A Short Hike

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2019

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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4.5 / 5.0
Jul 13, 2020

A Short Hike stayed in my backlog for far too long, but the truth is, there wasn’t a better time than now to play it. With quarantine canceling many summer vacations, those of us trapped in urban jungles have likely been longing for the beauty of the wild outdoors. Even in its low-poly form, A Short Hike delivers on the experience, healing players in a way that only the feel of nature can.

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85 / 100
Apr 14, 2020

The saying goes: big perfumes in small bottles. With its special and welcoming proposal, A Short Hike offers exploration, a stimulating environment, calm and a great charisma in its places, characters and situations. A simple-looking game that keeps a caring and loving engine under the hood of its experience of just over two hours, in a journey that many will want to extend and return in more moments, as happens with the special corners of our lives.

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9 / 10
Aug 7, 2019

A truly special and intelligent game, one that takes its genre --the often infamous "walking simulator"-- to new heights.

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Jul 28, 2019

Developer Adam Robinson-Yu began developing A Short Hike when he was feeling burned out working on another project. It's fitting, then, that what began as an act of self-care for the game's developer has blossomed into a welcome respite from the modern world that everyone should experience.

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