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Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore The Cave!
Release Date: Jan 23, 2013
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About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    • 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
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
40 products in account
2 reviews
9.6 hrs on record
The Cave is set up like an old-school 2D side-scroller. Seven adventurers, each with a dark past, go down into a magical cave in a journey of self discovery. At the beginning of the game (which is narrated throughout by The Cave itself), you choose three of the seven advernturers and descend. Each section of The Cave is a puzzle that requires your three characters to work together. Three of the sections are uniquely designed (by the sentient Cave) for the characters you've chosen. In this way, The Cave encourages you to play though multiple times.

The drawback is that there's also three generic puzzle sections which you cannot skip. I'm on my second playthrough, and while it's nice that the game shuffles the order of the puzzles, it can be a drag to re-solve old puzzles to get to new content. And the achievements require you to play through the game... I don't know how many times, but I imagine The Cave's jokes (while clever) will start to wear thin on the fifth playthrough. If you really want to get 100% achievements, you might consider reviewing the achievement list online before you play, despite the mild spoilers.

I'd still recommend this game - the humor, art and story make this puzzle game very enjoyable and encourage multiple playthroughs. May get monotonous if you're looking for all the achievements.

A definite buy if it's on sale.
Posted: July 5th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
260 products in account
48 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
TIght production value; craftsmanship in detail straight down to the teeter-animations. It's also got great backstories and runs an efficient level design comparable to an amusement park ride. Astute writing and polished mechanics in a 2D platformer? A no-brainer pickup.
Posted: June 20th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
37 products in account
1 review
14.7 hrs on record
The Cave definitely took me back to my years of playing games like Legend of Kyrandia and Grim Fandango. The humor was top notch and the puzzles were just hard/easy enough that it was fun to play through multiple times.
Posted: July 6th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
369 products in account
36 reviews
21.1 hrs on record
The Cave is a very nice example of how to make an adventure game. It doesn't require you to rub every item in your vast inventory against every other item in the hopes of finding a solution only to realise you have to travel all the way back to that other area to get something or other. No, The Cave has fairly modest and self contained areas, and it doesn't even give you an inventory so you don't have to worry about vast item combinations. You just hold one thing per character, and once you move onto the next area you can pretty much just drop anything you're holding and not worry about having to go back to a previous zone (because you can't). It's just light-hearted and humorous adventure gaming with some platforming thrown in to keep you engaged. I did find one of the puzzles to be poorly designed, and the Knight seems to have a few clipping issues where he gets stuck in the ground (albeit a rare occurrence), but overall it's a very enjoyable game to play. 7 out of 10, would spelunk.
Posted: June 18th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
155 products in account
3 reviews
21.8 hrs on record
A fantastic combination of puzzle platforming and story telling. Double Fine's cleverness in both their writing and design continues to shine through in everything they do.

However it does rely more on it's Puzzles and Narrative to invest you over platforming skill so don't expect it to test your reflexes or anything.
Posted: April 9th, 2014
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62 of 64 people (97%) found this review helpful
474 products in account
26 reviews
13.6 hrs on record
I'm not a fan of puzzle games but I must say I enjoyed The Cave so much. The game is charming, funny and clever. Animations, musics and voice acting is awesome. Premise of the game is, there are 7 characters and you pick 3 of them at the begining of the game and try to get them out of the cave. Each character has a different story, a unique skill and their own levels. In order to get everyone out of the cave you need to play it at least 3 times. If you want to see everything the game has to offer (there are two endings for each character) you need at least 5 playthroughs. This may sound boring, but puzzle solving in this game is really fun. Also depending on your characters and the items you picked along the way, you can find some shortcuts in some levels.

Long story short, even if you're not a fan of the genre, I say give this game a chance. You will not regret it.
Posted: February 4th, 2014
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