Suggested Order of Play (SPOILERS):
Although Golden Gate is non-linear, you might want to follow the below
order to finish the game:
1. Pacific Heights - document on cupboard; jack-in-the-box puzzle.
2. Chinatown - round blue sign
3. Lombard street - tiles
4. Golden Gate Park - Look at Esperance Memorial (brail dots)
5. Balclutha - Captain's cabin ship's wheel puzzle - get necklace; telescope
6. Old Mint - solve Magic 15 square puzzle - read document inside
7. Mission - Key in tomb
8. Golden Gate Park - look at monument
9. Cliff House - slot machine
10. Chrissy Field - Find Alexandra's diary in trees - key & document in ocean surf
11. Fort Point - telescope (lady statue); leaflet
12. Angel Island - Hospital - doctor's diary
13. Angel Island - Wallace Garrison - key in fireplace
14. Angel Island - Point Knox - lighthouse - solve door puzzle (round seal) & get
15. Angel Island - Summit - videos - hillside and trees - get documents in glass jar
16. Angel Island - private beach - Figurehead Flute puzzle - get 2 jewels
17. Angel Island - West Garrison - upstairs bookshelf - box
18. Angel Island - Cave
When the game starts you are standing in front of George
Drussard’s house -- 2800 Broadway in the Pacific Heights
area. Once you have retrieved the necklace (see below) a
video clip will play near the stairway. If you enter the
room on the left you will find a document sitting on the
counter. Pick it up and read through it – this is the first
Drussard letter. After picking up the letter turn to the
right. In the next room you will find two closets. Inside
one of the closets is a Jack-in-the-box. This is the first
puzzle (Joey’s Toy). Solving the puzzle will give you some
of Alex’s missing diary pages.
After you leave Drussard’s house head toward Chinatown. On
a wall in an alley you will find an old chart posted on a
wall. This cart is a clue to the Chart Puzzle on the Balcutha.
After looking at leave Chinatown and head for Fisherman’s Warf.
Once you’ve reached Fisherman’s Warf find the Balcutha, it’s
moored near Hyde Street Pier. Search the ship until you find
the Chart Puzzle in one of the cabins. Solving this puzzle
will give you the Avalon Necklace, which allows you to view
video clips of the past. Make sure you look through the ship’s
telescope after you solve the puzzle. Go back to 2800 Broadway
and watch the video clip near the stairs.
After viewing the video clip head toward Lombard Street. As
you climb the street you will find three odd bricks in the
pavement. Note down the symbols on the bricks – you’ll need
them later. Now head toward Chrissy Field.
Search around Chrissy Field and the grove nearby. You should
pick up two things here -- a broken bottle containing more
missing pages from Alex’s diary, and the Celestial Key. Also
watch for a tree with hash marks carved into the trunk in the
grove. After collecting everything find the video clip of Alex
and Nate inside the grove. After watching the video hear toward
At Fort Point go through the tunnel and find the trash pile.
Search it to find a pamphlet. Go to the top of the fort and
look through the telescope. Leave Fort Point and go to Fort
Gunnybags (the old mint). Solve the Magic Square Puzzle and
go inside. Go up to the bell and solve the Bell Puzzle. After
ringing the bell continue up until you find the vigilante letters.
Now go to Mission Dolores. Solve the Mission Tiles Puzzle,
then search the tombs until you find a skull. Behind the skull
is the Bestial Key. Get the key, then go to Golden Gate Park.
Find the Esperance statue in the park and look at the designs
in the corners.
Go to the Mechanical Museum at the Cliffhouse. Find the slot
machine and solve the Egyptian Slots Puzzle. After retrieving
the handle of the machine look around the museum until you
Sutro Baths plaque. Head back to Fisherman’s Wharf and board
the ferry to Angel Island.
After landing on Angel Island head to the Lighthouse. Solve
the Lighthouse Puzzle, then go through the door and get the
Ruby. Search the Island until you find the Bowsprint you saw
through the Fort Point telescope. Solve the Angel Flute Puzzle.
Get the Emerald and Sapphire.
Search the island until you find the clearing. This one can be
tough -- you are looking for a shiny pink glow. When you find
it pick up the Cryptogram and another Drussard letter. Now
head toward the East Garrison and the Hospital.
Enter the Hospital and go upstairs. After you watch the video
clip of Dr. Holden find the x-ray viewer. Look at the x-ray in
the viewer, then look at Dr. Holden’s desk and pick up his
journal. Leave the Hospital and go to Wallace Battery. Find
the stove and get the Vestigial Key from inside it.
No go to the West Garrison and enter the Red House. Find and
solve the 3-Lock Box Puzzle. Inside the box is the Caledon
After retrieving the map go back to the Bowsprint and go up
to the painted symbol of an Egyptian Eye. Take the rod you got
from the Slot Machine and place it in the center of the eye.
A cave will open in front of you. Go inside and find a letter
from King William of Caledon and the treasure.