The Escapists achievements

The Escapists

3.5 from 1095 votes

There are 34 The Escapists achievements (16 without DLC) worth 5,773 (2,000)

28,389 tracked gamers have this game, 960 have completed it (3.38%)

4.0 from 20 votes

Buy now from the Microsoft Store

1,023 tracked gamers have this dlc pack, 645 have completed it (63.05%)

There are 6 achievements worth 677 (240)

There are no reviews | Estimated completion: 2-3 hours

Achievement Details

Spy Hard in The Escapists

Spy Hard288 (100)

Successfully escape the level.

  • Unlocked by 651 tracked gamers (64% - TA Ratio = 2.87) 1,023  

Achievement Guide for Spy Hard

1,056,943 (709,655)
Achievement won on 07 Nov 15
TA Score for this game: 5,773
Posted on 07 November 15 at 06:11, Edited on 15 February 17 at 00:55
This solution has 19 positive votes and 3 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Here's how to escape this prison and get 2 random achievements on your way for (100 % completion) in about 20 minutes.

Items Needed for this Escape:

Blue Putty (Unique Item)
Sticky Tape (Unique Item)
Dirty Glass (Unique Item)
Henchman Memoir Tape
Tape Player (Unique Item)
Talcum Powder
Key Card (Unique Item)
Guard Uniform

Recommend ALSO:
X 1 Metal Plates
X 3 Timber
X 4 Duct Tapes
X 1 File
X 1 CrowBar
X 1 Favorite Weapon (I recommend the nunchuks [2 Timber + Wire]

For starters, do what you do every prison the first couple days. Devote ALL non-roll call time to MAX your stats in Speed, Strength, & Intelligence.

Now that you've got your stats MAX it is time to hunt for the recommended items listed above as well as the required Talcum Powder. All other items in this prison are useless & a waste of time. Find the items by looting desks of fellow inmates and quickly placing in your desk before you get busted.

There are around a dozen inmates so the risk of being searched at roll calls is low but if you do get searched and busted it is usually faster to load the previous day than try to track down the items again.

Make armor "Plated Inmate Clothes" = Metal Plate + Duct Tape + Inmate Clothes
Make weapon of choice
Make sturdy pickaxe:

EDIT: It has been brought to my attention that I may have confused Shovel with Pickaxe when I was typing my walkthrough up.

Tool Handle = File + Timber
Flimsy Pickaxe = Tool Handle + Crowbar + Duct Tape
Lightweight Pickaxe = Flimsy Pickaxe + Timber + Duct Tape
Sturdy Pickaxe = Lightweight Pickaxe + Timber + Duct Tape

*Crowbars are a relatively uncommon - rare item that can be bought from inmates, found on guards, or rarely in loot/desks; especially ? mark box loots

*credit Rainleaf* for correction of shovel to pickaxe

"Sturdy Shovel" = "Lightweight Shovel" + Duct Tape + Metal Plate
"Lightweight Shovel" = "Flimsy Shovel" + Duct Tape + Metal Plate
"Flimsy Shovel" = "Tool Handle" + Duct Tape + Metal Plate
"Tool Handle" = Timber + File

Ok, now you've got the bulk of the level "prep" done. Get a end of night sleep / save in case you mess the next part up or don't do it quick enough and can re-try.

Figure out which guards have the keys we'll need: Green, Cyan (Light Blue) & Red. Once you've found these guards, remember their names in case you need to retry.

THe rest should take around 5 minutes.

There are 5 "Question Mark" (?) boxes scattered around the prison. Each of these boxes has one of your "Unique" items listed above. Get your armor on, weapon in hand, talcum powder (slot 1) and pickaxe(slot 2) in inventory and it's time to go to town! The rocket requires 3 items to launch and escape. The Key Card, Fake Fingerprint, & Voice Recording.

Find guard who has Cyan key. Use Guard-Key trick to enter Cyan room (Upper Left-Middle).
Beat him up, Grab his key, Grab his body, Go into rooms, Drop body, Loot (?) box, Pick Body back up, Leave Room, Drop Body, REPLACE key on body

Interact cn_A with giant office chair for Achievement.


At the back of the Cyan room is an enclosed smaller room with a Question Mark (?) box and requires you to destroy wall. Destroy wall with pickaxe and loot box. Grab "Dirty Glass". Drop pickaxe. You are now done in Cyan room. Use Guard-Key trick to exit always leaving key on guard. Grab uniform off guard's body (slot 3) & also "Henchman Memoir Tape" (slot 4). (Outside Cyan you now have 4 slots filled - Dirty Glass, Henchman Memoir Tape, Talcum Powder & Guard Uniform)

Find guard who has Red Key (Baster on mine) and again use Guard-Key trick to enter Red room (Upper Middle). Head to back and loot Question Mark (?) box for the "Tape Player". Exit room with Guard-Key trick and replace Red Key on guard like always. Combine / Craft "Tape Player" + "Henchman Memoir Tape" to get "Voice Recording". Your slots are now 4 - Dirty Glass, Talcum Powder, Guard Uniform, & Voice Recording.

Put on Guard's uniform & Enter Guard's quarters / sleeping area (upper right area with beds). Quickly loot that Question Mark (?) box for the Key Card. Exit room and replace guard uniform with body armor. You can momentarily leave your armor outside Guard's quarters room. Drop Guard's uniform. Slots are now 4 - Dirty Glass, Talcum Powder, Voice Recording & Key Card.

Find Guard with green-key (Gerour on mine), Use Guard-Key trick on guard who has green key to enter the Wood Shop. Stay inside wood shop and leave green key momentarily on guard's body (in case he wakes up). Loot Question Mark (?) box to get "Sticky Tape". Combine / Craft "Dirty Glass" + "Talcum Powder" + "Sticky Tape" = "Weak FingerPrint"
Slots are now 3 - Voice Recording, Key Card, Weak FingerPrint.

Use Guard-Key trick to exit Wood Shop and enter Metal Shop. Loot Question Mark (?) box inside Metal Shop to get "Blue Putty". Combine / Craft "Blue Putty" + "Weak Fingerprint" = "Fake Fingerprint"

Use Guard-Key trick to exit and leave key on his body. You now have 3 items in inventory "Voice Recording", "Key Card" & "Fake Fingerprint". Head to outside of Space Shuttle room, and interact with poster sign on wall behind roll call area.


Enter into Space Shuttle room and select items for each terminal and attack with cn_X. Key Card (Left Side), Voice Recording (Center), Fake Fingerprint (Right Side) and you finish your escape!

There are 3 comments relating to this Solution | Please log in to comment on this solution.
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the The Escapists Forum

Related Achievements and Trophies