Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore The Cave!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,226 reviews) - 85% of the 1,226 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 23, 2013

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About This Game

The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend.

Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.

Key Features:

  • Seamlessly Spelunk – Explore a ginormous completely seamless cave-world presented in astounding cross-section that will blow... your... mind.
  • Assemble a team of 3 explorers – From the Hillbilly to the Time Traveller; all 7 characters have their own unique personalities, special talents and a dark and secret reason for descending The Cave.
  • A Cave like no other – If you enjoy spelunking and dark rocky caverns then be prepared to be disappointed. Your first clue The Cave is a place like no other will be when you stumble across the subterranean amusement park or the medieval castle, not to mention the fully armed and ready to launch nuclear tipped missile.
  • Let’s work together – Switch between the 3 characters, in cooperation with each other, and solve physical and adventure puzzles as you learn the truth behind why they are here. Share the cave exploring adventure with friends in local co-op.
  • Unlock all the secrets of the cave – Replay the adventure with a new set of characters for a whole different experience including unique story, puzzles and areas of The Cave, plus hidden treasures (not redeemable for cash) and collectables.
  • Watch the Cave come alive – Experience the detailed, stunning art style and humor that only Ron Gilbert and Double Fine can dream up.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:1.8 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon 3850, or Intel HD 2000 Graphics
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1.5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2.2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB GeForce 220, Radeon 4550, Intel HD 3000 Graphics
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1.5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 2600 / NVIDIA 8800GT / Intel HD3000 or better card with at least 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 4GB minimum hard drive space
      Leopard is not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core i Series Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 4670 / Nvidia 285 or better with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 4GB minimum hard drive space
      Leopard is not supported
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 2000, or Intel HD 4000 Graphics
    • Open GL: 2.1
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
I recommend it but with some significant caveats.

The puzzles are very easy, so it is best thought of as a diversion than than a challenge. The game needs to be played a minimum of five times through to see every ending for every character, and long, slow ladder-climbing animations sometimes slow sections down to a tedious crawl. There’s a noticeable systematic use of padding to artificially increase playtime, a very obnoxious practice.

The stories for the individual characters are serviceable but kind of shallow so it’s not really a strong story-telling game. In particular the "good" endings for the characters make little sense and feel like an afterthought, as if they were too skittish to make a game full of nothing but lurid black comedy.

The reason I still recommend it is that the atmosphere and humor are quite good, so I enjoyed the game despite how sloppy it is in a few places. I wouldn’t advise paying full price for it, though.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2015
Adventure?
Puzzle?
Platform?
Point and click?
How about all of the above?

It is a combination of all of these so that certainly makes it "different" sort of game ---- but there is some fun to be had here, if you can tolerate the rather slow pace (due mostly to a ton of backtracking).
Kind of slow getting started, but you pick your three characters from the seven offered (each with a different story), and off you go to various parts of the cave itself. And the cave is beautiful, and fun to explore. Some of the puzzles are super easy, others not so much. But even though the pacing is slow, the game itself looks like it will be short. The replay value is good though ---- just choose different characters for each playthrough. And with all the slow walking and backtracking, that kind of pads out the game length. I guess I just expected more, because I kept waiting for the pace to pick up, but it didn't.

So I'm glad I got it on sale, and that's how I'll recommend the game with some reservation ---- 75% off only, I would think.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
This game is so much fun! Solving the puzzles is addictive once youve got so far you wont want to stop! The narration is humourous and entertaining, the graphics are beautiful I 100% reccomend this game! :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Good Game in the Venes of Vikings or Trine. Nice Humor and graphic makes it to my secret discovery this christmas.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Very cool concept but very difficult to go through some levels. The narrating voice gets annoying after awhile and for some reason, local co-op (which requires controllers) is very buggy and won't allow us to switch characters when we want to choose to be someone else. I can't really say I like or dislike this game either way because what I have played was fun, but there are so many issues with it that I really want to see fixed. For now, I'm leaving my review as not recommended because I bought this game solely with the intention of playing local co-op which can't be played properly.
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