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. Qualms about plots and frustrating moments aside however, Safecracker has undoubtedly achieved what it set out to do. For people who either don't like or can't play fast action games, Safecracker offers a challenge that will tax the brains of even the most dedicated puzzlers. If you enjoy puzzles and have a keen mind and plenty of patience, this is one game I can thoroughly recommend you crack open.
  2. A must-have for puzzle fans and definitely worth a look for anyone who values an intellectual challenge.
  3. Apart from the odd frustrating puzzle, there's nothing much at fault here, aside from the fact that what you're buying is a small collection of puzzles and nothing more. As long as you realise that's all Safecracker is - and there's no adventure element to speak of - then you won't be disappointed.
  4. 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.
  5. The sheer simplicity in Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure is its greatest asset; easy to maneuver around and gets right into the logic puzzles that are the mainstay of the game.
  6. As long as you're not too hung up on variety and plot, these breaking-and-entering brainteasers will delight puzzle fans.
  7. So that's basically it. 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.
  8. Players will feel a real sense of accomplishment upon completing each one. However, there isn’t anything else to do in this game, and once the puzzles are solved, there is no going back and replaying.
  9. 69
    It's a good thing Safecracker has a number of entertaining puzzles, because it has little else.
  10. If you or your family like your games with a healthy dose of mental gymnastics then Safecracker is a pretty good bet, and isn’t too bad value for the money.
  11. 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.
  12. Safecracker strips away all the narrative hoo-hah of traditional adventure games and tosses you into a labyrinth of mind-benders that range from simple sliding puzzles(requiring extreme patience)to code-breakers that throw you with unexpected twists. [Nov. 2006, p.120]
  13. An agonisingly unimaginative adventure game acting as a gateway to a puzzle game based purely on cracking safes. [Aug 2007, p.92]
  14. Safe and very sorry. [July 2007, p.77]
  15. A most enjoyable and satisfying puzzle game that you can work through in a couple of sittings or, if you prefer, take a puzzle or two at a time and make it last longer. I would recommend it for any puzzle game fan.
  16. Safecracker fills the role it's designed for like a key fits its keyhole.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Em_J83.
    Aug 9, 2009
    8
    Not bad... Played it though without stopping. Took aprox. 8 hrs. There are a wide variety of logic, numerical, visual and situational Not bad... Played it though without stopping. Took aprox. 8 hrs. There are a wide variety of logic, numerical, visual and situational puzzles. I rather enjoyed solving them, and had a tangible sense of accomplishment after completing all of them. Full Review »
  2. RobE.
    Oct 5, 2006
    7
    A straight puzzler. Not terribly difficult, I beat it in 3-4 hours. Beautiful, creative environments, generally bland puzzles involving A straight puzzler. Not terribly difficult, I beat it in 3-4 hours. Beautiful, creative environments, generally bland puzzles involving letters, numbers, or combinations therein. Safecracker is an accurate title. Puzzles almost as exciting as an IQ test. Full Review »
  3. MikeyN.
    Sep 6, 2007
    8
    This game had me playing it for a while. I'm not usually into puzzle games, for example Myst, but I was determined to beat this one This game had me playing it for a while. I'm not usually into puzzle games, for example Myst, but I was determined to beat this one despite the rather 'easy' approach the developers took to a storyline. All in all, this game was fun while it lasted. I wish I could have had a bigger payoff for all of my safecracking at the end, but it was still worth the satisfaction I got after completing each puzzle. Full Review »