Escape Reality Edinburgh: Machina

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Reality Edinburgh (website)

1 Fountainbridge Square, EH3 9QB


2-6 players

60 minutes

A team of high-tech scientists and programmers have assembled to perform ground breaking experiments in developing the first instance of true artificial intelligence known to man. You have just been accepted onto the team of scientists and have arrived at their headquarters. After a few days you realise that scientists are suddenly leaving and that these robots are showing scarily human-like emotions. You decide that you need to leave as quickly as possible as something peculiar is happening, but all of the doors have been locked trapping you and the rest of the team inside. Can you all escape before you reluctantly become a part of the experiment?
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 9 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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nanocatsammy experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Michael Faultless rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Outcome: Failed 🙁
illogicalpoor hostingplainquite difficult
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 27/05/17
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 16 Oct 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Amy Lowson rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 12/08/2018 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: July 2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 52:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

This is one of those 'creepy' games which are never quite as scary as they could be.  We sailed through the first two thirds of this game, then got really hung up on something daft and wasted lots of time.  Enjoyable, and the dressing of the room is much better than some of their others.

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I’m so pleased that customer feedback has been taken on board to improve Machina. A non-linear approach is great for teams who prefer to separate, and some upgraded features succeed in increasing the immersion of the room. I didn’t quite experience my beloved frantic attempt at solving the final puzzle as it was a lot easier than most of the previous solutions, so it was all over quite fast – but all in all this is a great room, perfect for teams who have a bit of experience and know what to expect.
Escape Reality's Leeds branch is out on the western side of the city sharing with a laser tag facility next to a major road; we managed not to miss the turning for them on the third attempt. Perhaps because of the location or the number of games they offer, we found it much easier to get some last-minute weekend availability with them to top up our schedule than with the various venues in the centre of town.
Unsure of which of their games to book in for, I used the dubious tie-breaker of seeing...

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