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A way out (2018) is an action adventure game centred around two playable characters simultaneously. With another player, you control Leo and Vincent, two convicted prisoners who must break out of prison and stay on the run from authorities.

The game unfolds simultaneously during both narrative and action sections, in a split-screen display reminiscent of the TV show 24. The progress ebbs and flows between the two players. Sometimes you are acting together to foil a guard or at others, one of you is doing something while the other is watching a narrative scene.

One way or another you need to cooperate to progress, and each situation can be approached differently, with both characters taking different roles. In one example, Vincent needs to distract a nurse and guard, so Leo can find a chisel needed to aid their escape. What's nice is the fluidity in these roles that can be switched between them on subsequent playthroughs.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked A Way Out 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 4 months ago.
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This is an Action and Adventure game with Communication, Fighting and Shooting elements. You can play with 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game. There is no single-player option. For online-play, you are paired up with other players at the same stage in the game.

Cross-Platform: You can't play with people on different platforms. However, unusually, you can invite another player to join you without them owning the game themselves (as long as they have Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus).

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 9 hours to complete.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 with violence against vulnerable and defenceless human characters and the use of sexual expletives. There is a scene in the game in which a human character is tied to a chair on a rooftop. The player must torture this character for information using a variety of different objects. The character can also be kicked from the rooftop. The game also contains use of the word '*!@?*' and its derivatives.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence, Sexual References, Coarse Language.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.


A Way Out usually costs £24.99. 

A Way Out

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/03/2018

Price: 85% off

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 2 (2 online)

Genres: Action, Adventure (Communication, Fighting and Shooting)

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Hazelight Games (@HazelightGames)

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