GamEscape Liverpool – Armageddon
The Team: TDM, Mr Carrot
Our second room of the evening at GamEscape Liverpool. Following on from Prison Cell, and Golden Cage that we’d played on a previous visit, we were blown away by the huge leap forward that Armageddon was. We enjoyed the other two rooms but this was something else, so good in fact that it gets awarded a
Scientists have discovered a massive asteroid that is on course to hit the Earth. If it strikes will destroy a whole continent or potentially wipe out life on the planet. Only a few people have access into the abandoned military bunker to activate a secret weapon capable to save the human race and the planet.
You only have 60 minutes left to find out how to destroy the asteroid, before it’s too late.
Like Prison Cell before it, Armageddon is also downstairs in the cellar of the building which is perfect for the military bunker theme and enhances the immersion greatly. The first part of the room starts in quite a standard way with a few combination padlocks to open, but once you get a certain item which enables access to the full area it takes on a whole new lease of life.
Much as I quite like rooms with padlocks, it takes rooms like this one to show what else can really be done with the Escape Room concept…
It becomes more a series of puzzley tasks to perform with indicators on a console showing how many you’ve managed so you always have a good idea of how far through you’ve progressed. Alongside this is a countdown/clue TV screen, and it’s worth noting that if clues are needed in the first area (which doesn’t have a TV) then they’re sent via a mobile phone which is a nice touch.
Completing the tasks is a wonderfully ‘hands on’ experience with several items actually needing to be ‘plugged’ into the relevant places with a satisfying click, and we also encountered a bit of tech that we hadn’t seen utilised in a room before which was a lot of fun to play with.
I don’t think the room was particularly difficult as I’m not sure we needed many clues (though I’m probably remembering that wrong… we always need lots of clues!), but what it was, was a huge amount of fun to play.
Definitely Liverpool’s best room out of all that I’ve played, and one not to miss.