Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 33
  2. Negative: 20 out of 33
  1. Despite the involvement of many of Prison Break stars, The Conspiracy is just a game developed to make money with the pretext of its popular IP.
  2. Licensed games can get away with a lot, but this doesn't even reach mediocre quality, with its core mechanics becoming woefully boring a fraction into the campaign.
  3. Prison Break is a disappointment on all fronts. The fighting system has been badly implanted and the presentation is lacklustre. The only redeeming features are the sneaking around and the development of the plot, but it's not enough to keep this game from falling flat on it's face. Someone throw the keys away.
  4. This was an ambitious production, but it boils down to sluggish platforming and repetitive fetch quests. [June 2010 p78]
  5. In everything it does, does well, but is very little compared to current standards.
  6. Not even the most dedicated fan of the TV show could find this piece of garbage entertaining. Lock this let-down up and throw away the key.
  7. 40
    Just too basic to illicit any kind of reaction at all, besides boredom. [Issue#191, p.78]
  8. 40
    As the plodding narrative progresses, these repetitive fighting and stealth tasks grow quickly tedious.
  9. If you've never seen the TV series there is no reason to purchase this game and if you have, there's still no reason to purchase it.
  10. 35
    The events of Prison Break: The Conspiracy run concurrently with those of the series' first season. It's outcome is the same... and it doesn't reveal anything that will please fans or cast new light on the show's characters or plot lines.
  11. Prison Break: The Conspiracy is a complete mess
  12. It'll only make sense if you've got a PhD in the series. [May 2010, p.102]
  13. Maybe if it had a modicum of quality – I mean you would think that the extra development time provided by the wait for a new publisher might have led to a more polished, refined experience, sadly, just as in the case with nearly every other primetime TV tie-in, Prison Break: The Conspiracy is little more than a rushed, poorly developed title with very little in the way of a saving grace.
  14. A lazily cobbled-together, bargain basement piece of shovelware that deserves neither your time or money.
  15. Though not technically broken, the ill-conceived Prison Break should be considered cruel and unusual punishment. [Jun 2010, p.83]
  16. This stealth game takes all the fun out of life in prison.
  17. Cumbersome stealth mechanics? Check. Utterly simplistic and equally frustrating combat? Check. All too frequent and annoying Quick Time Events? Check. Expected mediocre presentation? Check. This is another nail in the coffin of movie tie in videogames. Not even cameos by T-bag and John Abruzzi are of any help. Avoid at all cost people.
  18. Prison Break: The Conspiracy should never have been published. It fails to deliver as a stealth game, and the fighting system is riddled with shortcomings. It doesn't help that the story feels washed up and boring.
  19. It’s only been out for a couple of weeks and it’s already getting heavily discounted by some retailers – and there’s a whole bunch of reasons for that. I don’t care if you’re a fan of the show, it’s just not worth it.
  20. There’s a reason why Prison Break: The Conspiracy will only be bought by the Prison Break Wikipedia page manager–it just isn’t that good.
User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jul 14, 2013
    8
    It was good I think that it was a decent stealth and I had alot of fun with the unique fighting Will this game win any awards... no but thatIt was good I think that it was a decent stealth and I had alot of fun with the unique fighting Will this game win any awards... no but that dosent mean it wasnt fun and should be enyed by other people Full Review »
  2. Feb 28, 2011
    2
    Thankyou so much for ruining one of my favourite TV shows with this piece of sh*t. This game already had a good plot as its straight from theThankyou so much for ruining one of my favourite TV shows with this piece of sh*t. This game already had a good plot as its straight from the TV series, but that just isn't enough as the gameplay is about as enjoyable as a nosebleed.Please for your own sake stay away. Full Review »