Escape Rosecliff Island requires you to find items that will repair your boat and help you escape the island. To complete the game, you can use various gadgets and special abilities to help you in your quest. You can also use the unlimited view and find feature to locate all the hidden items. To earn points, you must match three of the hidden objects. You must complete all the rooms to escape the island, but items rarely repeat.
Throughout the game, you have to find hidden objects and solve puzzles to get to the boat parts. During hidden-object scenes, you can use hints to solve the mystery. Purchasing unlimited hints will allow you to use hints as much as you like. The game also features relaxed mode, where the timer does not start ticking. To use hints, click on the heart knob several times to ensure that the correct object is visible.