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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: 4 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. May 2, 2020
    8
    "Moons of Madness" can provide good and scary entertainment with an interesting plot and different moments. Especially the dense and credible"Moons of Madness" can provide good and scary entertainment with an interesting plot and different moments. Especially the dense and credible atmosphere with its unexpected scenes always convinces for moments of horror and fear. Also the mixture of different tasks and at times very challenging puzzles only seldomly leads to boredom. The technical components are well done and especially because of the players there is always a shiver down your spine. Who would like to experience a good horror game again, should take a closer look at "Moons of Madness".

    (https://www.playmoregames.de/post/moons-of-madness-ps4--xb1--pc-im-test)
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  3. Mar 24, 2020
    7
    So people said there is to much walking and annoying simplistic repeating puzzles. While i had more feeling from the game that puzzles weren'tSo people said there is to much walking and annoying simplistic repeating puzzles. While i had more feeling from the game that puzzles weren't annoying and are quick to solve. And there were different puzzles, at different locations, while there were also dialogues, so it is not like you would have to do repeatedly annoying puzzles just to move on. You were there to do task, it was very quick, while story was evolving at the same time. Except one puzzle was counter-intuitive.

    Game has amazing graphics and atmosphere. Didn't noticed anything wrong with acting. If you expected master piece like Call of Cthulhu you should look elsewhere, but it is still decent game and fun to play. It doesn't have story deep as Cthulhu. But it is still okay. It is more horror/adventure than about complex story and it does fine in my opinion, tho i expected maybe more monsters, or some scary chase/fight. There is also bug preventing you from finishing the game, not fixed months supposedly.

    Also this should be probably VR as well, that would ramp up sales massively !

    PS: It is pity we don't get better more of an adventures like Call of Cthulhu - old game. Probably because people don't like horrors, or not many studios make them, as they don't sell that well and if they don't do it right, it is problem.
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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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