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.Read full description
"these breaking-and-entering brainteasers will delight puzzle fans." - GameSpot.com
"If you enjoy your puzzle games and like to work your brain on challenges ranging from simple to break-the-desk frustrating, then Safecracker might just be for you." - Strategyinformer.com
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.
This game is pretty simple. The premise is, at least. You're in a house and have to solve puzzles and open doors to get a will and hopefully, a lot of money. Now, the gameplay isn't that different to a lot of "escape the room" flash games. In fact, it's pretty much the same. So, what would I buy this, you ask me? Well, first, it's long. Not extremely long, and that depends directly on how much time do you spend in the puzzles. But you can easily spend the whole day playing, and for it's low price, that's ok. Next, there are PLENTY of puzzles. If you're someone who loves these kind of puzzles like me, you may know a lot of 'em. They're classic. But that doesn't make them any easier, that's for sure. More than one took me a while. You really need to have pen and some paper, for some of the puzzles are a lot more challenging than what you might think at first glance. Ok so, it's long, and hard. What else? Well, the art is really nice. The game looks really nice. And, this is someone you can't say of a lot of games like these, all the puzzles are LOGICAL. No pixel hunting, and gosh, that's nice. The voice acting is pretty nice, too, though you don't hear much of it. So, all in all, for its price, the game delivers pretty well. It's well done, it's fun. I would only recommend this to the kind of people who like to be hours in front of the screen, with a pen and some paper, trying to crack the puzzles. On the off hand, some people have some problems with stuttering. There are some ways to fix it (I did it), but some people aren't that lucky, from what I read. Even so, I recommend it. A really nice game.
Play time ~9 hours This game delivers what it promises: a puzzling experience. There is minimal exploration, as the entire time you are inside a home. Although, the graphics are very excellent, not being able to interact with much of the environment as you would in most adventure games does break immersion. The puzzles are all logical puzzles, although some seem to heavily rely on some assumptions of the player's knowledge of existing puzzle types and assumes the user would know how to go about solving it. Those seeking for an easy ride should look elsewhere as well, as the game has significant challenges ahead, which is a good thing too! Note: there are some very new logical puzzles in this game that I've never seen before, so props to Kheops for making those. The voice acting is terrific, but there isn't much of it, as most of the time you will be speaking to yourself and exploring alone. The music seems to have some issue and sometimes stops looping (and it noticeably is repetitive sometimes). The story is also very minimal and it's difficult to empathize / sympathize with the characters in the game because the descriptions of each are so brief. When you reach the end of the game you'll understand why this is a drawback. The game is family friendly and suitable to all ages.
Safecracker, or as it is dubbed The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure, is not among the best games of this generation, at no point did it even intend to be like that, instead, it is one great and challenging puzzle game that can be a great time-killer. And there is another element that this game has and makes it even more amazing: it is unaffected by time, no matter how old this game has become, it still provides the same amount of fun. For the ridiculously low price tag that it comes with, this game will keep you entertained for hours and will be more than worth the investment.
While this game is severely lacking in graphics and load time, you would be hard pressed to find a puzzle game with harder, trickier or more detailed puzzles. This game should be looked at as a way for the developer to present hard puzzles, not as a mystery game or anything like that. I rated it so high because the only other review was a 1. In realty this game is probably a seven based on teh puzzles alone
The game is challenging enough to put even serious puzzle vets through their paces, but by the same token, it's not the kind of experience that's likely to hold the interest of younger children or those looking for a quick-and-easy timewaster that can be played in short spurts. Safecracker is a well made game designed to appeal to a specific breed of gamer. If you're the kind of person who has keen powers of observation and problem-solving skills, and is patient enough to be willing to spend hours deciphering finicky puzzles, then you'll find Safecracker to be a worthy challenge.
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