Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 19, 2021
    90
    It’s the kind of singularly relaxing-yet-meaningful game that reminds you that you can take a second away from your daily stress and just step outside and breathe...Maybe even go for a little walk.
  2. 80
    As whimsical and relaxing lo-res indie adventure games go, A Short Hike is up there with the best. It draws you in with its freewheeling 'go where you like' vibe, charms you with some beautiful artwork and music and offers up great pleasures in exploration as you stroll, climb and glide around the small mountainous island. You'll only be there for a few hours, but every moment is a chilled out pleasure.
  3. Nov 18, 2021
    80
    If you enjoy casual adventuring and games that you can take at your own pace, A Short Hike is not to be missed. It may be short in name and in nature, but every moment you spend with it will warm your soul. Don’t rush to the finish line – enjoy the journey and make the most of what you discover along the way. It’s a life lesson we should all take to heart.
  4. Nov 17, 2021
    80
    Ultimately, the extra bits draped around the core experience are the real star, offering up a helping of charm and wit that help sell the title as a cosy little experience worth your time, even if you might not have much cause to return to it once you’re done.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 28, 2021
    8
    Thoroughly enjoyed this, short and sweet. Platforming and gliding is spot on and the stories are charming.
  2. Nov 23, 2021
    8
    A welcome change of pace from the average video game. A Short Hike is full of peace and gentleness, which expertly captures the feeling ofA welcome change of pace from the average video game. A Short Hike is full of peace and gentleness, which expertly captures the feeling of exploring nature to cleanse your mind. While it is incredibly short, it is still very much worth your time. Full Review »