Arthur Kabrick of VGChartz writes:
"The Taxidermist is pretty decent. It's not painful to play or anything. Imagine Heavy Rain, without any sympathy for the characters, with easy and repetitive gameplay, and fifteen minutes long, and you have The Taxidermist. As a scene, it's actually quite good. As a $5 downloadable content pack...not so great. If you were a huge fan of Heavy Rain and you want some explanation of Madison Paige's erratic behaviour (though not a great one), then by all means, give this a shot. But I was a huge fan of the main game, and The Taxidermist did nothing for me."