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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. Positive: 63 out of 81
  2. Negative: 8 out of 81
  1. 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
  2. Mar 24, 2018
    10
    It's just magical. Since the days of HeavyRain, I have not experienced such powerful emotions. A pure diamond in the world of game design.It's just magical. Since the days of HeavyRain, I have not experienced such powerful emotions. A pure diamond in the world of game design. Amazing opportunity to share emotions in co-op. 12/10 Thank you for such a unique game! Bravo! With love from Russia 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. May 21, 2018
    9
    Didn't have this much fun for a long time. A must play, it's relatively cheap and you can share the cost with a friend ;)
  5. Mar 25, 2018
    8
    A good game. Some gameplay uses "game conventions" in controlling or challenges which needs additional explanation when co-op with newA good game. Some gameplay uses "game conventions" in controlling or challenges which needs additional explanation when co-op with new players. These rough corners can be polished more carefully. The action contents are thorough, plot medicore but the co-op gameplay is really fun ! Expand
  6. Mar 29, 2018
    8
    Ever since I finished the awesome game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons last year, I was really looking forward to what Josef Fares and his coreEver since I finished the awesome game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons last year, I was really looking forward to what Josef Fares and his core team that were behind Brothers would do next. And 5 years after Brothers, A Way Out hits the shelves. This game is very original, just like Brothers, delivering a coop only experience, but this experience is very good, as it forces very enjoyable and satisfying cooperation. The characters are also very relatable, and the visuals are very nice. This game also thankfully does not include EA's terrible lootbox and microtransaction systems that have been present in most of their games recently. But this game does have one main issue: the random side activities you can do are not very enjoyable, and the gunplay controls are quite stiff and annoying to control. This is because Josef and his team are obviously not used to gunplay design and need more practice in designing this. However, since this game's published by EA, do not buy it a full price. We need to continually put the pressure on EA to get their act together, and by buying their games for less money, we can do that. Overall, though, A Way Out is a great game and a very enjoyable coop experience. i just wouldn't recommend you buy it at full price. Expand
  7. Mar 24, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. That ending. That damn ending.

    Do you know this joke about two chairs, a cake and a penis? Lemme tell you, it is of substance. "There are two chairs. On one there is a pie. On the other, a dick. You have to sit on one, and eat the other. Which do you choose?”

    This is exactly the choice this game forces you to make. And when you ask "why the hell am I making this choice again?", the game simply answers, "’cuz". There’s no reasoning. This game, as one reviewer has well put it, plays itself.

    So one may as well play it not.
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