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  • Summary: A thoughtful and deeply personal title with stripped-down mechanics. The lack of dialogue or text allows you to create your own narrative through your time with four characters. Each short story will allow players to be swept away by the haunting lyrics of over twenty original, nostalgic songs.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 25, 2021
    90
    The Longest Road on Earth is an interactive album about life, that stays with you even with its flaws.
  2. May 25, 2021
    70
    Four stories of normal life without words and dialogues, four stories that talks through images and music like no other. The Longest Road on Earth shows the fragments of our very existence.
  3. May 25, 2021
    70
    The Longest Road on Earth is still relatively successful. Its unique and interesting gimmick allows it to reach places that other indie games have yet to travel, although it does fall into limitations with just how engaging it can be thanks to its pacing and self-inflicted restrictive nature. Nonetheless, fans of character-centric experimental works will likely want to give this a go, and it's a useful blueprint for potential future innovation, too.
  4. May 26, 2021
    70
    By simply being an interactive experience, ‘The Longest Road on Earth’ won’t be for everyone, but if you’re a fan of the genre or want some ‘chill out time’, or even just want something to serve as food for reminiscent thoughts, I implore you to find a moment to take a stroll down this road. If nothing else, it’s a reminder to stop and smell the roses every once in a while. Life’s too short not to.
  5. May 27, 2021
    70
    Intimate, personal and transmits a large pack of emotions throughout its original soundtrack. Nevertheless, the narrative is irregular and its ambiguity may not be everyone's cup of tea.
  6. Jun 10, 2021
    70
    The Longest Road on Earth offers a series of micro-narratives that embrace and celebrate all that is mundane in life. Despite its straightforward mechanics and short runtime, it’s a heartfelt experience that deserves the attention of those who favour a sharper and more casual focus on emotional cohesion.
  7. 60
    Where other games insist on non-stop explosions and chase scenes, The Longest Road on Earth calibrates each moment to be poignant and profound, and although the results are quieter and artsier, they also aren’t much less exhausting. And yet, emotional exhaustion seems as viable of a takeaway as any. After all, the small things we use to get through our days, to cope with the perpetual thrum of unexcitement in lives lived conservatively, do eventually fade into routine. We grow tired of the phone game we bought or that playlist we made and we find ourselves ready for the next thing, which tends to be similarly fleeting. By the time the credits roll for The Longest Road on Earth, I was more than ready to move on, but maybe that doesn’t have to be a criticism because it speaks to its own sort of emotional truth.
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  1. May 29, 2021
    3
    A beautiful pixel art concept game. Too pretentious. Even for those who love these kind of games, this one is too slow. Beautiful music butA beautiful pixel art concept game. Too pretentious. Even for those who love these kind of games, this one is too slow. Beautiful music but not very well implemented. Expand