What are the best Lovecraft based games on Steam?

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    #1Sunless Sea

    Sunless Sea
    Sunless Sea is a roguelike RPG game with some Lovecraftian influences
    Games

    Windows

    $18.99

    Andy Wang
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I found this to be a mixed bag, overall. It's beautiful and the story telling is superb. I found combat to be a tedious grind and the game really dragged in places, though. Only Lovecraftian in a sense. There's a lot of Victorian horror here, but it doesn't really have the alien, inhuman hopelessness and despair one would expect from a Lovecraft inspired game. "
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    #2Darkest Dungeon

    Darkest Dungeon

    Darkest Dungeon is a Lovecraftian dungeon crawler RPG game in which the most dangerous enemy is the madness that can grow on your team's mind. It features tons of dungeon challenges that randomly appear. It was developed and published by Red Hook Studios.

    Games

    Windows, Nintendo Switch, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac

    $24.99

    Ni Zeng
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "Darkest Dungeon is a grim and merciless tactical strategy game whose great tension comes from its many layers of complexity, unpredictable randomization, and willingness to put our fragile characters in mortal danger if we dare to venture into its depths in search of treasure and glory. Brilliant narration and stiff yet surprisingly expressive animation make it easy to be drawn into its vague but tantalizing world, though the end feels artificially out of reach."
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    #3Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

    Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet
    Call of Cthulhu is a classis graphic adventure based on Cthulhu Mythos
    Games

    Windows

    $5.99

    Bryan Cooper
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "The world H.P. Lovecraft created is an exceptional dark one with unparalleled occult content. A central figure in much of the Lovecraft lore is Cthulhu, a supremely malevolent being. I have wanted nothing more than to dive into an immersive world centered around the Lovecraft world. I have finally found a game that is set in this world on the video game platform Steam. This is great because I frequently use Steam to purchase and organize my library of games and finding Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet was a great addition and I have played this game for hours. The price was unbeatable (75% off!!!) and allows me to wander through a game set in a perfectly creepy Lovecraft environment."
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    #4Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a first-person horror game that combines intense action and adventure elements. This game was developed by Headfirst Production and published by Bethesda Softworks.

    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Willie Evans
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "An old-school horror game that would otherwise be fun but the numerous bugs throughout make it an exercise in frustration. Many levels have places where progress will freeze because of them, and for whatever reason the issues are worse on newer systems. After just a few plays I'd had enough of the headaches. Look elsewhere."
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    #5Sundered

    Sundered

    Sundered is a terror game developed by the creators of Jotun. Help the wanderer Eshe to run away from caverns and fight against terrifying bosses in a ruined world.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Wayne McDonald
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "There is some visual variety in Sundered as you end up working your way through three major zones that differ widely in their aesthetic. Each zone serves as a welcome break from the previous one, thanks in part to the environmental differences in each. Sundered is a hard game, to a degree that isn't apparent when you make your first forays into the depths and slice individual monsters."
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    #6Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a shooter puzzle video game which won a BAFTA Games Award for Debut Game. Developed by Shadow Planet Productions, this game can be played on Windows PC, Linux, macOS, and Xbox 360.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Sean Vasquez
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "If you're a fan of Lovecraft, and you like platform style 2D moving games, you would enjoy playing Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. There is a large map to explore which means you'll do some backtracking as you upgrade your ship with gear that will open what were previously dead ends. But it's an overall enoyable game."
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    #7Eldritch

    Eldritch
    Eldritch is a rogue game based on Cthulhy Mythos
    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Navya Jindal
    Written on July 30, 2017
    "Eldritch fulfills my needs of monster fighting, learning magical powers, and more importantly increasing the level of knowledge and wisdom on this interesting journey. This game is engaging and it's never a dull moment what I will find."
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    #8The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an indie first-person mystery game. You're Paul Prospero, a detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter who has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder. 
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Carl Russell
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "So I had one big problem after buying my gaming PC, I was l in search of a lovecraft based game on Steam. Well after some searching I was able to find The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, its a n indie mystery game here you play a character called Paul Prosper, its very fun!"

Summary

Best What are the best Lovecraft based games on Steam
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sunless SeaGames 7 Paid
2Darkest DungeonGames 7 Paid
3Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the CometGames 5 Paid
4Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the EarthGames 5 Paid
5SunderedGames 3 Paid
6Insanely Twisted Shadow PlanetGames 2 Paid
7EldritchGames 2 Paid
8The Vanishing of Ethan CarterGames 1 Paid
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