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Prison Architect

Rating Summary

Based on 61 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

81%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 28, 2016
Xbox OneJun 28, 2016
PCOct 6, 2015

Developer: Introversion Software

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

Build and manage a Maximum Security Prison. As the sun casts it’s early morning rays on a beautiful patch of countryside the clock starts ticking. You’ve got to crack on and build a holding cell to detain the job­ lot of maximum security prisoners that are trundling to your future prison on their yellow bus. As your workmen lay the last brick you don’t have a moment to let them rest as they need to get started on the first proper cell block so you can make room for the next prisoner intake. Once they’ve all got a place to lay their weary heads the fun can really start.

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A complex, challenging, and grimly satisfying simulator.

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Prison Architect is one of the most in-depth, satisfying builder games in ages, if you can get past the initiation.

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Emerging from Early Access lean and focused, Prison Architect is one of the best management games in a long time.

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A great simulation game that recalls the glory days of Theme Hospital et al. Although at times it almost feels like a psychology study of the player rather than the inmates.

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