Craft, Steal, Brawl and Escape! It’s time to bust out of the toughest prisons in the world as you return to the life of an inmate in The Escapists 2, now with multiplayer! Have you got what it takes to escape?
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Release Date:
Aug 21, 2017

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March 20

Escapists Update 1.1.5 Patch Notes

Hey prisoners,

We have just updated The Escapists 2 to version 1.1.5. This update will aid in your escapes from Air Force Con and custom prisons made by the community.

  • Fixed an issue which prevented the 'Makeshift Harness' recipe from appearing on Air Force Con.
  • Fixed an issue in the Editor where the grappling hook couldn't be used to access the roof level.
If you experience any issues, please get in touch with us on our Report a Problem forums

Thanks for your patience and continued support!
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March 7

The Escapists 2 - Prison Design Contest!

Hey everyone!

With thousands of player-created The Escapists 2 prisons already available on Steam Workshop, there are definitely a ton of amazing creations out there. We want to celebrate the immense creativity among our players, and what better way than by holding a Prison Design Contest!

Whether you're an experienced creator or are all new to the tools of The Escapists 2 Prison Editor (Pssst, find tips here), we'd love to see your creations. We're leaving it open too, meaning you can create your prison(s) any way you want. Any theme, any tile-set, any objects, anything. Just be sure you're not breaking any of Steam's guidelines. You can publish as many prisons as you want within the competition period, as long as you include the word "Contest" in the prison name (so we can find it!). Feel free to be creative with this.

How do you win?
We knew you'd ask and creativity is key here. You can turn your prison into a piece of art by "drawing" it using the buildings, objects, tile-sets and more. You can make a prison based on something in the real or fictional world. You can create your dream (or nightmare) prison, a resort-type prison, a water world prison or whatever else you feel like. Just keep in mind; it has to be playable, and it must be possible to escape. And you can't copy someone else's creation!

If you'd like further inspiration, we'd encourage you to check out some of the existing masterpieces on Steam Workshop, or some of the custom prison videos available on YouTube.

The Escapists 2 ‘Prison Design Contest’ Instructions
Game: The Escapists 2
Platform: Steam
Entries: As many as you like
How to enter: Publish an original, custom made The Escapists 2 prison map to Steam Workshop, including ‘Contest” in the prison name (so we can find it)
Competition Dates: March 7th 2018 – March 21st 2018
Prizes: £20 Steam Wallet Top-Up
Winners: Two (2)
Full Terms and Conditions here

Good luck, and have fun creating!
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Just Updated

Festive fun in free Santa’s Shakedown update

Deck the cells with bars and escape attempts! Christmas has come early in the latest free game update to The Escapists 2, featuring a brand new map – Santa’s Shakedown. Not content with life in a perpetually festive lock-up, you must devise ingenious new ways of getting out of prison without getting caught in the tinsel! Featuring brand new items and some very unique craftables, you must pitch in with new prison jobs such as Christmas tree-decorating and toy soldier construction to blend in until the time is right to ho-ho-hop out of there!
Wrap up warm, grab some fellow inmates if it tickles your fancy, and head to the Play Game menu now to experience Santa’s Shakedown.

Featured DLC

Things have taken a strange turn in the locked off rooms of an abandoned hospital. Once again, you’ll have to craft, fight and scheme your way to freedom from this eerie supernatural slammer.

About This Game

The Ultimate Prison Sandbox!

Risk it all to breakout from the toughest prisons in the world. Explore the biggest prisons yet, with multiple floors, roofs, vents and underground tunnels.
You’ll have to live by the prison rules, attending roll call, doing prison jobs and following strict routines; all the while secretly engineering your bid for freedom!
Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier!

Escape Team Assemble!

Unite with up to 3 friends to create the ultimate escape crew and engineer the wildest escapes yet! Jump online or gather round on a couch to prepare for your sneaky adventures. By working together you’ll be able to create even more elaborate and daring plans.

Feeling competitive? Dive into the versus mode and show that you’ve got the skills to break out of any prison faster than your friends can. If all else fails, settle your rivalry in the court yard with a prison punch up!

Create YOUR Con!

It’s time to make your prisoner truly yours. Choose from a massive array of customisations to make your character unique to you. It’s important to look stylish whilst you mastermind your escape.

Craft your Escape!

Being in prison forces you to be creative and work with the limited tools at your disposal. You’ll have to combine everyday objects like soap and socks to craft new weapons and tools to help you achieve your goal. Steal forks from the cafeteria to chip a tunnel in your room, and craft a poster from magazines and duct tape to hide the evidence. You’ll soon learn that duct tape solves (almost) everything!

Prepare for a fight! 

The Escapists 2 introduces a brand new combat system to make every prison brawl more exciting and interactive. You’ll have to block and tie together chains of attacks whilst strafing around your locked on targets to gain the upper hand in combat. Make sure your visit the gym first to build up those muscles!

New ways to escape!

As the prisons get tougher you’re going to have to get more creative with your escape plans. There’s a ton of options to tackle almost any prison escape.

Construct a clink!

With the Prison Map Editor, it’s your turn to construct a prison worthy of housing the toughest inmates! It includes all the rooms, fences and guard dogs you need to build a prison that’s as hard as your imagination makes it – no duct-tape required.
You can pick up those prison blueprints and start crafting your own creations through the Custom Prisons option on the main menu, and when you’re ready you can show the world by sharing them through Steam Workshop where you can download subscribe to fellow architects’ lock-ups – all custom maps can be played either solo or in both local and online multiplayer!


  • 11 Prisons
  • Up to 4 player co-operative and versus multiplayer
  • Drop-in/ Drop-out Online/Splitscreen multiplayer
  • Over 300 customisations
  • Multi-storey Prisons

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (32-bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4400, GeForce GT 8800, AMD Radeon HD 4650
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound card
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: i5-2500k@3.3GHz, AMD FX 6300 3.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 750, AMD R7 370
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound card
    • OS: OSX 10.10 Yosemite
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @2.7Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 640M, AMD Radeon HD 5750, Intel HD Graphics 6100
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 18.2
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @3.3Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTS 8800, AMD Radeon HD 4650, Intel HD Graphics 6100
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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