House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector's Edition
Return to a sinister unsettled House....very different from the one you remember!
User reviews: Very Positive (79 reviews) - 92% of the 79 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 19, 2012

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“Production values are high, with beautiful graphics, competent voice-overs, and an intriguing twist on an otherwise conventional storyline.”
4/5 – Gamezebo

About This Game

Summoned by the Spirits!

Return to a sinister, unsettled House ...very different than the one you remember. The power of a cursed gem has unleashed a murderous plague that extends far beyond the Houses walls; and you must employ your psychic abilities to stop these evil spirit using your seek & find skills.

Break the power of a cursed gem!

Travel to exotic locations throughout the world in search of the artifacts that can destroy this wicked presence. Solve a massive array of cleverly designed puzzles and ingeniously hidden objects as you unravel in this story of supernatural intrigue, unbounded adventure and sweeping scope.

The House needs you.

Will you answer its call?


  • Discover dozens of hidden object scenes and ingenious mini games
  • Search for clues and return harmony to the house
  • Explore stunning locations and experience amazing animations on your quest for the truth
  • Experience indelible characters in a compelling story
  • Collector's edition includes bonus gameplay, integrated strategy guide and concept art!

System Requirements

    • 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Evil has taken over at the House of 1,000 Doors since your last visit. It's up to you to travel through dimensions again to save everyone and particularly Gabriel, the protector of it.

This game is the sequel to House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets and you'll find some familiar characters, if not everyone from the first game. The plot is also a good written. You're going from China to the jungle, which means many exotic backgrounds for someone who is used to a western city.

The gameplay is the usual one: click on items that you'll need in another scene, solve puzzles, find hidden objects, etc.. I found everything well-balanced.

But what made me love the game, though I've hinted it earlier, is probably the journey through 4 different worlds and meet people that knew about Gabriel - I found it nice that the guy has a background, though it's breaking the charm around this mysterious man. And the scenes are really well drawed. You're really transported into other worlds.

So if you're a fan of HOG, you have to own this game. Besides, there are trading cards with nice emoticons and backgrounds.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2015
This was just the perfect game. Had everything I was looking for. A storyline, a mixture of hidden object scenes and thinking games. Once I figured out how to use the map...(Silly me) it went a lot faster then having to click back all the time.

Not everything is obvious and I had to peek at a few walk throughs to figure one or two things out, but over all it was a good time waster. My son enjoyed watching me play it and helped me as well.

I will be buying other titles of this as well. I really enjoyed it.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Two things to note in case you don't want to read my whole review:
1) You do not have to play the first game to enjoy this one. They throw in a few nods to it but that is it.
2) This is a solid hidden object game with a good story, I reccomend it and the first one. Hopefully the third also comes to Steam.

That being said, the game isn't perfect. While the story is good I still do not like Kate, the hero of our tales. Not sure if they switched her voice actor but whenever she speaks she sounds wooden and bored. You're going to a freaking haunted house, liven up! That brings me to the next thing, why is she going back?! I didn't notice any word of her being invited back, less I missed it, so I shall assume she's a masochist or something.

But her timing couldn't be better! All of her old buddies from the house could use some help! There is Symon...oh wait, he seems busy. Oh and Sammy....who isn't around. And of course the beautiful Amanda! Who barely has any lines. Huh, so the odd but interesting characters from the first game don't do much in this one, that's sad. You do, however, learn more about Gabriel which is awesome.

The ghosts aren't ♥♥♥ loveale as in the first game but you get to save the world so, huzzah!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2015
This is the fourth game in this series, and the closest to a sequel of the first game House 1000 Doors: Family Secrets. (I have played all 4 games in the series, in order.) It is stand alone, as is, but the series storyline might confuse a player as the game briefly refers to previous game adventures in single "throw away/reveal" lines depending on how much of the series storyline is known.

The story: The Palm of Zoroaster, a cursed orb, has been destroying things, people and quite possibly civilizations (or at least, select parts of it) for centuries. Your job is to destroy the orb. (No spoilers because there are some if one has been following the series storyline.) Learn the orb's history, witness its destruction, and of course discover how to destroy it and gather the means to do so.

The game is set up with an introduction/tutorial, four adventure chapters, and the final conclusive chaper. I rather like this setup which is different then other HOs with a much more linear storyline. What changed in this game from the first game (Family Secrets) is the player does not get to choose which adventure to embark on first. For this game and storyline purposes it is perfect though.

Hidden object scenes, mixed with some head scratching puzzles and the usual standard puzzles, plus some point and click and a chapter by chapter accumulate and use inventory. Nothing too hard or tear your hair out challenging. Game comes with a walkthrough the player can access if they get stuck in game or on a puzzle. Every puzzle has a skip option and sparkles on needed objects or mini puzzle scene. Unless playing in Hard mode. There are three game modes available, in-game achievements, wall papers and a bonus chapter.

Warning: If you are hunting for those elusive extra "hidden/ghost/shape shifting" objects make sure you have them all before leaving the introduction or adventure chapter because you cannot go back once the chapter is finished. (Except in a new game).

Opinion: I like the series, therefore I like each game. The overall concept is interesting and lends itself to innumberable further games. The only thing I did not like in this game was the end. I was expecting a much longer cut scene. It ended and I thought "Wait, that is it." The adventure ended, the game ended, but the end felt truncated. Ah well the bonus chapter made up for the abrupt conclusion.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Short version: 85%
A superior game to Family Secrets in all but one aspects, Palm of Zoroaster features improved level design, even better graphics and much easier puzzles, catering more for the more casual hidden object game fans.

Long version:
The Palm of Zoroaster did exactly what is expected from a sequel: took everything that was good or popular in the first game, made it better, and threw out the rest.

There is no more boring running around. The titular house serves only as a nexus between the four distinct paintings/levels, all featuring their own new ghost story that eventually form a larger plot. What that plot is can be a good question though, since the game lacks an ending, it just stops after the last artefact. And no, the bonus chapter won’t help either, although it reveals a few interesting secrets on its own.

The difficulty has decreased substantially since the first game, and there is a much larger focus on hidden object scenes. The progression is more straightforward, but not linear, giving you a greater sense of pace despite the fairly long gameplay.
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