As an expert safecracker, you are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased to search his mansion for his last will and testament. Duncan W. Adams was an avid safe collector and an 'eccentric,' to say the least. Adams has hidden the deed to his vast fortunes in one of 35 safes.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (166 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 2, 2006
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As an expert safecracker, you are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased to search his mansion for his last will and testament. Duncan W. Adams was an avid safe collector and an 'eccentric,' to say the least. Adams has hidden the deed to his vast fortunes in one of 35 safes. You must crack them all using hints scattered throughout his extravagant mansion. The stakes are high. Use your expertise, wits, and puzzle solving skills to earn your paycheck!

  • A challenging puzzle adventure game with 35 unique safes to crack.
  • Many creative, clever, and truly unique puzzles.
  • Decipher unexpected clues inside each safe that will help you open the others, ultimately leading you to the master safe.
  • Multiple difficulty levels to challenge all types of puzzle enthusiasts.
  • Explore a magnificent mansion with 30 lavish, intriguing, and precisely-detailed rooms.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows® 2000/XP, 800 MHz Pentium® III or equivalent/ faster processor, 64 MB of RAM, DirectX 9.0c or higher, 64 MB DirectX® 9.0c compliant video card, DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard

    Recommended: Windows XP, 1 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent/faster, 128 RAM, 64 MB DirectX® 9.0c Compliant Video Card, DirectX 9.0c, 3D Compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard

Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
The only thing I cracked after playing this game was my own skull.
Posted: September 29
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3.8 hrs on record
Some of the puzzles were simply frustrating in their complexity, requiring trial and error until you get it or previous experience and understanding of the puzzle in question.

Also, the game did not run too well for me.
Posted: September 30
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3.6 hrs on record
Myst like game but shorter and with easier puzzles. Worth a play especially for the price.
Posted: October 5
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2.9 hrs on record
Really nice game even though it is quite old.
The puzzles are amazing some of them are very obvious and easy others are quite challenging.
Managed to finish it in around 3 hours.
Posted: October 11
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2.0 hrs on record
The puzzles in the game are fun.
There are however two major problems.

First, it has trouble on modern OSs. Playing in windowed mode helps with that; after manually editing some config files.

Second, the game is in first person mode for no reason whatsover. It head tracks and does it without any support for mouse inversion. For me, this was almost a dealbreaker. I managed to set up a custom profile for my gamepad to mimic the mouse with inversion and this helped a little - but still wasn't great.

It was enough to play it, and the game itself was enjouable, aside from the movement.
Posted: October 11
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0.1 hrs on record
Extremely buggy on modern operating systems.
Posted: October 12
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Oh puzzles how you annoy me so, but I keep coming back because you also intrigue me.

I have not beat this game so my opinion is subject to change however the premise of this game is quite nice and both hilarious at the same time. The idea a rich guy retired and went into making ridiculous puzzles to hide his fortune is quite interesting and funny.

That being said this game makes me rage quit a lot, maybe I am not good at puzzles but I generally find myself stomped on puzzles trying to figure them out. Till i recently tried taking a picture and pasting it into gimp to put trials for example of what i tried and what failed in different colors. It felt really cool planning out the path to complete the puzzle in some instances and gratifying when it worked.

The game links puzzles together in some instances where you get parts for completing some puzzles and had to piece them together to complete others to go into the rooms. I really liked how the system worked basically the locks on doors were only accessed through solving the puzzles around you and limited your freedom of movement but the more you solved puzzles and opened doors the more pathways you had to return to places you came back from.

I would defintly recommend this game to people who like puzzles and jotting down notes trying to work out what paths didn't work out or not to deduce where to go to beat it!


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Posted: June 9
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Despite being old, it's worth its current value. Not-over-complicated puzzles with logical solutions make this game a very enjoyable experience minimizing frustration moments. It features nice pre-rendered old-school 360º scenes coupled with somewhat suitable music. It's not too long, with about 30 totally different puzzles to solve and about 5 hours of gameplay.

Due to its age, it doesn't come without technical problems:
Resolution is fixed to 1024x768 which will stretch on wide-screen monitors.
On some installations, the game flickers constantly making it unplayable. This seems to be related to FPS and nVidia adapters. I have no problems on AMD. Either way, the solution is to go windowed mode, which is covered in the forums.

In short, tacking into account its release date and current price, a very recommendable product.
Posted: May 3
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Great puzzle game. If you're looking for something quite challenge your brain then this game served you right. It has many kinds of puzzles so you will not bored definitely. The story is nearly nothing but the main story of this game is not based on story, it's just based on awesome puzzles in game.
Posted: June 22
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Ridiculous screen flickering makes it unplayable for me. No graphics settings at all in the options.
Posted: June 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
quite short but enjoyable once you fix the flickering problem (I went into my Steam folder and changed compatibility to windows xp) some of the puzzles will test your intelligence but mainly a good wee distraction for an hour
Posted: June 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
In this point and click game, you move from room to room unlocking safes and solving more puzzles to get more clues (and pieces of other puzzles) to solve more puzzles until you finally solve them all and say "oh good, I solved all the puzzles.'

For the first time in aaaaaaages I found myself using a sheet of paper to solve puzzles in a video game. This was a pleasant surprise - I found myself noting things I'd never need, as well as making notes that really helped me solve puzzles without having to backtrack to look at something again. Don't be fooled - the game does give you some clues you can take with you, but some things have to be carried in your memory only. My memory is awful, so I used paper. I am only writing this review so that I don't buy this game again by mistake. That's how bad my memory is.

Do you like solving puzzles? This game has some neat puzzles, and I don't think a single answer annoyed me, which is rare.

Do you hate sliding tile puzzles? I do! But this game only has 1, and you can cheat (like I did. I have no shame. I hate sliding puzzles).

The game is linear in the sense that you will need to solve some puzzles before you can solve others, but it is also not linear in that you don't need to unlock a clue before you can solve a puzzle. I solved one early puzzle by writing a simple script. Later I found a clue that was useless to me at that point, because I'd already solved the puzzle. The game didn't make me wait until I'd found the clue, which was great. It's awful to play a game like this and know that even if you're entering the right code, it won't work because you didn't pick up a porcelain pig with the number 7 scratched on its ♥♥♥.

There are no porcelain pigs in this game. Porcelain pigs are not playable characters. If you like pigs this might still be the game for you, but don't go into this expecting pigs. There are 100% more pigs in this review than there are in the game.


For the first time in aaaaaaages I found myself using a sheet of paper to solve puzzles in a video game. This was a pleasant surprise - I found myself noting things I'd never need, as well as making notes that really helped me solve puzzles without having to backtrack to look at something again. Don't be fooled - the game does give you some clues you can take with you, but some things have to be carried in your memory only. My memory is awful, so I used paper. I am only writing this review so that I don't buy this game again by mistake. That's how bad my memory is.

The game is kind of short, but it's stable enough that you can tab in and out, so you can play it when you're supposed to be working and then tab out to pull up notepad++ or whatever it is you use at work. I don't know - I've probably never even seen you before, so how would I know what you use. Maybe you are unemployed. Maybe you made a ton of money lawyering and retired ridiculously early to rule an Internet Space Empire and have a cute dog. It's all good here, we're just talking about a little game about solving puzzles. I'm not judging you. I'm judging this game, and it is pretty good. Is it $5 good? Yeah, it's worth the price of a sandwich. Even if its a sandwich you have to cram resistors in before you can eat it.

The game might be a bit of a puzzle to get started. That happened to me but I edited my config files. If you have a problem making this run, go to your Steam directory and go to /steamapps/common/Safecracker2 and open config.ini and STEAM_config.ini and change bFullScreen=1 to bFullScreen=0 in both of them. If you have notepad++ you can do it there.

The ending is a bit bland and I don't think I will be replaying to get all the different endings. It might be my imagination but at the end the narrator seemed to start talking as fast as the people at the end of financial product advertisements where they cram in all the stuff about how you will probably go bankrupt and lose your house and the respect of all but the lowest of bums. This actually made the ending better, especially as I looked away for a moment because my printer started working.

That's the biggest mystery. WHY DID MY PRINTER START WORKING.

I'll tell you why. At the end, the game says "do you want to print the will?" and I said "Yes, sure," thinking I'd be able to read it on the screen. Of course it really tried to print the will, and I stopped it by hammering the big red x button until the printer stopped making noise.

If you are the kind of person who is married and likes to play games at night while your spouse is sleeping in the same room and you have a loud printer and you are likely to just click in the affirmative on a button that says "DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A NUCLEAR-DETONATION LEVEL OF NOISE RIGHT NOW?" then this might not be the game for you.

It's not bedtime yet so I got away with this. I'm wondering if I should print the will, though. I don't have that recent a save file. If I don't print the will, I will miss out on the game's REAL final puzzle. If I do print the will it will all be white text on black and it will cost me an extra $30 to have played this game. It's like the cat in the box but all the outcomes are bad, like if you were allergic to cats but also terrified of cat corpses.

I liked playing this game, it was a pretty good time for $2.50. If you want a pretty good time and you have $2.50 then I HEAR YOUR MOM MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU OUT.
Posted: May 17
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Escape the Room style game done right. Great puzzles, zero replay.
Really well done graphics, the puzzles were fun and challenging without being random guessing BS, the narration was well done and exactly as present as it ought to be. It was a little short, but that's fine.
All in all, I really liked it, and now it's too bad I can't play it again until I forget how to solve the puzzles.
Posted: June 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Well worth the pricetag, just a small adventure game with around 6 hours of gameplay
Posted: June 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
I finally beat this game! The puzzles are genuinely challenging and I went through a whole notebook writing down potential approaches to each puzzle. Another cool thing is that some of the puzzles are randomized so all those people looking online to find a walkthrough still have to show a little puzzle-solving skill.
Posted: June 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Fairly difficult
Posted: June 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Very interesting and challenging. Some parts felt kind of absurd but made sense when you got the idea - somehow at least.
Posted: June 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
It's a collection of puzzle games, loosely connected by simple storyline. In most cases, solving a puzzle will grant you an item or a hint which you need to solve another puzzle. Unfortunately it's not very intuitive that you need a hint or a specific item to solve a puzzle when you first take a look at it. The difficulty of the various puzzles varies a lot. All in all it's fun nonetheless as long as you buy it when it's on sale.
Posted: June 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
A good game to play. Sadly, after the first time you beat it (and is not hard to do that) if offers no challenge anymore.

7/10
Posted: April 28
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
First thing to note: this isn't the original safecracker game. It is a sequel. A sequel with a talking protagonist who gives you hints three seconds into the puzzle for some reason, thus ruining your enjoyment. Finished it in a couple of hours.
Posted: June 12
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