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Jailbreak (Roblox) Review

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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Rich Adams.

OverviewOverview

Jailbreak 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 could 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 a successful criminal through robbing stores, bank or museum heists. Police try to keep prisoners in jail by arresting them, foiling robberies and car chases. There is a criminal base where players can pick up weapons and get changed from their Prison Jumpsuit.

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.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-11 year-olds

Release Date: 01/08/2017

Platforms: Android, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action and Role-Playing

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Badimo (@Badimo)

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Duration: 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.
 
Players: You can play this with 30 players online. Numbers of players vary depending on the server.

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Roblox Store Xbox One Free

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Roblox Store iOS Free

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Roblox Store Android Free

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Roblox Store PC Free

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Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.  

You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One. 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 purchases 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.

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Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.
 
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.

Skill Rating

8-11 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. More traditional gaming skills are required in Jailbreak compared to simpler Roblox games. Escape from prison, fool the guards, 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.

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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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