The Mooseman Reviews

The Mooseman is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Jul 27, 2018

The Mooseman is a unique, significant, and often beautiful indie game that proves there's room in the video game space for all kinds of different experiences. There's every chance you won't have heard of the Perm region of Russia or its pagan mythology, but this is a game that places you within its traditions and iconography with sympathetic artistry.

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Aug 13, 2018

The Mooseman is a game that feels like it accomplishes what it sets out to do, for the most part.

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68 / 100
Jul 20, 2018

As a game, The Mooseman falters, but its atmosphere, tone, and storytelling all take huge strides to make up for the lacklustre gameplay. All-in-all, it's certainly not bad, and I don't feel guilty recommending it.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2018

Overall, The Mooseman is a wonderfully crafted adventure puzzle game that has stunning music and visuals. It's apparent that Morteshka put a lot of research, time, and care into the game. While it may seem too short to some, I feel that it is the perfect length to explore these myths of old. I found The Mooseman to be a work of art and an ingenious way to explore a tale that was woven in perfectly with the game's different puzzles.

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6 / 10
Jul 16, 2018

If you're the type to burn through the Louvre in an hour and wait for your companions in the cafe, The Mooseman may well try your patience. If you're more inclined to wander around with an audio guide, reading every accompanying plaque and information card, you'll likely enjoy its sedate pace, workaday puzzles and catalogue of artefacts. A clumsy UI seriously hampers the experience but, if you're willing to work around the irritations at its core, it offers an interesting, sometimes beautiful journey.

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6 / 10
Aug 2, 2018

A parallax scrolling edutainment title, heavy on interesting lore but light on engaging gameplay.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2018

The Mooseman is an interesting experience for patient players. It doesn't pose a challenge, but offers a chance to learn about another culture's mythology – and all of this with really great soundtrack.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2018

The Mooseman was a beautiful adventure that gave me an appreciation for a culture I had never been aware of before. The art and story told through The Mooseman kept me extremely engaged for my relatively short time with the game. Overall, The Mooseman is a game that offers a fun puzzle mechanic wrapped in a pleasing package.

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8 / 10
Sep 2, 2018

Short, minimalist and endearing game

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60 / 100
Jul 23, 2018

The Mooseman is very brief (but cheap) game that somehow seems aimed at achievement hunters. You could easily 100% complete this for 1000G in one hour if you know where to go and I expect most of the perceived value to come from this aspect. The gameplay was too boring and repetitive for my sake but an interesting visual style and a haunting soundtrack manage to save the title in the end.

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70 / 100
Jul 25, 2018

If you are a person interested in history and mythology, you will find good entertainment in The Mooseman, as the purpose of the game is to pay homage and spread throughout the world the interesting folklore present in the Russian Indian tribes. It is admirable all the affection and effort put by the developers to create such a work of art. Despite this, its poor gameplay, lack of challenge and short duration certainly can ward off casual players.

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75%
Jul 30, 2018

The Mooseman feels like a set of cave paintings that have come to life

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2018

The Mooseman is a different and new experience in the world of video games. The great atmosphere of the game, drown us for several hours in Russian old stories and myths. Music, sound, art style and visual design are all masterpieces. Perhaps, if the game was a bit longer and the gameplay had more elements and features, the final value of the game would be more, but yet, The Mooseman is highly recommended to people who are interested in puzzle adventure games with unique atmosphere, amazing art style and also ancient myths.

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Arad Tabatabaei
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jul 8, 2018

At only 7 dollars, The Mooseman can be a very entertaining experience, specially if you are a fan of Limbo or Inside.

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60 / 100
Jul 11, 2018

The Mooseman tells us a story that is certainly interesting, especially if you are someone who is passionate about each new mythology he discovers, but has serious problems in maintaining interest at the controls despite its short duration.

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7.2 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2019

The Mooseman tells of Komi people and their mythology. It's surprisingly good 2D platformer that should be treated as a history lesson rather than a game.

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8.9 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2018

If you are a lover of the arts and really enjoy the different mythologies from around the world then you definitely owe it to yourself to experience The Mooseman. One of the draws this game had with me was the artistic approach and covering a subject matter I knew little about going in. While not a truly heavy "gameplay" component is in the game, it makes up for with the story telling through lore and collectibles. The art style is also something to behold as it truly feels that you are experiencing the telling of Russian Perm tribes.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

The Mooseman doesn’t require much interaction, but its atmosphere, art and music kept me engaged enough to finish it in one sitting.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2018

Following the trail of Never Alone , Morteshka offer us the possibility of discovering the myths of the Peri Krai, one of the last tribes of the Urals. We are facing a short proposal only suitable for those who intend to relax and get away from stress, learn a new mythology outside our immediate environment and want to enjoy a truly unique audiovisual section. Undoubtedly, for all those who want to try something different, slow pace and with a perfectly achieved atmosphere, The Mooseman appears as an interesting work that fulfills the maxim of teaching delighting.

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Aug 5, 2018

"Artistic story about Finno-Ugric tribes"

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