Hard Time is Money Build a profitable privately run prison from the ground up. Every wall, every fence, every decision is yours. Start small and forge your reputation as a first rate warden. Grow your facility to SuperMax capabilities, housing the most dangerous and diabolical criminals on earth - all for the bottom line.
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Hard Time is Money

Build a profitable privately run prison from the ground up. Every wall, every fence, every decision is yours. Start small and forge your reputation as a first rate warden. Grow your facility to SuperMax capabilities, housing the most dangerous and diabolical criminals on earth - all for the bottom line.

  • If you build it… Manage the layout, construction, and equipping of your lockdown. Every choice determines the safety and respectability of your prison.
  • Us vs Them - Staff your prison from guards to rehabilitation experts. Your decisions and budgets govern your team’s morale and overall performance.
  • Break ‘em Down - Manage the security levels throughout your prison. Too strong a grip can explode in prisoner riots – too weak and the gangs will run your stir.
  • Bad to the Bone! Lock up the worst of the worst in the NEW Restricted Access Quarters for 23 hours a day with 1 hour for outside exercise.
  • Someone’s Gotta Pay! Build prisoner factories to bring in some extra income to help keep the prisons finances healthy.
  • Be the Big Boss! Determine your prisoner’s fate - release your prisoner on parole or keep them locked up for the safety of society (and your pocketbook)
  • Control or Be Controlled! Keep the peace among the prison gangs or one may take over certain areas of the prison as their own.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium® III 1.4 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0c compliant 64 MB Video card and drivers (GeForce2 / ATI 7000 / Intel GMA 900)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB of free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9 compatible sound card and drivers
Helpful customer reviews
61 of 77 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2014
Do you like building up a prison and haven't played the prison tycoon 3? Then don't buy this nor the third one since nethier have a tutorial so good luck in trying to play the game (Get prison architect instead save your money for that and a enjoy a more complex, better polished game which also has better graphics.)
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43 of 61 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
It brings me great shame to say that I bought this game.
But you're probably going to look at my games list anyway and see that I have it.
So I bought this game.
Worst mistake of my life.
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43 of 66 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2014
omg so bad you cant even rotate your cam
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2014
game is totally outdated do not waste your time, it's not a sharp game either everything seems to lag. Idea is great and it seems they have coevered all the basics but it can feel like a struggle just to find a guard and prevent a prison escape
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82 of 142 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Worst Prison simulator ever.
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
48.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
Okay but not great.
Your money is best spent on another game.
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24 of 40 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
No... Just no
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10 of 21 people (48%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Its really bad. Mmmkay.
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Very good game. It has a lot of bugs and issues and the UI is not the best but I like it and it serve a purpose of entertaining and can be very fun. If you want to give this game a go I highly recommend it. However you don't have to take my word for it... :D
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8 of 22 people (36%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
This is not a functioning game. Prison Tycoon is probably the best prison simulator you can buy.
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8 of 32 people (25%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
despite haters or simple minded childrens reviews this game is brill prison arcitect is a ♥♥♥♥ poor imitiation with weak stickmen as guards and prisoners yes i recommend this game 10/10
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29 of 98 people (30%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2011
I have never in my life wanted to make a prison as much as I have when I thought about buying this game six years ago. Now that I own it, I regret every cent I payed.
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