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A Way Out

Electronic Arts
Mar 23, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
64 / 100
IGN
8.3 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Easy Allies
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
7 / 10
Polygon
7.5 / 10

A Way Out Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Innovative Co-Op

Unintentionally Hilarious

Cliched Story

A Way Out presents a unique and daring co-op experience that works as intended. While it's wrapped up in a less than original narrative, the mechanics provide plenty of engaging moments for you and a friend.


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A Way Out - Meet Vincent and Leo

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A Way Out Official Gameplay Trailer


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Critic Reviews for A Way Out

Messy, varied and inadvertently hilarious: A Way Out is an unusual but uneven tandem ride.

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If you go into A Way Out thinking its mandatory two-player co-op is a gimmick, you'll likely come out of it realizing that it couldn't have been done any other way. Vincent and Leo's journey will have you and a friend performing tasks together both mundane and dramatic, and the result is a memorable, variety-packed cinematic adventure that feels like what Telltale's games might've evolved into if they'd leaned into game mechanics instead of phasing them out.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Fresh presentation and admirable dedication to its big idea can't save this two-player adventure from mediocrity.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

It's highly inconsistent, but this is still one of the most daring co-op games of recent years and shows how well playing together can work for story-based games.

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A Way Out elevates co-op gaming in a way nothing has before, bringing players together to create one beautifully told story that everyone needs to experience.

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The premise, and occasionally its execution, has its moments, but A Way Out feels like a vision not fully realized

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A Way Out has many faults, but a lack of heart isn't one of them. Seeing that heart translated into a cooperative play experience makes the journey worthwhile.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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