The Escapists provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life with the main objective being that of escaping!
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (51) - 86% of the 51 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (11,634) - 89% of the 11,634 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 13, 2015

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March 27

Save up to 75% on The Escapists franchise!

Hi everyone

For those of you that've yet to complete (or even begin) your The Escapists game collection on Steam, you can now save up to 75% across the entire franchise as a part of the Midweek Madness!

This promotion includes 60% off The Escapists 2 alongside 33% off its Season Pass and all individual DLC. If you've yet to play the game that started it all - or its spin-off game - you can currently save 75% on both The Escapists and The Escapists: The Walking Dead!

If you'll be needing someone to play The Escapists 2 multiplayer with, may we suggest you join our official Discord server, where plenty of fellow escapists are currently serving their time. If you're completely new to the game, consider checking out our Guide To Freedom.

See you on the inside!
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January 17

Introducing The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout!

Hey everyone

A lot of you have been asking for The Escapists 2 on mobile devices and today we’re super excited to confirm that it is indeed coming. It’s called The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout and will be available on iOS, Android and Amazon phones and tablets. You won’t even have to wait long, as it is launching in just two weeks on January 31st!
So what’s The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout?
At its core, it’s The Escapists 2 you know and love. We will, however, be rolling it out slightly differently, with additional content being added over time.

At launch, you’ll get 5 prisons to escape from:
Precinct 17 (the tutorial)
Center Perks 2.0
Rattlesnake Springs
K.A.P.O.W Camp
Area 17

The five remaining base game prisons will all be added over time completely free of charge, giving you a continuous reason to dive back in. We’ll have more details about additional content roll-out in the weeks and months to come.

The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout launches with drop-in/drop-out local multiplayer allowing you to play with fellow escapists each on their own mobile or tablet device. This allows you to very easily jump between solo-play and co-op any time you want!

If you’d like to show off your love for The Escapists 2, we’ve created some free wallpapers for several mobile and tablet devices, that you can download right here.

Be ready for January 31st
If you want to be ready for January 31st, we’ve made pre-registrations (or pre-orders) available on iOS and Android. This will notify you when the game is available, and – if you have automatic downloads enabled – will automatically download the game at launch, so you can start your escape as quickly as possible.

Whether you’ve already played The Escapists 2 on Steam or consoles, or have been waiting for the mobile version, we hope you’ll enjoy The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout!

See you on the inside.
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“dynamic, fun, and challenging”
90/100 – Games Beat

“The Escapists is a gratifying game that provides dozens of hours of entertainment. Planning an escape and watching it unfold is endlessly satisfying, and a successful breakout leaves you feeling jubilant”
8/10 – Gamespot

“As for me, I think I'm going to go back to Escapists for quite a while whenever I need to brush up on my puzzle skills simply because of how open-ended it is”
8/10 – Destructoid

Just Updated


Jingle Cells

Following on from last year’s release of the free Santa’s Sweatshop content, our daring escapee elf unfortunately lost control of their sleigh mid-flight and was forced to make an emergency landing – right in the middle of the grounds of the Jingle Cells prison!

Stuck doing hard time again, if you want to get home in time for the holidays you’ll need to sneak around the brand new wintery themed prison sourcing the unique items and crafting supplies that you’ll need to repair the sleigh and make another break for it!

The Jingle Cells update features:

  • New festive themed prison to escape
  • 20 new items and craftables
  • New leaderboard to make your mark on

About This Game

You’ve landed yourself in prison again, and your only chance is to engineer an escape by any means necessary. How you do it is up to you! Why not cause a prison riot? Or dig a tunnel right under the walls of the prison? Or even steal a guard uniform to blend in with your captors?

The Escapists is a unique prison sandbox experience with lots of items to craft and combine in your daring quest for freedom. Life in prison will keep you on your toes with the strict rules that you’ll have to break. The guards are out to stop any escape attempts, so you’ll have to avoid suspicious behaviour by attending roll calls, working a prison job and hiding your stolen craftables.

Escaping is what you do best, and you’ll have to prove your skills in a variety of challenging prisons from across the world.

Become an Escapist now!


  • 10 Fully operational prisons complete with routines to give you a flavour of how it *really* is inside!
  • 10 Separate job opportunities for you to sink your teeth into… If you have the knowledge to earn and hold down these employment paths of course!
  • 185+ Unique Items for you to seek out and perhaps even craft useful items with. (Team17 fully endorse the use of various weapons such as ‘shivs’, ‘nunchucks’ and ‘maces’ – within a fictional setting of course!).
  • Various Favour types for you to tackle offered up by inmates – You wouldn't want to go upsetting them now, would you?
  • Highly opinionated and incredibly funny inmates and guards to keep you on your toes as well as providing entertainment!
  • Multiple escape routes for you to work out and achieve the title of ‘The Escapist’!
  • Multiple save slots so you can have more than one escape attempt on the go!
  • Steam Achievements to strive for.
  • Steam Leaderboards – Once you have escaped see how you fared against other successfully escaped players!
  • Prison Editor – Create from scratch your very own confinement masterpiece and share it with the community!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.4 gHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Nvidia GeForce 8000, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: We recommend updating your PC's hardware drivers before playing. If your PC is no longer supported by your manufacturer and your hardware drivers are very old, you may experience difficulty running the game. Please check with your PC manufacturer for more details.
    • OS: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit or later
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.4 gHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Nvidia GeForce GT 8000, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Linux Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes:

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