A Short Hike

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews
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Essential
Aug 12, 2019

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

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8 / 10
Aug 19, 2020

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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9 / 10
Sep 1, 2020

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

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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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8.8 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2020

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

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10 / 10
Aug 29, 2020

A landmark game for all ages. Don't miss this one.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2020

A Short Hike is a game the whole family can love. It's an homage to classics while still very much it's own release. There is much to explore, fun characters to interact with, and the entirety of the title just had me smiling. Carve out a couple of hours in your day, curl up with some 'Strawberries and Toast,' and give A Short Hike a play. You won't regret it.

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Cubed3
Nayu

Top Critic

9 / 10
Sep 26, 2020

Easy to use controls, entertaining characters, fulfilling all the quests and fish list, beating personal bests at the mini games - all add to the high replay value that A Short Hike provides. It's a game to relax with before bed, or when life stresses need a calming outlet to reset one's inner harmony. Helping out illegal campers has never been so fun!

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GameGrin
Tucker Hazell

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2020

A Short Hike is a tightly-crafted, charming, and heart-warming game that comes in a bite-sized package for a delightfully low price.

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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2020

It's perfect for new players, looking to play something for a short while, but also respects experienced players by giving them the freedom to play the game however they choose. The charm the game brings to the table is reason enough for me to return time and time again to this world. It's a feel-good zenlike game and I'm so incredibly happy that I can now return to this world at any time on the Switch. Finally it is only A Short Hike away.

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