The Mooseman Reviews

The Mooseman is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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Aug 5, 2018

"Artistic story about Finno-Ugric tribes"

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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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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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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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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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6 / 10
Aug 2, 2018

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

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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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6.5 / 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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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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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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7 / 10
Jul 8, 2018

A unique and artful celebration of Russian folklore.

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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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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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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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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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75%
Jul 30, 2018

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

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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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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 / 10
Sep 2, 2018

Short, minimalist and endearing game

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