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Prison Architect

4.4 out of 5
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Build and manage a maximum security prison in the 'Very Positive' Steam rated strategy simulation Prison Architect.
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About Prison Architect

About this game

Forget beat 'em up... it's time to lock 'em up!

Get ready to build and manage your own maximum security prison in the 'Very Positive' Steam rated strategy simulation Prison Architect. With this Steam key, you'll be responsible for designing your own prison from scratch and ensuring that all necessary facilities are available - including a holding cell, canteen, infirmary, guard room and toilets to keep your prisoners in check... perhaps an execution chamber too?

INSPIRED BY THE BEST
Enjoy one of the gaming world's most popular lock 'em ups inspired by the likes of Dungeon Keeper, Dwarf Fortress and Theme Hospital, and join over 1 million players who've already spent time inside!

A PRISONER'S JOURNEY
Follow the story of Edward, who is facing the electric chair for committing a crime of passion. Play through four additional chapters focusing on different characters and aspects of prison life.

See Mafia Dons, power-crazed senators and other dangerous prisoners roaming around your customizable prison, and witness award-winning professional writer Chris Hastings at work as he produces an enthralling tale of corruption and human misery set against the background of the modern prison industrial complex!

BREAK OUT!
Once you've mastered the art of running your own prison, it's time to see life from behind the bars in escape mode!

Play as a prisoner hell-bent on getting the hell out of dodge - dig a tunnel, go for the armory or start a riot and slip out in the chaos - it’s entirely up to you. Use strategy to find the perfect escape opportunity from your own creation, or hit the random button and load one of the 12,000 prisons created by the Steam Community.

YOUR OFFICIAL PRISON ARCHITECT STEAM KEY GIVES YOU:

  • Mod supported content
  • 'Very Positive' Steam rated Indie game
  • Running and escaping your own customized prison
  • Vast array of downloadable prisons thanks to Steam Community

 

Game Details

Release Date:
October 05, 2015
Developer:
Introversion Software
Publisher:
Paradox Interactive
Rating:
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 16
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Prison Architect
Genres:
Simulation
Building

Sandbox

Base Building

City Builder

Casual
Themes:
Funny
Replay Value
Play Styles:
Resource Management
2D

Multiplayer

Singleplayer

Moddable
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Includes level editor

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation.

PC System Requirements:
MINIMUM:
Operating System: Windows 7 x86 or newer
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
RAM: 6GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent
Hard Drive: 400 mb

Mac OSX System Requirements:
MINIMUM:
Operating System: 10.11 (El Capitan).
RAM: 6 GB
Hard Drive: 400mb

Linux System Requirements:
MINIMUM:
Operating System: Ubuntu 18 or later
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
RAM: 6 GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent
Hard Drive: 400 mb

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation.

PC System Requirements:
MINIMUM:
Operating System: Windows 7 x86 or newer
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
RAM: 6GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent
Hard Drive: 400 mb

Mac OSX System Requirements:
MINIMUM:
Operating System: 10.11 (El Capitan).
RAM: 6 GB
Hard Drive: 400mb

Linux System Requirements:
MINIMUM:
Operating System: Ubuntu 18 or later
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
RAM: 6 GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent
Hard Drive: 400 mb

Critic Reviews

83

Gaming Nexus

88 / 100
"Prison Architect is one of the more unique game releases in years. What would seem daunting at first, with building and managing a prison, quickly reveals to be both an...

Game Informer

80 / 100
"Despite its rough edges, Prison Architect provides enough depth and customization to make it compelling. Every riot, escape attempt, and execution brings you a step closer to...

Kill Screen

55 / 100
"Simulations can distort for good, and so help us resist, or ill, and obscure the forces that corral hearts and minds. Every system locks us up. But sims like Prison Architect...
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

Prison Architect Statistics

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Time Played

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2.17%
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~4 Hours
2.17%
~8 Hours
3.26%
~12 Hours
9.78%
~20 Hours
14.13%
~40 Hours
40.22%
~60 Hours
11.96%
>= 80 Hours
11.96%
Achievement Hunter?
11.96% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0.61%
Easy
3.68%
Just Right
58.9%
Tough
31.9%
Unforgiving
4.91%
Relax & enjoy! 58.9%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

Completion Statistics

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
11.9%
Played It
38.1%
Halfway
11.9%
Beat It
30.48%
Conquered It
7.62%
Completionist! 7.62%  of players have Conquered It

Prison Architect User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 11 ratings
73% of users would recommend this.
4.4

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Meep
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This game is so fun that it has straight up ruined any chances I had of being a functional adult. I seriously can't stop playing it. Works fine on Steam deck too, so it can ruin my life on the go too!
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Recommended

Ja
Verified purchase
Needs friends to be fun but then very fun
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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The base game itself is a fun prison management game, but the dlc is janky despite the great promise it has.
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Recommended

elie
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well the game fun and offer many fun mechanic, i may buy dlc in the future
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Island Bound and Standard Edition
Available DLCs for Prison Architect include Going Green, Psych Ward Warden’s Edition, Second Chances, and Future Tech Pack
Somewhere in the middle. 59% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 37% of GameFAQs users said Prison Architect is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Prison Architect is suitable for players aged 16 and above.
Yes, Prison Architect is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard

Steam account required for game activation and installation.

PC System Requirements:
MINIMUM:
Operating System: Windows 7 x86 or newer
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
RAM: 6GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent
Hard Drive: 400 mb

Mac OSX System Requirements:
MINIMUM:
Operating System: 10.11 (El Capitan).
RAM: 6 GB
Hard Drive: 400mb

Linux System Requirements:
MINIMUM:
Operating System: Ubuntu 18 or later
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
RAM: 6 GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent
Hard Drive: 400 mb

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 38 hours. 64% of users played Prison Architect for over 40 hours.
Yes, Prison Architect has broad critical consensus. 94% of critics on Metacritic recommend Prison Architect. The Metascore is 83 out of 100.
73% of Fanatical users recommend Prison Architect. The average review score is 4.4/5
Prison Architect was released on October 05, 2015
Yes, Prison Architect supports MacOS.
Yes, Prison Architect supports Linux.
Prison Architect is published by Paradox Interactive
Prison Architect was developed by Introversion Software
Fanatical users tagged Prison Architect as Simulation, Building, Sandbox, and Base Building
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Prison Architect as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Prison Architect as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Prison Architect as Simulation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Prison Architect as Building
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Prison Architect as Sandbox

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News & Features

Prison Architect is subject to certain terms and conditions which are available here: http://www.introversion.co.uk/legal/

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