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The Cave [Online Game Code]

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Rated: Teen
36 customer reviews
Metascore: 68 / 100

Price: $14.99
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The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend.

Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICMB missile. The Cave awaits.

  • Seamlessly Spelunk – Explore a ginormous completely seamless cave-world presented in astounding cross-section that will blow... your... mind.
  • Assemble a team of 3 explorers – From the Hillbilly to the Time Traveller; all 7 characters have their own unique personalities, special talents and a dark and secret reason for descending The Cave.
  • A Cave like no other – If you enjoy spelunking and dark rocky caverns then be prepared to be disappointed. Your first clue The Cave is a place like no other will be when you stumble across the subterranean amusement park or the medieval castle, not to mention the fully armed and ready to launch nuclear tipped missile.
  • Let’s work together – Switch between the 3 characters, in cooperation with each other, and solve physical and adventure puzzles as you learn the truth behind why they are here. Share the cave exploring adventure with friends in local co-op.
  • Unlock all the secrets of the cave – Replay the adventure with a new set of characters for a whole different experience including unique story, puzzles and areas of The Cave, plus hidden treasures (not redeemable for cash) and collectables.
  • Watch the Cave come alive – Experience the detailed, stunning art style and humor that only Ron Gilbert and Double Fine can dream up.

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System Requirements

        OS:Windows XP SP3
        Processor:1.8 GHz dual core CPU
        Memory:1 GB RAM
        Graphics:256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon 3850, or Intel HD 2000 Graphics
        Hard Drive:1.5 GB HD space
        Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card

        OS:Windows 7
        Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2.2 GHz
        Memory:1 GB RAM
        Graphics:512 MB GeForce 220, Radeon 4550, Intel HD 3000 Graphics
        Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
        Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card

Product Details

Platform: PC Download
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
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  • Release Date: January 23, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,218 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Inspiring Insomnia TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 23, 2013
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RPG's like Mass Effect, Skyrim, Dragon Age, etc., are typically my games of choice, but The Cave sounded intriguing. The cheap price and pre-order discount didn't hurt.

Players choose three of the seven available characters, each with unique talents. I'm currently playing with a knight who has the power of invincibility; an adventurer who can swing a grappling hook; and twins who have the ability to duplicate themselves. When you access special areas of the cave, you uncover scenes from your characters' pasts. Also, each character has a special quest that occurs in a unique area of the cave. (The knight is tasked by a king to defeat a dragon and retrieve an amulet for his daughter.)

You switch control between the three characters as you advance through the cave. Often, teamwork is required as you must position the characters in certain areas or have them perform tasks simultaneously. There are monsters, but there is no combat. Instead, you must figure out how to get past monsters with strategy alone. For one early example, you "battle" a dragon with a hot dog and a claw like those found in an arcade game.

Controls are simple, consisting of moving side to side, jumping, climbing, and picking up and using various objects. Characters can only hold one object at a time, and certain objects are needed to advance through different areas of the cave. Because it's not always obvious which objects must be used, you will often find yourself doubling back to retrieve dropped objects. This is a new type of game for me, so I've found myself running around aimlessly quite a bit, experimenting with different combinations of characters and objects to try to advance.

So far, I've experienced no glitches.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Liz on February 7, 2013
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I love the old Lucas Arts adventure games, like Monkey Island, and I was looking for something similar. The Cave is not like the old adventure games, in that the player does not pick objects and decide how to interact with them (ex: open, talk to, pick up, give, etc.) However, the game is imaginative and contains entertaining puzzles. Also, each character has their own dark history that slowly unfolds as you play. Because parts of the game only accessible by certain characters and only three can be played at a time, there is potential for many hours of gameplay.

The game is not without bugs. I was on the second to last level of the game when I began having trouble moving an object. My character kept walking forward and dropping the object when I just wanted it to grab the object and walk backwards. I learned how to get out of that trap, but then one of my characters fell through the floor and vanished. I cannot retrieve him and I must have three characters to leave the level. The game auto-saves and there is not an easy way to go to earlier saves (you have play programmer to do that). So, in my case I have to start over from level one, which is highly disappointing.

So, buy this game at your own risk. It IS fun and it seems that other people have made it to the end without any trouble. At the same time it is a newly released game and it might be better to buy it after it has been "out there" a while so the bugs can be worked out.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By MacJunegrand on January 28, 2013
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If you're a long time gamer, you must have played (and therefore loved) The Secret of Monkey Island and its first sequel, Lechuck's Revenge. Those games are both classic and belonging to a genre that sadly barely exists anymore (only Telltalle Games has kept the genre afloat, and while some indie developers also do it, their games usually lack the humor of the best classics). Those games, and others in the same genre, were the product of the great minds of Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer.

Decades later, both of them reunited to work together in a new project: The Cave. The Cave has NOT the same style of gameplay as the Monkey Island games, but it sure as hell has the same heart. It looks and plays like a platformer, but it's actually a classic graphic adventure in a clever disguise.

You see, even though you control characters by moving with the analog stick, jumping and using special abilities, this is no Mario, Megaman or Rayman. You don't jump on enemies or attack them with an equipped weapon (mostly). No, the focus of this game is on puzzles and humor, just like in the previous collaborations by Gilbert and Schafer.

Along the game, you're instructed, related, haunted and made fun of by the titular Cave, a sentient geographical accident who talks to you as you plow your way through it with three characters of your choice from a group of seven, each of whom has a slowly-revealed personal history and a particular useful special skill.

Interaction between these characters and each other, NPCs, creatures or objects found in The Cave is filled with the same kind of progression you might have felt while playing old graphical adventures (i.e.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Johnson on April 16, 2013
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Remember the days of point and click games where you'd collect objects then you'd reach some dead end and need to try everything from your inventory on something or craft 2 items from your inventory together (Shadowgate and Sam & Max come to mind)? Well this is a side scrolling platformer that does just that. You first pick a team from 7 characters, each with a single special ability. The Adventurer has a hook, the knight has a bubble, the hillbilly has stinky breath, the time traveler has some sort of teleport forward, the twins ... uh have creepiness, the monk has, well you get it. So you pick your team of 3 kind of like the old Maniac Mansion game and you send them down the cave. The real object is to find an item that you bring to a location to do something with. Yep, that sums up the game. There is a lot of useless travel, such as when you waste an item and need to go back. I'm not talking major back tracking, but its a minute of time that makes me think wow I really need to traverse this area to get a hot dog to give to something? Since it is side scrolling, there is jumping and box pulling, but no death. When you die, you just instantly respawn with no consequence. If there was a consequence, I'd hate to make the game any longer than it needs to be.

The charm of this game comes from the voice work done by the Cave itself and even its non speaking characters. The game is easy going and lighthearted, but to be honest I really feel like why am I doing this almost mindless busy work? There are no real enemies to speak of just death traps. Nothing makes me think that was such an awesome level I want to play the game again! But the real pain is that there is replayability since there are 7 characters. So to see everyone's ending, you need to play at least 3 times. Which is good...
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