Prison Architect
Prison Architect

Welcome Wardens! Only the world’s most ruthless Warden can contain the world’s most ruthless inmates. Design and develop your personalized penitentiary in Prison Architect.

Welcome Wardens!

Only the world’s most ruthless Warden can contain the world’s most ruthless inmates. Design and develop your personalized penitentiary in Prison Architect.

Customized Confinement

Allocate resources to optimize your compound, but don’t restrict the flow of the crowd lest you encounter a flood, fire, fight, or full-blown riot.

Invest and Innovate

Tap federal money with grant applications & direct your funds to combat disease, gang activity, litigation, and more!

Management and Muscle

Ensure your prison is mostly ethical and safe with top-notch staff including armed guards, psychologists, doctors, lawyers and snitches.

Detention by Design

Each prisoner’s criminal history requires custom treatment programs, labor schedules, and reform workshops.

Lockdown Showdown

Attempt a high-stakes escape of your own supermax prison in Escape Mode, or try Online mode to test one of 12,000 player-created prisons. Expand your empire limitlessly in Sandbox mode.

Editions

Add-Ons

Ratings

  • 81%
    Critics Recommend
  • 80
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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PC Gamer
by Christopher Livingston
87 / 100
“A complex, challenging, and grimly satisfying simulator.”
Game Informer
by Joe Juba
8 / 10
“Great moments emerge naturally from well-made simulations, and Prison Architect has no shortage”
IGN
by Richard Cobbett
8.3 / 10
“Prison Architect is one of the most in-depth, satisfying builder games in ages, if you can get past the initiation.”
Reviews provided by OpenCritic

Specifications

Windows
Mac OS
Minimum
Recommended
OSWindows 7
OSWindows 8
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
Memory6 GB
Memory6 GB
Windows Storage400 MB
GraphicsNvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
  • TEXT: English, Chinese - Simplified, Dutch, French, Korean, Polish, Portuguese - Brazil, Japanese, German, Russian, Spanish - Spain, Swedish, Turkish
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