Our Glomwood guide contains information which should help you sneak your way through all of the game's areas, eliminate or avoid enemies as well as collect all the loot in the game, all secrets and collectibles (items stored in safes, keys, documents, valuables and others). Our walkthrough describes all the stages in detail and includes maps for them as well. The guide also describes the main gameplay mechanics, including unclear or potentially problematic ones, explains how long the game is and how is it connected to the Thief franchise.
- Gloomwood: Guide's contents
- Gloomwood: Quick beginners guide
- Gloomwood: All stages, walkthrough
- Gloomwood: Secrets and collectibles - safes
- Gloomwood: Secrets and collectibles - keys, documents
- Gloomwood: Basics
- Gloomwood: FAQ
- Gloomwood: Game length
- Gloomwood: Trophies and achievements
- Gloomwood: PC system requirements
- Gloomwood: Language versions
Gloomwood: Guide's contents
The beginning of our Gloomwood guide focuses on the game's basics and explains how to survive in the game's grim, dangerous world. We've prepared some tips for beginners which will teach you the most important mechanics and keep you from making silly mistakes. You'll also find some tips on stealth, eliminating or avoiding enemies, exploring your surroundings, managing limited inventory space and the available difficulty levels.
The next important chapter is the walkthrough, which explains how to beat every stage in the game. It describes the game's areas, lists different paths to your objectives, contains solutions to environmental puzzles and explains how to deal with enemies in different ways. We've also attached maps of the visited areas with points of interest marked.
The next chapter lists the game's secrets, collectibles and unique items. It'll teach you about safes, their locations and combinations, where to find keys, documents and unique loot (firearms, valuables, etc.).
The FAQ section contains answers to the most commonly encountered problems and explains certain mechanics. You'll learn how can you save the game and when, whether you can beat Gloomwood without engaging anyone in combat, how to extinguish light sources, how to heal your character, how to acquire unique weapons and is it possible to return to already cleared areas.
The final chapter of the guide is the appendix, which contains information about Gloomwood's Early Access version, the controls, system requirements and a page dedicated to similarities and differences between Gloomwood and Thief.
Gloomwood: Quick beginners guide
- Keep an eye on the ring to check whether you're hidden or not. You'll get the ring at the very beginning of the game and it lets you easily check your detection status. Stick to dark places, but be aware that some of them may end up suddenly illuminated.
- There are plenty alternate paths and secret areas to discover. You should devote much time to thorough exploration of visited areas. There's a good chance you'll discover an alternate way into a heavily guarded room or through a group of enemies.
- Look out for unique loot and collectibles. The most important secrets are safes and keys. You can also find valuables, new weapons or unique gadgets.
- Save the game at phonographs. Gloomwood doesn't let you save the game freely - you can only do so using Phonographs. Fortunately, they appear in multiple locations and can be used as often as you want.
- Throw out unnecessary items. You have limited inventory space and every item takes up a lot of it. If your inventory gets full, throw out some less useful items.
More tips on how to survive and stay undetected can be found on the Beginner's guide page.
Gloomwood: All stages, walkthrough
Gloomwood consists of several connected areas you could call stages. Our walkthrough describes each stage on separate pages, explains how to avoid the enemies, explore the area and solve puzzles.
- Croup's Fishery - You start the game in this fishing village. You'll learn how to acquire basic gear, how to avoid enemies in the village and how to reach the Mines entrance.
- Coast Caves - This multi-layered underground area tasks you with making your way through the cave system. We explain how to deal with mutated dogs, turn off the electrified gate, start the elevator and leave the mines.
- Coast Cliffside - After leaving the mines you'll find yourself on a cliffside. We explain how to reach the lighthouse and city gates, how to open locked doors along the way, as well as how to avoid or kill encountered enemies.
Gloomwood: Secrets and collectibles - safes
Safes are the most important secret objects in the game. Each safe holds valuable items, but you need combinations to open them.
- Croup's Fishery office safe - our guide explains how to open the safe found in the office on the top floor in the fishing village.
- Croup's Fishery cave safe - our guide explains how to open the safe found in the cave by the fishing village.
Gloomwood: Secrets and collectibles - keys, documents
Another type of unique collectibles are keys, documents and notes. Collecting them is required to fully complete the location.
- Croup's Fishery - We've listed all the keys found and used in the fishing village.
- Coast Caves - We've listed all the keys found and used in the mines.
- Coast Cliffside - We've listed all the keys found and used in and near the lighthouse.
- Croup's Fishery - We've listed where to find all the documents and maps in the fishing village.
- Coast Caves - We've listed where to find all the documents and maps in the caves.
- Coast Cliffside - We've listed where to find all the documents and maps in and near the lighthouse.
Separate pages of our guide contain information on the game's core mechanics as well as tips and tricks related to them. They should help you understand how the game works.
- Inventory and journal - this page covers your inventory, how to add and drop items from it and how to combine specific items. You'll also learn about gathering keys, notes and maps.
- Stealth - this page covers basic and advanced sneaking techniques. You'll learn how to hide in the dark, create noise, deal with light sources, about the enemies' senses, how to assassinate them and eavesdrop on conversations.
- Exploration - this page covers the most important exploration mechanics, such as solving puzzles, looking for quest items, choosing an optimal path to your destination, using phonographs, climbing and swimming.
- Difficulty levels - this page covers the available difficulty levels as well as the main differences between them, such as the amount of enemies, their aggressiveness or phonographs availability.
In the FAQ section, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions: These relate to the game's more obscure or unexplained mechanics.
- Saving - how to save progress? - We explain when and how can you use Phonographs to save your progress.
- Firearms - how to get it? - We explains when and how can you acquire your first firearms - the revolver, the silenced pistol and the shotgun.
- Light sources - can they be extinguished? - This page covers light sources, their types and ways to sabotage them.
- Combat - is it obligatory? - This page explains is a pacifist run of Gloomwood, that is, finishing the game without killing anyone, possible.
- Code 0451 - does it work? - We answer does the combination known from other immersive sims work in Gloomwood.
- Healing - how to recover? - This page covers how to check your current health and recover from your wounds.
- Previous locations - can you return? - This page covers whether it's possible or not to return to previously visited locations.
- Ammunition - how to get? - This page explains how to get more ammo for your firearms.
- Rotating items - how to activate? - This page explains how to rotate the items in your luggage case by 90 degrees to the left or right.
- Throwing items - how? - This page explains how to throw bottles and other items.
Gloomwood: Game length
Gloomwood's early access offers around 3-5 hours of playtime you'll spend on exploring the game's starting areas, such as the fishing village, the mines and the lighthouse. Hidden secrets and unique treasures should encourage you to thoroughly explore every location.
Gloomwood: Trophies and achievements
Gloomwood's early access release doesn't have Steam achievements, so you don't need to worry about them yet. The devs promise to implement achievements in version 1.0, that is, Gloomwood's full release.
Gloomwood: PC system requirements
- Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHz
- RAM: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 with 2 GB VRAM
- Disk space: 1 GB
- Operating system: Windows 7/10/11 64-bit
The game's minimum requirements are very low, but you'll need some better hardware to run Gloomwood in ultra quality. More information about the system requirements can be found on the page: System requirements.
Gloomwood: Language versions
During its early access, Gloomwood is available only in English. The game also doesn't subtitle enemy dialogue, as subtitles will only be released in a later update or the final release.
You'll find more information on the Language versions page.
About Gloomwood Guide, Walkthrough
Author : Jacek "Stranger" Halas for gamepressure.com
Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka
last update : September 8, 2022
Use the comments below to submit your updates and corrections to this guide.
Gloomwood Video Game
- genre: Action
- developer: Dillon Rogers
- publisher: New Blood Interactive
- platform: PC
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