Enigma Escape: The Killer

By | March 20, 2019

by Enigma Escape (website)

Unit 38 The Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, N7 8EL

Central London

2-5 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
You have been invited to watch tonight's premiere THE KILLER. It's not a coincidence that you're the only ones in the cinema.
This game requires keen eyes, logical thinking and an instinct for survival. Please note that this game is of an eerie nature and is not for the faint-hearted. Will you discover the mystery behind Visionary Cinemas before time's up?
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Enigma Escape opened a couple of years ago with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Their game concept stood out for the then-novel idea that their games would aim for realism and immersion, following the logic of the story not just an arbitrary series of puzzle challenges.
We played The Killer first, their original game. It's worth noting that although each works fine as a stand-alone story, their games are linked in an on-going narrative with recurring characters, so if you want to play them ...
A review that suffers from playing immediately after the escape room opened back before I waited a few weeks before visiting. The most "real" live escape game I've ever played but let down by its linearity, which left players bored, and some strange videos. Since we played, this game has changed significantly."

We head to the cinema to watch The Killer. But instead of watching it, we find ourselves needing to escape from it instead!

Enigma Escape bills itself as a very different kind of escape room – it’s less to be treated as a series of logic puzzles, and more as an experience where you’re expected to do exactly as you would if in that situation in real life. We didn’t quite take that seriously enough at first, leaving us quite confused until we figured out that they really meant it. And while the game is still primarily puzzle driven, there are also aspects of physical and dexterity challenges to it.
During our “Time Run London Weekend”, we had some extra time to explore London a little bit more. Naturally, we also visited some other Escape Room venues. It proved to be a bit difficult to find companies that offer rooms for just two people but luckily we found Enigma Escape, which offers both of their […]
This room is designed with the really interesting idea of being a realistic scenario, however the level of puzzle that it offered was a bit of a let down. I’d guess that it would be more enjoyable with a smaller group to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to be more involved, but overall I don’t think I’d recommend it to escape enthusiasts who enjoy the puzzles solving element of escaping.
The briefing to this game is amazing. It really immerses you in to the story and is done in a separate room to where you’ll be escaping so you don’t get to nose around before the time starts, which we prefer.

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