The Room: Old Sins

Price: $4.99
Ads: No
In App Purchases: No

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 707 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


107 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 107 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

115 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 115 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

96 votes
Grinding -
0 / 96 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

83 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 83 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

112 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 112 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

77 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 77 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

117 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 117 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 1009 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


82 votes
Premium Currency -
0 / 82 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

109 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 109 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

81 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 81 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

92 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 92 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

111 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 111 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

74 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 74 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

102 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 102 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

102 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 102 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

76 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 76 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

83 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 83 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

97 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 97 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 587 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


120 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 120 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

113 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 113 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

68 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 68 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

75 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 75 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

86 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 86 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

60 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 60 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

65 votes
Competition -
0 / 65 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 80 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 531 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


80 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
80 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

85 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
0 / 85 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

88 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 88 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

99 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 99 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

104 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 104 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

67 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 67 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

88 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 88 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 23,488 votes.
Google Play:  (4.94) with 45,169 votes.

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Screenshot The 4th entry in the multi-award winning The Room puzzle game series.

The Rooms creepy touchscreen puzzle boxes are better than ever in Old Sins; Fireproof has crafted what may be the best version yet. The Verge

The creative puzzles, along with a haunting atmosphere, engage your whole brain. One of the year's best mobile games. Gameinformer

Essentially a room-escape game, featuring a giant dollhouse designed with an impossible amount of detail and care; you feel like youre actually touching the walls. GQ

The fourth in a series of super-tactile puzzle-box games and its the best yet. The Guardian

Enter The Room: Old Sins and be transported to a place where tactile exploration meets challenging puzzles and a captivating story.
The sudden disappearance of an ambitious engineer and his high-society wife provokes the hunt for a precious artefact. The trail leads to the attic of their home, and the discovery of an old, peculiar dollhouse
Explore unsettling locations, follow obscure clues and manipulate bizarre contraptions as you uncover the mysteries within Waldegrave Manor.

Explore a deviously complex dollhouse which transforms at your fingertips. Each intricate room is a portal to a new, stunning environment.

Easy to begin yet hard to put down, enjoy a unique mix of intriguing puzzles with a simple user interface.

A tactile experience so natural you can almost feel the surface of each object.

Examine dozens of detailed objects to discover which of them conceal hidden mechanisms.

A haunting soundtrack coupled with dynamic sound effects create an unforgettable soundscape.

Share your progress between multiple devices and unlock achievements.

Available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish and Russian.

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