Doomsday Games: Pathogen

By | March 20, 2019

by Doomsday Games (website)

1st floor Global House, Moorside, CO1 2TJ


2-6 players

90 mins
The year is 2035. Humankind is on the brink of destruction from a deadly pathogen. The world as we know it was wiped out within a matter of months, leaving the global population at just under 20% of its pre-outbreak state, and the infection rate is increasing rapidly. Humanity is about to disappear... forever.
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based on ratings from 12 users
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Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 12/10/19
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 75:14 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivestory-drivenquite difficult

Absolutely one of the best games I've played and cannot recommend it enough! This game doesn't get nearly enough credit for how awesome it is and I urge anyone to play it!

๐ŸŒตJuliette B expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 26 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 71:51
funnyimmersivegreat hosting

Very enjoyable with a particularly strong start and end. Excellent clue system and lovely GM from family run company. One particularly well designed puzzle towards the end of the game. Looking forward to their upcoming new game. 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Jose Adrian experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
msilcox expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 2 Oct 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 95 minutes Outcome: Failed ๐Ÿ™
story-drivengreat hostingintensequite difficult๐Ÿ˜จcreepy

Our interactions with the very pleasant host really made this experience.  There is a LOT to do, so make sure that you keep moving along in the game.  In particular, the last "act" had more to do than we expected, which is why we technically did not finish in time (the host very kindly less us finish up).  One nice aspect was that it was possible for team members to work independently on some of the puzzles, which is rare for a remote avatar game.  And it was very much necessary, or we would have been even more over time!  A good mix of puzzles, which made use of our group's various strengths.  Definitely recommended!!

Darren Miller expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 3 Jul 2021 Team size: 2
Fun 90 min game with good puzzles and a funny host (Dani).  One gripe is that progress required quite a bit of searching that didn't necessarily translate well over camera.  Also leaned heavily into Telescape which was fine, but made it hard to split attention with the camera for the searching part.  Despite this, we had a great time playing.
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The 60 minute time limit is near universal for escape rooms, with only a handful of longer or shorter games in the U.K. As it happens, every extended length game Iโ€™ve played has been at least very good - perhaps because longer games tend to be less profitable for venues, and therefore building one is a sign the owners are more focused on the experience theyโ€™re providing over the revenue theyโ€™re earning. Either way, Pathogen is a rare 90 minute game, and Iโ€™m pleased to say it fits the trend, in t...
A fantastically fun game with a beautiful opening scene, varied but good quality decoration throughout, a novel clue system, fun challenges and some cool theatre within the game. If you're vaguely in the area, then I'd recommend you drop by, because this is a gem of a game.
In a market filled with 60-minute games, Pathogen is one of the rarer 90-minute experiences, and it certainly sets the bar high. The game was highly immersive, with excellent theming, and clever puzzles
The room itself was incredibly well designed and put together, with plenty of little easter eggs if youโ€™re geeks like us. Everything, including the clue system, was perfectly on theme the whole time.


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