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  • Summary: The Escapists gives players the chance to experience a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life with the main objective being that of escaping.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Feb 12, 2015
    90
    The Escapists is a break out success for Mouldy Toof studios. A must-play for indie gaming fans with a little patience.
  2. Feb 10, 2015
    80
    If you enjoy crafting and planning, while potentially starting a riot, then The Escapists could be the game you’re looking for.
  3. Feb 11, 2015
    80
    If you’re not afraid of a little experimentation, then it would be a crime to not check out The Escapists.
  4. Feb 10, 2015
    75
    An intriguing strategy game. Learn the patterns, plan your escape and execute it. Nice difficulty curve and a good variety of options make a really clever game.
  5. Mar 11, 2015
    70
    An 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.
  6. PC Gamer UK
    Mar 28, 2015
    69
    Patience is a virtue. [Apr 2015, p.87]
  7. Jun 15, 2015
    40
    By removing all the appealing elements of prison stories (colorful characters, daring escape plans as well as dangers and hardships of incarceration), the developers turned this virtual prison into its real-life equivalent — a punishment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Oct 9, 2015
    10
    Escaping the prisons involves so much planning, time juggling, and tension, exactly what a prison break game needs!

    The people complaining
    Escaping 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?
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  2. Feb 24, 2015
    10
    This game is AMAZING its unique as there is not many prison break games
    lots of items plenty of prisons to offer a challenge
    also ALOT of
    This game is AMAZING its unique as there is not many prison break games
    lots of items plenty of prisons to offer a challenge

    also ALOT of future updates like multiplayer prison editor more prisons and more items!

    Get it I recommend it to everyone!
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  3. Mar 11, 2015
    9
    This game was different than your regular break out games. Slight minecraft feel, survival and pixel graphics are a plus to me. Every missionThis game was different than your regular break out games. Slight minecraft feel, survival and pixel graphics are a plus to me. Every mission is to get out as quickly as possible while making allies and maybe pissing off a few guards. The best part of the game is taking everyone's clothes.

    9/10 would steal everyone's clothes again
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  4. Sep 19, 2020
    7
    An experience that wouldn't have been as bad if it weren't for the mass amount of bugs, the few official prisons, and much more. It has oneAn experience that wouldn't have been as bad if it weren't for the mass amount of bugs, the few official prisons, and much more. It has one small saving factor, however. The prison editor. With this PC-exclusive feature, you can create and play countless prisons. This turns the not-too-good version of a game to something alright. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2015
    6
    This game is great, it had the potential to be so much more.
    The art style and the simple, yet challenging, gameplay is a little annoying at
    This game is great, it had the potential to be so much more.
    The art style and the simple, yet challenging, gameplay is a little annoying at times.

    I would rather want to see this in a different kind of sandbox and with proper controls. Different art style.
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  6. Sep 20, 2020
    5
    Resulta difícil escapar hasta de la cárcel mas fácil. Cosa que me gusta, ya que te entretiene para que puedas conseguir dinero o caerle bienResulta difícil escapar hasta de la cárcel mas fácil. Cosa que me gusta, ya que te entretiene para que puedas conseguir dinero o caerle bien a tus compañeros, los chistes de éstos también son una de las mejores cosas del juego.
    Un defecto que le encuentro es que te cansa al toque. A veces ni ganas de jugarlo tenía y sentía que desperdicié dinero comprándolo y pedí un reembolso. Luego volví a darle otra oportunidad y me paso lo mismo, entretiene unas horas, después es aburridísimo.
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  7. Sep 24, 2021
    0
    Bad game, dont have online mode............................................

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