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The Panic Room - Gravesend - 6 Digital Escape Games

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

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The Panic Room currently offers 8 digital games with 2 others on the way. We reviewed 6 of them and below are our thoughts on each of them.

Company: The Panic Room - Gravesend

Language: English

Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Type of Game: Digital Escape Game 💻

Date Played: Various

Time: Approximately 1-2 Hours

We loved the production value "The Panic Room" had put into each of their digital games. The intro videos were very engaging and the actors all seemed to be professionals. Each story line also came with an ending video which gave us the feeling of closure. They definitely created a complete experience. You are able to play alone or with friends over a Zoom party. The games could be played on PC/Tablet/Phone.


Game: CSI: Grounded

Genre: Detective

Difficulty (based on 2 players): 6/10

Price: £20.00

The Story: Avery Stone was killed on Flight 9201. There were many suspects on the same flight. Who could be the killer?

I have been a fan of murder mystery TV shows and games for a long time. This game was right up my ally. I loved the way the game designer was able to utilize evidences from the murder and make them into puzzles. We've played many murder mysteries that were just focused solely on deductive reasoning and finding out who the killer was but did not feel satisfied with the puzzles. I'm glad this game was able to combine fill that void.


Game: CSI: Mafia Murders

Genre: Detective

Difficulty (based on 2 players): 5/10

Size of Team: 1-8 Players (across one or multiple locations)

Price: £20.00

The Story: There was a murder at Bonnetti VIP Lounge. This lounge belongs to a mafia family. They hired us to find out who's the killer.

This story line and puzzle format felt more like deductive reasoning. We were presented with many different suspects, alibis and evidence. We had to sift through all of them in order to piece together who was the real murderer at the end. This game also felt easier than CSI: Grounded as we finished in about 40 minutes or so. It was nice to see that even though this was another CSI themed game, the puzzles and game play was totally different.


Game: CSI: Stranglehold

Genre: Detective

Difficulty (based on 2 players): 5/10

Size of Team: 1-8 Players (across one or multiple locations)

Price: £20.00

The Story: We were in search of serial killer ,"The Eastside Strangler". We have to stop the bloodshed on the streets of London once and for all!

This one is our favorite one out of the CSI series. The way the puzzles were depicting the trails of the serial killer drawn us into the game right from the beginning. We felt like real detectives following breadcrumbs left by the this psycho killer. The DNA samples, facial recognition, suspects interviews all fit seamlessly together to create the final ending. We really enjoyed watching this bad guy getting put away for life!


Game: Mainstage Mayhem

Genre: Mystery

Difficulty (based on 2 players): 5/10

Size of Team: 1-6 Players (across one or multiple locations)

Price: £10.00

The Story: The "Not Dead Yet" festival was suppose to go on on Saturday but the production manager stole the money and locked away the kit. We have to save the day and get the festival back up and running!

Although no outside knowledge was needed for the most part, music lovers might have a little bit of an advantage in this game. Most of the puzzles in this game was trying to mimic the real life situation of preparing for a concert. You'll definitely encounter some sound puzzles in this game so be prepared to channel your inner Beethoven.


Game: Mansion: Impossible

Genre: Thriller

Difficulty (based on 2 players): 5/10

Size of Team: 1-6 Players (across one or multiple locations)

Price: £10.00

The Story: Not sure how we wondered into this mysterious mansion but now we are stuck in it along with Geoff the ghost. Hopefully he'll be able to help us get out before midnight?

This game was very cute. It was a different type of "finish" by The Panic Room. While all the other games felt like real life situations, this one gave us the vibe of a video game or animation. This game was also was the closest we felt to a digital escape game. You were able to solve each area with a code and then it will unlock another area. Kids would probably like this game due to the colorful graphics and "creepy" mansion sounds.


Game: My Dearest Emily

Genre: Romance

Difficulty (based on 2 players): 4/10

Size of Team: 1-4 Players (across one or multiple locations)

Price: £15.00

The Story: When John and Emily were separated during the Oklahoma land rush in 1889, their only way to communicate their love for each other was through letters. What was written in them?

When we saw how much reading there was going to be in this game, we purposely put this game at the end for reviewing. I was glad we did because we really loved it. There were 12 letters total and every letter represented a month. John was away working hard to build a future for his love Emily. The letters were read out loud by the soothing voice of Emily throughout the game(which made the really long letters rather pleasant than scary). Each letter was embedded with a different type of puzzle. There was even a meta puzzle at the end! The story line was beautifully written and almost made me cry a few times. It felt like watching "The Notebook". Every time we got to the next month puzzle, I wanted to solve it quickly so I could see them together again. There was a delightful surprise at the end if you were able to successfully reunite them.


(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)

Disclosure: We thank The Panic Room for providing us with samples of these games. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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