Escape The Car (Killer Edition)
In our last visit to Athens we had enjoyed Upside Down in Lockbusters and this new game came highly recommended to us. The game is playable in two modes: Killer and Dream, the first one involves an actor and is a horror game, while the other one does not. With Heiner we had no doubt which one to choose.
We were really curious about it, a horror escape room in a car with an actor, how will it work? On top of that, as we are used from Greece, the game is longer than 60 minutes. How do you pull that off, if it’s only a car?
Well, it is difficult to reveal much without spoiling, but it was a great game, definitely not for the faint of heart or claustrophobic people. The puzzles were really well-conceived, and I found very creative how they managed to design all these puzzles in connection with the story and the physical space. When you have played quite a few escape games, discovering a completely new idea, with an excellent play dynamic is very refreshing. I know about other mobile rooms, like escape rooms in vans. I have not played any of them (yet), but I am sure this is something else.
And what about the actor? Well I will not reveal much, but let’s just say that he will provide for a good dose of tension, keeping you alert all the time. Obviously, for people that do not like horror, they would find it rather disturbing than enriching, but for me it added to the flow and rounded up a very well-done experience.
It shows that our friends in Greece are not only good at massive games, but also master small spaces by putting their creativity to work. Can you create a fantastic (horror) atmosphere in a car? Yes, you can! Independently of the analysis of the game as such, this escape game is in my opinion this one of a kind experiences (like Catalepsia) that need to be played. You can like it, love it or hate it, but you will not remain indifferent.
Last, but no least it’s worth mentioning, that there is quite a lot to do and while two people might move a little bit more comfortably around, three is definitely the optimal (and safer) number.