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Call of Cthulhu

Cyanide, Focus Home Interactive
Oct 30, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

35%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8.6 / 10
PC Gamer
59 / 100
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
6.8 / 10
GameSpot
5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
66 / 100
TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
IGN Italy
6 / 10

Call of Cthulhu Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

True to Lovecraft

Clunky Gameplay

Genre Tropes

Call of Cthulhu may satisfy fans of Lovecraft's mythos or hardcore fans of horror and mystery games, but the clunky mechanics and predictable genre tropes drag down the overall experience and turn it into more of a slog than a game.


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Critic Reviews for Call of Cthulhu

IGN

DM Schmeyer
8.6 / 10.0
IGN

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

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A mediocre detective game with predictable stealth and a surreal story that runs out of steam near the end.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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.

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A slow and frustrating burn that culminates in a big and satisfying way

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Call of Cthulhu is a mostly competent, occasionally chilling adventure ruined by unspeakable horrors.

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Call of Cthulhu brings to the Nintendo Switch the horror and madness of the game developed by Cyanide a Studio, with a great port that maintains all the ups and downs of the original launch.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
5 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Call of Cthulhu is not a particularly good game. It looks and feels dated, contains some frustratingly realised mechanics and has possibly the worst gun combat I've ever experienced (luckily this is only a short section). What it does do well, however, is capture the feel of a Lovecraft story.

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Strong in atmosphere, weak in gameplay, Call of Cthulhu is a missed opportunity to build a great lovecraftian experience.

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