A Way Out

Experience the story of Vincent and Leo, who must work together to escape from prison.

At a time where most game releases from big publishers don’t include (couch) coop modes anymore, “A Way Out” takes a different path: It focuses entirely on 2 player coop gameplay. You take control of one of two characters, which don’t know each other at the beginning of the game. However, they quickly learn that they need to work together to escape from prison.

“A Way Out” is primarily about finding needful things and do stuff together, like breaking doors, climbing up a shaft or watching out while the other person tries to escape from its cell. The game basically feels like a (about 6 hours long) movie with a few interactive puzzles and challenges in between.

The game uses a dynamic splitscreen. If something important happens on one side, the other part of the screen gets smaller. It feels very good, because both players can experience important story moments—from different angles.

“A Way Out” doesn’t offer unique puzzles or innovative gameplay mechanics, but it’s a great coop experience with a heartwarming story. This is not something many other games accomplish.

Why you should play it:

  1. The story is meant to be experienced by exactly two players.
  2. Vincent and Leo are quite different, which creates a nice buddy-movie dynamic.

Supported Platforms

  • Windows (Steam)
  • PS4 (PSN)
  • XBOX One (Microsoft Store)

This game may be available for other platforms, because new versions have been released or we weren’t aware of versions for other OS when writing this piece. Please check out the official website for “A Way Out”, if your preferred platform isn’t listed.

Your Linux distribution may support this game through Steam Play.

Multiplayer Options

  • Local Multiplayer (Couch Coop)
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Remote Play Together on Steam
  • SharePlay on PSN (2 Players)

Remote Play Together (Steam) and SharePlay (PSN) allow you to share local multiplayer games with friends over the internet. Only the host needs to own the game. Remote Play Together is free. SharePlay requires a paid PSN subscription and is limited to 60 minutes per session and a maximum of 2 players.

Last edited: 01.07.2020

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About us

Why we’ve created “Couch Coop Favorites”

We love couch coop games. Nothing beats the joy of sitting in the same room, playing some fun games and experiencing the reactions of your friends—especially at the moment, when you’re more often at home with your partner, family members or roommates. Sure, online multiplayer modes can be fun, too, but couch coop modes have always been the best type of multiplayer games.

If you are like us, you play local multiplayer games on a regular basis, either with your kids or your friends. While most couch coop games can be played over and over again, you may want to try something new from time to time. So, where do you find interesting, new titles? Sometimes you get great recommendations from friends, but most of the time you need to do your own research.

Most game stores like Steam, PSN or Microsoft Store offer categories for local multiplayer games. However, they either feature just a handful of new games or list thousands of entries. Websites for couch coop games do exist, but they try to list them all, even the not-so-good ones. Gaming related blogs and magazines sometimes write about couch coop games, but it’s not their main subject. You probably don’t want to search on the internet for hours and hunt for hidden gems. You want to find great, new games without the hassle. That’s why we’ve came up with the idea for “Couch Coop Favorites”.

We’ve created lists with handpicked couch coop games—filterable by platform, store and relevant features. On this website you can quickly find new games. Save time on researching, spend more time with your friends and family.

Who we are

We are Tabea und Patrick, both in our mid-20s and from Northern Germany. We have a deep passion for couch coop games and did a lot of research on the subject in our student days. We don’t know all titles, but we certainly know a lot of excellent games for different platforms and audiences. We regularly play games, but we still identify as casual gamers. We believe that not every gaming related site needs to target hardcore gamers.

Our mission is simple: We want to bring joy to people looking for good couch coop games and we want to support indie developers, too.

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