The Room Games App Review (iOS, $0.99)

(141865)

Languages: English

Seller: Fireproof Studios Limited

(1.0.2) Apple's Game of the Year has been updated & expanded! Prepare yourself for the all-new Epilogue Chapter!

The Room will return later this year in a stand-alone sequel, so until then prepare for its release with this all-new "Epilogue" chapter. Follows its mysteries wherever they lead to understand the past and foreshadow the future. This update is free to those who have already purchased The Room.

(1.0.3) Fixed a few minor bugs

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
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Description

Welcome to The Room, a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world.

TECHNICAL NOTE: If you're having problems with the game crashing after the first chapter, please turn off your iPad (by holding down the power button until "Slide to power off" appears) and restart it. We're working on a more permanent fix.

App Store Editor's Choice in 146 countries
#1 App in UK & US
#1 App in 65 other countries
#1 Game in 80 countries
#1 Puzzle Game in 116 countries
#1 Adventure Game in 115 countries
#1 Grossing Game in 19 countries including the UK
Reached the top 10 Highest Grossing Game in 103 countries

The Room has been awarded the following:

• Apple’s iPad Game of the Year 2012
• BAFTA – Best British Game 2012
• GDC Award – Best Mobile/Handheld Game 2012
• New York Video Game Critics Circle – Best Mobile/Handheld Game 2012
• International Mobile Games Awards – Excellence in Visuals
• International Mobile Games Awards – People’s Choice
• TIGA Awards – Best Game Design 2012
• Pocket Gamer Gold Award
• Develop Awards – Best Micro Studio (Fireproof Games)

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TouchGen
“This is one of the games at the pinnacle of what we know the iPad to be capable of."
"A must have for the iPad”

Eurogamer - App Of The Day Award
“...resist hurrying and savour every sliding panel and twist of a dial. The Room is the cave of mysteries from everyone's childhood; a perfect encapsulation of the fear and pleasure of discovery."

Gametrailers
“The touchscreen controls really shine. A must play”

Kotaku - Gaming App of the Day
"More fun than Christmas morning and one of the best games on the iPad. Pay for quality."

Penny Arcade - App Of The Day
“This isn’t a title that is hindered by touch controls as much as its set free by them"

Arcade Sushi
"I couldn’t stop playing this fascinating brain teaser...beautifully crafted"

Indie Game Magazine
"Fireproof Games has hit a home run"

Pocket Gamer
“More suspense than a thousand bullet-riddled shooters"

Game Informer
“Excellently produced, clever puzzles and spine-tingling music"

Jaysisgames
"The immersion overrides any sense of your surroundings beyond the box"
"The Room is eye candy for the mind."

IGN
“The most realistically rendered objects in a mobile title to date.”

******

How are you, old friend?

If you’re reading this, then it worked. I only hope you can still forgive me.

We’ve never seen eye to eye on my research, but you must put such things behind you. You are the only one to whom I can turn.

You must come at once, for we are all in great peril. I trust you remember the house? My study is the highest room.

Press forward with heart. There is no way back now.

AS.

******

Fireproof Games are very proud to bring you our greatest creation, a mind-bending journey filled with beauty, peril and mystery in equal measure. Be transported into a unique space that blends spellbinding visuals with intriguing problems to solve.

* Unsettlingly realistic graphics: The most natural looking visuals ever seen on a mobile device.

* Spine-tingling single finger controls: touch controls so natural you can play with one digit, to fully navigate this mysteriously beautiful 3D world.

* Fantastical pick-up-and-play design: Easy to start, hard to put down, the secrets of The Room will immerse you before you even know you're playing.

* Compelling layers of mystery: think you know what you're looking at? Think again.

* Now updated with an all-new Epilogue Chapter (Free to those who have already purchased The Room)

* Available in fully translated English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese versions

Fireproof Games is a small independent studio from Guildford, United Kingdom.
Find out more at fireproofgames.com
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Customer Reviews

  • Fun and beautiful

    by SurferKitty

    I just played it through again and this game is gorgeous, the attention to detail is very special here and adds to the immersive quality. Creepy stereo sound effects, puzzling puzzles, intricate. Nicely intuitive, very VERY good game. Looking forward to more rooms!

  • Exemplary!

    by BKHVC

    If you like puzzles, you'll certainly LOVE this one!

  • Purely Amazing!

    by ConductingThePages

    This app is purely amazing!! The graphics on this are amazing! The puzzles are challenging, yet simple enough to figure out. The story line and music are very creepy! If you're debating on whether or not to buy this, debate no longer! Overall, this app is WELL worth the $0.99!!!!

  • Wow

    by nosnakes

    Like the best of the game "Myst" from back in the day. A wonderfully produced series of puzzles fully taking advantage of the iPad interface. Fun fun fun.

  • Awesome puzzle!

    by womenweedandweather

    But short.

  • Flawless

    by Mark159818

    Such an excellent game. We'll worth the money!!

  • Hoping for more

    by Leviathansoup

    I loved the game. Got hooked quick, but seemed to beat it even quicker. Great quality and everything is very intricate and interesting, just wish the game was longer.

  • LOVE IT!!

    by Cici0818dwc

    This is one of the best games I've played. Highly recommend.

  • Intriguing and beautiful

    by Databoy_3

    In the past I haven't particularly enjoyed puzzle games. However "The Room" is an exception. It isn't frustrating and keeps my attention with the gorgeous graphics and soothing sound effects. I'm enjoying it a lot, and for the price, it is more like a gift than a purchase. I can recommend it without reservation.

  • Best Game Ever!

    by Rjpaxton

    Love it!

  • Best iPad game EVER!

    by Jack Nitzsche

    Hands down, best iPad game experience I have ever had.

  • Best game ever!

    by Sweetandtoxic

    Not only are the graphics top notch, it really gets your mind going...even though I'm dying for "real clues" when stuck, I totally appreciate the game does not let you take the easy way out!!! Addictive & awesome!!!

  • So Much Fun!

    by Sharon Shurley

    I love this game so much, but when I first dl'd it, it was too challenging for me. So, I set it aside while i honed my skills playing similar games that were much easier. Now I have returned to The Room, and I am really enjoying it. In fact, I have already dl'd The Room 2. I told my son about the game and he is already finished with both 1 and 2. I think this is by far the best game of its type in the App Store. I hope they come out with a 3 and even 4. It's that good!

  • Can't advance

    by Pam7777777

    I so want to love this but I'm as frustrated as h*** with it. The zoom is so difficult, always seems to zoom onto the wrong object. Been trying forever to tap the one button, quickly zoom out, rezoom back in on another button to tap, then another rezoom to a third button. all in about five seconds. Next to impossible!

  • Best puzzle/mind bending game I've ever play

    by Mobile welder

    Keeps me thinking and intrigued at all times. I've tried many other puzzle games before and most are too easy and don't last very long. The Room keeps you wanting more and challenges you in the best kind of way. Great price for great play, you can't get that from any other games. Hopefully there are a lot more levels to come.

  • More please

    by Badfish Clothing

    I want more

  • Brilliant

    by Spqrmonkey

    A nice throwback to how puzzle games used to be. Reminds me of Myst and Resident Evil puzzles. Nice to see. Thanks for the fun! Beautiful artwork too.

  • Awesome

    by Yancor89

    This game is very engaging and strategic. I love it!

  • The Room

    by LgffFbEveryNickNameIsTaken

    This game is so awesome! Extraordinary engineering and innovation. Very challenging and fun game. I would pay so much of someone made this box in real life!!

  • Great game

    by MihaizZz

    Exactly what I was looking for !!! Great !!!

  • Really wanted to love it, but too many flaws

    by Madaboutmibs

    This game started out very well, with excellent graphics, an intriguing set of puzzles and possibly an interesting story line, but it just kept going downhill. Too many solutions were just buggy; by chapter three the poor navigation on the iPad2 really killed the game. Such a shame, this started out with such promise.

  • awsome

    by Ruixiang Zhou

    a w so me

  • The Room

    by jillerjett22

    Absolutely fantastic game - If you like solving complex puzzles accompanied by gorgeous graphics and video mysteries - this is the game ! I was addicted from start to finish. It's challenging without being frustrating -- Can't wait for the 3rd Room to issue -

  • My favorite game ever!!!!

    by NYC Train Girl

    PLEASE MAKE NUMBER 3!!!

  • The Finest Game Available

    by PastorKat2011

    Outstanding visual effects & sound. Very challenging & stimulating. Once started, is difficult to set aside! The best part is NO repetitive needs or demands for more funds for coins, etc. Exceptionally well-written programming & ability to keep the player interested. A MUST PLAY!! The Room Two is even better, but you MUST start with the first Room to understand the game. Worth every penny!

  • Very Cool

    by iPhoner29

    Entertainment value way exceeds the price.

  • One of the best games I've played

    by Moomcgee

    At first I was unsure on wether to buy this app or not. I couldn't tell much from the pictures and the reviews didn't tell a lot about the feel. But I find it cunning yet simple enough to figure out. The controls were hard for me to understand at first but by the end of the first level I was a pro. Some parts got to feel long because I was just waiting for the hint to pop up, but that is easily overlooked once you get back on a role. The good thing about those waiting periods is that I noticed the music and sound effects. While playing this in the dark at night it gets creepy to hear the whispers and things moving in the distance: it really sets the tone. The graphics and the little cut scenes were also amazing and let out an uneasy vibe. I was so impressed with this game that , upon finishing it, I went to the App Store and bought the second one without question. For someone who likes creepy and/or puzzle games this is a must.

  • Satisfying puzzler but CREEPY AS HELL

    by NikkiStrawberry28

    The puzzles were very hard, but solvable, and the hints helped a great deal. Be warned: the first lens you look through in this game will be kind-of disturbing, but overall, it's a good game. I could do without the horror-movie music and the whispers of dead people.

  • Absorbing and Intuitive

    by Dan Paradis

    "Point and Click" adventure games may be the most beneficial genre to jump from console to tablet. The problem I've had with a lot of them, though, is that many puzzles are in no ways intuitive, relying on unlikely jumps in logic. The Room has almost no such troubles. What at first seems mysterious and overwhelming soon becomes logical after a bit of exploration starting each new puzzle. There are a few moments that the hint feature becomes necessary, which is unfortunate, but the hint system also provides hints gradually, from pointing you in the right direction to explaining almost exactly what you should be doing. This is nice because it never feels like you have to let the game solve the puzzle for you. However, even this can be a problem at times becomes the game is otherwise entirely immersive and gorgeous. It invites you to a world and dares you to leave. Therefore, communicating with it as a game, as the hint system does, can briefly remove you from that experience. Overall, though, The Room is a marvel, and leaves you wanting more.

  • Stimulating

    by Wissmaah

    Great game. Can't wait for more.

  • Inventive, atmospheric goodness

    by ACal

    Challenging puzzles combine with a chilling atmosphere to bring us a great addition to gaming. After hearing so much about the game, I dove in with tempered expectations. It lived up to the praise.

  • A nice change from other games

    by Gr8Mustache

    This game is so different from a lot of games out there. It was a lot of fun to play. I just wish it didn't eat up my battery so quickly.

  • The Room is an awesome game

    by Poxs2516

    Really great game fun to play and good thought out way to use the magical lens

  • Best value for a buck.

    by Smcclenaghan

    I got several days entertainment from this gem. Controls are clever and intricate. My 7 year old son was able to play as well.

  • Great game.

    by Becky Good

    For 99 cents... You won't regret this. Loved it.

  • Exceptional

    by UUGamer

    A truly beautiful and absorbing creation, like stepping into another world. Unique.

  • Best myst game!

    by HappyFunnyCrap

    I'm glad that I downloaded it, this game is so attractive to me that I couldn't help finishing it during my lunch time: good graphic, creepy visions using special lens, wonderful hidden clues, I can't wait to get the 2rd one!

  • Constant Crashing!

    by Pendragon dude

    This is an amazing game. However, it constantly crashes on me. I finish a chapter, hit continue, and it crashes! Even when I completely reset it, it starts back just before I solved it. PLEASE FIX!!!

  • Amazingly addicting

    by Pandalover462

    This is an amazing game but plzzzzzzz plzzzzz plzzzz fix the crashing.

  • Amazing!!!

    by Scarlett flange

    I've played the room and the room 2 both were amazing and creepy must play with sound on can not stress how much of a difference it is with sound. Great games keeps you guessing amazing to work through!!! Would def be playing the Room 3 worth every penny!!!

  • The Room 2?

    by Aaaa567

    This game is great I just wish it was longer.

  • Good eerie fun!

    by Butch MacTavish

    A mystery that's well worth deciphering, if you're the curious type. Clues help guide you along the story. A beautifully rendered game that captivates you and won't let you go. Time well spent.

  • Excellent

    by MacLinPlumbing

    Beautiful and challenging!

  • Super fun!

    by Ryan Woelfel

    I loved playing this! Can't wait to try other versions!

  • Totally engaging Puzzle Box.

    by MyOp

    As a kid I loved wooden Japanese puzzle boxes. This game is like being invited to the puzzle maker's studio. New and unusual puzzles with beautiful cabinetry. Enjoy.

  • Sweet.

    by McCrumpit

    I don't normally write reviews, but this game is awesome. Well worth the $0.99; I've been playing for the last hour and a half. Can't put it down!

  • Fun!

    by Christine Gauthier-Roybal

    This was the best game I've played so far. I hope there will be more.

  • Great stuff!

    by Chozobill

    This game is awesome! Best iOS game I've played. Don't give in to the hints! You can do it!

  • Has to be the best!

    by ppfd

    Graphics, Sounds, game play, on an ipad?? One of the best I have played! Would have liked to have it a little longer, but hey, need a reason for more sequels.

  • Great Fun!

    by REBECCA STATON

    What a pleasure to have a game that is so well crafted and beautifully done. It is artful and challenging at the same time. I love the narrative element as well. I have to tear myself away from playing it and neglecting other things.

  • Remarkable

    by Mr. Jobs is still alive

    Great game. Definitely buying Room 2. Love games that challenge my intellect. 5 Stars!!!!!

  • Wow

    by Shah771

    Just wow, my brain hurts lol :)

  • Excellent

    by lstamatis

    Maybe the best dollar I ever spent.

  • Intellectually Stimulating & Beautifully Executed

    by TempusMori

    The puzzles in this game are well thought out, with the use of the magic lens adding a refreshing dimension not found in other games in this genre. Hints are available if you get stuck, however I did not end up using any at all. Some puzzles are obviously more challenging than others, but none were so frustrating as to distract from the overall enjoyment of the game. I consider myself very experienced and good at this type of game, and I would say the level of difficulty is easy to moderate. The graphics in this game are stunning and the animation sequences are impressive. The audio is not so much a music soundtrack, but more like ambient sounds that add quite a bit to the overall experience. The game draws you in completely and creates a beautifully immersive gaming experience. Add to this an easy and intuitive interface and you have the makings of an excellent game. The only downside I can think of to this game is that I was able to complete it in just a few short hours, but I have to admit that during the entire play through I was fully engaged. There is something to be said for a game that grabs its audience from the moment the app is opened to its final conclusion. I highly recommend this game for players of all levels, and will absolutely be buying the sequel.

  • Buy it.

    by Sch3m3

    Easily the most satisfying and rewarding app I've downloaded.

  • Excellent game.

    by Tom in WA

    Great puzzles, gorgeous artwork, engaging. I mirrored it from my to my HDTV via an Apple TV and my wife and I worked through it together. Each of us saw different things. Please keep these games coming. If you build it, we will come!

  • Intriguing!

    by Ghostgate82

    This game is well done in many of its aspects, however, the difficulty will be very subjective, depending on the player. I've been gaming for over 25 years, so many of the concepts in this game are familiar to me (at least on some level). A casual player get get frustrated and quit. After beating it, I pondered how cool it would be if major releases on console or PC would put these kind of elaborate puzzles in their games. To open a secret door at the end of the game would require a puzzle like the one in this game, for example. I'm thinking of Action/RPGs in particular. Regardless, everyone should at least try this game, especially because it's affordable (and really good!).

  • Muito bom!

    by Klamper (Brasil)

    Jogo perfeito!

  • Short but amazing

    by huzzahskis

    Based on the reviews of Room 2, it will be absolutely mind blowing compared to the greatness of this game already. I was wonderfully challenged and terrified by the music.

  • Love this game

    by Scarf eel

    Absolutely love this game. Your brain is definitely needed. Shame it is over so soon

  • Good game for the price

    by Grade-A Govt Cheese

    At times clues are too easy, other times not. But overall, very entertaining.

  • Need room 3

    by Bryant Manning

    AMAZING.......can't wait for more

  • Graphics are 5 Star

    by Paul Rogers

    The visuals are insane, and the puzzles tax the brain. IMHO

  • Great game

    by Lib65

    Amazing graphics, sound & fun. Challenging but not overwhelmingly so. I hate games that only make me feel stupid! But beware of the time you can waste feeding your need to go to the next mystery, the next clue & the next challenge! Well worth the money.

  • Good game

    by Fanaticismlove123

    Best escape game.

  • Just can't get into it, can't tell what to do next.

    by RoadLizard

    This game certainly had a lot of hype so for 99 cents I have it a chance. Not my thing. It's one of those games where you really have no idea what to do next. It's just box after box in room after room without much idea as to what to do next. I hate that. So, you quickly burn through your clues. Then, you site there wondering what to do next. Lame.

  • Awesome game! Enjoy with headphones!

    by DJMFoxhound4

    Also play in a darker, more relaxing room.. Really heightens the experience. Enjoy! Then download number two.. Both awesome! Waiting for number 3!!

  • Outstanding game and graphics

    by EuropeanWannabe

    Addictive and challenging, I couldn't put it down. When I finished the game I immediately purchased the Room Two! Will be sad when I finish that one.

  • Fascinating Epilogue Addition

    by nlvbella

    I just finished Room Two, so I decided to go back and replay The Room and was pleasantly surprised with the Epilogue added to this awesome game

  • Really liked this game

    by leboquilt

    Started playing it and couldn't stop! Have now played both versions and liked them so much that I sent them as gift apps to 2 of my friends who also love puzzles and intrigue!

  • Best game I've played

    by Alek milo

    Very fun gets hard but hints help, all an all amazing game!

  • Very entertaining!

    by Halywood

    Super game, visually stunning. Nothing terribly difficult, but just challenging enough. I don't understand the thread of "plot" that strings through the game, but that's not enough to detract from the fun of it all. Well worth the money to buy this.

  • Bittersweet

    by Beefy Juicy Taste!!!

    Great puzzle game, though you're left wanting MUCH more.

  • It's epic. BUY IT!!!

    by Melnel77

    One day, I randomly found this game, and abandoned it soon because I was so stuck. About 5 days ago (Date of review 1/24/2014) I re-downloaded it. I did it all again, and I have to say. Only a clever company would be able to create a puzzle game like this. Whenever somebody asks "What is your favorite iOS game?" I say "The room." I liked it so much, I bought the sequel about 2 minutes after I finished celebrating. If you want a thinking game, that pits you with a very simple object, a box, get this! EPIC GAME!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crash

    by Johnny Ninjacakes

    This game seems cool but it crashes every time i press continue to start chapter two. Totally bogus.

  • Addictive game with tremendous atmosphere and excellent graphics

    by Hair2play

    I was hooked the moment I started. Best played with headphone in a, well, dark room at night :). Couldn't wait to finish so that I could start Room Two. This game is relatively short which is why I was so looking forward to the sequel. Loved it!

  • Challenging and fun!

    by Jt4trd

    Really addicting. Didn't want to stop playing the game. Lots of fun.

  • Great game, but def. not perfect

    by YiZzlestic

    The goods: Most puzzles are genuinely enjoyable, the visual designs are stunning, both of puzzle objects and environments themselves. The bads: *Short *The story progresses rapidly into horror game cliches *Some puzzles require the player to notice or guess at minute object details or perform trivial tasks within a time limit. *The background music/noise becomes tiresome very quickly. All in all, an enjoyable game. For the price, why not?

  • The Room

    by Riki Kiky

    A really great puzzle game with great graphics. Cant wait for new games from Fireproof!

  • The Best Game I've ever Played on my iPad

    by Scheifen

    I completed this and the second game in about 3 hours, not because it was easy, but because I ate it up, I couldn't get enough, and when it was over I wanted more! The story is superbly woven in, hiding just enough to keep you curious as you continually try to unravel the secrets hidden in these boxes. I sincerely hope for a 3rd game, and I would gladly pay much more than the worth of a cup of coffee for the opportunity.

  • Wow, so far soooooo good

    by Jessuca

    Finally...., a thinking woman's game!

  • Just as good the second time.

    by Niccomm757

    I'm playing this game for a second time. I did it once when it first came out. Then after I finished The Room 2, I decided to go back and do this one again. It's amazing what I had forgotten. I hope there is a Room 3.

  • Great app

    by U10637

    Best puzzle game I've played in quite a while. The time flies by.

  • Excellent game

    by Chong0

    Very addictive and intriguing, please develop more games like this

  • Amazing

    by Beachgal4ever

    So much better then most mystery games. I love this game sooooooooo worth the dollar!!!!!!!!

  • This game is one of the best I've played

    by ChristiKK

    :-)

  • Joining the rest

    by Griffwald

    Over 5,000 five star ratings can't be wrong! Outstanding graphics and a perfect match of challenge and fun!

  • Gorgeous

    by D3lmar

    Most amazing interface design I've ever seen in a game. It's a functional work of art.

  • Once You Enter...

    by NCblessed

    Once you enter The Room you are met with incredible graphics, captured by the allure of the mystery and consumed by the challenge to master the hunt. I finally found a truly challenging mystery that doesn't end after a day of play. It engages your mind, yet provides a few hints if you get stumped or dare to admit you are not the Master of the Game. This is a great and worth while mystery! If you loved the old PC Myst, you will love this!

  • Pretty Cool

    by Mtbjay

    Just finished the first chapter, and it's a hook! Good time waster, clever layers of puzzle just hard enough to keep you busy, but not frustrated. "G" rating good for kids. Beautiful graphics. Instills a sense of curiosity...

  • Best Game I ever played!

    by Silverhands351

    Light years above and beyond the typical "match three candies in a row" type of game!! I'm hooked!

  • Loved it!

    by Gusafloat

    3D with powerful graphics and clever puzzles to solve. Great!

  • Sweet

    by Vern Sauce

    Amazing. This game has saved my marriage. I'm so thankful to the developers.

  • Amazing

    by Comperio1

    Great game with intuitive challenges.

  • Great Problem Solving Game for all Ages

    by Morliere51

    Attractive setting, nicely challenging puzzles that are still accessible. Worth the money.

  • Fun

    by Alaskan1

    Great game!

  • I highly recommend this game

    by AlaninLA

    I encourage you to try The Room, and then definitely the Room 2. But you will be hooked and HAVE to get The Room 2. ;o)) Cannot wait for 3!

  • Intriguing

    by Emiller8

    I loved the game. Played it for hours as battery life depleted. Finished the game after 3 days, wish it was longer. :))))

  • Fun & engaging

    by Sistarae

    A little easy at times, but very rewarding. Terrific graphics.

  • Fabulous!

    by Cathgart

    Not a puzzle game for the faint of heart.

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