LUNA The Shadow Dust

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

61%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews
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Eurogamer

Top Critic

Recommended
Feb 25, 2020

From its winning art to its calming music and puzzle design, Luna has a lot going for itself.

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PC Gamer

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72 / 100
Feb 14, 2020

An enchanting adventure that boasts some magical hand-drawn animation, but will inevitably leave some players perplexed.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2020

I wanted to explore Luna's world and soak in its sights for hours. Many of its puzzles are rewarding, but a few stinkers mar the experience

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IGN Italy

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8 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2020

Luna: The Shadow Dust is a lovely fable dressed up as a classic point and click adventure. The art direction, the visual style and the soundtrack are simply beautiful, while the gameplay mechanics convey in a solid way the path to the consciousness of the main character. The puzzles are gentle and interesting, but sometimes the game plays too much safe and it feels a little bit too light. Anwyay, Luna: The Shadow Dust let the players live a handful of heartwarming hours.

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75 / 100
Apr 30, 2020

With all its puzzling adventures, out-of-the-box thinking, and stunning hand drawn visuals, it's a memorable game in its genre. Solving the puzzles offers such gratification that one looks forward to continuing climbing the tower and solving the next. But with a lack of a meaningful story, it lacks complete immersion from the player.

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GameMAG

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8 / 10
Apr 2, 2020

LUNA The Shadow Dust is a very sweet and heartfelt adventure with simple puzzles and pleasant animation, suffering from the slowness of the characters and not always obvious solutions to a particular problem. Anyway it is a great game that must be released on home and portable consoles.

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7.7 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2020

LUNA The Shadow Dust is a magical point-and-click adventure with amazing hand-drawn backdrops and animations. Too bad the puzzles are trivial and the pacing is a bit messy.

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7 / 10
Oct 28, 2020

Beyond the poetic eloquence of such delicate handmade animation and moving musical compositions, the main tour de force is hidden into the puzzles that subtly reflect the story's themes. A modest, yet humbling luminous piece of art.

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Feb 12, 2020

Its point-and-click adventure elements eventually feel alternately rudimentary and more than a little tedious.

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7 / 10
Apr 21, 2020

A lovingly animated and clever point-and-click which, despite issues with pacing and signposting, is still likely to capture many hearts.

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KeenGamer
Noel McDavid

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9.7 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2020

LUNA: The Shadow Dust is a hand-drawn, story-driven puzzle game that is sure to catch attention, and even trigger some tears. LUNA is more than just a game; it is an artistic creation. Between its music and artwork, and its touching, unique story, this game offers much more than your typical PC game.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2020

LUNA The Shadow Dust is a beautiful game in a mysterious world. While not for those seeking a strong story or intimately clever puzzles, it provides a fun, whimsical experience.

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Digitally Downloaded

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Oct 27, 2020

For all my disappointments with what LUNA The Shadow Dust could have been, there was a fair share of impressive moments that kept me going. I did want to see what each next puzzle would look and play like, and the mysterious tone did keep me wondering if there was going to be a big payoff at the end. I think that with a proper story, perhaps with some dialogue or written text, LUNA could have been a far stronger game. It feels like the puzzles are the lengthening elements to what could have been an epic narrative. But as it is, LUNA The Shadow Dust is very pretty, plays well, but unfortunately doesn’t do anything meaningful with its high production values.

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Worth Playing
Lauren "Feffy" Hall

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2020

In the end, I felt that Luna: The Shadow Dust ebbed and flowed more like a beautifully soundtracked picture book than an actual video game, which is admittedly a refreshing change of direction for this genre. If you're looking for something a little more out of the box than a typical point-and-click experience, then Luna: The Shadow Dust might be the game for you.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2020

Luna: The Shadow Dust might seem like a simple and childish game at first glance. Eventually though, while maintaining its simplicity, the game tries to tell a beautiful and deep story along with its interesting puzzles and art design. Despite the existence of minor problems in the game, it manages to remain one of the most enjoyable experiences in the point and click genre

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2020

Very nice hand-animated Point & Click adventure with nice soundtrack and strange puzzle.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2020

Lantern Studio shows great potential with their debut game and I believe they'll develop even better adventure games in the future.

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GameSpew
Becca S.

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2020

The care and attention that’s gone into even the smallest details is plain and clear to see. While its puzzles can be quite obtuse at times, any video game enthusiast will be happy to turn a blind eye to experience what this game has to offer.

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BaziCenter
Sahar Razavi

Top Critic

8 / 10
Feb 14, 2020

Luna is a beautiful indie title with smooth gameplay. It owes it a little bit to games like Neverhood and Journey, but nevertheless it is an entertaining experience.

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Cubed3
Athanasios

Top Critic

5 / 10
Feb 15, 2020

Too easy, too simple, and more often than not, too dull and slow, LUNA The Shadow Dust counts on its beautiful, fairy-tail, dreamy graphics, and soothing OST, a bit too much than it should. It's not a bad point-and-click adventure, sure, and those who can look past its heavy flaws will be entertained for about two to three hours, but if it weren't for its stunning hand-painted world, few would give it a second look.

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