Played October 5th 2018


“Your Great Uncle was once a leading scientist known for developing state of the art nuclear technology. In central Europe, during the late 1970’s, one of his experimental reactors went into meltdown as soon as it was activated, causing one of the most catastrophic disasters in modern history.

The government blamed him for the event, stating that his reactors were not safe to begin with, he was imprisoned for life and remains locked up to this day.
After receiving a letter from prison you have reason to believe he was framed by a fellow scientist and that the original reactor was tampered with.

Your only option is to break into an abandoned power plant located in rural Russia, find a second inactive reactor and start it up. If it is fully functional then you may just have the evidence to free an innocent man. If your Great Uncle is lying, then you may need to run for your life!


Our host Jess was lovely, some of the staff recognized us from our last trip back in May 2018. We had a usual chat about rooms we’ve been doing before being led to our room, given the funny health and safety brief and the story line to our game.

Room Set Up

The room is exactly how we imagined for an old Russian nuclear plant, the sound effects complemented the room perfectly. With all Escapologic’s games Simon really pays attention to the finer details to create immersive sets. The room would easily fit the maximum team size and more.

Game Play

We got off to a bumbling start which happens every time we play an Escapologic game as you need to forget about what happens in a ‘typical’ escape room, however with a nudge we were on our way. The game flowed well being completely linear, with a mixture of logical, physical and cryptic puzzles with not a padlock in sight. You really need to work as a team for this game with effective communication.

Clue System

Clues were given over the sound effects.

Escape Time

54 minutes 44 Seconds

Our Overall Rating

Puzzles ★★★★★

Immersion ★★★★★

Difficulty ★★★★

Wow Factor ★★★★★

Overall Experience ★★★★★

WOW… that’s the only statement needed, this game has a perfect balance of physical and mental challenges to get stuck in. We had an amazing time playing with some “oh no” moments, laughs and adrenaline rushes. As always Escapologic’s sets are perfect with creative puzzle designs with out of the box thinking. This was our first game at the Leicester branch, we were looking forward to playing operation Magnus and chronos The game is well worth a trip, adults and older children would have fun just like we did.


Off Peak

Monday-Thursday 11.30am-8.30pm

2 Players   £40

3 Players   £57

4 Players   £70

5 Players   £80


Friday-Saturday 10am-8.30pm, Sunday 10am-7pm

2 Players   £50

3 Players   £69

4 Players   £84

5 Players   £100

Escapologic Reactorvate Website


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