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Hitchhiker (2021) is a narrative game set on lost highways. Unlike other interactive stories, Hitchhiker is intentionally dense and hard to follow. In fact, your goal is to unravel the puzzle of your own backstory.

Play involves you, as a hitchhiker with no memory or destination, catching a series of journeys across a strange landscape. It soon becomes apparent that someone close to you has disappeared. The people you join in the different ride range from stoic farmers to off-duty waitresses, and each one has a story to tell. Clues appear, alliances emerge, and nothing is quite what it seems.

What starts as a road trip adventure soon becomes a task of decoding the events of your past while confronting the dangers that lie ahead. The game offers a challenge not only in terms of puzzles and exploration but also how reliable our memories are and how we make sense of our lives.

This is a single story with one endpoint. There are branching dialogue options that will take you on different paths through the conversations and reveal different aspects of the characters you meet along the way.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Hitchhiker 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication and Narrative game with Collecting and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Mild Swearing.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Hitchhiker usually costs £7.19 to £10.99.


Steam Store PC £7.19
Steam Store PC £10.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/04/2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Narrative (Collecting and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Mad About Pandas (@MadAboutPandas)

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