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Build and Manage a Maximum Security Prison!

Build and Manage a Maximum Security Prison!

Escape from reality but not from your custom-made jail! Prison Architect: Mobile challenges you to build and manage a maximum security prison, from laying out cell blocks and inmate facilities, to managing staff pay and prisoner morale. From layout to execution (literally, in some cases), you are the architect, the warden, and the enforcer.

Prison designs will include basic necessities like cells, canteens, guard rooms, and infrastructure, but players can also include features like solitary confinement, workout areas, and even an execution chamber. The tablet version comes with enough to get started, with additional story-driven campaign chapters and more features available as premium content.

Prison Architect: Mobile includes:
- Build and manage a prison to house a variety of different prisoners
- Juggle inmate needs with security concerns, infrastructure, and the ever-looming budget
- Follow the story in Campaign Mode to learn new prison-building techniques and get to know life behind bars through a series of cutscenes and objectives
- Unlock more Campaign chapters with one-time purchases
- Violent Offenders: Manage different types of criminals and keep control through floods, fires, fights, and full-blown riots

Introversion Software, developers of critically acclaimed games, bring you a new mobile version of their award-winning PC hit. Together with the master strategists at Paradox Interactive, Introversion's Prison Architect: Mobile will provide you with enough challenging fun to last an entire life sentence!

(Requires 64-bit iPads) - basically iPads released on/after November 2013).

What’s New

Version 2.0.8

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Improved login flow and extra information regarding GDPR. We don't want to break the law, do we?

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

Prison God ,

Prison Architect Review For All


This game a completely amazing with all the possibilities and adventures of learning about prison and creating rooms. I would recommend it if they like a challenge and love to create things. Prison Architect is fun in many ways like, building, riots, fires, floods, drama, and learning about your own prisoners so you can make it right and perfect for them. It’s also challenging because you have to make sure you don’t get fired for Criminal Negligence (Killing prisoners too much using Freefire), Food Policy, and so much more to continue being interested in this game. This game also has no ads which makes the player not give up because of those. Now, your probably thinking “Just get to the point of why your writing a review.” Well, I was hoping of when Prison Architect updates. Every week? Month? Every day, even? I want people to enjoy this game and continue to learn and find all the possibilities there is in this game. Thank you and I hope the creator or the team of the game can respond to this and can help everyone with this review. Thank You

Pearson Of Readyson ,

Praise and suggestions: ESCAPE MODE

This game is great! I purchased it from the App Store, and after paying $4.99 for the sandbox mode, I play it nonstop. There is a few thing I feel one should know, however, if they are trying to decide weather or not to get it:
1) It isn’t truly free, but it also isn’t a “pay to play game”.
When you start first download this game, the features that you get are the first chapter of many storylines, and a demo sandbox mode that only lasts for seven in-game days. The rest you will have to pay for. I bought the full version of the sandbox portion, and I an not disappointed at all! You don’t need to pay for things like skipping time of more money, and it is very much like a good computer game.
2) There are some scenes that are explicit.
At the very beginning, you could choose to do the tutorial, which is literally the first and only chapter that is unlocked. It shows some cutscenes as you go along that shouldn’t be viewed by a certain audience. Luckily, there is the option to skip them if you don’t want to see them.

There are some features on the computer version that I would love to see added, mainly the escape mode option. That would add another fantastic gameplay option for the sandbox mode. I would also love to see other additions into this game from the computer edition.

Dan the movie guy ,

Great game with one frustrating flaw

I played this for a solid two weeks and I think it’s one of the better resource management games available for iOS. It runs surprisingly smooth and it challenges your strategic thinking in a variety of ways. However, the developers need to fix the the pass rate problem for prisoner education classes. No matter what I do I can’t seem to get enough prisoners to pass to meet the education grant requirements. Have moved classrooms closer to the cells, removed the presence of armed guards near classrooms, made sure all their other needs are met. Nothing works. Every other aspect of the game, while difficult and challenging, feels like it works exactly how it’s supposed to. This however feels like a mistake, or at least something that game itself needs to do a better job of explaining. Even with the comprehensive tutorial that’s in there you still somehow feel helpless when it comes to this one mechanic.

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