See, this is why basements get such a bad reputation. Nobody ever wakes up in one to find a lovely surprise tea party with ponies and cookies. Nope. It's all red gunk and desperate messages scrawled on the walls and shackles and dead rats... and some guy in an exceptionally creepy mask who will be coming back really soon to get better acquainted with your vitals if you can't find a way to escape Psionic's grisly horror point-and-clicker, Killer Escape. Click when text pops up under your mouse to interact, and click the arrow at the top of the screen to drop down your inventory. The first order of business is finding a way out of your gruesome cell, and luckily for you it seems like the poor souls who came before you have left some things to help. Well... theoretically. Certainly didn't do them much good, did it? But maybe if you're clever, and daring, and don't mind fishing around inside dead rats, you might escape the same fate.
Psionic is sort of already established as the dastardly czar of make-you-jump horror games, but Killer Escape represents a significant increase in quality from his earlier efforts. It's not just the production values and visuals, though the overwhelming minute detail occasionally makes it hard to tell by sight alone what will be interactive and what isn't, but the gameplay as a whole. It's a very tightly paced and tense experience, and the notes you collect combined with the ending almost make it sound as though a sequel will be on the way. The downside is that the puzzles can be repetitive (you'll waggle your mouse over more valves than you ever dreamed), and you'll probably be left wanting more... providing one serious scare doesn't send you squealing. Killer Escape is begging for an expansion, but in the meantime, escapers who don't shrink from the grisly and the ghoulish will find this a welcome and gruesome experience.