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 (1,160 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
1,267 of 1,591 people (80%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, LISA
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309 of 386 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Amazing puzzles. Eerie atmosphere.

No Tommy Wiseau.

0/10
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86 of 93 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Challenging and original puzzles that inspire you to press on until all the mysteries the story has to offer are solved.

I never played the iOS version of this game, but the PC release has been severely upgraded from the original, in the best way possible. The atmosphere is amazing and looks very good graphics-wise, the music supports the eerie feel you get when playing this game, and the puzzles themselves work perfectly well with a mouse.

10/10 would recommend

The only downside would be that it's a pretty short game, though it varies depending on how well you are at solving puzzles, and whether you'd replay the Chapters or not (I've done them all 3 times already). But look at the low, low price of this game.. it's worth every penny!
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64 of 76 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
3.6 hours it took me to complete this game. It cost me 5 euro. It was a well spent 5 euro and an enjoyable 3.6 hours. I drank wine whilst i played to feel even more cultured. Soundtrack makes this game as wonderful as it is.
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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
Puzzles are challenging and creative, the graphics and atmosphere portray a constant mood of mystery, and the underlying story is interesting enough to follow although it doesn't affect the gameplay all that much. I really enjoyed solving this game's scenarios as I went box after box.

Playability? Great! Replayability? Not so great. Since the puzzles stay the same every playthrough, you won't be coming back to this game very much. Until The Room 2 comes to desktop that is (already out on mobile!). Let's hope that's soon!
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
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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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
A brilliant little gem. Short and sweet, can be finished in 3-5 hours, depending. Luckily there is no time limit to the puzzles! Although there should be an achievement for completing without hints or in a certain amount of time. Gorgeously rendered devices and atmosphere, with intriguingly erudite subject matter, a very satisfying play for any puzzle junkie.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
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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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
I enjoy puzzle games from time to time and The Room was a refreshing experience with the colorful graphics and curious background music.

In the game, you play as the unseen main character in his attic and solve a series of puzzles that decorate the surface of a box - a series of puzzle boxes, actually; one more unique and intricate than the last. It's a relaxing, casual game so it's something to enjoy on a lazy day.

Despite The Room being a puzzle game, there is a small storyline. You play as a man who was gifted with a mysterious puzzle box and with each lever pulled, switch flipped, and lock undone, the boxes get smaller and more elaborate. The letter you were given by your friend states that there's a mysterious power at the core of the box and you come across diary entries that detail some mysterious reasearch, so of course you'll want to proceed further.
The boxes grow smaller and smaller until...Well, you'll have to find out for yourself, won't you?

For a game that's short and humbly priced, it's gorgeous and fun to sit down with.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
The Room is an atmospheric first person 3 D puzzle game .

Gameplay 7/10
You solve all of the puzzles in first person and rotate and combine various objects to solve the riddles . Some of them are quite tricky and others are quite easy .It took me around 3,5 hours to finish the game including the DLC , so I'd call it short .It's very atmospheric and also kinda dark lovecraftian feeling to it .

Music 7/10
Nice atmospheric sound , sometimes you hear the cracking of a door or something , but other than that nothing worth mentioning .

Graphic 7/10
Nicely modeled and very detailed 3 D objects that can be rotated , e.g. a table , a box .

Supports Steam Cloud and has Steam Trading Cards

Definitely recommended for casual puzzle-gamers .

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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Graphic 4/5
Puzzle 5/5
Sound 4/5
Mood & ambience 5/5

Just simple puzzle game, but there are many interesting elements.
When you solve the puzzle, level of difficulty is increased.
Also, trying to find the hidden clues and use a lot of wisdom.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
Really awesome game! I finished the game in just one sitting which I shouldn't have. Savoring every miniscule detail of the puzzle and getting a brain workout is essential to enjoying the full game. For a simple puzzle game, the music genuinely creeped the bejeesus out of me. Game highly approved from moi!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
GET THIS GAME.
Cogs meets Myst. Minimalist art. Japanese puzzle box with a computer mouse.

PLAY THIS GAME.
Hella rewarding. In my personal Utopia, this game would have more sequels than CoD.
It's beautiful. It looks great in a red dress. I think I'm in love with it.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
I so like this puzzle game, i never saw a puzzle game with this quality before. If you make other games like this, i promise to buy & play them. I really like it !
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
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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