If you are not living under a rock, you probably have heard of the “escape room” also known as the “escape game” where a group of people cooperatively try to escape a room they are locked in. They do that by finding and following clues and tracks, solving puzzles, doing various tasks and more. Well, these escape rooms were actually inspired by escape-the-room video games. So, today we are looking at such a video game that is available for virtual reality.
About the Game
Tales of Escape is a 6-person multiplayer escape-the-room game both for desktop PC and Virtual Reality. It is a free to play game on Steam. However, you should know that the free version only contains one free level or room. There are more but they are listed as DLC and you have to pay additionally to unlock them.
We are going to take a look at the free level of the game – The Mine. It is set in 1964 in the black rock mine in Yokon. A landslide happened and the mine was closed. Many people and gold were lost forever inside. According to the legend, the trapped miners underneath are now the protectors of the gold and they are referred to as the “living-dead”. Many have tried to retrieve the gold, but none have succeeded. And you are now one of the fools trapped inside. Your only hope is to get the old elevator working and find a way to get out as quick as possible because oxygen is running low.
Just like every escape room game, Tales of Escape is a timed experience where you solve puzzles, find clues, finish tasks and get out of the room before the time runs out. However this game also allows you to take your time when solving the room so that you can experience a unique story with each level you go through. The graphics are realistic and beautiful and really add up to the authenticity of the horror atmosphere. The best part is that you can enjoy this game together with your friends.
Tales of Escape is a bit of an older title but nonetheless a worthy member of the VR industry. Gather together with your friends and immerse yourselves into a creepy adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seats for a while. And if you don’t own a headset, that’s not a problem because the game is also available for Desktop PC. The first level is free and if you find yourself and your friends getting tired of it too quickly, you can always purchase the DLC content on the game’s Steam page.