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5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4

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  1. 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 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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  2. Jan 30, 2012
    0
    This 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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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
  1. 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]
  2. Mar 12, 2012
    40
    Red Wasp Design seems to prefer detail to elegance, and that's exactly the wrong call to make on the iPhone. It's also a damn shame in a game with such an obvious affection for its own characters and the Lovecraft mythos.
  3. Mar 2, 2012
    60
    Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land takes a genre that hasn't received much love in recent years and revamps it for modern devices whilst keeping the original gameplay intact. It's such a shame then that the game's few flaws stifle the enjoyment of what could otherwise be a new classic iOS game.