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  • Summary: The story of A Way Out begins in prison with two separate inmates, Leo and Vincent, who don’t know each other. While their individual stories progress, players have to build a relationship based on trust as they break both men out of prison into the world beyond. This co-op only experienceThe story of A Way Out begins in prison with two separate inmates, Leo and Vincent, who don’t know each other. While their individual stories progress, players have to build a relationship based on trust as they break both men out of prison into the world beyond. This co-op only experience is meant to be played together with a friend on a couch or online. A Way Out is a game uniquely tailored for two players to work together no matter the situation. Through a compelling narrative, Leo and Vincent will embark on an emotional adventure, where they live some memorable action moments that they face together including car chases, stealth passages, melee fights, shootouts and many more. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Mar 22, 2018
    90
    A Way Out is something new and fresh that ironically brings nostalgic feelings. It's unique and original, and if you miss coop adventures, you can't miss it.
  2. Apr 11, 2018
    90
    I implore you to find a friend who owns it or to buy it yourself and share the experience with someone else. Honestly, don’t miss A Way Out, for it’s the purest form of co-op out there and a truly innovative game.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 1, 2018
    90
    Makes co-op gameplay more worthwhile than anything else before it. [May 2018, p.84]
  4. games(TM)
    Apr 20, 2018
    80
    An unexpected and unforgettable co-op gem. [Issue#199, p.77]
  5. Mar 26, 2018
    78
    Above all else, and despite its similarities and homages to several films and other properties A Way Out surprises with little touches and moments of joy. Stopping to play Connect Four in a hospital waiting room or picking up a banjo for a strum in a farmer’s house after washing his dishes and stealing his clothes. A Way Out understands that co-op can be fun and spontaneous in addition to providing another tense moment requiring coordination.
  6. Apr 5, 2018
    70
    A Way Out intended to renew the forgotten split screen cooperative experience, but fell short in its execution. The result is not as overwhelming as you think; A Way Out is fun and it's better to play with a partner on the couch. However, if you wanted to find the holy grail of cooperative gaming, maybe you should look elsewhere.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Apr 26, 2018
    60
    A game that never quite finds a level of consistency to fully engage you. [June 2018, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Mar 29, 2018
    10
    An absolut fantastic journey together with someone beside you. Really beautiful.
    Such a good story and concept!
  2. Mar 26, 2018
    10
    Keeping in mind this game is made by a small studio Hazelight, it's lived up to expectation. One of the best co-op games, truly fun andKeeping in mind this game is made by a small studio Hazelight, it's lived up to expectation. One of the best co-op games, truly fun and gameplay is far from repetitive. The story is great and takes unexpected twists. The small little mini games within the game keep things fun and competitive between the two players. It does well to blend the lighter and serious sides, great game. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2018
    10
    the best game thanks Hazelight Studios thanks Josef Fares for beautiful game I love, please news game style Away out the big ig game thanksthe best game thanks Hazelight Studios thanks Josef Fares for beautiful game I love, please news game style Away out the big ig game thanks thanks thanks Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2018
    9
    I have never been compelled to write a review, but here I am. This game is a shout-out to when games didn't have to follow the rules they setI have never been compelled to write a review, but here I am. This game is a shout-out to when games didn't have to follow the rules they set for gameplay. The gameplay was fun, and the setting was changed frequently which refreshed the game a little. There were, however, a few too many "quick-time" events that seemed unnecessary for me, but in many ways it was just as many as Tomb Raider - which some people adore.

    This game's story was also excellent. There are many reviews that were saying it wasn't, but I can utterly assure you that they did not complete the game. The story and the character development is top-notch, especially when compared to other modern games.

    Also, due to Origin allowing a friend to play for free, I was able to play this game for far cheaper than I thought I would. That was a very satisfying feeling, and to whomever is responsible, I would like to say thank you.

    I wouldn't say that this game is a masterpiece, but this game is genuinely a good game. 9/10
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  5. Apr 22, 2018
    8
    A way out
    great storytelling
    A Way it is a cinematic adventure game that has to be played with 2 players. Either Couch Co Op or with an
    A way out
    great storytelling
    A Way it is a cinematic adventure game that has to be played with 2 players.
    Either Couch Co Op or with an online friend,
    I ended up playing couch co op and found this to be the best option if its possible.
    if not, you can invinte any friend to play with you from start to finish even if they don’t have to game
    The forced co op is a bit of a draw back though, its hard to find someone willing to tolerate you and your hilarious jokes for a full 5 an a half hours that it takes to finish this game.
    I played the arrogant, cocky and short tempered leo and my partner played as the calm and in control Vincent.
    this game is basically the grown up version of the rugrats,
    you get your trusty screwdriver and as a team you have to find a way out of prison to go after a mutual enemy.
    this is a lot of one person distracting and finding a way to take guard attention from an area, while the other player inches closer to the target, coming up with clever ways to sneak tools back to your cell and look out for eachother while getting it done..
    This game doesn’t fully take place in prison though, youll find yourself on a farm as well as getting to know these characters and their families..
    making you care how the story plays out for each..
    there are moments of driving and third person shooting..
    the gameplay is constantly pulling the narrative forward..
    you never feel stuck or stagnant..
    constantly going..
    the 5 and a half hours flies by…
    And throughout the story there will be choices to make that are either more passive or more aggressive..
    choices that need to be agreed on by both players before you can move on..
    its tough to go into detail without spoiling, but I loved the journey this game took me on.. I loved the story and all of its twists..
    I loved not knowing where the game was going to take me next…
    this game shines during the moments where communication is necessary, where you have to use timing, hwere you have to watch for and distract guards while your partner gets to work…
    there really is no negative here other than again, this game has to be played with another person…
    you cant switch back and forth between controllers, there are moments here where that just wont work.
    This is a great game to sit down and spend some time with someone with
    especially if both of you can get lost in your characters.
    I give A way Out
    a 8.0/10
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  6. Mar 26, 2018
    7
    This game gets 7 because of story the only problem is that its multiplayer only and sometimes you get teamates that ruin the experience
  7. Mar 24, 2018
    0
    I have had such a bad experience with this game. The menu is awful and hard to use. When I choose between single play or invite players iI have had such a bad experience with this game. The menu is awful and hard to use. When I choose between single play or invite players i cant. Mouse wont work and no keys will either. Such a bad game. If anyone knows why this is I need some help. I rebooted and repaired the game but i still cant select an option. Expand

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