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: Overwhelmingly Positive (623 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 28, 2014
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“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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
503 of 650 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, LISA
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
A quick puzzle game, that is mostly easy with a few moments of medium difficulty. The game revolves around a large wooden box with puzzles to figure out on all sides and also a table too. There are shape puzzles, hidden compartments and visual puzzles mostly. You are locked into a path for each puzzle so you mostly have to figure out where the path starts to find parts and messages etc. I recommend the game as a bit of a brain challenge without being overly frustrating. It was enjoyable as well and the graphics were nice too.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
I. Love. Puzzle. Boxes.

I'm not sure what it is about locks, tiny keys, hidden compartments, pushy things, slidy things, twisty things, little odds and ends here and there carved in exquisite woods and inlaid with embossed metals that causes me to foam at the mouth in sheer ecstasy -- but this game captured the essence of mystery and romance of that which is the puzzle box, in its entirety.

"The Room" is one of the very few puzzle box games that I enjoyed every second of. There are no giant leaps in logic. The puzzles are wonderfully automatized. The euphoric feeling of hearing something click -- seeing something change -- is present and accounted for!
Some might say the game is too easy, or that there is only one route, but this is the reality of the puzzle box. Most puzzle boxes in video games do not function like real, living, breathing puzzle boxes; however, this game comes as close as I've seen. I flowed through the chapters, following not only the logic of the puzzles, but the mechanical design of the box itself! It was a comfortable challenge and a feast for the eyes.

The game was thoroughly satisfying, regardless of the fact that it took me a mere two hours to complete. It only left me wanting more.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
A stellar puzzle-solving game. The puzzles themselves are logical and just challenging enough. The game's aesthetics are quite pleasing as well. Unlike other games of this genre, this one actually has a pretty good story.

It speaks volumes that I've decided to recommend it, especially given it's short span (1-2 hours).
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This. Game. Was. Awesome...probably deserves a mic drop for being possibly the greatest puzzle game ever (IMO anyway). It really gets everything right: graphics, story, sound, atmosphere and ambiance, controls...everything is pretty perfect. My wife, who had played the original version kept saying how much better this port looked, sounded, and controlled over the original (due to the HD upgrades I guess), although I dont personally have a means to compare personally. What I can tell you is that it was an amazing experience. It's a very challenging game at times, but it never overwhelms and never feels cheap. Basically, you are following clues left by The Rooms creator, who was researching a basically unown alchemical element (you know: earth, wind, fire, water...those are the four, and contrary to what the movie said, the Fifth Element isnt love, lol (at least, not in this game). It has a sort of creepy vibe to it, but it isnt actually scary at all. It's really more mysterious than anything else. I had no idea what was going to happen next. The ending clearly paved the way to part 2, which I havent played yet (although I can see why people are chomping at the bit waiting for it to be ported to PC as well). ). I actually thought the ending was kind of comical, not because it's actually funny, but more because of how much effort you put into getting there....and while I know this probably doesnt make much sense reading it, it will totally make sense wonce you actually experience the ending. Still, it was a great ending that was also an obvious lead in to Part Two.
I highly recommend this game, and although it's only getting 70's on average on metacritic, I easily give this game 10 out of 10. That's how much I enjoyed it and how pumped I was to beat it.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Amazing puzzles. Eerie atmosphere.

No Tommy Wiseau.

0/10
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Totally recommend for those who like brain teasers. You need logic and persistence but with careful exploration of everything you should be able to get through it without any hints or walkthroughs. It is not a long game (5-6 hrs?) but has many Eureka! moments as you solve all the intricate bits which comprise each puzzle box. Very satisfying to work through. I hope there are more in the same vein as I would definitely play them. If you like puzzles you should treat yourself to a visit of The Room.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Good graphics and atmosphere. If you like to tinker around with objects..this is for you. Its has challenging puzzles but not ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ puzzles. I bought this while the halloween sale was going. Well worth the $1,24.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
The Room is an impressively complex safe cracking puzzle game. The intricate and elaborate puzzles immerse the player in a shroud of mystery about what could possibly be inside. Most of the puzzles are decptively tricky and unlock new secrets that were not obvious at first glance. The Room sets a high bar for puzzle games and left me wanting more.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Probably the coolest puzzle game I've ever played. Short, but I think just the right length for this sort of game. Also, you can't beat the price. If you sell the trading cards, this game is practically free, especially if you get it on sale.

Kudos to the dev for a really good PC port including Steamworks features like cloud saves, achievements, and trading cards even though this was originally an iOS app.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Whilst The Room could never be accused of being the longest game of it's type, it is however one the best. The design of the game is fantastic, seeming to take influence from the weird tales of the late 19th century/early 20 century. I'm thinking Lovecraft, Poe, G.K. Chesterton and the ilk, anyway. The puzzles are challenging, the graphics are exquisite and the music manages to capture the mood whilst never becoming tedious. If you are into these type of games then The Room is for you. If you aen't normal a fan of puzzle games but fancy a go, then there are far worse places to start.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This is a beautiful game. Often reminiscent of 7th Guest, the three or so hours it takes to solve the game pairs well with its low price. By no means is this game Myst. The puzzles are fairly linear, relatively easy, and ultimately guessable. Buy the game for the beautiful 3D artwork; buy the game for a pleasant flashback to games like Jewels of the Oracle; buy the game for a pleasant three hours of stimulation without timers or deadlines.

But do buy the game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This Game is just awsome.
The Graphics are ****ing great for and indie Game.
U also get a Hint if ur stuck or don't know what to do.
9/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
The Room is a wonderful little puzzle box that features an awesome detailed aesthetic and a collection of fantastically crafted logic puzzles that all tie into one another seamlessly. The detail with which each chapter's collection of puzzles unfurls before you is simply a sight to behold and always manages to feel both challenging and rewarding. It has a great sense of pace, always drip feeding new and unique mini-puzzles that you're always prone to either over-think or under-think.

It's very hard not to recommend this wonderful little title, even at full price. It may run a tad on the short side, but I felt that it accomplished everything it set out to do and would be a the perfect way to spend an evening.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I loved this game but yes it was short. It reminds me of some of the puzzles i've encountered while playing hidden object games. Just a pure puzzler as you manipulate secret panels and switches to get through the locks. The tutorial eases you into the puzzle world and the hints just nudge you along, without telling the answer when you are stuck. Hopefully theres more to come and this was just a teaser to see how well loved it'll be. Maybe not worth full price but snap it up while on a special, you won't regret it!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
A fun little game. Some of the puzzles were challenging but most of them were fairly easy.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This is a charming puzzle game. You start with unlocking a complex safe and move on further in. I'm really reminded of mystery novels or movies where characters have to crack a series of puzzles to solve the mystery. Except in this game you are the protagonist who bit by bit tries to find out just what is going on here. This makes for a really atmospheric experience. Music and graphics are top notch too. It's challenging without being punishing, mouse gestures work in a logical way, and if you do end up being stuck there is a hint system which gives you a slight nudge without outright spoiling anything or making you feel dumb. A short game in the end, but it is fairly priced for that.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
While this game was short (2-3 hours), I did thoroughly enjoy the puzzles. I was able to make it through without needing much help, but did utilize the well designed hint mechanic a few times to get an idea what I should be doing. Hopefully we'll see some more fleshed out sequels with the same quality as this one.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
The Room is a facinating little puzzle game (about 1-2 hours). It looks beautiful and has lovely (and sometimes creepy) ambient sounds. The small amount of story thrown in ties the entire game together beautifully. The game isn't overly challenging, but the puzzles are very unique and masterfully woven together. It's definitely worth the money, though I suspect most people will find it worth it for them to wait for the game to go on sale before purchasing (based on length of game).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This was a beautiful little puzzle game that really caught me for some reason. The sparse story told through notes reminded me of playing Myst, and the progressive chapters each with their own type of box were fascinating. The game is short, but just so beautiful and satisfying to play. I never found myself stuck or frustrated, and all in all something about messing with all the little gizmos on the boxes just really felt like a unique take on the genre. If you like puzzle games at all, you should look into The Room.
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