The Escapists

The Escapists

The ultimate prison sandbox escape experience!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.0.5
  • Updated: July 20, 2017
  • Requires Android: 2.3 and up
  • Installs: 100,000 - 500,000



Dive in the multi-million selling prison escape game, which now includes another prison in the latest update; Banned Camp!

Craft, Steal, Brawl and ESCAPE!

You've landed yourself in prison again, and your only chance is to engineer an escape by any means necessary. How you do it is up to you! Why not cause a prison riot? Or dig a tunnel right under the walls of the prison? Or even steal a guard uniform to blend in with your captors?

The Escapists is a unique prison sandbox experience with lots of items to craft and combine in your daring quest for freedom. Life in prison will keep you on your toes with the strict rules that you’ll have to break. The guards are out to stop any escape attempts, so you’ll have to avoid suspicious behavior by attending roll calls, working a prison job and hiding your stolen craftables.

Escaping is what you do best, and you’ll have to prove your skills in a variety of challenging prisons from across the world, with new prison, Banned Camp included in the latest update. Enjoy the fresh air of the outdoors, the sound of the breeze rustling the trees and the beautiful vista of the idyllic lake. But don’t be fooled, as this camp has a pretty serious electric fence to stop you from wandering too far, and the guards here are real mean!


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    MattieD1: Mobile Gaming 4 Life! Published date: August 15, 2017

    Look, I really LOVE this game, but I really want to have local (or wifi) multiplayer for the app like the sequel. It would be really fun, and might make more money off the app. I would love to play this game with my friends on mobile, it would be really cool. Also, some more prisons of the PC version and CUSTOM prisons would also be pretty nice... PRISON HAS NEVER BEEN MORE FUN! ONE OF THE BEST GAMES YOU WILL EVER FIND. Full Review

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    Published date: August 2, 2017

    Virtual controls are a nightmare like with most games, can't really fault the dev for that. Bought specifically to play on my JXD s7800b tablet with built in controllers, but it won't allow me to install it because it's "unsupported". I paid for it so I just copied over the files manually using root explore, but shouldn't be necessary. Combined with Tincore for mapping controls it makes for an experience similar to the console versions of the game. Full Review

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    Lucifer Published date: August 2, 2017

    Having a slight problem. i just escaped the 3rd prison and the app unfortunately stopped and now all but the first prisons are locked again. is there any way to fix this? Like is there any kind of thing to enter a code to unlock all prisons like in PC so i can start prison 4? Full Review

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    Hawkeye 685 Published date: July 28, 2017

    Okay, you guys on the dev team did a GREAT job fixing the 2 bugs I encountered. You got to me in less time than most devs do. BUT. The bug you fixed has returned with a vengeance. If I use the bottom buttons they don't stop glowing after they've been used. Small issue, but still just as annoying. I'm sure you'll fix it soon! Full Review

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    Richard Latimer Published date: August 5, 2017

    Love this game. In fact loved it so much I wanted to get it on the xbox one. However I can't justify paying full price after already purchased the game once. Would be good to see some sort of discount code feature if you register so you can play cross platform. Full Review

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    Jacob Briggs Published date: August 3, 2017

    great game. just got a bluetooth controler to play the game with and the only problem is that my B button is regitstered at A and X is another botton that isnt X (i think Y) so its kinda confusing since i cant fix this in a menu or something Full Review

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    Ruairí's Room Published date: August 1, 2017

    I have only two problems 1. I finished the game all six prisons escaped and it wouldn't work as in in froze and i quit and opened it up again and all of the prison besides center parks! 2. It wouldn't give me my achievement for escaping all six prisons! Besides this it was an excellent game and I can't wait to play the second game! Please could someone come back to me about this! Thanks! 👍😉 Full Review

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    Scott Taylor Published date: July 20, 2017

    Great game! I had a few problems at first which they cleared up quickly! ☺ Wish you could use an Xbox controller though. ! Things to add: More of an detailed adventure and a wider range of gameplay. AND a mini exert in the beginning where it chooses where you go to prison. Full Review

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    Dustin Lang Published date: July 25, 2017

    I love it so much. There's one bug I have encountered. It's when you get attacked by an inmate and the guards kill you instead. But the game makes up for it all the time this is a must play. Full Review

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    Marvin Ochoa Published date: July 31, 2017

    Overall I think it's great, it would be amazing if you added controller support. I do have one problem though, it's too easy. You can easily activate prison takeover in one day. Please make it harder. Full Review

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    CLOROX BLEACH Published date: August 12, 2017

    Good game! But I HATE the license verification, I did buy it, but i still have to go through the license verification everytime I enter the game, the reason why this sucks, is that IT NEEDS AN INTERNET CONNECTION!? Wouldn't it be better if the game confirmed that I have bought it one time, remember it, and i wouldn't have to prove my license so i could play! Full Review

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    Kristoffer Borchert Published date: August 2, 2017

    The Escapist is a unique game, I really like its crafting system. Making friends and foes make it an obstacle and a open gateway to escape. For me, this is a very special game. Thanks, Team 17 Full Review

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    Atom Bong Published date: August 7, 2017

    Very fun game love it. Live life as a inmate try to survive as you do tasks and plot an escape. Minor things need to be worked on But for a new release on mobile its great. Everyone needs this game so much fun. Full Review

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    angrybananapeel Published date: July 26, 2017

    You guys should make the joint stick move to where you touch and then act like a joint stick to make it more comfortable... And make a sensitivity setting to the joint stick that's my only problem... Oh and move the a and b buttons a little further apart Full Review

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    Alex Lees Published date: July 24, 2017

    This is a great game. The graphics, the gameplay, the soundtrack, the AI. Everything is perfect. However, I have played the Xbox and PC version and I noticed some unusual behaviour with the mobile version. All inmates on Center Perks had no weapon, or a reasonably good weapon as I spawned. I punched one of the inmates at morning rollcall to find that the guards hit them and not me. I then went on to steal their nunchuks (again in front of guards) and the guards didn't do a thing about it. At breakfast, the guards just watched as I beat up fellow guards and when it was lockdown, I could easily throw a riot as all the guards were bunched up in a corner. Then, I escaped at 10:03 (world record?). The guard system for both Center Perks and Stalag Flucht make it extremely easy to escape on the first day. Overall, however, this game is brilliant and I can't wait for the sequel. Full Review

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    Sasha Balitsky Published date: July 29, 2017

    I installed this game on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, and it runs Perfectly exept for the fact that the guards never attack you but, that's fine. +It makes it easier to escape :D Full Review

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    TheIanBot Published date: August 2, 2017

    It's an OK port. My only issues are the controls kinda suck but they are easy to get used to. Also, I ran into a bug that deleted all my progress Full Review

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    Travis Rossell Published date: July 25, 2017

    Still great game but with the recent update I made it to HMP iron gate before update, and after I had updated it I got reset all the way back to the start why has this happened and I hope this will not happen everytime I update plus can you guys add custom maps as well I know its a lot of work but im sure everyone will enjoy it thanks though for a great game keep up the good work Full Review

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    Clash City Published date: July 26, 2017

    Overall terrible game thought it was good because i played it on my laptop and i got It on my smartphone. I cant even play the game. It's says license invalid and wont let me do anything Full Review

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    Bs Afterschool Published date: July 20, 2017

    Its overall a pretty good game, there little things that could be better but for the most part you can look past them Full Review

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    Alex Hagopian Published date: July 27, 2017

    Best version of this game i own it on ps4 and steam but this is by far the best and easiest to play. An amazing game! More prisons please! I havent escaped them all yet but a few more easy ones would be awesome. Id pay for them for sure. Full Review

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    Tottaly Total123 Published date: July 22, 2017

    It's very good but on the first three levels all you need to do is knock out some guard and the gates open but other than that it's an amazing game Full Review

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    Tony Evan Published date: August 2, 2017

    I am enjoying the game, it just that I doesn't enjoy the control on the joystick. You don't need to have sarcastic reply to your customers. What a jerk! 1 star for your sarcastic replied. Full Review

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    Jamesatron 1 Published date: July 29, 2017

    Very great port and can't wait for 2. And people, if it says invalid license the start it connected to wifi. But very great game!!! Full Review

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    FearOramA Published date: August 3, 2017

    I think it's a great game except recently i was playing the third prison and i exited out and when i came back to play all the prisons where locked again I'm sure it's just something small but i would like it to be fixed so i can continue playing through the prisons. Full Review

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    Colton Ashenfelter Published date: August 11, 2017

    This is super fun and addictive I love the concept and that it's an actually good prison game. I wish too see the option to make a prison in the future. Keep up the good work Full Review

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    Cell . Cybernetic Published date: August 14, 2017

    I am sorry from my bad review. I was wrong it is very good :) Full Review

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    Phantom Spark Published date: July 24, 2017

    I love the game and have been playing for a while, but now when I open the game it stays on the first loading screen for at least 2 hours I hope you can fix this and keep up the wonderful work, thank you! Full Review

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    Estevan Gracia Published date: July 27, 2017

    Just bought this for my son and it doesn't let me start the game it says invalid license this is unbelievable I mean 4 dollars is not a lot but to not even work is ridiculous Full Review

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    that random dude Published date: July 26, 2017

    I love the game. It takes a little bit of time to get used to what to do in it and what strategy to use. Full Review

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    Jeannie Smalygo Published date: August 10, 2017

    I was on the second prison after completing the first one in 4th place worldwide and then I went to open the game later today and it froze on the loading screen I even restarted my device and it still didn't work so I deleted it and reinstalled it, Devs, is there anyway to fix this if it happens again Full Review

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    Richard Sprague Published date: August 8, 2017

    Great game overall, could use some tweaks on controls they are a little buggy and sometimes get stuck, you should also add prison editor to the mobile version, overall I loved the games and it definitely worth the 3.99, I hope you bring the escapist 2 to mobile!! :) Full Review

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    Jacob Johnson Published date: August 13, 2017

    License invalid I paid for the game, completed tutorial, closed it and opened it a few days later to it saying my license is invalid. No big deal, I just reinstalled, but the issue is persisting.feels like i wasted my money if I can't play. Full Review

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    León Mammoth aire Published date: August 9, 2017

    Español: AMO El juego solo que MI hermana y yo quisieramos un multiplayer. English: I love the game but I have a idea, the game multiplayer .My sister he play and y pay and my sister THX FOR WATHICNG Full Review

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    Amin Anisa Published date: August 10, 2017

    I completed center perks and started the second prison and played it for a bit. Then, I went off for a while and came back on and THE WHOLE GAME RESET. Is this common or is it extremely rare? Full Review

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    Shane Smith Published date: August 14, 2017

    I had a much better review until all my progress just completely deleted Full Review

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    lennex takitaki Published date: July 25, 2017

    i was so excited when i brought this but then disapointed to see that it quits every time i start a new game please fix this team 17 i love youre games Full Review

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    Fail Busters Published date: August 1, 2017

    They have to fix the problem where you can't go through the walls on banned camp Full Review

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    Swift Claw Published date: July 28, 2017

    When I was on the toriel I could not even fight the guard and the the that makes you move is way to sensitive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE THIS GAME Full Review