EA’s newest title, A Way Out, launches tomorrow and while we didn’t receive a copy for review (Thanks in part to a site re-launch), we have assembled all of the review scores below for your viewing pleasure.
An interesting fact about A Way Out is that it allows for a streamlined co-operative experience with only one game purchase, even online. That’s right, if you purchase the game, you can invite a friend to join you, free of charge, making it an extremely accessible co-operative experience.
Reception of A Way Out appears to be mixed, with several gaming outlets weighing in anywhere between 60-95% scores. At the time of this writing Metacritic scores the game at an 80 which may change as more reviews are published.
Hardcore Gamer – 3.5/5 – “Hazelight Studios deserves praise for the high ambitions of their first title, with A Way Out attempting to emulate a wide variety of genres, themes and gameplay mechanics. While there are some key sequences that end up working out for the better as a result this jack-of-all-trades style approach, the overall game suffers from inconsistent gameplay and an uninspired story and presentation.”
Trusted Reviews – 3.5/5
IGN – 8.3/10
TechRaptor – 4.5/10
GameRevolution – 3.5/5
Gamespot – 6/10
We Got This Covered – 3/5
Attack of the Fan Boy – 4.5/5 – “A Way Out takes some of the very best ideas from action adventure gaming and mixes them with the story telling of a great film. It’s near perfect in pace and progression, while offering the player plenty of variety across the course of this five hour experience.”
Wcctech – 9/10
God is A Geek – 8.5/10
TheSixthAxis – 8/10
Polygon – 7.5/10
Gearnuke – 8.5/10
Twinfinite – 4.5/5
Dualshockers – 7/10
Shacknews – 7/10 – “When it came to a close, my partner and I wanted more. We wanted more time with Vincent and Leo. We wanted more moments of panic and anxiety in the prison and on the run. We wanted more from this unique experience, and that is both a good and a bad thing. A Way Out is full of heart and soul: you’ll grow to love the characters, and you’ll become invested in Leo’s charm and curious about Vincent’s problems, but it’s light and it could leave you unsatisfied.”
A Way Out arrives on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 23rd, 2018.