Our review includes potentially triggering words:
death, deceased, drug and the dead.
Ignore All Content Warnings
A Mortician's Tale Review
Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.
Take on the role of recent funeral direction graduate Charlie as she learns the ropes of the business and industry. Prepare the bodies of the deceased (via embalming or cremation), attend their funerals and listen to their loved ones' stories, and interact with Charlie's coworkers, clients, and bosses.
While part of the game is meant as a critical look at the funeral industry, it is "death positive" and there is a personal element to the game too. There is an honest and respectful look at how bodies are treated after death, which can demystify the process. The player also attends funerals and speaks to bereaved friends and family, and can lend a shoulder to lean on. Played with adult guidance, this game can help normalise death customs.
Content Rating: Not rated by PEGI
Release Date: 18/10/2017
Platforms: PC and iOS
Genres: Adventure and Narrative
Rated 12+ on iOS app store for Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information, Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References.
Our experts have hand-picked the following similar games for you. These offer a similar way to play to A Mortician's Tale or are games with a similar theme or topic. These are good alternative games to A Mortician's Tale.
Thank you for using our resource, supported by AskAboutGames, ParentZone and PlayAbility Initiative. We are editorially independent, written by parents for parents, but welcome sponsorship, partnership and suggestions. Email our editor for details on these opportunities.
The information on this database is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion and advice about video game "addiction", violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. If you have any concerns or questions in these areas, email our editor who is quick to respond or can arrange for a one-to-one conversation.