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  • Summary: After learning of his grandfathers mysterious death in a fire, the protagonist travels to Mundaun for the first time since childhood. He will soon discover that something old and diabolical is haunting the remaining inhabitants. The quest to find out the meaning behind these sinister eventsAfter learning of his grandfathers mysterious death in a fire, the protagonist travels to Mundaun for the first time since childhood. He will soon discover that something old and diabolical is haunting the remaining inhabitants. The quest to find out the meaning behind these sinister events takes the player on an odyssey up Mundaun mountain: From steep meadows across stony fields and to the snow-covered peak. Mundaun is a lovingly hand-pencilled horror tale set in a dark, secluded valley of the alps. Explore various areas full of secrets to discover, survive hostile encounters, drive vehicles, fill your inventory and solve a variety of hand-crafted puzzles. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Mar 26, 2021
    90
    I found myself marveling at the innovations this game presented, in sheer awe of the style and environment, and thoroughly impressed at the magnitude accomplished by this one-man studio. Mundaun is an interactive piece of artwork, rich in details, folklore, and mood. It is a must-play for fans of the horror genre and those looking for new experiences.
  2. Mar 19, 2021
    83
    I was very impressed with Mundaun from the beginning, and despite that impression faltering a bit while I got my bearings and came to grips with some of the wonky controls and design choices, it ultimately delivered an experience that was beyond what I could have hoped for. I was drawn to this game from the first announcement, mostly because of the unique art-style and intriguing story, and it really managed to deliver above and beyond the initial promise. Stick with Mundaun past the growing pains, and I think you will really enjoy it too.
  3. 80
    Mundaun is a real triumph of horror, full of stark, well-realised images, incredible sound design, and a score that can stand with the best of horror. I still don’t know if I have found the best conclusion to Curdin’s story as the game branches and changes as you make certain decisions, but the blurry edges of its sketched world will be lingering at the edges of imagination for weeks to come.
  4. Mar 16, 2021
    70
    This is a good adventure that knows how to mix exploration and horror, and wrap it all up in a surreal art style and narrative.
  5. Mar 17, 2021
    70
    Mundaun’s greatest achievement is the Swiss Alps setting that’s brought to life with tangible vigor.
  6. Mar 17, 2021
    70
    There's something here that horror enthusiasts will definitely enjoy, and even though it might not become one of your favourite horror experiences of all time, Mundaun is still a game that deserves your attention, at least for one playthrough.
  7. Mar 16, 2021
    50
    Unique visuals, intriguing story and setting : even if it feels technically outdated, Mundaun succeeds in making you want to solve its mysteries. But it has many issues, starting with your character's sluggishness and how action and stealth can feel erratic and painful.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 17, 2021
    10
    Spectacular. The game grabbed me from the very start and I love it . The hand drawn, yet 3D visuals are unlike anything I have ever seen andSpectacular. The game grabbed me from the very start and I love it . The hand drawn, yet 3D visuals are unlike anything I have ever seen and are both beautiful and haunting. The story unfolds wonderfully. It is creepy but not too intense. Bravo!! Expand
  2. Apr 20, 2021
    8
    A lovingly crafted tale, not much horror to be found and a jump scare or two, but it's beautiful hand drawn art and a fairly interesting storyA lovingly crafted tale, not much horror to be found and a jump scare or two, but it's beautiful hand drawn art and a fairly interesting story get you invested in the game. Game play wise it was very basic, but it gets the job done, I ran into a few physics bugs which had me flying through the air as well as getting my truck stuck and some other random things, another bug was absolutely game breaking and completely halted my progress, though the Developers got right on it and fixed it within about a week and I was able to complete the game. All in all a great little game that should take you anywhere from 5 to 9 hours to complete. I highly recommend you check this out! 8/10 Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2021
    8
    This is obviously a deeply personal work of passion, an immersive, odd game that holds its own ground when it comes to building an unsettlingThis is obviously a deeply personal work of passion, an immersive, odd game that holds its own ground when it comes to building an unsettling atmosphere, unique visual style and haunting world (sometimes stemming from the disturbing effect of the pencil art style that brings a weird touch to objects of everyday use). There are few games like Mundaun and its very successful in many areas of the weird horror it explores. This is definitely a great option for fans of atmospheric horror games with interesting visuals. Expand
  4. Apr 2, 2021
    7
    Mundaun is one of those indie horror games that shines solely because of how strange it is. A meticulous and passionate design for a worldMundaun is one of those indie horror games that shines solely because of how strange it is. A meticulous and passionate design for a world based on the hand drawn art style of pencil scribblings. The atmosphere and horror are just that much more effective because of its swiss folklore roots and spoken dialogue. Something can be said for the simplistic jank and traditional Amnesia style horror that games in this genre have. An item collecting based puzzle game with very, VERY basic combat and threats. The game shows a lot of promise and delivers from a narrative driven horror perspective. Otherwise its basic, has next to no real threats from the monsters, its short, it has strange game mechanic progression. But I still really liked it for some reason. Its got a lot of charm and the atmospheric setting, story and sound design is great.
    Check out my short review here: https://youtu.be/RM9xEgGs10M
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  5. Apr 1, 2021
    0
    bruh another game from these lazy developers. bad graphics so outdated, basic gameplay, an horror stupid game really.