11 iPad & iPhone games like The Room

If you loved The Room, you'll love these similar games for iPad and iPhone. We've got the best room escape games, best puzzle games and best point-and-click adventures to share with you.

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  • The Room
  • Forever Lost
  • Machinarium
  • Tiny Bang Story
  • Diamond Penthouse Escape
  • Dr.Stanley's House
  • The Silent Age
  • realMyst
  • Big Fish
  • Doors&Rooms
  • The Heist
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We loved The Room, the beautifully crafted and absolutely mind-bending game that's a mystery, puzzle, point-and-click, adventure and room escape game all rolled into one. Then came The Room Two and The Room Three, catering to our craving for more of that satisfying solving action. Now, though, we feel a little lost. If you, like us, are looking for more games like The Room to play, we've got a list of our favourite iPad and iPhone games that we think The Room fans will love.

Best room escape games: The Room

Find The Room on the App Store: The Room (79p) | The Room Two (£1.49) | The Room Three (£3.99)

For those of you who've yet to play The Room, let me fill you in. The entire game is set on and within one intricate safe, whose surfaces are adorned by strange mechanisms and logic puzzles, behind which smaller, more challenging boxes lurk. Not only are the puzzles super-challenging but enormously satisfying to solve, they also lend themselves perfectly to the iPad's touchscreen.

The Room Two and The Room Three took the first game's formula and broadened its scope, spreading its puzzles across various boxes (and other locked constructions) in multiple rooms, adopting more of the traditional room escape game style.

We've yet to find another game that quite matches the brilliance of The Room, but there are many that come very close, and that we really enjoyed puzzling over. Read on to discover our pick of the best. If you know of a great The Room-like game that we haven't listed here, you can let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter.

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We loved The Room, the beautifully crafted and absolutely mind-bending game that's a mystery, puzzle, point-and-click, adventure and room escape game all rolled into one. Then came The Room Two and The Room Three, catering to our craving for more of that satisfying solving action. Now, though, we feel a little lost. If you, like us, are looking for more games like The Room to play, we've got a list of our favourite iPad and iPhone games that we think The Room fans will love.

Best room escape games: The Room

Find The Room on the App Store: The Room (79p) | The Room Two (£1.49) | The Room Three (£3.99)

For those of you who've yet to play The Room, let me fill you in. The entire game is set on and within one intricate safe, whose surfaces are adorned by strange mechanisms and logic puzzles, behind which smaller, more challenging boxes lurk. Not only are the puzzles super-challenging but enormously satisfying to solve, they also lend themselves perfectly to the iPad's touchscreen.

The Room Two and The Room Three took the first game's formula and broadened its scope, spreading its puzzles across various boxes (and other locked constructions) in multiple rooms, adopting more of the traditional room escape game style.

We've yet to find another game that quite matches the brilliance of The Room, but there are many that come very close, and that we really enjoyed puzzling over. Read on to discover our pick of the best. If you know of a great The Room-like game that we haven't listed here, you can let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter.

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Best room escape games: Forever Lost

Find Forever Lost on the App Store: Forever Lost Episode 1 (£2.99) | Forever Lost Episode 2 (£3.99) | Forever Lost Episode 3 (£4.99) | Forever Lost Complete Collection (£8.99)

First up is Forever Lost, one of our absolute favourites. There are currently three episodes of Forever Lost available to buy in the iOS App Store, all of which are as dark and sinister-looking as The Room. Explore the Spooky, deserted buildings and towns to find items to help you solve puzzles and uncover the mysteries that'll lead to your escape. Highly recommended.

 

Best games like The Room: Machinarium

Find Machinarium on the App Store: Machinarium (£3.99)

If you're after a serious challenge, try Machinarium. We loved it so, so much, but boy is it tricky. Each room you come to has new puzzles to solve as you control a cute robot character on his quest to find his ladyfriend.

Machinarium follows more of a linear story than The Room and Forever Lost, but it presents similar puzzles and requires you to use your brain in that same, logical way. Plus, the story is rather great, and we really enjoyed the app's overall look and feel.

 

Best games like The Room: Tiny Bang Story

Find Tiny Bang Story on the App Store: Tiny Bang Story (£2.29)

Another one of our favourites is Tiny Bang Story. This wonderfully animated game begins with the puzzle pieces that make up this fun, intriguing world being scattered across the globe, and it's your job to retrieve them and put them back together.

To find the puzzle pieces, you'll need to explore each illustrated level and talk to the quirky characters, solving some touch puzzles and collecting items as you go. We were sad when this one was over (it's not a particularly long game) because it was so, so brilliant. We'd absolutely recommend Tiny Bang Story to puzzle game lovers and fans of The Room.

 

Best games like The Room: Diamond Penthouse Escape and other TeraLumina games

Find Diamond Penthouse Escape on the App Store: Diamond Penthouse Escape (Free)

Developer TeraLumina Games makes iPhone and iPad games that fans of The Room will love. Better yet, they're all free.

Among the room escape games available from TeraLumina Games is Diamond Penthouse Escape, which has two rather brilliant episodes. The aesthetics are gorgeous and the puzzles are challenging, presented in a traditional room escape style that requires players to point, tap and uncover items to aide the escape.

Other games from TeraLumina Games include the Ruby Loft Escape, Sapphire Room Escape and Emerald Den Escape.

 

Best games like The Room: Dr.Stanley's House

Find Dr.Stanley's House on the App Store: Dr.Stanley's House 1 (Free) | Dr.Stanley's House 2 (Free) | Dr.Stanley's House 3 (Free)

Another free room escape game now, this one based on a 2005 Flash-based game that was released on the web. While Dr.Stanley's House is not quite as visually appealing as some of the other games on this list, it presents players with the same kinds of puzzles. In a bit of a twist on the traditional room escape, though, this game actually requires the player to get into a house, which is locked. But don't worry, you've been invited!

We've not yet played it, but there's actually a second and third instalment of Dr.Stanley's House now available for iOS too.

 

Best games like The Room: The Silent Age

Find The Silent Age on the App Store: The Silent Age (Free)

We really love the visual style of The Silent Age, another point and click game that requires you to collect items to solve the puzzles throughout. It's got a solid and intriguing storyline too, complete with time travel and the apocalypse, which we found became quite addictive.

There's no episode two (that we know of) just yet though, and no sign that it's coming soon, which is a shame because we can't wait!

 

Best games like The Room: realMyst

Find realMyst on the App Store: realMyst (£4.99)

Here's one for those of you looking for a serious challenge. Be prepared to get out your pen and notepad, as you'll need it to keep track of the clues hidden throughout this game. It's actually a port of the game Myst for Mac that was released in 1993. The game has since been remade and ported for Playstation and Nintendo consoles and more.

The only thing we weren't so keen on with Myst is the controls. It's a first person game so we found we suffered from motion sickness after playing it for prolonged periods of time, and it can be a bit of a frustrating struggle to move about.

 

Best games like The Room: Big Fish

Find Big Fish on the App Store.

Big Fish Games is a huge name in the iOS app developer space. They make all sorts of apps, but many of them take the form of a room escape or point and click game that, while not as challenging as games like The Room, can still offer similar puzzles and entertainment on a rainy day.

Most Big Fish Games have free versions available to try, which will let you play a level or two before asking for cash to unlock the in-app purchase full game. We haven't played all of the Big Fish Games apps (there are far too many) but among those we've played and would recommend are Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors and Death at Fairing Point.

 

Best games like The Room: Doors&Rooms

Find Doors&Rooms on the App Store: Doors&Rooms (free)

If you're looking for a quick room escape fix, Doors&Rooms should do the trick. It's free, though you'll have to cough up cash in the form of an in-app purchase if you want to buy coins for a hint.

Starting simple and getting harder and more challenging as you move through the levels, Doors&Rooms is great for room escape beginners but will satisfy even the most experienced of room escape players as you progress.

 

Best games like The Room: The Heist

Find The Heist on the App Store: The Heist (79p)

Similarly, The Heist will give you that quick puzzle fix, but it's only available for the iPhone. It'll cost you 79p to download, and offers puzzles similar to those you might find in room escape games, just without the room escape part! There are only four types of puzzles, but they get progressively harder as you attempt to crack the vault.

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