The Escapists fully released on both Steam and Xbox One earlier this month, already having earned much praise from Steam users during its Early Access phase. A strategy game at its core, The Escapists will keep you busy as you gradually work your way toward a prison break, with varying difficulty depending on the starting map you select.
The game only has a brief tutorial before you move on to the action. While this tutorial emphasizes breaking out, most of your time in the actual game is spent gathering everything you need for that breakout. You'll find yourself performing favors to curry money and respect from other inmates, pillaging those same inmates' unconscious bodies and desks for items, craft supplies and more.