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Prison Tycoon (Windows)

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In Prison Tycoon the player watches over a prison. The prisoners need to have a nice stay, a possibility to rehabilitate and the workers should not get beat up by them. In typical tycoon style buildings can be constructed. These include factories for the prisoners to work in, cafeterias to eat, TV rooms for spare time and medical stations if someone gets hurt in the rough day to day life in a prison.

Buildings can be constructed on the prison site and they are equipped with prefabricated rooms, as long as it fits the budget. Money can be earned by having the prisoners work in factories. Reputation is also important as income is also dependent on the public money from the state. In higher levels the player has to take care of felons and keep law and order. The formation of gangs need to be prevented, personnel needs to be treated well and the prison can eventually be turned into a well-known a highly secure facility with decent services for the prisoners.


Prison Tycoon Windows The inhouse views are provided by a surveilance camera kind of view.
Prison Tycoon Windows The Main Menu
Prison Tycoon Windows A training area for the prisoners
Prison Tycoon Windows Prisoners on their way to waste some sparetime.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Prison Tycoon: Sie Sind Der Boss Im Knast !" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Prison Tycoon: Enfermez-les tous !" -- French tag-lined title
  • "Prison Tycoon: Be the Big Man of the Big House" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Gevangenis Tycoon" -- Dutch title

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Oct 04, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Gamigo Feb 18, 2006 4 out of 10 40
PC Powerplay Feb, 2006 36 out of 100 36
G4 TV: X-Play Aug 28, 2006 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2006 14 out of 100 14
PC Action Mar 03, 2006 10 out of 100 10


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On the German Cover there is an obvious mistake with the sorting of the layered image. The shotgun of the guard is over his hand and arm but behind a button on his shoulder. This must have been mixed up after the game was shipped elsewhere because on the American cover the sorting is right.

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Fjonan (581) added Prison Tycoon (Windows) on Aug 12, 2006