50 Best Lovecraftian games

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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), PS4 (Playstation 4), PS5 (Playstation 5), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. 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 Cosmophage released the 1 May 2021 and ranked #49, Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager released the 29 April 2021 and ranked #4, Deadly Cosmic released the 29 April 2021 and ranked #29.

1# Sundered - 2017

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"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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Price: $15-$25

2# WORLD OF HORROR - 2020

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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...

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Price: $5-$15

3# Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones - 2019

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"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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Price: Free

5# The Last Door - 2014

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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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Price: Free

6# Call of Cthulhu - 2018

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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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Price: Free

7# DUSK - 2018

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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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Price: $15-$25

10# Transient - 2020

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H.P. Lovecraft meets Cyberpunk. Delve deep into a dystopian world and investigate what is happening to you and your friends in a domed city. Solve puzzles, hack systems and plug in to explore other dimensions. Discover a truth that might tear apart your sanity and question your very existence.

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11# Conarium - 2017

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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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Price: Free

12# Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials - 2020

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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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Price: $5-$15

15# Stirring Abyss - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Stirring Abyss
Screenshot of the video game Stirring Abyss

Stirring Abyss is an indie tactical squad-based game with strong RPG elements in which you uncover the ancient mysteries of the depths depicted in the classic vein of Lovecraftian horror.

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Price: Free

16# Gone Golfing - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Gone Golfing
Screenshot of the video game Gone Golfing

Gone Golfing is a first person golfing survival horror. Try to finish the course with as few strokes as possible while surviving the horrors lurking at the cozy cove mini golf resort.

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Price: Free

17# Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure - 2019

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Crazy cultists. Cthulhu. A talking cat. Gibbous takes you on an expansive, traditionally animated, hand-painted adventure. Play as three protagonists and explore a lushly rendered Lovecraft-inspired world, unraveling ancient conspiracies. A comedy cosmic horror adventure made in Transylvania!

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Price: $5-$15

18# The Sinking City - 2019

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In the 1920s, on the East Coast of the United States, the half-submerged city of Oakmont is gripped by supernatural forces. You're a private investigator, uncovering the truth of what has possessed the city and corrupted the minds of its inhabitants... and yours.

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Price: Free

19# Tesla Force - 2020

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With science as your super power, charge up your coils and zap into action! Tesla Force is a rogue-lite top-down shooter featuring endless procedural gameplay with tentacle splitting action. Play as Tesla, Curie, Lovecraft and Shelley and blast the cosmic horror back into the galactic abyss!

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Price: $5-$15

20# The Shore - 2021

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THE SHORE is a first person story driven game with an atmospheric environment and narrations, You will encounter mysterious creatures and unravel the secrets behind them. Strong elements of horror, struggle to survive an unknown world that will make you question your own sanity.

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Price: $15-$25

21# Euclidean - 2015

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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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Price: $5-$15

22# The Room 4: Old Sins - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game The Room 4: Old Sins
Screenshot of the video game The Room 4: Old Sins

The disappearance of an ambitious engineer and his high-society wife provokes a hunt for a precious artefact. The trail leads you to the attic of their home, and the discovery of an old, peculiar dollhouse. What secrets lie within these walls?

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Price: $5-$15

23# Dread Nautical - 2019

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Your cruise was so relaxing until the monsters from another dimension showed up to kill everyone. Fight them off, manage your resources effectively, and convince scattered survivors to join your efforts. A captivatingly eerie tactical turn-based RPG.

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Price: Free

25# The Consuming Shadow - 2015

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The Consuming Shadow is a procedural survival horror adventure in which you must explore the land, fight your way through randomly-generated dungeons and try to stay sane in your quest to save the world from the invading Ancients.

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Price: $5-$15

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