Mythical Escapes – Cryosleep [Review]

Interrupted Inevitability

Location:  Rochester, New York

Date Played: December 29, 2022

Team Size: 2-9; we recommend 3-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $34 per player

Ticketing: Public

Accessibility Consideration: None

Emergency Exit Rating: [A] Push To Exit

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

With an immersive set designed with obvious care, Mythical Escapes’ Cryosleep transported players into an otherworldly experience.

Especially in the first stage of the game, we found that the game flowed swiftly and puzzles satisfyingly built on each other to cascade into further discoveries. Worth mentioning is one shining sequence of puzzling mid-game that represented a departure from interaction types encountered thus far.

A metal wall with circular and line patterns carved into it.

We found the second part of the experience to be a bit bumpier in terms of game flow, with execution sometimes challenging on a dexterity basis, despite knowing the end goal. Props provided to help with the solve weren’t reliably useful and could have benefited from some more surface area to work with.

Cryosleep excelled on the immersive side, but it was sometimes a bumpy ride for our two-person team in the execution. It was clear from the design of both physical space and puzzling solutions that this game was designed for at least 3 players. If you find yourself in Rochester with a collaborative group looking for adventure, check out Cryosleep.

Who is this for?

  • Adventure seekers
  • Sci-fi fans
  • Puzzle lovers
  • Best for players with at least some experience

Why play?

  • Immersive space
  • Rewarding aha moments


Kidnapped and on the way to be sold off to the highest bidder, we were woken up early from our cryosleep. Now we just had to escape our cells, take over the ship, and find our way back home…

A metal compartment lit blue and red, inside is a metal box with a pattern carved into its face.


Cryosleep was set within sleep pods and the surrounding spaceship environment. The set design and emphasis on lighting were highlights of the experience.

A digital display with 4 zeros and a few knobs beside a large metal wall with strange patterns carved into it and an mechanical eye in the center.


Mythical Escape Rooms’ Cryosleep was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.

Gameplay centered on spatial awareness with a healthy dose of partner puzzling.


➕ A wide variety of puzzling opportunities were present in the space, including dexterity challenges and pattern recognition, that we’d notice in our surroundings.

➖ A puzzle utilizing similarly-colored wires could benefit from differentiation in the dim lighting of the surroundings.

➕ Satisfying and playful game mechanics made it a pleasure to interact with the space.

➖ A late stage interaction could have clued that a short reset timing loop was involved.

➖ There is a very real likelihood that you will encounter laser beams near eye-level.

➕ This experience did not seek to trick us; there was practically no searching involved and it was up to us to decipher and navigate the space.

➖ Symbolic outside knowledge was necessary with low stakes if you happened to not know and guess incorrectly.

Tips For Visiting

  • Plenty of parking out front!

Book your hour with Mythical Escape Rooms’ Cryosleep, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

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