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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“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

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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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
One of my First Steam Games i bought, because i saw so many YouTubers play this game, and im glad i bought it too, just an amazing game, can get you through the day very quickly if you become addicted to it :)! If ur thinking about buying it i would definitely recommend you purchase it :)!


17/10 would buy it again
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Game is decent, but they won't listen to fans. They won't even make a statement on coop. This is the kind of game that would be perfect for it, but they completely turn their heads and don't respond.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
I think it is a great game to play with friends
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
This game is really thought out and makes you think strategically. When you escape a prison you truely get a sense of accomplishment. Planning is essential, especially in the tougher prisons. If you like these types of games, get it now!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
A surprisingly in-depth game for what it is. Huge fun, keeps me entertained for hours. Also, this version is cheaper than the Xbox One version, and runs at 45fps on my craptop. I did buy this during a sale, but I would pay full price for it. A great use of any No Man Sky refunds
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
If you want 2 become a criminal this game is 4 you
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
I bought this game with the promise of multiplayer...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Awesome game I love the user built maps
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Please add Multiplayer.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
It is my favourite single player game. It's quite cheap, fun and you can spend many hours trying to escape. I foud out about it form ali-a. I suggest you to buy it
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kellypwnsXD
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
yes
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ScrubzSilver cRiSPy
6.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
Break out of jail with a fork and magazine.
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JakDough
15.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
Really well done. Good feel to it and nice graphics. Challenging but not brain-melting. Would El Chapo again.
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6k911
32.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
i love the escapists and i think u should make a DLC to include taking prisoners withe you like , give them a gaurd outfit and they where it , give them a good wepon they use it.
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Caseus
5.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
I hate myself for buying this.
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they talk about my ten taps
9.2 hrs
Posted: September 23
A very well thought out game, could do with things like being able to pickpocket people when they are concious
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Clorox
19.4 hrs
Posted: September 22
I really like this game, but I wish it had multiplayer ;(

Something simple, like a 2 player coop or local game would be great. I would like the idea of working together to be a priority.
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tfw censorship (jxk46)
8.0 hrs
Posted: September 22
It's that one game I have that I'll never learn how to play.
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