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?
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (95) - 94% of the 95 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (3,879) - 79% of the 3,879 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 21, 2017

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April 20

The Escapists 2 - Share your thoughts

Hey there, Escapists!

We’re looking for some more feedback for The Escapists 2! Whether you loved it, hated it, or just wanted to beat up fellow inmates for the hell of it, we'd love to know what you think! You might remember having done another survey already, but there are some additional things we'd really love to know about your experience!

We always like to reward Teamsters with special items. At the end of the survey, there will be an option for you to enter a prize draw where you can be in with a chance to win one of three cool Team17 loot items!

Q. I recently completed another The Escapists 2 survey for Team17. Is this the same one?
A. Nope, this is a completely different survey. Feel free to complete this survey as well if you like.

Q. What happens to my feedback?
A. All feedback will be passed on to the development team except your email address if you choose to enter the prize draw.

Q. I'm experiencing issues with the survey. How can I still give feedback?
A. Send an email to our Usability Lab and let us know about the problem -

Q. How long does the survey take to complete?
A. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete, but this also depends on whether you want to complete the optional comment boxes.

Q. What kinds of question will you ask?
A. The questions will ask you about your gameplay experiences with The Escapists 2 and consist mainly of 'Tick all that apply' or 'Choose one option' formats. There are also OPTIONAL comment boxes so if you want to provide more feedback, you can use these sections. Write as much or as little as you like.


The survey will close on Tuesday, 24th April 2018, at 12.00 p.m. BST

Thanks for helping us out! Your feedback is helpful, and appreciated!
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March 23

Prison Design Contest - Winner Announcement!

Hi everyone!

After two intensely competitive weeks of superb prison creation, our very first Prison Design Contest for The Escapists 2 has ended! It was very, very difficult to pick our two winners, but after much deliberation, we're excited to announce our two winning entries:

Brookside Acres - Created by Rellek - Download it here

Burglary Hills - Created by Savage Rex - Download it here

More than just eye candy, we wanted the winners to be easy to navigate, have a logical design and flow, be fun to play, have several ways to escape, and have some of that The Escapists 2 magic. While a lot of the entries certainly share these traits, the winning entries managed to strike just the right balance!

Congratulations to our winners on each receiving £20 Steam Wallet Top-Ups along with favour from the duct tape gods!

More than celebrating the winning entries, we also want to give some shout outs to some of the other amazing creations submitted for our competition. See some of them below, and check out all contest entries right here

MazeRunner - Created by Dinosaur - Download it here

TE, TN - Created by Hexoright - Download it here

X Factor Island - Created by Dragonlime - Download it here

POW Airways - Created by Calplus - Download it here

Secret Agent Confinement - Created by boyscoutwizard - Download it here

In case you missed the winner announcement livestream and want to check it out, it's available on YouTube below.
We want to thank everyone for taking the time to create some truly amazing prisons for the Prison Design Contest, and hope you had fun doing so. We certainly had fun playing them!
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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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