The Escapists is free to claim on the Epic Games Store this week

The Escapists 2 box art with Epic Games Store logo in right top corner

Epic Games Store today refreshed its freebie slot with a copy of The Escapists, which has taken over the Speed Brawl and Tharsis double giveaways from last week. It was given away once in 2019 during Epic's first year of freebie deployments, so don't be surprised to find the game already in your library if you've been keenly claiming promotions since back then.

The Escapists is all about breaking out of prisons, and the sandbox title offers a wide variety of ways to accomplish this. You can engineer your escape using riots, tunnels, roofs, and other methods, while also making sure to stay clear of suspicious guards and maintain the required prison routines.

Here's the blurb on the store page about the title:

You’ve landed yourself in prison again, and your only chance is to engineer an escape by any means necessary. How you do it is up to you! Why not cause a prison riot? Or dig a tunnel right under the walls of the prison? Or even steal a guard uniform to blend in with your captors?

Epic Games Store is only dealing out the Windows version of The Escapists, but macOS and Linux versions are options on Steam, where it currently costs $17.99. Here are the minimum requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Nvidia GeForce 8000, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

The Escapists is yours to claim on the Epic Games Store until September 30, and to replace it, the grand strategy game Europa Universalis IV from Paradox is landing on the same date.

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