Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked A Way Out 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 7 weeks ago.
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.
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:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence, Sexual References, Coarse Language.
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.
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