Escape Reality Manchester: Asylum

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Reality Manchester (website)

The Printworks, Withy Grove, M4 2BS


2-6 players

60 minutes

Rolling Hills Asylum became a derelict building after closing its doors 50 years ago. Rumour has it spirits were left behind and continue to roam the halls. You have broken into the derelict asylum to see if the rumours are in fact true. After feeling uneasy once inside you attempt to leave but you have lost your way. Can you escape from the asylum before the spirits that remain here capture you!
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Overall rating

Rated between 25 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 4 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Player reviews

Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Okay room but the clue system is awful! It isn't tailored and tells you what you already know.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 01/09/19
Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 23/02/2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: ~55:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Asylum Adventure

My Uni Fam had come to visit, and so it was time for another escape together.


Having sneaked into a closed-down asylum and gotten lost while searching for any spirits floating about…get back out before they capture you. If you want to experience being the star of a horror film centred around stereotypically dumb teenage protagonists, I guess this is your chance.


None really stood out to me. They were your standard selection, and mostly observational.


Only the final section lived up to the room’s title, providing the padded cell surroundings you’d expect to see throughout. Although the rest was still equally immersive, it was simply mild, non-specific horror.

Final Comments

I accidentally terrified one of my friends during the final puzzle, which really made us laugh. If you’re after a frightening challenge, there are scarier ones out there. That being said, it was a solid four-star room that we all enjoyed beating.

Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 21/09/2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 35 Outcome: Successful escape!

As far as theming goes, the last half of the experience was themed very well with some very creepy elements, the first part however was a let down and if you didn't know the theme, it would be tough to decipher what it is. 

Escape reality mark this is a 4 star difficulty rating, however i would say that the puzzles are far and few between, without much challenge to them. 

As a team of 4, we found some of players sat around not doing anything because there wasn't anything they could be getting on with. reccomend paling this room as either a 2 or a 3 to get the  most out of it 

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