Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land iOS

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
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  1. Feb 15, 2012
    80
    We are quite sure that Lovecraft would be pleased with this game. It has some little flaws in the control system, but it's great in all other respects.
  2. Feb 9, 2012
    80
    I'd love to see a console port and a sequel would probably make me vomit tentacles of joy. There's certainly plenty of untapped material in Lovecraft's shared universe to work with.
  3. Feb 8, 2012
    90
    Manages to get a lot of things right, like the story, style, and basic gameplay mechanics, though the game's high amount of difficulty will probably turn off some players. Now that Red Wasp Design has released an update, this is arguably one of the best turn-based strategy titles on the App Store. Fans of horror and turn-based strategy alike, consider this one a must buy.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Apr 17, 2012
    85
    Not very faithful to Cthulhu table top game traditions, but it is an enjoyable turn based tactical game nevertheless. [Apr 2012]
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. May 6, 2012
    4
    Good idea, but there are too many annoying problems with the interface and the gameplay. For example when you fail a mission there's nomway toGood idea, but there are too many annoying problems with the interface and the gameplay. For example when you fail a mission there's nomway to go back and reconfigure your soldiers. The only way is to restart the whole game again. Also the camera moves automatically to the character, so if you want to attack an enemy multiple times you have to move the camera every time, dozens of times... A waste of money IMO. Full Review »
  2. Jan 30, 2012
    10
    This turn-based strategy game is similar in style to XCOM and UFO: Enemy Unknown, but replaces the aliens with HP Lovecraft's CthulhuThis turn-based strategy game is similar in style to XCOM and UFO: Enemy Unknown, but replaces the aliens with HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu creatures and german soliders in the trenches of World War One in Europe.

    The gameplay is smooth and the graphics look really good on retina display and iPad. Playing the tutorial is a must due the complexity of the game.

    The game has a sinister and brooding feel which is enhanced by the unusual music and warped sounds. The narrative is intriguing and takes you down some unexpected paths.

    Can't recommend it enough, this game is a must buy!
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