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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Sep 25, 2018
    90
    Prison Architect is a deep and complex micro-management sim that pays off for putting in the hours. It may be an expensive eShop only title, but it's great fun - do check it out.
  2. Dec 12, 2018
    85
    Prison Architect is a blast. It offers an interesting thematic take on a bizarre sub genre of simulations, and while it retains the general complexity and what made that other game so good, it strips away all the fat, keeps it laser focused, and wraps it all up in a lovely usable user interface. It can be a hard knock life, and even with the tutorials you will still learn best by diving in and exploring, but Prison Architect is well worth the time investment required.
  3. Aug 24, 2018
    80
    With all manner of pre-designed and freeform modes - and a haul of DLC included as standard - the last thing you’ll be doing with Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition is hard time. The sheer amount of interconnected systems you need to track and maintain are as vast as they are intricate, but learn to spin its penal plates and you’ll have one of the deepest - and most rewarding - simulation games ever made at your fingertips. It’s still an awkward fit for console controls, but the game beneath them is worth the effort nonetheless.
  4. 80
    It’s not hard to pour a bunch of time into Prison Architect, and I am happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a sim game to play on their couch.
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  1. Dec 1, 2020
    9
    I've played Prison Architect previously on PC and pumped quite some hours in the game there. When I saw that Prison Architect is also on theI've played Prison Architect previously on PC and pumped quite some hours in the game there. When I saw that Prison Architect is also on the Switch I waited for it to go on sale because I already owned it on PC.
    Now, after waiting for the sale I finally picked it up and I can say I'm very happy with the game! The escape mode is one of my personal favorite gamemodes in the game and it feels much better compared to the PC version.

    The building on the Switch can be a bit difficult and slow sometimes but it still feels satisfying to play on the switch.

    There are some missing features like mutators that the Switch doesn't have compared to the PC version. (like insta-build etc.) Which is not a big deal but would be fun to have.
    The UI is also better on the Switch in my opinion. It's less cluttered and straight forward compared to the PC version.

    9/10. Very fun game with hours of gameplay. It's worth it even at full price.
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