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 (317 reviews) - 83% of the 317 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,747 reviews) - 91% of the 9,747 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:
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (317 reviews)
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Recently Posted
Gordo
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
The 2 hours i have were me stuck on the first level. I'm still stuck on it.
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Dorito Gremlin
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Only downvoting it because my computer restarted while I was inches within escaping
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Woukie
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Product received for free
This game is amasing, I got it from a steam game share and think its fantastic. I will buy this in the future because its so good.
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mickthathick
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Not a fan of the controls, played the 2nd mission for a about 30mins before I was over it. Just not my kind of game.

Oh, and ♥♥♥♥ the DLC ad everytime I open the game, only reason why i'm returning the game.
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TheCrazedHipster
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Its good it can get you really mad because getting caught or something. But it will freeze upfor me and when I go back my progress is all gone which Im new so I dont know how to report it.
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do the mario
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
only 73 mb for a great game
gg worth buying
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knutplay77
( 34.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
THE BEST GAME EVER , i like it :D
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DEsTiNyScrOOb
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I gotta say, bein homeless isnt easy. but im now in prison cause i wanted a Snickers from the store. so i had to escape. overall, i got caught, but returned back to being homeless. then, i found this game. it would have definetly helped to know tips and tricks on prison breakouts beforehand from dis game.
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Marc Craft
( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Pretty good game, not beginner friendly though. Tutorial sucked ♥♥♥♥.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
62 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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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people 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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people 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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23 of 37 people (62%) found this review helpful
37 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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
24 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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.9 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
This game is SUPER FUN! When you know how to play it, it's really fun.

Personally, I got the PC for the editor. I mainly play this game on my Xbox One.

There is 6 basic prisons. Each with twists, a snow one, a one where the guards are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, and the one where it's 2.4% impossible. But, there is about 5-6 DLC Maps for money with special mechanics, and a Level Editor and Workshop for infinite levels!

For 6$ (for the sale) or $18, it's a really good game. IF you want a Editor, get the Computer verison. If you have a Xbox One, and don't care about creating levels and you want the 6 levels and DLC, get the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One Edition (Xbox and PlayStation is alot easier.)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Prison escape is a fun premise for a game but the way it's executed in this game is lacking.

You find yourself locked in a jail and spend a lot of your days trying to sneak away from your daily routines to scout for weak points in the jail's security. After you find some you'll need to craft some tools to use in your escape -- if you can find the required components. Every day you can purchase or steal items off of fellow inmates, but the items available are randomly generated! Meaning you normally have to play through several days just waiting for somebody to have a chocolate bar on them because that's the one item you need. It would be much better if you could request the basic items you need from inmates instead of them being completely random.

Ploting your escape is fun. Repeating the same in-game routine over and over until a basic item becomes available for you to use is not. Unfortunately, I spent the majority of my time doing the latter.
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