Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a first-person horror game that combines intense action and adventure elements. You will draw upon your skills in exploration, investigation, and combat while faced with the seemingly impossible task of battling evil incarnate.
Diverse array of levels from quaint towns to alien locations, including Deep One City
Dynamic Sanity system resulting in hallucinations, panic attacks, vertigo, paranoia, and more!
Incredibly detailed real-time graphics with atmospheric lighting and dynamic shadows
Intelligent gameplay involving puzzle solving as well as combat and exploration
1920s weaponry and vehicles as well as evil artifacts and alien technology
Lovecraft's famous monsters and locations
I cried while playingObsessor | May 7, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
For various reasons, which I will mention in this review. First of all, this game captures Lovecraft's writings in an amazingly accurate way. You actually feel like you were inside one of his stories, in this case it's Shadow over Innsmouth. Whoever read it must remember the frantic escape from Gilman Hotel. It's in this very game, recreated so well I was scared witless while trying to escape. Secondly... Well, I wept, because there are so many bugs... At some points the game is simply unbeatable. You can't complete it. There are some workarounds, mainly cheats, that help you overcome the difficulties. It's all very sad, because this game is a masterpiece, yet the developer abandoned it, never trying to fix the bugs. I cannot understand it. And so I cry every time I want to play this amazing game. Still I will give it a positive rating, because any Lovecraftian should play it, no matter the cost. And there's usually one's sanity at stake.
That is not dead which can eternal lieKingTed | March 20, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most important authors in the genre of Horror. His work is all about ancient gods which were ruling the Earth aeons ago and will be back soon to kill us all. The most famous of these gods is Cthulhu, a giant winged creature that sleeps deep in the ocean. Dark Corner of the Earth is a Survival Horror game inspired by The Shadow over Innsmouth short story from H.P. Lovecraft. You are a private eye who was sent to the small town of Innsmouth. For the most part of the game, you are investigating the area, searching for answers and trying not to piss off the townfolks and their strange cult. There are some action sequences but they don’t disturb the eerie atmosphere of the game. Dark Corner of the Earth uses a excellent and realistic health system and your character can become crazy too. (Note that too much insanity will lead you to the game over screen) It’s very underrated game with good graphics and excellent gameplay ideas. Some parts of the game are among my favorite sequences in all of the survival horror games I’ve played in my life. You should give it a try!
One of the bestATeciak | Dec. 30, 2014 | See all ATeciak's reviews »
I've played Dark Corners of The Earth many, many times. It's a great treat for Lovecraft fans and especially if you thought that "Shadow over Innsmouth" shortstory was one of his best. Atmosphere in this game is just amazing, and action is breathtaking. Feeling of constant danger mixed with the lack of interface or any GUI is just phenomenal. For example: if you're hurt, you will be leaving blood trails, so the enemies can easily spot you, and patching up requires using stiches and bandages, but to fix a broken leg you will need other things. To place a well aimed shot you have to look down the iron sight, because there aren't any crosshairs on the screen. If you see to many weird and scary things, screen will get disoriented untill you calm down, your character is losing his calmness and sanity every time he see a gruesome murder, and he starts to question his actions, gives you paranoid opinions based on things he think he saw, when you for example, sneak behind somebody. This is one of the scariest, most immersive games I ever played. Don't think about buying it. Just do it. You will be pleased.
The best video game chase everLorddyran | Nov. 28, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »
The best part of this game is at the very beginning - the world is new, you're introduced to it in a slow manner, hintings and occasional lunatic ramblings giving you glimpses of what you're in for but always in the background and always making you doubt. It's like a Lovecraft book put to a game just perfectly. Later in the game, you have guns and weapons and shoot your way through mythos monsters that should just destroy your mind simply by being close to them, and at that point it's just a decent video game. It never actually gets bad, mind you - but if it had been able to keep the atmosphere of the beginning, and if it had more moments like the chase scene, this would have easily been a 100-rated game.
Creepy atmosphere and solid gameplayrsencarn | April 20, 2014 | See all rsencarn's reviews »
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth brings you into the world of H.P. Lovecraft's novella "The Shadow Over Innsmouth". It is a solid FPS/Horror hybrid that relies on atmosphere, jump scares, and a consistent feeling of dread to conjure a gaming experience well worth the price. The graphical presentation is definitely dated but the mechanics are solid and provide for a challenging foray against the denizens of the deep. I recommend the game for its environment, lore, and consistent creepiness. In an age of regenerating health and reckless bullet-time battles, Call of Cthulhu offers a refreshing glimpse back into a time when story and atmosphere were the primary to play. In summation: Sequel when?