A Way Out for Xbox One
Xbox One

A Way Out

Mar 23, 2018
271st of 6218

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About this game

Developer: Hazelight Studios
Content Rating: Mature


From the creators of Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons comes A Way Out, an exclusively co-op adventure where you play the role of one of two prisoners making their daring escape from prison. What begins as a thrilling breakout quickly turns into an unpredictable, emotional adventure unlike anything seen or played before. A Way Out is an experience that must be played with two players. Each player controls one of the main characters, Leo and Vincent, in a reluctant alliance to break out of prison and gain their freedom. Play the entire experience with your friends for free using the friends pass free trial feature.

Gamer Reviews

8173 Reviews
0 review
Feb 6, 2022
This review contains spoilers.

This game really made me think How lucky I am to exist at the same time it was developed and realeased. Such an amazing story! Not just your ordinary cliche story. It has full of twists and turns with the series of events you get into. I love everything about this game. And surely you'll enjoy this 100% if you have a friend with you all the time to play this. Trust me, your friendship will either be stronger or even break at some point hahahah. Kidding aside, I really love how Hazelight managed to develop games like this. We always thought split-screen is dead. But they proved to us that we are wrong!


Artistry:10 /12

Technical Merit: 6/8


Music: 11/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 7/8


Control & Interface: 6/8

Player Agency: 6/8

Accessibility: 3/4


Feedback & Fun: 9/10

Depth: 5/5

Variety: 5/5


Narrative: 8/8

Heart: 6/6

Originality: 6/6

Jul 31, 2021

A really fun game where you can play as a character and another character. You can play with your friends.

Story. Depending on which character you choose, both of them has a unique past, You both are in prison. After helping each other after a gang fight that happened. You both want to try to escape prison. Going through.

  • Communication
  • Teamwork

With helping people to get want they want for an item which is going to help you with the prison escape plan.

While helping each other, to get to know more about the person and know more about their past and why they want to escape.(I mean, who doesn't want to escape prison?)

Post Prison.After both of you escape prison. You'll help each other get revenge on who's responsible for putting them in prison, As both of them are innocent.

You'll get guns, solve puzzles and Most importantly. Have fun.

This game takes me and my brother 8 hours to complete. It's pretty fun. They're different endings, Plus there are betrayals,

There's online if you don't have anyone to play with. But you'll probably need to turn on your mic and communicate, as there's no way you can beat the game without saying a thing and hoping the person will look out and say something. So communication is a must if you want to play online.

Plus you'll get a lot of Achievements, There's a few secrets.


Jul 31, 2021

I really liked this game me and my friend beat it in 6 hours 2 hours then a break then 4 more and let me say it was a lot of fun i enjoyed it and so did my friend I think if you have the chance you need to try it its worth the time

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Sudhanva Vaidya

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Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

26 Reviews
Cade OnderMar 29, 2018
A Way Out truly excels at being a really unique video game experience. It tells a familiar cinematic story in a way no other medium can thanks to its brilliant execution. Some may find elements of the game lacking due to it being a bit simple but it can also be seen as a positive due to the fact that it allows more people to play the game. It could alienate some hardcore gamers but if you’re looking for a good co-op experience, A Way Out is one of the best of its kind.
Paul TamburroMar 22, 2018
A Way Out is at its best when it's conjuring up inventive things for you and your co-op buddy to do. Though elaborating any further would spoil it, there are a few action scenes where co-operation is much more than just pressing square at the right time, while a few mini-games dotted throughout its chapters also provide fun distractions. When A Way Out deviates from its quick-time events it's a great deal of fun, and even small activities such as cajoling fish towards your buddy's makeshift wooden spear can be hilarious.
Sam LoveridgeMar 22, 2018
In fact, aside from the similar character design, the only thing that slightly - and I mean slightly - irked be about A Way Out was that the opening was a little QTE (quick time event) heavy. But I think the only genuine problem A Way Out has is getting people playing. Co-op can put a lot of players off, but not experiencing A Way Out is denying yourself of one of gaming’s greatest adventures to date.

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