The Mooseman Reviews

The Mooseman is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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Arad Tabatabaei
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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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7 / 10
Jul 8, 2018

A unique and artful celebration of Russian folklore.

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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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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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60 / 100
Jul 11, 2018

Those who invest the time and effort into The Mooseman will find a deep narrative adventure.

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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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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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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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Jul 17, 2018

Focusing on its strengths makes a huge difference, as it turns out, and there are a handful of miscellaneous elements that only serve to elevate it further despite one or two minor issues that take a little getting used to. Overall, The Mooseman is a great experience that’s artsy without coming across as pretentious, unfamiliar without becoming overcomplicated and confusing the player, and easy to pick up without sacrificing a number of optional challenges for those looking to obsess over hidden collectibles.

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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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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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8.3 / 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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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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8.7 / 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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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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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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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 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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75%
Jul 30, 2018

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

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