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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Very Positive (184 reviews) - 81% of the 184 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,856 reviews) - 91% of the 9,856 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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TheDeadCoffee
18.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
it is insanley hard and you can get caught for no reason, for instance i covered up all off my tracks and i started to climb into the vents, them suddenly i was caught.The gameplay is also realy repetative and kind off boreing.
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MrDerpSkull
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
AHHH
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potato testicle
66.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
i think there is only one way to describe this game

it's 10% luck
20% skill
15% concentrated power of will
5% pleasure
50% pain
100% reason to get this damn game
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rickabyn
98.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
This game is very enjoyable and lots of fun
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swaggycat
12.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
Great game, hours of fun!
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call me onin
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
damn it i got caught smuggling a spoon
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haxarman
25.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
The Escapists is a fun prison life game. Although it is very repetitive if you don't escape fast, its a simple...complex game? lots of places to get to that you're not allowed to be and lots of craftable and or contraband items. Cool AIs, lots of favours, and a good game desin. All the jobs are pretty much the same, though. Idea=simple Planning=simple Escaping=hard. Fun game but maybe not worth 18 dollars. i would say get it on sale. I recommend this game.
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jenniferpaiva63
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
its not letting me play
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Nikkitjeeh
217.0 hrs
Posted: August 23
THE BEST GAME EVER!! This game is soooo nice to play
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Cυвσиє | kickback.com
11.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
It is a very fun and challenging game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
We need multiplayer... otherwise, fun game
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Very hard once you get into better prisons.
But otherwise it is a very good game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
this is a really fun prison game it has a confuseing torial
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
I can NOT STOP PLAYING THIS! This is an amazing game, with plenty of things to do. Every DLC introduces new jobs, items, recipies and characters, and the workshop maps are polished and fun. Brilliant game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
The Escapists is a great game. It has a good level of challenge, but not too much which invokes frustration and not too little which gets boring. The learning curve is cleverly-designed, as you learn immensely as you play.

If you are stuck on any of the prisons in the main game, then check out my guide: It includes a full equipment list, plus steps in order to break out and unique, full-scale prison maps annotated with escape routes. You can find it here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=744660110

Below are my ratings for the game:

Fun: 8/10
Replayability: 8/10
Difficulty: 6-7/10
Achievement Standard: High
Updates and Developer Awareness: 9/10
Art Style: 8/10
Freedom of Choice: 10/10
Price: Very Slightly Overpriced
Time to Complete: Just Main Prisons (6) 7-8 Hours avg.
Tutorials: 6/10
Variety of Items/Maps: 9/10

Remember to check out the guide! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=744660110
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Really wanted this game

got all my stuff to a 100

killed guard got key turns out wrong one

never escaped
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
I like this game, because its endless as you can now create your own prisons and play through your friends. This is one of the best games that I have got!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
i love this game so much and the best part about it is escaping
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
78.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
its amazing addicting raging hard best game EVER!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Love the game, so much fun. I just want new items and ways to escape, like the blue door, love the idea but its not in the map editor which bums me out a little. Overall though great game.
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