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Hitchhiker Review
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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Hitchhiker is a narrative game set on lost highways. Unlike other interactive stories, Hitchhiker is intentionally dense and hard to follow. In fact, your goal is to unravel the puzzle of your own backstory.

Play involves you, as a hitchhiker with no memory or destination, catching a series of journeys across a strange landscape. It soon becomes apparent that someone close to you has disappeared. The people you join in the different ride range from stoic farmers to off-duty waitresses, and each one has a story to tell. Clues appear, alliances emerge, and nothing is quite what it seems.

What starts as a road trip adventure soon becomes a task of decoding the events of your past while confronting the dangers that lie ahead. The game offers a challenge not only in terms of puzzles and exploration but also how reliable our memories are and how we make sense of our lives.

This is a single story with one endpoint. There are branching dialogue options that will take you on different paths through the conversations and reveal different aspects of the characters you meet along the way.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12-16 year-olds

Release Date: 15/04/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: Mad About Pandas (@MadAboutPandas)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Hitchhiker usually costs £15.99 to £17.99.
 

Hitchhiker: A Mystery Game

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Switch Store Switch £17.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Mild Swearing.

Skill Rating

12-16 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Hitchhiker Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@MadAboutPandas) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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