The Escapists: Complete Edition

Sep 25, 2018 - Nintendo Switch

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Critic Reviews for The Escapists: Complete Edition

Filled with humor, cuddly visuals and some surprising depth, The Escapists: Complete Edition is a big game in a tiny little package. You might feel like a real prisoner at times trying to survive its grueling difficulty, but its charm and reasonable price help to make this stint in the big-house a surprisingly fun experience.

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The Escapists: Complete Edition is an action game that can boast about its lifespan and very challenging difficulty level. It does less well on other factors and it can feel very frustrating at times, aggravated by the lack of some assistance guides and overall repetition of contents. This Complete Edition ends up feeling below the level demonstrated by other games in The Escapist series already available for the Nintendo Switch.

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The breakout indie hit The Escapists finds it way onto the Nintendo Switch. Is it a runaway success or is it locked away in a maximum security prison.

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Overall, this is a classic puzzle and strategy game with a wealth of content to keep the prison escapes interesting. While it does need some improvements to make it truly great, I'd still recommend fans of the genre to give it a spin and see if they have what it takes to be an escapist.

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The Complete Edition of The Escapists can be easily considered the best entry in the series, but only because of Nintendo Switch. The gameplay mechanics and Switch capabilities are a royal match, and the addition of all the expansion packs in a package that costs only 15 dollars, makes it a title you want to have on your portable console.

Review in Persian | Read full review

Undoubtedly, there has been enjoyment had by enough people to warrant a Switch release, but the time and patience to do the simplest things without external help was just not for me. The few humorous lines of dialogue spouted by the guards and fellow inmates did little to put a shine over my miserable time with The Escapists.

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The Escapists: Complete Edition is not a game that everyone will enjoy and I doubt it will be on anyone’s must-buy list. It suffers, to begin with, and you may think it’s a very one-dimensional sandbox game. But, give it time and it will show you just how much fun you can have planning a prison escape in an 8-bit world.

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The Escapists: Complete Edition is an excellent edition for Switch of one of the great indies games of recent years. If you did not play it in your day, now you have the opportunity to do it anywhere in its most complete version.

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