The 12 Of The Best Escape The Room Games

sign   The 12 Of The Best Escape The Room GamesThe Japanese-inspired Escape the Room games are among the most elaborate, time consuming and challenging games you can find online. The games combine all sorts of puzzles and riddles with the detective work of looking for hidden objects and clues. Some of them are elaborate with plots and stories, and others are as simple as breaking out of a sealed telephone booth.

This are 12 of the best Escape the Room games out there ““ and it’s ideal place to start if you’ve never played these games before.

1. Submachine Series

The series of 9 Submachine escape games will definitely keep you on your toes. You won’t find yourself trapped in just one room, but rather in a labyrinth of rooms that you have to navigate.

In Submachine 0 you’re trapped outside for a change, and are trying to find your way into a dark, ancient chamber.

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In Submachine 1 you’re trapped in an underground labyrinth.

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In Submachine 2 you’re trying to find your way out of an abandoned lighthouse.

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In Submachine 3 they’ve really turned the labyrinth aspect of the game up a few notches.

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In Submachine 4 you start out on the roof of an old house, and start the game by finding your way in.

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In Submachine 5 you’re trapped in another underground labyrinth.

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In Submachine FLF you start out trapped in a white padded cell.

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And in the newest game, Submachine 32 Chambers, you guessed it, you’re in the mother of all labyrinths, trying to find your way out.

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2. The Crimson & Viridian Rooms

The Crimson Room is a classic Escape the Room game, and if you’re a fan of the genre, you’re bound to have given it a try. Look for clues to eventually get the bedroom door open.

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The sequel to the Crimson Room, the Viridian Room is just as challenging. You’ve broken out of the bedroom, and now you have to use the same tactics to escape a slightly creepier room.

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3. Neutral Escape Games

Neutral has a great series of Escape the Room games, with some of the most impressive graphics you’re going to find in this genre, and they are by no means easy. Save your game and come back to it later, so you can still attempt to lead a semi-normal life while trying to crack these games.

The Neutral games going from easiest to hardest are Switch, Sphere, RGB, Lights and Vision, and there’s a new one in the works.

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4. Mystery of Time and Space

The Mystery of Time and Space is the great granddaddy of Escape the Room games with 20 levels to solve. Like the Neutral games, you’ll be happy to know that you can save your progress and come back to the game later.

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5. The Doors

The Doors is another labyrinth of an escape game, with rooms and doors that seem to go on forever.

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6. The Haunted

The Haunted begins with you standing out in the rain in front of a dark house. You have to find your way into the house and figure out your next step from there in a game that can get pretty creepy, music and all.

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7. Ant Hill Trap

If The Haunted proves to be too scary for you, you could always try something completely different with Ant Hill Trap. With some of the cutest graphics ever in an Escape the Room game, this one is suitable for adults and kids alike.

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8. Afro-Ninja Escape Series

Afro-Ninja has a series of 5 mini-games that are challenging, but less elaborate than the others listed here, if you want a quick fix for your Escape the Room addiction.

In Series 1, you have to make your way out of a locked car.

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In Series 2, you find yourself locked in a closet.

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In Series 3, you’re stuck in a phone booth. (It doesn’t get much tighter than this!)

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In Series 4, you’re trapped in the bathroom.

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And in the latest Series 5, you’re stuck in a freezer, with a new added twist not often found in Escape the Room Games. You’re racing against the clock to avoid dying of hypothermia.

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9. Railway to Heaven

Railway to Heaven is another mini-escape game where you’re racing against the clock. You’re trapped in a cage on a railroad track and you don’t have too long to figure out how to get out before it’s too late.

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10. Guest House

Guest House is a challenging game filled with riddles, puzzles, and quite a few Macgyver tactics that have to be used to find your way out.

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11. Murder Escape

In Murder Escape, you’re stuck in a room with a disconcerting pool of blood seeping in from under the door. Find the clues to get out.

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12. No Exit

No Exit is a challenging Escape the Room game which really tests your powers of observation.

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What are your favourite Escape the Room games? Let us know in the comments.

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31 Comments -

Mateusz

you’re linking submachine to the wrong place. here’s full list of submachine games:
http://www.pastelportal.com/stories/the-submachines/

thanks,
Mateusz Skutnik

nm

Thanks for pointing that out. The links have been changed.

Mateusz

you’re linking submachine to the wrong place. here’s full list of submachine games:
http://www.pastelportal.com/st

thanks,
Mateusz Skutnik

Steve Campbell

I love escape the room games. Thank you for this, Nancy.

nm

Thanks Steve! Glad you enjoyed it.

Michael Waltl

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Michael Waltl

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Michael Waltl

Guys, the links to the submachine games are wrong, they don’t go to the site of the original creator. All submachine links should go to pastelgames.com!

nm

Thanks for pointing that out Fletcher.

Michael Waltl

Guys, the links to the submachine games are wrong, they don’t go to the site of the original creator. All submachine links should go to pastelgames.com!

Aibek

love such games, thanks Nancy!

nm

I can’t tell you how much time I have probably wasted playing these games! I just can’t resist them.

Jgmanza

Submachine….Yeahhhh!!!!!

Saikat Basu

I didn’t even know that there was a genre of games like these!

timmyjohnboy

Same here, I never heard of “escape the room” games before. Sounds fun and thanks for some to start on :)

Escape Artist

I discovered ‘escape games’ several months ago and now I’m hopelessly hooked!
If you like ‘em, try these links. You’ll need your Flash plugin at version 9 or 10.

These games have a huge following and there is always help if/when you need it. Best of all, they’re free and more come out every week!

Start with ‘The Stone of Anamara’. It’s part one of a great game that, sadly,
was never completed. But beware… it’s *VERY* creepy! Don’t play it in the
dark. Or alone.

You’ve been warned… :-)

The Stone of Anamara,
http://www.666gamer.com/play-427-The-stone-of-Anamara.html

http://www.escapegames24.com/

http://www.moregames24.com/2008/04/bubble-room.html

http://jayisgames.com/tag/escape

http://jayisgames.com/tag/horror

http://www.gamershood.com/c17/room-escape/

nm

Thanks for the list – and there goes my productivity! Gamershood really is one of the best places to go for escape games.

Escape Artist

Even more ‘escapers': http://shut.in

Escape Artist

I discovered ‘escape games’ several months ago and now I’m hopelessly hooked!
If you like ‘em, try these links. You’ll need your Flash plugin at version 9 or 10.

These games have a huge following and there is always help if/when you need it. Best of all, they’re free and more come out every week!

Start with ‘The Stone of Anamara’. It’s part one of a great game that, sadly,
was never completed. But beware… it’s *VERY* creepy! Don’t play it in the
dark. Or alone.

You’ve been warned… :-)

The Stone of Anamara,
http://www.666gamer.com/play-4

http://www.escapegames24.com/

http://www.moregames24.com/200

http://jayisgames.com/tag/esca

http://jayisgames.com/tag/horr

http://www.gamershood.com/c17/

escape game fan

Mateusz Skutnik is a genius and though they’re not strictly ‘escape’ games – his other stuff like ‘Daymare Town’ and ‘Covert Front’ are brilliant too.

But another escape series definitely worth mentioning is the ‘Loom series’ – they’re amazing too – http://akarika.net/games/escape/loom_dawn.htm

escape game fan

Mateusz Skutnik is a genius and though they’re not strictly ‘escape’ games – his other stuff like ‘Daymare Town’ and ‘Covert Front’ are brilliant too.

But another escape series definitely worth mentioning is the ‘Loom series’ – they’re amazing too – http://akarika.net/games/escap

Escape Artist

Does Mateusz offer any help in english??? All I saw was japanese…

nm

Are you looking for hints/walkthroughs for submachine?

Escape Artist

Yes, I was. But luckily I found the hint page. :-)

Escape Artist

How about an article on creating them? Like what kind of software to use?

Escape Artist

Even more ‘escapers': http://shut.in

Escape Artist

If you need a break from escapes, try solving your own murder! :-)
http://www.newgrounds.com/port

heh! heh!

Gaming PC

Interestingly, i only played my first ever escape the room game the other day online… It was very poor tho so don’t know if it was an old one perhaps.

JohnnythekiD

CDX…..is awesome

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