The Escapists

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The Escapists provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life with the main objective being that of escaping!




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  • Action  Adventure  
  • Team 17
  • 8/20/2014
  • English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian
  • Single-player
The Escapists provides the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life and, as is the case with all inmates, the main objective is escape! While under the careful watch of the guards, players will need to go about their daily duties clandestinely secreting useful objects from under their captors’ noses. Potential escapees will learn how to craft seemingly innocuous items into usefultools and even weapons as well as using them to execute cunning diversionary tactics.

Players will need to learn when to keep in line, utilising their time sensibly as they develop their own personal plans of escape. Learning the prison’s daily routines and spotting opportunities are all part of life behind bars. Working out potential routes and even misdirecting guards soon become second nature.

Whilst remembering to attend roll-call, holding down their job and keeping their fellow inmates on side, players are can also benefit from advancing their character's statistics through various means including boosting their intellect and exercising regularly. Balance mundane routine with careful planning to attain your ultimate goal - escape and freedom!

Current Features

  • 8 fully operational prison 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 plan 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 Leaderboard – Once you have escaped see how you fared against other successfully escapees!

Planned Features

  • PRISON EDITOR – Create from scratch your very own confinement masterpiece and share it with the community! Coming Soon – will be a free update / tool.


Windows Requirements:Important Notes:
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
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play Windows version.
  • Will NOT activate in the following countries: CU, IR, KP, SD, SY, UA, SS

Downloadable Content For This Game (DLC)

DLCThe Escapists - AlcatrazReleased 4/2/2015$1.99
DLCThe Escapists - Duct Tapes are ForeverReleased 11/3/2015$3.99
DLCThe Escapists - Fhurst Peak Correctional FacilityReleased 9/2/2017$0.99

Reviews, Ratings & Comments


From 11 Shoppers

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  1. A fun game
    by TrickyNick, USA - Apr 13th 2018

    Got to love a game that teachers you how to break out of prison lol

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  2. Wanna bust out of the joint?
    by Tapiwa N., Canada - Sep 4th 2017

    The Escapists is ridiculous. Like it's a silly concept, it's funny and it's fun.

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  3. Couldn't get into it
    by lewis35437, United Kingdom - Mar 9th 2017

    I don't think it controls very well, and it's too easy to have your progress towards escape wiped out for some minor infraction.

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