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The lord of insanity, Cthulhu was all set to plunge the world into insanity and destruction when his powers were sealed by a mysterious sorcerer. The only way for him to break the curse is to become a true hero. Save the world to destroy it in an epic parody RPG journey of redemption, romance, and insanity!
Release Date: Jul 13, 2011
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Steam Trading Cards are now live!

February 10th, 2014

Steam Trading cards for Cthulhu Saves the World are now live! To celebrate this new addition, the Cthulhu Saves the World + Breath of Death VII combo pack are 67% off as one of the Weekly Deals.

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“So when I say Cthulhu Saves The World is already one of my favourite games of 2011 you can be sure I've not been swayed by its astonishingly precise pastiche of early 1990s JRPG cliches, strident synth music, chunky menus and all. It's simply a really clever, hugely enjoyable game, and it's as much honest tribute as cheeky spoof.”
Eurogamer
“It's rare to find a game that is both entertaining and genuinely funny, and so far Cthulhu Saves the World is both.”
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About the Game

The lord of insanity, Cthulhu was all set to plunge the world into insanity and destruction when his powers were sealed by a mysterious sorcerer. The only way for him to break the curse is to become a true hero. Save the world to destroy it in an epic parody RPG journey of redemption, romance, and insanity!

Key features:

  • Old school RPG style mixed with modern design sensibilities!
  • Inflict insanity upon your opponents for fun and profit!
  • 6-10 hour quest with unlockable game modes & difficulty levels for increased replay value.
  • Highlander mode – XP gains are quadrupled, but only one character can be brought into battle at a time!
  • Score Attack mode – Gain points by defeating bosses at the lowest LV possible!
  • Overkill – Jump to LV40 in a single battle! Perfect for replays and experimentation!
  • Cthulhu's Angels mode – Remix mode with new playable characters, new dialogue, new bosses, and more!
  • All of the great features players know and love from Breath of Death VII: The Beginning have returned – fast-paced gameplay, combo system, random encounter limits, branching LV-Ups, and more!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c compatible
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional: Current version of Windows Media Player
Helpful customer reviews
368 of 439 people (84%) found this review helpful
360 products in account
8 reviews
4.4 hrs on record
R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Posted: February 10th, 2014
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41 of 46 people (89%) found this review helpful
134 products in account
7 reviews
5.3 hrs on record
Cthulhu.... saves the world! Did you just read it wrong? You might think, what the f*** is that? The answer is simple really, it's a name of the game you definitely should own.

Where is the logic? Who cares, the game gives you so much more ( except the logic bits of course). This is by far the funniest game I have played, which is also so cheap. For the first 4 minutes I couldn't stop laughing. It wasn't just the character lines, but also the art. You don't get to fight a crab or seagull often right? As soon I got laughing at Cthulhu and his jokes I started playing the game.

Controls for the game are very easy and all you need to do is run forward, find treasures and kill enemies, thus saving the world. Since this was the first time I have ever played anything like this, I really enjoyed the level up system, you get to decide what's better, a skill or a stat.

The other thing that I personally enjoyed was music. God, I thought I was watching an anime from 90s. It's just so good. Sound effects are nice too, I mean you can't over do them in this kind of game. The graphics... I am not too sure what to say here. The graphics are understandable from the first glance, so I think that's a very good point.

There were some problems thought. I had a few crashes on my windows 7, but none on XP. Crashing without a save would mean that you need to start where you left off. Thank god, this game supports steam cloud, unlike some other high end games. Also, there was this one time when I ran another game while I was playing CStW, I am not too sure how that happened.

In overall, I would highly suggest that you get this game. To some it will be a new experience, but to most it will be quite nostalgic. And common, wouldn't you want to fight a dolphin or kick some arrogant hero's ♥♥♥? I'd say that the steam price for this game is quite fair!
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
362 products in account
11 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
Do you enjoy self-deprecating, hilarious, JRPG-inspired, 8-bit games? Have you ever wanted to be so nefariously evil, that you will go so far as to save the world in order to reign over it? Are you friends with a sentient, talking sword?

Then Cthulhu Saves the World is just right for you!

This game is great. Buy it.
Posted: May 6th, 2014
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45 of 71 people (63%) found this review helpful
236 products in account
10 reviews
12.5 hrs on record
You can be Cthulhu saving the world.

Nothing left to say.

11/10
Posted: April 7th, 2014
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
26 products in account
2 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
This game is amazing. Plenty of 4th wall breaks, hilarious commentary and great retro graphics. Also Cthulhu looks like Dr. Zoidburg. That is a plus.
Posted: May 8th, 2014
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