The Escapists 2

Become an inmate in a prison, blend in with the crowd and try to make plans for escaping.

“The Escapists 2” lets you choose from various prisons. For each of them there are several “official” escape options, which are vaguely listed in the menu, but you have to find out for yourself how they work exactly. However, this is where the fun comes from. You have to adapt to the strict prison procedures in order to avoid attention from guards. In the meantime you have to explore the facilities, talk to other inmates, carry out small tasks and work on your escape plans.

The game offers two modes: a versus mode, where the player who escapes first wins, and a coop mode, where a joint escape needs to be planned. In the latter, well coordinated behavior is essential, because clumsy maneuvers can quickly lead to an increase in the security level, which is detrimental to everyone involved. The vertical splitscreen mode is well suited for two people. With three or four players, though, you should use a larger screen to prevent the controls from becoming too small.

If you enjoy experimenting and figuring out escape plans together, you should take a closer look at “The Escapists 2”. It’s a well made coop game with an interesting setting and enough variety to stay interesting for quite some time.

Why you should play it:

  1. Due to the additional content, you have a large selection of prisons to choose from, and there is also a level editor.
  2. In addition to conventional tunnel building, there are several creative escape options for each prison.

Please note: The splitscreen mode on Nintendo Switch only supports 2 players.

Last edited: 23.07.2021

Supported Platforms

  • Windows, macOS, Linux (Steam)
  • PS5, PS4 (PSN)
  • XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One (Microsoft Store)
  • Switch (Nintendo eShop)

This game may be available on other platforms. Please check out the official website for “The Escapists 2”, if your preferred platform isn’t listed.

Supported Input Devices

  • Regular Gamepad
  • Single Joy Con (Switch)
  • Keyboard (PC)

Most couch coop games require one gamepad per player (DualShock 4, DualSense, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller etc.), but sometimes you can share gamepads (PS5, XBOX Series X/S), use a single Joy Con (Switch) or let at least one person utilize a keyboard (PC). Please note: We can’t guarantee that your specific setup works with “The Escapists 2”.

Multiplayer Options

  • Local Multiplayer (Couch Coop)
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Remote Play Together on Steam
  • SharePlay on PSN (2 Players)

Remote Play Together (Steam) and SharePlay (PSN) allow you to share local multiplayer games with friends over the internet. Only the host needs to own the game. Remote Play Together is free. SharePlay requires a paid PSN subscription and is limited to 60 minutes per session and a maximum of 2 players.

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Before you buy: The splitscreen mode on Nintendo Switch only supports 2 players.

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