A Way Out
Verdict: A thrilling co-op experience.
Rating: 5 Stars
What is it?
A Way Out is a co-op only game uniquely tailored for two players to work together no matter the situation. Through a compelling narrative, Leo and Vincent embark on an emotional adventure where they will live some memorable action moments that they will face together, including car chases, stealth passages, melee fights, shootouts and more.
The game is only played in either online or local split screen co-op between two players with no single player mode. As such, it requires strict teamwork and timing that will often leave you on the floor laughing as much as it will have you exhilarated by the sharp, snappy mechanics. Even though it’s focused on its story sequences, A Way Out is decidedly not a ‘walking simulator’-style adventure – in fact, it’s more like a collection of largely enjoyable minigames.
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