Here Are the Best Prison Architect Mods (Download them Here!)

Prison Architect has made it out of Early Access and we have more and more gamers giving it a try at being a warden and building the perfect prison that ever existed. And even though the game is flawless and pretty amazing as it is, it’s the mods that make it great and add so much needed diversity and extra awesomeness. But with over 17,000 total items created in the Steam Workshop for the game and close to 900 dedicated mods available at the moment of writing this article, you might find it really difficult to get and play the most amazing mods that are available – so we did the research for you and we’re listing below the best Prison Architect mods to download for free and use in your game to make it much better (or a lot more different!).

All the mods can be downloaded following the links in the description and they’re not listed in any particular order. Remember that we might have still missed out a few since it’s such a big amount of them available anyway!

More Detailed Guards

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A quick and easy one to start with: as the name suggests, we’re talking about more detailed guards. They even have eyes. Woo hoo! Download the mod here.

Cramped! Mod

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Sometimes, you have that feeling that prisoners shouldn’t have that much space because, well… they are prisoners. The worst of the worst, the bad people. They deserve nothing! Well, this mod helps you be the tyrant that you always wanted to be by reducing the minimum size requirements and therefore allowing you to build tiny rooms for your prison. I am sure you can put that to some really good use! Download the mod here.

Fallout Vault Mod

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With Fallout 4 being so close to its release, I am sure that having the option to play within a prison that’s shaped like a Fallout vault sounds great. So can you be the overseer this prison needs? Click here to download the mod and you’ll find out!

Women’s Prison

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If you’re starting to get bored with you all-male prison, the Women’s prison mod will certainly bring in some variety. You will get exclusively: women prisoners, female wardens and a names revamp. Plus, the accountant will now be male, so everything’s fair! Download the mod here.

Star Wars – Imperial Architect

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Star Wars Imperial Architect is a fan made conversion mod that aims to reskin the entire Prison Architect experience into a Star Wars setting, allowing you to administrate (or escape from) the operations of an Imperial Detention Center located on a remote planet, complete with all the galactic scum and villainy you would expect.

Ironfort Mod

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A high level, high income prison with 500 cells that has everything you can wish for (and it is impossible to escape from). Best part? You can mirror it and make it bigger and meaner. Oh, the joy! Click here to download this mod.

Lets Get Takeout

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This mod makes it easier to deal with the really dangerous prisoners that pose a risk to guards or prisoners: you no longer have them interact with others. You simply order takeout! Brilliant! Check out the mod here.


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Do you ever feel bored with the fact that there are no seasons in the game? And maybe that you don’t have enough snowman prisoners? Well, this mod fixes both problems and adds a new level of cool to the game. Must try it out – so click here to download it.

Simple Garden Mod

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Do you need more profits? Do you think that your high risk prisoners would be perfectly suited for gardening and growing flowers? Then this mod is for you! Download it here.

The Last Castle – Military Prison

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Turn the excitement and fun a few levels higher with this mod that turns your regular prison into a Military one. Soldiers armed with M16s guard your prisoners, tons of reskins are available and everything looks a lot scarier! Check out the mod here.

So these would be our suggestions – you must try these 10 mods and you’ll surely enjoy the game a lot more than you’re doing right now. Have fun!

Best Early Access Games You Should Be Playing Right Now


There has been a very mixed response to the idea of “early access” games, but my opinion is that it helps developers who might otherwise not have access to funds to continue the development of their titles and, in some cases, deliver some true masterpieces. There are a ton of games available in the early access form on Steam and many of them are extremely crappy. But many stand out and we’re here to talk about 10 of them – the best early access games you can and should play right now.

They’re not in a particular order – each game is amazing in its own way – and you should really consider giving them all a try. We did and loved every second of gameplay!

Project Zomboid

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One of my favorites, a game that’s been in Alpha stage for ages, but you still probably haven’t played it yet. As the name suggests, it’s zombie survival game – an isometric zombie survival game with a huge focus on the scavenging, resource gathering and surviving part rather than shooting down all zombies thing. A truly amazing experience that I highly recommend to gamers who really want to experience something new and cool.

Steam link: Project Zomboid

Star Lords

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One line is enough to describe this game, and obviously its devs have found it: “Star Lords is an epic, complex, dense, turn-based 4X PC strategy game, set in deep space”. Although this game is clearly not for everybody, those who love deep strategies will get to love it. It’s a game of galactic proportions!

Steam link: Star Lords

Wasteland 2

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I guess that this game needs no introduction. It’s probably the best post-apocalyptic game available on Steam’s Early Access service and ticks all the right boxes for a game to remember. Bonus: it’s the title that served as inspiration for the Fallout series. Until the original Wasteland, no other CRPG had ever allowed players to control and command individual party members for tactical purposes or given them the chance to make moral choices that would directly affect the world around them. Wasteland was a pioneer in multi-path problem solving, dripping in choice and consequence and eschewing the typical one-key-per-lock puzzle solving methods of its peers, in favor of putting the power into players’ hands to advance based on their own particular play style.

Steam link: Wasteland 2

Don’t Starve

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In my case, Don’t Starve was the first real current gen survival game that I have played. And by “current gen” I mean: options. Tons of options, tons of things to do, a lot of freedom and boy, so many things to learn! Couple that with a world that keeps evolving (read: developers constantly add new stuff) and you have a gem of a game to try out if you haven’t already, together with its Reign of Giants DLC.

Steam Link: Don’t Starve

Prison Architect

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A game that gives you the task to build a prison doesn’t sound like the most exciting game ever but more like a poor time management tycoon like game that you will get bored with after a few minutes. However, this particular title is created by the same team that brought us the beautiful Darwinia, so it’s clearly something to look at. You have a ton of options when it comes to building up your prison (will it be a fortress that nobody wants to be in or more of a Hawaiian vacation for your prisoners?) and complex gameplay mechanics that will really make you believe that your dream job is that of a… Prison Architect.

Steam link: Prison Architect

Meridian: New World

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Play as Daniel Hanson, commander of the first expedition to planet Meridian and uncover the dark secrets it holds! Shape the world around you with every decision you make and through every dialogue with your crew. Meridian: New World offers countless options to devise your own strategy, including various equipment options for your units and special abilities for you to rely upon. Use your abilities anywhere on the battlefield and turn the tide of battle by weakening the enemy troops. Alternatively take the covert approach and sabotage the enemy power supply to shut down their production. You can rely entirely on researching superior weapons or special abilities. Or you can risk building a large economy, constructing a massive army from your enormous resources. The choice is yours!

Steam link: Meridian: New World

Dead State

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A bit of a wild card, Dead State has been in development since forever and some gamers are disappointed that after such a long wait the game still isn’t perfect. I doubt there will be any zombie survival game (because that’s what Dead State is all about, after all) that will please all sides but I can honestly say that it’s worth giving it a try. Probably not the best thing since they invented bacon, but still an enjoyable experience.

Steam Link: Dead State


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You play as a character who just crash landed on a strange new planet. It’s not one filled with the friendliest creatures in the galaxy, so you embark on a quest for survival, exploration and a lot of fighting in a game that procedurally generates content, including creatures and weapons. A highly replayable, highly enjoyable product. Hint: if you enjoyed Terraria, you will most likely enjoy this game too

Steam link: Starbound

Space Engineers

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Although in real life being an astronaut or space engineer would probably be one of the most exciting jobs on earth and around it, in video games having to freeroam your way into space, repairing stuff doesn’t sound like the most fun way to spend your time. Somehow, Space Engineers manages to make it extremely fun and addictive – plus they recently added a survival mode and a multiplayer one which makes things even more exciting.

Steam Link: Space Engineers


10 broforce

I must admit, this is a really unexpected entry as the game has just been launched, but it’s filled with pixelated awesomeness so it totally deserves its place on this list. Old school run and gun elements, destructible environments and the most badass team of Bros who are not afraid to use extreme power whenever necessary.

Steam link: Broforce

Do you have any other favorite Early Access games that should be placed on this list?