Relive the original MacVenture Series version of Uninvited! Play through the Mac and Apple IIGS versions and survive the supernatural dangers of the haunted mansion.
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Positive (27 reviews) - 88% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 26, 2015

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Includes 4 items: Déjà Vu II: MacVenture Series, Déjà Vu: MacVenture Series, Shadowgate: MacVenture Series, Uninvited: MacVenture Series


About This Game

As you and your brother are driving in the dead of night, you swerve to avoid a mysterious object. Then the world goes black. When you come to, your car is wrapped around a tree, a storm is brewing and your brother has vanished. You leave the car, drawn to a Gothic mansion, believing the Victorian manor holds the key to your brother’s fate. You enter the mansion, finding yourself within a labyrinth filled with ghosts and demons. Each step brings you further into the unknown. Move quickly, since each second that passes threatens your sanity.

The original Macintosh AND Apple IIgs versions are here and welcome you, once again, into the haunted mansion! Come see where the world of first-person adventures started and experience the classic horror game as it appeared in 1986.

Uninvited: MacVenture Series Key Features

  • Two Original Versions: You get BOTH the Macintosh and Apple IIgs versions, restored to their original glory!
  • First Person Adventuring: Over 50 game rooms of horror adventure.
  • Drag and Drop: Utilize the classic, groundbreaking windows-based, drag and drop object system.
  • Puzzles: Tons of great puzzles.
  • Customized UI: Move the UI around to suit your needs and resize the retro graphics to full screen.
  • Save System: Save your progress at any time – create as many save points as you wish.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM
    • OS: OSX 10.6+
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2015
My favorite of the MacVenture series (though Shadowgate is very close) The game is still spooky after all these years and is worth a play through. It gave me nightmares and I watch a horror movie a day on average and that never happens.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2015
This game is fantastic and suprisingly horrific! I played this the same day I first played "Dying Light" and jumped way more at this! I hope Zojoi remakes this as they did with Shadowgate!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
I remember playing this on my ♥♥♥♥♥♥ PC back in the day and not having an understanding on adventure games.
Now I know what the go is and man it still is one eery piece of gaming. Hopefully it gets a remake.
One thing that makes no sence, like most adventure games is the logic behind some of the actions.
Either way, 7/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2015
Brings back old memories. This is just a fun game. Point and click done right. There should be a way to get the music from the NES version. Those tunes flash in my head too many times for comfort; an uninvited tune...
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2015
Uninvited: MacVenture Series
Adventure; Text-based
a spoiler free review

Rating: Recommended

Some games give you what you pay for. Others disappoint, leaving you with an empty wallet and an unstimulated mind. And sometimes, once in a very great while, you get far more than what you pay for. Uninvited isn’t the greatest game ever designed, but for a non-sale price of $2.99, it delivers. For all you classic Mac gamers out there, you might have even heard of this game or its series.

– Now in Color! –
The original Uninvited was released for Mac in 1986; several ports to other consoles and OS soon followed. A neat feature of this package is the newer, color version of the Apple IIGS Port; I suggest playing this one, at least for your first playthrough or two. After you’ve got a handle on what’s going on, I encourage you to try the original; it’s in greyscale, but the effect is more unnerving when you get to the scary parts (also, sound effects are cooler in the original).

– A True Classic –
Uninvited is an early adventure game that helped shape the face of modern adventure games, a “Missing Link” in the transition from fully text-based to modern character control and exploration. Every object has a unique description and some smaller ones can be moved or picked up. This is a critical element of the game; items you find early on may be needed later on down the road.

– Story –
The general backstory is that you and your kid brother have crashed your car outside of a large, spooky mansion. As you rush to get out of your car, it explodes, leaving you stranded. Your brother is nowhere to be found; you must search for him on the estate grounds and in the mansion. Demonic forces are running loose – danger is everywhere. Save frequently; this game has numerous instant-death situations. And don’t dawdle. There’s a counter of how many actions you can perform (including moving stuff and examining objects) before your body is possessed and you lose.

– Difficult? –
I really liked this game, but, as with all adventure games from the eighties, it is nearly impossible at some points. If you get really stuck, Google search “Kiran S. Kedlaya Uninvited Walkthrough”. Should be on AtariArchives.

– What I Liked/Disliked –
This game is funny if you have a macabre sense of humor. There are numerous ways to kill yourself that are quite amusing; oftentimes you won’t realize it until it’s too late. Then you debate whether to get angry that you have to replay the last five or more minutes or laugh at how idiotic your character really is. The object descriptions are all very humorous in a condescending manner, further solidifying your subconscious theory that the protagonist is an idiot.

This game is really, really tough. There’s a ton of backtracking, loads of insta-death situations, seemingly useless objects are actually essential while others that look promising are just red herrings, lots of annoying thunder SFX scripted sequences that slow you down while exploring and, to top it all off, a “time limit” that kills you if you don’t figure out what’s going on in time. Aside from difficulty and annoying thunder, though, there’s really nothing to complain about in this game; it’s a fun, cheap brainteaser.

– The Price is Right! –
This game is only $2.99 offsale. If it goes on sale (especially under $1), you have no excuse not to buy it. It’s very worth it. Also, there are Steam trading cards, if you’re into that.

Not Recommended
Recommended With Caution
- Recommended
Highly Recommended
Recommended as Essential
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2015
15 minutes until first heart attack.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Before the onslaught of horror games in the video game industry, Uninvited stood out as a wonderful horror/puzzle game experience. Between Shadowgate providing a great fantasy dungeon delving scenario, and Deja Vu giving its players a noir detective story to play through, the Uninvited filled its niche in the series very well, allowing its players to explore a very creepy and haunted pixelated mansion while looking for their missing sister. While I didn't originally play this version (my experience was with the NES game) it still holds up quite well and reminds me of the dark and cloudy October days of my youth, puzzling my way through rooms, finding my way through the labyrinth, and being completely engrossed in the experience. Having it for steam allows me to revisit those days again. The only thing missing from this game would be the music, which I don't believe was part of the game until it was released for the NES. Regardless, one can easily put on the OST in the background, start up the Uninvited and revisit the days when horror games were scarcer, and the Uninvited had a special place in our game library as THE horror game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
Used to love these kinds of games as a kid, so this was quite nice to see on here!

Brutally unforgiving (I missed an item near the start of the game that made it impossible to progress), but still fun to figure everything out! Playing a New Game after knowing what to do up to a certain point goes by quick, as most of the game is trying to figure out what to do next.

If you liked these kinds of old adventure games, I highly recommend this for a small distraction!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
Eerily faithful recreation of an old classic, and the first computer game I ever purchased (or made my mom purchase). My 10 year old body was not ready. The game is old-fashioned hard with a lot of guesswork in how to not die and progress. Save often and save multiple files.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2015
Uninvited is a solid point 'n click that's old school hard, with tons of ways to die, and is effectively spooky, especially if you play it alone in the dark with the bare-bones black-and-white graphics. The interface is dated, but it's easy enough to navigate even if some of it's not ideal.

8/10 would jump out of skin again
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17.0 hrs
Posted: September 2
Picked up the shield and got melted by a dragon. Would play again!
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0.7 hrs
Posted: July 17
I like it
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4.1 hrs
Posted: July 5
Played this through on the Amiga version (with walkthrough - couldn't beat the game without it!). So naturally I'm missing the Amiga versions in the "MacVenture Series" on Steam. Luckily have WinUAE to do so but I still wish you could see/play more versions of the game than just the Mac version.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: May 5
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2.0 hrs
Posted: November 26, 2015
1. Bought game 2. Installed said game 3. Opened game 4. Didn't know what the ♥♥♥♥ I was doing 5. Blew up in car thefirst 3 seconds of the game 10/10 WOULD BLOW UP AGAIN
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3.8 hrs
Posted: November 15, 2015
Great recreations of the original point n' click classic that still retain their creepy and unsettling atmosphere.
Despite being a PC game from the 1980's, the UI is still fairly intuitive; travelling through rooms and picking up items is simple, although the abundance of menus could be rather difficult to work through to those unfamiliar with the genre.

Many of the puzzles are nails, not impossible, but many of the solutions to see the game all the way through to the end require thinking outside the box. Similarly to Myst, you have to piece together clues to progress, and whilst I found the game unrelenting in its difficulty, I can't say I didn't enjoy my time with Uninvited.
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1.6 hrs
Posted: September 15, 2015
A classic point and click horror game. It was a horror game back then, cut it some slack. One of the many classic Point and Click games from the early PC era. Many twists and turns and wierd stuff over all like any PaC. Definetly recommended for PaC fans.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: August 11, 2015
I dont like giving negative reviews, but this game is remarkably ♥♥♥♥♥♥, glad I bought it on sale. Not worth 0.01$
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