A lovely stealth game in which you play as a thief and rob all kinds of properties. Steal everything in each property, especially keeping an eye out for toilet paper for the achievements. 6h+
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 6h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: No, but you don’t need a guide
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: not really, there is level selection, so you can always go back
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
It is a rainy evening. Your job doesn’t pay well. On your way home, you pass the very expensive stores with items you could only afford when you were doing less honest work. Finally you arrive home, which looks even worse than your mood. There’s no desk, stuff is everywhere. Then it hits you that you will go back to your old ways, at being a pro thief.
This game is very fun, you have to rob all kinds of places while staying hidden from people that run around the property. At the start of the game, you have a drone and will be on your way to the neighbors’ house, this mission is easy because you know where they hide their key plus they are on vacation. There is no real danger and it serves as a nice way to learn the controls. The drone will tell you where all the expensive stuff is hidden–if you count their child’s stuffed animals as expensive :P.
The game has a total of 13 missions, and you’ll improve your tools and unlock new ones. Every mission takes place in a totally new property in which you’ll have to find your way around. It gets more complicated in later levels with guards, cameras and alarms. You can first take a good look at all the walking patterns the guards have to plan your route if you wish. As for me, I went barging in and figure it out by trial and error.
If you want to go for the achievements, be on the watch in every level for toilet paper. Most of them have at least one toilet paper, some don’t have any, and 1 or 2 levels have more. There are also achievements for getting everything on a level, so try to complete each level 100% while you’re at it so you don’t have to replay them.
I really did enjoy Picklock. Its graphics we don’t see daily, with easy to learn gameplay that presents some challenges in later levels. I hope they will make this into a series in some sort of way because I would love to play a sequel.
This review is written on 30 May 2020 based on the Steam version which has 24 achievement when I write this review. The information can be outdated when developers add or remove achievements.