Mission: Breakout: The Lost Passenger

By | March 20, 2019

by Mission: Breakout (website)

141-145 Kentish Town Road, NW1 8PB

Central London

3-6 players

60 minutes

Based on the true story of the lost passenger in South Kentish Town tube station in 1924.
In 1924, soon after South Kentish Town was closed down, a train stopped at the station by mistake and a man absentmindedly alighted. The train departed and Mr. Brackett disappeared in the darkness. No one knows if he ever escaped…
The time has come to descend into the Ghost tube station and investigate the paranormal activity!
Get your blood pumping and brains working!
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Overall rating

Rated between 40 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 4 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

Player reviews

Mike Smedley experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
John Mitchell says:

Mission Breakout is located, albeit behind a very modest and easy-to-miss front door, in a genuine Leslie Green Tube station building. This is South Kentish Town, signature glazed tiles and all, a station where no-one has got on or off a train since 1924. Except, perhaps, for one Lost Passenger ...

The game is based on the folklore account of a man who absent-mindedly disembarked at the forever-closed station, perhaps never to be seen or heard from again. This game is great fun; both the two adults and the two teens in our family group really enjoyed playing. The Lost Passenger requires more practical aspects of intelligence. Someone who enjoys tinkering with machines to see how they work, or a DIY enthusiast, would be valuable to your team. Once or twice, a little Tube or railway knowledge could be helpful too.

Be prepared to find yourselves in some dark and occasionally confined spaces. Mostly there was plenty to occupy everyone, but at one point early on the four of us were queued up behind a one-person puzzle. It is somewhat dusty and dirty underground, so definitely don't go in your best clothes.

We received sufficient hints to allow us to get back on track after a slow start, and somewhat surprised ourselves by completing the game with a minute to spare. The staff were friendly and helpful. I'd definitely recommend this game.

Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Rhea Eris experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Amy Sampson experienced says:

amazing location, very realist

Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

Mission: Breakout, better known as 'that escape room in a disused tube station', has the advantage of a spectacular location, with even the initial descent into the venue helping build atmosphere in a way that no normal location can compete with. Where their first game is Blitz themed, their latest uses the tube station setting more directly with a ghostly tale of a passenger who alighted at the closed station and was never seen again.
As TFL-sponsored investigators, your job is to don hard hat...
From start to finish, a game that kept delivering impressive reveals with a real sense of exploring our way through the story. Solid puzzles kept us entertained although we did feel lost on a couple of occasions in the game.

Mission Breakout’s website proclaims their games to be the most immersive in London. While the set and integrated puzzles certainly lend weight to that claim, we don't feel like we can agree

We head down into a disused tube station in north London to investigate the disappearance of a man that mistakenly disembarked there and was never seen again.

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