Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. The measure of a puzzle game is not, of course, how pretty it looks or how convincing it sounds. The measure is how well it plays. I am happy to report that Safecracker 2006 plays beautifully. There are some familiar puzzles, some unfamiliar puzzles, and some very clever twists on the whole idea of what constitutes a puzzle.
  2. But there’s a very specific pleasure also to be found in an adventure game in which the plot is simply a thin tissue that connects a series of delightfully attractive and fun puzzles.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. AWG
    Jul 1, 2013
    6
    "Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure" is certainly not the ultimate puzzle adventure, but it's interesting and it's worth a couple of hours from your time. Full Review »
  2. Dec 1, 2011
    4
    Safecracker is a good puzzle game if you can actually get it working. On Windows Vista and Windows 7, you must run the game in windowed mode. I also had to set a my screen resolution to 1280 x 1024 before launching the game. Additionally I had to Force Vsync On and set SLI mode to single GPU support. Figuring all of that out was a puzzle in itself so WELL DONE developers!

    Game play is your basic point-and-click with mouse look, very similar to Myst style games. There are many different types of safes in the game and each one generally offers a unique experience keeping the game entertaining and fresh throughout. There are a couple easy puzzles, but most of them require some level of thinking to conquer. There are some that may even require consultation of a walkthrough. Puzzle gamers will definitely be rewarded by picking this one up.
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