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.
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Mixed (310 reviews) - 68% of the 310 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 2, 2006

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About This Game

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

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Mixed (310 reviews)
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Alchemica
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
There is not much of a depth in the backstory and it is a little bit on the short side, but it is indeed a nice and easy puzzle oriented adventure if you manage to get it to work.

I had to play in window mode and I had a little bit of a struggle with the menù and the inventory (wich some item required my mouse to be absolutely still, some other to move around until the image appeared) but I still managed to finish it without any major sitback.
Don't even bother if you have a newer machine and lack patience.
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shoe
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Doesn't work on newer operating systems! It's unconscionable that Valve would even leave this up on the store.

Remember: Steam's refund policy only works if you refund it right away. Pick it up on sale and then discover a few months later the game doesn't work? Your money is SUNK. It pretty much ruins using Steam sales to build a backlog because now you have to test every single game you get.

At this moment I'm leaving the game open 3 more minutes because I'm literally not allowed to say the game doesn't work until it sits there functionless long enough to satisfy Valve.
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Kyrillin
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Does not work on Windows 10
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AceVanquish
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Glitchy. The inventory menu flashes and is impossible to see clues as the item blinks from visible to invisible. The mouse pointer flashes making it hard to figure out where it is. It's even difficult to exit the game. You have to guess where the mouse is. Easier to Alt+F4 out. Was hopeful it would be a fun puzzle but it seems the hardest puzzle is making it playable.
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michaelanzalone19755
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
It would be great if I can review the game but I can't even start it. The adventure company logo comes on then the other logo and I hear the music then a black screen...nouthing. I tried everything and again nouthing. Oh well.

Mike
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maskofthephantasm
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This game is (still) broken. I don't remember when I got Safecracker - I think it came as a part of a bundle at some point, so it's brokennesss didn't bother me. I could click "new game" and that was it, everything would glitch out and "catch" in the opening and prevent me from going futher (or getting out) without a restart.

Now, I'm here with a new up to date computer build (note, my old one more than met the system requirements). I can get futher than before, though the skipping in the intro still occurs - I can simply reach the actual game now. It glitches between room transistions and the menu screen only exists for small moments during mouse movement. Technically, I guess it's playable for me now but it's still unacceptably difficult to fiddle with and reach that point. The sound clips sound good, the graphics are pretty enough, and I enjoyed what I got to deal with when it comes to the puzzles themselves. If you're one of the people who this game works for and you like point and click puzzle games, I say give this a try, but as it stands it isn't worth the $5 gamble in my opinion.

At best, purchase it (on sale), see if it works, and if not get your refund. The positive reviews on this game imply that it's fun enough if you can get it to work.
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Kiwi [Fruit Salad]
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
It's a puzzle game where the puzzles are challenging but fair. No rubbing the haddock on the guard in this game
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MustaKrakish
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Really fun game, reminds me of Riven but set in the modern age. Great voice acting, very challenging puzzles. Only criticisms are that it's too short, and there's no achievements (but I don't know how they would be able to fit them in).
If you do end up needing a walkthrough, I suggest using the UHS hints located here: http://www.uhs-hints.com/uhsweb/hints/safecracker-2006/1.php
It's much more useful than a simple walkthrough, as they mostly push you in the right direction rather than spoiling the solution immediately.
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n3n011
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
I gave this game thumbs up because i love puzzle games, but this game is too short. I completed it in 3 and half hours. No steam achievement and non tradable cards.
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diarandor
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
THE GAME IS BROKEN: It crashes. It's unplayable. I do not understand how this can be on steam.

Changing compatibility mode does not work: it freezes on the logos and the starting menu does not even appear. Some people suggest editing the config.ini files as a solution, but it does not work either (I am using Windows 10).

DO NOT BUY THIS CRAP, not even on sale, because you will be wasting your money on a broken game. [Insert angry face here]
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grosseschana
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
The indications are well diversified. It makes sense to read the letters and diary pages.
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yamioni
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Game does not run above 3 frames per second on my computer. Completely unplayable. Forums are full of people with similar issues, and the developers do not seem to care. Game is reported to run fine on Windows XP or older, so if you have something newer (which you should) then do not waste your money on this game. Shouldn't even be on Steam since it won't run properly on anything newer than a 15 year old operating system...
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OutpostEcho
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
Note - the only way I got this game to work was by hackign the config.ini and changing "bFullScreen=1" to "bFullScreen=0" Thank you to whoever figured out the fix and to everyone who's posted it.

Good graphics but the puzzles varied from silly easy to "even with the cheat sheet, the logic escapes me". The plotline was sparse but serviceable enough though the main character wasn't too bright. He's an expert safe cracker with no equipment. If any of the clues in the house had been missing (over zealous maid, for example), the character would have been totally hosed. I've also come to the conclusion that the character is a vampire. The sun was already down when he started going through the house and he didn't have a reflection in any of the mirrors.

The game has aged well so despite a couple of WTF puzzles I'd recommend it.
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Kiwi Mantis
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
The game starts off with a black screen and nothing else. There is no developer support as the developer no longer exists. I had to edit config files to play the game in window mode. The game played well all the way through to the end. Without a walkthrough, the game is ridiculously complicated. I would recommend this only if you like puzzle games and use a walkthrough when needed.
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dframe
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 4
Do not buy this until the developers get their act together because it may not work. I have tried everything to get the game to run on my Windows 10 laptop including changing all of the compatibility settings, setting the game to windowed mode and disabling features like antialiasing and the game still only loads the splash screens.

To be honest its very unlikely that the devs care at this point considering the number of people complaining. I will be keeping my copy just in case I can get it to work in the future but im not confident it will - it is apparently quite good when it works!

Some people have got the game to run fine so if you really want to try it then get the game and test it before the no questions asked refund runs out, I hope it works for you!
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palpen
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
Flickering, doesn't work. Seems to be a common problem so should have been fixed ages ago.
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anaqim
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 26
Well, it is 2016 and I got this game off a group deal. Did not have high expectations but after solving the initial 16 fps issue by switching to windowed mode, solving a few puzzles and clicking/moving around, I am abandoning the game.

It has crappy gui controls and I find it simply dull, boring, tedious, extremely static and plain OLD!

Last time I played something like this was back in 1993, 23 years ago!
"The 7th Guest" it was called and it was impressive at the time with a few animations and a creepy atmosphere. This game seem to have none of that and although I often play older games and have a nostalgic mind, a line has to be drawn at some point.

Maybe I'd feel better about it if I would give it more time but then again, why would I when there is so many way better things to waste my precious time on in...after all, 2016!
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Gustav9619
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
Good game, though quite easy on som safes. I Recomend it.
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Nicolas
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 21
The biggest puzzle is to find a solution to get it running on post-90's personal computer. Once you've figured out starting it in window-mode, it gives you a blast. Not. Therefore, I'm going to recommend this game to all people who want to play Counter-Strike. Just try this one here, it's much more elaborate. Do it. Seriously, do it.
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Vogel
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13
Doesn't work on windows 8.1
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Doesn't work on newer operating systems! It's unconscionable that Valve would even leave this up on the store.

Remember: Steam's refund policy only works if you refund it right away. Pick it up on sale and then discover a few months later the game doesn't work? Your money is SUNK. It pretty much ruins using Steam sales to build a backlog because now you have to test every single game you get.

At this moment I'm leaving the game open 3 more minutes because I'm literally not allowed to say the game doesn't work until it sits there functionless long enough to satisfy Valve.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
THE GAME IS BROKEN: It crashes. It's unplayable. I do not understand how this can be on steam.

Changing compatibility mode does not work: it freezes on the logos and the starting menu does not even appear. Some people suggest editing the config.ini files as a solution, but it does not work either (I am using Windows 10).

DO NOT BUY THIS CRAP, not even on sale, because you will be wasting your money on a broken game. [Insert angry face here]
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
I gave this game thumbs up because i love puzzle games, but this game is too short. I completed it in 3 and half hours. No steam achievement and non tradable cards.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
the ugly crap doesn't start - hands off - stuck at the windowed "cheops" screen
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
This puzzle game did not dissapoint. It was a fun diversion from FPS and other more involved story games (The Walking Dead). You are tasked with completed puzzles to gain entry to different parts of a mansion so that...but no spoilers here, sweetie. It's suffers from perfermance issues on high end/newer computers. On my older rig (windows 7) it ran every time. Pick this up if you have a five to eight hours of vacation time to use and don't want to watch Netfilx the entire time.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
132 of 137 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
If anybody else had trouble to start up this game like me then here is what i did to fix it.

1) If steam remains stuck in preparing to launch. Make sure the game is installed on the same hard drive as steam. Usually the C drive.

2) If the game flickers. Go to your steamapps/common folder then safecracker2. In config AND STEAM_config files change bFullScreen=1 TO bFullScreen=0 and save.

3) I also had the game freeze on a black screen. To resolve this in my case i went to Nvidia control panel, manage 3d settings. Safecracker2 then manually turn Antialiasing mode to off. That solved all my issues and yes it was worth it.

I love games that put your brain to the test and Safecracker certainly did that!
The puzzles were varied enough to keep the whole experience interesting. It was nice having a subtle story behind it too, as it gave it more meaning. I would recommend this game to those who enjoy solving puzzles and feel rewarded when they finally crack a safe.

Took around 6 hours to complete and i found having a pen and paper handy helped :)
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72 of 91 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Unplayable

the game does not render properly on higher end graphic cards, leaving many of the menues unusable and missing, breaking the game beyond playablility.

the one puzzle I was able to play was kind of fun though... too bad I'll miss the whole of the rest of the game.
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83 of 110 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2015
CAUTION: This game does NOT run properly on many new systems!

I cant get it to run, as many others complaining about it in the discussion forums!

YOU ARE ABOUT TO PURCHASE A BROKEN GAME.
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56 of 70 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Unfortunately, I cannot get this game to run on a modern system, and it doesn't seem like I'm the only one with this problem.
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2014
All your puzzles from regular point & click adventure games with almost none of the story to slow you down. Make of that what you will.
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45 of 60 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Extremely buggy on modern operating systems.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2015
This is not a game for everybody, but I LOVED it. As other reviewers are saying, it won't hold your hand--the puzzles are pretty darn difficult and usually don't explain themselves. But that's the appeal for me. It's like I really get to be a detective in some movie or something, and I have nothing but my wits to go on. The downside to the difficulty is, of course, you WILL get frustrated from time to time--pretty often, in fact, so if you don't like scratching your head too much, this isn't your game. But the difficulty of the puzzles and having to figure out even what you have to do to figure them out means that you get a huge rush from solving them. Not joking, the satisfaction of solving these things is great, makes ya feel like an extra-special clever lil cupcake. Beating the game made me feel like a genius.

I do want to point out, someof the puzzles require you to give up on the room you're working through, try another route, then come back when you've gained a clue or insight from somewhere later in the game. If you have to come back to a puzzle, it doesn't mean you've failed, and you're probably doing what you're actually supposed to by saving it for later.

The problems I did have were mostly interface ones: when you do get a verbal clue from your character, it is only ever said once, and there's no way of it being logged in a Notes menu or anything, so if you go AFK for a minute at the wrong time or don't have your sound turned on, you can miss the hint completely. The hints usually aren't going to be crucial to solving a given puzzle, though. Also, I wished it was easier to move around the house; because the game is a point-and-click, you walk down hallways by clicking your mouse in the direction you want to go, and the screen changes to the part of the room you're in as you move. There is a map in your menu that gets marked off when you solve the puzzle in that room, and I wanted to be able to "fast-travel" or something similar by clicking on the room I wanted to go to, instead of having to go through the whole house one scene-frame at a time. It IS a point-and-click from the early-2000s, though, so not a lot to be expected there.

Overall, I loved the game, and when I was done, I went and bought another whole package of point-and-click puzzlers from the same company, I liked it so much!
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
This is a puzzle game for those who genuinely like puzzles. If you think most puzzle games are too easy, you will like this one. Note I am saying the game is challenging, not obtuse. The solutions are fair in this title. You may have to look for context clues, but they are there.

In 2015, the graphics are nothing to write home about, they still look good in my eyes. This is an old school click-to-move first-person puzzler, by the way. No true 3D here.

The audio is fairly thrilling and haunting when it wants to be. Player character is masterfully voice-acted by some British fellow whose name I cannot track down.

One last thing. This is an old game. You will need to play it in windowed mode. The game does not provide a way to do this out of editing a file named config.ini in the game's directory. Edit the bFullscreen variable in this file to equal 0 instead of 1. The game is worth the trouble.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
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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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2013
Probably the most fun I've ever had at five frames per second. Beautiful game with a variety of puzzles. However, be sure to bring your own soundtrack; this game does not have one of its own.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
Can't even play because of the constant flickering
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2014
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, taking into account its release date and current price, a very recommendable product.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2014
Ridiculous screen flickering makes it unplayable for me. No graphics settings at all in the options.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2013
Interesting, to say the least. Safecracker is a Point-n-Click style adventure game with a first-person perspective and 3D environment. You play as a professional safecracker hired to find the long-lost will of some guy who owns an oil rig. This game was released in late 2006 and the graphics are pretty stellar for it's time. Clean, sharp textures and smooth lighting. However, this isn't saying much as the majority of the game takes place inside an old Victorian manor. The puzzles are very interesting and require a wide variety of logic and situational awareness. My only complaint is the somewhat steep learning curve for some of the puzzles. I've also heard that this game isn't optimized for ♥♥♥♥, so keep that in mind if you're considering buying.

OVERALL RATING: 6.5/10
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
This game plays just fine on my machine. Don't know why other have had so many problems.

Short play through, the puzzles are clever, the story interesting. The ending has a bit to be desired but other than that, solid puzzle game. Wanting more of these!

System Specs:
Windows: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
Memory (RAM): 12280 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Display Adapters: ATI FirePro V8750 (FireGL)
Monitors: 1x; Acer X243W |
Screen Resolution: 1920 X 1200 - 32 bit
Motherboard *: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P6X58D PREMIUM
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