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 (178 reviews) - 84% of the 178 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,117 reviews) - 92% of the 9,117 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 13, 2015

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April 8

Prisoners! We need your assistance!

Prisoners!

We need your help! You've bravely spent hours escaping the various prisons and because of your experience we are now sure you can help us out with some feedback.

So grab your duct tape and a cup of molten chocolate, and get ready to give us your opinions about the game's prisons so far.

As always, we're grateful that you're taking the time to help us so the survey contains an option to take part in a prize draw. Everyone who enters will have a chance to win one of three amazing The Escapists loot bags (we stole them off the guards). At the end of the survey, you'll be asked to provide your email address so if you win we can contact you for more details.

Also, if you want to join Team17's usability crew and help us out with more games, you can register here - http://www.team17.com/usability/

The survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. However, there are some optional questions so completion will take longer if you choose to tell us lots.

Here's the survey - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BEFLnnCMYYipWQyIRYsV2Q9PFBlCfFqLfo9Q0ccDG28/viewform

If you experience any problems with the survey, let me know in the comments.

And thank you from the bottom of my tiny The Escapists heart :)

Janey
Team17 Usability Analyst

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March 24

The Escapists Sale and The Escapists: The Walking Dead Free Survival Mode Update!



The Escapists: The Walking Dead Free Survival Mode Update!

The TOP REQUESTED feature we’ve seen since the game launched is undeniably a survival mode. Lots of you wanted a chance to on The Walking Dead in an action packed game mode and we’re happy to announce that it’s here!

The Survival Mode update adds an all new gameplay mode where you must take on a herd of walkers, grunts and legends across three different levels set within The Walking Dead universe.

Features:

• Try to survive for as long as possible!
• 3 new survival maps set in Meriwether, Alexandria and Woodbury.
• Battle as Tyreese, Abraham and Michonne, whilst being supported by fellow survivors including iconic characters like Rick, Carl and Glenn.
• New weapons and craftables such as the mini gun, sniper rifle and revolver
• 5 brand new Achievements
• New Leaderboards to compete on.


Watch the trailer now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=bQmmUgfdTro

Skybound Insider Content!
Skybound Insider members will receive additional free content on PC. This exclusive content will enable the player to play as walker versions of Abraham, Michonne and Tyreese and will also unlock the Stun Gun weapon! Sign up here!

The Escapists Franchise Sale!
The Escapists: The Walking Dead
http://store.steampowered.com/app/388060/
The Escapists
http://store.steampowered.com/app/298630/
Fhurst Peak Correctional Facility
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Alcatraz
http://store.steampowered.com/app/349350/
Escape Team
http://store.steampowered.com/app/376700/
Duct Tapes are Forever
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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

Just Updated



We’re giving you a free content update in the form of a brand new map, inspired by one of the toughest prisons in the world. Paris Central Pen is your new challenge. 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:
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (178 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (9,117 reviews)
Recently Posted
davfinn09
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
its a good game but i cant seem to complete any of the levels
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Fr0STY5114
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Escapists is a fun and addicting puzzle game.
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mansurkids
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
a amazing 2d escape simulater and, was a real challange to escape. BTW it does teach you how to play
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Lλvguy
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Not bad
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RWBY
Posted: May 22
It is rather repetitive and there just isn't that much to do in the game.
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TylerTheBro1
( 34.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Would recomend for people who like to grind for an hour and are good at planning and failing
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i roast kids on the playground
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Awesome game to play and has good dlc
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ItsParsic
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Really fun love dlc maps and testing new routes.
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xyproto
Posted: May 22
This is a game about escaping from various prisons. The "levels" are the prisons.

I like the old-school pixel graphics. The GUI is incredibly fast and responsive. Controlling the little guy that tries to escape is a fun challenge. I like how you have to think out a plan and can bide your time to execute it. The independent lives of the other inmates is fun, and they can also give you missions and objects to use.

The mouse-clicking for moving objects can be a bit finnicky, I would prefer the option of using the keyboard for everything. Also knowing which things can be crafted into what (like a bar of soap + sock = a weapon) could be more discoverable in-game.

It's a pretty polished and fun game.
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MatzaDePAINE CSGOHONEY.US
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Very good game , very original idea, provides tones of hours of fun
10/10 for this
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AmericaIstheBest
Posted: May 19
Very fun game to play. I give it a 10 out of 10 rating.
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HoodieStrings
( 39.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Ur a prisoner trying to escape. Thats 'bout it.
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Flaming Blue Fox
( 30.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
The escapist is a game where you have to escape prison.... But you have to find materials to escape and build realtionships with inmates. This game is kinda funny and it puts you through a challenge with each prison.
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PandaBearGaming111
Posted: May 18
Very good and fun game definitely recommend
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Union Hagles
Posted: May 17
I love this game. This game provided a challenge for me and its a great game if you want a game that you can just sit back and relax with. I love how there's not any specific ways in which you go about escaping; the decisions are yours alone which is great. Would highly recommend this game to a friend. This game would be awesome if they added some sort of co-op or multiplayer option, which I've heard is currently in the works, so I'm excited for that. Great game and definitely worth a buy.
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小丶愛
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
希望来个 中文 翻译 Chinese
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The Pacer
( 148.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Play this.
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xkfrushay26
( 18.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Horrible, boring. Took about 1 hour to get all of my stats to max because they kept dropping, stupid level editor, glitched pink blocks. Takes forever to make a level, one finished my level and it deleted everything except the walls and outlines. Now I can't refund it, because I played it alot, ♥♥♥♥ you Steam. Not recommended, if I could rate this on Yelp, Negative 10 stars out of 10. Not worth the 18 dollars, and not worth the mods. Never get it, if you get it as a gift, sell it. Worst game ever Overall game -10/10 Design 2/10, Character naming -2/10, Creativity 1/10, Scripting/Coding 0/10, can't get people that have 99 interest follow me and make them beat up someone, steal something etc, This game sucks.
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Yodaboy18
( 43.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
8 outta 8 great matw
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Dragonkillerking
Posted: May 15
fun
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Pretty fun. Shame how I'm not going to finish it. "But why not, Peace?" Because I'm a lazt ♥♥♥♥, that's why.

The escapists is a game where you try to escape the prison, make friends with the inmates do jobs for money do favours to rain reputation and money and so on. Try to beat the guards up (no murdering tho, even if you shank them twice with your makeshift glass shank).

You start off in a prison, figure out the prison routine, and do things for a few days while you start digging holes, unscrewing vent covers, and so on. Be all sneaky-beaky like.

It's great fun, unfortunately the gameplay is kind of repetitive once you start getting into it (duh, it's a prison game).

Full price is 17.99, I have played 16 hours so that's roughly a dollar an hour. But I got it on sale, for half price or something. So it is definitely worth it on sale.

Full price? Eh... Might as well wait and play CS:GO or Dota 2 or whatever your "free to play" (costs your soul though) game that you play at the moment.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
If you love crafting sim games, this is one to add to your library.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
*original soap droppin' joke*
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 8
El Chapo Simulator.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
"A Nice Role-play Game"

The Escapists was and still is my favourite role-play game. I originally purchased this game after spending many hours a day watching YouTube videos of gameplay for this game, and I can say that I made thhe right decision. The Escapists is a never-ending role-play filled with many fun activities inside of it as well as many different maps for you to play on. Below I have listed some pros and cons of the game.

Pros:
  • A great role-play game.
  • Has many maps to play.
  • Never-ending gameplay.
  • You don't have to waste money to access the best features.

Cons:
  • After a while the game can become repetative.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
The Escapists is a very well done prison-break simulator. The many different items you can acquire(or steal)allow you to escape in your own way. The increasingly difficult prisons will make sure you always have a challenge(even the "easy" prison will give you a hard time if not done correctly). And with a built-in map editor, you can create your own prisons, and share them on the Steam Workshop. You can also download other people's prisons to play at any time, so that you never run out of prisons to play. If you have $20 laying around, this is a great time-killer, and an uncommonly challenging, and engaging game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
52.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The. Escapists.

Woah.

It's tough, real tough. Gets 'ya thinking your socks off. And then you put soap in your socks to make a sock mace. Or a battery instead, to make a super sock mace. Well worth the £6's.

It's got DLC for the people who think HMP Irongate is easy (HMP Irongate is the hardest non-DLC prison).

Most of all, you get to craft nunchuks and be a ninja.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 22
This is a game about escaping from various prisons. The "levels" are the prisons.

I like the old-school pixel graphics. The GUI is incredibly fast and responsive. Controlling the little guy that tries to escape is a fun challenge. I like how you have to think out a plan and can bide your time to execute it. The independent lives of the other inmates is fun, and they can also give you missions and objects to use.

The mouse-clicking for moving objects can be a bit finnicky, I would prefer the option of using the keyboard for everything. Also knowing which things can be crafted into what (like a bar of soap + sock = a weapon) could be more discoverable in-game.

It's a pretty polished and fun game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Really fun love dlc maps and testing new routes.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Best game ever!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Runs good and fun too play!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Ur a prisoner trying to escape. Thats 'bout it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 28
So they want me to write a review? Ok... to be honest this game is really addicting. I WOULD say it was 98/100 but... it's so good i will give it a 100/100 review. So i recommend you buy it!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
The escapists is a game where you need to escape prison (duh), but there are many aspects of the game.
There are hardly any times where I found this game boring, but I do tend to get a lot of anger when my contraband is taken!
You need to locate many strategy to escape each prison step by step.
This is a great simulation of what prison would be (except for the dropping the soap).
I would also like to mention the DLC's and custom maps are even cooler. I like the fact that this company is trying there best to publish more content for people to play.
And finally, the map creator is really fun but will take you time to make!

9.5/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 19
Very fun game to play. I give it a 10 out of 10 rating.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
lifted wieghts
Got so jacked guards said to stop lifting
Kept lifting
Guards atack
Beat $#it out of gaurds
Went back to lifting
Guards were to scared to come after me so left me alone
10/10
Would get jacked again
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Don't drop the soap.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Fun but can get boring after a while.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I absolutely love this game. From planning your escape to the rush of putting your plot to work, it's amazing throughout. It's fun to try and find ways to hide your contraband from the guards and ways to smuggle materials from people and jobs to your desk. It's also really crushing if the guards find out what you're planning... But if they don't, the rush of escaping is insane. Regardless of how boring it must look to see someone cutting through vent grates or digging under a fence, it had my heart pounding, especially if a guard just happened to wonder by me. Overall, I think this game is awesome and it's worth your time and money.
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