Save Room Review

Resident Evil 4 is one of the most beloved games of all-time for a variety of reasons but one of the more surprising ones to you may be that people really liked the inventory setup it came up with. Players really liked the idea of having to move their items around to fit them perfectly in this case like you were playing Tetris with them. Well, what if I told you that there is now a game that is the Resident Evil 4 inventory system throughout? That game is Save Room from Ratalaika Games and Fractal Projects and here is my review of the PlayStation 5 version.

Save Room is an inventory management puzzle game comprised of 40 puzzles where you’ll be having to fit items into your inventory the best you can. Every level gives you a different shaped inventory screen and places the items on the right side of the screen. You have to move those items into your inventory and fit them in. Just like Resident Evil 4 you may have to trial and error it moving things, rotating things, and so on. Items consist of things like pistols, rifles, rocket launchers, ammo boxes, herbs, and more. Trust me if you played Resident Evil 4 you’ll find yourself thinking that this is the exact same thing as it looks just alike.

Things get more complex the further you get and you’ll find you may even need to use some of the items to get everything in. You may have to use health items to restore your health bar at the top of the screen or slot some ammo into the guns in order to get rid of some of the boxes. Some levels you’ll breeze through in a few minutes while others you may find yourself stuck on for a little while like me trying to figure out the solution. There really isn’t much more to this game than that but it’s surprisingly fun for the couple hours that it will likely last you. The soundtrack is also creepy and foreboding which further helps it feel like a horror game.

I never knew that I wanted an entire game based on the Resident Evil 4 inventory system but Save Room showed me that I did. If you didn’t enjoy that inventory system then this likely won’t be for you but for those who did you’ll find a couple hours of challenging puzzle gameplay here.

*Save Room is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. PlayStation 5 version reviewed. Review copy provided by the publisher for this review.

Save Room





  • Feels just like the Resident Evil 4 inventory system
  • Levels change things up enough to not feel repetitive
  • Atmospheric soundtrack


  • Not a lot of variety in the visuals or gameplay
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