Gameplay 8.9
Graphics 8.4
Sound 8.7
Value 9.0
Distributor: Take2 Interactive
Classification:
MA15+
Review Date:
December 2005
Reviewer:
Tory Favro

8.8


Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Holy crap this is one scary game! Dark and spooky, you take the role of Jack Walters, a private eye who is going insane after seeing things that mere mortal men should not. Based on the works of HP Lovecraft, CoC takes us into the bowels of the underworld with an experience that will truly have you shaking in your boots. 

One of the primary feelings that I have in this game is apprehensive dread that grew throughout the course of the title. And that is no exaggeration either, the whole way through you just get more and more uneasy and when you have moments that Jack is about to lose his sanity, it is a total freakout. 

The graphics are dirty, gritty almost and set the unease of how I felt about the game and the innovations that are in it are fantastic. There is something I have to tell you though, you are going to spend a great deal of the game scared out of your wits, with no way to fight back so itís up to you to run, run ,run before you lose your mind.  

Damage is body part specific so you can sustain injury to a leg or arm and be affected accordingly. Jack suffers from some of the most shocking hallucinations that I have ever seen in a video game. It is truly the stuff that nightmares are made of and as your characters stumbles around in a blind panic, you the gamer will find yourself dragged into a world of evil, alien technology, violence and bloodlust. 

The title is a perfect homage to Lovecraft and the world of Call of Cthulhu is a dark and sometimes desperate one. I can say that it had me on edge more than any other game Iíve played for a long time and as such is a adventure not for the weak of heart. It may not show up on many radars due to the lack of a good push from distributors and even publisher Take2 did not make much mention of it, so make sure you try it out.  

There is about 20 hours of game, more if you are lame :)

Highly recommended folks, so get off your butt and to the gameshop!






 
 



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