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A Short Hike

adamgryu
Jul 30, 2019 - PC
Mighty

OpenCritic Rating

87

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100%

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Eurogamer
Essential
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
Destructoid
7.5 / 10
Shacknews
9 / 10
IGN Italy
8.8 / 10
PlayStation Universe
8 / 10
Push Square
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for A Short Hike

A quest to find phone signal leads to a glorious game of exploration and reconnection.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An utterly charming and perfectly paced mini-adventure that packs in more character, emotion, and sense of wonder than most 30 hour epics.

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With gentle, idyllic charm, A Short Hike is a delightful vignette about the joys of hiking and meeting new friends.

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A Short Hike is far from perfect, but it absolutely is unique and worth your time. It's also super fucking rad, and I love it. Warts and all. If you're looking for something different, and you don't mind the price of admission, I think this is more than worth the price of entry. It may not be perfect, but life never is, and that's fine and beautiful in its own way.

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A Short Hike is a delightful journey through a vibrant park, bolstered by some fascinating characters and impressive writing. The gameplay is well-rounded, with abilities that are fun to use and a consistent progression. Despite a nitpick or two, there’s hardly anything to knock about Adamgryu’s latest outing.

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A small gem that tells the story of its developer and let player experience a short-yet-incredibly fascinating adventure.

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As whimsical and relaxing lo-res indie adventure games go, A Short Hike is up there with the best. It draws you in with its freewheeling 'go where you like' vibe, charms you with some beautiful artwork and music and offers up great pleasures in exploration as you stroll, climb and glide around the small mountainous island. You'll only be there for a few hours, but every moment is a chilled out pleasure.

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Ultimately, the extra bits draped around the core experience are the real star, offering up a helping of charm and wit that help sell the title as a cosy little experience worth your time, even if you might not have much cause to return to it once you’re done.

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