The Escapists 2 is a downloadable game and a sequel to the well-received indie title The Escapists. The game tells the story of an escape from a strictly guarded prison and is a mix of the game genres of RPGs, arcade and puzzle games. The production of the game was again done Moldy Toof studio, the publisher being the famous Team 17. The title was released on August 22, 2017, and is available on PCs, as well as the consoles: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
The Escapists 2 Download
The Escapists 2 can be downloaded from Steam. If you get bored with the game before 2 hours of gameplay elapse and before 14 days from the day of the purchase pass, you can return your download. Then the download can be considered free.
What’s New in The Escapists 2
As in the previous installment of the series, the player plays as an inmate in one of the many available prisons. At your disposal, there are nearly 300 character models. Your goal is to carefully plan your escape and implement this plan at the appropriate time. The gameplay system is the same as in the first game. Your tasks will include:
- to thoroughly analyze the security system.
- to gather information,
- to searching for security loopholes
- to collect various objects
- to gaining allies among fellow prisoners.
Now there are more things that can be done if you compare the game to the original, there are also additional items and a crafting system. This time, in addition to classic trips to the prison yard, the player will be able to join a band or a painting club. There are also new ways to escape the confines of the prisons. The Escapists 2 will grow on you as you get familiar with it. As in the first part, the player has a lot of locations to escape from, which vary in complexity and the level of difficulty. There are classical American prisons, war camps, or futuristic space jails.
The Game Mechanics
As far as the mechanics of the game are concerned, the action again will take place in predefined locations. Every time there are several ways to escape. This allows you to master each level and refine your plans to perfection. The locations themselves have also been modified. The prisons are now multi-level, so you cannot jump out of the window of the last floor, without first taking care of your safety. The combat system has been also changed. Now it consists of a system of blocks, as well as weak and strong blows.
The game has multiplayer mode implemented, which the players asked for. This time we will be able to enjoy the company of up to four people in the local co-op mode on a split screen, or through a network connection.
Graphically, the game continues to allude to the best games of the golden age of consoles. The pixel graphics and the top down view remind of the hits of the 80s and 90s. Still, the devs decided to improved the lighting effects and the shadows. Some backgrounds and characters were also smoothed out a bit. A dose of light humor and colorful backgrounds make the player feel not overwhelmed by the atmosphere of the penitentiary. Also, it’s worth to mention that the dynamic in-game soundtrack adds to the game’s unique atmosphere.