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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24

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  1. Sep 10, 2012
    3
    I just didn't like this game. I probably only would recommend if you like platformers alot. On PC I tried playing with keyboard controls, so may have been better with xbox controller. It reminded me some of Pacman World visually and control-wise. Visuals looks really good. I got it on sale on a whim on Steam and played it maybe an hour -maybe two - before putting it down and movingI just didn't like this game. I probably only would recommend if you like platformers alot. On PC I tried playing with keyboard controls, so may have been better with xbox controller. It reminded me some of Pacman World visually and control-wise. Visuals looks really good. I got it on sale on a whim on Steam and played it maybe an hour -maybe two - before putting it down and moving on to something else. I hear there's a demo so I should've tried that first I guess - at least try the demo before purchase to see if it's your thing Expand
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 80
    The Maw is a fine little romp for people who feel the platformer genre doesn't get enough respect these days. It's also a great game for parents searching for something to hand off to a young child. The Maw is fairly linear and there isn't a great amount of depth to it, but its two main characters are adorable and the pacing is spot on.
  2. PC Zone UK
    69
    Treat The Maw as a casual half hour game and you'll be well satisfied, but don't expect any maw than that. Sorry. [June 2009, p.75]
  3. PC Gamer UK
    71
    Inventive, smart and adorable, but it plays oh so slowly. [May 2009, p.71]