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Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

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The year is 1910. Bathed in pale Spring sunlight, the small fishing port of Illsmouth is a sleepy New England town where time seems to stand still. Appearances can be very deceiving, however .... Beneath the peaceful tranquility of this small village, a horrifying truth lingers.

Whispers in a dusty, secluded library ripple with fear as questions of the past are brought into the present. Is there a link between the return of Halley's comet and the resurgence of the Great Ancients who once dominated the land in a reign of terror? Legend tells tales of an ancient ritual ground, hidden deep in the shadows of the tangled forest, marked by an ornate and mysterious cross. Once, long ago, this site was the stage for wild and terrifying rites that no one dare speak of, lest they suffer the wrath of the Ancients.

Why are the townspeople of Illsmouth struck by such shattering terror? Why are they drawn to the ancient ritual grounds after so many years? What has released this curse from its deep sleep to play havoc upon the souls of innocent people?

You'll take on the role of John T. Carter, a brilliant young astronomer, piecing together the puzzling history of the village and its cryptic inhabitants. Incredibly realistic action and supernatural chaos intertwine to draw players deep into the puzzling mysteries within the Shadow of the Comet.

  • Includes the CD-ROM and floppy versions of Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet.
  • Bone chilling sound effects that hurtle you into the depths of chaos!
  • Confront your deepest fears as you enter once more the realm of Lovecraftian horror!
Release date
Infogrames Europe SA
Age rating
17+ Mature

System requirements for Linux

Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint 17,
Processor: 2.0 GHz,
Memory: 1 GB RAM,
Graphics: 256 MB VRAM, OpenGL compatible.

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
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Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
Well play this game many years ago, the truth a Juegazo for his time with which I started to learn things about Lovercraft. The game has a very interesting story. Maybe The only thing I have not liked much of this version, is that it is exactly the same of years ago, with an emulator DOSBox added... Which was basically what I was doing to replay the one I had. Another thing that is good for people is that the game unlike what the cover says is only English is a lie. It Is MultiLanguage, in options you can change the language (only of the texts, the audios were never translated), the only problem is that every time you get out of the game you have to change it, there is a way to change the language but it would be using the DOSBox console and Giving install what is a bit of a bummer. Finally and very interesting the game contains the Miniaventura of the Museum of Horrors, but can not be opened directly from steam. For those who want to explain how, go to the folder where is installed Shadow of the comet, looking at the local files, enter the folder DOSBox and there is a file called launch. bat, copy this file into the same folder and change the name (for example, Lauchmuseo. bat). Of This new file if you want to make a direct access to the desktop. Now This new file you open it with Notepad or a text editor of notes, you will appear this line DOSbox. exe-conf ".. \dosbox_sotc.conf "-conf".. \dosbox_sotc_single.conf "Change everything for this DOSbox. exe-conf".. \dosbox_sotc.conf "-conf".. \dosbox_sotc_museum.conf "And you will be able to access this new Miniaventura (but not from steam).
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Infogrames/1993 Many of us here, whether for a reason or another, know the work of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Shadow of the comet is one of the first approaches of that terrifying world that came out of his disturbed head. It Is a graphic adventure of the before, hard, thick, really complicated and demanding in all its senses. A game of the before, of the so-called old school with all its letters. It Would Be Unfair to analyze a game of 1993 in the current era, simply because they do not play games like this, I will not go into ratings, it's just different, society is different and probably no longer ready for games of this type, everything has evolved , better or worse? That depends on each one. Shadow of the comet has good things, bad, and things that today are unthinkable, and that would take the game and leave it to the first of change, rough graphics that are currently impossible pixelacos, sounds and voices quite loose that today produce more s laughter that fear, a fairly antiintuitive gameplay with an aberrant inventory system for current canons and a elevadisima difficulty. This game, without a guide, is practically impossible to finish but you play it with the mentality of the past. But instead has a history carefully to the extreme, versioning several stories of Lovecraft and giving them their own style in an adventure where everything is important, the notebook and the pen should be at hand not to miss a single detail of all the information you are going PLAS On-screen control. The argument I loved and although its end seems to me everything but Lovecraftniano, is a very interesting version of the worlds invented by this man. Therefore, I recommend it, yes, but only people who like Lovecraft and want to know more, and the people who passionate about the graphic adventures old school, but you are those.... The game itself will take you to the first of change. -/-
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