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Cube Escape Collection (2015) is a set of 9 point-and-click escape room-style games set within the Rusty Lake universe. As you follow a murder case through the games, you uncover secrets and hidden meanings in unusual places that enable you to piece together what happened. The feel of surreal horror and uneasy humour, combined with the continuity between each game make them unique and intriguing.

You play homicide detective Dale Vandermeer as he investigates the mysterious death of a woman. As you investigate the many rooms, looking for clues to help you piece together the allegorical clues surrounding her death. There are many puzzles you need to solve, many of which are extremely challenging, requiring extreme attention to detail and outside-the-box thinking.

The Cube Escape games combine to tell one big story with hundreds of secrets waiting to be found. Similar to the Five Nights at Freddy's series, the games have amassed a large following dedicated to piecing together the story.

Like the other games in the Rusty Lake universe, these games are heavily inspired by the TV show Twin Peaks and combine with the other games to tell a complete and intertwining, ever-changing narrative.

The first 9 Cube escape games are included in the collection:
  • Seasons
  • The Lake
  • Arles
  • Harvey's Box
  • Case 23
  • The Mill
  • Birthday
  • Theatre
  • The Cave

Cube Escape: Paradox is the tenth game in the Cube Escape series, and continues the story, employing the same gameplay, but was not included in the collection.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Cube Escape Collection 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Point-and-Click game with Brain Game, Narrative and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 11 hours to complete. While most of the games in the collection are fairly small, to beat all nine will still take some time, and given the difficulty of some of the puzzles you can spend longer on certain sections.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence and Horror.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. For teenagers and older children, the complex web of puzzles and the dark story telling make for an enticing experience, provided they are comfortable with the horror aspect of the stories.


Cube Escape Collection usually costs £4.99.

Cube Escape Collection

Steam Store PC £4.99
Steam Store Mac £4.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
While the app is free on mobile devices, it costs money on PC and Mac. On mobile devices, you can pay to remove ads, which the PC and Mac versions don't have to begin with. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/04/2015, updated in 2021

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Point-and-Click (Brain Game, Narrative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Rusty Lake Com (@RustyLakeCom)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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