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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: 9 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47
  1. 90
    Call of Cthulhu is the Cthulhu RPG I never realized I needed in my life. From the moment the atmosphere shifted upon entry to Darkwater, I was hooked. The Cthulhu mythology is presented with obvious appreciation for the source material, crafting a story of cosmic horror and the cults being crazy enough to worship those beings. Aside from some difficulty with sneaking, the game makes the descent into madness... fun? Can one have fun when descending into madness?
  2. Oct 30, 2018
    75
    If the devs had simply dropped the skill points and let players freely explore at their own pace, it would have been a better experience. It’s still a good one, though, and a required play for anyone with even the slightest interest in the mythos that inspired it. Ratin
  3. Nov 5, 2018
    70
    Call of Cthulhu is a beautifully twisted cosmic horror. Although it has it’s issues here and there, and doesn’t look as good as you would expect a PS4 game to look, it has enough moments to really grip you and keep you playing. The story is an example of really great writing, with enjoyable characters and a mind-bending plot. The gameplay is solid, with only certain segments that become frustrating and repetitive.
  4. Oct 30, 2018
    66
    Like the creature itself, Call of Cthulhu is a convoluted mix of ideas; some god, some bad. Being based in Lovecraft's short story guarantees a great atmosphere that fans of his works will surely loved, but here, the cosmic horrors are more myth than reality.
  5. Nov 14, 2018
    60
    Cyanide obviously care very much for the source material, and their earnest desire to do right by the Sisyphean task of a celebratory Lovecraft adaptation is hard to fault. I may have struggled with the poor stealth segments, but I did feel compelled by its campy cast and cosmic intrigue to see the game through to completion — something that can't be said of Infogrames' or Bethesda's attempts. Cyanide's take on Call of Cthulhu is undoubtedly the best yet, for better or worse.
  6. Call of Ctulhu successfully impacts the player with its atmosphere and story which makes you curious as you play. The places we see in the game and the story is well made, but we also see the effects of low budget developments in the overall package.
  7. Oct 30, 2018
    40
    Call of Cthulhu's atmosphere, especially early on, is delicious, but it's let down by wayward pacing and plot and some muddy graphics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 37
  2. Negative: 8 out of 37
  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. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    No esperes unos gráficos impresionantes porque el juego no va de eso, en cambio la atmósfera y la historia son impresionantes. Se pasa mal,No esperes unos gráficos impresionantes porque el juego no va de eso, en cambio la atmósfera y la historia son impresionantes. Se pasa mal, prepárate para esconderte y huir porque no hay peleas ni disparos. Me parece un juego imprescindible Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2018
    9
    Actually it’s not a wonderful game. However you can’t stop play it again and again. You can enjoy this world, and find some special view toActually it’s not a wonderful game. However you can’t stop play it again and again. You can enjoy this world, and find some special view to this world. Don’t lose your mind and find the truth. Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2018
    7
    Great little experience if you like Lovecraftian horror or even if you just played and enjoyed the board game to some degree. It does a greatGreat little experience if you like Lovecraftian horror or even if you just played and enjoyed the board game to some degree. It does a great job of portraying the horror of the unseen. Be aware that it’s not for everyone... it’s a slower gaming experience that some will call ‘boring’ but I personally appreciated the change of pace from the usual and liked what was on offer... I found myself compelled to keep playing. It’s definitely held back by a few little niggles such as janky animations but nothing that I found to be majorly detrimental to my enjoyment. Will definitely play through again. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2020
    6
    So, at first, I didn't like the game at all. Not enough gameplay, no real exploration. I had to do it a second time after a few month to makeSo, at first, I didn't like the game at all. Not enough gameplay, no real exploration. I had to do it a second time after a few month to make up my mind, because there were still stuff I liked in the game, as a Lovecraft's fan. And now, I like it. Still not perfect, some parts are even bad I think, or have no logic. Like sometimes, you'll play another character, who has the same skills as the main one, who is supposed to be a detective, and a guy who can hide and stuff. But when you play someone else, it's the exact same gameplay. Too bad, I thought they could have done something great with the change of perspective, but they didn't. otherwise, it's a pretty good atmospheric game. The horror of the unseen, the story, it's familiar for fans, and a lovely love letter. Gameplay is really simple even if sometimes hard (one boss in particular, if you don't know what to do, you'll yell at your screen), graphics are not great but the artistic direction is interesting and good, sound is great. Expand
  6. May 21, 2020
    5
    Graphics and animations look last gen. The budget looks low production. Voice acting can make or break a story driven type of game like thisGraphics and animations look last gen. The budget looks low production. Voice acting can make or break a story driven type of game like this and it is kind of ropy. I laughed my ass off at Cat. The most unconvincing villain ever a waif of a supermodel. This was a pandemic buy as in bottom of my barrel choices and I kind new it was going to be a risk of sorts. If you want a really creepy experience maybe try Amnesia the Dark Decent, Soma or even the Observer. My overall point better games to buy that do story, VA and the creep factor better. Expand
  7. May 8, 2020
    0
    **** **** tier game i tried to quickly go into game like x>x>x>x>x but twas on **** new game not the load and it deleted my save fix that **** retards

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