Lovecraft Inspired Games

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Created May 28, 2018 by Juri
It's hard to say how many games were inspired by Howard Lovecraft's stories. But they definitely didn't try to frighten people with jumpscares and disgusting imagery. The atmosphere of desperation was always the feature that attracted the players. Hold your breath and let's dive deep into the best Lovecraftian games.
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    Even those who never read any Lovecraft, heard of Cthulhu - an ancient creature that sleeps under the ocean. Its awakening means death of the civilization. In Call of Cthulhu you play as detective Jac…
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      This time Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. John H. Watson investigate a series of strange disappearances related to the Cthulhu Mythos. The Awakened became the first title in the series to featur…
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        The Last Door is a love letter to H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Alan Poe. The story is taken from The Fall of the House of Usher, the atmosphere - from Lovecraft's dark tales. The pixel art visuals are del…
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          Alexis Kennedy, the creator of Fallen London and Sunless Sea, knows how to make Lovecraftian games. Cultist Simulator offers you to start and manage your own cult.  It's a narrative-driven game that c…
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            You occasionally release mysterious dark creatures from another dimension, and now have to do something to fix this. So you recruit a roster of adventurers and go fight monsters. While Darkest Dungeon…
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              While Eternal Darkness has much in common with Resident Evil - here you also fight monsters, explore locations and solve puzzles - it has a feature called Sanity Effects. You need to control your char…
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                Sunless Sea shows what happens when an entire city goes underwater and its citizens need to survive somehow. The story takes place in alternative London that always has something to surprise you. You …
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