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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 207
  1. 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
  2. Oct 27, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a awesome game Best two players game i like it so much i play again and again and again Expand
  3. Apr 1, 2018
    10
    If you are looking for a reason why video games can be better and more immersive than books and movies you have to play this game. First atIf you are looking for a reason why video games can be better and more immersive than books and movies you have to play this game. First at all I am impressed that EA gave Josef Fares a green light to make a game like that. It is truly unique experience that won't make you careless afterwards. Most of the game with a coop are not giving you anything better than an option to play with your friend. There is nothing really special about having a partner in a game. I would say that some game franchises became worse. For example Dead Space 3. Here we have a story about two guys with similar life situations but different personalities. In the process of playing you will get a sense of the partnership with your friend. Game is using coop as part of game design that game industry did not see before. You will understand that when you get to play. (Hospital scene is amazing). Game does an incredible job with a camera movement. This game benefits from coop a lot. It provokes emotions and especially ending gives you chills. After finishing this game I truly believe that games have so much to offer. There is still hope that it is not just money grabbing time waster. I recommend to play it very much. If you love games that gives you experience and not just time killers you will be satisfied. Expand
  4. Jan 8, 2020
    8
    Неплохая игра со скудным бюджетом, так то всё хорошо но когда дело доходит до стрельбы или же езды хочется закрыть глазаНеплохая игра со скудным бюджетом, так то всё хорошо но когда дело доходит до стрельбы или же езды хочется закрыть глаза
  5. Mar 16, 2022
    8
    Story: 8/10
    Gameplay: 7/10
    Graphics: 7/10
    Enjoyability: 9/10
    Overall: 8/10
  6. Sep 2, 2019
    7
    Неплохая игра от еа. Интересный кооп. Ужасная стрельба и графика
  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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