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  • Summary: Plunge into Cyanide Studio's Call of Cthulhu, the official Cthulhu videogame inspired by Chaosium's classic pen and paper RPG. Uncover the chilling mysteries of this RPG-investigation game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods withinPlunge into Cyanide Studio's Call of Cthulhu, the official Cthulhu videogame inspired by Chaosium's classic pen and paper RPG. Uncover the chilling mysteries of this RPG-investigation game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft's iconic universe.

    The Cthulhu Mythos has been fascinating audiences for generations, growing to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned and giving birth to countless stories, novels, movies, tabletop and videogames since the original publication of H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu. Adaptions and references have formed a widespread legacy stretching back to the very beginning of the 20th century, latching on to the key fear of the human psyche: that of the unknown. Now, Call of Cthulhu will bring the mythos to life like never before, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

    In this world, nothing is as it seems. Sanity is an irregular bedfellow, all too often replaced by the whisperings in the dark. Strange creatures, weird science, and shadowy cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of everything. Your mind will suffer -- balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures... and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 6, 2018
    82
    Call of Cthulhu offers one of the best experiences based on Cthulhu Mythos. Cyanide Studio has made an incredible job with the game's environment and story. As some of Focus Home Interactive games, Call of Cthulhu has some technical issues. However, its story, setting and characters shine and manage to bring us a totally recommended game.
  2. Nov 7, 2018
    80
    If you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft’s work then I feel this is one of the best experiences out there, simply because it loves its source material.
  3. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    With a terrific plot and setting but simplistic mechanics, Call of Cthulhu is still a very competent mystery game, and probably the best Lovecraft adaptation to video games till now. Starts good, somewhat loses direction in the middle and ends superbly.
  4. 70
    Call of Cthulu is one of the better games based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, and despite its visual shortcomings does a great job at commanding your attention from start to finish.
  5. Oct 30, 2018
    65
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Nov 7, 2018
    64
    If you’re in the market for a first person horror game, you can go much worse than Call of Cthulhu, but be prepared for a lack of any real scares. The game leans heavily on the story and exploration of environments, so much so that when it does attempt the creepy stuff, it mostly comes off underdeveloped and a bit out of place. Go along with it though, and there’s something strangely compelling within.
  7. Nov 5, 2018
    40
    Call of Cthulhu wants to be scary. But instead of invoking a sense of fear in the player, Call of Cthulhu is almost relaxing to play, especially during the detective sequences, which is the exact opposite way a horror game should make players feel. Fans of the genre shouldn’t bother seeking it out for that reason alone, but for many other reasons, it’s not worth playing in general, horror fan or not.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    Very atmospheric game. For lovers of creativity Lovecraft the most it. The graphics are not at an ideal level, but for me this is not the main thing.
  2. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    You will love the story its even better then red dead redemption the story grips you from the beginning to the end! Its like watch a 20hrYou will love the story its even better then red dead redemption the story grips you from the beginning to the end! Its like watch a 20hr movie but instead your playing it! Graphics aren't really the best its actually quite disappointing looks like ogxbox /ps2 game yep it really that bad they put zero efforts into graphics! But the story is probably the best this year!
  3. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    Very good game a bit lacking of direction. Good plot and superb acting on the story side.
  4. Nov 1, 2018
    7
    The story was gripping and interesting from start to finish and the characters that were present had a lot of diversity which in turn made theThe story was gripping and interesting from start to finish and the characters that were present had a lot of diversity which in turn made the story come alive. The presentation side of the game has a few shortcomings on the whole I enjoyed what both the visuals and sound design brought to the table.
    In terms of content the game has a decent amount for you to sink your teeth into and it also has a decent amount of replayability present as well. I enjoyed most of the puzzles in the game because they combined with the different environments extremely well which in turn made the game scary at times. The stealth and shooting sequences in the game failed to pack a punch and on the whole they weren’t very enjoyable. I would’ve liked to have been able to have more freedom because doing certain things carries with it a lot of limitations. In my opinion the gameplay is too simplistic for its own good and this does make the immersion levels dwindle a little. I’ve been following the development progress of Call of Cthulhu for a while now and everything I saw during this process made me become even more interested and excited with how the final phase of the game would play out. After sinking quite a few hours into the game it became clear that it wasn’t going to reach my lofty expectations but thankfully even though it didn’t reach these expectations it’s still a pretty decent game. One of my favourite things about this game was its story and that’s mainly because it remains gripping at all times and the characters did a wonderful job of bringing the story to life. In terms of the gameplay it’s a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand you have some decent puzzles that connect with the story really well but on the other you have poor shooting and stealth sequences that ultimately hold the game back a little. I would also have liked a little more freedom when it came to certain aspects as well because it does make the gameplay more simplistic than it needs to be. That being said despite its shortcomings Call of Cthulhu still does enough to get a recommendation from me because it has a uniqueness that is worth experiencing in the end.
  5. Oct 30, 2018
    0
    Wow, what a pile of trash, exploit the IP to get a few quick buys.... shameful
  6. Oct 31, 2018
    0
    I’m so irritated that I fell for the hype and bought this overpriced, terrible game. Graphics are amateur, voice acting bad, levels are filledI’m so irritated that I fell for the hype and bought this overpriced, terrible game. Graphics are amateur, voice acting bad, levels are filled with invisible walls, investigation is tedious. I bought a digital copy so I can’t even return it. Maybe worth 10$, six months from now in the discount bin.

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