A Way Out
Summary: 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.
Top Critic Average
Fresh presentation and admirable dedication to its big idea can't save this two-player adventure from mediocrity.
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.
Messy, varied and inadvertently hilarious: A Way Out is an unusual but uneven tandem ride.
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.
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.
The premise, and occasionally its execution, has its moments, but A Way Out feels like a vision not fully realized
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.
A Way Out is a unique, enjoyable adventure that has a number of problems.
It is a game full of smart moments, perfect for bringing together dedicated gamers and curious onlookers alike.