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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: 23 out of 50
  2. Negative: 10 out of 50
  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 26, 2020
    10
    In my opinion, one of the best Lovecraft lore based games, the graphic is a bit dated for this period, but the atmosphere, the gameplay andIn my opinion, one of the best Lovecraft lore based games, the graphic is a bit dated for this period, but the atmosphere, the gameplay and the story was exactly what i expected from this game. Expand
  3. Aug 11, 2022
    9
    I think this game is quite underrated, though at the same time I can understand some people dislike it because it's highly story-based and youI think this game is quite underrated, though at the same time I can understand some people dislike it because it's highly story-based and you have to like Lovecraft's world to enjoy it (I've read negative critics about this game for being too abstract; well, it's Lovecraft, and it's not an action game). I actually believe it's one of the best adaptations of Lovecraft's short story "Call of Cthulhu" ever. The atmosphere is unique. The graphics have been criticized, but the truth is that the game is very powerful in terms of setting. There's not even time for it to become repetitive because it's rather intense. There could've been some extra variety when playing as other characters, and maybe a little bit of action (it's clearly a modern graphic adventure), but I find it great overall. Expand
  4. Jul 26, 2022
    7
    Игра в жанре квеста с элементами хоррора, не стоит ждать от нее шутера в духе прошлой Call of cthulhu, они никак не связаны, кроме обращения кИгра в жанре квеста с элементами хоррора, не стоит ждать от нее шутера в духе прошлой Call of cthulhu, они никак не связаны, кроме обращения к мифологии Лавкрафта. Получилось удачно передать нарастающее безумие главного героя, хотя есть выбор провоцировать безумие или оставаться верным рассудку. В игре сплели идеи и мотивы разных произведений Лавкрафта, а также добавили своего - получилось в целом удачно. К сожалению явно недостаток бюджета не дал сделать действительно хорошую игру, получилось в итоге средне, много недостатков геймплея, оборванные сюжетные линии, практически бесполезная прокачка. Тем не менее с игрой стоит ознакомиться всем поклонникам Лавкрафта, а также тем, кто хочет поиграть в достаточно атмосферную адвенчуру 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. Jul 10, 2020
    0
    Игра не озвучена на русском языке, почему то есть поверье, что людям нравится слушать иностранный язык , который не понимают, так ещё и совсемИгра не озвучена на русском языке, почему то есть поверье, что людям нравится слушать иностранный язык , который не понимают, так ещё и совсем другой по звучанию голоса , другой по тембру , да и богатство скудное у языка, потом в игре есть слабые стороны но концовка , создаётся впечатление что бюджет закончился где-то в середине игры и на концовку денег не зватило Expand

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