NOTE: This review has been updated to better reflect Lockdown’s current mix of rooms
Lockdown.sg is a hard escape room company to make generalisations about. It’s updated itself with some strong new additions which even experienced teams will enjoy — but your experience there still depends very much on picking the right room.
Of their newer rooms, both The Forgotten Temple and Circus of the Dead are a great bargain even at the peak price of $22, with fun flourishes that you’d expect from pricier companies, as well as solid puzzles. Both rooms also make a sustained effort to maintain a storyline.
Top Secret is the sole room remaining from when Lockdown first opened — but perhaps that also attests to its quality. It features some satisfying puzzles and good use of multimedia.
On the other end of things, Break-in (an earlier version of what is now known as End of the World – Break-in) is worth a try but nothing special, while Trafficking might work for beginners but was disappointing to my team.
If you pick your rooms carefully, I’d say that Lockdown.sg is RECOMMENDED for both beginners and experienced players.
Finally, I have to mention CSI: A Good Night to Die, which is not an escape room at all, but an interactive murder mystery in a room. It is also great fun, a good challenge, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you have any interest at all in mystery-solving.
Staff: Friendly and attentive.
Hints: Unlimited hints via intercom phone. The last time we visited, staff were generally careful not to give away too much, which we appreciated.
Will your group be combined with strangers? No.
Rooms tried: 5 out of 5 (+ one excellent murder mystery)
Recommended team size: 3 to 5 people
Specific room reviews
Not an escape room: CSI: A Good Night To Die