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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: 47 out of 62
  2. Negative: 1 out of 62
  1. 100
    A Way Out is a true achievement in game design. Not only does it manage to take players on a true journey of emotion, it does so in a way that is only possible through the medium of video games. It manages to do something truly special by making two players to cooperate for an extended amount of time, and the discussions that happen on the couch or over voice chat can be just as revealing as the game itself. Josef Fares and Hazelight have undoubtedly raised the bar for co-op gaming.
  2. Mar 22, 2018
    90
    A Way Out is possibly the best cooperative video game ever created. Its movie-quality cinematography, intuitive and varied gameplay, and engaging story full of unique stand-out scenarios make it one incredibly memorable interactive experience.
  3. Mar 22, 2018
    90
    A Way Out is more than a prison escape adventure - it is an escape from individualism with a clear and honest proposal: to make you trust someone else again, however difficult that reality may be.
  4. Mar 22, 2018
    80
    A Way Out is an exceptionally unique game. It asks a lot out of its players and demands they work together and trust each other in order to progress. The story is somewhat inconsistent, but offers enough variety and surprises to keep things fresh and exciting. If you are even remotely interested in co-op, A Way Out shouldn’t be missed.
  5. Mar 22, 2018
    80
    The new adventure signed by Josef Fares is again a tale about two bound-together guys. Vincent and Leo will share the same adventure in a constant split screen in order to get their revenge, thanks to a common past. After a (very!) slow and boring start, the story gets better and better, in both plot and gameplay. Even new mechanics are introduced, scene after scene, changing the perspective every time. It’s more like an interactive experience than a real challenge, like Telltale’s.
  6. Mar 22, 2018
    75
    A Way Out is a fun ride that shows off a great cooperative experience, an interesting story, and some of the coolest camera work to ever grace a video game.It’s an extremely smooth experience with very few rough edges. That said, it lacks some of the content we’ve come to expect from interactive stories, which makes it a fun ride, but not something that you’ll likely return to again and again.
  7. Apr 2, 2018
    40
    While I enjoy the idea of dedicated co-op and I’m excited to see someone exploring the space, it doesn’t feel like A Way Out trusted itself or its players to do so – the gameplay is simple to the point of being bland, the script is too predictable, and its efforts to evoke emotion feel cheap. It might be fine to play with a friend over a weekend, but it will be forgotten soon after, and it’s a shame.

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  1. Negative: 21 out of 158
  1. Aug 19, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Я рыдала как мразььььььььььььььь))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    I think this is the best Coop-Game I ever played. Not only does it take you on a roller coaster of emotions I personally also think that theI think this is the best Coop-Game I ever played. Not only does it take you on a roller coaster of emotions I personally also think that the gameplay is very unique and interesting. You could argue that the game doesn't look "that" good, but really the story totally makes up for it. We played 7 hours but we talked to almost every person we could find and played almost every mini-game. Overall I think this is simply the best Coop-Game ever and maybe also one of the best games I ever played. The last thing I wanna say is that it also has the feature that only one of you has to buy the full game. The other one has to download the Test-Version and he then can be invited for free and play the full game. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2018
    10
    So this unmatched "A way out" came out. The first for a long time, a quality game for two on one screen. Forty minutes and I'm already inSo this unmatched "A way out" came out. The first for a long time, a quality game for two on one screen. Forty minutes and I'm already in nirvana. I think this will be a great adventure. Expand
  4. Apr 1, 2018
    9
    First of all I want to write about the story of this game, it’s absolutely acceptable and has a dramatic end, best ending I’ve ever seen soFirst of all I want to write about the story of this game, it’s absolutely acceptable and has a dramatic end, best ending I’ve ever seen so far. This game has many emotional scenes that really got gamers. Also have some surprises (mostly in the last chapters).

    About the resolution I just gonna say it was OK (don’t forget the budget size and be humble)
    and one of good things about this game is its price ($30) it’s really cheap for this story, resolution and game length (6 hours).

    However I’m not that happy about game length, I expected 9 or 10 hours, but it’s 6 and not gonna change!

    Absolutely one of best CO-OP game that ever made so far, a very clever mix that EA made of missions that need 2 persons to pass! So you’re gonna have fun with your friend in PlayStations party on both of you sit on one couch (yes you can play with one PS4 with you friend)

    First of all I want to write about the story of this game, it’s absolutely acceptable and has a dramatic end, best ending I’ve ever seen so far. This game has many emotional scenes that really got gamers. Also have some surprises (mostly in the last chapters).

    About the resolution I just gonna say it was OK (don’t forget the budget size and be humble)
    and one of good things about this game is its price ($30) it’s really cheap for this story, resolution and game length (6 hours).

    However I’m not that happy about game length, I expected 9 or 10 hours, but it’s 6 and not gonna change!

    Absolutely one of best CO-OP game that ever made so far, a very clever mix that EA made of missions that need 2 persons to pass! So you’re gonna have fun with your friend in PlayStations party on both of you sit on one couch! (Yes you can play with one consul)

    This game has an epic ending!
    Stop reading reviews, 100% it worths to buy and play!
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  5. Jan 15, 2020
    8
    единственная игра по которую жена сказала: "Ну что, давай поиграем". В начале скучновато, а потом становится очень интересноединственная игра по которую жена сказала: "Ну что, давай поиграем". В начале скучновато, а потом становится очень интересно
  6. Nov 3, 2019
    7
    Одна из первых кооперативных моих игр. Очень понравилось, сюжет местами вызывает вопросы.Одна из первых кооперативных моих игр. Очень понравилось, сюжет местами вызывает вопросы.
  7. Sep 14, 2019
    0
    Одна из самых скучнейших игр во Вселенной. Забагованная, однообразная и бревнистая... Ребята, не повторяйте наших ошибок и не теряйте своёОдна из самых скучнейших игр во Вселенной. Забагованная, однообразная и бревнистая... Ребята, не повторяйте наших ошибок и не теряйте своё драгоценное время на этот кусок говнеца. Expand

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