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The Escapists 2 Developed by Team17 Digital Ltd and Mouldy Toof Studios was released on August 21 of 2017. Which at the time of this article is just a couple of days ago. The Escapists 2 is the sequel to The Escapists which did very well when it was released. The Escapists 2 is a sandbox/open world, multiplayer, and strategy all rolled into one exciting and fun title. The point of the game is to attempt to escape prison by using items you can find or craft or even buy from inmates who managed to smuggle supplies in. Once you have the necessary tools you can attempt to escape, and there are tons of ways to escape from digging your way out to faking your own death!

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First Impressions

At first, I was a bit skeptical since I'm used to playing FPS games more than anything. Once I started though, right away I liked the game. The tutorial was delivered in an interesting way while still telling you everything you need to know. As for actually playing the game I haven't played the first installment of The Escapists so, I was kind of confused playing the second level (since the first level is the tutorial). Despite this with enough time I was able to get the hang of it. You can get into fights or be a good prisoner who everyone ignores. You could also sneakily go through vent or, dig under the wall the list goes on and on. It's obvious that the developers put a lot of work into planning every escape.

Here's my gameplay video of The Escapists 2, below:


One of the first things I noticed is that the graphics are an arcade like blocky style. It’s a much more in-depth game than anything you could find at an arcade though. The controls are pretty simple just your regular W, A, S, D.  Being a sandbox game means there are literally hundreds of possibilities from sneaking through vents to going with the trash and basically anyway of escaping you can think of. There are multiple layers to this game from keeping your energy up by eating and sleeping, to working out to be stronger giving you certain jobs or to lift heavy objects to escape. With many levels The Escapists 2 provides hours of fun and once you finish a level you can try to escape a different way making even more things to do. There is also a multiplayer mode where you can battle other players which really makes this game fun forever! The PvP or battling the AI is lots of fun, you get a punch boost that launches you forward and causes a lot of damage but, it's easy to miss making you overshoot your target. You may also customize your inmates and yourself, you can name them, change their clothes, head shape, hair, and accessories.



This is definitely a fun game and the vast options give it a special replayability. The multiplayer game mode also adds a lot to the game since, we all love multiplayer! Not to mention it is well implemented. I totally enjoyed this game and would recommend it. Let's go through some pros and cons.


  • Massive Possibilities
  • Replay Value
  • Can be Saved for Later
  • Plenty of Levels
  • Multiplayer
  • Open World Feel


  • Slightly Confusing at First if you Have no Experience

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Jeremy Pajot

Started gaming a couple years ago, loves first person games. Prefers PC gaming, But willing to try knew things. Canadian.

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