Call of Cthulhu screenshot of giant gates

Call of Cthulhu is Cyanide Studio's newly released video game adaptation of the classic pen and paper RPG of the same name. As you would expect from anything inspired by Lovecraft's work, Call of Cthulhu will have you investigate a mysterious cult filled with otherworldly horrors and misshapen figures in robes, all in an effort to figure out what in the world is happening before your sanity finally slips away.

Since words alone aren't exactly the best at describing horror games, allow me to share with you the recently posted trailer. It's a little bit disorientating, but it should still give you a pretty decent idea of what Call of Cthulhu is aiming for. Have a look:

I haven't played it myself so take the following with a few grains of salt, but from what I can tell Call of Cthulhu is a pretty decent game with some annoying flaws you'll need to work your way through. To be more specific, from the reviews I've read so far it would appear that both the atmosphere and story are quite faithful to Lovecraft's work, while the actual gameplay is about as slow and unexciting as it gets. So if you're planning on buying Call of Cthulhu in the near future, you might want to do a bit of research beforehand, just so you know what you're getting yourself into.

Speaking of which, you can learn more about Call of Cthulhu by visiting either the official website or Steam. And as a final note, I'll leave you with one of the lengthier developer previews. Enjoy!

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