Do you find yourself missing that escape room rush when you’re going about your day? You don’t have to miss the thrill anymore, there is a way you can get all the thrills of an escape room right in the comfort of your own home! You are probably asking, “how?” The answer is video games! There are a number of popular video games out there today that do a fantastic job of re-creating the escape room experience and giving you that escape room fix. Here are a few of the best games to play if you’re itching for more escape room fun.
Zero Escape Series
The Zero Escape series is great for anyone looking to get a fun and entertaining story balanced with great puzzle-solving gameplay. The games in this series all revolve around a villain named Zero and his constant need to kidnap people. Each instalment of the franchise features a group of individuals who are taken captive, and they must solve puzzles to escape. The player’s choices shape the stories of the games, and there are multiple possible endings to discover. The beauty of the Zero Escape series is that they are a great way to get all of the thrills you’d get in a real life escape room, while at the same time getting great escape room practice.
Myst is a classic adventure puzzle game that has been around since the early 1990s, and there is a good reason it has stood the test of time. As a game, Myst is a deeply immersive experience that is sure to get your puzzle solving juices flowing. Players step into the boots of the Stranger, an unnamed protagonist who uses a special book to travel to the mysterious island of Myst. Once there, the Stranger solves puzzles, explores the island, and visits other worlds known as “Ages”. As the player finds clues in each of the Ages, backstories are revealed and help the player progress. Like the Zero Escape games, Myst has multiple endings with your gameplay determining which one you experience. With its many puzzles, Myst will help you to keep your brain sharp. What better way to prepare for your next escape room visit?
Unlike Myst and the Zero Escape series, The Room is purely about puzzle solving, with story mostly taking a back seat. This game presents the player with a number of mysterious locked boxes. Each box has a number of strange mechanisms and the player must figure out how to open them. Once open, players find even more boxes with more puzzles. Look no further than The Room if you want a game that features puzzle solving at its purest.
Video games are a great way to get your escape room fix. So if you’re starting to get restless and miss playing an escape room, check out one of these great games!