Epic Games Store Free Game Escapists Explained
Until September 23 at 10 a.m. CT, Speed fight and Tharsis will be available for free through the Epic Games Store. The showcase, as usual, also announced what’s coming up next week, which runs September 23 through September 30 at 10:00 a.m. CT. The Epic Games Store usually advertises both games, but so far only The escapees has been confirmed. It is likely that there will be a second game, which can be kept under wraps for some reason.
The escapees is a big plus for the Epic Games Store, as it’s an incredibly popular game despite mixed to average reviews. In it, players take on the role of an inmate who must organize a prison breakout, with plenty of options to do so. There isn’t much more in terms of story, but as players escape prisons the more difficult ones unlock, encouraging players to master their prison escape tactics. .
Globally, The escapees is a sandbox game where items can be crafted and used to escape, while bypassing strict prison rules, dodging guards who want to keep the player inside, maintaining a job in prison, by hiding various kinds of contraband and not raising suspicion. Perfecting them will allow the player to escape via several methods, but escaping from a prison will unlock a new one that is more difficult than the previous one. Instead of a real “story”, players must complete six main prisons to “beat” the game.
However, its replayability is quite high thanks to the variety of escape methods which include riots, tunnels, etc. defenses to dodge, such as electric fences and high walls; and fights against guards and other inmates, using weapons such as a guard stick or a plastic fork. Indeed, with all its possibilities, The escapees gives a lot of control to the player. To add to that, there is also the prison editor which allows players to create one of their own designs, and it offers even more control and ways to play the game.
Compared to other inmates, players can complete favors to earn money, steal, etc. Then players can improve their inmate’s skills in The escapees, via things like exercise to improve strength and speed as well as library to improve intelligence. Globally, The escapees features 6 primary prisons, 10 job opportunities, 185 craftable or stealable items, a variety of favors, inmate character, and more.
Once claimed, all Epic Games Stores titles can be kept forever, and that’s more than a nice pickup. However, if players find they like the game, there is more related content from developer Moldy Toof Studios to look for. The escapees has five pieces of DLC featuring the Early Access Fhurst Peak Correctional Facility, Alcatraz as based on the actual Federal Penitentiary, new A-Team based characters, a DLC based on James Bond, and even one on the Father Xmas. In addition to all this, there is also a sequel, The Escapees 2, and so Epic Games Store players who try it out and find they want more are spoiled for choice.
The escapees is available on Mobile, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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