Life horror quests in Moscow to stir your worst fears

When an ax whizzes over your head or a rotary saw screeches a couple of centimeters away from your wrists

Room escape games have become quite popular with Russians, and their variety keeps growing, especially in big cities like Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Originally inspired by computer quests where the main character is to solve head-scratchers with the help of mind-joggers and hints, today such games offer different scenarios.

In this article, we will talk about Moscow horror quests that are highly rated for providing an ominous atmosphere of dark rooms with strange sounds, bloody stains, terrifying faces and “enemies” suddenly appearing from nowhere. If you dare try one of them, you will get an unforgettable experience of mastering your own fears – or not…

 

“Psycho” performance project

What can be worse than your irrational fears – the ones you make up on your own – all waking up? When the surrounding reality gets distorted and mixes up with the pictures of your own subconscious translating into uncontrolled panic, you are no longer able to recognize it’s only a game. Your heart is already pumping insanely to any rustle, and your brain finishes the picture with horrifying shape of the things to come in the next few seconds. There is no one to help and no one to save you from your own imagination. It’s about stopping the game right in the first room, without even seeing the actor. It’s about uncontrollable panic without actually contacting anyone. It’s about not being able to persuade yourself this all is not happening.

Prices and description

5500-6900 rubles depending on the time and date

Difficulty level: moderate

Time: 60 minutes

Number of players: 2-7

Age: 16+

Location: 12D Vernadskogo pr., Moscow

 

Saw. Redemption” quest

Each detail can either save or kill you. This is where you will have to atone your sins. What are you ready for to save your life? The game’s atmosphere relocates you into the maniac’s lair thanks to the decorators and technicians’ efforts. Some gadgets look so real you won’t believe they are part of the game. When an ax whizzes over your head or a rotary saw screeches a couple of centimeters away from your wrists, checking if these things are fake or not is not that tempting. The accompanying sounds, lighting effects and even temperature changes add to the overall impression.

Prices and description

2500-4500 rubles depending on the time and date

Difficulty level: moderate

Time: 60 minutes

Number of players: 3-4

Age: 16+

Location: 12 Bolshoy Ovchinnikovsky lane, Moscow

 

“Banishment” quest

It is a story about an unhappy woman who couldn’t get over the death of her loved one and chose the darker path of black magic. Stepping once into another world she was never able to come back to the real world. Her soul was stolen by the evil everyone is afraid of deep in his heart.

The game takes place in a small chapel by the graveyard gradually transferring you into the other world. You will be guided by a local priest – a spiritualistic sessions’ mentor. His unveiled madness and a frightening look will help you fight against malign forces. You will meet some other characters too – besides the priest – but who they are is a secret.

Prices and description

5000-6500 rubles depending on the time and date

Difficulty level: moderate

Time: 60 minutes

Number of players: 2-7

Age: 16+

Location: 2 5th Cabelnaya st., Moscow

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