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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: 14 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Oct 30, 2018
    86
    Call of Cthulhu is a dark ride through a mad, cosmic horror nightmare with a paranormal detective story as your vehicle. Occasionally poor level and encounter design can make the eerily atmospheric road a little bumpy, but the engaging mystery and an intriguing utilization of RPG mechanics make it one of the more enjoyable Lovecraftian games in years.
  2. Nov 5, 2018
    80
    Heavily atmospheric, this dark descent into madness and ruin, speaks directly to the heart of Lovecraft devotees. A narrative that embraces the core of true cosmic horror.
  3. Nov 5, 2018
    79
    Call of Cthulhu has a great atmosphere, but full of flaws in terms of gameplay.
  4. Oct 30, 2018
    65
    Call of Cthulhu sadly doesn't live up to either its literary or pen-and-paper heritage. The setting, atmosphere and some of the voice acting are impressive, but the detective gameplay is shallow and fairly linear, and any other gameplay aspects feel buggy and tacked on.
  5. Oct 30, 2018
    65
    When all's said and done, there's a clunkiness to the pacing, plot and gameplay that relegates Call of Cthulhu to the second division.
  6. Oct 30, 2018
    60
    Strong in atmosphere, weak in gameplay, Call of Cthulhu is a missed opportunity to build a great lovecraftian experience.
  7. Nov 1, 2018
    40
    Cyanide’s Lovecraftian outing promises an immersive world of cosmic horror and consequences but instead delivers a clunky detective adventure that is both formless and repetitive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  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
    In this game, the graphics are not the strongest side, but a very good quest component, atmospheric history based on gloomy creativity,In this game, the graphics are not the strongest side, but a very good quest component, atmospheric history based on gloomy creativity, dialogues, investigations. Silent chapters when you need to hide yourself looks good. Very good chance to get acquainted with the works of Lovecraft Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2018
    8
    PLayed and finished in 13 hours. I'm satisfied: the story is intriguing, able to respect the original writing. I loved thePLayed and finished in 13 hours. I'm satisfied: the story is intriguing, able to respect the original writing. I loved the "investigate+explore+stealth" gameplay. The only weak part is the action moment. However, a very good Lovecraftian game. Recommended for "Lovecraft & Chaosium fans". Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2018
    7
    Очень долго ждал эту игру и наконец удалось ее опробовать.
    Первое что хочется сказать – спасибо что не забыли величайшего писателя Howard
    Очень долго ждал эту игру и наконец удалось ее опробовать.
    Первое что хочется сказать – спасибо что не забыли величайшего писателя Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraf, который внёс огромный вклад в данный жанр. Спасибо что создали качественный проект под названием –аж волосы дыбом встают– Зов Ктулху!
    Учитывая уровень графики, оптимизация слегка хромает (как на самых низких настройках, так и на самых высоких, притормаживает в определённых местах). Но я думаю не беда, разработчики учтут ошибки (услышат голоса фанатов) и "пофиксят".
    Есть напряженные моменты в игре. Да-да! Очень даже неожиданные. Атмосфера зашкаливает! Такое ощущение будто это Ты, ходишь там, туда-сюда, а не играешь за персонажа. Вот настолько круто сделали.
    Если вы любитель данного жанра (особенно Ловкрафта) то вы не должны пропустить эту игру, ибо претендует на хорошую игру с интересным сюжетом и безумной атмосферой!
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  5. Nov 12, 2018
    6
    Don't trust to the system requirements, as the game runs really well, even on 1 GB GPUs. But it Is not worth the price now (afterDon't trust to the system requirements, as the game runs really well, even on 1 GB GPUs. But it Is not worth the price now (after release/launch), since there is only story-driven campaign and nothing else, within the game's content. Expand
  6. Oct 30, 2018
    5
    5/10
    This game costs 45$.
    45$/7h = 6,5$/h And what do you do for most of the time? You walk. From point A to point B. B to C, and so on.
    5/10
    This game costs 45$.
    45$/7h = 6,5$/h
    And what do you do for most of the time? You walk. From point A to point B. B to C, and so on. Some greedy bastards decided to triple the price of a simple walking simulator with Lovecraft franchise in the background. Don't you even listen to this 10/10 fake reviews, it's not a masterpiece. It would be 7/10 game with a decent price. You know what you can buy with 45$? Let's see... A quadrocopter with 1080P 5.0MP Camera Selfie drone. Or this game. It's just a bad deal and the developer should react.
    Please, while playing this game prepare a timer and every one hour place 6,50$ on the table. When you are done send me a message how long you endured. It's just painful to watch a mediocre game with good marketing to be praised by anybody. Stop it. Don't buy it. Find something better.
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  7. Nov 9, 2018
    2
    I think this is the first game in which I had to watch cutscenes and forced encounters longer than actually having control over my character!I think this is the first game in which I had to watch cutscenes and forced encounters longer than actually having control over my character! And when I had control, most of the time the gameplay was that of a walking simulator except for a few sneaking or action sequences. RPG elements and dialogue options are a huge mess, where you never know what they are really good for! Level design and graphics are okay, but character animations and facial expressions bad. The only great thing was the back-in-time-investigation mode... Expand

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