There’s No Escape From The Murder Room

By Eugene . May 31, 2014 . 12:31pm


Fans of no escape puzzlers and horror should check out this (admittedly old) gem—Murder Room. The smartphone game is intentionally dark, both literally and figuratively.



Players are trapped in a house, and you’ve got to escape before the serial killer finds you and… well, you know. See that pig mask stranger? No prizes for what he’s up to.


Murder Room is set atmospherically dark, and the devs even encourage players to play this in the dark. With headphones. I just tried this out earlier, and all I can say is yes, the sound effects do add a whole level of creepy to the atmospheric title. Touch controls will help you navigate through the house, exploring it for the items you need to escape.


If you’re easily disturbed, the warning for the game is well deserved, though we’ll save the spoilers. Completing the game once will unlock a “Another Story” mode which is an in-app purchase.


Murder Room is available now on iOS and Android.

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  • Xmas Lopez

    The title got me. Here I thought it was about a new Zero Escape game, but alas.

    • Otoya

      LOL, same!

  • Kaiju_King

    I thought this was another entry to 999

  • I was intrigued when this was called an old gem. But after clicking, the article says it’s a cell phone game? ._. Is it a port of a game from a couple decades back, or something? Like back in the Clock Tower days?

    • NoWayOut

      I think he just means it’s old for a cellphone game. As in, it came out in 2012.

      • mfw I still don’t have a cell phone that can play games, and there’s already “old gems” for them


    You thought it was a serial killer, but….

    • Smooosh

      Isn’t he kind of a serial killer though? :c

      • You THOUGHT Dio was a serial killer, but it was him, Dio! :V

        • Smooosh

          You see, that’s where you are wrong. You just thought Dio was Dio, but in reality it was him, Dio.

  • Smooosh

    Downloading this right now, sounds like something I’d enjoy. It’s just starting to get dark as well. :B

    • Smooosh

      WELP blackscreen. :d

      EDIT: Nevermind, I got a black screen 2 times and just gave up, exiting to the home screen. Then, after a few minutes, I got a pop-up saying that Murder room has stopped functioning. Booted it up again and tadah, it worked! And I got greeted with a pretty chainsaw. :V

  • Mugiwara

    I came here all excited and then it is just a smartphone game. ¬.¬

  • exclaire

    woohoo thanks for the recommendation! i love this kind of game…same genre with zero escape series and danganronpa

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