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 (814 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
847 of 1,061 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, LISA
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120 of 130 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Great game for some mental stimulation. Thinking and logic come into play along with attention to detail.

The graphics are great, the animations are fluid and make you really feel like you're throwing switches and solving puzzles.

Plus the interaction with the game has been changed in some places from the IOS version so a mouse was more useful.

Definitely two thumbs up.
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421 of 563 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, you have to open a mysterious box.
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114 of 132 people (86%) 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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80 of 88 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This game was really fun! The puzzles were challenging and required you to look at everything in the room, even if it looked unimportant. The graphic were well done for it origanally being a iOS game. Not the longest puzzle game by any means but it keeps you interested the whole time you play. Really the only negative aspect of this game is that it is too short, not 100% worth the $5, but I don't regret getting it for that price. If you really want the game go ahead and get it now, but if you on't mind waiting, then wait till it is on sale! All and all 9.5/10
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53 of 57 people (93%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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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52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
An odd choice of genre for a tie in with the Tommy Wiseau movie. I mean, I would have at least expected a football game at the very least. Instead, we get a short, but very well-made puzzle game. None of the puzzles are too hard, and the game can be finished in a matter of hours, but it's alright for what it is.
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44 of 46 people (96%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
The Room is very enjoyable game. The way mystery and puzzle solving is handed to a player is like fresh breeze on the hot summer day. Basically it's mysteries the game. Atmosphere is great and very fitting the main theme, which I can't disclose as I consider it to be somewhat spoilery. Puzzles are interesting and varied and most importantly it lefts you wanting more, much more, especially answers!
Are we getting more? That is the question.
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49 of 55 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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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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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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
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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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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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24 of 25 people (96%) 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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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
For those who have never heard of The Room or were never able to play it on the iPad, I urge you, Play. This. Game. Extremely challenging, beautiful and worth the 5 dollars tenfold. For those who did play it on the iPad, I say take it or leave it. The graphics are a stepup from what the iPad can handle and I think that by itself is worth the purchase. Support FireProof so they relase The Room 2 on Steam as well!
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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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
+ Magnificent graphics
+ Sense of mystery
+ Solving puzzles gives a good sense of accomplishment
+ Looks deceivingly simple but trust me, it isn't (always)

I want, no, need more.

[Rating: 87/100]
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
A truly great port, especially by mobile game standards, that translates really nicely from touch to mouse. The puzzle design stil holds up nicely by PC puzzle game standards (nothing obtuse) and the hint system gracefully nudges the player in the right direction when stuck. It's not a long game, but it's interesting and worth checking out.
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9 of 9 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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
i played the room 1 and 2 on my andriod phone and i gave it a 10/10 on the play store.
i played it again on steam and i give it a 10/10 again. the game is perfect on PC. it goes 1080p - 60+ fps and it has some extreme textures that is a candy for the eye. i recommend it if u love puzzle games + horror theme and music. its worth more than 4.99$. i cant wait for the room 2 to be on steam too.
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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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