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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    #1Elements

    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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    Free

    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 😂"
    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 😂"
    Arthur Morris
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "When it comes to mind-challenging games like this, I really put a game face on. I even took down notes while I navigate through the room. Unlike the other games, elements focuses more on getting the clues and then get them connected but the thing is details are overwhelming so I often see myself stuck in between puzzles but to finally find a workaround is the greatest reward. Way to go, Neutral!"
    Krystian Dowolski
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "Amazing game. While most escape room games depends on 'click in proper place to find hidden part of room', the elements is almost free of them. All is visible and only pure logic counts."
    Daniel Fox
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "When it comes to online room escape games, this is what I will recommend. I enjoyed solving the riddles. "
    Joel Campos
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "Fans like me are excited about Neutral's beautiful escape game Elements. Elements is devious and smart with lots of "elements" to get excited about. This is a huge game so be prepared to go deep!"
    Reyansh Singh
    Written on May 26, 2017
    "It seems as if the instructions are very vague. And the lack of companionship with other people. This seems as if it would just be a lonely to do puzzle with no company and no interaction."
    Eric Gardner
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "Elements is a really cool take on the hot new trend of escape rooms. You are locked in and have to follow clues and search for items to get free. It's really fun and challenging to play."
    Bozidar Janjusevic
    Written on February 12, 2019
    "best escape game ever!!!"
  2. 13

    #2Sphinx

    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!"
    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!"
    Dennis Williams
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "At first, it was kind of strange that this website was almost completely in Japanese--then I loaded the game, and was pleasantly greeted with English! After playing it for about ten minutes, I am sufficiently hooked, and my craving for room escape games has been satisfied."
    Sarah Taylor
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "At first, I got a bit off since it was on the Japanese language. But as I'm playing this game, I really enjoyed it. "
    Manuel Madrigal
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "I'm always on the look out for a new game to indulge in. Sphinx did not disappoint at all. A classic escape game if i ever saw one."
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    #3Submachine 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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    Online

    Free

    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."
    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."
    Jaime Ávalos
    Written on March 17, 2017
    "If you're looking for something new and interesting to play, this game is the answer. Escape room games have been around a while, but this puts a new twist on a favorite, and you will not be able to help getting hooked. Anybody know what to do next after finding the missing wheel? Thanks"
    Carolyn Dean
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "By far one of my favorite chapters of the game. The graphics and animation of this last chapter has greatly improved (i am an avid fan so i was able to see the progress lool)! The music while you play adds to the mood of being trapped. Love that it is so surreal!"
    Howard Mitchell
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "I recently got bored with all of my online room escape games. I got a reccomendation for Submachine 10: The Exit, and I have been playing it non stop. The challenges are great and the levels are so awesome and fun!"
    Christopher Bennett
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "This is a fun puzzle game, it's very calming and sometimes pretty challenging. It's also got some great music, very cool."
    Jennifer Sullivan
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "This does look like an escape game. You play puzzles and games to exit the submarine."

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.

  1. 11

    #4Linkage

    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."
    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."
    Nicholas Russell
    Written on May 18, 2017
    "Linkage is indeed an online room escape game, ready to play from the get-go. I found it to be enjoyable and intuitive--the interface easy to manage and the puzzles just difficult enough to hold my interest. The gameplay is pretty easy and is good for newbies. You just have to click and mark the item icons and zoom in items to look into them more. Andd you can actually pause it!"
    Edward Scott
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "The graphics are simple but the game is into another level. "
    Jonathan Cole
    Written on March 5, 2017
    "This game was very confusing at first. I had no idea what to find or how to escape. I got the hang of it, though, with the help of the instructions and reading them over a few times. Its an ok game. Not one I'd play again, though."
    Janice Schneider
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "The feeling of being confined is unacceptable for me and this game would give me a rush of adrenaline."
  2. 11

    #5Lights

    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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    Online

    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?"
    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?"
    Johnny Hill
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "This game is super fun and exciting. I played this when I had friends come over and it was fascinating. The clever puzzles and the 3D effects are amazing and intriguing. The puzzles are mind boggling and it keeps you hooked onto the game for hours. "
    Donald Rodriguez
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "Lights is a fun online escape room game. It is fun to solve the riddles and gather items. It is also helpful that you can save your game. "
    Justin Harris
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "After a long hard day at work I like to come home and play some online room escape games. It helps me unwind and make new friends."
  3. 11

    #6Mirror

    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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    Online

    Free

    Tom Tan
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Mirror is definitely one of the best online escape games that I have played. The only downside that I find on this game is that it still requires flash in order to be played. But overall, this is a great game!"
    Tom Tan
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Mirror is definitely one of the best online escape games that I have played. The only downside that I find on this game is that it still requires flash in order to be played. But overall, this is a great game!"
    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."
    Song Hue
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "This game is terrific. Everything depends on my perception as a player--the color, the space, and my ability to infer and surmise things based on the clues after I combine things. This is definitely a game of logic!! "
    Sean Diaz
    Written on May 12, 2017
    "Mirror is a classic room escape game that really tests my ability to solve puzzles. The challenges really make you have to think ahead and I find this rewarding. Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most clever player of them all! Play and find out; just remember not to look into mirrors for too long as it can be bad for your health."
    Gary White
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "This is a pretty fun escape game that I can play anywhere to pass the time. I like that you can combine objects, which is a bit different from most room escape games. I wish they'd convert it to HTML5 though."
  4. 11

    #7Sagrario'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. 

    Games

    Online

    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 "
    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 "
    Ethan Hall
    Written on June 21, 2017
    "Sagrario's Room Escape was an acceptable solution to my problems with finding an online room escape game - it was a good game, but just not as well presented as I would have liked. The graphics were unexpectedly good for a simple game of this type, and the puzzles were solid. I liked that it was easy to play anywhere as well. My issue was with the site that the game is hosted on - it has a lot of unsightly and unseemly elements and ads that detract from the game experience."
    Wayne Hall
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "Kotorinosu has some real talent when it comes to making escape games. The egyptian setting of the game gives me the impressions of mummies and tombs. You will need some observational skills in order to combine clues. This game stands out for me because of its consistent theme all throughout."
    Rubén Guillén
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "My biggest complain about this is not about the game but about the website. The web interface is terrible! There's a lot of displays going on in the screen. I easily get distracted by them!! On the other hand, the game is very minimalist in nature. It is a bare room--like literally it has only a door displayed, a chair, and a briefcase."
    Héctor Mora
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "There are other apps on the phone you can download that have hundreds of floors that don't have the answer posted at the bottom of the webpage. If you want something more challenging you have to find an escape game that doesn't have a lot of info about it posted online."
    Hannah May
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "For me, It's important to be mentally challenged and trying to solve these puzzles (or rooms) is a fun way to do that. This specific games is a little slow and outdated for my tastes though."
    Christopher Castillo
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "It's not the most amazing thing in the world, but it's worth a try. With that I mean it's free and in most cases you get what you pay for."
    Bozidar Janjusevic
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "best escape game ever"
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    #8Submachine 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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    Free

    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"
    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"
    Austin Porter
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "I am stuck with hammer an little brown circle. I am losing my interest :( I think this game is too hard for me. But don't get me wrong, the game is fun and the moody and haunting music gives you the vibe of being in a harrowing adventure and challenge."
    Aarav Mittal
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "I hope they will upgrade this game from HTML version. "
    Juan Griffin
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "There are lots of fun flash games to play on this site. I jump on this site when I'm bored and I just play away. Nothing really special but you will enjoy it to just pass some time."
    Alexander Hicks
    Written on April 26, 2017
    "this looks pretty scare and a lot of fun. Exactly the type of escape game i was looking for"
    Ward oo
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "The walkthrough for Submachine 9 doesn't work."
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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 😉"
    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 😉"
    Jesse Contreras
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "The game was enjoyable and fit the category of a room escape game. However, it seems like a list of various games of this style might be more useful as someone searching this is likely looking for a variety of options, or perhaps research on the trend as a whole, rather than this particular game."
    Sean Arnold
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "I've been a gamer since text only RPGs played on mainframes....old. But I love adventure games and those created by independent developers. Good music. Simple controls. Nice atmosphere. I'd play this."
    Jorge Luis Escamilla
    Written on March 23, 2017
    "Submachine 5 The Root is the coolest game ever. When you need to clear your mind escape to and then learn to escape from "The Root""
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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.

    Games

    Online

    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!"
    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!"
    Zachary Russell
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "I decided to look for an online room escape game to pass time and I came across a game called "Vision". I'm a fan of these types of games, but not this one. The controls are unresponsive at times, games freezes a lot, and even when it does work it's too boring. Sadly, I'm going to be looking elsewhere for a room escape game. Vision is just not that good."
    Jason Armstrong
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "Vision is just okay with me. If you're good at finding objects, I highly recommend this."
    Sai Kapoor
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "The game takes forever to load. I ended up opening a new tab and looked for another version of an escape room game :( however, there are lot more escape rooms in the website like Elements (which is my favorite one)"
    Nicholas Barrett
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "These games really interest me if they are done right. This one was not. Gameplay is lacking and the graphics and background story could use some work."
    Henry Gutierrez
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "I had always enjoyed playing escape games and I recently started playing Vision. It was very enjoyable to play through it."

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Summary

Best online room escape games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ElementsGames 15 Free
2SphinxGames 13 Free
3Submachine 10: The ExitGames 12 Free
4LinkageGames 11 Free
5LightsGames 11 Free
6MirrorGames 11 Free
7Sagrario's Room EscapeGames 11 Free
8Submachine 9: The TempleGames 9 Free
9Submachine 5: The RootGames 8 Free
10VisionGames 0 Free
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