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Though I have some minor quibbles about the game's interface, I find myself returning to its world again and again.
Cultist Simulator is a posthumanist spiral that, like its endless card combinations, is greater than the sum of its parts.
Cultist Simulator’s mobile port is a shining example of how to port a game without sacrificing what makes it so great.
A dark, engrossing, and challenging narrative card and crafting game.
Cultist Simulator won't be for everyone as the learning curve is fairly steep and it is a pretty unforgiving game. Anyone who loves puzzles, interesting games and solid narrative will find a lot to love.
Cultist Simulator may have a high learning curve, but the meaningful rewards matter to you, and the variety of choices encourage you to experiment during each game.
Cultist Simulator is one of the most interesting games I’ve played in years. It can be too slow at times but the hours disappear while playing. There’s always the desire to study one more book, go on one more expedition, or take one more trip to the Mansus. You never know what you might find.
At the end of the day, the one thing I can definitively say is that it is a game that I enjoyed, but also one where I can very well understand if others dislike it.
Cultist Simulator forges card game mechanics with a branching cosmic horror story, but exactly how well do these elements blend together?
As far as I can tell, the game is deterministic, and if you play correctly, when you learn what playing correctly even IS, then you shall succeed and ascend to your rightful place.