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.

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Based on 107 critic reviews
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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2018

I highly recommend this game if you want to have a great coop experience. It’s like watching a movie and playing a game at the same time. The thrills and chills this game gives is like no other. And I can truly say that it provided an entertainment that no other coop game can provide.

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80 / 100
Mar 23, 2018

A Way Out has a lot of highs and lows but the combination of cooperative elements and cinematic adventure provides enough excitement that you'll stick around until the end.

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7.8 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2018

A Way Out is a well made Co-Op fun for a great evening on the couch or online with friends that oftens tries to put too much into the game and misses to actually deliver on the gameplay and story telling part. If you can live with tons of flaws in every department you'll still have lots of fun with the game.

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8 / 10
Mar 26, 2018

A Way Out may not be a perfect game, yet it is an enjoyable experience able to make good memories. In his career as a game designer, Josef Fares has always been trying to introduce new ideas and he started doing so by presenting “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons”. “Brothers” was and still is a unique title which is hard to find alike on the market. Luckily, A Way Out is lovable, informative, romantic and entertaining as much; and just like Josef Fares’ previous game, it can be a rare experience.

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9 / 10
Mar 26, 2018

A Way Out isn't perfect, but it comes really close. The forced Multiplayer leads to some really special gameplay ideas and gets you emotionally bonded to both characters. Stunning One-Shots and amazing panoramas show the artistic talent of the studio and the story carries some really exciting twists and turns. Only some technical diffuclties probably caused by low budget take one scorepoint from A Way Out's Score.

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Wait for Sale
Apr 1, 2018

A Way Out offers a well-made game with a functional but dull story. There’s certainly fun to be had, but depending on who you’re playing the game with, you might want to stick to Fortnite instead. There’s nothing particularly profound about the game, and the story doesn’t stand up to the immense pressure the game forces on it. If you’re looking for a 5-hour detour into cinematic gameplay with a buddy, I’d say try A Way Out, but don’t expect an Oscar-winning performance.

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8.4 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2018

There is nothing like A Way Out on the market. Both its design premise of using gameplay as the main storytelling vessel and its concept of how co-op is implemented are unique in this medium, and more importantly, they worked very well. The story beats the game touches are slightly generic but it uses the interactivity of video games to deliver extremely memorable sequences. This adventure starring Leo and Vincent is fun, thrilling and emotional and I absolutely recommend the experience.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2018

A Way Out follows the story of Vincent and Leo from when they meet in prison through their ensuing escape and the consequences of the choices they jointly make. It’s an interesting and engaging journey which occasionally falls a bit flat in certain aspects.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2018

A Way Out is one of the best co-op experiences out there. A great storyline and various possibilities make for a great and intriguing experience.

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Apr 6, 2018

A Way Out delivers a remarkable co-op experience like no other did in former generations.

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