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Jailbreak (2017) is a popular Roblox game about escaping prison and getting away with various crimes. Based on the popular Prison Life and Madcity Roblox games, but adds a large open world in which you can drive vehicles, earn weapons and rob various buildings. It's similar in style and ambition to Grand Theft Auto.

In Roblox Jailbreak the goal depends on your team. Prisoners must break out and become successful criminals by robbing stores, banks or museum heists. Police try to keep prisoners in jail by arresting them, and foiling robberies and car chases. There is a criminal base where players can pick up weapons and get changed from their Prison Jumpsuits.

Like any popular Roblox game, Jailbreak has been frequently updated to add features like trains, spike traps, customisable cars, museums, new types of robberies and cargo planes. This has created a huge world to explore and discover.

What looks like a simple game actually offers a surprisingly in-depth experience, both in terms of strategies for escaping prison, committing crimes, earning money as well as policing other players and sending them back to jail.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Jailbreak (Roblox) 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Jailbreak (Roblox). Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Role-Play game with Adventure and Collecting elements. This is a 30-player online game. The numbers of players vary depending on the server.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between half an hour and 1 hour to play a round of this game. As this is an open-world game, it's not a game you can finish. Players usually play for sessions of up to an hour, although this may be longer if they are working on particular achievements in the game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI "!", Parental Guidance Recommended.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. More traditional gaming skills are required in Jailbreak compared to simpler Roblox games. Escape from prison, fool the guards, and save up money for cars and gear. But of course, start playing this together with a child as an important way to keep online aspects of the game safe.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.

CostsCosts

Jailbreak usually costs £0 to £3.99. 

Jailbreak

Roblox Store Xbox One Free
Roblox Store PC Free
Roblox Store iOS Free
Roblox Store Android Free

Jailbreak Lockdown

Steam Store PC £2.09

Jailbreak Simulator

Steam Store PC £3.99
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Loot Boxes: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. These include in-game purchases of random items (known as 'loot boxes') that offer a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
 
Many families choose to pay for an In-Game Subscription that grants access to features and Robux currency for use in any Roblox games without the risk of individual transactions. Outside the game, you can make larger purchases.

This subscription grants 450 Robux a month as well as discounts on buying more Robux and access to selling and trading items with other subscribed Roblox players. The games generally encourage the spending of Robux to progress as a proportion of the money spent goes to the person who creates the game.
 
You can purchase vehicles, weapons and skins in the game with Cash. Cash is earned in the game by performing a variety of actions, depending on whether you are Police or Prisoners. You can purchase Cash with Robux.

To purchase one of the most expensive vehicles in the game, the Black Hawk Helicopter costs 1,000,000 in Jailbreak cash. Although you could spend a long time earning this cash, to buy this much cash costs 12,000 Robux which would cost about £110 of real money to purchase.

You can also purchase passes that give special items and access:
  • SWAT or BOSS (300 Robux) provides some protective equipment and guns.
  • VIP (1000 Robux) gain 20% more cash for achievements, cosmetic enhancements and $1,000 income every 24 hours
  • Car Stereo (250 Robux) play any audio on car stereo and save playlists.
  • Bigger Duffel Bag (300 Robux) can carry more loot from robberies.
  • Mobile Garage (450 Robux) customise vehicles anywhere.
  • Rocket Fuel (99 Robux) 250 worth of fuel to make vehicles faster and fly off ramps.

Safes: Safes work like “loot boxes” in the game. You can purchase Safes with the in-game currency. When you open these you get a chance of getting a random skin for vehicles. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/08/2017

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 30 online

Genres: Action, Role-Play (Adventure and Collecting)

Accessibility: 1 feature

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Badimo (@Badimo)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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