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  • Summary: Craft, Steal, Brawl and Escape! It’s time to bust out of the toughest prisons in the world as you return to the life of an inmate in The Escapists 2, now with multiplayer! Have you got what it takes to escape?
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 8, 2017
    90
    If time management and using your head to think outside the box are things that get you excited, then you’ll no doubt love The Escapists 2. It’s a bloody impressive sequel.
  2. Aug 28, 2017
    85
    The Escapists 2 is the sequel of one of the best indies in 2015. Once again the team has shown that with little budget and imagination you can do big things. This 2D jewel of the veteran Team 17 returns willing to demonstrate how its first part was not only a cumulative of random hits and that escape from a prison can be tremendously addictive.
  3. Aug 29, 2017
    82
    Better, bigger and more beautiful than its first installment, The Escapists 2 couldn't be much better by itself... If only the server were working a bit better.
  4. Aug 30, 2017
    80
    The Escapists 2 wraps superb gameplay up with a retro art style and energetic soundtrack to deliver an addicting, tense, and challenging prison escape simulator that unfortunately is marred by a lack of polish and some overwhelming tendencies in the latter stages of levels. Nevertheless, for $19.99, it's one of the best new indie games on the market.
  5. Sep 14, 2017
    77
    A nice improvement on the previous game, with an entertaining co-op mode and high variety in the levels selection. Some mechanics are a bit too uncomfortable tough, and might cause some frustration during the more frenzied actions.
  6. Aug 22, 2017
    70
    When you find the right offbeat item, or barely squeak by a guard in Escapists 2, it's incredibly refreshing. However, the monotony of gathering items and playing errand runner for other inmates sours the experience, and the awkward controls don't help. For those who crave unforgiving challenges, the Escapists 2 brings them in spades, but it often comes at the cost of your patience.
  7. Sep 22, 2017
    70
    I still don't know if I personally like The Escapists 2. It was slow, extremely frustrating and by no means a casual gameplay experience, but I wouldn't say it’s a bad game. Oddly enough, despite my problems learning the ropes of prison life, and the failure of trying to escape, I still find myself drawn to it. Once you figure out what you are doing, get a grasp of prison life and crafting items, it becomes somewhat addictive. Gamers who enjoy time management will have a lot of fun plotting their escape, and fans of retro games will surely enjoy the pixelated characters and graphics. The Escapists 2 isn't for everyone, but if you're looking for a challenging game with high replay value, or you were a fan of the first game, then you'll definitely want to add this to your Xbox One collection.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 3, 2017
    10
    Wow, just wow! Who would of thought that after the mediocre first game, they would release what I consider a masterpiece. Everything wrongWow, just wow! Who would of thought that after the mediocre first game, they would release what I consider a masterpiece. Everything wrong with the fist game, fixed. Buy it, it was fun. Expand
  2. Aug 22, 2017
    7
    I enjoy the game a lot, but they have a lot to improve. Let me start with the good. The prisons are bigger and better, which I liked. TheI enjoy the game a lot, but they have a lot to improve. Let me start with the good. The prisons are bigger and better, which I liked. The graphics are way better, though they used pixels it has a lot more detail then the original. Also, they added some new modes that improve the experience. Now on to the bad things. The game lags every once in a while, which isn't good at all and is pretty annoying. Also, it takes way to long to get the items to escape. Lastly, the game became repetitive, which isn't good for a game this long. The game is for sure worth it overall though. Expand