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Maid of Sker Cheats & Tips


Cheats, Tips and Questions for Maid of Sker

Last Updated: by Dennis

Maid of Sker a first-person survival horror game set in 1898 that is based on British folklore. It tells the story of a family empire driven by torture, slavery, piracy and a supernatural mystery that suffocates the grounds of the remote hotel where the game takes place. Armed with only a defensive sound device you must utilise stealth tactics to avoid death amongst a cult of sound-based AI enemies. Maid of Sker is available on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Take a look at our tips to get help in this creepy game.

Cheat, Tips and Strategy

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How to Solve the Attic Puzzle

When you reach the attic in Maid of Sker there is a puzzle you need to solve. In order to solve the puzzle you must play the piano in a certain order. The paintings you come across as you mount the stairs give you a clue as to what order the keys should be played. The solution to the puzzle is Fish, Dog, Bird, Cage, and Stag. The video below will show you how the puzzle is solved.

How to Solve the Attic Puzzle

Note: If the solution above does not work for you just look at the picture frames as you mount the stairs, they all have numbers and that should give you the order.

How to Save your Game

It is essential while playing Maid of Sker that you save your game as often as possible. This however can only be done manually as the game does not have any autosave system or a menu that you can visit at your convenience whennever you want to save your progress.

What Maid of Sker has instead are 'save rooms'. These rooms can be identified by their green door, they tend to be small and have a phonograph inside. A phonograph (see screenshot below) is a device that looks like a gramaphone and was used for mechanical recording and reproduction of sound during the era the game is set. If you have found a map for your current area save rooms will be marked on it with a phonograph symbol. In order to save your game you must ineract with the phonograph, when you do so you will save your game.

How to Save your Game

You will find however that at certain points of Maid of Sker these save rooms become scarce and you will have no choice but to backtrack in order to save your game. It is recommended that every time you make a decent amount of progress you visit a save room. As well as a phonograph you will also find an audio log in every save room which will narrate the game's story and slowly unravel what is going on.

How to Get Past Enemies

In Maid of Sker you will encounter creepy enemies inside the hotel, figures with sacks over their head that stalk around the hotel's corridors searching for intruders. Although these enemies are blind and unable to see you they make up for it by possesssing uncanny hearing which enables them to hear the slightest sound. Once alerted of your presence these enemies will relentlessly chase and lunge at you and you will find it difficult to get rid of them.

How to Get Past Enemies

In order to prevent alerting enemies of your presence you need to stealthily move around the hotel making as little noise as possible. In Maid of Ker you will be able to do this by sneaking, this is performed by pressing the right analogue stick. If while exploring the hotel you see an enemy approaching the best tactic you can employ is to tuck yourself out of the way of their path and remain still and hope they do not walk too close to where you are otherwise they will detect you even though they can't see you. If the enemy does not become aware of your presence you simply need to remain still until they are out of earshot before moving on.

In Maid of Sker the enemies sense of hearing is so acute that even breathing can give away your whereabouts. To mask the noise you make breathing you can press the right analogue on your controller to cover your mouth and hold your breath. It is important that you remember to do this whenever you have to cross an area that is dusty or has a fire as both will make you cough which will instantly alert any nearby enemies of your position.

If you hold your breath for too long it will result in the screen slowly draining to black and white indicating you are running out of air. Remember that the longer you hold back from breathing the more damage you do to yourself. Make sure you are out of earshot of enemies when you do eventually start breathing again as there will be a big gasp of air.


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