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
Lovecraft - Do you need more?Mscigniew | Jan. 12, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »
I fall in love with Lovecraft
s books and let me tell you in "Dark corners of the earth" I felt like I was a part of one.The game aint exactly AAA production and it has some age on its shoulders but its still hell of a ride!Throughout the whole adventure I found myself scared a lot and my heart was going way too fast!Yeah this game has the proper atmosphere of Lovecrafts books.There`s many disturbing moments in the story,if your into Lovecraft and horrors you'll like this game,just grab it!
A Lovecraft lovers dreamHarry_276 | Dec. 12, 2013 | See all Harry_276's reviews »
Date in graphics but solid in game play Dark Corners is a game that lets its mechanics speak for itself. Lovecraft lore is front and center in this romp through the village of Innsmouth with background detail so crafted that you swear you entered into one of Lovecraft's novellas.
The only downside I would say is how the game goes from a game about surviving and mystery solving to a shooter near the final act, but the shear amount of care they went to making this a quiet apt representation of Lovecrafts world is more then enough to pardon the creators for it.
If you are a Lovecraft fan you will love this game, if your curious about Lovecraft you will enjoy this game, you will be happy you did
Lovecraftian horror at its bestcommanderhavoc | Dec. 6, 2013 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
If you're one of those gamers who had a chance to play the first Alone in the Dark game, Shadow of the Comet and Prisoner of Ice, but wanted something that was even more frightening then those, then this is the game for you. You play as private investigator Jack Walters who is given the job of finding a young man by the name of Brian Burnham who worked as a clerk for the First National Grocery chain and was to establish a store in the xenophobic town of Innsmouth, but he then disappeared and Jack has to find him and find out what is going on in the town and why the towns people are so hostile towards any outsider coming into town. But what really sells the game is the Sanity system, if Jack sees too many horrific things, he will start hearing voices and maybe even commit suicide if it becomes too much for his mind to handle and believe me, there are A LOT of abominations in this game that you MUST NOT look at or else you will suffer a fate not unlike those of the protagonists in H.P. Lovecraft's stories. Ammo will be very limited and sometimes it is actually better to hide from the freaks that are after you, but don't even think about fighting with your fists as you can't do that, besides who would want to punch a slimy fish mutant anyway, and that adds even more tension, especially in the early parts of the game when you don't even have a simple knife to defend yourself. You also have to watch out for any injuries you might get, if you don't treat them, you will die quickly and you might not be able to run properly unless you treat the broken leg in time. And there are plenty of heartpounding moments that will make you just stop playing it for an hour or so as these moments will get very VERY intense indeed. I highly recommend this title if you've also played Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem on the Nintendo Gamecube as they share similar elements when it comes to the Sanity system.
One of the best Horror gamelucasart | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all lucasart's reviews »
Call of Cthulhu is a true rare gem: In addition to lead, with its innovations, a breath of fresh air in the genre, or rather in the genres, this is one of those unusual games can be paralyzed by fear of the player, even on the stylistic choice to take advantage of the first-person view with the total lack of a HUD. More than once you will be to look away from the screen and on many occasions the adrenaline will be so high as to having to pause the game for a few moments, just to recover from the strain. The highlight of Call of Cthulhu is definitely the setting in which the psychopathic protagonist must carry out their investigation. The harbor town of Innsmouth is, without doubt, the best implementation in a game of Lovecraftian background. A masterpiece of thrills, so well made and built to make us forget some small flaw completely graphical.
Insmouth is not for strangersVaderJacobs | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all VaderJacobs's reviews »
This is probably the best Lovercraftian game out today. The graphics are pretty good, the mechanics and gameplay, it's just like you would want them. The game itself isn't actually scary, it has it's freaky moments but you can't compare them to the ones in silent hill or resident evil. The story is really good and it's also the game's strongest point. Cracking the safes could be tricky but it's possible. Too bad this game has a HUGE flaw in the pc version and it's not a funny one and you will need the internet to get through it. Here's the problem: (Spoiler) On the big navy ship you will have to shoot on the coast with the cannon. You should see some lights there and aim at those but you can't see them in the pc version which makes it really difficult to hit the right spots. The internet has a "map" that gives you the exact coordinates on where the cannon has to be positioned before shooting. (End Spoiler). Aaand the pros and cons list: pros: really good story, mechanics, atmosphere and AI, cons: the huge flaw, bad guys have cliche voices and for some, not scary enough!