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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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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December 5, 2017

The Escapists 2 Prison Editor Available Now

Today we’re extremely pleased to announce that the long-awaited Prison Editor for The Escapists 2 is available RIGHT NOW!

Using Steam Workshop you can create your very own prisons, play them alone or with friends, or even share them with your fellow escapists via Steam Workshop. That of course also means that you can download prisons made by other players, and have a virtually infinite stream of new prisons to (try to) escape from!

Check out the Prison Editor trailer!

Want to get started creating prisons? Check out our handy Prison Editor Steam Guide on how to do just that! We have even created two extra prisons for you to play (Slammer Island and Gridline Correctional), so whether you want to create, escape, or both, we’ve got you covered!

Alongside the prison editor, today’s update also includes a number of fixes including ones to achievements, animations and performance.

Patch notes:
- Made various performance improvements on PC, OSX and Linux
- Fixed an issue creating a softlock when players tab out of the game and plugs a controller in
- Fixed an issue preventing the Minimap from expanding when clicked on
- Fixed an issue preventing to unlock the "Artful Dodger" achievement when playing as a client in an Online Multiplayer session
- Fixed an issue preventing to unlock the “Good Intentions” achievement
- Fixed a graphic issue on Wicked Ward which caused display issues on the lower floors when viewed from the floor above
- Fixed an issue causing the bike fitness machine animation to play even when no one was on it
- Fixed an issue causing the prisoners’ head to pop out of kennels when trying to hide.
- Fixed an issue causing some UI elements to remain on screen when quitting during Solitary and reconnecting right after
- Fixed graphic issues occurring when collecting Cutlery while holding a Food Tray
- Fixed an issue whereby changing Play Modes when Roll Call starts blocks Inmates from entering Purple Doors
- Fixed rendering issues on some resolutions with terrain graphics
- Fixed an issue preventing clients from seeing the Lockdown lights
- … and various other fixes.

Let us know what you think of the editor, and what you would like to see from it in the future. We can’t wait for you to dive in and show off your creations!
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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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