As beautifully intricate as a Fabergé egg, The Room: Old Sins leaves the real world behind and whisks you inside a sinister dollhouse. With leaky pipes in its kitchen and strange machines in its study, it’s an eerie place to solve 3D puzzles.
Like earlier games in the Room series, the controls are simple but the puzzles are not. To unravel an overarching mystery—one hinted at in notes from your character’s obsessed husband—you’ll go from room to room, tinkering with elaborate contraptions.
What makes the game so special is the way it feels beneath your fingers. Objects have weight and physicality: There's a sense of resistance to the springs, dials, and mechanisms, and you’ll often find yourself pulling on one piece here while you insert a component there.
Tough but not annoyingly so, Old Sins has a just-right hint system that neither pops up too quickly nor lets you stew for too long. So you can keep on tugging levers, finding hidden parts, and solving logic puzzles—until maybe, just maybe, you escape that miniature mansion...We’re not telling!