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  • Summary: Moons of Madness is a first-person, story-driven cosmic horror game where the scientific exploration of Mars meets the supernatural dread of Lovecraft.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Oct 30, 2019
    83
    Moons of Madness may be the best implementation of traditional puzzle-solving we've seen so far in an interactive narrative experience, in a setting that skillfully merges unearthly horrors with more "tangible" science fiction.
  2. Oct 25, 2019
    80
    Moons of Madness is a great tribute to Lovecraft's works that will immerse you in a dark and terrifying story on the surface of Mars.
  3. Oct 30, 2019
    78
    Moons of Madness manages to balance the stylistic elements of the walking simulator with some different game mechanics and its puzzles. Rock Pocket Games has handled the available Lovecraftian material as it should, setting up an adventure that can easily walk alone with dignity.
  4. Oct 23, 2019
    70
    Even if the puzzle density and technical issues may drive you to madness, this cosmic horror still has something unique to offer.
  5. Oct 29, 2019
    70
    There is a lot here to recommend. Moons of Madness delivers, and like the best horror experiences doesn’t outstay its welcome, or let you become too comfortable with your surroundings.
  6. Oct 28, 2019
    65
    Moon of Madness isn't a good horror experience, mostly because it doesn't manage to keep the player stressed more than a few minutes after the game's beginning. That being said, it still has a nice atmosphere and a Lovecraft-like story that will please the fans.
  7. Oct 30, 2019
    50
    Moons of Madness has a cinematic flair to its Lovecraftian horror, but the chore-like gameplay does nothing but get in the way of that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Aug 17, 2020
    10
    Amazing from start to finish. As a lover of The Secret World, it settles into the lore nicely and keeps that same exact tone and atmosphere.Amazing from start to finish. As a lover of The Secret World, it settles into the lore nicely and keeps that same exact tone and atmosphere. If you haven't played TSW but loved MoM's lore, give it a shot! Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2019
    8
    I enjoyed my time with this game.

    It had a rough start and I found the interface took a bit of getting used to but it picks up nicely and
    I enjoyed my time with this game.

    It had a rough start and I found the interface took a bit of getting used to but it picks up nicely and has good pacing, a mix of scares and nice attention to detail.

    The graphics are above average, from an artistic standpoint, and lighting is used well to enhance the atmosphere, as is sound and ambient music.

    Puzzles are logical and the guidelines to solve them are almost always presented in a way that makes sense given the environment and narrative.

    Voice acting is ok, with the two key characters doing a better job and the script keeps things simple, without straying into over-ambitious territory that might bite off more than it can chew.

    The horror is a mixture of jump-scares and general tension and, along with a variety of horrifying entities, they are spaced out well, which led to me never really knowing what was around the corner.

    It's not very long, around 6-7 hours, but that is sometimes a plus for those who like things short and sweet.

    Worth picking up when it suits your budget, if you enjoy games like Amnesia or Alien Isolation. I'd probably give it closer to a 7.5 but metacritic still don't allow .5's. Why?
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  3. Jan 6, 2020
    7
    Positives:
    - Awesome Graphics
    - Decent Story - Beautiful Environment - Layered Story Telling Negatives: - NPC interaction is limited
    Positives:
    - Awesome Graphics
    - Decent Story
    - Beautiful Environment
    - Layered Story Telling

    Negatives:
    - NPC interaction is limited
    - Little interaction with enemy NPC
    - Little Interaction with Marian Environment

    I enjoyed the game. It was somewhat short, but the Story telling via dreams, flashbacks, and reading was well done. Great to see a Lovecraft Story taken to a different planet, but at the same time, you do have little intersection with it so it more of a look but don't touch situation. Would have loved to see more interaction with Monster or Lovecraft Monster Minions. All in all, it is a great scripted gameplay that has you involved as part of the story that it is telling you, instead of you driving the story. Worth the time and would actually recommend this to any gamer.
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  4. May 15, 2020
    5
    Looks nice, and the idea to combine Lovecraft and space exploration seemed intriguing. But the realization and all the dream sequences don'tLooks nice, and the idea to combine Lovecraft and space exploration seemed intriguing. But the realization and all the dream sequences don't really do it many favours. Surprised to see the low rating, it has potential and fans of the genre can definitely find things to enjoy here. Expand
  5. Jan 4, 2020
    4
    While the quality of MOM's visuals are notable, the dialogue, acting, world, soundtrack, animations all felt sub par for a 2019 release. IWhile the quality of MOM's visuals are notable, the dialogue, acting, world, soundtrack, animations all felt sub par for a 2019 release. I stopped playing before the first hour was up. For a game so focused on storytelling, as the player I just didn't feel any connection to what was happening. Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2019
    0
    While this games starts off promising, by being more than the expected walking simulator with several riddles and even some action sequencesWhile this games starts off promising, by being more than the expected walking simulator with several riddles and even some action sequences in a realistic Mars setting, it all breaks down with a bug that prevents from finishing the game. Checking out the Steam boards shows that several game breaking bugs are unfixed for almost a month... Expand
  7. Dec 21, 2019
    0
    Don't be fooled by all this positive reviews, moons of madness is absolute garbage in many ways. You can always go and find out by yourself,Don't be fooled by all this positive reviews, moons of madness is absolute garbage in many ways. You can always go and find out by yourself, but be ready to refund. Expand

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