AIM Escape: Psychopath’s Den

By | December 29, 2020

by AIM Escape (website)

Goodman`s Fields, 8 Canter Way, E1 8PS

1-8 players

Team of 2-4: £80.00
Team of 6: £120.00

Languages: EN

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not on sale
You know the instant the door slams shut behind you – bad things happen here. Evil is Omnipresent. Heart-thumping terror builds relentlessly as each nerve-shredding minute creeps past. Can you escape a dreadful fate or will you become another blood-stained or blood-drained statistic? Amid the gore-caked instruments of torture, hemmed in by the blood-spattered walls you must keep your wits as sharp as his scalpels to avoid his clutches – he is very close, somewhere in the shadows. Only by solving his crazed, fiendish puzzles can you, quite literally, save your skin. Complete with a real crematorium and gallons of O-neg this is the ideal escape experience for lovers of horror and adrenaline-fuelled frights.
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Overall rating

Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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Player reviews

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Mia Rabone experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
intensepoor hostingquite difficult👻scary

Didn't love this! The ending seemed illogical and disappointing. Our hosts were really quite poor and didn't explain things or debrief after at all. We found the 'flow' quite jarring and often 'stuff had happened' but because it made no sound or wasn't drawn attention to we just didn't notice. I personally would not recommend. However, on the positive side there were some fun puzzle elements within the room. 

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 15 Sep 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:59 Outcome: Successful escape!
abooth expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-driven

Very fun by London standards. Bit cheesy and one frustratingly overly physical puzzle but still fun.

Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
unoriginaldisappointing

The website does a good job selling the company and rooms but the experience is disappointing. The room themeing is good but the puzzles are unoriginal and the ending leaves you deflated rather than the clever twist it's intended to be. 

Nichola Morrison experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverintenseepic

Good room, lots to do and mix of puzzles.

robasmith rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 70 mins Outcome: Failed 🙁
immersivestory-drivenintense🧟terrifying

Very well themed, especially at the beginning. Scary! The puzzles were a little unoriginal though especially towards the end. We failed but they let us have an extra 10 minutes to complete. 

jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 5 Jul 2021 Team size: 6 Time taken: 40 mins ish Outcome: Successful escape!
immersive
shasha experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: 70:34 Outcome: Failed 🙁

Reviews by escape room review sites

Having got out of Patient Zero in good time, we had exactly an hour plus walking time to get to our next booked game... so squeezing in another one at AIM was inevitable. Psychopath's Den is of course a serial killer game, one of surprisingly few in London, though their take on it is quite friendly to nervous players: no restraints and no jump scares involved.
Most serial killer games start with the premise that your tormentor has conveniently popped out for about an hour, giving you the chance...
A room with real potential, but with too many rough edges. Issues with audio and lighting greatly affected our enjoyment and the finale lost some of its potential impact. A solid set of challenges, including some real crowd-pleasers, at the core of the game suggest that it could definitely do well with the right tweaking.
Good set design and a mix of puzzles that has plenty to keep you going. We felt let down by our GM but if your GM is on the ball then you’re sure to enjoy your time in ‘the den’
Aim Escape are new to London and promise the most high tech and immersive escape rooms ever. But will they live up to the hype?
It takes a lot for me to declare a game unfair, and I’m not going to start a habit here. Unfun, however, is one label I’m prepared to dish out when it’s deserved – and Psychopath’s Lair is definitely that. What a mess.

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