Crime Runners: Back To The Congressman

By | April 22, 2020

by Crime Runners (website)

Maria-Theresien-Straße 3, 1090


£14.00 €15.00

Time has passed since the cataclysm brought about by Project X. The reconstruction is almost complete and the world is fast returning to normal. The dark days of quarantine are over! People have returned to the streets, the parks have reopened, and children are once again back in the playgrounds.
Some scars remain, however. We are the victims of the attendant economic crisis. No-one has any money left for good, honest criminals like us to steal! Do you remember our first mission together? Back then we wanted to get our hands on Simon Dickson’s fortune, but we failed. It’s time to try again, and finally complete the mission. The Operator is waiting for you!
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

Player reviews

Anonymous says:

For an online escape room, I have high expectations having done over 150 real escape rooms.  This was a great experience, my partner and I loved the game, it had the genuine feel of an escape room and very reasonably priced.  Would highly recommend

Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
stairs experienced says:

Plays like a cross between an escape room and a point-and-click adventure videogame, yet somehow fails to capture the delight of either. Playing online via a webbrowser means your team all share the same synchronised view of the game and you can see where your teammates are clicking, but there's a delay in the response to every input making the game feels slow and laggy. Combined with the pre-rendered, static graphics leads to the feeling of playing a "Myst"-clone from the 1990s, yet without the charm or innovation.

The puzzle content itself is solid enough, but rather predictable - several "count the objects" puzzles, some ciphers etc. and the story is fine, but not really engaging.

So while the game is perfectly functional - we encountered no game-breaking bugs or mistakes - it simply failed to excite or delight.

Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
lc86 says:

We played this in multi-player mode and it worked really well. A classic point and click adventure with escape room-esque puzzles. Great value for money.

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
egnor expert says:
An okay point-and-click puzzle-adventure with good synchronization between multiple players (a little slow to handle clicks though) for a fun co-solving experience.
Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous says:

It is a great online game. Loved the story and riddles. Please make more!

Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous says:

So far amongst the best online games I've played during lockdown! 

Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

Not having (yet) played Crime Runners' physical escape rooms, I don't know the details of the story of which this online game is a continuation. That wasn't a barrier to playing this, though it did make me quite curious to go and discover what the earlier chapters involved.
Back To The Congressman is in theory a heist story, though since this game only covers the first chapters of the story it's more an 'infiltrate a mansion' story. Your game screen shows a picture of your location, and you can...

We very much enjoyed this game and came away with the same type of buzz that we get when we complete a physical escape room. We were truly immersed in the story and were saddened when we reached the end. For now, we’ll just have to wait for the sequel

This digital game was the closest we felt to an onsite escape room so far. The graphics were beautiful with details of tree twigs to cracks on walls. The storytelling and sound system felt like we were watching a mystery movie the entire time. Our most enjoyable moments were the creepy walks in the forest and the creaking sounds of the old stairs in the manor.

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