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
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?
Incredibly immersive!alyousha35 | April 19, 2014 | See all alyousha35's reviews »
An incredibly immersive game, very well paced. It feels exactly like how you'd expect a game based on Lovecraft to work: slow-paced and terrifying. Unfortunately, it's not perfect. While the story and experience are amazing, they can be very negatively affected by the bugs. A black mark on a nearly perfect game. I still highly recommend it for the experience, regardless of any technical flaws.
Faithful creation of the MythosRolalas | April 6, 2014 | See all Rolalas's reviews »
This was a great game that flew under the radar after it came out.
You take on the role of an investigator trying to uncover the mysteries of Innsmouth, after an incident report reaches you. You come upon this dank port town full of strange looking people and even stranger mysteries. The game itself plays like 1-player Call of Cthulhu campaign where the keeper insists on making you the most aggravated person they know.