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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: 37 out of 50
  2. Negative: 4 out of 50
  1. Nov 17, 2020
    10
    I didn't see it coming. I swear to God it took me 200% by surprise. My chin literally dropped by the end of this game. Not only that, ifI didn't see it coming. I swear to God it took me 200% by surprise. My chin literally dropped by the end of this game. Not only that, if you're a fan of telltales, it's a must play. If you want a split-screen co-op, its a must have game. The game has it's fun and tense moments. I played with my cousin, and I'm telling you, we were both screaming at the tv on several occasions while playing this game Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It is a very good game in the category of graphics and history, the story tells of two men who were transferred to prison for committing a crime, it is a game of the genre adventure, it offers us very important things in games, not all games of today they have the modality of cooperative (co-op) and divided screen, and above all, you can buy, this is steam and has subtitles that translate the dialogue into Spanish, for people who do not understand English, just this Game is a masterpiece of Hazelight Studios, Thanks! Thanks 2018, Thank you Unreal Engine, Thanks Electronic Arts, Thanks Steam, Thanks Valve!. 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. Jan 26, 2019
    9
    No hay muchos juegos para jugar con tu amigo, disfrutar de cada momento juntos y depender uno del otro. En cada momento se puede ver que hacesNo hay muchos juegos para jugar con tu amigo, disfrutar de cada momento juntos y depender uno del otro. En cada momento se puede ver que haces tu y que hace el. Si era algo mas largo le daria un 10 Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2020
    8
    amazing game with a great storyline akin to a movie. emotions well handed , gameplay wise it doesn t excell in anything but the sum of all theamazing game with a great storyline akin to a movie. emotions well handed , gameplay wise it doesn t excell in anything but the sum of all the gameplay elements just works. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2018
    7
    Fun game, lots of dialog, voice acting is hit or miss at times. This seems to be one of those titles thats just different enough and indieFun game, lots of dialog, voice acting is hit or miss at times. This seems to be one of those titles thats just different enough and indie enough to get overhyped and lots of the negatives typically pointed out in AAA titles are ignored in this game. If this game were an Xbox exclusive it would be getting 6'sor 7's across the board. It is when reduced to its basest frame a drama with lots of dialog and cutscenes mixed with QTEs at integral parts..yes they mix in some other mechanics...but i cant help but feel the game is a jack of all trades master of none. When did QTEs become good again??? Ryse was submarined for far far less QTEs. Solid co-op titles with humor and fun here and there...cookie cutter story and predictable dialog....simple problem solving...Game is a solid 7 ...good game worth playing. Expand
  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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