Cyanide’s new adaptation of the Lovecraftian leviathan, Cthulhu, releases today to some mixed reviews.
Call of Cthulhu takes the substantial lore surrounding the cosmic entity under its wing and handles it respectfully, as opposed to turning it into a monster-slaying adventure.
The story begins with Edward Pierce, a drunk and down-on-his-luck detective being hired by a wealthy gentleman to investigate the death of his daughter. You’ll need to solve various puzzles and choose differing skills paths for your character as you weigh up whether to barge your way through a door or carefully pick a lock, with each decision slightly changing the path you’re on.
It’s up to you to work out whether this was a tragic accident or, as the sickly-green aesthetic and bizarre paintings suggest, was there some Eldritch magic afoot.
Call of Cthulhu is now available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Here are the reviews we’ve found so far, which will be scored out of 10 unless noted otherwise.