publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 2
A Way Out on the PC, PS4 and XONE platforms is a unique action adventure game designed exclusively for two people. During the game we get to know the story of two convicts who join forces to get out of an American prison. The production is the responsibility of the debut studio Hazelight, consisting of the authors of the well received cooperation adventure Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, which was released in 2013. The development team is headed by Josef Fares, a Swedish film director of Lebanese origin, whose films have received awards and distinctions at various European festivals.
A Way Out has two main characters, Vincent and Leo, convicts with contrasting personalities. Initially, they are united only by an accidental meeting and a common goal, which is to escape from the prison. However, thanks to the difficulties and obstacles they quickly become true friends. Leo is a hardened criminal who likes risk and is committed to solving all problems in the simplest way known to him, that is with the help of his fist. Vincent is the opposite of his companion. He takes a cautious approach to dangerous situations and usually prefers to avoid open conflict, but he can also be very dangerous when pushed to the wall. During the adventure we try to get out of prison, and then escape the pursuit of the guardians of the law. Both protagonists have their own individual goals - they not only want to get free and meet their families again, but also to take revenge on the people through whom they were put behind bars.
At the beginning of the game it is up to each player to decide which protagonist he or she will take on during the campaign. The action in A Way Out is observed from the perspective of a third person. We control characters as in many other action adventure games. They are able to sneak, run, stun guards or shoot from firearms. If a pair of heroes is not in the same place, the screen is divided into two parts, separately representing the deeds of Leo and Vincent. This happens even during dialogue scenes and film interviews.
The title offers a large variety of gameplay mechanics. Throughout the fictional campaign, players take part in hand-to-hand fighting, shooting, car chases, as well as in stealth segments. There are two ways to deal with many obstacles - the aggressive one proposed by Leo and the more deliberate one, the originator of which is Vincent. A Way Out focuses on close cooperation between players. Both players need to coordinate their actions, as well as demonstrate speed of reaction during many quick time events and mini-games.
A Way Out has been designed exclusively for playing in two people. Due to the complexity of the game, the creators did not foresee the possibility of playing with computer bots. Production allows for cooperation through the network, as well as a local game with a partner sitting next to us.
All buyers A Way Out receive a pass for friends, which unlocks access to the second free version of the game for a co-operative partner.
A Way Out is based on the Unreal Engine 4 engine. The game's graphics were prepared in a quasi-realistic style, which distinguishes the title from many other productions of this type. The plot is presented in an exceptionally cinematic way, which is additionally enhanced by an interesting musical path and good acting of the main characters.
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PC / Windows
- Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100T 2.5 GHz / AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 650 Ti / Radeon HD 7750 or better, 25 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
- Recommended: Intel Core i5-3750K 3.4 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R9 290 or better, 25 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit