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Escape Room

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Escape Room, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
92% 371 votes
87% 1,089 votes
84% 181 votes
77% 339 votes
80% 40 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Escape Room is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Escape Room, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Puzzle 85%
  2. Adventure 79%
  3. Singleplayer 61%
  4. Mystery 55%
  5. First-Person 52%
  6. Indie 50%
  7. Exploration 48%
  8. Atmospheric 44%
  9. Casual 44%
  10. 3D 38%
  11. Point & Click 37%
  12. Hidden Object 34%
  13. Horror 33%
  14. Story Rich 32%
  15. Investigation 29%
  16. Logic 27%
  17. Dark 24%
  18. Detective 22%
  19. Psychological Horror 22%
  20. Realistic 21%
  21. 2D 20%
  22. VR 17%
  23. Co-op 17%
  24. Action 17%
  25. Multiplayer 17%
  26. Walking Simulator 15%
  27. Online Co-Op 15%

The Escape Room tag refers to a genre of video games that simulates the experience of solving puzzles and completing challenges in an escape room. Escape rooms are physical adventure games where players are locked in a themed room and must work together to solve puzzles, uncover clues, and find hidden objects in order to escape within a time limit.

In Escape Room video games, players navigate through digital environments that recreate the atmosphere and challenges of real-life escape rooms. The goal is typically to find a way out or progress through various levels by solving a series of puzzles. These can include logic puzzles, riddles, pattern recognition tasks, hidden object challenges, or even physical dexterity tests.

A few characteristics common to Escape Room games include:

  • Puzzle Solving - The core gameplay revolves around deciphering clues and solving different types of puzzles. Players must use their problem-solving skills and logic to progress through the game.
  • Immersive Environments - Escape Room games often feature carefully crafted virtual environments with detailed graphics, atmospheric sounds, and interactive elements that enhance the overall immersion.
  • Collaborative Gameplay - Many Escape Room games can be played cooperatively with friends or online teammates. Cooperation is essential as players often need to share information or work together on various puzzle solutions.
  • Tension & Time Pressure - In order to capture the sense of urgency found in real-life escape rooms, video game adaptations usually introduce time limits or other forms of pressure that create excitement within each challenge.

Examples of popular Escape Room games include:

  • The Room series - Developed by Fireproof Games, this series offers intricate puzzle boxes and mysterious objects to manipulate as players uncover the secrets hidden within.
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes - While not a traditional point-and-click escape room game, it follows the same principles. In this multiplayer game, one player is trapped in a virtual bomb scenario while other players work together to decipher instructions from a real-life printed manual in order to help defuse the bomb before time runs out.
  • I Expect You To Die - In this spy-themed escape room game developed by Schell Games, players take on the role of an elite secret agent and must solve puzzles and avoid deadly traps as they complete dangerous missions.
  • Escape from Monkey Island - This classic adventure game developed by LucasArts incorporates escape room elements into its gameplay. Players assume the role of pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he navigates different environments filled with humor and challenging puzzles.

In summary, Escape Room games offer virtual experiences that capture the essence of real-world escape rooms, challenging players' problem-solving abilities within immersive digital worlds.

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