Mar 11, 2015An escape from a prison can be quite a fun. The tactical strategy The Escapist is almost-perfect simulator of chronic runaway hero, and it is just up to the players to overcome their own resistance to the archaic look of the game and accept some of its controversial rules.
PC Gamer UKMar 28, 2015Patience is a virtue. [Apr 2015, p.87]
Oct 9, 2015Escaping the prisons involves so much planning, time juggling, and tension, exactly what a prison break game needs!
The people complainingEscaping the prisons involves so much planning, time juggling, and tension, exactly what a prison break game needs!
The people complaining about not liking the pixel graphics below, do they buy games without looking at screenshots?… Expand
Mar 31, 2015An incredibly intriguing game with a great replay value. The mechanics and idea of the game is remarkable, with great game-play and greatAn incredibly intriguing game with a great replay value. The mechanics and idea of the game is remarkable, with great game-play and great challenges. What's there not to like?… Expand
Feb 13, 2015Very good prison escaping game.
Pros: Its open ended you can escape how you want Replay value is super high Is sound track is niceVery good prison escaping game.
Pros: Its open ended you can escape how you want
Replay value is super high
Is sound track is nice
Graphics are 8bit and charming
Gameplay is fun but repetitive
It had a great Early access.
Active devs: The devs stuck in for the entire early access and still plan on more content after the game is out
cons: it gets repetitive sometimes
VERDICT: thats why my score for the escapists is a 9.5/10 its amazing, its fun, and the devs are very nice… Expand
Mar 11, 2015What is this game?!: You are a prisoner and you have to craft items, hoard contraband, and devise a plan to escape.
Pros: -The game doesWhat is this game?!: You are a prisoner and you have to craft items, hoard contraband, and devise a plan to escape.
-The game does not hold your hand. You need to figure out how to escape on your own and you also need to figure out what you will need to complete your plan and where you'll hide those items while you bid your time.
-Sims-esque as you have a routine of eating, showering, working out, reading, working, spending money, all while coming up with a master plan behind the guards backs.
-Money management, crafting, and limited resources help build tension as you pray your plan works. Some of the most satisfying moments to be had in gaming is seeing your plans come to fruition and finally escaping.
-Inmates say funny little one liners as they walk by. I got a few chuckles and one hardy laugh out of it.
-Graphics could bother some. It didn't bother me stylistically however I did feel more eye strain than normal.
-Realistically if you want to save time and frustration you should consult a wiki for all the items you can craft. Collecting blueprints in game and randomly trying to mash items together to see what fits takes too long and wastes valuable resources. Some crafted items also don't seem very realistic. Did you know paper mache and ink will build you a fake wall? I did not.
-While it is cool to be able to name all your prisonmates and guards I think it would be a lot cooler if your inmate pals had any real personality and background.
Conclusion: A game with a great premise and a good execution that I pray is harbinger for a bigger better sequel with a great premise and an even greater execution.… Expand
Feb 15, 2015So the game is good but for me it was false advertising. Why can`t I play as Yahtzee or Critical Miss, bu the replay value is grate and theSo the game is good but for me it was false advertising. Why can`t I play as Yahtzee or Critical Miss, bu the replay value is grate and the game is different every time. I would recommend it to almost everyone.… Expand
Mar 12, 2015The Escapists isn't a horrible game, but it's far from perfect. It being so repetitive, sometimes flat out boring, and difficult mechanics, itThe Escapists isn't a horrible game, but it's far from perfect. It being so repetitive, sometimes flat out boring, and difficult mechanics, it falls short.
Yes, when you first start this game you will most likely say: "Woah! This is awesome!", but you will realize that this is the absolute same thing over and over again. You dig holes to escape, craw through vents, and thats about it..
The idea of this game is awesome, but it doesn't pull it off very well. It's worth to pick up at 5 or 10 dollars max. Fun for the first time, but then it's repetitive and boring.… Expand
Feb 28, 2015This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This Game is very bad indeed, the concept is great and all but if you don't actually TRY to develop the game like is should be well then screw it. this game is repetitive, horrible art style its retro/pixelated and you know what I wonder about the art style and the game? well this, the amount of effort needed to make a pix-elated art style is poor, so what about the game it self? well its repetitive, has no tutorial (even though u can just go to the wiki) and the game is poorly thought of, like there needs to be MORE ways to escape a prison, more items, MORE bug fixes and add new mechanics to the game. until then I'm not considering to tell people to play this "Game".
Besides when you try to escape through the vents at night sometimes it just shows up with "They noticed you left your cell and flushed you out", Why cant that actually be a thing instead of a box with text telling you this with a button "Okay", Seriously.
During roll call you can just go there and leave in a instant without them knowing, because of this if they say you need a cell search you can just go over to you're cell and grab your illegal items, then they don't search you're cell at all.
and now you're putting up a dlc for 99 cents AKA $1, why not just put it up there for free because people that own the game are just waiting for more content to be added, because of there poor efforts.
What a bout selling things? you can buy but not sell?
Whys the game $17 ... there is honestly no legit answer.… Expand