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The Escapists

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Summary: The Escapists has nothing much to say about prisons and its sheer amount of options for escape and difficulty may overwhelm many but with some patience, it all may be worthwhile for this prison escape game

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Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 1, 2015
Xbox OneFeb 12, 2015
PCFeb 12, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Mouldy Toof Studios

Publisher: Team 17

Genre: Simulation

The Escapists provides the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life and, as is the case with all inmates, the main objective is escape! While under the careful watch of the guards, players will need to go about their daily duties clandestinely secreting useful objects from under their captors’ noses. Potential escapees will learn how to craft seemingly innocuous items into useful tools and even weapons as well as using them to execute cunning diversionary tactics.

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It may have its minor frustrations but there's nothing here that really spoils what is an otherwise delightful and endlessly surprising game. It won't be for everyone, especially those who are unwilling to meet the game halfway and learn through trial and error, but those who welcome its open-ended challenge will find that a long stretch inside proves surprisingly enjoyable.

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The Escapists makes breaking out of prison as hard as nails, yet soft as taffy.

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8 / 10
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A wonderful throwback to '80s style British gaming, that has much to teach modern titles in terms of player freedom and open world design.

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Escaping prison should be more exciting than this. Strategizing is fun, but the amount of repetition gets tiresome

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