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  • Summary: A narrative road trip game set in the roaring Italian 70s, it tells the story of Lella, a restless woman driving on the roads of the western coast of Italy, the famous “Via Aurelia”.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Sep 23, 2016
    85
    Wheels of Aurelia is an interesting road game, more meaningful if you know the Italian history.
  2. Oct 27, 2016
    80
    Wheels of Aurelia is an interesting experiment where the gameplay is not the core of the experience. The nice graphics, the soundtrack and the storytelling makes the latest game from Santa Ragione a compelling journey into the Italian history of the late Seventies.
  3. Sep 30, 2016
    78
    Abortion, women's rights and the fight against fascism are just three of the various themes that conduct the player along Wheels of Aurelia, a proud "on the road" adventure that tells about a difficult moment of Italian history. The game is fun, but you must be prepared to live the same dialogues many times to discover all the 16 finals.
  4. Sep 26, 2016
    70
    Wheels of Aurelia is an interesting storytelling experiment. It tells the story of fictional characters in the Italian Seventies through a dialogue system with multiple answers. It lasts 20-30 minutes but it has 16 endings.
  5. Sep 28, 2016
    70
    Lella’s journey is compelling, and the game itself is unlike anything we’ve seen before.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Nov 15, 2016
    50
    It's a shame the journey itself can't match the poignancy of the final destination. [December 2016, p.123]
  7. Jan 4, 2017
    40
    The original road trip is crippled with its half-baked design. Atmosphere of the time period is lovely, experience wrapped in it is rather annoying though.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Oct 20, 2020
    7
    [PT-BR] Gostei bastante do jogo, ele é bem curto, o jogo no total possui 16 finais. ele é um jogo de visual-novel misturado com corrida,[PT-BR] Gostei bastante do jogo, ele é bem curto, o jogo no total possui 16 finais. ele é um jogo de visual-novel misturado com corrida, poderia ter mais opção de escolha sim, mas são tantos finais que você até se perde nas escolhas, tem tradução e a trilha sonora é bem boa e agradável, poderia ser melhor mas esta ótimo pelo preço baixo que paguei na steam, voltaria a jogar qualquer hora sem duvidas ! Expand
  2. JP6
    Apr 27, 2020
    6
    This game is sweet, but there is no possible way to play if comfortably, and I can't focus on the driving aspect of the game while making choices.
  3. Jun 22, 2021
    5
    I'd better spend my dollar on the hotdog than this game. It feels like creators didn't know what they actually wanted from their game. Like aI'd better spend my dollar on the hotdog than this game. It feels like creators didn't know what they actually wanted from their game. Like a lot of other players, I bought it only because of its attractive style and atmosphere. In fact, I got a style without an aesthetic atmosphere at all. Uncomfortable gameplay (It is so uncomfortable to ride and read the story at the same time) and a weird plot make this game look like something made by a person just to test his programming or art skills.
    The only bright side of this game is the music. The only thing that makes a player not feel deadly bored. This Italian music of the 70s is really good.
    Also, I want to add that there are good historical references, not only about the history of the 70s but also about the mentality of the Italian people. But the player can't really notice it because of the problems indicated above.
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  4. Apr 26, 2020
    4
    Booring. They shoud've said that it is kind of Neo Cab style game the I wouldn't even try.
    Maybe I'm not into that style of games and,
    Booring. They shoud've said that it is kind of Neo Cab style game the I wouldn't even try.
    Maybe I'm not into that style of games and, honestly, very far from Italian history in 1970s.
    Not recommended!
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  5. May 27, 2020
    4
    A great idea, not so well applied.
    Im sad, because i loved the aesthetic, and setting... But the dialogues are just too forceful, not genuine
    A great idea, not so well applied.
    Im sad, because i loved the aesthetic, and setting... But the dialogues are just too forceful, not genuine ones.
    Like, they are all the time talking about historical events in a not natural manner, while no one ever talks like this.
    The characters are not well built and not so good.
    Still, i really appreciate the efforts of the devs in this game, i wish to see more italian games!
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  6. May 28, 2020
    2
    Game is bad. There is no penalty for reckless driving or hitting stuff in a game about driving. Try to turn 180 degrees and turn on Eurobeat.Game is bad. There is no penalty for reckless driving or hitting stuff in a game about driving. Try to turn 180 degrees and turn on Eurobeat. Dialogs options are slow and cant be put in faster. Overall its a story that never tried to get me and a game that deserves 1/5. Original artwork is all this game has. Expand
  7. Jan 31, 2021
    0
    got the game for free ( thank **** god ) it broke the record of fastest game to become so obnoxious with pretentiousness i stop playing it (got the game for free ( thank **** god ) it broke the record of fastest game to become so obnoxious with pretentiousness i stop playing it ( ten 15 minutes or about 10 lines of dialogue ).
    theres virtually no gameplay ( yes i know i played 15 minutes but i've seen tiger electronics game with more in depth playability than this )
    it IMMEDIATELY becomes political without even acknowledge ANYTHING , who are we? where are we? why are we doing what we doing? doesn't matter art need to be controversial so here is a bunch of half assed comment about the history of inequality in italy in the 70s.
    WHAT ?
    there seem to be a idea floating around some peoples head, that " if you can draw , at least the most basic of things especially with pretty colors or artstyle that seem to be popular " YOU SHOULD MAKE A GAME.
    please stop this , the last 15 minutes where some of the worse wasted minutes of my life.
    worse than creating an account here and writing this review.
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