AIM Escape: Psychopath’s Den

By | March 20, 2019

by AIM Escape (website)

Goodman`s Fields, 8 Canter Way, E1 8PS

East London

2-5 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

You open your eyes, head pounding. In the dim light you can just make out the room - nightmarish visions of blood splatter on the wall, instruments of torture surround you, the feeling of an ominous presence close by. This isn't just a room, this is a sick game. Your only chance of survival is keep your wits about you and solve the hellish puzzles to escape the maniacs maze. Will you break free? Or will you become another one of his victims… The perfect escape room for horror lovers and adrenaline junkies, this experience is sure to get your heart rate going. With a real crematorium and buckets of blood you won't be disappointed.
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Overall rating

Rated between 25 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Mia Rabone experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
intensepoor hostingquite difficult👻scary

Didn't love this! The ending seemed illogical and disappointing. Our hosts were really quite poor and didn't explain things or debrief after at all. We found the 'flow' quite jarring and often 'stuff had happened' but because it made no sound or wasn't drawn attention to we just didn't notice. I personally would not recommend. However, on the positive side there were some fun puzzle elements within the room. 

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 15 Sep 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:59 Outcome: Successful escape!
abooth expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-driven

Very fun by London standards. Bit cheesy and one frustratingly overly physical puzzle but still fun.

Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
unoriginaldisappointing

The website does a good job selling the company and rooms but the experience is disappointing. The room themeing is good but the puzzles are unoriginal and the ending leaves you deflated rather than the clever twist it's intended to be. 

Nichola Morrison experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverintenseepic

Good room, lots to do and mix of puzzles.

robasmith rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 70 mins Outcome: Failed 🙁
immersivestory-drivenintense🧟terrifying

Very well themed, especially at the beginning. Scary! The puzzles were a little unoriginal though especially towards the end. We failed but they let us have an extra 10 minutes to complete. 

jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 5 Jul 2021 Team size: 6 Time taken: 40 mins ish Outcome: Successful escape!
immersive
shasha experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: 70:34 Outcome: Failed 🙁
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

Having got out of Patient Zero in good time, we had exactly an hour plus walking time to get to our next booked game... so squeezing in another one at AIM was inevitable. Psychopath's Den is of course a serial killer game, one of surprisingly few in London, though their take on it is quite friendly to nervous players: no restraints and no jump scares involved.
Most serial killer games start with the premise that your tormentor has conveniently popped out for about an hour, giving you the chance...
A room with real potential, but with too many rough edges. Issues with audio and lighting greatly affected our enjoyment and the finale lost some of its potential impact. A solid set of challenges, including some real crowd-pleasers, at the core of the game suggest that it could definitely do well with the right tweaking.
Good set design and a mix of puzzles that has plenty to keep you going. We felt let down by our GM but if your GM is on the ball then you’re sure to enjoy your time in ‘the den’
Aim Escape are new to London and promise the most high tech and immersive escape rooms ever. But will they live up to the hype?
It takes a lot for me to declare a game unfair, and I’m not going to start a habit here. Unfun, however, is one label I’m prepared to dish out when it’s deserved – and Psychopath’s Lair is definitely that. What a mess.

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