

One of the greatest sci-fi shows of all time is back! X-Files has returned with a new season, and game developer Creative Mobile, a company that’s behind the awesome Nitro Nation Stories, has come out with the perfect mobile title to complement the show. The X-Files: Deep State is a hidden object game that takes the genre to the next level. Available for Android and iOS devices, this game weaves crime scene investigation with roleplaying by allowing you to decide the fates of the characters in the game. You will take on the role of a rookie FBI agent whose first day on the job takes a turn for the supernatural as you come face to face with a mysterious boy. Subsequent cases get even weirder, and you are soon transferred to the X-Files unit along with your wise-cracking partner. The mysteries are endless, and you will need the help of our collection of tips, tricks and hints for The X-Files: Deep State if you want to solve all the mysteries!

1. Think About Your Answers

The game is divided into episodes, each one involves a new case. The stories in each episode are surprisingly well-developed for a casual game. You will soon find yourself faced with difficult decisions, with lives hanging in the balance. There are several choices for you to make in each episode. The minor ones mostly influence your character’s development. Certain choices add points to different characteristics such as being a Skeptic or a Believer. The major decision you need to make, however, are made at the end of an episode, when you are about to make an arrest. There is no right or wrong answer here, but keep in mind that the lives of characters will be affected.

2. Make It Quick

Whether you are investigating a crime scene or processing evidence, speed is important in the game. The mini games will reward you with more money if you process the evidence faster. As for the hidden object parts of the game, finding objects in quick succession will trigger a multiplier that will increase your score exponentially, especially if you can maintain it. The good news is, the locations of items mostly stay the same, so you will be able to master each scene after a few tries.

3. Check Your Challenge Goals

In order to move on with the story in each episode, you will need stars. Stars can be earned by completing challenges in the crime scenes. Finding all the objects on your list is not always enough to earn a star. At the start of each hidden object stage, you will be shown your challenge goals. You need to take note of these, so you can adjust your strategy accordingly.

For example, if your goal is to find at least two items while a 6x bonus is activated, you need to check the scene first for as many objects as possible before tapping on anything. This will allow you to trigger the multiplier up to 6x quickly. The same is true if your goal is to reach a certain score. However, if your goal is to find all the objects within a certain time limit, then you just need to keep tapping on every item you see to make sure you can find everything right away.

4. Replay The Same Scenes

If you follow each episode step by step, it will have you alternate between investigating crime scenes, processing evidence, and talking to other characters. Instead of doing whatever the game tells you to do, we recommend that you replay the same crime scenes until you get 10 stars from it. Each scene has five normal rounds and five Pro rounds. Each round switches things up by adding different mechanics such as scrambling the letters of the list or turning the scene into black and white.

There are several reasons why you should grind a scene. The first one is simply to make it easier for you to get stars. Playing the same location will help you remember all the locations of the items as opposed to switching between scenes. On top of that, you also get to collect a lot of stars that will allow you to proceed with the story without stopping. This means a lot because the stories are full of suspense, and having to stop just to get another star takes a bit of the fun away.

5. Collect All The Stars

Every episode only requires a handful of stars in order to finish. That does not mean, however, that you should stop once you have enough to complete the episode. Once the story is complete, you will be given the option to trade in your stars for various prizes including energy, cash, and locker keys. One star is equivalent to 1,000 cash. That means you can easily make 10,000 in a single episode. You can also exchange a star for 20 energy points or 1 locker key. Since energy is regenerated over time, and locker contents are random, it is best if you just stick to cash. Just keep collecting stars until all the scenes in an episode is marked Classified.

6. It’s Alright If You Fail

Failing to complete a scene will only impact the amount of energy you have. That’s because every successful round will refund the energy you used. Don’t worry too much if you feel like you won’t be able to meet all the goals. Just try to find all the objects that you can and take note of their locations for your next try. A better reason to keep retrying the same scenes is that you get a random locker box after every 10 games, regardless of success or failure. That means you get one step closer to unlocking a new locker box even if you don’t meet all the goals of a crime scene.

7. Link Your Facebook Account To Get Rewards

The game allows you to link your Facebook account. As you can probably guess, this will allow you to invite all your friends to play the game. You will be rewarded with additional energy for every friend that accepts the invite. On top of that, you can also regularly ask your friends for energy if they are already playing the game. Since you won’t be able to investigate crime scenes without energy, every little bit can help you progress further in the game.

That is everything you need to know in order to become the top FBI agent in The X-Files: Deep State! Just follow the strategy guide above and you will surely find the truth that is out there!