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Vampire The Masquerade Swansong: How to Solve the Freud & Oedipus Puzzles

Having trouble figuring out the Freud and Oedipus puzzles in the Red Salon level of Vampire The Masquerade Swansong? Well, trust me, you aren’t alone there. This is one of the more challenging puzzles in the game, and it is required to beat the level. Here is everything you need to know about solving each one.

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If you head down to the basement level of the Red Salon while playing as Leysha, you’ll come upon a white hallway. At the end of this hallway is Dr. Richard’s office. Once in there, you’ll see a bookshelf just to the right.

Solving the Freud Puzzle

Freud Puzzle Vampire The Masquerade Swansong

When looking at the bookshelf, you’ll come upon five Freud books that hide a room behind it. To complete this puzzle, you’ll want to pull the books in the following order: 5,3,4. This can be found on the computer in one of the notes in the room next to the one you’re currently in.

Unfortunately, there is a second layer of security, and you now must turn the Swans that are at the bottom of a music box in the right direction. To do this correctly, you’ll need to look at the Oedipus paintings for help.

How to Solve the Oedipus Puzzle in Vampire The Masquerade Swansong

How to Solve the Oedipus Puzzle in Vampire The Masquerade Swansong

On the same computer as the one you found the info for the Freud puzzle, you’ll also find help solving the Oedipus puzzle. Richard’s notes give Leysha the hint to look at the direction Oedipus is pointing in each painting.

The key to getting the order right is to pay attention to the number that is on each painting at the bottom, as you’ll need to turn the swans in accordance with those. The order goes: left, left down, down, and right down. Opening the book reveals Richard and will end the level.

That is everything you need to know about how to solve the Freud and Oedipus puzzles in Vampire The Masquerade Swansong. If you’re still on the hunt for more info about the game, be sure to check out the rest of Twinfinite to see the rest of our guides, which have plenty of tips, tricks, and FAQs.

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Andrew McMahon
Andrew was Twinfinite's Features Editor from 2020 through until March 2023 and wrote for the site from 2018. He has wandered around with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications sitting in his back pocket for a while now, all the while wondering what he is going to do for a career. Luckily, video games have always been there, especially as his writing career progresses.