Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Bethesda/Take Two
Developer: Headfirst Productions

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by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST

Call of Cthulhu is a psychological survival/horror game based on H.P. Lovecraft's disturbing universe. Featuring a blend of action, mystery and adventure, Call of Cthulhu puts the player in the shoes of Private Eye Jack Walters, an investigator looking into the dark mysteries of the town of Innsmouth. With a first-person gameplay perspective, the game pulls the player into Lovecraft's nightmarish world of demons, demi-gods and ghouls.

Jack Walters was a highly revered police detective before his encounter with the Mythos changed his life. After his first encounter with the Mythos he was diagnosed with severe amnesia and schizophrenia and was committed to an asylum. Several years later his faculties returned and he was discharged. Fuelled by a burning desire to discover more about the dark secrets of the universe and the mysteries of his own past, he set himself up as a private detective in which he only took cases with a Mythos connection. Desperate for answers he takes a new case involving stories of strange creatures , unholy rituals, unexplained prosperity, and disappearances of several people from a town called Innsmouth.

Features:

  • Based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft whose work has been published in over 500 books and translated into dozens of different languages.
  • Dynamic Sanity system results 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
  • Extremely realistic combat with a detailed damage and healing system that breaks down the healing process into conditions and treatments.
  • Advanced AI system that reacts to your method of play. Enemies will stop at nothing to track you down.
  • Battle your enemies by using the environment, powerful evil artifacts, Alien technology, authentic 1920's weapons and most importantly, your brain!
  • Interact freely with characters and the gaming environment. No 'HUD' during gameplay allows for a more immersive experience.


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