The Cave

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"Plunge into The Cave and you'll definitely have fun finding your way out."

"It’s so refreshing to find a game that’s trying to say something, even if that something is one of history’s oldest cautionary tales."

The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend.

Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits."

Key Features:

  • Seamlessly Spelunk:

    Explore a ginormous completely seamless cave-world presented in astounding cross-section that will blow... your... mind.

  • Assemble a team of 3 explorers:

    From the Hillbilly to the Time Traveller; all 7 characters have their own unique personalities, special talents and a dark and secret reason for descending The Cave.

  • A Cave like no other:

    If you enjoy spelunking and dark rocky caverns then be prepared to be disappointed. Your first clue The Cave is a place like no other will be when you stumble across the subterranean amusement park or the medieval castle, not to mention the fully armed and ready to launch nuclear tipped missile.

  • Let’s work together:

    Switch between the 3 characters, in cooperation with each other, and solve physical and adventure puzzles as you learn the truth behind why they are here. Share the cave exploring adventure with friends in local co-op.

  • Unlock all the secrets of the cave:

    Replay the adventure with a new set of characters for a whole different experience including unique story, puzzles and areas of The Cave, plus hidden treasures (not redeemable for cash) and collectables.

  • Watch the Cave come alive:

    Experience the detailed, stunning art style and humor that only Ron Gilbert and Double Fine can dream up.

Customer reviews


Funny and underrated

yarkitty123 | Dec. 25, 2014 | See all yarkitty123's reviews »

The Cave gives you a motley assortment of characters all with their own unique abilities, then lets you run amok in very creative, and oftentimes humorous situations. There's seven characters to choose from, each with their own individual backstory. From a knight, two a hillbilly, evil twins and a scientist, there's something here for everyone. If you're a fan of Monkey Island or any of Ron Gilbert -- and the quirky, witty humor present in every Double Fine game -- you owe it to yourself to try this game.


One of the best puzzle platformers I have ever played

drakso | Dec. 22, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »

And when you thought that the platformer genre is going in one direction this game pops out. It is a very well made game by double fine, and one of the best platformers that year. First the art style and sound are amazing, like every game made from Double Fine. The gameplay feels really smooth and nice. But the best part is the multiple characters. Every character has a story of their own and their own unique abilities and puzzles to unlock . When you play every one of them you feel like you begin a new adventure, I might even calling starting a totally new game. This game really does things right.


Thought out platformer

zipnox | June 6, 2014 | See all zipnox's reviews »

I was unsure of what to expect from The Cave, going through it with no expectations I was pleasantly suprised by a dark comical adventure that comes with a healthy dose of replayability. The story drives the game forward, together with the platforming and puzzle mechanics this makes for a great experience with plenty of memorable moments. Short but sweet If you get the chance to play this gem, don't hesitate to give it a try. I had a blast and I'm sure you will too.


2D is not dead yet.

Zazutuu | June 6, 2014 | See all Zazutuu's reviews »

The Cave is one of the best 2D games out there.You can control 3 of the 7 characters. Each character has its own story.The graphics look amazing and the humor in the game is awesome.You can control 1 character and that is not a good thing because sometimes you will have to control every character and move them to the required location.The puzzles are not that hard and I really enjoyed the game.


Another great game from Double Fine Productions

xarabas02 | April 6, 2014 | See all xarabas02's reviews »

If you still feel the need to play some more quality adventure games after Psychonauts or Costume Quest, then The Cave is definitely a game for you! It features seven playable characters with three to choose from at any moment so replay value is pretty good in that aspect. You will also be impressed with great level design and amazing soundtrack. Humor is also one of the other selling points about this game, but it's not like you would expect anything less from a game made by talented bunch of Double Fine.