The escape game genre is a very popular one as many users love the mystery and challenges that they provide. Our list of the best Escape games for your iPhone and iPad brings you some of the best escape games on the iOS. These apps will captivate you with their puzzle solving adventures, graphics, cool storylines and immersive environments. Put your critical thinking skills to the test with these apps, and see if you can escape before succumbing to a perilous ending.
The best Escape games for iPhone and iPad
30 Apr 2017, by Rick Rockwell
If you love a good challenge you’ll enjoy Can You Escape. This puzzle escape game allows you to explore 8 different rooms completely free and another 4 bonus rooms. It’s a great way to waste a few hours with your smart phone. To turn up the heat a little more they’ve added some mini puzzles in each room for you to discover. In an effort to keep you interested and coming back they’ve given each room its own them and they’re adding new rooms all the time. This is a fun free escape puzzle game for all ages.
- 12 different rooms to explore
- Challenging puzzles for your smartphone
- Mini puzzles in each room
- Each room has its own theme
- New rooms added all the time
Escape Puzzle: New Dawn is clearly targeted at fans of the Resident Evil franchise and you’ll have no trouble noticing the similarities – having said that the game is still a lot of fun. In this game you’re part of a male/female two man team attempting to secure the vaccine for the Torroto virus that’s threating humanity from the overarching New Dawn Facility. As you solve each puzzle you’ll get closer to the vaccine and the ultimate salvation of humanity and you’ll have some fun along the way of course!
- Helpful walkthrough tutorial
- Find and collect tools and clues along the way to progress
- Each puzzle is more challenging than the last
- Detailed 3D graphics
- No sign up required
There are plenty of different room escape games in the App Store, but that doesn’t make You Must Escape any less fun. This simple free includes logic brain teasers that will really test your skills and each room has its own unique theme to keep things interesting. You won’t get bored easily as even when you’ve solved the game you can check back for new rooms which are added often. As you go through each room you combine objects together to solve puzzles and eventually unlock the door. It’s a challenging way to pass some time.
- Includes logic brain teasers
- Each room has its own theme
- New rooms added often
- Combine different objects to solve each puzzle
- Solve all of the puzzles in each room and unlock the door
If you’ve had the opportunity to visit a physical escape room you know what fun that can be and how challenging. Cubic Room2 may not be quite as exciting as that, but it’s a close second. This app has intricate and detailed graphics that bring your adventure to life. You can try it on your own or visit their walkthrough site if you want to get some hints first. Like most escape puzzle games the ideas is to solve the puzzles by collecting items so that you can unlock the room, but this one uses simple gesture controls which makes the game a little more fun.
- Intricate and detailed graphics
- Hint cards if needed
- Walkthrough site
- Uses simple gesture controls for more intuitive control
- Use items to solve the puzzles and unlock the room
With so many escape games in the App Store the ones that really stand out have to have a great story line and the graphics to go with them. Adventure Escape: Culture Mystery has both if these things. In this game you’re battling to find clues that will help you break into a cult and save your friend from their clutches. As you interact with cult members along the way you’ll gather clues and collect pieces to the puzzle that will ultimately help you escape. It’s an interesting and fun twist on the traditional App Store puzzle game.
- Stunning graphics
- Rich and detailed story line
- Challenging puzzles and riddles
- Use tools and items to help you escape
- Developed characters
Can You Escape Temple is a free escape game that offers just the right level of challenge to keep things interesting without making you lose interest. You’ll find many unique brain teasers and logic puzzles along the way and you’ll enjoy the fun cartoon graphics. There are clues in each room, but you may realize you’ve missed something from time to time and have to go back which makes things interesting. This is a great time waster.
- Unique brain teasers and logic puzzles
- Auto – Save function
- Fun cartoon style graphics
- Clues in each room
- Multiple visits to each room may be necessary
The Doctor Who and Back to the Future fans will enjoy this escape game which introduces the concept of time travel to offer a unique perspective on the escape game genres. This is another effort in the Escape series of games which offers a variety of different adventure games. This isn’t your tired old room escape game – instead you’re trying to unlock puzzles that will allow you to return to your own time. The story line is great and the characters are well developed.
- Great story line
- Fun and detailed graphics
- Rich character development
- Hints are available
- Collect clues in time to find your way back to your own
While Escape Game: Shade is another room escape game it’s got enough unique characteristics that it’s still worth the download. The graphics have a sort of black, white, and gray theme that gives the game a sort of regal appearance that works quite nicely. What really makes this one unique though is that you may have to examine each clue multiple times to unlock all of its mysteries and combining items can actually reveal more clues. This is an escape game that’s just a little different and that’s not a bad thing at all.
- Unique monochrome graphics
- Clues within clues
- Combine clues to unlock more mysteries
- Hints available
- Intuitive user interface
There’s a time and a place for complicated escape games that require your complete attention and a couple of hours to waste, but sometimes you just don’t have the time for all that. If you like the concept of escape games, but you want a game you can play when you only have a few minutes to spare Spin Escape is a great option. This is a fun little game with basic graphics and a simple concept. All you have to do is spin the ball around the center, avoid the bars in your way, and collect as many coins as possible before you meet your ultimate demise.
- Simple graphics
- Short games for when you have limited time
- Spin the ball around the center and avoid bars
- Collect as many coins as possible
- Free Escape game
Just when I think I’ve seen pretty much every concept for an escape game possible something comes along to surprise me and peak my interest. Garou – Room Escape Game is something a little bit different. In this one the ideas is to escape from an art gallery and you’ll need to collect items and solve puzzles to do so. The graphics are clean and the navigation is straight forward. It’s nice to be able to explore multiple rooms to solve a larger puzzle than being stuck in one game. This is a fun twist on an old concept.
- Unique art room theme
- Collect items to solve puzzles
- Clean graphics
- Straight forward navigation
- Multiple room adventure