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
6 Nov 2019, by Rick Rockwell
From the same team that created the Forever Lost series, the Cabin Escape: Alice’s story is a wonderful addition to their portfolio. Set in an isolated log cabin, the game is intuitive, logical and challenging. Although a little short, there’s lots of variety to keep you entertained. The navigation is well designed and the music good too.
- Nice backgrounds and graphics
- In game camera
- Auto-save feature
- Nice music
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
An escape game with a medieval twist. Has some strong ratings and excellent comments in iTunes. It’s also great to see that the developer replies to the comments and even better to see that the app is constantly updated. Basically, you act as a security expert to ensure the safety of the castle, finding clues to solve the puzzle. Good locations, music and graphics make it a great app.
- Realistic 3D graphics
- Challenging puzzles
- Nice look and feel to the app
- Engaged developer
Pretty good escape app in terms of levels and interesting features. Graphics a little fuzzy but there are many good points about this app. Lot’s of levels that are not too easy but then not impossible, so has the right balance there. Lots of variety in room designs and level 46, a glass tiled room, is cool.
- Lots of rooms
- Difficulty level challenging but not impossible
- Good ratings and comments in iTunes
- Constant app updates
The Prison Escape app is from a developer with several escape games in their portfolio so they know what they are doing. We would suggest this app for the newbie out there as there are only 2 levels. A good tip is to switch to Airplane mode when playing to avoid getting too many ads.
- Good graphics
- Clever puzzles
- Simple but good
- Fun app
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
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
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