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The Escapists

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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!
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About The Escapists

About this game

The Escapists provide the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life and, as is the case with all inmates, the main objective is to 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 useful tools and even weapons as well as use 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 their side, players 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!

Key Features:
 
  • 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 endorses 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 provide 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!

Game Details

Release Date:
February 13, 2015
Developer:
Mouldy Toof Studios
Publisher:
Team17 Digital Ltd
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
The Escapists
Genres:
Crafting
Strategy

Simulation

Action

Adventure

Puzzle

Sandbox
Themes:
Pixel Graphics
Funny
Play Styles:
2D
Singleplayer

Top-Down

Multiplayer

Co-op
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • 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
  • Hard Drive: 500 MB 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.

The Escapists Statistics

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12.5%
~20 Hours
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~40 Hours
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~60 Hours
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>= 80 Hours
25%
Achievement Hunter?
25% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
1.04%
Easy
5.21%
Just Right
22.92%
Tough
56.25%
Unforgiving
14.58%
Don't Ragequit! 56.25%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
11.48%
Played It
50.82%
Halfway
12.3%
Beat It
16.39%
Conquered It
9.02%
Completionist! 9.02%  of players have Conquered It

The Escapists User Reviews

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User Rating

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100% of users would recommend this.
4.4

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Sunday
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the game is amazing to play co-op
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pombo
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the game is very good you can escape from prison in the game thats why i wanted it and when i got it i could do just that. simply brilliant.
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Good fun, bit repetitive 4/5

Generic Seagull
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Very interesting and fun game, but at the start can feel quite shallow. It can sometimes feel a bit repetitive but if you have any spark of imagination or don't mind the mildly repetitive nature of the game then you will be having a good time. Creating items to working out, you feel like you are making progress every day, and every time you close the game for the night, you are always thinking of your next move tomorrow. I don't believe that this game does anything crazy special, but for it's price it really is worth a crack. Cheers :)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Available DLCs for The Escapists include Escape Team DLC, Duct Tapes are Forever DLC, Alcatraz DLC, and Fhurst Peak Correctional Facility
Are you ready for a challenge? 23% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 71% of GameFAQs users said The Escapists is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, The Escapists is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • 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
  • Hard Drive: 500 MB 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.
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 37 hours. 78% of users played The Escapists for over 12 hours.
54% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Escapists. The Metascore is 71 out of 100.
The Escapists was released on February 13, 2015
The Escapists is published by Team17 Digital Ltd
The Escapists was developed by Mouldy Toof Studios
Fanatical users tagged The Escapists as Crafting, Strategy, Simulation, and Action
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Escapists as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Escapists as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Escapists as having Co-op
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Escapists as Crafting
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Escapists as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Escapists as Simulation

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The Escapists. Developed by Mouldy Toof Studios. © 2014. The Escapists and Mouldy Toof Studios are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mouldy Toof Studios. The Escapists published by Team17. © 2014. Team17 is a registered trademark of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.

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