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The Escapists 2

Mouldy Toof Studios, Team17
Aug 22, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
Areajugones
7 / 10
IGN Spain
8.1 / 10
IGN Italy
7.7 / 10
God is a Geek
6 / 10
Windows Central
4 / 5
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The Escapists 2 Trailers

The Escapists 2 - Transport Prison Reveal Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

The Escapists 2 - Transport Prison Reveal Trailer | PS4

The Escapists 2 Create-a-Con Trailer thumbnail

The Escapists 2 Create-a-Con Trailer

The Escapists 2 - Multiplayer Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

The Escapists 2 - Multiplayer Trailer | PS4


The Escapists 2 Screenshots



Critic Reviews for The Escapists 2

Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A great sequel that refines and improves the original prison break format with more variety, better graphics, and some fun multiplayer.

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Plenty to discover, but tedium sets in quickly, particularly when faced with an abrupt loss of progress

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The Escapists 2 is a game that has added a lot to the formula that gave its predecessor success, while managing to maintain its core identity. If you played the original Escapists then getting the sequel is a no brainer, while if you fancy taking on a generally very challenging game where you have to rely on your own wits then The Escapists 2 may be just what you're looking for. There will be times when you get a little frustrated when you lose an item through messing with the wrong guards or a plan going wrong, but when you finally escape you'll feel elation as you'll love it when your plan comes together.

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The Escapists 2 brings a very conservative formula. The most important improvement is the multiplayer mode, which works perfectly and masks the mistakes of this game.

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With the arrival of local cooperative games, Nintendo Switch version of The Escapists 2 becomes a must if you like games that make use your imagination and think out of the box. On the other hand, lack of extra content could ward off those who already tried desktop versions. [OpenCritic note: Ángel Llamas separately reviewed the XB1 (8.2) and Switch (7.9) versions. Their scores have been averaged.]

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The Escapists 2 is a management-strategic game that improves some aspects of the predecessor and adds a successful multiplayer component.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Escaping from a prison sounds like a great concept, but half the time The Escapists 2 is just a time management game. A sandbox without much content.

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The Escapists 2 wraps superb gameplay up with a retro art style and energetic soundtrack to deliver an addicting, tense, and challenging prison escape simulator that unfortunately is marred by a lack of polish and some overwhelming tendencies in the latter stages of levels. Nevertheless, it's one of the best new indie games on the market.

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