Doomsday Games: Pathogen

By | March 20, 2019

by Doomsday Games (website)

1st floor Global House, Moorside, CO1 2TJ


2-6 players

90 mins
The year is 2035. Humankind is on the brink of destruction from a deadly pathogen. The world as we know it was wiped out within a matter of months, leaving the global population at just under 20% of its pre-outbreak state, and the infection rate is increasing rapidly. Humanity is about to disappear... forever.
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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 15 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Emma N experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 1 Aug 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 84 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivengreat hostingquite difficult

Wow what a room. I really like the 90min room to get absorbed into the story. I really felt like I was in a lab and the equipment to use was brilliant. 

Such a fab and funny way for hints and they were perfectly pitched .

I love that things were not just padlocks and numbers. I really liked the realism of the room and some of the ways of finding your next clue.

Fab hosting and looking forward to their next room opening.

Danielle expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 15 Jul 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenintensequite difficult😨creepy

I thought this was a great room. I loved how ‘real world’ it was, the puzzles fitted so well.  We only just got out within the 90 minutes, there’s a lot to do, especially as a pair so go in with energy! I’d be super excited to play their next game, the owner clearly designed this with a lot of thought and love. 

c2creviewer experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 12/10/19
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 75:14 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivestory-drivenquite difficult

Absolutely one of the best games I've played and cannot recommend it enough! This game doesn't get nearly enough credit for how awesome it is and I urge anyone to play it!

🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 26 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 71:51
funnyimmersivegreat hosting

Very enjoyable with a particularly strong start and end. Excellent clue system and lovely GM from family run company. One particularly well designed puzzle towards the end of the game. Looking forward to their upcoming new game. 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
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The 60 minute time limit is near universal for escape rooms, with only a handful of longer or shorter games in the U.K. As it happens, every extended length game I’ve played has been at least very good - perhaps because longer games tend to be less profitable for venues, and therefore building one is a sign the owners are more focused on the experience they’re providing over the revenue they’re earning. Either way, Pathogen is a rare 90 minute game, and I’m pleased to say it fits the trend, in t...
A fantastically fun game with a beautiful opening scene, varied but good quality decoration throughout, a novel clue system, fun challenges and some cool theatre within the game. If you're vaguely in the area, then I'd recommend you drop by, because this is a gem of a game.
In a market filled with 60-minute games, Pathogen is one of the rarer 90-minute experiences, and it certainly sets the bar high. The game was highly immersive, with excellent theming, and clever puzzles
The room itself was incredibly well designed and put together, with plenty of little easter eggs if you’re geeks like us. Everything, including the clue system, was perfectly on theme the whole time.


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