The Escapists 2

Rating Summary

Based on 65 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

61%

Critics Recommend

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8 / 10
Jan 11, 2018

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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7 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

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

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Unscored
Jan 11, 2018

The Escapists 2 for the Switch is a great prison escape game, which stays true to its intention of bringing 8-bit sandbox games into 2018 and while there may be other ways to create a game of this genre, it is still hard to imagine other prison escape games being as fun as this both for a single player and multiplayer experience.

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9 / 10
Aug 22, 2017

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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7 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

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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8.1 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2018

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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7.7 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2018

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

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6 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

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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Aug 29, 2017

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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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2018

Although not playing the original, The Escapists 2 is still an enjoyable game, especially if you don't have a lot of time on your hands as it can be played in spurts with how the game and save mechanics work, each day lasting around fifteen minutes.  However, the first prison you play through might take a while to escape if you're not familiar with how the game works.  Though the tutorial level does help out a bit, there were still some things I didn't know about that would have made things a lot easier my first time playing.

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