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The Escapists 2

Rating Summary

Based on 63 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

61%

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Based on 63 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 22, 2017
Xbox OneAug 22, 2017
PCAug 22, 2017
Nintendo Switch2017

Developers: Mouldy Toof Studios, Team17

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

THE ULTIMATE PRISON SANDBOX!

Risk it all to breakout from the toughest prisons in the world. Explore the biggest prisons yet, with multiple floors, roofs, vents and underground tunnels.
You’ll have to live by the prison rules, attending roll call, doing prison jobs and following strict routines; all the while secretly engineering your bid for freedom!
Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier!

ESCAPE TEAM ASSEMBLE!
Unite with up to 3 friends to create the ultimate escape crew and engineer the wildest escapes yet! Jump online or gather round on a couch to prepare for your sneaky adventures. By working together you’ll be able to create even more elaborate and daring plans.

Feeling competitive? Dive into the versus mode and show that you’ve got the skills to break out of any prison faster than your friends can. If all else fails, settle your rivalry in the court yard with a prison punch up!

CREATE YOUR CON!
It’s time to make your prisoner truly yours. Choose from a massive array of customisations to make your character unique to you. It’s important to look stylish whilst you mastermind your escape.

CRAFT YOUR ESCAPE!
Being in prison forces you to be creative and work with the limited tools at your disposal. You’ll have to combine everyday objects like soap and socks to craft new weapons and tools to help you achieve your goal. Steal forks from the cafeteria to chip a tunnel in your room, and craft a poster from magazines and duct tape to hide the evidence. You’ll soon learn that duct tape solves (almost) everything!

PREPARE FOR A FIGHT! 
The Escapists 2 introduces a brand new combat system to make every prison brawl more exciting and interactive. You’ll have to block and tie together chains of attacks whilst strafing around your locked on targets to gain the upper hand in combat. Make sure your visit the gym first to build up those muscles!

NEW WAYS TO ESCAPE!
As the prisons get tougher you’re going to have to get more creative with your escape plans. There’s a ton of options to tackle almost any prison escape.

Where to Buy

Amazon
Green Man Gaming
Gamesplanet
GameStop

Review Data

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Strong Head
21
Fair Head
16
Weak Head
2

Trailers

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The Escapists 2 - Transport Prison Reveal Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

The Escapists 2 - Transport Prison Reveal Trailer | PS4

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The Escapists 2 Pre-order & Release Date Trailer

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The Escapists 2 Create-a-Con Trailer

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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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Game Informer

7 / 10.0
Game Informer

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

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TheSixthAxis

Unscored
TheSixthAxis

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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Areajugones

7 / 10.0
Víctor Rodríguez

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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