What are the best online room escape games?

Bring your real-life escape room experience with this list of online room escape games, compiled by our community of gamers. Develop your strategic skills more by solving mysteries and puzzles through hints and clues. Brace your senses!

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    #1Submachine 10: The Exit

    Submachine 10: The Exit

    This room escape game is the final chapter in Mateusz Skutnik's point-and-click adventure series of Submachine games. In this game, each nook and cranny contains the objects and clues that are needed for the puzzles.

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    Rajesh Pawar
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "I totally agree with @Carolyn because this might also is probably the best chapter of Submachine games. It has developed well from the other games that came before this escape room game online, from the animation down to the sound."
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    #2Elements

    Elements
    Elements is a puzzling escape room game by Neutral that will have you entertained for a while. Click around the room and explore every nook and cranny. The solution isn't always as obvious as you might think.
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    Roberto Carrera
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "For a gamer like me who likes room escape games as much as other games, this for me is the most worthy of being on the top spot more than Mirror. I almost broke our newly bought mouse because of this game lol 😂"
  3. 11

    #3Linkage

    Linkage

    Linkage is a room escape game by Neutral that gives you a trail of clues you must follow so you can exit the room you're locked in. The difficulty is challenging but fun. 

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    Free

    Muhammad Mittal
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "The design of this online escape room is very interactive and it has lots of hidden features, aside from the puzzle itself, that you can discover yourself."

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

In the world of video games, escape the room (also known as room escape or escape game) is a game inspired by the point and click game genre. This requires a player or a group of players to get out of the room within a certain allotted time by exploiting their surroundings. Escape games need strategic planning to use the available resources around them.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that in the Philippines, the first real-life escape room was launched in 2014? It is called Breakout Philippines. The game involves getting locked out with a teammate in a carefully designed room from which the players must escape within 45 minutes. From virtual to real-life, players are put into time pressure as they try to solve the mystery and riddle by taking hints and planning moves.

The rooms in this game are intentionally made to overwhelm your senses. They often leave players puzzled and make them feel lost, highlighting the importance of a teammate. Thoroughness is also a must. You would not want to miss a single detail for these tiny details can lead you to the bigger problem at hand. Real-life escape room is a physical adventure game inspired by the escape room video game genre. One can always look for the best escape games to play in order to test skills in solving puzzles and riddles while applying strategy at the same time.

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    #4Submachine 9: The Temple

    Submachine 9: The Temple

    Submachine 9: The Temple is a mysterious room escape game where you have to roam around an abandoned temple to unlock its secrets and solve mind-boggling puzzles.

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    Madison Duncan
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "The puzzles are quite hard and I've been stuck for some time now. Definitely not a game for quitters. Technically speaking, the sound makes this game a lot more interesting"
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    #5Mirror

    Mirror

    Mirror is an online room escape game by Kotorinosu. In it, you wander around the room and click on objects. Solving your way out will depend on your ability to find objects, combine them, observe the details and solve the puzzles.

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    Free

    Edison Fan
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "Don't waste your time playing this game!! As an avid lover of escape games, I saw a lot of buzz surrounding Mirror. I finally found a site I could play it on, and i'm frustrated to see that all instructions are in another language! How am I supposed to play a game that I can't even understand? Besides that, the interface is boring, and it just looks like every other escape game. I want something new and exciting, not recycled puzzles and plot-lines. I won't bother finishing the game."
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    #6Sagrario's Room Escape

    Sagrario's Room Escape

    Sagrario's Room Escape is a mystery game developed by Escape Room that will have you wrecking your brains until you solve it. A forum is also offered by its site for the player interaction. 

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    Free

    Kathleen Griffin
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "I was scrolling through Softonic and accidentally clicked this list/page and I got curious... what on earth are room escape games? So I'm now on my 2nd hour playing this and it's so freaking amazing 😍 Simple gameplay but mind-blowing! The graphics were good too "
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    #7Sphinx

    Sphinx

    A room escape game set in an ancient Egyptian tomb with puzzles that are a good mix of logic and use of found objects, involving a lot of observational skills.

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    Free

    Joyce Hill
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Don't mind the Japanese website, coz the actual game has English narration. Just a friendly reminder to not start with this game if you don't have enough time because this room escape game is ADDICTING!"
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    #8Lights

    Lights
    Explore the room in Lights and discover how to get out of it by collecting objects and solving the puzzles. It will keep your mind occupied for a while.
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    Free

    Shreya Sengupta
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Why are online escape rooms even a thing? I played this game and found no enjoyment,. Maybe it's just a matter of a person's own interest and preference?"
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    #9Submachine 5: The Root

    Submachine 5: The Root

    This game is part of the Submachine series, a point-and-click puzzle-solving game. In it, you'll have to escape from closed installations of submerged machines, but it's not that simple. You'll have to play the games to discover more.

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    Free

    Nathan Bishop
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Fans of the point-and-click genre will easily like this game. Submachine 5 is immersive and challenging and I love it! All the game elements will really make you feel like you're inside the machine. It's easy to get lost in the game so pay attention and focus 😉"
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    #10Vision

    Vision

    Vision is a point-and-click room escape game by Neutral. In it, you're trapped in a room with no exit so you have to explore the environment for clues and objects that will help you escape.

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    Free

    Rebecca Roberts
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Puzzle game junkies will surely enjoy with Vision! Probably the best room escape game online! Players have to pay attention to every small detail and item in the room and make sure to click on it!"

Summary

Best What are the best online room escape games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Submachine 10: The ExitGames 14 Free
2ElementsGames 14 Free
3LinkageGames 11 Free
4Submachine 9: The TempleGames 11 Free
5MirrorGames 11 Free
6Sagrario's Room EscapeGames 11 Free
7SphinxGames 10 Free
8LightsGames 9 Free
9Submachine 5: The RootGames 8 Free
10VisionGames -1 Free
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