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Call of Cthulhu

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Total Reviews: 109
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Call of Cthulhu is strong in atmosphere, capturing the feel of a Lovecraft story, but it looks and feels dated. Gameplay is predictable, overly simplistic, and its mechanisms are poorly implemented.
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# Reviews: 109

Call of Cthulhu is strong in atmosphere, capturing the feel of a Lovecraft story, but it looks and feels dated. Gameplay is predictable, overly simplistic, and its mechanisms are poorly implemented.

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High Score - 90/100
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8.6/10
DM Schmeyer (IGN)

Call of Cthulhu’s engaging mystery and intriguing utilization of RPG mechanics make it one of the more enjoyable Lovecraftian games in years.

October 30, 2018 |

A spirited attempt to adapt Lovecraft’s mythos, but while it overcomes the low budget when it comes to atmosphere the overly simplistic gameplay drags it down.

October 31, 2018 |
4/10
GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
5/10
David Wildgoose (GameSpot)

Much of Call of Cthulhu is a perfectly competent adventure game built on firm, if uninspired, point-and-click traditions. And while it won’t dazzle you with ambitious, creative puzzle-solving, its central story is as haunting and consuming as you want a good Lovecraft tale to be. But then, like some nightmare creature, an action sequence comes out of nowhere and ruins the experience.

October 29, 2018 |

DM Schmeyer (IGN)

8.6/10 - (Read Review)

Call of Cthulhu’s engaging mystery and intriguing utilization of RPG mechanics make it one of the more enjoyable Lovecraftian games in years.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

4/10 - (Read Review)

A spirited attempt to adapt Lovecraft’s mythos, but while it overcomes the low budget when it comes to atmosphere the overly simplistic gameplay drags it down.

David Wildgoose (GameSpot)

5/10 - (Read Review)

Much of Call of Cthulhu is a perfectly competent adventure game built on firm, if uninspired, point-and-click traditions. And while it won’t dazzle you with ambitious, creative puzzle-solving, its central story is as haunting and consuming as you want a good Lovecraft tale to be. But then, like some nightmare creature, an action sequence comes out of nowhere and ruins the experience.

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Developed by seasoned studio Cyanide, Call of Cthulhu is an RPG-Investigation game with psychological horror and stealth mechanics, set in a deeply immersive world. On a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island, the player will soon uncover a more disturbing truth as the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu, prepares its awakening…

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