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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. Negative: 40 out of 169
  1. Jan 11, 2019
    10
    I want more coop games like this. Linearity and good cohesive stories are so underrated these days.
  2. Nov 20, 2021
    10
    It's a good game with a good soundtrack and a fantastic gameplay for co-op. I recommend it with an open heart. All respects for developers.
  3. 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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  4. Mar 1, 2022
    8
    Score: 8.8

    An amazing co-op experience with a very cool story, if you have a friend to play with just get it, is soo **** cool. You can
    Score: 8.8

    An amazing co-op experience with a very cool story, if you have a friend to play with just get it, is soo **** cool.
    You can finish it in an entire sitting during the afternoon.
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  5. Dec 22, 2019
    7
    This game was absolutely awful! The voice acting was terrible, it felt like it was a 10 year old game but really it was quite new, and theThis game was absolutely awful! The voice acting was terrible, it felt like it was a 10 year old game but really it was quite new, and the puzzles (if you even call them that) were jokes.

    That being said, me and my friends enjoyed how absolutely awful all these things were. We had quite a few laughs at the expense of the game and the terrible scenarios we were put in. We did have a hoot looking for all the mini-games (fugitives spending hours playing horseshoes and darts is ridiculous enough)
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  6. May 31, 2020
    5
    The further you go in this game the less creative and surprising it gets, unfortunately since the premise it's actually very good.
  7. Feb 23, 2019
    0
    Trash game that forces co-op when you could easily solo all of the content, the second player is just a forced gimmick that ruins the game forTrash game that forces co-op when you could easily solo all of the content, the second player is just a forced gimmick that ruins the game for no reason other than the person who made the game is stupid. Expand

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