Prison Architect

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Recommendation: Play It
Median Score: 80/100
Total Reviews: 43

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Critics Consensus: An in-depth, focused, and satisfying builder that recalls the glory days of games like Theme Hospital.
Prison Architect
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Critic Reviews: 43

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Game Info

GAME INFO

The game is a top-down 2D construction and management simulation where the player takes control of building and running a prison. The player is responsible for managing various aspects of their prison including building cells and facilities, planning and connecting utilities, hiring and assigning staff, including a warden, guards, workers, and more. The player needs to recruit staff to unlock more aspects of the game. The player is also responsible for the finance, and keeping their inmates content.

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68% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 43

An in-depth, focused, and satisfying builder that recalls the glory days of games like Theme Hospital.

Paul Dean (Eurogamer)

Recommended

“Emerging from Early Access lean and focused, Prison Architect is one of the best management games in a long time.”

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Justin Clark (GameSpot)

7/10

“Tonally schizophrenic, yet still one of the more fascinating game experiences ever made.”

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Chris Sullentrop (Kotaku)

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“A deep, absorbing prison sim that won’t teach you anything about mass incarceration in America. Enough interlocking systems to keep your mind off the systemic inequities in our actual prison system. The campaign can be boring and the tutorials are inadequate. Escape mode is disappointing.”

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