Antichamber is a mind-bending psychological exploration game where nothing can be taken for granted. Discover an Escher-like world where hallways wrap around upon each other, spaces reconfigure themselves, and accomplishing the impossible may just be the only way forward.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (143 reviews) - 97% of the 143 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (9,100 reviews) - 95% of the 9,100 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 31, 2013

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“Even as the developer told me what the game was doing to mess with my brain while I was playing it, it still succeeded in messing with my brain.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“The most tenacious, infuriating obstacle you’ll face throughout the game is yourself.”
PC Gamer

“Every aspect of Antichamber is made to get players out of their comfort zone.”
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About This Game

Antichamber is a mind-bending psychological exploration game where nothing can be taken for granted. Discover an Escher-like world where hallways wrap around upon each other, spaces reconfigure themselves, and accomplishing the impossible may just be the only way forward.


Several years in the making, Antichamber received over 25 awards and honors throughout its development, in major competitions including the Independent Games Festival, the PAX10, IndieCade and Make Something Unreal. Antichamber was also supported by the Indie Fund.

Key Features

  • A deeply psychological experience that will make you question everything you know about how a game works.
  • Mind-bending challenges that will subvert your expectations at every twist and turn.
  • An enormous, seamless non-Euclidean world to explore.
  • Lifelike soundscapes developed by Robin Arnott and an ambient soundtrack composed by Siddhartha Barnhoorn.
  • A gun that can create, destroy and manipulate matter, allowing you to discover new ways to overcome your surroundings.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz or better (dual core recommended)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA 8000 series or higher (Shader Model 3 Compatible)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
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Overwhelmingly Positive (9,100 reviews)
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freakin’tiger
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Antichamber is a unique puzzle/exploration game (yes, exploration is a key element!), set in an abstract/alien world filled with philosophical and trivial clues. Sometimes, thinking too much won’t get you anywhere. It’s a very weird, rich and funny experience, colorful, with natural sounds mixed in.

It’s like a postmodern take on puzzle games!
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Pika
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I read the reviews for this game before buying it, it still nowhere near prepaired me for what proceeded upon playing it, expect the unexpected nothing is as it seems, within 2 minutes I was like "what is going on" after 10 minutes my head started to hurt, at 15 I quit out enraged at the game. Will I play this game again? definitly, just let my brain clear itself out first XD
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wenhao152
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Great game.
Spin your mind round and round and round.
If you enjoyed playing Portal or Portal 2, you'll enjoy this as well.
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Betine
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Antichamber is more like a life lesson or a piece of art than a puzzle game. The game is beautiful, immersive and complex. It allows you to play at your own pace, so you can think not only about the puzzles but about the meaning behind the game messages. As your learn how the game work, you enhances not only your playthrough but also your perspective about "real" life. Antichamber will make you feel and think differently than all the other games have ever done, and it's for sure one of the best games I've ever played. If you wanna have a different experience, give it a try. You won't regret it.
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386
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
great game would buy again
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Blank_
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Great game, quite chalenging at times, especially if you go somewhere you shouldnt have without realising.
Left me running in circles for what seemed like hours. Loved it, would recommend.
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Jumalan Vale
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
So I bought this game some time after I finished The Talos Principle because I really enjoy the genre. For me, Antichamber didn't promise anything like The Talos Principle, it was just some interesting graphics and puzzles. Well, it is a lot more.

This game throws you into a world that is in many ways different than our own and you have to figure out its laws and mysteries. Soundtrack is pretty minimal, but soothing and very well done. Puzzles are well designed and some of them require heavy outside of the box thinking. Attention to detail and nuances that may not have anything to do with the solution is absolutely beautiful. It also tells you a deep story without any dialogue.

An absolute gem. Try this, enjoy and grow.
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M I S I U
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Trys to pause game
Presses ESC
Goes back to main room
Trys to get back
Didnt save
Throws away PC
11/10 would press ESC again
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TheOtherFrost
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
You're made to think in ways that you normally don't. None of it makes sense, but it's very logical.

Quite the immersive adventure with great puzzle progression.


The cube gun is a lot of fun, but be careful with it because I crashed myself multiple times having TOO much fun.
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Gunsillie
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Antichamber is one of the obligatory classics every puzzle game amateur should have in their library.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
56 of 58 people (97%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
One word for each aspect of this game.

Story - Obscure.
Characters - None.
Gameplay - Striking.
Immersion - Supreme.
Environment - Enigmatic.
Graphics - Simple.
Sound - Good.
Music - Wonderful.

Overall - Captivating.
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
This game does more in 8 hours than most games can do in 60. By far the best puzzle game.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Antichamber cured my addiction of wow for good. I've been preaching for this game since 2013. A friend ended up getting it and finishing it in a single, 8 hour playthrough, in ecstasy at the end. Others, having received the game for free, are at 10 minutes play time.

Can't say exactly what it is about Antichamber that can cause a perma mental switch, but it hits some hard while it leaves others indifferent. As a side note, I've seen this game's influence on numerous newer titles, and it always brings back the intense feels this game inflicted ^^
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Mind bending puzzles on LSD, along with life lessons for the taking.

10/10 Would see a doctor again.


In all honesty though, this is one of the greatest, most headache-inducing puzzle games I've ever played. Bravo.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
One of the best puzzle experiences I have ever had. Thinking outside the box is crucial.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Interesting puzzle game that challenges you with things such as. "walk backwards" or "look into here to teleport" mechanics. Having to complete certain sections with limited supplies or getting the newer cube guns that allow added effects to your game play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Product received for free
One of the most interesting and exciting puzzle games I've ever played! If you like to be mind-blown, then this is the game for you! Even if you're new to puzzle games, try this one out! It made a mysterious and thrilling playthrough series for my YouTube channel! You should check it out! ;) Too bad the game was kinda short, though I don't think my brain could've made it any longer! xD
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Fantastic game!

I haven't played a game similiar to this one, and I love to explore wierd and colorful worlds.
This unique game sucked me in and made me look for solutions for hours.

100% worth it.

But be aware! I never heard of motion sickness before and I didn't read any comments before i purchased this item, but I was feeling sick after the first 20 minutes of gameplay. I had to sotp for 2 hours before i could return.

I found out, that using speakers instead of a headset and Downsampling (NVIDIA: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/dsr/technology ) help a lot.

Downsampling is great because it sharpens the blurry models used by this game.

Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I've only played for one hour so far and I still have no idea what's going on.

I love it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
This game is confusing. But extremely well made, and as long as you dont think too hard what you're doing, its not too mind blowing. However, this game has been made to stop you from not thinking and therefore, i found i could only play it in small bits to stop me internally combusting from the head first.
Overall, i thoroughly enjoyed this game and would recomment it to anyone looking for a simple but not at all simple puzzle game.
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