The Room is one of the best puzzle games currently available on mobile gaming devices that allows its players to explore and escape from locked rooms using their logic and puzzle solving skills. Now that I have completed all the three main instalments in the game, I was looking for games that were similar to The Room and the result of my search is the following list. So if you are looking for such an interactive puzzle game where you need to use your skills in order to progress through the game, you can’t go wrong with any of these games. Here is the list of video games similar to The Room that are our recommendations. You can play these games like The Room on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android, mac or even online.
12. Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise (2016)
‘Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise’ is a story driven puzzle adventure game developed and published by Yak and Co. in the year 2016. There are a total of 5 chapters in the series with chapters 1-4 presently available on mobile handheld platforms. This is one of the best story driven puzzle adventure games that we have played in a while on our iOS and android devices, save for ‘The Room 3’ which is also story driven. The gameplay takes place completely in the mansion of the main antagonist of the game and your enemy, Ruby La Rouge.
You play the part of a spy who has been given orders to infiltrate the stronghold of La Rouge and take down the villain once and for all. However, the mansion is under complete lockdown and it is impossible to approach the building with conventional means. This is where you come in. You need to explore the environment and use your logical and puzzle solving skills in order to use the elements present around you effectively and progress through the level. The fifth and final chapter of the game is presently under development and will be released to public this year.
11. Quern: Undying Thoughts (2016)
‘Quern: Undying Thoughts’ is an adventure puzzler developed by Hungarian graduation students for the Windows, Linux, Mac and Rift devices. Yes! You read that right! This game is developed by a bunch of college graduates and has been widely regarded as an extensive puzzle experience. Although coding and developing games are becoming easier with the advent of new software and apps but still, managing to code an entire game is quite something.
The game was then published by Zadbox Entertainment and has managed to build quite a good following online. The premise puts you in an isolated island which you must escape. You enter through a large doorway and as soon as you are inside, it closes behind you trapping you inside. You have no memory of the past or any recollection of the events that led to this perilous situation and all you know is that you must survive. There are dozens of puzzles scattered throughout the land just like in ‘The Room’ and you need to explore and solve them in order to open the doors blocking your way. There are over 50 locked doors for you to unlock, so take your time with this one.
10. Hellraid: The Escape (2014)
When an evil sorcerer traps your soul in another dimension, you are left with no choice but to go after it, and reclaim it for yourself. However, this does not turn out to be an easy task as your soul is guarded by dangerous demons and they will do everything in their power to stop you from reclaiming what is rightfully yours. Once you reach the realm, you find that you have no recollection of your memories or of the events that took before you lost your soul.
In addition, time also does not have a hold over the realm further confusing your character. The game is developed and published by Shortbreak Studios and is presently available on the android and iOS devices. It is not a free game though and will require you to purchase it but once you do so, there are no further in-app purchases hampering your progress. There are various mechanics that are similar to ‘The Room’, so if you enjoyed those games, you will definitely like this one.
9. Legacy 2 –The Ancient Curse (2017)
‘Legacy 2’ is another puzzler video game developed and published by No Signal Productions in for the android and iOS devices. The creator is an indie developer and if you do like the game, do remember to leave a shoutout as it does really help with the overall hype. ‘Legacy 2’ follows the story of an archeologist who travels to Egypt in search of his brother who goes missing after visiting the pyramids at Egypt. Now you must travel to the ancient land to go after your brother in order to bring him back to safety. There are various puzzles that you need to solve once you are inside the pyramid that are very similar to the puzzles in the ‘The Room’ games. You also need to keep track of the various objects that you find in the open world and use them in other puzzles and unlock them. You will definitely like the game if you liked playing through ‘The Room’, so go ahead and try out this indie release.
8. The Eyes of Ara (2016)
‘The Eyes of Ara’ is an adventure puzzler developed by a single man development team founded by Ben Droste. The company is called 100 Stones Interactive and is based from Brisbane. The gameplay is very similar to that of ‘The Room’ and contains various puzzles that you need to solve in order to progress through the game. The game starts off with you exploring a medieval castle which you need to traverse and pick up clues. These clues will enable you to further solve other puzzles, so keep your eyes open when you explore the areas. You will need to use your logical and puzzle solving skills just like in the ‘The Room’ games and we bet you will enjoy playing through this one. This also happens to be one of the few puzzle games that are available on the Microsoft Windows platform, so if that’s on your checklist, this one is a must play for you.
7. Escape the Titanic (2013)
Ever wondered how you would react if you were one of those ill-fated travelers who opted to cross the Atlantic on the maiden voyage of the Titanic? ‘Escape the Titanic’ lets you experience exactly that. You play as one of the stranded when the Titanic hits the iceberg and now you must make your way through twisting corridors in order to escape the vessel. The ship is taking in water fast and every choice you make matters, so you better make them count. You need to explore the areas that are available to you and solve various puzzles in order to unlock doors and make way for your escape.
The puzzles in the game will definitely remind of ‘The Room’ games, so if you are a fan of such gameplay mechanics, you should definitely check this out. The first chapter of the game is completely free to play but you need to pay a small fee in order to access the later levels. We had a great time figuring out the puzzles in this one as they are both challenging and an ode to the long lost megaship. You will definitely find yourself going back to the movie with this one and you can’t help feeling a little sad for all the people who lost their lives on that night. However, if you want to escape the same fate, you better be ready to test your puzzle solving and logical skills because you are gonna need it.
6. Roombreak: Escape Now (2012)
One thing that ‘Roombreak’ gets right is the fact that they make the player feel locked up, not only in a single setting but across multiple settings throughout the game. The aim of the game is to escape from the place that you are trapped in. It tells you from the very beginning that you will need to use your survival instincts in order to solve the puzzles in this one. There are no shortcuts in the game other than using your brain and figuring out the right solution.
At times, we found the solution staring right at our faces and we completely seemed to disregard it. This is what sets the game apart from all other puzzlers. It makes you use seemingly unnoticeable or unrelated objects in the game in order to solve their puzzles, objects that you wouldn’t think would solve the puzzle at first glance. When you are trapped inside a room with no hope of surviving, it does not matter what day of the week it is or what lies beyond the door. Neither does it matter what purpose you serve there other than the fact that you need to escape and you need to do it right now.
5. Puzzle House: Mystery Rising (2015)
‘Puzzle House: Mystery Rising’ is an adventure puzzler developed and published by PugaPuma in the year 2015 for the android and iOS devices. The game is exactly what the title says it is — a puzzler where you need to solve various puzzles and unlock the secrets behind several mysterious events. There is an unexpected galactic visitor on your front porch that sets you off on an extensive journey to an unknown valley. Adventure games tend to put you in tough positions and this game is not different.
However, if you manage to unlock the secrets within the game, you might finally establish contact with alien species and understand the nature of our universe. Okay, a bit of exaggeration there but seriously, unlocking various doors within the game actually lets you piece together alien technology, so who’s to say there’s no secret to the universe there? Also, you will meet your cute little friend Rover who helps you along your way and is definitely a companion you will grow to love. ‘Puzzle House’ is a game that you are bound to enjoy if you liked the puzzles in ‘The Room’ and hence finds its way to the number 5 spot on our list.
4. Machinarium (2009)
‘Machinarium’ is personally my favorite point and click adventure puzzler. The game has a lot of similarities to ‘The Room’ but fans of ‘Myst’ will also be able to connect with this one. First of all, let me point out that the game contains some of the best hand sketched art that I have seen in any puzzlers and that alone puts this game above all other. However, that’s not all. It contains some of the best gameplay mechanics that you will probably find in a point and click adventure making the entire journey extremely fruitful. Not once will you feel that the game is dragging along or that the developers are trying to squeeze in fillers where they are not required. It is an extremely polished experience and I highly recommend this game to people who liked playing through ‘The Room’.
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3. Portal 2 (2011)
Okay, so most of you might disagree with this entry right here but then again ask yourselves, what mechanics make ‘The Room’ great in the first place? Puzzler mechanics? Check. Using the environment or the elements of the environment to your advantage? Check. An engaging storyline that manages to keep you hooked? Check. The gameplay of Portal is incredible and this is one game that is very different from all the others on this list. So if you haven’t checked this massively popular series out from Valve yet, you are missing out on something.
2. The House of Da Vinci (2017)
If you are looking for a game that plays exactly like ‘The Room’, then this one is for you. The game is set during the period of awakening in Europe and lets you explore the house of this little known philosopher and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci. The house is littered with all of his little contraptions and you need to move from one room to the other while solving these puzzles. You will be able to interact with the most famous of his inventions while experiencing the culture of renaissance Europe for yourself.
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1. Monument Valley (2014)
This is one game we want you to figure out for yourself as anything that we tell you about it has the potential to spoil it. It is an extremely well made puzzler that is truly a different experience from any other game on this list that you may have played. The only complaint that we have against this game is that it is extremely short, but then again the game is worth every second of it. We managed to play through the entire game in about two hours, and so if you find yourself in such a position, there is also a sequel to the game that is equally rewarding.
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