I thought Raccoon City had the monopoly on monstrous viral outbreaks, but hey, why should they have all the fun? In Esklavos' creepy escape game Outbreak Escape, you need to find ten vaccines before you can evacuate in a city where humans have turned into horrible beasts... so basically training for anyone who plans to hit the shopping mall at Christmas time. To play, just click on objects to interact or move around the area, watching for your cursor to change when it passes over something clickable. Objects you're carrying can be used from your inventory at the bottom of the screen, or potentially combined, so don't be afraid to experiment. Instead, be afraid of what might be lurking in the shadows of this extremely dark and foreboding hospital. Like most of Esklavos' titles, Outbreak Escape has great atmosphere, with sullen yellows and moody lighting helping to create a mood of tension. However, also like most Esklavos titles, it does suffer a little from finicky hotspots that mean you might get stuck just because you didn't realize something in the environment had a different contextual action just a few pixels shy of where you clicked. Still, if you want something spooky that isn't gory (though you will see a small patch of blood) or laden with jumpscares, Outbreak Escape and its clutch of puzzles and codes is a pleasantly macabre diversion for a short break from your day.
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(I know it's a simple game, but it's still possible to get stuck)
Rope piece 1
top of ambulance
next to front wheel of ambulance
next to trash can
Rope piece 2
in trash can
Rope piece 3
on the right, next to wall
Use the broom under the ambulance
Combine the magnet with the three pieces of rope; use it on the grates.
There's a paper stuck to the wall on the left side of the utility bay (with the trash can).
A sequence of 6 letters which changes every game
(dots in the shape of a Z)
Opening the door
Use the crowbar. Which then mysteriously disappears. Must have been one shoddy crowbar.
Hallway with bed
Just the one vaccine to collect here (next to the pillow).
Room with tables
(Get here by going forward, toward the light, from the hallway with the bed.)
Click the glass insert on the far table to see a 4x4 grid of buttons. Use the clue from the ambulance bay to open it.
Press the buttons in the shape of a Z (for zombie, get it?)
Get: 2 vaccines
There's a paper on the wall next to the door on the right.
4, 5, 1, 2, 6, 3, each number surrounded by a broken circle.
Arrows pointing south, west, south, east, southeast, southwest
Hallway with first-aid box
(Get here by going forward from the room with tables)
The first-aid box needs a key. Or a crowbar, but that mysteriously disappeared.
(Get here by going left from the hallway with first-aid box)
Use the broom on the pile of dirt on the right.
Use the arrow clue from the room with the tables. Get: vaccine
(Get here by going forward from the hallway with first-aid box)
In plain sight on the desk.
Puzzle: left-hand cabinet
Use the broken-circles clue from the room with the tables.
The first number goes on the top left, and the rest of the numbers proceed clockwise from there.
Click the panel to the right of the door and put in the letter code from the ambulance bay.
Room with cage
(Get here via the door in the exam room)
On the far right
On top of the cage
Can't get this yet; need gloves
Time to revisit some places
Hallway with first-aid box
Use the key on the box. Get the gloves.
Room with cage
Now that you have the gloves, you can get that vaccine.
Steal some gas!
Combine the hose with the jerrycan, then use it on the ambulance.
Scary room (so named either because there are zombies moving around just out of sight, or because of that scary-looking exam chair, take your pick)
(Get here by going right from the hallway with the bed)
The game suggests burning this place. Probably a good idea.
Pour the gas from the jerrycan near the exam chair, then light it with the matches. Take the vaccine before it gets incinerated, too, then hightail it out of there.
Ambulance bay, one last time
Once you have all 10 vaccines, just click the ambulance to end the game.
Posted by: Reka | October 22, 2015 9:13 PM