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The Escapistsis the first game in the The Escapists series. The game was developed by Team17 and Mouldy Toof Studios and was released on PC, Xbox 360, and One on February 13th, 2015, and PlayStation 4 on June 2nd, 2015. The Game uses simple 8-bit sprites for its look and feel. The Sequel to it is The Escapists 2.


  • A simple character customizer
  • 6 Prisons to escape
  • Many items to craft and use



Rated T for Suggestive Themes and Violence.

This is a simulation game in which players must navigate their time in prison in order to find a means of escape. From a top-down perspective, players control a small figure through various aspects of prison life: meals, showers, searches, and violent encounters with guards and other inmates. Players can craft weapons from items (e.g., maces, nunchucks, pickaxes) and are able to use tools (e.g., crowbars, brooms, shovels) to engage in melee combat with other characters. Prisoners can pummel each other to gain standing, resulting in dizzy-star effects above fallen opponents. Characters sometimes make suggestive comments while inmates are showering (e.g., “That guard's perving on you”; “We're no strangers to love”; “Caught you looking…”; “Not now, got a headache.”).


The Escapists received "generally favorable" and "mixed or average" reviews on Metacritic receiving a metascore of 71/100 on both PC[1] & PS4,[2] and a 74/100 on Xbox One,[3]


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  1. Metascore for The Escapists on PC Metacritic, Retrieved February 13th, 2015
  2. Metascore for The Escapists on Ps4 Metacritic, Retrieved June 2nd, 2015
  3. Metascore for The Escapists on Xbox One Metacritic, Retrieved February 13th, 2015