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  • Summary: The year is 1926: a professor of astronomy is found dead in her mansion and everything indicates that she has been the victim of a heinous murder. Choose from 12 intrepid investigators from the Arkham Horror games, each with a unique set of skills, and assemble your team to shed the lightThe year is 1926: a professor of astronomy is found dead in her mansion and everything indicates that she has been the victim of a heinous murder. Choose from 12 intrepid investigators from the Arkham Horror games, each with a unique set of skills, and assemble your team to shed the light over this mysterious death.

    Find clues, perform interrogations and progress through nine chapters as the story unfolds. Your investigation will take you to visit shadowed institutions and mysterious locales, ranging from Miskatonic University, the Arkham Asylum, and the bayous of Louisiana.

    As you face off against Lovecraftian horrors, your investigators will descend deeper into the depths of madness, affecting their level of sanity and causing traumas that will impact the course of your investigation. Care about your sanity and make the right choices the Ancient Ones are preparing their return.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Apr 6, 2021
    60
    Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace is an enjoyable title, especially for its modest price point. There is enough that it does right to make it well worth a playthrough, but the linear nature of the story and levels makes playing through the game again unappealing, even with the choice of multiple starting investigators. It does a lot of elegant translation of the mechanics from the board game into a video game, but there is a lack of cohesion and spice that make the ideas and mechanics not mesh well together.
  2. 50
    Board games are great because you can play through time and time again and experience something a little different each time. At least, that’s normally how it is. Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace is inspired by the Arkham Horror board game series, but it doesn’t match it in any real way. It’s a bit of a shame, but it’s all a bit too short and a bit too basic most of the time.
  3. Apr 2, 2021
    50
    Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace's simple combat and uninspired "detective" work won't sate your Lovecraftian hunger.
  4. Apr 28, 2021
    50
    It’s difficult to recommend Arkham Horror Mother’s Embrace if you’re not already a fervent fan of the universe, and knowledge of what this game could have done with the source material will leave you yearning for a better digital implementation of Asmodee's tabletop tour de force.
  5. Apr 2, 2021
    45
    Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace suffers from a bland and unspectacular combat system, a questionable sanity gimmick, and a litany of technical issues that are too glaring to ignore. Although it's an adaptation of a board game, you might as well call it a "bored game" due to the tedium and frustration you'll experience.
  6. Mar 30, 2021
    39
    This version of the beloved board game is horrific for all the wrong reasons. There is no atmosphere, no horror, no tension, nothing.
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  1. Mar 28, 2021
    10
    I absolutely love everything Arkham and I am playing the Arkham Horror board games for years now and never grew tired of them.
    This game is a
    I absolutely love everything Arkham and I am playing the Arkham Horror board games for years now and never grew tired of them.
    This game is a really amazing adaptation for PC and although I am only three hours in, I can already tell that it has replayablity,and I can see DLCs happening in the future like the board game's expansions.
    There are some tiny bugs in there but no blockers, nothing that ruins the otherwise great and eerie atmosphere.
    Inventory management is important and reading the instructions as well. I did read of people being unable to equip items which must be down to them not having read the instructions. It is pretty straight forward yet not the usual game mechanic one might be used to from other turn based games.
    I love it and can't recommend it highly enough!
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  2. Mar 31, 2021
    10
    A board game franchise come to life! I'm a few hours into Arkham Horror: Mother's embrace and I'm having an absolute blast. I love theA board game franchise come to life! I'm a few hours into Arkham Horror: Mother's embrace and I'm having an absolute blast. I love the atmosphere, combat is fun, and the story is quite intriguing. It really does feel like I'm playing the board game, just with less risk of my cat jumping onto the table and ruining all progress. :) The game's overall UI needed some getting used to at first, but everything's tutorialised or explained very well. I was very happy to see that I was able to choose my investigator, and then meet & choose others as companions along the way. Can only recommend this to any Arkham fan. Expand