The Escapists provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life with the main objective being that of escaping!
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Release Date: Feb 13, 2015

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Reviews

“dynamic, fun, and challenging”
90/100 – Games Beat

“The Escapists is a gratifying game that provides dozens of hours of entertainment. Planning an escape and watching it unfold is endlessly satisfying, and a successful breakout leaves you feeling jubilant”
8/10 – Gamespot

“As for me, I think I'm going to go back to Escapists for quite a while whenever I need to brush up on my puzzle skills simply because of how open-ended it is”
8/10 – Destructoid

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Our latest free content update includes a new challenge in the form of The London Tower Prison, inspired by one of the most famous British historical sites. How will you escape?

About This Game

The Escapists provides the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life and, as is the case with all inmates, the main objective is escape! While under the careful watch of the guards, players will need to go about their daily duties clandestinely secreting useful objects from under their captors’ noses. Potential escapees will learn how to craft seemingly innocuous items into useful tools and even weapons as well as using them to execute cunning diversionary tactics.

Players will need to learn when to keep in line, utilising their time sensibly as they develop their own personal plans of escape. Learning the prison’s daily routines and spotting opportunities are all part of life behind bars. Working out potential routes and even misdirecting guards soon become second nature.

Whilst remembering to attend roll-call, holding down their job and keeping their fellow inmates on side, players are can also benefit from advancing their character's statistics through various means including boosting their intellect and exercising regularly. Balance mundane routine with careful planning to attain your ultimate goal - escape and freedom!

Features



  • 8 Fully operational prisons complete with routines to give you a flavour of how it *really* is inside!
  • 10 Separate job opportunities for you to sink your teeth into… If you have the knowledge to earn and hold down these employment paths of course!
  • 185+ Unique Items for you to seek out and perhaps even craft useful items with. (Team17 fully endorse the use of various weapons such as ‘shivs’, ‘nunchucks’ and ‘maces’ – within a fictional setting of course!).
  • Various Favour types for you to tackle offered up by inmates – You wouldn't want to go upsetting them now, would you?
  • Highly opinionated and incredibly funny inmates and guards to keep you on your toes as well as providing entertainment!
  • Multiple escape routes for you to work out and achieve the title of ‘The Escapist’!
  • Multiple save slots so you can have more than one escape attempt on the go!
  • Steam Achievements to strive for.
  • Steam Leaderboards – Once you have escaped see how you fared against other successfully escaped players!
  • Prison Editor – Create from scratch your very own confinement masterpiece and share it with the community!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.4 gHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Nvidia GeForce 8000, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: We recommend updating your PC's hardware drivers before playing. If your PC is no longer supported by your manufacturer and your hardware drivers are very old, you may experience difficulty running the game. Please check with your PC manufacturer for more details.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit or later
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.4 gHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Nvidia GeForce GT 8000, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Linux Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes:
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Recently Posted
Random_Monkey
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Very expensive for a 2d game. I paid £18 for this game! Altough since it is 2d many computers can easily run it.
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GunzHD
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Very buggy for me, It looks really fun but hasn't been a great moment...
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The Hobo Hitchhiker
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
it is very fun at first but once you get to the really hard prisons it gets really hard, grindy and just plain annoying but it is very fun it first 6.5/10
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Mathew k
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
For those that love to play by the rules of higher authority than this game isn't exactly what you are looking for, either way its a fun game. I would only recommend for those who desparately want to play it.
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AwaZneSs
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Really good game. Haven't played a lot but I already know the game has potential and a nice replay value, with many places to escape from, and even more thanks to the community and the Workshop.

Definitely buy it. Worth the money
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Gently used orange
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This is a great game
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Xx_Levi_BigDick_xX
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Product received for free
One of the best game i ever seen
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Clorox The Bleach
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Wow! I'm amazed by this game! I didn't expect it to be that fun of a game!

Pros:
-Not Too Expensive!
-Workshop Maps!
-Family & Kid Friendly!
-Brain Trainer (Makes you create plans,frienships,learn schedules,etc.)

Cons:
-Sometimes Can Get Really Glitchy (Really Rare Tho)
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matt1184
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Keeps prompting me to buy the DLC. WTF.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
59 of 67 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
The idea is solid. maintain your prison life while secretly plotting your escape. The problem falls on the mechanics. Stats and relationships fall extremely fast. The tutorial tells you almost nothing of value. Crafting unlocks are hard to come by making the game frustrating without a wiki or tutoial.

The worst offender, though, is the guard AI. They apparently hire all guards from the psychic network. Guard finds random thing in random place: blam you're caught. Guard is walking by a dark room at night and instantly notices the vent is open: blam caught. Guard goes to check your room that has a hole covered and all contraband smuggled out: he decides to look behind the poster, blam again. You've been crawling through the vents you wait until things are clear climb down: blam guard come speeding down the hallway befor you can react. And, of course if you are caught, they know instantly where everything you've set up is and undo it.

I want to like this game, but it feels more like a chore than fun. There is some charm and some entertaining things that can happen, but there is little pay-off to what you put in.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Attempt #1
Crawl through the vents
FAILED

Attempt #2
Steal a guards clothing, weapons and key
FAILED

Attempt #3
Create a some clay, Beat up a guard and create a key mold out of a key and clay. Safely return the key back before the guard wakes up, Use the key at night time to bust out of the prison while no one is watching.
FAILED

Final Attempt
Beat up a guard with a soap in a sock
SUCCESS
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This happened to be my first game on steam that was purchased for me by my mate and at this time, i really enjoyed the game after watching many youtubers such as inthelittlewood and jacksepticeye play it. However, its now a year later, and i find myself not returning to this game anytime soon.

To start with gameplay, at first it can be really fun, i like the crafting system and the fact you have to find a way to escape each prison by using different items and i have managed to escape 2 of these prisons so far. However whenever i go back to play this game, i just find it very repetitive and boring as i'm just doing the same things every in game day with no real gameplay changes. The game can also get really boring as sometimes you have to wait around for certain things to happen and this unfortunately ruins the game for me.

Perhaps im not really into simulation games and i may return to this game someday, but to me, this feels like the type of game that you could just watch someone else play to completion and still feel satisfied. I cannot recommend this game because of these reasons, however if you are into simulation style games, then this game could be for you. The only thing i recommend is that you don't play this game for to long each day as this is the main cause for the game to get boring and repetitive.

Overall 5/10 - Good game but very slow to progress. Having only one prison (the easiest) prison unlocked at the beginning leaves no real option in gameplay unless you buy the DLC.
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Its like day 15, you have literally everything u need to escape the last prison. You're super exited and nervous and go through the escape plan again just to make sure. While practicing your escape play, u pick up everything u need to escape with and go through everything. Its almost night time, u have ur bed dummy in place and ur guard outfit and shovels in hand while waiting in roll call and praying u dot get searched. Then, all of the sudden, u accidently press left mouse button and start digging in the middle of the ♥♥♥♥ing prsion during roll call and lose everything.

420/69 would misclick again
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
464.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
A simple game with different enviornments you need to escape from. The nice thing is that you have a plethora of things to do and use in order to escape. Thge Workshop will give you endless content to play (or make?). Definitely buy this.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
- Do you enjoy breaking walls using plastic forks?
- Do you want to beat someone using a soap inside a sock as a weapon?
- Do you want to rob a book from Robert in order to deliver ir to... Robert?
- Do you want to be smart enough to escape thousands of prisons (workshop) but dumb enough to get caught again?
- Have you had enough building prisons in Prison Architect and decided to be a inmate in them?

Well, fear no more, The Escapists delivers all your needs into one simple game: Your goal is to be creative enough to escape prisons the fastest way possible, you can dig tunnels, you can do a revolution or just simply walk out using the keys, you decide! Some perks of this game are the workshop support, dlcs at a decent price, and tons of ways to beat the same maps, great devs and a good community all in all. Recommend buying it, you will have tons of fun (and stress for not getting the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ red key
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
The Escapists happens to be a very well-built game, but like all games, has it's fair share of flaws.

Pros
  • Very fun
  • Gives you an achievement for flooding 30 toilets
  • Comes with a prison designer (also known as the "Map Editor") so you can make your own levels and send them to the world

Cons
  • Can become tedious after a while
  • Your stats deteriorate a bit too quickly
  • The officers sometimes become suspicious when you're doing nothing wrong whatsoever

Overall, The Escapists is worth playing, and the addition of a mode where you play as an officer would be a very welcome one. After all, it would be fun to learn just what the officers do offscreen.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
knocked out a guard with a pillow

pillow fight simulator 2016 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
I love this game, I've been wondering what a light-hearted yet realistic prison would look like. You'll find it here.
The community makes custom maps everyday so you will never run out of stuff to do

Get this game when it's on sale
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Good Game a bit challanging lots of prison overall Fun.
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