System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £4.79
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65
Description: “Escape First” is a multiplayer escape room puzzle game for virtual reality or desktop PC! It includes 3 different escape rooms to choose from and can be played competitively, co-op or solo. Gather up to 6 people and play as one team that tries to solve the puzzles or try the “Versus” mode, where each player is locked alone and tries to escape the room before the others do! The game supports full room-scale/standing tracking with motion controllers on both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. VR is not necessary, you can play with a Desktop using keyboard & mouse/gamepad.
Review: While we have seen multiplayer escape room games before this one is the most polished of them all. It looks really good and you can play co-op on the same PC which is also a nice touch, but you can always go online to find someone to play with (but that is pretty much dead). Sadly the game is really short because it only has 3 levels, so unless you are going to get the most out of this game and play co-op with someone you will struggle to get value for money from it. So if you do plan to play solo I would wait for a sale for sure. Otherwise, go for it! It’s not original, but it should make you scratch your brain a little.