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 (61 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 19, 2012
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Reviews

“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?

Features:


  • 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
if you love hidden objects with puzzle game
this is perfect game suit for you

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
I must say this game is a pretty high quality hidden object gamee. The graphics are sharp and the voice acting is pretty good. When in full screen mode tehre are black bars on the sides of the window so keep that in mind if that sort of thing bothers you.

For the hidden object scenes you might eventually notice you're finding the same objects, just placed in a new picture but it's not that big of a deal. Tip: and awl is like an ice pick, I still don't actulaly know what it is.

In terms of puzzles there is a good variety although one or two are hard to tell what the game wants you to do but luckily there is a skip button.

Plot and storylinewise it's an interesting concept. I did not play the first one yet (I played them in the wrong order doh! I wondered why the main character referenced a time before this game...) so I'm not sure if this is covered there but I would like to explore the house a little more, while it would be boring to have the common typical, kitchen, dining room, etc I think there was potential to do really crazy rooms that had themes. While the different country aspect sort of covered that it didn't feel like part of the house.

Overall it's a nice game but it feels like the ending was a little rushed. The bonus chapter literally ends without any final dialogue which is dissapointing.

For what it is and does I'd say 9/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Fun HOG game. The only real problem I have with these game is the lack of a good screen resolution. 1680*1050 is my screen res and these games does not go up that high. So everything is a little hazy looking and not as clear as it could be. Other then that the graphics are good and sound and story are both very interesting.

The more I play the game the more I am irate that they have pictures inside the paper clues you find on the ground. They are supposed to be historical documents yet they have full color drawn pictures on them. I think it was a mistake to include them. It draws you out of the game. Should be in black and white and look more like a sketch other then a full color perfectly drawn figures. I am still enjoying my time with the game.

i just finished the main game. Nice ending. Now onto the bonus mission. The bonus mission ending was strange and abrupt. No The End just a very short cut scene and it goes back to the main menu. Strange.
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