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Tower Escape (2023) is a strategy survival game that turns the tower defence format on its head: rather than placing defences for the onrushing enemies, you pick the enemies and guide them to safety. You recruit a team of minions with different abilities and then set a path through the dungeon for them to (hopefully) collect powerful gems and relics that make it to the other side.

Each round you pick a set of minions from your deck of cards and then steer a literally snaking path through the dungeon to guide them through. It sounds simple, but careful assessment and planning are crucial. You can use research like the threat heatmap to plan the safest path.

As you progress your team of minions grows and can be upgraded to enhance their performance. You can also combine minions to create more formidable versions and discover new abilities. Each time you get through unscathed you earn accomplishments and skills for the next round.

The result is a game like Loop Hero, that subverts a classic formula by putting you in the role of the enemy. Finding the right path and sequence of heroes to get to the end is both perplexing and fascinating. Add to this the clever combination of abilities and you have a dungeon survival game that really stands out.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Tower Escape 17 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 17 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing, Strategy and Traversal game with Adventure, Brain Game, Collecting, Fighting and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to plan ahead and come up with novel uses for your characters and abilities. Perseverance is important as is an attention to the data you have available about where you will take heaviest fire.


Tower Escape usually costs £6.69.

Tower Escape

Steam Store PC £6.69
Steam Store Mac £6.69
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/02/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Sequencing, Strategy, Traversal (Adventure, Brain Game, Collecting, Fighting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels

Developer: Final Screw Games (@FinalScrewGames)

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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