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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: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 4, 2018
    100
    In the end, A Way Out is without a doubt the most satisfying coop experience I’ve ever had. It’s a superb experience made from the ground up to be purely cooperative, and it creates a unique sinergy that even coop classics like Left 4 Dead can’t come close to achieving. The truth is, A Way Out not only holds itself alongside the best coop titles out there – it surpasses them.
  2. Mar 22, 2018
    90
    A Way Out mixes the cinema and video game languages in a tale about two strangers that must break out of prison. Cooperation between these two characters and the players are essential, with a powerful dramatic sense.
  3. CD-Action
    Jun 5, 2018
    90
    Hazelight’s interactive movie sets a new standard for co-op games. It’s varied, thrilling, very pretty and enjoyable for both hardcore and casual gamers. It evokes tons of positive emotions and I can’t remember last time an action game moved me so much. [05/2018, p.50]
  4. Mar 22, 2018
    80
    A Way Out hits the heart of thriller fans and combines an intricate gangster story with simple co-op gameplay that welds gamers together.
  5. Mar 23, 2018
    75
    While it's not as memorable as it could have been, we had a good time playing A Way Out. Clever co-op mechanics and a novel presentation are diminished by an underwhelming plot and rather shallow gameplay.
  6. Mar 23, 2018
    64
    Messy, varied and inadvertently hilarious: A Way Out is an unusual but uneven tandem ride.
  7. Mar 22, 2018
    60
    It was a beautiful aspiration: to make a co-op game that encourages people to work together by means of original gameplay. But in the end, the manner in which A Way Out is played is seldom original and it's written like a poor action movie out of the 90's.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 129
  2. Negative: 32 out of 129
  1. Mar 24, 2018
    10
    A Way Out has to be the best game I've played this year by far. The direction, mix of gameplay style, discovery with games within the gameA Way Out has to be the best game I've played this year by far. The direction, mix of gameplay style, discovery with games within the game itself, homages and throwbacks, characters, settings, variety - and that ending jesus christ. I can't recommend it enough. The fact one person can buy it and the other person downloads the "game pass" from origin for free makes it even better.

    What a journey. First time I've played a game for 6-7hrs straight (apart from a 30-40 min break for dinner).

    Some of the sweeping camera moves was just mindblowing, some reminded me of david fincher. Can't recommend it enough. 2 friends will have a blast with it.
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  2. Jun 4, 2019
    10
    As my self, on movie or game doesn't matter. I never connect to characters and never cry. But this one, at the final almost made me cry. IAs my self, on movie or game doesn't matter. I never connect to characters and never cry. But this one, at the final almost made me cry. I really couldn't escape from feelings of this game that gave me about days. I am playing games every day; Witcher, Rainbow, CSGO, Tomb Raider etc. I played almost all games that i heard but that's my best game. I am waiting for second version of it about a long time but we can't hear anything from them. Dear Developers, please give us A Way Out 2. Expand
  3. Feb 4, 2021
    10
    مع ان اللعبة من استديو صغير لكن الابداع في هذه اللعبى ينافس اضخم الالعاب
    صحيح ان الجرافيك لا ينافس الالعاب الضخمة لكنه كان معبرا للاحداث
    مع ان اللعبة من استديو صغير لكن الابداع في هذه اللعبى ينافس اضخم الالعاب
    صحيح ان الجرافيك لا ينافس الالعاب الضخمة لكنه كان معبرا للاحداث وموسيقا مشهد النهاية مؤثرة الشوتر وتنوع الاسلحة كان متواضع لكن ما جعل اللعبة مثيرة هي زوايا الكميرا المتنوعة والجميلة واللتي اعطت اللعبة طابع ممتاز
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  4. Sep 14, 2018
    8
    Первая игра построенная изначально для коопа удалась на славу, но без недостатков.
    Плюсы:
    -Правильный динамичный сплитскрин -Бодрый,
    Первая игра построенная изначально для коопа удалась на славу, но без недостатков.
    Плюсы:
    -Правильный динамичный сплитскрин
    -Бодрый, запоминающийся сюжет
    -Множество весёлых мини-игр
    -QTE не раздражают
    -Можно играть с другом, купив только одну копию игры за 30$
    Минусы:
    -Графон местами очень плох
    -Неожиданный поворот в конце - моветон.
    Поставил бы спокойно девятку, но финал слишком мрачный, депрессивный и выбивается из общего тона повествования. Слегка разочарован.
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  5. Dec 13, 2020
    8
    Good game. A rollercoaster of emotions. Grab it on sale with a friend. In 2020 both friends have to own the game
  6. Dec 21, 2018
    5
    Your choices affect only on game situations, but not endings. Intriguing start -> HORRIBLE gameplay -> good ending. I would like more if thisYour choices affect only on game situations, but not endings. Intriguing start -> HORRIBLE gameplay -> good ending. I would like more if this story would be told in a short story or video, but not in game. It was the worst interactive movie game I ever played. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2019
    0
    I would do a proper review if THIS GAME had ''Play with AI'' or HazeLight Discord Server had someone to play with it because litterally 0I would do a proper review if THIS GAME had ''Play with AI'' or HazeLight Discord Server had someone to play with it because litterally 0 Player wants to play with someone (yes, i got one but its from PS4 too bad its not Cross Platform) Expand

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