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The Escapists 2

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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 22, 2017
Xbox OneAug 22, 2017
PCAug 22, 2017
Nintendo Switch2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

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.

The Escapists 2 Critic Reviews

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Metro 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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The Escapists 2 - Transport Prison Reveal Trailer | PS4

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The Escapists 2 - Multiplayer Trailer | PS4


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