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 (35 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 7, 2014
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September 16

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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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July 16

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
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
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
If you like finding stuff, this is recommended. Not so much hidden object as I thought as they are many other puzzles to not make it too boring however it is still a 'hidden puzzle' game so as far as that genre goes this is a nice game.

So don't buy this game if you plan on:
Shooting lots of zombies in the face
Shooting lots of people in the crotch
Shooting at all
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
A great Hidden Object game. Remember those Highlights magazines or I Spy books as a kid? Its kind of like those, but throw in some puzzles too. Its nothing too hard though. So if you are looking for adventure or a challenge I'd say look elsewhere for this is for those who enjoy the journey and story and its not how fast you can get through to the end. What it is, is simple problem solving and a whole lot of finding things that are hidden beyond others.

To put it simple it's a Point & Click. You go about the house pointing and clicking, sometimes "dragging" (rarely). Most doors and objects of intrest are locked. Sometimes you can go and find the key, other times you play a mini Hidden Object game (which you can hop in & out of fairly easily without losing what you found so far, which is a plus). Upon completing the mini HO game you are always awarded a object that you will need (its worth noting: usually the object awarded in question is one of the objects found in the mini game). Aside from the hidden objects sprawled about the house, there is a great deal of puzzles that must be solved to obtain other items of intrest. Also there is a tie-in with ghosts and such; you help ghosts sovle mysteries based upon themselves. In doing so, you resolve their need to be at peace.

Such is how this game is played. I find it soothing. Relaxing. A quaint little title (or not so little, but still) It's not an adventure, its an experience. And I enjoy it.

This game gets a "Yes" from Awsome Weegee.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This is an extremely well done game. I played it a couple times before ever getting Steam and then, once I became a Steam addict, I bought this game for the cards. And played it again. And now I'm playing it for the fourth time. Yes, it's really that good. If you're a hidden object fan, you should definitely check this out.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Very good HOG with an engaging story and challenging puzzles, especially if you play the hardest difficulty. The protagonist is a young novelist that receives an invite to a misterious house to participate in a séance. She'll have to help the spirits trapped inside the mansion to bring them eternal rest. On Steam you can find the collector's edition which has a bonus chapter and some nice extras.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
A very nice game, but when you' are a hardcore HO gamer this one is too easy. It's more a game when you;ve got nothing to do and don't want to think very hard. Buy the Sinister Bundle , now it's for sale, saves you a lot of money and this game is also included!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
A Fun Paranormal Point-and-Click Adventure/Puzzle & Hidden Object game. Solve Puzzles and help the wandering spirits of the House of 1,000 Doors be put to rest.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
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 [at the time I sold mine]. Expect up to 3 to drop while you play this game. (Theoretically, this game pays for itself, that way.)
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
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.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Nice calm puzzle game. Nothing jumping out scaring you.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Average game.
Mainly, find-the-hidden-objects.
Average story behind, lots of find-the-object, less puzzles.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Decent music (though not much variety), interesting story lines. There is a bonus chapter but no unlimited hidden object mode. Fun for playthrough.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
If you want to play eye spy 800 times in a row then buy this
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
good game
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15 of 34 people (44%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
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.
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4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
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.
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2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
I've played a bunch of HOGs now, and this one is among the best in terms of the aesthetics, which are richly coloured and textured and inviting without being overwhelming.
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6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Short version: 81%
If you like a challenge in a hidden object game, don’t mind a lot of backtracking, and enjoy ghost stories, then House of 1,000 Doors will be your title.

Long version:
If there are any ‘hardcore hidden object puzzle gamers’– despite HO being a casual genre– then Alawar’s House of 1,000 Doors is something that was custom-tailored to their needs, because it has everything: hidden object scenes with several difficulty enhancements; puzzles that can hardly be finished under a minute even if you know the solution; and point ‘n’ click sections that would make even an old Sierra game developer proud.
On top of all it lacks a map feature, so you also need good memory or good notes to keep track of your progression. (And of course this also means that a significant portion of the game is nothing but backtracking, especially in the bonus chapter.)

As for the story, it can be considered a really high point or a mediocre one. The voice acting (except for the child actor) is good, and the plot is a series of well-written short ghost stories. But the overall tone maybe has a wee bit too much spiritualist preaching in it instead of the usual supernatural fantasy elements.
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8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
A nice hidden-object game! Not the best, but still quite pleasant for fans of the genre.

Good variety of scenes as you travel between different locales. The story is quite shallow, but there are a few side-stories that keep it diverse and interesting enough.
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6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Very fun game :)
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