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Prison Architect 2

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Prison Architect 2 Is Coming March 26!

Welcome, Architects!

Design and develop your own personalized penitentiary in Prison Architect 2. The classic prison-builder will soon break out into 3D, and it's up to you to contain it!


The World's Greatest Prison Management Game - Now in 3D!

Use your resources to build, manage, and control your prison in classic Prison Architect playstyle–now in 3 glorious dimensions! Design every corner of your prison and manage everything from daily schedules to policies, and ensure your prison is safe, self-sustaining, and secure.


Build the Ultimate Penitentiary

Establish all of your prison infrastructure over multiple floors, and use tons of snazzy new tools that allow you to build a state-of-the-art correctional facility. The design of your prison will affect every aspect of your inmates' lives, so make your schemes accordingly!


The Smartest Inmates Ever

Unique inmates have schemes of their own – they now form distinct relationships that influence behavior and make decisions based on wants and needs. Watch as they interact and attempt to navigate the daily trials of your prison. Remember that every choice you make might either help or hinder your inmates' correctional journey. It’s your choice what kind of experiences your inmates have with your prison.


The Prison Magnate

Establish and run a true institution from the top, building up unique correctional facilities in a freshly upgraded Career Mode that will take you across a brand new world map. Will your prisons end up being monuments to rehabilitation or retribution? Most importantly, will they pay the bills?


Every Action has a Reaction

Choices matter and yours will determine the fate of your prison. More control than ever – over inmates, prison policies, architecture, and more – means more ways for things to go well… or not! Plan carefully or you may have to cope with escapes, riots, and all sorts of expensive and destructive problems.


Want to learn more about our switch from 2D to 3D in Prison Architect 2?

Sign up HERE to watch a Developer Highlight this Friday!


When will Prison Architect 2 be available?

The game will be released on March 26th!

What platforms will Prison Architect 2 be on?

Prison Architect 2 will be on Steam, Xbox series X|S, and PS5.

Where do I pre-order the game?

Pre-order Prison Architect 2 on Steam and on the Paradox website right now! — Console pre-orders coming soon!

How can I join the Prison Architect community? 





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Why are you making a sequel to Prison Architect?

Prison Architect 1 was officially released eight years ago and it was available to play in its Alpha form for several years before that. A lot of things have changed over the 10+ years of development, however, the interest and basic draw the game has with players has not changed. We looked at Prison Architect 1 and took the features that charmed players the most and brought them into a 3D world that can only go up.

What are the recommended system requirements to play Prison Architect 2?

Recommended system requirements are coming soon! 

Will Prison Architect 2 have any cross-platform features?

Yes! You will be able to share your prison cross-platform via the World of Wardens!

How deep are the prison/room customization options?

Do you fancy bare concrete walls and floors? Or do you prefer plush carpets and cozy wood-paneled walls? The choice is yours, Architect.

Why switch from 2D to 3D?

This was a highly requested feature, and an easter egg in the original game, together with the option to have multiple floors. When we started designing Prison Architect 2, we decided those two elements would be a design pillar for the game - as they add depth to construction and gameplay.

Developer Highlights

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Watch Now On YoutubeThe World of Career Mode
Watch Now On YoutubeA Whole New Dimension
Feature HighlightWill Be Announced Soon

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