What secrets do these souls share with Kate Reed, a struggling writer hoping to recapture her past success? These lost souls cannot move on. To save them, you must guide Kate between these mind-bending worlds as you explore the House of 1000 Doors.
User reviews: Positive (14 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 7, 2014
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Includes 8 items: Shadows: Price For Our Sins Bonus Edition, Alex Hunter - Lord of the Mind Platinum Edition, House of 1,000 Doors - Family Secrets, Nearwood - Collector's Edition, Castle: Never Judge a Book by its Cover, Small Town Terrors Pilgrim's Hook Collector's Edition, House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector's Edition, Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector's Edition

 

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September 16

Buy this game and others in our new Sinister Bundle!

We now offer a bundle of games. By buying in this pack you save money!

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Includes 8 items: Shadows: Price For Our Sins Bonus Edition, Alex Hunter - Lord of the Mind Platinum Edition, House of 1,000 Doors - Family Secrets, Nearwood - Collector's Edition, Castle: Never Judge a Book by its Cover, Small Town Terrors Pilgrim's Hook Collector's Edition, House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector's Edition, Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector's Edition

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The sale is $47.99 until September 23rd.

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July 16

The trading cards are now fully functional!

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Thank you so much for your patience while we solved the issue of the cards not dropping. This function is now fully operational and ready for your collecting!

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“...weaves its puzzles, solutions, items and hidden object scenes into an amazingly complex web of interconnected occurrences.”
4/5 – Gamezebo

About This Game

A young bride who lost her husband in a gruesome accident refuses to leave a train.

A sculptor who disturbed his wife's grave is suffering in a wintry hell.

And a young girl who posed for a cursed portrait haunts the charred remains of her father's studio.

When the dead cannot find release, the House of 1000 Doors appears at locations around the world to serve as a portal for gifted individuals to help them. What secrets do these souls share with Kate Reed, a struggling writer hoping to recapture her past success? These lost souls cannot move on. To save them, you must guide Kate between these mind-bending worlds as you explore the House of 1000 Doors.


  • Tormented souls imprisoned in a netherworld cry out to the living for help in this Collector's Edition of HOUSE OF 1000 DOORS FAMILY SECRETS that includes additional plot lines, and integrated strategy guide and more!
  • Explore stunning locations and discover the dark secrets of the Lancaster family as you delve into the supernatural on your quest for the truth in this compelling mystery.
  • When the dead cannot find release, they beckon to an unlikely medium to pass between the spirit world and our own to free them from their twisted past lives and the endless horror that they cannot escape.
  • What secret do all these souls share? Pass between all the mind-bending worlds when you enter the House of 1000 Doors to find out.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac® OS X 10.7 - 10.9
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2.0 GHz or better processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Whats behind 1000 doors? Good voiceacting with lots of spooky stories because you play the super spook detective Kate Reed! The hidden object puzzles are real creative, instead of looking like a flea market threw up they fit the scenery for item hunting. There is a hint button, and the puzzles arent too difficult, but you cant stuck because if a person wants to just throw their life away they can hit the "skip" button bringing shame and dishonor upon their family. A helpful map indicates areas of interest because with 1000's of doors a map is kinda critical. ooOOoooo the artwork is so nice in this game, everything looks so spooky and the objects in the Hidden Object Games are very crisp and clear so people shouldnt struggle to much. This game plays like a book, its a very exciting page turner, where instead of just one story there are several stories to free the ghosts trapped here on earth. The house can travel through space and time, so who knows where you might end up!

There is a bonus game after the main game that lets you solve some additional mysteries. More than just a mere room its a whole series of events, puzzles, and more hidden object games so this game is a good value at the price.

(A concept art gallery would have been nice because the art is very good, seeing how it came to life would be nice.)
Rating: 10/10 Value: $9.99
Posted: July 10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
I did not enjoy this game as much as I've enjoyed other Hidden Objects games. Partially this was a matter of game mechanics. (For example, hiding objects inside of objects, or having to repair or transform them for them to 'count' for your search. Half the time this was figuring out the hotspots within the puzzle screen, and less about actually seeing a hidden pattern inside of a larger picture.)

[Update: I recommend other users play this on 'Casual' difficulty setting, as this will minimize the interface level issues.]

However, I really did get into the whole idea of the House of 1000 Doors itself. That part tying the whole game together across space/time/afterlife was very interesting.

There were aspects of the quest/story that just went ... nowhere. (i.e. What are the Beyond Objects for, and why can't I see my progres, or lack thereof, anywhere within the game interface?) The original game ramps you up to make an interesting choice, and then suddenly ENDS ... without actually giving you an oppurtunity to choose your final outcome at all!

However, I did really enjoy the Collectors Edition content. (Extra Chapter/Myster to solve, Strategy Guide included with game, and Wallpapers, etc.)

I recommend the original game at 3/5 Stars, but I'll give it an extra star with the Strategy Guide, etc. contect included. It was enjoyable, and I did play it all the way through, but it was not compelling! I was slightly disappointed, even for a casual/hidden objects genre game.

Final Rating: 4/5 Stars (With Collectors Edition content bonus)

Value for price? I think this is worth the $10, but this is definitely a game I'd recommend if you can catch it during a Steam Sale.

Update: I did NOT consider the value of the Steam Collectible Card drops when I originally reviewed this. If you merely trade them away for cash in your Steam Wallet, these are worth $1-$3, each. Expect up to 3 to drop while you play this game. (Theoretically, this game pays for itself, that way.)
Posted: September 20
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Nice calm puzzle game. Nothing jumping out scaring you.
Posted: June 22
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Average game.
Mainly, find-the-hidden-objects.
Average story behind, lots of find-the-object, less puzzles.
Posted: June 26
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
good game
Posted: August 11
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4.2 hrs on record
It's a good value for the money, and the included strategy guide helped a lot when I got frustrated over not being sure which item to use in which area. Sad and somewhat creepy, though.
Posted: July 13
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7.4 hrs on record
Decent music (though not much variety), interesting story lines. There is a bonus chapter but no unlimited hidden object mode. Fun for playthrough.
Posted: September 23
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
fun and semi challenging. if you like hidden object games to kill some time. i think i spent 4 hours over the course of a few days playing this. it's a pretty good one.
Posted: April 22
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15 of 34 people (44%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
It's a nice first-person adventure combined with that gameplay element where you have a picture with a lot of items and where you have to find some particular of them. The riddles / puzzles are ranged from easy to middle difficutly. The story itself is interesting, but rather trashy in the late game, since it's more like a children's book story. But the atmosphere and the sound is great, the voice actors are quite mediocre, though. The graphics are also pretty nice.

I needed nearly 6 hours to finish it while sometimes using the locating-option (the game allows you to click a question mark symbol to show a marker where you have to go or which item you need to use) for the item-finding puzzles, which are pretty annoying after you made them at the same location several times.

I honestly do not think it's worth 8 or 10 bucks, but if you can grab for 5 bucks you'll have a funny time.
Posted: April 10
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