Detective Escape

Out of all of the various types of escape games, the ones that have the main character act as a detective may be the best. The reason for this is quite simple. Often times, these types of games suffer from a lack of purpose. The premise of escaping a random location (or room) to complete the game lacks spark. However, when the purpose (most of the time in detective escape games) is to discover the burning questions of a good mystery (such as finding a misplaced item) it makes the game that much better to play. After all, what on earth is the point of a game that has no real purpose?