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!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (38 reviews) - 92% of the 38 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,667 reviews) - 93% of the 2,667 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 13, 2011

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Reviews

“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 This 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
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Very Positive (38 reviews)
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Very Positive (2,667 reviews)
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Raptor Jesus
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
10 Lost Cities of R'yleh out of 10
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5UP3R ComperGamer
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Good Game
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\[T]/
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
>Fun combat
>Actually funny jokes
>Jabs at other games don't feel forced
>Distinct characters
>Costs 3 bucks, and comes with another game

A ton of creativity and heart was put into the making of this game, and I highly recommend picking it up for the measly pricetag of 3 dollars. It even comes with another game!
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Deputy Dank
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
The game is fantastic for a "new" game maker. Reminds me of a old game i used to play when i was a kid.
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Daigotsu
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Great budget title. Not something that you're going to remember for all time, but if you've got a few bucks and 8-10 hours to kill you can certainly do worse.
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Ylekilnu
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Posibly one of the funniest games i've ever played
8/10
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Scallywag
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
So I finally sat down and beat this game after being saved outside of Ry'leh for quite some time. This game is awesome, especially when you consider I got for like $1 or something ridiculously cheap.

Worth so much more than $1 or 2 or whatever. If you love classic style, turn-based RPGs, you'll love this game. Its got humor....hell it's got Cthulu!
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Sky Pirate
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
A classic RPG that calls to mind console RPGs, but with a humor and wit that is well-crafted and genuine. The humor is black, and fits well into the gameplay.
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Liagriss
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Great price for a great game. Best retro RPG you can find on Steam.
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eragon1217
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
A fun and funny rpg
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Frag_STICK
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Great game! Funny dialogue and interesting story. Some of the caves are a bit of a maze but you will get to slay countless enemies. The combat system is very different from what you see today but really has that great turnbased style!
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kcamp1
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
a nice old-school RPG. funny and based on the writing of H.P. Lovecraft, 2 things you thought you'd never hear together. i love that it is intentionally made to look like my favorite olf RPGs.
if you want true old-school RPG video game experiencem this game is perfect, if you want a new RPG with good graphics and the most convoluted plot ever...you'll hate it.

for what this game [up front] says it is..it truly delivers. LOVE it!...sadly playing Sins/Solar Empir:Rebellion with friends has eaten all my play time >_<
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FrickinCasual CSGO-Skins.pl
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This game is really funny and interesting. Funny because in chatbox appears "Press SHIFT to sprint" and Cthulhu says " Haha you gace me this option and I will end this game two times faster and I will even have refund!". Interesting because not so beautiful graphic which fits perfectly in games like this and very good story line. I would say something about the ending but I won't spoil. Play it to see the ending.
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Miyam Rucks
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Great parody, though it's still a pretty simplistic game.
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Praise The SUN
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
This was a surprisingly fun game!
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CuseCose
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
its a pretty ♥♥♥♥ game tbh
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end my suffering
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
got stuck on a boss in the forest please send help
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mike_rotch
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
666/420 would reccomend this game
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Wachilango
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
So, Chtulhu, a fangirl seawitch, a talking sword, an emo chick and an alien cat walk into a bar...
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
So, Chtulhu, a fangirl seawitch, a talking sword, an emo chick and an alien cat walk into a bar...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Great price for a great game. Best retro RPG you can find on Steam.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game is really funny and interesting. Funny because in chatbox appears "Press SHIFT to sprint" and Cthulhu says " Haha you gace me this option and I will end this game two times faster and I will even have refund!". Interesting because not so beautiful graphic which fits perfectly in games like this and very good story line. I would say something about the ending but I won't spoil. Play it to see the ending.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
First off, let me tell you of the pleasure of walking under bridges. It is the tops, the bees knees, the cat's meow, etc., etc., and so forth, and so on. Second, there is nothing better than driving your enemies insane as you slaughter them like the pathetic mortals they are! Mwahaha. Is that enough? No. How about with necromancy? Or dragon's fire? Or a senile old man? Hot goth girls? Hot fish girls? Oh yeah, I know you like that sort of thing. How about poking things with a sword? A Sharp sword, or an alien? Aww, just play the game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
This was a surprisingly fun game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
>Fun combat
>Actually funny jokes
>Jabs at other games don't feel forced
>Distinct characters
>Costs 3 bucks, and comes with another game

A ton of creativity and heart was put into the making of this game, and I highly recommend picking it up for the measly pricetag of 3 dollars. It even comes with another game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
A+ game awesome
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
This game is... surprisingly very good. It's a steal at such a low price!

I didn't expect much from what seemed like a budgetware rpg title, no matter how infamous the titular name was. But believe it or not, there's some real meat and potatoes to this rpg. Essentially, Cthulu is trying to be a hero to undo a spell cast upon him. Due to the curse's weakening effect that is preventing him from destroying the world, he must redeem himself as a hero to get the chance to be his old self again. He soon meets up with other allies, such as a groupie of all things concerning the ocean, a talking sword, and so on.

The story is surprisingly funny and well written. There's not an over extending amount of dialogue, but enough to get the point across and there's some very amusing chatter by Cthulu (who plays a pompous windbag of an elder god if there ever was one) interacting with his party. The towns are all named after Lovecraft locations and there's numerous references throughout the game that will appeal to fans of his work.

Combat is decently tough. Each round, the enemy does more and more damage, while you can build combos and similarly thrash them. Either way, you must win fights quickly. Cthulu and his party recover after battles quickly, but they can't take a lot of punishment during. Fortunately, you have a fairly wide array of chosen abilities, including the ability to make your enemy insane, so he fights poorly against you. I enjoyed the strategy needed to win some random encounters, although you can certainly just blow through some of them. It can get grindy at times, but it won't be the sort of thing that requires you to spend hours simply leveling up.

There's higher priced RPGs out there on Steam that might look fancier and come from bigger names, but they've got nothing on Cthulu!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 1
literally the most underrated game on steam. so many people have this but never touch it. I love this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
*examines book shelf* *finds book about how to easilly learn to square dance* Narrator: Step 1 don't square dance. Wasn't that easy?
+fun classic RPG playstyle
+great humor
+great pricing
I actually bought it only because it was on sale super cheap but I should've payed full price devs deserve it here
+comes with another game
admittedly I have no idea if the other game is good but this one is worth the money so the other is just a bonus

If only it were available for android I'd buy it again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
The devs obviously lost all their sanity points coding this, like the good cultists they are :D
Most laughs i got out of a game since divine divinity, 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Great game. But very funny too with great sense of humor.
Retro style and good gameplay! At this price, this is a steal...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
9/11 would recommend to all tentacle and bridge lovers
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Better than Breath of Death VII... but both of these games are freaking awesome!
9/10
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
This was a surprisingly fun game! Definitley worth the try!
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Cthulhu is my waifu.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Best $0,45 spent in my life.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
I'm usually easily bored with games quickly. But with this particular game, it's different. Its quirky humour is consistent through the whole game, still keeping it fresh and entertaining. The story is original and the game is easy to play without sacrificing good gameplay. Don't feel put off by the graphics. Because EVERYTHING else makes up for it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Really good game, great comedy, fun adventure, and balanced gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
As an ardent Lovecraft and RPG fan, I whole-heartedly recommend this game.

If you're familiar with Breath of Death VII, then you already know what this game is like. If you're not, read on...

CSTW is a light-hearted homage to both the classic JRPG's of yesteryear as well as H.P. Lovecrafts work. In this game, you play as Cthulu, cosmic horror supreme, who undergoes a bit of a dilemma: rather than destroying the world, Cthulu is tasked with saving it (hence the name.) Along the way, Cthulu encounters many different characters and locales, many of which are pulled straight from Lovecraft's stories. Some help and join you, while most just want to fight.

As for the core gameplay, it's traditional turn-based RPG fare. You choose your options, watch everything unfold, and go for it again. There are plenty of characters to mix and match for your active party, all of which obtain their own unique skills and abilites. The level-up system from BoDVII is back, giving players a choice in how they want to build their characters upon gaining a level. Simple, but it adds a nice sense of strategy. The good ol' "stand next to a save point and grind out all of the battles in an area until they're gone" strategy is still the best way to break the game, so that's nice.

Overall, the game is fun and quirky. It's not very deep, and especially with the Diablo III's and Skyrim's and WoW's out today, CSTW might seem a little too simple. But RPG's started somewhere and this game does a fine job at looking back lovingly.

If you're a fan of either classic RPG's or Lovecraft, this is a solid buy.
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