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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: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 6, 2018
    82
    Call of Cthulhu offers one of the best experiences based on Cthulhu Mythos. Cyanide Studio has made an incredible job with the game's environment and story. As some of Focus Home Interactive games, Call of Cthulhu has some technical issues. However, its story, setting and characters shine and manage to bring us a totally recommended game.
  2. Nov 7, 2018
    80
    If you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft’s work then I feel this is one of the best experiences out there, simply because it loves its source material.
  3. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    With a terrific plot and setting but simplistic mechanics, Call of Cthulhu is still a very competent mystery game, and probably the best Lovecraft adaptation to video games till now. Starts good, somewhat loses direction in the middle and ends superbly.
  4. Jan 7, 2019
    67
    Your enjoyment of Call of Cthulhu will depend entirely on what you’re expecting. If you want to be scared, look elsewhere, because this game will just come off as boring. If, however, you want a decent mystery, and don’t mind sitting through a few dumb attempts at stealth and scares, then this might just be up your alley.
  5. Oct 30, 2018
    65
    After very good first hours of play, Call of Cthulhu dries itself with few interactions and poor stealth sequences. The Lovecraftian atmosphere is here though, which may appeal to whomever can indulge the game’s many flaws.
  6. Nov 7, 2018
    64
    If you’re in the market for a first person horror game, you can go much worse than Call of Cthulhu, but be prepared for a lack of any real scares. The game leans heavily on the story and exploration of environments, so much so that when it does attempt the creepy stuff, it mostly comes off underdeveloped and a bit out of place. Go along with it though, and there’s something strangely compelling within.
  7. Nov 5, 2018
    40
    Call of Cthulhu wants to be scary. But instead of invoking a sense of fear in the player, Call of Cthulhu is almost relaxing to play, especially during the detective sequences, which is the exact opposite way a horror game should make players feel. Fans of the genre shouldn’t bother seeking it out for that reason alone, but for many other reasons, it’s not worth playing in general, horror fan or not.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  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. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    You will love the story its even better then red dead redemption the story grips you from the beginning to the end! Its like watch a 20hrYou will love the story its even better then red dead redemption the story grips you from the beginning to the end! Its like watch a 20hr movie but instead your playing it! Graphics aren't really the best its actually quite disappointing looks like ogxbox /ps2 game yep it really that bad they put zero efforts into graphics! But the story is probably the best this year! Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    Very good game a bit lacking of direction. Good plot and superb acting on the story side.
  4. Sep 2, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The main character was pretty cool, the graphics weren't anything great but that doesn't ruin the overall experience most of the time. What breaks the immersion is the often awful lip-syncing. I'm surprised this was never fixed or updated because if the lip sync was perfect then the experience would make this so much better.
    The story itself is captivating at times, but the linearity can dull the senses. I'm pretty sure this is a low budget game I might be wrong, so I'm willing to let some things pass. The environments are sometimes some of the sweetest parts to just look at.
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    The greatest disappointment was Cthulhu himself. After the short 10-12 hour game, you are merely rewarded with a 2 second flash of Cthulhu's shadow. I don't know if there is a different ending I only had two but I wanted to see Cthulhu in his massive scope.
    Just get this game when it's on sale.
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  5. Feb 19, 2020
    7
    Boa narrativa, jogabilidade simples, gráficos fracos mas atendem a proposta.
  6. Dec 11, 2019
    7
    Una excelente ambientación pero con unas mecánicas que en ocasiones resultan excesivamente simples .El universo de Lovecraft recibe un nuevoUna excelente ambientación pero con unas mecánicas que en ocasiones resultan excesivamente simples .El universo de Lovecraft recibe un nuevo juego que podría haber llegado a ser algo muy notable. Expand
  7. Oct 30, 2018
    0
    Wow, what a pile of trash, exploit the IP to get a few quick buys.... shameful

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