Marcus Estrada writes: "It’s hard to know what to expect from a game called The Deer God. Sure, there are deer, but what’s it all about? Everything begins with some hunters out looking for deer. “You” discover a deer, but as you’re preparing to fire a wolf lunges. At the moment you’re taken down your gun discharges anyway and shoots a fawn seconds before dying. After a run-in with what seems to be the actual Deer God, you are reborn as a deer. The setup is strange, but the game keeps up its odd nature throughout."