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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: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  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
    Road 96 is a brilliant and clever take on choose-your-own-adventure game. Thanks to its complex, but coherent narrative which works on multiple runs, Digixart succeeds in telling the story of pride, revolution and hope through intimate moments and an interesting cast of characters.
  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: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
  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. Aug 26, 2021
    10
    It is... different and unique. One of the most fun games ive played in recent years
  3. Aug 18, 2021
    9
    I have to say that Road 96 is a awesome driving adventure game that has very good replay value and great gameplay even having a few flaws.
  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. Sep 18, 2021
    8
    Для инди очень даже не плохо, в некоторых местах хотелось бы чтоб было поинтереснее но в целом выходные за игрой провел с удовольствием, своихДля инди очень даже не плохо, в некоторых местах хотелось бы чтоб было поинтереснее но в целом выходные за игрой провел с удовольствием, своих денег стоит Expand
  6. Aug 28, 2021
    7
    I really hate it when a game that has a pretty decent idea with a huge potential is ruined bad writing and mechanics.The story of a runawayI really hate it when a game that has a pretty decent idea with a huge potential is ruined bad writing and mechanics.The story of a runaway trying to cross the border is something that is not very often explored in games and I though that this game which mains focus is to cross the border would be a huge hit. Sadly the writing for half of the characters were not decent(the Yo Kid was made by a sadist) while the other half were pretty interesting and fun to be around with(truck driver goes beep beep). The mechanics if you can even call them that are pretty basic and there is not a lot of things to do with them , the game is incredibly easy especially when you learn lockpicking which makes the choices in the game very easy since there are barely any negative consequences. Story had a pretty decent start and an alright middle but for me the ending was pretty sappy ,predictable and boring and the choices you make in the entire game have zero consequences (well almost zero some minor I guess). I would've actually preferred it if we followed a long journey of a single hitchhiker and the characters he meets while trying to survive and with more (way more) polished mechanics. The soundtrack was pretty good and the voice acting was also well for the most part. I still think the game is worth the decent price of 20 bucks. Expand
  7. Dec 10, 2021
    0
    Первое что нужно знать об этом недоразумении - это не игра, а агитка пропагандирующая лево-либеральную политику, они сделали это настолькоПервое что нужно знать об этом недоразумении - это не игра, а агитка пропагандирующая лево-либеральную политику, они сделали это настолько явно что глаза на лоб вылазят. Идеальная игра для твича.
    Первое что бросается в глаза это очень плохая оптимизация, моя 2080 сделала тройной Аксель с переподвыподвертом запуская второй уровень, при том что там графика хуже чем в лайф ин стрендж,
    А если таки вы решили ее пройти, то обязательно скачайте ее с торрента, потому что своих 600 рублей в Стиме она не стоит
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