Paranormal Experience

This is a review of the Escape Room “Paranormal Experience” offered by Madrid Terror in Madrid, Spain.
  • ⭐️ 8.5/10
  • 🌡 Medium
  • ⏳ 90 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 7 Person

Unlike Barcelona, Madrid was not traditionally known for horror rooms. As a matter of fact, a few of the horror rooms that have recently opened and will open there are rooms that are originally from Barcelona (e.g. Arcanum, Whitechapel). Nevertheless, with the opening of La Santa and really nice horror games, such as La Novia y El Bosque, Madrid deserves a visit from horror lovers on its own merits.

One of the rooms that contributes to this is Paranormal experience, and experience is a word that fits quite good here given the nature of the game. An aspect that stands out is the role of the actors. From the very beginning they set the mood, and build up the fear, while telling a rather disturbing story. I believe this was nicely done and for people that are easily suggestible this will already be a reason to start feeling afraid. Personally, I enjoyed the acting, but I also can imagine that for some people that prefer rather the active moment of escape rooms and ignore all intros, videos and so on, they might consider this way of introduction long.

However, I think also this kind of players will enjoy the game, as it is quite dynamic after the introduction, particularly if you play it only with two people, as we did. You will go from one place to the other and of course there will be moments to put your bravery to test. Horror rooms are not traditionally strong in the puzzle aspects and this game is no exception. On the contrary, the focus lies in the overall experience, which I believe it´s convincingly well-done.

The focus was not in scare jumps I would say, but rather on the psychological aspect. The game can be played in three horror levels, none of them being extreme, and the lowest one is called “family edition. To be honest, I cannot imagine the game in that mode. The storytelling is interesting and comes to a satisfactory end. Overall, it was a different horror game than the average and it belongs among the best Madrid has to offer in this genre. We played it quite a while ago and it was available only in Spanish. Due to the many verbal interactions, it is not a game that can be played without at least one person fluent in Spanish. To my knowledge they still do not offer an English version, but I am not sure if they intend to change that in the future.

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Santiago Onel