The Mooseman Reviews

The Mooseman is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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 / 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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8 / 10
Sep 2, 2018

Short, minimalist and endearing game

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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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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 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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Aug 5, 2018

"Artistic story about Finno-Ugric tribes"

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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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75%
Jul 30, 2018

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

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6 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2018

The Mooseman is a solid, short adventure with an interesting aesthetic and subject. It will be a bit simplistic for some people's liking, but if you can get past that (and the abstract nature of the narrative) then the game's presentation of this curious ancient mythology is sure to hold your interest.

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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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6 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2018

This game plays out like a storybook and while it won't satisfy most gamers, those who like to read will enjoy the tale.

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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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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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8.7 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2018

The Mooseman is a game which you can not afford to miss if you are into long forgotten gods and spirits, ancient myths and some weird history.

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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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8.3 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2018

While not really considered a game per traditional sense, The Mooseman is still a great educational experience that will introduce you to the myth of the ancient Chud tribes.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2018

An interesting and widely untold story can't do enough to gloss over The Mooseman's gameplay pitfalls.

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8.9 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2018

The Mooseman is a thought-provoking insight into the myths of old, with flourishing environments, entrancing soundtracks and visually stunning set design, The Mooseman is a trip into the past that you don’t want to miss.

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