A mysterious invitation leads to the attic of an abandoned house. In the room is a cast-iron safe laced with strange carvings and on top, a note from your distant companion. It promises something ancient and astonishing concealed in the iron chamber - you need only find a way in.
User reviews:
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Overwhelmingly Positive (216 reviews) - 95% of the 216 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (3,415 reviews) - 96% of the 3,415 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 28, 2014

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Reviews

“Resist hurrying and savour every sliding panel and twist of a dial. The Room is the cave of mysteries from everyone's childhood; a perfect encapsulation of the fear and pleasure of discovery”
Eurogamer

“Excellently produced, clever puzzles and spine-tingling music”
Game Informer

“You're encouraged to slowly savor every last morsel this wonderful gem serves up. A must play, indeed.”
Gametrailers

About This Game

Fall into a world of bizarre contraptions and alchemical machinery with The Room, a BAFTA award-winning 3D puzzler from Fireproof Games. Follow a trail of cryptic letters and solve many unique devices in ever more extraordinary places, on a time-spanning journey where machinery meets myth.

The Room PC is a fully-enhanced HD release of Apple's 2012 iPad Game Of The Year, including the 'EPILOGUE' DLC that adds 20% more content and play time to the original release. This PC version of the game has been many months in the making and has involved recreating almost every asset in the game from the ground up.

Fireproof Games are a small independent team working in Guildford in the UK. We self-published our first game The Room in September 2012 and were stunned with both the critical success and our new-found fan-base, not to mention multiple international awards. The Room has changed our lives and we hope you enjoy playing it as much as we enjoyed making it.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WindowsXP SP2 or higher
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Overwhelmingly Positive (3,415 reviews)
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Munroe
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Beautifully presented, challenging but reasonable puzzles. Worthy of a purchase, hopefully, the more people that do purchase it, they'll release the 2nd on Steam.
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GWB
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
By far the best puzzle game I've found on Steam, unfortunately it is a bit short. I hope the second and third installments of this game come to PC someday.
I suggest you disable hints when you play this for the best experience.
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WastelandSurvivor²³²
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
YOURE TEARING ME APART LISA
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CJBael
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is an amazing puzzle game. Visually it's stunning, the puzzles are very interesting without being overly complicated, perhaps a bit too simple at times (the game only takes 2 hours to complete all 5 chapters), but for the price it is more than worth it and you'll probably find yourself playing through it again just to enjoy the visuals again as well as to solve each puzzle a bit quicker.
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zagerus
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
was expecting a puzzle game that would make me think, nearly 2 hours later was falling asleep, I never felt like I was acomplishing anything, and as others will tell you the game never seems clever dont know what to do click on things, in a real bind the old try different combonations till it works method or the look around till you spot the differance trick are the only metheds you need to use. All in all was looking for a mind bender not a fiddle toy and was dissapointed.
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HaaaHaaHa
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
เป็นเกมส์ที่ดีมากครับ ภาพโดยรวมสวยงาม ปริศนาไม่ยากเกินไป ยิ่งช่วงลดราคายิ่งน่าซื้อ
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j4
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
An immersive, atmospheric experience, well-polished, and very appropriately priced. However, the actual puzzles are very straightforward and somewhat dull. The Room is a pretty little game that's worth playing, but hardly an innovative puzzler - all the reviews comparing it to the likes of Portal and such upset my expectations a bit, so keep that in mind.
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The Silent Majority
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Delightfully enjoyable. Not a brain-bending challenge, but definitely requires some thought.

Beautiful graphics, a haunting A E S T H E T I C, and perfect sounds and music make for a terrific experience.
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awesometron2000
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Very good. It's a tiny bit spooky, which is nice.
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jlewis1492
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
A VERY short game. Finished it in 1.8 hours with several interuptions from my child. One of those games you can immerse yourself in, exploring what happened, why it happened, and questioning what's happening to you.
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156 of 229 people (68%) found this review helpful
218 people found this review funny
24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Yes, believe the hype. The awards this game received... The 'overwhelmingly positive' Steam reviews... The Room is the best puzzle game I have ever played and I've been playing them since the 1990s. It's puzzling in its most basic form. There is no real story, you just tackle one big puzzle, although it's divided into five chapters. It's hard to describe in a few words why this game is so good, but simply put: it's fun! And playing The Room feels exciting and rewarding. They just got "it" right - "it" being everything a game like this should be, while being a completely unique experience unlike any other puzzle game I know of.

Maybe just a few short additional notes, though, that may help you decide whether to buy The Room if you're still not sure:
- it's a short game: it takes only about 3 hours if you take your time, so you may want to pick it up when it's on sale
- it's a rather easy game: for me the game was just challenging enough but if you're the sadistic kind of puzzler who only likes being challenged to the point of migraine, you will not find that here. On the contrary, there is a hint system in the game so if you feel stumped at any time, you can click a button to give you some pointers.
- the Steam Achievements are the most basic: one achievement for completing each chapter of the game.

I would recommend this game to everyone, not just to people who like playing puzzle games. It's really that good. But since it's a pretty short game, you may want to wait until it's on sale to buy it.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
So... Snatched this up on the Summer Sale on a lark, because cheap.

Should have waited until the fourth.

Guys, a 75% discount was way too steep if you ask me. Now I'm down for a good brain breaker, but you've gone and set the high bar for this sort of game. The puzzles are widely varied, some difficult almost to a fault, and you somehow managed to keep it from degenerating into "rub inventiry thing on other inventory thing and use that to molest everything until something works" motif that are all too common in games like this.

Tiny, clean environments set the scene without being distracting. Russian nesting doll-style puzzles that are admittedly scientific and mechanical manure, whilst somehow making sense in context. You have one static inventory item that you'll use in all five chapters-- and you'll spend the first bit and a half getting that rebuilt.

Kind of hard to do spoilers as well. The story is barebones, mostly told through diary entries and the odd letter. You can skip all but the original letter, and you still have a game. If you read all the text-y bits, you get a picture of a man going off the deep end, and not in a good way.

Might could have done without the creepy music. It's good music, and it works for atmosphere, but it can be a quick distraction for folks with the attention span of a deranged squirrel on top-grade methamphetamine.

That said, I managed to stay in my chair, completely absorbed, for the three hours it took me to finish it. It's a rare game that manages that, and kudos for it.

I'll get a video up for it as soon as I can figure out how without giving away any of the puzzle solutions.

All of that in a mobile port... I'm impressed.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Hard enough to make you think but not so hard you have to youtube the solution. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
A fun puzzle game where everything can be solved with grit and intuition. No nonsense puzzles, no ridiculous leaps. The only time anything might require more than just cranking some mental cogs is when you have to manipulate hidden pieces that the game doesn't necessarily communicate to you. But the hint system is great at speeding you through any of these unnecessary roadblocks while feeding you info on a slow enough drip that it won't spoil your fun.

It's a fairly short game, but at Steam sale price, it's a pretty good deal.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Beautifull game!

Worth buying at any price (Sale or not), you won't regret spending money on such a juicy game. 'The Room' won 8 awards for beeing so good and one of them is thanks to the soundtrack (completely deserved) WHICH IS AMAZING. Every single puzzle is soo well made... makes you ask for more & more.


Personally, after finishing Portal 2, I tought that I won't ever feel again the enermous pleasure of finishing a good puzzle game, until I bought 'The Room'. Recommend it to anybody that loves puzzle games.

Pros:

-Astonishing Soundtrack
-Nice graphics
-Interesting puzzles
-Cheap game

Cons:
-It's way tooo short (but reasonable for such a low price)


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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
As I write this it is the Steam Summer Sale. The Room is currently only 99p. You can buy a variety of things for 99p. An ice-cream, anything in the pound shop which opens the options up hugely from coffee to floor tiles. A good book of course is always a good option but I cannot think of many better ways to spend 99p than on The Room. It's a warm fart in a cold bed, a tender kiss from a loved one, it's a lollipop after a visit to the dentist, or an absorbing story from a good friend which makes you forget yourself. There are no guns, or jumping, or timed button presses, just you, in a room, with a safe and a fascinating premise which encourages you to think, and to open it. Its story stands just outside your earshot and beckons you on with visual beauty and intricate and quite realistic design, it's engrossing and wonderfully relaxing yet also teasing and delightful and interesting. If you don't buy it the Aliens will kill us all and shove a grenade in your dark places... sorry, residual case of FPS still gets me now and then ;) Bargain at twice the price, bargain at £3.74. Bargain.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Literally the only bad part about this game is that it ended and the sequels aren't out on steam yet. The game is slightly obsfucated, but if you are into elucidations then don't be afraid to dive right in. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
A quick game, but alot of fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Well crafted and well thought-out puzzles that are beautifully detailed from the graphics to the satisfying sounds. The game will challenge you to find the elements, but it won't hang you up on glitches or unsolvable riddles. The storyline could be better, but it doesn't detract from gameplay.
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