The Escapists APK

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Craft & Breakout To Freedom

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The Escapists is team17,escapists,strategy, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.38 by 3261 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Team 17 Digital Limited website who developed it. com.team17.escapists.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 4189963+ times on store. You can also download com.team17.escapists APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

We sentence you to... escape!

The Escapists provides the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life.

As is the case with all inmates, the main objective is escape! While under the careful watch of the guards, go about your daily duties clandestinely secreting useful objects from under your captors’ noses. Learn how to craft seemingly innocuous items into useful tools and use them to execute cunning diversionary tactics.

Understand when to keep in line, apply your time sensibly as you develop your own personal plans of escape. Learn prison’s daily routines, spot opportunities, work out potential routes and even misdirecting guards soon become second nature.

Whilst remembering to attend roll-call, holding down your job and keeping your fellow inmates on side, you can also also benefit from advancing your character’s statistics through various means including boosting their intellect and exercising regularly. Balance mundane routine with careful planning to attain your ultimate goal – escape and freedom!

Features 6 unique prisons to escape, 6 different methods to bust your way out, 10 prison jobs to earn you some vital escape funds, a crafting system to gather the necessary items for your escape such as shovels, cutters, ropes and weapons like the sock mace, the comb blade or cup of molten chocolate, around 200 items to find including 50+ craftable items. 

App ChangeLog

  • • Fixed an issue on London Tower with the electric fence.
  • • Fixed a crash on Escape Team when reaching evening free period.
  • • Fixed an issue where you would gain heat from guards for incorrect reasons.
  • • Minor bug fixes and optimisations

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  1. DekuSlate-avatar



    This game was fun at first. I completed the first two prisons fine and I enjoyed playing it as so many had before. But throughout my time in the first two prisons I was noticing some bugs with the officers just randomly calling you out for no reason and causing your alert status to go up, particularly in the exercise area. This wasn't too bad of an issue until I got to the third prison, which caused the increased number of guards to knock me out on the smallest "offense" due to bugs. Disgusting.

  2. Taylor Hollis-avatar

    Taylor Hollis


    the escapists I love this game. Definitely worth the money. One downside is that you have to guess how to craft something. Making a recipe menu like in the 2nd version would help. Also there is no way to hide all your contriband. There should be hidden compartment or something like in the other version. It does get a little laggy after the 3rd prison though. The more prisoners makes it laggy and the fps drops when you are near a large group like a roll call or in the showers. Again, great game!

  3. Potion_Paletas-avatar



    the escapists crafting What this mobile version needs is polish. The cells have weird triggers so that you can get yelled at for walking next to walls, your keys could be used up twice instead of once for no reason, and when you want to examine a contraband item, only to have it dropped on the floor, putting you in solitary, is pretty darn annoying. For a game where every decision counts, a single glitch becomes infuriating when you have to start all over again.

  4. ZERT-avatar



    wiki The game is great everything works fine for me however if there will be an update I will recommend adding an option for turning off auto punching. Also when the auto punching is on, you cant bait prisoners out which is kind of annoying. Please make the fights take longer to have that escapist rpg style . Also please fix the fact that you can't fix "sturdy..." tools.

  5. siztix-avatar



    multiplayer The gameplay itself is amazing, and the graphics make me feel like I'm playing a classic bit-type game. The only thing bad about it that I despise is that the more prisoners there are, the lower the fps drops. It's really frustrating, and I can barely play the 3rd and 4th map without it dropping frames.

  6. Lilly Pineda-avatar

    Lilly Pineda


    the escapists free Now this games is good. Is very nice and fun and I am a soccer for games with 8 bit-32 bit graphics. I would give this a 5 star but it's not perfect but it's OK because there's always Room for improvement. I would really think it would be good if they Remove the bars on the Side. People who played this game know what am talking about. And the multiplayer's kind of Empty but that's not the games fault. Overall it's a fun turn based (not really) Kind of game.

  7. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    the escapists wiki The controls are an absolute nightmare and almost completely ruin the experience. I wouldn't recommend buying the mobile version, it's a total rip off.

  8. Evan sandoval-avatar

    Evan sandoval


    review Its a great brain storming game. You have to find ways through prisons without being caught. I do find the escapist 2 better because you can play with friends. But if you like independence then this one is your style

  9. BassDrop Will-avatar

    BassDrop Will


    the escapists 3 Its exactly what I was hoping. I was nervous this wouldnt be exactly the same game as the pc but sure enough it's the full rage inducing game. Controls are a little wonky but its mobile so I suppose I gotta live with it. Great game.

  10. Dysfunctional_Family_-avatar



    switch Game wont open at all anymore anytime I open the game it just exits even on a new device if I could get a refund that would be great since i cant play at all anymore and its been 2 weeks since ive purchase this game which I loved till this happened.

  11. justin anderson-avatar

    justin anderson


    I have one thing I would like added to the game. I know you moved on to escapists 2 but I would love to see you put a security guard extra mode where you can be a guard it would be interesting and fun to see in escapists 1.

  12. Mr scav-avatar

    Mr scav


    After a long time. I finally have my favorite game back, used to play this on trial for the 360. Great game, really fun, puts up a good challenge for new and returning players. 5/5

  13. Caitlyn Guzman-avatar

    Caitlyn Guzman


    Great game but as of recently my character without me touching has been randomly attacking people. Even when not in a fight. This has caused me to lose my entire inventory

  14. PugsForLife-avatar



    This game's fun but there is a ridiculous amount of things that make me stop playing for weeks. For example, on the level I was doing, Santa's Sweatshop, it did a save in the middle of me getting in a fight so whenever I spawned it auto killed 2 or 3 guards causing a lockdown then the rest of the guards killed me while I was still loading and forced me into solitary making me restart all of my progress. If they added a way to stop auto hitting when being attacked then it's a 5 star.

  15. Grey Goose-avatar

    Grey Goose


    Broken on large displays. The left and right side of the screen have terrible graphical glitches. These glitches are distracting and make it unplayable.

  16. Gavin Pollard-avatar

    Gavin Pollard


    This is an amazing game. All the prisons ard designed nicely but I think there should be a costume prison option

  17. Letter_E-avatar



    responsive controls, gives me memories of my childhood but im only giving it 3 stars for the fact that it isnt optimized for a tablet screen as part of the text cuts out

  18. Joshua Juson-avatar

    Joshua Juson


    The game is nice but it needs an update cause the buttons are unresponsive and it starts to lag since the last update.

  19. Dima 262-avatar

    Dima 262


    Amazing. But. It won't load. It keeps me on the loading screen. It stops at the team 17 thing then crashes. Please fix.

  20. Jacob Yinger-avatar

    Jacob Yinger


    Great game, its exciting and complex and an amazing logic puzzle and I love it and hope they make more.

  21. pbukaske-avatar



    Amazing game! I totally recommend this to people who like strategy games. I have had no complaints about this game once or ever. My only thing is that I wish it had some features that the PC/Console version has, such as rioting.

  22. Location Unknown-avatar

    Location Unknown


    I love this game, so many good memories with it, although the controls can be cumbersome at first it is still a first class game and I highly recommend buying it you enjoy escape/puzzle type games.

  23. blades burgers-avatar

    blades burgers


    It's a great and difficult game that really makes you think, but there are a couple of bugs that you should fix.

  24. Me-avatar



    I LOVE THIS GAME! Its so fun, although I have never escaped it. It can sometimes be challenging, but its super fun!!

  25. Rock4Glory-avatar



    I love this game to death but the second level of the campaign is glitched and there are glitches where you are in the cafeteria and all of a sudden the guard tell you to "move along" or whatever and you go from have 10 heat to like 60 heat points.

  26. JuvenileYT-avatar



    This game is pretty cool would recommend but it is pretty challenging to escape any prisons but i still recommend

  27. Joshua Pleitner-avatar

    Joshua Pleitner


    At this point the whole fixed bug where game would crash thing does not help me. I have been told by my mates that this game is fun, but the issue is that I will try to load it up, and it will not show tje game, but audio comes through. 2 stars for now, pending for more or less.

  28. Masha Shpak-avatar

    Masha Shpak


    Framerate issue. Game is great, but after 10min started lagging horribly, became unplayable. Also, got permanently stuck in a room (was doing a job, got fired, couldn't get out of the job room)

  29. Christian Vega-avatar

    Christian Vega


    The thing that pissed me off was whenever I get a guard suit or one of there keys it makes me go to solitary and this game would be even more fun and easy to escape and to play. Most of all whenever i make a shovel they just send me straight away to solitary or last save can u guys get rid of that. It's soo annoying

  30. adventure plaz-avatar

    adventure plaz


    I love it but i gave it a 4 star cause i dont know if its my phone or not but it keeps kicking me out when i log in but if i didnt keep getting logged out it would be a 5 star

  31. Tyson Van Eyk-avatar

    Tyson Van Eyk


    Really cool game. I wanted to get it on pc but then I saw it was on sale here so I got it. The controls are nice but I sometimes auto attack back. This can be problematic when you attack an inmate and the knock out 4 guards triggering a lock down. I would like an arrow key movement setting but otherwise it's a great game.

  32. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Finally beat the game and I love it. i love this game and it brings a lot of potential for other titles like this. it may need to chill with solitary a little but overall this game was the best paid game ever. I really think it's worth the money. The computer version, (the escapists 2) is better but for an android game this is top notch. the amount of stuff you can do makes this game 90% better. I loved to cause havoc in the cafeteria. I feel this game has the skill to be on a console!!!

  33. Rilley Scobell-avatar

    Rilley Scobell


    The game recently only crashes and won't open. Hoping for an update or fix soon or I'm going to end up requesting a refund. Sucks because the game itself is great, no complaints about the game itself, but the last several times I've tried to open it, it immediately crashes. No update available on it either with a fix as of today. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Sucks. It's a good game.

  34. Patrick Jr Smith-avatar

    Patrick Jr Smith


    Great game, love it, great replay value. My only problem is an awful bug. If you are at roll call when you should be, you shouldn't get in trouble. When guards walk past however, they raise my heat as if I am wandering around. This has gotten me up to 80 guard heat from 0 and is hurtful to some escapes. Please fix. Thanks!

  35. Darth Revan-avatar

    Darth Revan


    Good but Don't keep fighting the other people and learn what to craft but it is to slow sometimes

  36. teh gaming dude-avatar

    teh gaming dude


    it's amazing and really fun, my only problem is I'm not good at it and I can never get pass shankton (3rd map I think) but I still love the game, I like to just wait for a long time perfecting different strategies, but I often get quite frustrated and end up uninstalling, but that just means I get to redo to progress and try new routes. currently looking at the tunneling one, that was my plan for shankton last timeanyway... anyway, it's great, I love it, you should get it to person reading this!

  37. Hailey Weber-avatar

    Hailey Weber


    This is an amazing app and I have played it for about a year. The only thing I have noticed is that sometimes it glitches. One time 2 guards froze and I needed ones key but they were frozen. Only them. Other than that all I have noticed is that in jingle cells the metalshop job is glitched. I couldn't do the job because I couldn't reach the pressing machine no matter what I tried. Otherwise it's a great game. I totally recommend it.

  38. Mark Kazakov-avatar

    Mark Kazakov


    Was really looking forward to this but the controls are really sloppy paired with the rest of the world working really fast. Everybody runs everywhere, super annoying to catch up to people just to know their name to see if you somehow lucked out by finding the person you are looking for. You have no idea where everything is, aside from when the green arrow tells you. No percievable way to map things out, where people are and where to start with your escape. Sadly confusing and boring.

  39. George forman-avatar

    George forman


    Bought the game about 2 years ago worked perfect then, now it is super laggy please fix

  40. Galaxy Zone-avatar

    Galaxy Zone


    This game is absolutely great. I have a few fixes and I know there is an escapist 2 but I just wanna say that I think you should make the workout buttons bigger, and that there is a glitch when you are too fatigued to read. It doesn't let you interact with anything until you have enough energy to read and when you do by going to the shower or restarting the game the first thing you interact with no matter what it is you will read. Pls fix and other than that this game is great and I highly recom

  41. inactive guy 03-avatar

    inactive guy 03


    Good game but when you load in after restarting i cant do anything and lose all my stuff

  42. Edwin Siantar-avatar

    Edwin Siantar


    Nice and unique game concept, gameplay is simple too. Lotsa way to escape, lots of item to craft to help the character escape. I hope you enable player to gang up on guards with other inmate like I see in other version soon. (I saw it on youtube). Also a sorting system for craftable item recipe and a reliable saving system (not only auto-save) would be helpful.

  43. HpPlays-avatar



    Super super nice game but we need more levels plss Best sandbox game ever. It is really good u should defenatly try it. Plsss add more levels plsss

  44. Taylor Smith-avatar

    Taylor Smith


    I think they fixed the crashing if yea thanks i MEAN it would CRASH in the MIDDLE of the game but im not sure now But i Hope they make it where you can play it on your CHROMEBOOK with KEYBOARD settings added THANKS GOOD GAME 4 stars

  45. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    The game is very enjoyable and it's hard to get bored while playing it but there's a few reasons why I think it could be better. 1 there is still no multi tool which Is weird because you added it in to the PC version so please could you add it for mobile. 2 the cutlery goes down in two hits while on the PC the cutlery takes more hits to break. besides the game is really good so keep it up ;)

  46. Neil Magsino-avatar

    Neil Magsino


    Since the new update it was all good up until the jungle prison, everytime its a roll-call, even though im literally face to face with the guards i still get heat even though im present in the roll-call. Also another bug is that I sometimes i get tp'ed back, I think its a desync or something. Please double check your game everytime there's an update. Thank you.

  47. Robert David-avatar

    Robert David


    I really like this game... the simplicity, problem solving, and crafting is really fun & a great time killer, overall its well worth paying for,. There are a few very frustrating bugs that could be fixed like the ability to disable speech bubbles & make it so inmates have habbits like hanging out small groups or sleeping instead of running around during free-time like headless chickens, this would reduce lag, and make it more realistic. I would suggest a way to hide the inventory bar as it limits screen space especailly when using touch mode to walk down I would also perfer that items (such as keys) must be "selected" to use them as to not use them unintentially, this can be an issue if holding the green key when going to work or if you bobble at a locked door often it takes several uses from the key.

  48. Robert B-avatar

    Robert B


    I'm late... As usual 😜 But I'm happy whatever time of the games life this is. The concept is brilliant. The challenges are just the right level of irritateing and you have multiple playthrough options. The game takes time and patience. But so is prison I assume.. Unless you pick up a walkthrough or cheat sheet. Crafting will be the biggest contender for pissing you off. Once you figure it out it's all down hill

  49. Ben-avatar



    Really fun beat the whole game. Suggestion make it online to play with other people

  50. A Great Escapist-avatar

    A Great Escapist


    Nostalgic, takes me back to PC. The upgraded graphics don't disappoint even in comparison to the more modern TE2's graphics. I love digging out under the nasty San Pancho, trying to sail away in HMP Irongate or just beating the bejeezus out of the guards and completing a riot. If any updates do ever come, I would say that we don't have a Recruit button right now... So to make these riots easier, could you ever add that? 10/10 port that stays true to the original.

  51. Lisa Zimmerschied-avatar

    Lisa Zimmerschied


    Great game I haven't stopped playing it since I got it the only thing that I would suggest is a multiplayer mode.

  52. zzz zzz-avatar

    zzz zzz


    Great and addictive but 2 things that are really annoying is how 1. When there's a lot of prisoners or guards moving (eg when they move from roll call to breakfast) the game lags a lot. 2. When you load back the game a prisoner you hate will beat you up and you cant do any thing since it takes a second for the game to load out so all your contraband is gone if you have any on you. Also there haven't been any prisons added in awhile when will the next prison be added?

  53. IronNatePup-avatar



    There seems to be a bug in the new update. Guards can sometimes give you heat for being late for roll call even when you are there. Example: Roll Call alarm. I go to roll call. The guards standing at roll call don't give me heat. A wandering guard walks by, he says "Hurry up $name" (according to the code, assuming that this is just the PC version with mobile control scheme) I receive 6 heat for being 'late,' but I'm standing with the other inmates. I just experienced this is Santa's Sweatshop, but this bug might just be the code , and not the prison.

  54. winrin-avatar



    One of the most fun mobile games out there. Is there a way that you could incorporate 1 level from the Escapists 2 into this? I don't feel like spending more money, but I've seen people play the Escapists 2 and it looks awesome, and I definitely would have bought the second one instead of this but I got this before the second one was out, and the second one is like this one but (somehow) better!

  55. Jake Bumgarner-avatar

    Jake Bumgarner


    Has some great ideas but frustrating execution. Most of the game mechanics aren't explained. Lost about an hour of progress because of it when a prisoner hit me and stole 2 keys that I had spent an hour obtaining. The game auto saved immediately. These little frustrations are commonplace. The juice wasn't worth the squeeze at that point.

  56. LerXgamer-avatar



    I think it is awesome because 1 easy controls 2 I can escape ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD so if you want to but this for a cheap price then do... It is worth it then getting it on Xbox for $20 ( I don't know if this is a glitch or something I'm no hacker but when I played it I got all of the DLC that you should normally buy on Xbox for FREE) it's a nice and easy game ;) and I'm looking forward to playing the escapists 2 when I get the money even though it is cheap and I am hoping to give it a 5 star

  57. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I think this is really fun and challenging. I easily rated 5 stars. However, one complaint that I have is that on this console version, you can't craft the multi-tool or the powered screwdriver. If you could make it so we could craft those items on this console version, I'd be ever so grateful!

  58. Dragon Xyz-avatar

    Dragon Xyz


    Hi! I really enjoy the game a ton. But I have a big issue, several bugs. Big issue ones (fixed with reload) - Unlockable hints not beeing able to purchase even though I have more than enough money required - Everysingle character but myself stuck, not beeing able to move at all - Permanently framedrops to 1, skips ~3secs But the worst one, constantly happening: - Heat raises when guards see you even when I participate the daily routine. Unfortunately unplayable at jungle prison.. ( Thx for fix )

  59. Andrew Kovarcsik-avatar

    Andrew Kovarcsik


    Seems like it no longer crashes on my Pixel 3a so will have to give it a fair shake

  60. Xzavaier Hogan-avatar

    Xzavaier Hogan


    Very fun game I was doing well then my character started auto attacking I went to solitary and tried to load last save but it immediately sent me back

  61. Jacob-avatar



    This is almost the best game ever! 12 prisons and achievements. If you added a prison editor it, then I will rate it 5 🌟 Just please add a prison editor, just PLEASE!!!! 😁 Also a lot of people say that the Alcatraz game mode is hard but I can escape it in day 1 with only forks. The game is too easy realy

  62. Liad Seredeo-avatar

    Liad Seredeo


    It's great and allot like the actual game but when you exit, it deleted all off your progress through the game. You guys should really work on fixing that. If that gets out of the way though i think i might get back into playing it. Good job though guys.

  63. Blazeingaming 496-avatar

    Blazeingaming 496


    i bought this game it worked for two minutes but will not load up no matter what device i get it on i have a brand new phone that it wont load on i just want my refund

  64. Kit Kat-avatar

    Kit Kat


    This game is awesome! I was in jail for child pornography, attempted murder, and murderous count of abusing my wife but then I remembered what I learned in Escapists! I started trading and crafting tools until I was ready to escape! I climbed into my fake vent onto the roof and got down with rope. I used my knowledge to know that the prison had electric fence and dug under. A guard must have saw me because I remember attacking a guard with my sock mace. I escaped unharmed and would do it again!!!

  65. Redder-avatar



    i would give this game a 5 star, the game the game is addictive just like the pc version. but its extremely laggy and sometimes crashes. i was playing the game normally and it suddenly crashed and when i try to open the game and play it all i see is a black screen. please acknowledge this, i can't play the game and its really enjoyable.

  66. High Ping Gamer-avatar

    High Ping Gamer


    I am going to mention a problem here, my pickaxe won't chip through anything for some reason, just does nothing when I try. But despite this, this game gets 3 stars for being a proper game on mobile, none of that horrid microtransaction gameplay going on which is refreshing and in my opinion, worth the money.

  67. Naomi LeNoel-avatar

    Naomi LeNoel


    This game is amzing, ,aybe not the most realistisc but amazing the grapics are unique and smart the layout of the buildings are beautify layedout and over all its so unquie i reccomened buying it because its totally worth it and its addicting when you buy it you will not be able to atop playing it!!!! If you brought it have fun!!!!

  68. Drew-avatar



    I really do love the game, as i have played it on my PC, but everytime I walk anywhere I have Major Lag Issues. I love the game and its concept, and I dont see other reviewers having the same problem, so maybe it is just my phone?

  69. Slime Yt-avatar

    Slime Yt


    I love this game!! And I made a funny thing where is it said that his own brother landed his self on the beat down list it made me laughter so hard. But escaping also Is pretty hard, so it takes me forever because I keep on getting into fights then having to making them ok with me again so they will sell me good stuff to escape with and once I had a glitch where one of them traded me a key and i freaked out! So like I said really good game for people that like puzzle games.

  70. Joshua Feldpausch-avatar

    Joshua Feldpausch


    The gameplay is pretty fun and includes quality of life improvements the original PC version needed. However, the game's controls are difficult to come by, and longer you play, the more you'll come to realize that it's riddled with annoying, inconvenient bugs.

  71. Arthur L-avatar

    Arthur L


    Honestly the greatest game I have ever played! Just one suggestion I can add, it would be cool to be a guard or Warden in the prison so you could get a perspective of what its like to be a guard/warden. Would also be great if there was a multiplayer mode for the game.

  72. Meg-avatar



    There's a weird thing on the sides of the screen where you can see the edge of the left screen on the right and vice versa. But other than that, wonderful!!

  73. Pokemonlover .O5-avatar

    Pokemonlover .O5


    I absolutely Love this game. Before, it was free but I can kinda see why they put a price on it. One thing I do recommend is that they add a recipe book for crafting. I think they used to have that or I can't find it because it's been a while since I last played the game and that was when it was free. Other than that, It is very Interesting and addicting. I love how I can't escape because I love a challenge like that.

  74. ohthatspoggers :D-avatar

    ohthatspoggers :D


    I have played the game before, I know it's good. BUT THE SCREEN WILL NOT CHANGE FROM BLACK. the unity logo and all turns up, And it just goes black. music players, black. Three minutes later, black.

  75. MrCrazyDerp-avatar



    I bought the game and was unable to play it. It lagged and crashed and overall kicked me from the game. However, I have not refunded for when I no longer have this phone and can play it. The phone I have is a Nokia 2 so probably my fault I can't play.

  76. Veicho-avatar



    I really do like the game alot. I have it on my computer aswell and it runs great! Unfortunately it lags out of control on my device and I am unable to play it. I would like a refund as the game is unplayable

  77. Some Random Wisconsinite-avatar

    Some Random Wisconsinite


    There is a bug that always occurs. You're at the place you need to be but the gaurds raise yout heat. Also, sometimes when you have a cleaning job, it gives you heat even though you've completed the job. Otherwise, great game.

  78. Goldleader-avatar



    Wouldn't load no matter what I did. I deleted the game and re downloaded it, I deleted other games and nothing happend. I would like if you fixed the problem, but if you cant I would like a refund. It was a great game but it just would load and only crashes. I have a Samsung s9 if that will help you with the problem.

  79. Ekow Addo-avatar

    Ekow Addo


    This game is surprisingly good on mobile. The controls are great and so is the gameplay. The only problem is that occasionally the frames will drop, but it's only noticable for about a second.

  80. Ethan Mc A-avatar

    Ethan Mc A


    The game just wont start. I've had the game for a while now and it hasn't opened once. I would now like to apply for a refund. I am aware that the time is up but I thought it would be fixed in a future patch or my phone was just being wonky for a while, this doesn't appear to be the case so I would really like a refund. I bought this game on sale for £1.79

  81. Himesh Chandra-avatar

    Himesh Chandra


    The app just crashes on my phone while it used to work previously. I can't even play the game or finish the levels and I feel like my money is wasted as this problem doesn't seem to be a possiblity of getting fixed. Would probably ask for a refund but don't think that would happen

  82. Gabriel Tso-avatar

    Gabriel Tso


    Sorry I have nothing to say, but it was good snd alsothe graphics are good and the gameplay.

  83. ReuyJ-avatar



    Controls are abit awkward, many times punched some npc rather then spoke to. Game play seemed redundant, I'd have some grand escape plan during implement it found it quicker to give all the guards the rock in sock connection a few times and walk out the front gate. Fair few items seem to just exist rather than being useful

  84. digital freak-avatar

    digital freak


    It's a good game some problems here and there and the controls take some time to get used to but the biggest problem is the guards even when you show up to roll call and stay there they keep telling me to get to where I need to be and builds up heat till I get knocked out for no reason

  85. Romel Carlo Siapno-avatar

    Romel Carlo Siapno


    Needs cloud save, fix payphone cost bugs, lags when many people in an area.

  86. Daniel Jali-avatar

    Daniel Jali


    Where's the crafting list, there should be one, at least it will make it easier to craft stuff and collect things that we want, and also if you can, please add multiplayer, or just add The Escapist 2.

  87. Łønley Łøser-avatar

    Łønley Łøser


    This game is awesome and very creative! i love the different ways to break out of prison but there is only one problem... where ate the female characters? All of the characters in the game are male and i just think there should be girls too. Thanks for taking the time to read this review I hope that very soon females can be in the game! Bye

  88. Gamerlol5 :D-avatar

    Gamerlol5 :D


    Can we have multiplayer? Plus when you finish the game, if you don't have it, you could let people make custom bases and choose police or prisoner. It would be much funner! Maybe even get more people onto The Escapest 2 and the Escapest. Just some ideas you should add.

  89. Bubby Steven-avatar

    Bubby Steven


    This game is a very good game, it has no ads, and smooth gameplay.

  90. Judah Munsamy-avatar

    Judah Munsamy


    This game is amazing. IT IS ADDICTING. Only one thing, i didnt finish the game yet but pls make more prisons.

  91. Tina Mcgowan-avatar

    Tina Mcgowan


    Wont even load. I refunded and got my money back once. Then tried buying again and have the same problem except this time it wont refund me the money back. It wont even open at all it just immediately forces close. I was looking forward to playing this game and was very disappointed.

  92. Josh Jewer-avatar

    Josh Jewer


    It is a fun game. Doing my best to open the main gates during lock downs to get past my friend Logan's progress. But in places where we are in one big group it begins to lag. Can u fix that problem?

  93. Laurel Loy-avatar

    Laurel Loy


    Won't start, no matter what I do it will not work. The screen just stays black. I've restarted my phone, and even re-installed the app. Don't download this game, it's a waste of your money.

  94. Adam Thedum-avatar

    Adam Thedum


    The game is hard to understand without any outside help from the internet. The tutorial doesnt explain that guards have keys all it does is show ways of exiting the prison. This way beginners (such as myself) will waste lots of time trying to understand what to do. Some tools are not explained with information of what they do which causes confusion and the player to not be satisfied with the game and in game actions. Game has holy potential its a shame this happened and I wish for a change.

  95. Wicked-avatar



    its a good game but devs, could you fix a glich i found. in all the roll calls of the 3rd prison, all the time(im in front of the guards) and theres another guard saying hurry up..... i dont think i ecplained myself very clearly so ask anything u need bye

  96. Marcia Prater-avatar

    Marcia Prater


    okay so very good game, one of my favorites though I did discover a problem, this doesn't effect game play but it does effect graphics, when you fully cut a fence it doesn't disappear it just turns a different direction.

  97. KJriotapple-avatar



    I would give this 5 stars but the fact that you can't team up with the other inmates makes me feel like giving it 4 stars

  98. Alex Wootton-avatar

    Alex Wootton


    hey this is my favorite game!!! i only reviwed low to get your attention for tec support, my game has worked fine but honestly have been able to play since 'jingle cell' update :( PLEASE HELP i bought this game cuz i love it and just want to be able to play the best phone game around again, after all i did pay for it! plz email me or write back asap!

  99. Mota Gaming-avatar

    Mota Gaming


    Best game ever totally worth your money , you can have all the DLC`s if you buy the game this includes Duct tapes are forever,Santas sweatshop, and Escape team. Plus it is a challenge to master all the prisons including the DLC`s. And have fun trying to be a master Escapist.

  100. Techtile-avatar



    I loved this game on my old tablet but now when I try to open the game, it keeps crashing consistently. I've tried everything I could but nothing worked. Even refunding and buying the game again didn't work and now it won't even give me the option to refund anymore. I payed 6 dollars for this game and it won't even let me play or even get my money back. I want a refund!

  101. Mvo-avatar



    It is a very good game but the Baseball bat Crafting recepie doesnt work. everywhere (internet/Steam) is written that the crafting recepie is Timber+Roll of Duct Tape but it doesnt work. I would appriechieate if that can be fixed. Thank you.

  102. MrMr.Bongos-avatar



    I love this so much and I would say this might be better than the escapists 2. I highly recommend buying this because for $6.50 or less if it's on sale, you can get countless hours of gameplay and I already have.

  103. Reinier _-avatar

    Reinier _


    Ok 1. You should add a level to the game like if you get and item you get exp. and if you knocked a prisoner out and also If you knocked a guard out and you get stronger and faster and you have defense 2. hmmmmmmm more getaways like cars. but ya the game is nice keep it up guys

  104. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I love this game to death, and I'm glad I tried the sequel on the Switch! Can't wait until I can get The Escapists: Complete Edition on the console! Also, have you planned on making all of the other dlcs available on the Switch version of TE2? That would be awesome! EDIT: i got the digital special edition on xbox one, but i checked and the missing DLCs are on the switch now!😀

  105. RJ Matthew-avatar

    RJ Matthew


    The game itself is amazing but it does not seem to work on my phone anymore and I have read lots of other reviews saying the same thing. Ive already tried to uninstall and reinstall to no avail. Be aware that if you do purchase this game its likely not to work at this time.

  106. William Shakespeare-avatar

    William Shakespeare


    okay. the game's really fun, solid controls, art style, but it has this one major issue. its really buggy. im not saying that its got some things that break sometimes, i mean real game breaking stuff. i started a lockdown then a takeover, and i officers kept coming into my cell and i had no control. so i take a keys off of them to get the hell out (as someone does) and it told me they traced a missing key. you got yeah. i was about to escape, now i have to load a save. please fix this! please!!!

  107. T. Martinez-avatar

    T. Martinez


    One of my FAVORITE PC games is an APP! It's so fun and challenging. Well worth the purchase. No ads. Great gameplay. Strategy based. Makes you think outside the box. I love it!

  108. Berrybombs-avatar



    It's an amazing game my only complaint is if you try to load say into role call but the last time it saved was when you were in a fight so you continuously get beat up which is annoying if you have contraband on you

  109. Grim82114-avatar



    I literally cant even open the app it just says "app stopped working" please figure out the issue. I have cleared my cache, as well as restarting my phone, and sent multiple emails telling the team this. I have not gotten a reply and I'm honestly really disappointed.

  110. 。-avatar


    I've seen YouTubers play this game and I really was interested in playing this game but the controls were kinda wonky. An also the game kinda lagged all the time when all the characters meet up in one place and start moving

  111. RedandFox Gaming-avatar

    RedandFox Gaming


    The game is great, but every role call I get told out like i wasn't there. please fix this, because I currently can only fix this problem by hiding in my cell or elsewhere after poping up at role call.

  112. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I love the retro graphics and music, the game is awesome . It is a simple concept , but yet you want to build tools , get items and find away out.

  113. Javier Fraire-avatar

    Javier Fraire


    missing some important elements from pc, inmate stashes, multitool, power drill. optimization should comd first though, as this last update slowed fhe franerate a lot, reducing graphics should solve ghe problem, as this game ran so smoothly before the last update.

  114. Ghost Toast-avatar

    Ghost Toast


    im sad because its a good game but it wont load for me. i go into the game and it just stays on a black screen, i waited an hour and it wouldnt show the main screen. i reloaded the game, restarted everything and it wont work. im angry that i wasted money on something that wont load, and it is a good game.

  115. Rayraro-avatar



    The Escapists is a strategic game where the aim is to escape from a prison establishment in the middle of nowhere . I started playing a few weeks ago and I was actually having a lot of fun .However, when I finally got to the Jungle prison (4th prison) . I had been caught digging and whenever I pressed load last save it would send me to my cell and as soon as I left my cell I would be arrested for digging again . this happened over and over again and the only way to get out was to go to solitary.

  116. Jennifer Castro-avatar

    Jennifer Castro


    This game is awesome i love this game because i love a challenge.Iwould really recommend you to buy this the gameplay.The controls are not even that hard to controls and the graphics aren't really that bad.Although i would like if they added a crafting recipe.

  117. ZakMilz-avatar



    Well first things first I like the game but its to laggy and it crashes all the time I dont want to sound like a jerk but your game on a scale of 1 to 10 is about a 5 so please do your best to fix it.

  118. James Cramer-avatar

    James Cramer


    Im on a Google Pixel 2, and everytime i try to open the game, the screen stays black and then exits the app. Please fix this, as i know the escapists to be a great game from playing on pc. One star until fixed, thanks.

  119. Astral Bear-avatar

    Astral Bear


    Tutorial was fine but not sure how you can make a small indie game this poorly optimized. Much bigger games run smoother, no discredit to the devs I'm sure the game is great. If I could play for more then a moment without stutters.

  120. Sydney-avatar



    I can't escape the final prison because I can't create the raft body. The mobile version needs to be updated so it's more complete. It's also less challenging than I thought it'd be

  121. Habira Bennett-avatar

    Habira Bennett


    this game is absolutely awsome but i have found a game bereaking glitch in the first prison all of the ai just stop and stay in place they dont move even the cops dont move its really gamebreaking please tell me when you fix also the day progess es normally but all the ai's dont move

  122. Something Else-avatar

    Something Else


    Great game. Graphics are really good. Gameplayes good as are the contorls to. The story line is good and that yoy can choose your level of diffucultity and prison i love. I highly recommend.

  123. Tyler Maurmeier-avatar

    Tyler Maurmeier


    My game broke. I beat all the prisons and was starting on the dlcs and can't play anymore. if I can explain, when I got on the app I could hear the music but I could only see a black screen. when I minimized I could see the siren like I unlocked a new prison but when I minimized more I could see the hud like play and extras and a bunch of other random stuff on the screen. when i clicked on something i heard the sound like I clicked on something but nothing happened. I'm hoping that you can help

  124. Gage Williams-avatar

    Gage Williams


    It was quite a game, I highly recommend this game to anybody. This game is fun, I fought a lot of guards to escape. Be last where you lost freedom < hint

  125. Nickolas Lynch-avatar

    Nickolas Lynch


    this is one of my favorite puzzle games although I tend to get bord and crafting is anoying becase you know nothing at the start unless you pay a lot of money for tips or if you search things up but it's still an amazing game plus I was giving dlc😀

  126. Slobber Monster-avatar

    Slobber Monster


    frustrated, i only put a low rate so you could notice my feed... but whenever i walk i ALWAYS get this MAJOR lag it lasts like 10 seconds and it really needs to be fixed and i seen other feedbacks that say they also have this issue so PLEASE fix it.

  127. Deany Goode-avatar

    Deany Goode


    too easy to get trapped in an infinite fail loop so if you add the ability to go back to a previous save instead of being stuck to one save then I will change my rating until then I'm not going to improve my rating and I won't reinstall so if you fix this then my rating will improve

  128. Kevin Williams-avatar

    Kevin Williams


    Loved playing this on xbox one bought for black Friday sale for my phone and I haven't gotten to play it since I purchased it everytime I open it crashes I have no problems with the 2nd one or even fortnite or pubg since I'm playing on a galaxy note10 feedback on how to make it run would be appreciated and would bump up to 5 stars

  129. OkJustDont-avatar



    My game progress randomly restarted it was on prison 2 and it restarted to prison one. But since I was going to give it a five I rated five anyway I don't expect you to be able to restore my progress but since I don't want this to happen again please fix it

  130. Mark Smith-avatar

    Mark Smith


    Cannot get past the loading screen, but I guess that's what you get for a 2 dollar game. However, if you still want this game, go with part two. The download works for part two, same price.

  131. Travis Piper-avatar

    Travis Piper


    Great, but glitchs when you die due to solitary and you press load last saveit repeats, and you have to get a new game and lose all your progress, but otherwise the game and concept are great!!😁😁🔒🔒

  132. Waffle Waffle-avatar

    Waffle Waffle


    Great Game! There are so many ways to escape the prisons, and there is a great difficulty curve throughout so the game never feels too easy!

  133. Marcelo Arcos-avatar

    Marcelo Arcos


    this game is really fun and probably one of the best offline games in the store. for some reason it doesn't seem to be working for android 10+ so hopefully they will fix that soon.

  134. Emerald Gaming-avatar

    Emerald Gaming


    Very fun, good controls overall a good game (ps if your game has turned black and plays music make sure your time and date is correct)

  135. songs playlist _-avatar

    songs playlist _


    You need to add multiplayer a mode with a random and one with a local and if you do that you should probobly add a chat system along with it. It would be a fun and cool idea

  136. gamingxd 344-avatar

    gamingxd 344


    This game is fun however there are lag spikes were you cant move. I like the Escapist and i have this game on Xbox 360,Xbox one and on pc.

  137. Willow H.-avatar

    Willow H.


    I think this game is great! But the lag makes this game pretty much unplayable... I don't know if it's just my tablet, or the game itself, but is there advice on how I could fix it???

  138. landon neff-avatar

    landon neff


    I think this is a good game, but I have beat everyone of the missions and it started to get boring. I suggest u add more missions.

  139. refused plays-avatar

    refused plays


    I love your game but the reason I gave it a 4 star rating was because the prisons are too easy to escape all you have to do is get 35 health knock out a guard take their weapon and activate prison take over and walk out of the prison its really simple

  140. Chanelxx y-avatar

    Chanelxx y


    Here is why I rated a one star I have been wanting this game for 2 years today I finally got it and when I go to play the game all it is a black screen I am very mad because I just payed eight dollars for a game that I can't even play please fix this

  141. Creative TrevorBlast-avatar

    Creative TrevorBlast


    Because it is really fun and hard to get out of the last level and it's so fun I can't stop playing because this game is awesome and you should get it too . But you might not be able to get in first try because I had to get it 5 times now

  142. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    the guards dont recognize that i am in roll call sp ill go from 0 to 99 in lile a few seconds. i have to run around in circles in order to get them to register that i am there. other than that causing me to lose everything 3 times a game day the game is perfect

  143. Sarah Howell-avatar

    Sarah Howell


    its a great game for the price and im glad that 2 has came out on mobile i just wish that the prices were a bit cheaper for 2 but this game is amazing keep up the good work!!!

  144. the drainer-avatar

    the drainer


    love the game!!!!!!! So much fun. I would recamend it to you! there are no gliches,and its amazing how exiting some part in levels can get.

  145. mehnamehazim-avatar



    A waste of money, the controls are hard and there's even a bug where I've escaped and then it froze for no reason. Fix this bug or give me a refund if you can.

  146. andi braho-avatar

    andi braho


    i say the game is pretty good and stuff but the only problem is when you get to the final prison in the story mode when im about to leave the prison my game crashes also i got very bored is there any way i could get a refund? ill give it an slimy solid 3 stars

  147. The YouTube fan-avatar

    The YouTube fan


    I like this game but when you play after the periods like dinner and that it lags a lot and when your at a period the guards would tell you to move even though your there all ready

  148. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    It is a very good game. The graphics could be better, but I love the rest of the game. Also, he storyline is pritty funny!

  149. ghostdrifter-avatar



    It is a super fun game the controls were a little confusing in the start but when figure it out its a lot of fun I have one question when I try to login In it says licensens invalid and it won't let me play

  150. Yeetsa Jr-avatar

    Yeetsa Jr


    Very fun but also very difficult. It took me a long time to complete the first level. Great price. Wish there was multiplayer though.