At the end of 19th Century, dark forces shade the world once again. A brave agent, experienced in exorcism and combat, comes to face the oncoming evil, and fight loathsome supernatural monsters and horrific spawns of black magic.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (448 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 19, 2009

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About This Game

At the end of 19th Century, dark forces shade the world once again. A brave agent, experienced in exorcism and combat, comes to face the oncoming evil, and fight loathsome supernatural monsters and horrific spawns of black magic. In the role of the agent, it's your quest to combat evil forces and to face a dark warlock of the ancient times and stop his plan to capture powerful artifacts of black magic.
Larva Mortus is a fast-paced action horror game that has you hunting monsters of the supernatural in a dark and ominous atmosphere full of undead, terrifying and demonic nightmares. A horrific atmosphere goes hand in hand with furious action packed splatter fest. Everything accompanied by creepy, first class soundtrack!
  • 30 frightening supernatural monsters to destroy. Vampires, werewolves, the undead, and more!
  • A dark and horrifying atmosphere with mysterious storyline quests!
  • A solid arsenal — varying from classic six shooters and shotguns to the fancy “Dynamo Gun”
  • Randomly generated missions for high replay value
  • Main character development through a set of RPG-like features
  • Many environments — from spooky manors and catacombs to dark forests and lonely deserts
  • An awesome dark orchestral music score
  • The gore can be turned off if you like
  • Unlock 25 morbid Steam Achievements to gain bonuses and upgrade your character

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128MB graphics card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 55 MB of available hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible audio card
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
This game gave me flashbacks to a Haunted House I visited once as a child.

There were no witnesses, so keep this between us, Steam. Don't snitch on me. I'll make you pay for it.

As far as top down shooter goes, this game does what it needs to do. It's not a masterpiece, nor does it try to be. Just have fun with it. Shoot some zombies. Shoot down some floating, screaming ghosts. I didn't know it was a lady in a costume on ropes, okay? I didn't know.

Just...

It was an accident.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
I really like this Monster hunter RPG. Tons of action and fun for a top-down shooter. Only regret is I wish I had the soundtrack! Both game and music is highly gothic and dramatic. Worked best for me in lower resolution window, which I like games like this as well, then I can play them while waiting for rare spawns late at night on Everquest.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Not one of the best PCgames out, but... Well, its better than many of the games that were coming out for the Atari 400 back in the early '80's. In the '90's it would have been shareware or freeware. But due to inflation over the last twenty years what used to be free now costs money. Well, maybe that's not exactly why, but it's the best lie I could come up with on short notice.

The game isn't all that bad if you come home from work or school brain dead and need something really nit-witted to unwind with, or if you happen to be an anacephalic gammer, in which case you probably aren't reading this review. For those of you who are off to uni and have to work your way through, this is the game equivilent of ramen noodles for supper every night. You put up with it for a few years so thatyou can get a better job and the better standard of living that goes with it. Or so the schools' admissions propaganda would have you believe. The fact is that you can get an Ox-Cam education and still end up eating dry cat food, living under a bridge, and playing the solo version of tic-tac-toe in the dust. That's when ramen and Larva Mortus start looking really good.

The game does have its place,even in the library of a power gamer. Just make sure you get it when its on sale, and preferably when its under 75p (1 dollar for those of you in the US.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Overall, I enjoyed Larva Mortus. I got the game very cheaply using a 90% off coupon and had low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised! It is a solid top down shooter game. The graphics are decent and it is the kind of game you can just play 10 or 20 minutes before bed to relax. The music is solid for the setting. It's easy to learn and get into. There's 9 different weapons, 6 stats you can raise, and the plot isn't bad. Without grinding, you could probably beat the game in a few hours. I leveled up more than necessary to get more of the achievements, ended up beating the game at level 26 but you can beat it much earlier than that. There's 24 achievements that are pretty easy to get and random drops. I was able to 100% the game in 10.5 hours. The last few drops can be tedious but otherwise it's pretty fun overall. Grab this game on sale if you enjoy top down shooters!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
First thing first.

Larva Mortus isn't a high quality game, it does not even try to be one. Larva Mortus is a top down shooter with flaws which offers you couple hours of entertainmentish.

You play as a monster hunter doing various monster hunting tasks. Across your journeys through abandoned warehouses to cemeteries you deal with undead monstrosities, werewolves and such. All are classic horror monsters, even main character is very classical monster hunter manly man. Weapons of slay include revolvers, two handed sword, machine gun etc. etc. Nothing new, you've seen 'em and know em. Oh, you'll gain levels too.

Controls work the way they should, you'll run around using wasd and with the power of mouse you'll aim and deal lead to monstrosities.

First hour of this game is pretty much fun. Also first hour of this game is pretty much all this game has to offer. You run around rooms, killing monsters with guns. Then you run around killing some more. It's really repetitive, but sometimes that is just what we need.

Larva Mortus has serious balancing issues. Instant death dealing monsters, unbalanced weaponry, easily predicted enemies. Difficulty level is a rollercoaster ride in this game. Too easy from pain in the behind hard, no gradual progress in there. Character development is simple as it should be. Problematically you can level up your character to be almost useless. (Free tip, first 5 points goes to walking speed) Still the game has few good horrorish moments and pretty good ambience. Music is nice for the first hour and then it you'll start wishing this game had few more songs. I had no techical issues with game and it ran smoothly.

Main campaing is playable only by leveling up via random quests. These put you around the globe for uh, monster killing, saving people or, you know, killing monsters. Also you can get quest for eradicating monster sings, which is basically the same thing as monster killing.

I recommend this game for horror and top down shooter fans who can deal with B-quality stuff.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Fetched it on sale.
Good game from what i've played.
8/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
I bought this game as part of a bundle. It was dirt cheap, so I wasn't expecting much.

Long story short: this game has a ton of atmosphere draped over a fun little action romp. You move from room to room, clearing out monsters, the undead, and cursed altars (monster generators) while switching between your different weapons and trying to stay alive. What makes this game unique is its dedication to its bizarre and weird story. There's lots of little touches - fog effects, spooky hallucinations, creepy music and sound effects, and a storyline that would feel right at home in a Weird Tales action story.

It's cheap, fun, and spooky. You can't go wrong.
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Larva Mortus is dumb as hell. Larva Mortus has a name that is dumb as hell. Larva Mortus is a "twin stick" shooter. Larva Mortus is filled with zombies.

However. HOWEVER. Larva Mortus is better than Destiny.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Larva Mortus is a top-down shooter in which you kill various type of enemies inside a dungeon. You can follow the main storyline or just complete side quests as many times as you like! You can level-up your agent as you gather experience and spend your points in Observation, Constitution, Regeneration, Resistance, Luck, Walk Speed or Melee Combat.

The game is cheap and quite fun, it's biggest downside are animations and small bugs. The graphics are fine for an indie game, the music is good and the game is quite addictive. I'd say it's worth purchasing this game if you are into indie Top-down shooters!

Pros:

-Fun.
-Cheap.
-6 hours+ of gameplay.
-No level cap.
-The difficulty is just right.

Cons:

-After a few hours, it gets repetitive.
-The animations aren't very good.
-There are multiple small bugs, such as items spawning in the "void" part of a room, getting stuck in moving spikes...
-The achievements are purely based on luck.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Larva Mortus is a top-down shooter. You go from room to room killing everything with up to eight different weapons. You can level up your stats, play through tons of levels, or you could just play something else.

The biggest problem with LM is that the difficulty is unbalanced. When you select your difficult setting, you're actually deciding on how much you want to be annoyed. This game features a lot of small enemies, some that leave trails of fire everywhere, spit multiple projectiles, and even randomly become invincible. The harder difficulties mean you have to put up with more of their crap, blow through all of your ammo, and possibly get killed in the process. The easiest setting seems like the best choice, since all difficulty really affects is how much the player does and takes damage. However, this setting also makes the game too easy...which I guess is to be expected...hm. Regardless, the alternative is pointless frustration.

Insta-death also starts to become a common theme later in the game. Devils and Champion Knights have attacks that'll kill you regardless of health or difficulty. Circle-strafing is a good method of avoiding this deadly attack, but these jerks tend to attack in groups, and other enemies lending a hand. Still, death really isn't very punishing, unless of course you managed to collect a rare item. There are a number of unique treasures that strengthen the player or offer a big XP bonus. These are lost if you die before completing the stage. Strangely, all of the achievements are tied to these rarities, you don't even get a cheevo for beating the game.

Larva Mortus is just a very dull game. Within 15 minutes you've seen most everything the game has to offer, and yet it just keeps going for hours, without purpose or entertainment value. There are a few moments of satisfaction, like blowing up a half-dozen monsters with a cannon, or shooting a werewolf in the face with a shotgun, but you can get more entertainment from playing a classic FPS like Doom. This game consists of running through rooms, occasionally finding something interesting, sometimes dying, and just never really caring. Your free-time is more valuable than that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
A nice 16 bit throwback done well. Its a HP lovecraft based ISO shooter. Nice difficulty, randomly generated missions, and very fun. Highly reccomend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
haven't played much of it (as of this review) but I can tell this game is fun and metal as ♥♥♥♥
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
A good game to play and it's only $5.00.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This is one of the funnest overhead shooters I have played in a long time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Awesome top-down shooter. Good enemy variety and challenge, though I would have liked a few more types of traps to deal with. Some of the game is a bit tacky like when a random face appears or bats fly across the screen, but I think it adds to its charm.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
To tell the truth, I was surprised by this game.

It doesn't look like much as a top down horror hack'n'slay, but exactly this spartan design is what is captivating about this, kill hordes of monsters with whatever weapon you got. Later in the game you will get better and more powerful weapons. You have to destroy monsters, hordes of them, zombies, animated skeletons, bats, spiders ... demons.

I bought it as it was very cheap during last years winter holiday sales - and it lay in the backlist of my library, just recently I started to play it.

Given, it isn't the best game around, but this type of game never gets old, or can bother you to be a bore. The gameplay is similiar to Binding of Issac and Our Darker Purpose. Some goals are hard to reach, but if you try to prepare you'll get more and more items that help to end your mission.

For the price I bought it the game is a gem, even at the original price of 4,99 it is worth your time. The game is no hype, but it is rock solid.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
You are a hunter of supernatural creatures in the 19th century, sent to performed exorcisms on the demons and hellspawn that litter the land. Five men stumble across an evil artifact and split it between them, now for some reason evil wants the five pieces back. It’s up to you to reunite the five pieces before the evil demons do.

Gameplay is of the top-down variety, movement is done with WASD and aiming is done with the mouse. Your weapon selection is pretty generic and grows as you find new weapons. Monsters are also pretty generic, running the gambit of skeletons, spiders, bats and zombies. The graphics are decent and the story is told via static images, done in a comic book style. The game is terribly average and doesn't try anything new, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, however that isn't the part that makes the game boring to play. It’s how the developer setup advancing the story that bores me to tears.

The game starts off by showing a mission that will start the story, but you cannot start the mission without leveling up first. You level up by selecting other non-story missions that will appear randomly after every level you beat. Each non-story mission can have a different flavor: save X amount of people (which you don’t even have to save technically, you just get a higher score if you do save all of them), clear all rooms of monsters, defeat X boss monsters, or remove X ritual circles from the area.

Here is the crux of the problem. The game requires you to be X level before continuing the story, you level up by repeatedly playing randomly generated dungeons with a very limited amount of goals for each dungeon, with a very limited variety of enemies, on levels that use a very limited number of tile sets. After the first few playthroughs of the levels just to start the storyline line I saw every level and enemy type. I played through the story mission only to find out the next story mission was yet again locked, and I had to be a certain level to play it. Which meant more grinding through randomly generated dungeons with little variety to advance the story again.

See the rest of the review here: http://www.skepticalminotaurgames.com/larva-mortis
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
7/pizza wouldn't bang - IGN
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This is ♥♥♥♥, got it for fifty cents and still isn't worth it. 4/10 never get this it is an hour i will never get back, ♥♥♥♥ you Rake in Grass for making this piece of ♥♥♥♥.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Larva Mortus Review - Raymond K. Turcotte

How?!? Why?!? How come I always find these really silly games? Larva Mortus (Whatever that means) is just a cheap rip-off game of The Binding of issac. This game also supports Devil symbols. ahh, why do all these games have to be connected to the devil? Why not make a game about how great God is? or Jesus? No, people would rather make a devil game. Very disapointing.

DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS GAME!
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