A Way Out

A Way Out Reviews Summary

Innovative Co-Op
Unintentionally Hilarious
Cliched Story

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 107 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 107 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Mar 29, 2018

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

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8.3 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2018

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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64 / 100
Mar 23, 2018

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

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6 / 10
Mar 28, 2018

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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8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2018
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Mar 22, 2018

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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7 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2018

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

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

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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6 / 10
Mar 22, 2018

A Way Out is a unique, enjoyable adventure that has a number of problems.

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Unscored
Mar 26, 2018

It is a game full of smart moments, perfect for bringing together dedicated gamers and curious onlookers alike.

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