15 Best Escape Games Online in 2022 (Paid & Free) (2023)

Everyone loves the excitement that comes from playing tag with friends. However, trying to escape from monsters, not to mention solving mysteries and puzzles, all in a game, is something else. This activity can be both thrilling and quite scary sometimes. This is why, in this article, we are bringing you the best escape games you can play online.

Escape rooms and games are games in which players discover clues, solve puzzles and carry out tasks. In these, the goal is to complete the said tasks successfully within a limited period. Also, these games promise to give you that adrenaline rush and satisfaction which is worth your money. Here are 15 of the best escape games online, both paid and free which will blow your mind:

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15. Escape Hunt: The Fourth Samurai

14. Agent Venture

13. Puzzle Break: The Grimm Escape

12. Murder At The Manor

11. Sherlock Escape Room

10. Dr. Who: Worlds Collide

9. Black Noir

8. Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

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7. Minecraft Escape Room

6. Romeo And Juliet Escape Room

4. Escape: The Midnight Express

3. Spy Apprentice Digital Escape Room

2. A Lost Memory

1. Secret City Trails

15. Escape Hunt: The Fourth Samurai

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We start our list of best escape games online with Escape Hunt: The Fourth Samurai. As the name quite interprets, you’re a Samurai learning how to use and control your sword. As it proceeds, you’re faced with clever puzzles to solve and clues to interpret to escape. However, you have just an hour to figure everything out and escape.

The story of Escape Hunt: The Fourth Samurai is set in ancient Japan with you as a Samurai. The emperor orders you to defeat an evil warlord called Tanaka Masamune, who uses a powerful curse. However, this curse makes him super-powerful and unrivaled.

Consequently, the only way to defeat him is by stealing the magic stone on his sword. This renders him super-powerful and difficult to defeat. But to start, you must first escape from a dungeon his henchmen locked you in, all within an hour.

Escape Hunt: The Fourth Samurai was created by Escape Hunt Group and costs very little depending on the number of players.

14. Agent Venture

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Agent Venture is an intriguing and interesting escape room game that connects you with friends worldwide through Zoom. This game was created by a team of competent game developers and presented by “Adventure is Real.” It is capable of hosting 4 to 5 players on the Zoom platform on different devices.

The story is about the secret covert Agent, Venture, tasked by “The Agency” to expose B.A.D. Corp. However, B.A.D. Corp is a large company whose CEO, J. Bozo is guilty of various crimes, which he always gets away with.

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However, Agent Venture must uncover his deeds with the help of a world-class support team. This team happens to be the 4 or 5 players connected on Zoom and Agent Venture, being the 6th player.

Each player has an appointed role to perform and solve puzzles and challenges to advance to the next level of Agent Venture. Also, within a period of 60 mins, players are expected to decipher the case and bring J. Bozo to justice.

13. Puzzle Break: The Grimm Escape

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The storyline of Puzzle Break: The Grimm Escape follows an evil witch who placed a curse on an enchanted forest. The players are then tasked with the responsibility of breaking the witch’s curse.

Players of Puzzle Break: The Grimm Escape are connected via Zoom from anywhere in the world on a video chat. These players all work together to solve puzzles and riddles to win. Players are expected to complete the tasks before the time limit of 1hr runs out.

Puzzle Break Long Island created the game to give its fans an indoor gaming experience. Nevertheless, it’s a really exciting escape game as it takes you into the world of magic and heroes. Kids from ages 11 and above can play it.

12. Murder At The Manor

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Murder at the manor is a paranormal-based escape room game that takes you into the world of the supernatural. It was created by “The Panic Room,” amongst their many other exciting escape games.

Murder At The Manor starts with you being a paranormal investigator who has just recently entered the line of work. However, after waiting patiently for a job, you receive mail from a famous and wealthy family, the Zanox family. This family needs your services to find the reason behind the three deaths, and you’re expected to do your best.

Murder At The Manor game offers a player range of 1-6 players and is open to individuals from age 12 and older. Now, you must all work together to fish out the murderer so that the angry souls of the dead can rest. “Murder at the Manor” has a time duration of 1hr and difficulty levels of easy, medium, and hard.

11. Sherlock Escape Room

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If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes and into detective stuff, you’d love this escape game. The game allows you to experience working as a famous detective and solving other cases.

The story is set in 1921, and it follows an 18-year-old Sherlock Holmes, working on an investigation. Now, Lord Harrington in Chapelgate Manor has been assassinated. Thus, as Sherlock, you must form a team to investigate the manor and solve the case.

Sherlock Escape Room includes solving crazy riddles and puzzles, as well as uncovering clues that will help your investigation. The game is open to players of all ages and has a limit of 6 players per team. Within only 60 minutes, players must complete their tasks before the time runs out as the difficulty increases.

Sherlock escape room is a truly captivating game and can be played by friends connected through Zoom or Skype. It was created by XscapeNow!, winner of the Shropshire Chamber business award.

10. Dr. Who: Worlds Collide

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Up next on our list of best escape games you can play online we have Dr. Who: Worlds Collide. Dr. Who: Worlds Collide escape game is based on the T.V. series, Dr. Who. It is the first Dr. Who-themed escape game and was created by Escape Hunt. It takes you into the world of the strange Dr. and gives you an exhilarating experience as you unravel clues.

Here, you are appointed with the task of investigating the sudden tear in the fabric of space and time. This rupture was caused by the billionaire Alastair Montague, C.E.O. of ChronosCorp, to develop commercial time travel. As a result of this tear, Cybermen are about to break through and attack Earth.

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You only have the remains of his model time engine and compilation of time-travel-related artifacts to work with. So you and your friends must solve this problem and save the planet from the invasion of the Cybermen and fast.

D.W.: W.C. provides an hour of critical thinking and excitement as your team looks for clues and solves the puzzles. It’s open to a maximum of 6 players and can be played through Zoom with friends aged 8+.

9. Black Noir

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Black Noir is an escape game that takes you into the world of a detective. It gives you this 19th-century black-and-white feel as you go deeper into unraveling secrets. Professional escape game developers also designed it.

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In Black Noir, you are a Private Investigator Mr. Jones and have been led by an unusual letter through a pattern of criminal activities. However, these activities include a murder case with a lot of puzzles to solve and suspects to interview. With the help of your team, you have to solve this mysterious case through various locations in New York.

As with all the other games we’ve discussed so far, Black Noir is no different in terms of connectivity. To play, 3 to 5 people can buy one access code. Then, share your screen with your teammates after starting a video call on Zoom or Skype and begin.

The game promises to be fun and challenging, with a lot of thinking and puzzles to solve. And all these for an affordable price.

8. Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

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Hogwarts Digital Escape Room is a gold mine for Harry Potter fans which I also happen to be. Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA, is the creator of this masterpiece.

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room begins with your admission into Hogwarts and your sorting into your house. You’re then invited to participate in a muggle game called an escape room, and you find yourself locked up. You must solve the puzzles and answer the questions correctly to get out.

The free escape room is filled with all sorts of themed citations that any Harry Potter fan will love. It also provides plenty of nice visuals, such as images and clips from the Harry Potter movies.

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room is super fun and an easy game to play with friends and family.

7. Minecraft Escape Room

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Minecraft is a very popular game, and I believe fans would love this escape game based on Minecraft. The game is free for everyone to play, thanks to Laura Escamilla, Youth Services Librarian at the Regency Park Library in New Port Richey, FL.

Minecraft Escape Room is a captivating and interesting game that tests both your math and problem-solving skills. It starts with you waking up in a dark and abandoned room with a few clues to solve. The more puzzles you’re able to crack, the closer you are to escaping the mysterious place.

You are shown pictures and videos that help you on your way and math problems to handle. The game is open to all ages and is enjoyable as a team.

6. Romeo And Juliet Escape Room

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Romeo and Juliet Escape Room is a digital escape room based on the popular Shakespearean novel Romeo and Juliet. It takes you into the romantic life of the couple, Romeo and Juliet.

A desperate romantic, Romeo tries to persuade his beloved’s family to accept him but to no avail. However, they want you to display how smart you are to see if you’re deserving of their daughter.

You and your team in Romeo And Juliet Escape Room have to work fast in solving complex games and puzzles to unite them. A sequence of puzzles encompassing plot, character, illustrative language, conflict, and quote identification are thrown at you. You’re also given audio clues to help you on your journey to bringing the love birds together.

Romeo And Juliet Escape Room was created by Escape Room Online. The game is truly exciting and fun, especially when played with friends and family.

5. Jumanji: Escape Room

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A true classic on our list of best escape games you can play online is Jumanji: Escape Room. Dive into the game world as Jumanji: Escape Room, adapted from the popular movie classic, allows you to relive the experience. The game allows you to follow the adventures of the original characters of the movie.

Here you are trapped in the mysterious world of Jumanji. To survive your adventure in this dangerous world and Escape, you will solve various puzzles and riddles. However, the only way is to retrieve the magic gem and take it to the Jaguar statue while tackling many obstacles!

You must solve a series of puzzles and riddles to unlock each level needed to acquire the magical gem. The game features a lot of visuals like clips, images, and references taken from the movie. The escape room also comes with themes from the movie.

Jumanji: Escape Room was created by a Girl Scout Council and is open to teenagers and adults.

4. Escape: The Midnight Express

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Escape: The Midnight Express is another captivating escape room game from Escape The Crate. This game is based on time-traveling Agents, which the players are. The story sends you back in time to the night of February 2nd, 1861, on a train. Due to the recent change in the timeline, your mission is to gather clues about the cause of the change.

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You and your team are expected to complete the mission and bring the clues before you are discovered. Additionally, all the materials needed are a pen and paper to write down the clues given to you. The team that succeeds will be rewarded as they solve the greatest train mystery of the century.

The game is truly intriguing, and it puts your knowledge of events and math skills to the test. With complicated puzzles, riddles, and questions, Escape gives players a wonderful time as they work together to solve the mystery. As with all escape crate games, this one is no different in terms of fun.

3. Spy Apprentice Digital Escape Room

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If you’re a fan of the spy genre, then you’d love this one. Spy Apprentice Digital Escape Room takes you around the world, looking for clues and solving riddles and puzzles. These puzzles, however, are quite problematic, and a team is highly recommended to succeed.

You can replay Spy Apprentice Digital Escape Room as much and as often as you want. You can also share as many times as you want with friends or family.

We have Lauren Rura and Felicia Brock, Adult Service Librarians at Washington-Centerville Public Library, to thank for this game. For a more satisfying experience, timing yourself to see how fast you can beat the challenges is advised. The game is mostly for teenagers and adults, however. The sequel is also out, and you should check it out.

2. A Lost Memory

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A Lost Memory is a free escape game that 18 escape room owners created. It takes you back to the Second World War as it honors 75 years of liberation.

A Lost Memory starts with your discovery of an old chest you found in your attic, which interests you and raises questions. Then, the game provides a story that circles around collecting information about incidents during the 40s. It is also filled with a variety of brain-racking puzzles and gives your family several hours of entertainment.

After playing A Lost Memory, you’re allowed to assist the escape room through a donation financially.

A Lost Memory game is suitable for all escape game lovers, although kids may need assistance to play.

1. Secret City Trails

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The last game on our list of best escape games you can play online is Secret City Trails. Are you a travel and tourism freak? Do you love to explore new places and historical sites? Then you should check out the Secret City Trails escape game.

Secret City Trails is an escape room that takes the players around a city and asks certain questions. These questions, however, can only be answered after visiting the location on the list. Thus, it’s more like a tourism escape game as it gives players the tourist experience when these questions are answered.

Secret City Trails also provides the players with various glimpses of historical or cultural information about the city between each question. It’s a perfect way for you and your team to learn new things about various places like a tourist. It also provides you with puzzles and clues to look out for and solve.

The game was founded by Kristina (Slovak) and Wendy (Dutch) in Amsterdam.

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FAQs

Which exit escape game is best? ›

The Pharaoh's Tomb is, in my opinion, the most difficult scenario, preceded by The Forbidden Castle, and then Dead Man on the Orient Express. This last title, while the “easiest” of the 3, is my favourite Exit scenario to date because of its theme and unique puzzle implementation.

Can you play an escape room online free? ›

Free Virtual Escape Rooms (Recommended Age 8+)

You will search for clues, solve puzzles, and decipher secret codes. Enter the secret codes you find into each lock to escape, and win the game! Good luck and please take 2-minutes to complete our survey at the end, we'd love to hear from you!

Is Squid game like escape room? ›

Escape Room is hands-down the perfect parallel for Squid Game fans to explore. Directed by Adam Robitel, the psychological horror movie captures the events that follow after six vastly different strangers meet up at the Minos Escape Room Facility.

How do I escape my students room online? ›

Follow these steps to make your own virtual escape rooms:
  1. Step 1: Pick a topic for your virtual escape room. ...
  2. Step 2: Create your form and add a title. ...
  3. Step 3: Header Image. ...
  4. Step 4: Write a clue. ...
  5. Step 5: Add response validation. ...
  6. Step 6: Add another section. ...
  7. Step 7: Finish the remaining sections/clues.
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Do you need 4 people for an escape room? ›

The answer depends on the venue and room, but the ideal number of players for an escape room is 4-8 players.

How do you escape an online room? ›

Create a Virtual Escape Room
  1. Create a virtual “room” or multiple areas with Google Sites (sites.google.com). Use Canva (canva.com) to illustrate the space. ...
  2. Add and view clues on a Jamboard (jamboard.google.com).
  3. Make digital puzzles and keys with Google Forms (forms.google.com).
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Is the room game free? ›

The Room Pocket is a Free-To-Try app - you can play the first level for free and if you like it, a one-off fee will unlock the rest of the game.

Can I take my phone into an escape room? ›

This one is obvious, but you should never use your phone during an escape room. Not only is even having your phone in the room banned in most places, but there's very little point using it in the room. If you need a hint for the room, you're better off asking the Game Master than Google.

Can you escape games online? ›

There are several virtual escape room games you can now play online here at CrazyGames. Perhaps the most popular of which is Escape or Die by isotronic. This developer has a series of successful games in this genre which also includes Escape or Die 2 and The White Room.

Can 2 people beat an escape room? ›

Conclusion. Overall, it's perfectly fine to rise up to the challenge of an escape room as a duo. There are plenty of couples or two-people teams who successfully gather their wits together to enjoy the thrill of an escape room.

Which exit game should I play first? ›

If players are new to the series it would be highly recommended to start with a game rated two for difficulty, working their way up through the difficulties to the hardest game in the series, “The Catacombs of Horror”.

Is unlock or exit better? ›

EXIT maybe is just a linear string of puzzles, but I find them much more satisfying. So final verdict - I do honestly think EXIT is better, although I must admit Unlock! has some obvious advantages. But if you like this sort of thing - try both, there's really no reason not to.

What is Squid 67 game called? ›

Who is 067 in Squid Game? 067's name is Kang Sae-byeok (she's played by the actress and model Jung Ho-Yeon) and she enters the game as a defector from North Korea.

Is Squid Game a real child game? ›

Squid, also known as ojingŏ (Korean: 오징어), is a children's game in South Korea. The game is named as such because the shape of the game board drawn on the ground resembles that of a squid.

Is 67 from Squid Game a girl? ›

Squid Game's player 067 is the first role for Korean fashion model HoYeon Jung. In 2013, Jung participated in season 4 of Korea's Next Top Model. She has since runway walked for brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs.

What is the secret code in escape from a video game? ›

Although he regularly gets locked out of his own accounts for forgetting passwords, Dustin still remembers the Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Genie code for infinite lives. It's SLXPLOVS.

Are escape rooms hard to solve? ›

Escape rooms are tough. Most groups do not manage to escape on their first visit. It's not that people are not smart enough to solve things; it's a matter of strategy and experience. However, there are a few tips and tricks that may give you an edge.

Are escape games scary? ›

There is a HUGE misunderstanding that escape rooms are scary. That's simply not true. Some are, but they will tell you that in the room description online. Otherwise, whatever room you choose will not be scary.

What is the closest game to escape from tarkov? ›

5/15 Rust. Escape From Tarkov is an interesting mix between arcade-based shooters and punishing survival games. The closest game that replicates the hybrid is Rust. While Tarkov has a large focus on gunfights and resource management, Rust is more focused on player manipulation and griefing.

Are there any games like Escape From tarkov? ›

Another game that is similar to Escape from Tarkov is Metro Exodus. It is a first-person shooter video game that was developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. A unique aspect of this game is that it tends to incorporate a science fiction theme into the gameplay.

How do you escape a room virtually? ›

A simple way to do this is by creating a series of images with the clues hidden within - like the visual riddles. These are easily made on platforms such as Powerpoint or Google Sheets and exported as PDFs. Teams then scour these PDFs to try and solve the puzzles which are presented to them one at a time.

How do you escape an online room? ›

Create a Virtual Escape Room
  1. Create a virtual “room” or multiple areas with Google Sites (sites.google.com). Use Canva (canva.com) to illustrate the space. ...
  2. Add and view clues on a Jamboard (jamboard.google.com).
  3. Make digital puzzles and keys with Google Forms (forms.google.com).
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Is Tarkov a free game? ›

After all, it's currently one of the hottest games in the world. Well, the Escape from Tarkov game is not free. But you can play Escape from Tarkov by preordering. As of now, the game can be purchased in four different editions.

Is Tarkov Russian or Ukrainian? ›

Escape from Tarkov takes place in the Russia 2028 universe in the fictional Russian city of Tarkov, isolated from the outside world by UN peacekeepers and the Russian armed forces after the political crisis caused by the illegal activities of the multinational corporation TerraGroup.

Is Tarkov a real city? ›

Escape from Tarkov is set in the fictional city of Tarkov, the capital of the Norvinsk Special Economic Zone in Northwestern Russia between the years 2015 and 2026.

Is vigor a good game? ›

Vigor had a decent idea, but it bungled the delivery in multiple ways. Base building is unforgivably dull and drawn out, while the player count is too low or the maps are too big so you can go multiple matches without encountering anyone.

Can you play Star Citizen for free? ›

Why Star Citizen Is Free To Play So Often - YouTube

How do you escape the room in Alexa? ›

You activate the skill by talking to any Alexa speaker and saying "Alexa, open Escape the Room." At that point, the game kicks into action, and Alexa briefs you on what you can say to control the game.

How do you train to escape a room? ›

3 Exercises To Improve Your Escape Room-Solving Abilities – What To Know
  1. Brain teasers and riddles. Two of the best exercises that you can use as a building block for an easier time with beating escape rooms are brain teasers and riddles. ...
  2. Jigsaw puzzles. ...
  3. Mobile escape game apps.
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What is a Zoom escape room? ›

Virtual escape rooms are remote adventures that you and your friends can go on at any time – just pick whenever it's most convenient for the group. Your team will have 60-minutes to analyze clues, solve puzzles, and complete the Zoom escape room mission.

How do you make a digital escape room in math? ›

How to Create a Digital Escape Room
  1. Choose a topic.
  2. Choose an end goal (the big problem to solve — using the breadcrumbs from the small puzzles)
  3. Set the scene.
  4. Decide on topics of the small puzzles that participants will solve (and the breadcrumbs they will earn by solving them)
  5. Create the small puzzles.

How do teachers make escape rooms? ›

How To Set Up and Run a Classroom Escape Room
  1. Choose your locks and boxes. Source: Hands-On Teaching Ideas. ...
  2. Set the purpose and create a story. Source: Beyond the Worksheet. ...
  3. Create your puzzles and clues. Source: Kesler Science. ...
  4. Organize, prepare, and rehearse. ...
  5. Create buzz! ...
  6. ESCAPE! ...
  7. Celebrate and reflect.
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