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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January 18

Share your thoughts about The Escapists 2!

Hey there, Escapists!

We’re looking for some 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!

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!

You can start the survey by clicking this link, which will take you to Google Forms.

Q. What happens to my feedback?
A. All feedback will be passed on to the development team.

Q. If I enter the prize draw who gets to see my email address?
A. Only Janey_Team17, and it will only be used for the purposes of the prize draw.

Q. I'm experiencing issues with the survey. How can I still give feedback?
Q. I submitted my survey responses, and now I just remembered something I wanted to tell you guys!

A. Don't worry! Send me an email with your information -

Q. How long does the survey take to complete?
A. The survey should take approximately 4 minutes to complete, but this also depends on how long it takes you to make choices. This time does not include answering optional questions.

Q. What kinds of question are in the survey?
A. The survey will ask you about your gameplay experiences with The Escapists 2 and consist mainly of 'Tick all that apply' or 'Choose one option' formats.

For a few of the questions, there are 'Other' options for you to write your own thoughts, if the ones provided don't match your experiences.

There are also [Optional] sections which you can use to talk about your experiences, and if you want to skip these, that's fine!

The survey will close on Monday, 22nd January 2018, at 9.30 a.m. GMT.
If you missed the survey link at the top, here it is again.

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

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December 13, 2017

Santa’s Shakedown Available Now - For FREE!

Just a week ago we brought you the Prison Editor and today the gifts continue! Fire up The Escapists 2 to download our FREE Christmas prison, Santa’s Shakedown, available right now!

With the Wicked Ward DLC we introduced a weather system in the form of thunder, lighting and rain. In Santa’s Shakedown we’re adding snowfall, which combined with the Christmas prison itself is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!

About Santa’s Shakedown
Celebrate the festive season with this snowy free new prison that has it all: state of the art equipment, high tech security measures … and an overtly theatrical warden who has repurposed the sports hall as a theatre and is more concerned with putting on an extravagant pantomime than the wellbeing of his inmates. Look past the tacky decorations and an opportunity to escape may just present itself!

Alongside the Christmas prison we've updated the game and fixed a number of issues. See below for the full patch notes.

Update 1.1.3 patch notes
- Fixed a glitch causing graphic and audio issues when quitting the game as a local player with the map open.
- Fixed a glitch causing a soft lock when adding a local player to the game with the map open
- Fixed an issue causing players icons on the mini map to be visible in versus, even if they are hidden in a locker
- Fixed an issue causing the player’s character to change to a default customisation when loading an existing save with a custom character after a save upgrade
- Fixed an issue preventing the player’s character from starting with lower stats when the prison difficulty was set to Hard
- Fixed an issue causing the animations to become stuck when interacting with the map while they’re being triggered
- Fixed an issue whereby the items obtained through the Delivery Driver quest weren’t always food-related
- Fixed a graphic issue with the smoke on the Cougar Creek Railroad level
- Fixed an issue causing the UI to display the same button icon for different actions
- Now the escape time in coop is the same for the entire team
- Fixed an issue causing the countdown to stop when 2 players are tabbed out
- Fixed an issue in the Editor causing the Fitness Gym Equipment UI to layer underneath walls
- Fixed an issue in the Editor to limit the amount of guard towers available for one level
- Fixed an issue in the Editor preventing a prison to work if all the rooms were placed in the bottom right corner
- Fixed an issue in the Editor causing the Guard Cells button to remain greyed out even after removing some of them
- Fixed an issue in the Editor causing the players’ character to become invisible when studying in Social Rooms A and B
- Fixed an issue in the Editor causing the map to display some corridors incorrectly
- Various performance Improvements
- Other various bug fixes

We hope you enjoy the new content, and we look forward to bringing you even more The Escapists 2 in 2018!
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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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