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Mixed or average reviews- based on 105 Ratings

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  • Summary: Summer 1996, Today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive. On this risky road trip to the border, you’ll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure.
    But every mile opens
    Summer 1996, Today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive. On this risky road trip to the border, you’ll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure.
    But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world. There are thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria.
    Which one will you take?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Aug 22, 2021
    100
    Road 96 is an emotional and politically heavy story with incredible character work and fiercely held beliefs.
  2. Aug 16, 2021
    90
    Road 96 tells a poignant story of those trying to escape a corrupt and dangerous country through great gameplay and multiple playthroughs.
  3. Aug 16, 2021
    83
    Just like a solid road trip, Road 96 is filled with ups and downs. As you strive to survive Petria’s worst roadblocks, you’ll find yourself making defining decisions. Even if the world of Petria isn’t as defined, the characters more than make up for the long, empty stretches of road. Road 96 is game that makes you think long and hard about both the journey and the destination.
  4. Aug 16, 2021
    80
    Certainly Road 96 isn't a game for the masses, it's a bit of a niche. But this does not mean that it cannot please those who want to try something new and special. If you like compelling and captivating stories, backstories and slightly daring adventures, if you love the fact that every choice made has a weight on the unfolding of events, then it is a title that you could and should try. It is certainly an experience different from many others that in the end they all look a bit alike.
  5. Oct 17, 2021
    77
    The official description of Road 96 promises “thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria.” One might think that this is a truly non-linear game with a highly replayable campaign, but in reality you’ll get one full playthrough, with maybe a smidge more. Still, this playthrough, despite some flaws in logic and overall simplicity of the game, will bring you joy and a dozen awesome songs for your playlist.
  6. Oct 22, 2021
    70
    Toothless as political commentary, and with its, supposedly, big focus on choice being almost non-existent, it would be alright to assume that this isn't a big recommendation - and yet it is. Digixart's anti-fascist indie might not be as good it thinks when it comes to politics, and the choose-your-own-adventure layer under it all is paper-thin at best, but simply as an experience, as a road trip across a beautiful land, filled with interesting (to say the least) characters, yes, this is one of the best indies that have been released this past month, warts and all. Its replay value is, unfortunately, very low, but do yourself a favour, and try it out when you get the chance. Road 96 is a flawed but undoubtedly memorable journey.
  7. Aug 16, 2021
    60
    Road 96 is a game that fall short of its promises. Branching storylines all have the same outcomes, and subplots of many characters are to predictable, even if a little funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 36
  2. Negative: 9 out of 36
  1. Aug 30, 2021
    10
    Great game ! Atmosphere 10/10, exciting 10/10, music 10/10, graphics 9/10, plot 9/10, game mechanics 10/10. Great great indie project !Great game ! Atmosphere 10/10, exciting 10/10, music 10/10, graphics 9/10, plot 9/10, game mechanics 10/10. Great great indie project ! Overall rating 10/10 Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2021
    10
    great game with an interessent story kinda remind me of life is strange in the style
  3. Sep 9, 2021
    10
    This game reminds me about Life is strange and Detroit: Become human, the 2 games I like most. The
    graphics is ok, music is good and story is
    This game reminds me about Life is strange and Detroit: Become human, the 2 games I like most. The
    graphics is ok, music is good and story is perfect.
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  4. Nov 18, 2021
    8
    A tiny experimental game, that has a beautiful soul, but require multiple runs to complete the whole thing. And the majority of players willA tiny experimental game, that has a beautiful soul, but require multiple runs to complete the whole thing. And the majority of players will never make a second run. Expand
  5. Aug 24, 2021
    8
    GREAT:
    The story
    The concept The mini-games are simple, easy and playful The music POOR: Some situations would need to be more clear
    GREAT:
    The story
    The concept
    The mini-games are simple, easy and playful
    The music

    POOR:
    Some situations would need to be more clear
    A bit too easy
    Some clipping on cutscenes.
    You can't tell the distance of anyone by the audio, everything plays as if they were just next to you.
    Running everything maxed, and some textures just look terrible.

    Try this game. Worth it!
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  6. Dec 9, 2021
    5
    Отвратно прописанный мир, где непонятно что происходит и зачем тебе бежать. Персонажи творят полную фигню, а тебе не понимающим за чтоОтвратно прописанный мир, где непонятно что происходит и зачем тебе бежать. Персонажи творят полную фигню, а тебе не понимающим за что предлагают ненавидеть правительство и бежать из страны. Демка выглядела топово, но я думал что это вырванный из контекста кусок игры и в полной игре пояснят за мир и почему президент плохой, но этого не происходит. Игра просто говорит: Он плохой, потому что он тиран.
    Мотивации играть из бежать из страны нету. Полное разочарование. Хорошо что я вернул деньги за неё
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  7. Jan 27, 2022
    0
    The game is very stupid, there are no artificial restraints, the characters try to justify looting, terror**** are called freedom fighters.

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