Awakening: The Goblin Kingdom Collector's Edition is a hidden object adventure game. The Collector’s Edition has extra features such as a bonus gameplay and an integrated strategy guide that are not in the standard version of Awakening: The Goblin Kingdom. In this game, players are tasked to help Princess Sophia in finding out about the fate of her constituents. In addition to the hidden object tasks, the game also features mini-puzzles that must be solved. The game has Normal and Casual difficulty settings. In Normal mode, the Skip and Hint options fill up normally when used up; in Casual mode, the Skip and Hint meters fill more quickly and players are guided through each part of the game.
An Awakening: The Goblin Kingdom Collector's Edition tutorial is available to take first-time players through the basics of the game, such as inventory objects, the hint system, and the journal, where the progress of the game is documented. Players are given a list of objects to find in a scene. When found, the object is crossed off the list. When all of the hidden objects are found, an item will be added to the player’s inventory. The inventory is located at the bottom of the screen. The inventory items may be used in solving puzzles.