50 Best Lovecraftian games


The best 50 Lovecraftian games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials released the 14 October 2020 and ranked #10, Soul Catcher released the 2 October 2020 and ranked #26, Sign of Silence released the 1 October 2020 and ranked #24.

1# Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones - 2019


"Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones" is a supernatural horror roleplaying video game which takes place in the strange worlds of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Stygian will draw the player into a bleak journey from a ruined Arkham to the very depths of the Abyss. The gameplay experience promises a mix of rich role-playing and turn based tactical combat in an authentic illustrative 2D graphical style. In Stygian, you'll be able to create your character from scratch with a robust selection of archetypal backgrounds with different origin stories, attributes, skills, traits and lastly belief systems which determine how your character replenishes lost sanity, also presenting unique dialog choices. The narrative of the game is strongly connected to the works of H. P. Lovecraft. In your quest, you'll use the haunted violin of Erich Zann to lure a fiendish deity and convince the poor wretched protagonist of "The Outsider" to join your party among many others. The heavy burden of fighting a desperate battle with forces beyond recognition will haunt you to the end of the game. Physical combat will be scarce and difficult, spellcasting will have deep and dangerous consequences, sanity loss will leave its marks on characters as mental illnesses and sometimes the best solution will be running away from the terrors that lurk in the night. Stygian embraces the original themes of pulp and weird fiction, incorporating them into the computer roleplaying genre, promising a fresh (or putrid from another perspective) breath of air for roleplaying fans.

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2# DUSK - 2018


Battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants & even darker forces as you attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth in this retro FPS inspired by the '90s legends.

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3# Call of Cthulhu - 2018


Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium's classic pen and paper RPG, brings you deep into a world of creeping madness and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft's iconic universe. Strange creatures, weird science, and sinister cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of everything. Call of Cthulhu is a video game published by Focus Home Interactive and developed by Cyanide SA.

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4# Conarium - 2017


Conarium is a chilling Lovecraftian game following the gripping story of four scientists and their endeavour to challenge what we normally consider to be the 'absolute' limits of nature. You, as Frank Gilman, awaken in a room filled with strange, pulsating noises and lights, emanating from a curious device on the table. You recall your location as Upuaut, an Antarctic base, but it is deserted, and you have a distinct feeling of something being terribly wrong.

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Early Access

Experience the quiet terror of this 1-bit love letter to Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft. Navigate a hellish roguelite reality with turn-based combat and unforgiving choices. Experiment with your deck of event cards to discover new forms of cosmic horror in every playthrough. The inevitable awaits...


7# Sundered - 2017


"Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­drawn epic from the ​creators of ​Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever­changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity."

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8# The Last Door - 2014


Feel what it's truly like to be alone in the dark with this low-res, high-suspense point-and-click horror adventure, winner of multiple Best Games of the Year awards. Set in Victorian England, when Jeremiah Devitt receives a letter from his old schoolmate Anthony Beechworth with a hidden, cryptic message, he knows something is wrong. His journey to an abandoned manor is only the beginning as he starts to remember a long-buried secret from his youth, discovering things man was not meant to know, and opening doors that should have remained closed…

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10# Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials - 2020


Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is a snarky action-adventure puzzle game with a good dose of humor. Explore hundreds of secret-filled rooms, fight big bosses, gather companions for your party and use the powers of Pip -your bat buddy- to solve puzzles and escape the eldritch abyss!

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11# The Sinking City - 2019


The Sinking City is an adventure and investigation game set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Remote Play requires PS Vita system and sufficiently robust Wi-Fi connection. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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13# Euclidean - 2015


Euclidean; a game of geometric horror; a slow descent into the dark, into madness, futility, and despair, where Things greater than you watch and wait and dream. Struggle for every second of life you have left… Even knowing you’re better off dead.

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15# Sea Salt - 2019


Sea Salt is an action strategy hybrid, where you are Dagon, The Old God, the eldritch force of the sea, summoning unfathomable horrors from the sea to calin vengeance on the religious figures who have dared to defy you, and anyone else that stands in your way. For years Dagon was willing to offer humanity fair winds for their fishing vessels in exchange for their prayers, and a sacrifice when the time came. The humans were happy to enjoy the riches and prosperity provided by Dagon. They knew the price, but cowardice overtook their faith when the time came to collect their debts. The Bishop of the new faith defied Dagon’s will so the horrors of the deep salt veins of the sea will emerge to claim what is theirs. Command an unruly swarm of nightmarish creatures, cultists and horrors in this new single player indie action real time strategy hybrid. A multitude of monstrous followers are waiting to be unlocked and summoned as you progress through a gothic dark fantasy story. Use terrain to surround your enemies, fear and the element of surprise will be your weapons when overcoming bloodthirsty hunters and tenacious bosses on the way to claiming your true sacrifice.

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16# ceaa - 2020

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17# Call of CthulhuA - 2018


1924. Private Investigator Pierce is sent to look into the tragic death of the Hawkins family. Plunge into a world of creeping madness and cosmic horror. Cryptic clues, shadowy figures, and pure terror bar your way as you fight to retain your sanity and solve an otherworldly mystery.

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18# Cultist Simulator: The Priest - 2018


Seize forbidden treasures. Summon alien gods. Feed on your disciples. Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning from Alexis Kennedy, creator of Fallen London and Sunless Sea. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Perhaps you're looking for knowledge, or power, or beauty, or revenge. Perhaps you just want the colours beneath the skin of the world. In this roguelike narrative card game, what you find may transform you forever. Every choice you make, from moment to moment, doesn't just advance the narrative - it also shapes it. Become a scholar of the unseen arts. Search your dreams for sanity-twisting rituals. Craft tools and summon spirits. Indoctrinate innocents. Seize your place as the herald of a new age.

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20# Alder's Blood - 2019


Alder's Blood is a grim, dark and damp turn-based, tactical, strategic, 2D game. Lead a group of Hunters in a world, where nature have lost her mind and repelled the civilisation. Use cold steel and trustworthy rifles or guns to fight back.

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21# Saint Kotar: The Yellow Mask - 2020


Follow the fear of Benedek Dohnany and Nikolay Kalyakin and play the onset of a dark and chilling narrative adventure. Make decisions and affect the events that precede a macabre series of murders, allegedly related to devil worship and witchcraft.

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23# Lovecraft's Untold Stories - 2018


* Fight hundreds monsters from the Cthulhu Mythos in this intense action roguelite * Explore Lovecrafts stories: every character has a storyline that crosses randomly generated levels set in different locations such as the hospital, the jungle, or Innsmouth to name a few * Face the Great Old Ones: Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Dagon, Shub-Niggurath, and Azathoth await you * Learn about the Mythos to fight them: to have a chance fighting the Great Old Ones you need information about them, or their mere presence will drive you insane * Madness awaits: in your adventures you will have to make decisions and taking the wrong ones will shake your sanity. If you go mad you will take your own life * Pick your hero: 5 different characters, detective, thief, professor, witch, and ghoul. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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24# Sign of Silence - 2020

Screenshot of the video game Sign of Silence
Screenshot of the video game Sign of Silence
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Sign of Silence is a 4-player cooperative horror game set in dreadful outskirts of Danville town. Whether you will escape the place or stay here forever depends on cautious and coordinated actions of the whole team!

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25# Omen Exitio: Plague - 2018


Omen Exitio: Plague is inspired by the gamebooks of the '80s and '90s, mixing the alien and horrifying universe created by H.P. Lovecraft with an original plot and characters, all guided by your choices.

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