Last night the Co-Opticrew had to serve hard time. Locked up in a virtual prison our crew was tasked with escaping the man, because, well...we didn't do it! We're innocent. The Escapists 2 is the sequel to the wildly popular game from developer Mouldy Toof Studios and published by Team 17. The series now has co-op and with it comes all the antics and strategy that playing with your friends brings.
It mostly just means we sit at a virtual lunch table together.
And sometimes shower together.
Despite some rough edges, and our complete lack of actual strategy, we had a bunch of silly fun with The Escapists 2. It feels like a great party game, suited well for couch co-op play. Our preview build only had 2 of the 10 prisons available, so there's definitely going to be a ton of content and replayability when the game finally lands.
The Escapists 2 is out on PC on August 22nd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. a Nintendo Switch version will follow shortly after. The game supports four player local or online co-op.