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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Escape Simulator (2021) is a puzzle game where you try and escape a series of rooms. Like a real escape room, you look in drawers, read books, and solve riddles to provide the tools you need to escape. It stands out for the quality of the environments and head scratching conundrums that are complemented by community-made levels that mean there's always a new puzzle to solve.

The twenty official rooms are split into four themes, each providing different aesthetics and tools appropriate to the theme: Labyrinth of Egypt, Adrift in Space, Edgewood Mansion and Omega Corporation. In each, you examine and interact with items to help you solve puzzles, like finding the password to a keypad scrawled somewhere and unlock the way out. When playing with other people, you work together to find the solution, and each player can see what items the others have in their inventory by looking at the objects on their belts. You can turn on an optional timer for each room, and get an achievement if you beat it in time.

Along with these twenty levels, you can create your own with the comprehensive level editor that includes hundreds of pre-made items and decorations you can place around and hide clues on. You can then upload these levels for anyone to play should they choose to.

The result is a game that forces you to explore every nook and cranny of each room in the hunt for clues, with the addition of multiplayer allowing for a deeply collaborative and puzzling yet still lighthearted and fun experience.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Escape Simulator 22 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 21 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Puzzle game with Communication elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 17-player online game. The developers state the game is best played with two other people, but that it has been tested with 17. You communicate and solve puzzles between you to try and make your escape. You could play with more people in the same room by taking turns at the controls and work together to find solutions.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 9 hours to complete. As there is no (enforced) time limit on any of the rooms, the time taken can vary very significantly. In addition, countless community-created rooms can greatly extend the play time.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Many of the puzzles are very complex and require a great deal of patience, persistence, and lateral thinking to overcome. In addition, when playing with other people, you need to be able to communicate with the other players well and make team decisions.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Escape Simulator usually costs £16.79.

Escape Simulator

Steam Store PC £16.79
Steam Store Mac £16.79
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.
You can buy extra developer-made rooms with a steampunk theme. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/10/2021

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1 (17 online)

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Communication

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Pine Studio LLC (@PineStudioLLC)

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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