This is a review of the Escape Room “Paranoia” offered by CodeXcape in Valencia, Spain.
  • ⭐️ 9/10
  • 🌡 Medium
  • ⏳ 75 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 6 Person

This room was a positive surprise of the trip. The topic of this room is over-exploited. I have lost track of the many rooms concerned with a sanatorium, hospital, asylum and similar kind of (usually mental) health facilities I have played and nevertheless this was a memorable experience.

It was a room that did not stand out due to its riddles, which are in any case seldomly the focus when the room has actors and tension is involved, or the setting, which was typical and comprised common places such as a doctor’s office and a patient room (I don’t consider this a spoiler, as it is like saying that a prison room has a cell and a warden’s office).

Don’t get me wrong these were all correctly done, as this is essentially a prerequisite for a game to be good, but there was nothing extraordinary. The room also profited from what I would say is characteristic of the Spanish market: direct inmersion and adrenaline packed finale.

But the major contribution to our good perception of the room was the acting that produced some hilarious moments, as well as really good performed scenes that transformed what could have been a good solid, but standard room, into an unforgettable experience. The guys running the room were happily surprised, that in spite of our experience we lively played along, but it is fair to say that it was our pleasure to do so.

Picture of Santiago Onel

Santiago Onel