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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

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  • Summary: This indie survival 3D platform game from Cresent Moon Games studio showcases a one-of-a-kind 3D pixellated universe.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 10, 2015
    84
    A peculiar and unique title, with a skillful mix of platform, roguelike, rpg, survival and puzzle elements and a very effective artistic design.
  2. 70
    The Deer God is an intriguing platformer that manages to tell a thought provoking story while being visually stunning along the way. Despite never managing to reach its full potential, there are enough interesting gameplay mechanics here to make it worth playing.
  3. Sep 8, 2015
    60
    The Deer God mostly stumbles over its random nature and lack of explanation. It is the kind of game that is best enjoyed with a FAQ explaining all the systems and how to progress. Still, even with that the random nature really drags down some of the quests.
  4. Oct 11, 2015
    60
    A decent platform adventure, but one that struggles with its identity.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 6, 2015
    50
    Glorious art is a feast for the eyes, but if you've ever played a platformer, you won't be able to shake the feeling you've seen this all before. [Nov 2015, p.80]
  6. Sep 4, 2015
    40
    There's no denying that there is potential here and there are some very touching moments, but the flaws are so game breaking that at times it's just not any fun to play.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. Mar 1, 2016
    10
    Best game ever, beats the Last Of Us hands down, disappointed that it did not appear as a game of the year contender, oh well, no pleasing some people
  2. Mar 1, 2016
    10
    Don't listen to anybody giving this any score under 10, it's by far the best game of the modern consoles, some people just choose to be saltyDon't listen to anybody giving this any score under 10, it's by far the best game of the modern consoles, some people just choose to be salty because they know this is far superior. Expand
  3. Mar 1, 2016
    10
    Ran around for 4 hours straight, impregnated about 50 teenage deer, killed my children in several creative ways including getting them eatenRan around for 4 hours straight, impregnated about 50 teenage deer, killed my children in several creative ways including getting them eaten alive by crocodiles. 11/10 would play again. Expand
  4. Jul 23, 2016
    4
    CONCEPT
    Experience the strenuous life of a deer trying to survive as punishment for shooting (and killing) one in your past life as a human
    CONCEPT
    Experience the strenuous life of a deer trying to survive as punishment for shooting (and killing) one in your past life as a human hunter.

    GAMEPLAY

    Basic sidescrolling platformer, just not done very well. You're provided with a variety of items throughout the game that are often useless or don't even work right when used. When you die you will sometimes transform into another animal but only as a punishment. Then you have to die again before you can continue the story. This is a questionable gameplay element that just wastes time.

    SOUND
    The music mostly helps to set the tone of the game but feels off at times, seeming to struggle for identity.

    GRAPHICS
    The 3D pixelated world looks fairly pleasant but quickly loses its luster. It can be difficult at times to interpret interactive objects in the world, especially at the start before you familiarize yourself with it.

    ENTERTAINMENT
    It starts okay but then does little to motivate you to keep playing. Poor gameplay ideas, mediocre platforming and a strewed story make this game one I'd rather pass up.
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  5. Sep 6, 2015
    3
    There is absolutely nothing of interest here. Don't waste your time with The Deer God. graphics are so pixelated that you can't tell what yourThere is absolutely nothing of interest here. Don't waste your time with The Deer God. graphics are so pixelated that you can't tell what your looking at. there's no clear goal, no reason to solve puzzles, no reason to care or continue playing. Just run, jump (blindly), fall into trap,die, then repeat. Absolutely worthless. Expand
  6. Sep 3, 2015
    1
    This game is absolutely awful. The graphics are so pix-elated that it's hard to determine if an object is an edible plant or a frog thatThis game is absolutely awful. The graphics are so pix-elated that it's hard to determine if an object is an edible plant or a frog that somehow is able to hurt the main character. It has puzzles that make no sense and you don't even have to "solve" them. Just keep galloping to the right and move about your business. This game is free this month and it's not even worth that. Thinking about sending a bill to the published charging them for playing it. Don't bother with this one. Expand
  7. Sep 12, 2015
    0
    Ugh. I really, REALLY hated this game. It's ugly, it's got broken controls, it's got an incredibly trite story (what little there is isUgh. I really, REALLY hated this game. It's ugly, it's got broken controls, it's got an incredibly trite story (what little there is is basically The Shaggy Dog/Brother Bear/Willy the Sparrow), and it's just chock full of nonsensical mechanics. Not only is this part of an oversaturated genre, nothing else about this game works. Free is too heavy a price. Expand

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