It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly two years since Team17 and Mouldy Toof Studios pushed The Escapists 2 out to gamers worldwide. It’s even harder to comprehend that the original game which kicked off the breakout madness is getting on for half a decade in age. But it’s true and with that in mind it seems that the time is right to be able to deliver a new Game of the Year Edition of The Escapists 2 to those Xbox gamers who haven’t yet jumped on the wagon. And when you take into account the amount of content you’re getting for the price, it seems to be an absolute steal.
The Escapists 2 continues along the prison breakout theme that saw the original game become so well loved the world over, providing access to the ultimate prison sandbox, and leaving us to attempt to breakout from some of the toughest prisons the world has ever seen.
By following the strict routines laid down by the prison staff, your time in The Escapists 2 will revolve around actioning the usual prison jobs, and attending roll calls, all whilst spying on the most minute of details which may allow you to make your escape. Getting creative and combining everyday items together to craft weapons and tools is a daily occurrence and with a versus mode and cooperative opportunities in place this time around, putting two heads together to formulate a cunning plan is more than doable.
Whilst the base game of The Escapists 2 on Xbox One proved to be an utter success – our full review will provide the full details – it is this Game of the Year Edition which Team17 are pushing out which brings all manner of new opportunity. See, for the cool price of £22.99, you’ll find the original base game to hand, along with no less than four brilliant DLC packs. And until you’ve spent time trying to breakout from the Big Top, have journeyed through the undergrowth with a compound hidden deep in the jungle with The Glorious Leader, have spent time working out plans on how to escape an abandoned hospital in the Wicked Ward, and have embraced the medieval way of life with the Dungeons and Duct Tape pack, you haven’t really discovered everything that this brilliant game has to offer.
But it is all that which The Escapists – Game of the Year Edition contains and should you be looking for something to really sink your teeth into, then a purchase from the Xbox Store will more than cater to your needs.
STOP! Yes, you there! You are under arrest on suspicion of escaping from prison! You have the right to remain silent and absolutely no right to go and enjoy The Escapists 2: Game of the Year Edition! Including all 11 prisons from the base game and all Escapists 2 DLC and impenetrable penitentiaries such as Wicked Ward and the Glorious Regime! Key Features • Addictive prison simulation game, bursting with humour, sandbox gameplay and…duct tape? • All of The Escapists 2 base game and DLC prisons under one roof! • Buy, barter and beat your way to getting the items you need to aid your great escapes, with crafting, combat and any criminal activity that you think you can get away with! • Conspire with your favourite convicts with up to 4 player co-operative and versus multiplayer! • With the convict customisation system there’s no excuse to be a fashion criminal!