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7 / 10
May 29, 2019

Draugen delivers a beautiful and captivating journey with interesting characters that leaves you wanting just a bit too much more.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

Despite its narrative shortcomings, Draugen still has plenty to offer. Graavik has no shortage of beautiful views and stunningly detailed locations. In under three hours, Draugen pulls off a series of well-composed shots that are worth the entry price alone. Teddy and Lissie's story never reaches its full potential, but there are worse ways to spend a few hours than exploring a wind-swept fjord.

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Unscored
May 31, 2019

Draugen does a lot of tropes very well, but it does others in a tired way that garners side eye from me.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

Draugen is an enthralling series of mysteries wrapped in a beautiful, haunting landscape. Although some of the game might leave you stumbling around or questioning its direction, its hard to not play it to the very end and find out what has happened.

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PC Invasion
Brad Ballanger

Top Critic

Jun 1, 2019

With peerless aesthetics and creative-yet-simple gameplay, Draugen provides a thrilling tale of intrigue and tragedy that is sure to satisfy the curiosity of gamers the world across.

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80 / 100
May 30, 2019

Draugen is not a revolutionary game, but it is a smart one.

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May 29, 2019

The game forsakes worldbuilding as it increasingly gives itself over to making the most digressive of statements.

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7 / 10.0
May 28, 2019

Simple mechanically, yet sophisticated in its story, Draugen is a brief exploration of grief, trauma, and mental illness wrapped in a compelling mystery that only occasionally drops the ball

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7 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2019

The detective-like gameplay allows the world to become a character in and of itself and, at times, I wished that there was no core central narrative. I would be perfectly content with exploring this beautiful Norwegian town, rummaging through the town's ephemera of life and taking it all in at my own pace—as slow and methodical as the bucolic surroundings imply. At just under three hours, Draugen is a perfectly fine excuse to interact with and explore a beautifully realized world; just be ready to come to terms with how forgettable its story is.

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7 / 10
Jun 17, 2019

Draugen's story might not meet the quality of its visuals, but it's an engaging few hours nonetheless.

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Impulsegamer
Belinda Morris

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4 / 5.0
Jun 16, 2019

In summary, for anyone who is looking for a quick and easy game with beautiful Norwegian scenery, this is a must.  I do hope that the developers add more aspects of the storyline down the track, but it was a good play overall and worth a try if you have a few hours to kill.

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Spaziogames

Top Critic

7.6 / 10.0
May 28, 2019

Draugen tells a story of isolation and silent desperation. It's not only a journey in a norwegian village, it's ajorney into a broken and sick conscience

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7 / 10.0
May 28, 2019

Draugen is a short exploration game with not a whole lot to explore, but its majestic Norwegian vistas and its amusing companion engagement make it worth the trip.

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TrueGaming

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2019

While it is not perfect, Draugen is a charming experience and a beautiful journey that could invade enter your heart. it's definitely worth trying.

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Ofisil

Top Critic

6 / 10
Jun 15, 2019

Draugen is not bad, just disappointingly... mediocre-to-decent, when it could be so much more. The whole noir mystery narrated by an unreliable protagonist thing definitely manages to spark some interest, but this never really becomes the engrossing tale it wants to be. Forget the marvellously rendered Norwegian landscape, and the magical music that keeps it company. What lies underneath is just an okay-ish, walking simulator.

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67 / 100
Jun 4, 2019

Draugen is a frustratingly creative attempt from Red Thread Games that some will appreciate, while others brush it aside without much thought.

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BaziCenter
Armin Gholami

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7 / 10
May 29, 2019

Draugen's engaging story, wonderful characters, solid voice acting and beautiful environments could have made it an unforgettable experience, only if the developers have pushed harder through some limits and answered more story-related questions.

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6 / 10.0
May 29, 2019

Draugen manages to surprise player at one point in its story, but fails to keep pace after that. You'll like it if you're looking for a short, calm and relaxing game (thanks to its gorgeous views), but prepare to be disappointed if you want a real adventure game.

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8 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

All in all, it is definitely a game that deserves a place in any adventurous gamer's digital library.

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May 28, 2019

Draugen begins as a fascinating narrative-adventure game set in a gorgeous world. It's a shame that it struggles to maintain its momentum.

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