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Electric Highways Review

Electric Highways Review

Electric Highways Review

A surreal indie walking simulator

Category: Review
Written by: Bob Washburne on June 21, 2019
Genre: Abstract, procedurally-generated walking simulator
Release date: Oct 28, 2015
Developer: Zykov Eddy, Xitilon
Publisher: Siberian Digital
Platform: Windows


Electric Highways is a very simple walking simulator.

The only goal of the game, if you wish to have one, is to find the exit and go to the next level. There are ten levels, each with its own unique look. There is the occasional puzzle where you have to find the button that opens a locked door.

What sets Electric Highways apart from other walking simulators is that instead of being a peaceful stroll through nature, it is an exploration of structures having very surreal textures. It almost has the feel of a platformer, but without all the jumping. See the screen shots.

While there is nothing wrong with this, it just doesn’t generate the same satisfaction you get from nature. Instead of peace, I felt a little wired. It left me feeling, “OK, so now what?”

But it is free on Steam.

Grade C+

+ It’s free
+ Low-stress walking simulator
+ No combat/conflict
Abstract, surreal, non-organic
– Unsatisfying




MINIMUM Windows:
OS: Windows XP or Higher
Processor: Intel Core i3 1.3 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 50 MB available space
Bob Washburne

Bob Washburne

I have been playing adventure games since 1979 when I played "Adventure" on the DEC PDP minicomputer at work. The first adventure game I ever purchased was "Zork 1" for CP/M. I can remember the introduction of the IBM PC. I remember the invention of the microcomputer (actually, it was discovered rather than invented). I remember the invention of the minicomputer. Yes, I am an old fart. I have written 80 reviews and articles for JustAdventure starting with my review of "Bioscopia" in February of 2004. I currently own more adventure games than I will ever be able to play, let alone review. And I want more!

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