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** You also have the option of using duct tape to restrain an unconscious guard. If you have enough of it and are tough enough, this is even a potential avenue of escape.

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* ImprovisedScrewdriver: A plastic knife can be used as a makeshift screwdriver.


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->''"As punishment I'm placing you in solitary for a few days, hopefully it'll teach you a hard lesson!"''

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->''"As punishment I'm placing you in solitary for a few days, hopefully it'll teach you a hard lesson!"''lesson!"''
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* BilingualBonus: One of the prisons is a POW camp called Stalag Flucht. "Flucht" can translate from German as "escape", which is what you'll be trying to do there.


A sequel called ''VideoGame/TheEscapists2'' is set for a 2017 release.

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A sequel called ''VideoGame/TheEscapists2'' is set for a 2017 release.was released in 2017.

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A sequel called ''VideoGame/TheEscapists2'' is set for a 2017 release.


** HMP Irongate. Not only do you have to escape the usual means, you also need a raft to sail off.

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** HMP Irongate.[[spoiler:HMP Irongate]]. Not only do you have to escape the usual means, you also need a raft to sail off.



* OneHitKO: Molten Chocolate functions as these, along with the Stun Rods wielded by the prison guards at [[TheAlcatraz HMP Irongate]].

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* OneHitKO: Molten Chocolate functions as these, along with the Stun Rods wielded by the prison guards at [[TheAlcatraz HMP Irongate]].Irongate.


* AcceptableBreakFromReality: Trying to cut an electric fence with a plastic butter knife will still give you an electric shock.



* BadassGrandpa: One of the character options is grey-haired. There's no effect on gameplay, though, and with some training you can beat up men half your age and performing feats of athletics that'll leave them drooling.

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* BadassGrandpa: One of the character options is grey-haired. There's no effect on gameplay, though, and with some training you can beat up men half your age and performing perform feats of athletics that'll leave them drooling.


* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Center Perks is this, with cable TV and friendly prison guards. They even fluff your pillows. The guard dialogue even lampshades why people would even want to get out of it.

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* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Center Perks DifficultySpike: HMP Irongate is this, with cable TV designed to be this. Crucial contraband detectors, cameras and friendly prison guards. They even fluff your pillows. The guard dialogue even lampshades why people would even want heavily-armed guards are everywhere, and the prison's pretty small, so said cameras and guards are pretty tightly-packed. There's also significantly less free time, meaning inmates will have less time to get out of it. plan for their escapes during the day.



* FlyInTheSoup: While eating, one of the prisoners will occasionally say, "There's a meal in my fly!" which is one [[RussianReversal variation]] of the joke.

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* FlyInTheSoup: While eating, one of the prisoners will occasionally say, [[RussianReversal "There's a meal in my fly!" which is one [[RussianReversal variation]] of the joke.fly!"]].



** InUniverse, San Pancho. The hot desert sun turns inmates hateful and violent, so much so that guards stray from going inside the prison yard unless it's for rollcall. Any new inmate can expect to get beaten up swiftly once they start.



* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Center Perks is this, with cable TV and friendly prison guards. They even fluff your pillows. The guard dialogue even lampshades why people would even want to get out of it.



* XRaySparks: These occur when you try to cut live electric fences, which will deal a serious amount of damage. Getting hit by a guard carrying a Stun Rod in HMP Irongate will also produce them.

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* XRaySparks: These occur when you try to cut live electric fences, which will deal a serious amount of damage. Getting hit by a guard carrying a Stun Rod in HMP Irongate will also produce them.them.

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->''"[[TheStinger Nice try Troper,]]"''
->''"My boys found a {{Pothole}} lying around, and we traced it back to you."''
->''"As punishment I'm placing you in solitary for a few days, hopefully it'll teach you a hard lesson!"''


* WhipItGood: You can make yourself a whip from wire and razor blades. It's one of the two best weapons you can equip yourself with, the other being the Nunchucks.

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* WhipItGood: You can make yourself a whip from wire and razor blades. It's one of the two best weapons you can equip yourself with, the other being the Nunchucks.Nunchucks.
* XRaySparks: These occur when you try to cut live electric fences, which will deal a serious amount of damage. Getting hit by a guard carrying a Stun Rod in HMP Irongate will also produce them.


* Irony: [[spoiler:The guard at the crossbar]] will say "See you tomorrow!" if he lets you pass. [[spoiler: Since you just escaped, he likely won't see you tomorrow.]]

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:The guard at the crossbar]] crossbar will say "See you tomorrow!" if he lets you pass. [[spoiler: pass after you give him the ID Papers. Since you he just escaped, let you escape, he likely won't see you tomorrow.]]


* FightingWithChucks: Nunchucks can be crafted from wire and timber.

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* FightingWithChucks: Nunchucks can be crafted from wire and timber. It's one of the two best weapons you can equip yourself with, the other being the Whip.



* Irony: [[spoiler:The guard at the crossbar]] will say "See you tomorrow!" if he lets you pass. [[spoiler: Since you just escaped, he likely won't see you tomorrow.]]



* POWCamp: There are actually two: Stalag Flucht is the classic "Film/TheGreatEscape"-style prison camp [[GrimUpNorth set in a snowy tundra]], while the Jungle Compound [[HolidayInCambodia is based off of prisons in Laos]]

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* POWCamp: There are actually two: three: Stalag Flucht is the classic "Film/TheGreatEscape"-style prison camp [[GrimUpNorth set in a snowy tundra]], while the Jungle Compound [[HolidayInCambodia is based off of prisons in Laos]]Laos]]. San Pancho is set somewhere in the deserts of [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexico]].



** The guard at the crossbar, [[spoiler:the final step to escaping the Jungle Compound]], when approached with a Guard Outfit, says "[[VideoGame/PapersPlease Papers Please!]]"



* WhipItGood: You can make yourself a whip from wire and razor blades.

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* WhipItGood: You can make yourself a whip from wire and razor blades. It's one of the two best weapons you can equip yourself with, the other being the Nunchucks.

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** One of the in-game wardens is one Jim Sterling.

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* CutleryEscapeAid: Plastic knives, forks and spoons can be stolen and all can be used to aid in escape: knives to cut through vents, forks to chip away at walls and spoons to dig tunnels.


* AirVentPassageway: They exist. If a guard sees an open vent, kiss your escape goodbye, though.

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* AirVentPassageway: Downplayed. They exist. If exist, but they're blocked all the way by slats that have to be cut through, and if a guard sees an open vent, kiss your escape goodbye, though.goodbye.



** HMP Irongate. Currently the hardest prison in the standard game. Good luck getting out.

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** HMP Irongate. Currently Not only do you have to escape the hardest prison in the standard game. Good luck getting out.usual means, you also need a raft to sail off.



* BadassGrandpa: One of the character options is grey-haired. There's no effect on gameplay, though, and you can soon be effortlessly beating up men half your age.

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* BadassGrandpa: One of the character options is grey-haired. There's no effect on gameplay, though, and with some training you can soon be effortlessly beating beat up men half your age.age and performing feats of athletics that'll leave them drooling.

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