Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a turn-based strategy/role-playing game based on the award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Set in the midst of World War One, the game pits your team of investigators and soldiers against an ancient enemy, one older than humanity itself...
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“I was totally addicted to this game for weeks….”
Wired

“This game is worth your time if you like a good story and RPGs.”
9/10 – http://kokugamer.com/?p=35052&cpage=1

“Stunningly complex turn-by-turn strategy-based SIM”
5/5 – T3

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Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a turn-based strategy/role-playing game based on the award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Developed in conjunction with Chaosium and based their multi-award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Set in the midst of World War One, the game pits your team of investigators and soldiers against an ancient enemy, one older than humanity itself... Can your team of investigators keep their grip on sanity long enough to stop these diabolical plans?

The game features:
- Full 3D graphics with high quality textures, images and effects to bring the action alive.
- Select from a range of authentic period weapons, equipment, armour, skills and more.
- Build your team up to match your gaming style; will you shred your foes with massed rifle fire or blast them with powerful spells gleaned from forbidden tomes? It's your choice!

Call of Cthulhu was originally the title of a novella by cult American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) which has, since it was published in 1928, captured the imagination of generation after generation of fans. Returning to the horror from Lovecraft's original 'Reanimator' set during the dark days of WW1, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land draws the player into a nightmare world where the terror of mustard gas and trench warfare are but a foretaste of what is to follow.

Configuration requise

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel 1.6GHz Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any.
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9 personne(s) sur 11 (82%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
0.4 heures en tout
Posté le : 9 octobre 2014
NON ! Faut pas nous prendre pour des abutis, il y a des limites !

Ca vous dit un jeu paru en 2011 qui comporte encore en 2014 575000 fautes d'orthographe, de syntaxe et de grammaire dans sa traduction française, au point de rendre certains textes incompréhensibles et le tutorial infaisable ?

J'ai du faire le tutorial en Anglais, car en français c'était tellement portnawak que je bloquais...

Première mission : je me retrouve dans des tranchées. Certains ennemis sont dans des tranchées en face, d'autres bien en vue sur les terre-pleins.

Aucun de mes soldats ne peut tirer sur les ennemis, même ceux en surplomb. Donc, je bouge un soldat : il se prend 2 tirs "overwatch" dans les côtes. Un deuxième : même topo. Un troisième : pareil.

Donc : je me trouve face à des soldats inattaquables qui bénéficient d'autant d'overwatch qu'ils veulent. Je suppose que l'ordinateur calcule simplement : nombre de points d'action - tir overwatch, et s'il reste encore des points d'action, l'ennemi peut tirer à nouveau.

Qui a déjà vu ça dans un jeu "small team tactics" ?

Donc : retour au Menu, Quiitter

L'Innommable aurait-il 5 minutes de disponibles pour aller reformater le cerveau des développeurs de cette infâmie ?

To sum up in English : Call of Chtulu : the Wasted Money
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32 personne(s) sur 37 (86%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
9.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 24 septembre 2014
In Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, it's basically the characters you control being dropped off for a happy-go-lucky jaunt of shooting eldritch horrors and cultists in the face, learning things man was never meant to know, and spamming lots of Psychoanlysis checks.

Really though, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is what you pay for. It's a good game, but short and sweet. It has it's replay value, but for most people, once you finish it you probably won't be touching it again, save for the extra missions. As a game, it holds up well, although it's not entirely faithful to the Mythos (we all know that the invesitgators would get their s*** slapped by these things). But, relating to the Call of Cthulhu tabletop game by Chaosium? These are all characters you may very well expect to see in any other CoC tabletop campaign.

I'd say that if you're looking for a quick game with some interesting survival elements and a fun battle system, pick this one up. But if you're looking for something a bit more in-depth and drawn out in your RPG strategy collection, this is a game that wont' be satisfying you any time soon.
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28 personne(s) sur 39 (72%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
5.1 heures en tout
Posté le : 2 novembre 2014
played it a fair few hours. Very much a Julian Gollop style Laser Squad game and but with some seriously horrendous input HCI issues,. the controls were clearly done with a touch-screen in mind and it hasnt translated over to the PC well, also, the deal breaker; the ♥♥♥♥er crashes! Crashes to the point where I couldnt get past turn 22 on the 4th level. Screw that, lifes too short to mess around with workarounds and Windows settings. 6/10 for me, would been 8/10 if actually worked and had decent keyboard/mouse control.
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16 personne(s) sur 20 (80%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
15.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 9 novembre 2014
Clunky!
Buggy!
cheesy dialogue!
weapons like the Carrier Pigeon!
vague directions like 'go east', but with no compass, pointer or map, so east is.... effing well where? (grrrrrr)
(did I mention frustrating at times)
user unfriendly in places
but........
....... strangely addictive
ia ia Cthulhu ftaughn!!
*twitch*
*gibber*

TLDR - well worth it when on sale if you remember Call of Cthulhu paper and dice or have read teh books/played other mythos games/enjoy pain :P
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6 personne(s) sur 7 (86%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
11.7 heures en tout
Posté le : 22 août 2014
A long time ago these controls sucked hard, but with new update it is much better now. The atmosphere feels great with Lovecraftian themes, not just from Cthulhu but also from Herbert West: Reanimator. Gamplay wise its a LOT like XCOM. Its a port straight from a mobile game, so don't expect triple A graphics. Has some pretty good music in it. Overall, if you like XCOM type gamplay and lovecraft then this is the game for you.
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
89.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 2 septembre 2014
Fun game if you like fast advance-wars style games. Not just another gimmicky Cthulhu plot device, but rather a setting deeply entrenched (get it? It's WWI) in the style and writing of Lovecraft. Good plot, good mechanics, and 'okay' UI. Just be warned, this is exactly the same as the mobile game, which is why it has a mobile price - so don't expect too many bells and whistles, or a gamelife to match its PC relatives.

My biggest complaint is the interface is not very mouse/keyboard friendly. If you have a windows tablet then I'd highly recommend playing on that, since it's much more natural. It's also a lot more responsive than the Android version (from my experience on a gs4).
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
9.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 21 décembre 2014
Quite fond of this title, a lot more than I expected to be.

The game itself is an X-Com lite, but an enjoyable one.
With an attentive Lovecraftian theme.
And Nazi's.

Plays much like 'Halfway' which is another 'Diddy 'Com' that I likes. Not had any issue with the UI as mentioned by some, found it easy to manage (can't figure out how to use the tonics just yet, but I figure that's more me than the game)

Some nice ideas (automatic overwatch) all nicely put together, your squad of investigators/soldiers are a motley bunch, with characters that fit the World well.

What I've seen so far, I have liked, and at this early stage I can see no reason not to reccomend this puppy to those who find enjoyment in titles like 'X-Com' (or more specifically, 'Halfway') ..should this change as I progress further into the game (like the reported crashes around level 4) I will ammend this review.

Now, until then, if you'll excuse me, I have a squad to attend..
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3 personne(s) sur 4 (75%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
12.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 18 novembre 2014
Despite an abysmal UI, this is still a game worth playing. I really enjoyed the campaign, as short and straighforward as it was and I empathized with the characters in my team. I spent most of the game trying to make sure they didn't die, though they did go insane from time to time. :-)

I'd give this game a solid 7/10 and would recommend to fans of the Cthulu tabletop RPG. A good game to get on sale.
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4 personne(s) sur 6 (67%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 5 décembre 2014
Hey everybody! I work for Grab The Games website and I have done a first look of what

this game is all about. So come check it out and let me know what you guys think about

the game and my review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioxk-Mc2JFI
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1 personne(s) sur 1 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
10.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 16 janvier
A simple strategy game that gets more complex as more and more enemies are added later on. An enjoyable Lovecraftian plot and fun gameplay makes this a great experience. Also, for a mobile game, has a lot of game play. Took me 9 hours to beat the campaign.
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1 personne(s) sur 1 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 8 janvier
Love the theme. Hate the implementation. The interface and controls are clunky. No background music to set any mood during battles. Interface would become unresponsive to clicks at various times. Occasional game lockups during transitions from mission to mission that required a restart of the game.

I'm really on the fence on this one. 5/10
I'll give it a thumbs up only because of the lovecraftian theme, the creepy main menu music and a semi-decent strategy thing going for it. Otherwise, don't pay full price for it. Get it cheap or in a bundle.
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2 personne(s) sur 3 (67%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
20.1 heures en tout
Posté le : 9 novembre 2014
very good game for the price. It's like gettign your RPG fix for cthulhu. I really hope there are more expansions.
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2 personne(s) sur 3 (67%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
15.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 22 décembre 2014
As a Lovecraftian fan as well as turn based games, I must say that I enjoyed this game. Nothing fancy or new, but a very cool setting (Lovecraft mythos) made this game fun all the way.
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3 personne(s) sur 5 (60%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
16.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 6 novembre 2014
I like its its a little buggy but has great atmosfear fitting to the cthulhu universe.Try it its like a mini Xcom with a story.
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1 personne(s) sur 2 (50%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
3.4 heures en tout
Posté le : 1 août 2014
This game is not perfact but with it being a lovecraft related games its what we get it is a good albeit hard game I really recomend this
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1 personne(s) sur 2 (50%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
3.1 heures en tout
Posté le : 6 janvier
nice game with an atmosphere
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2 personne(s) sur 4 (50%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 13 décembre 2014
Unique atmosphere, easy to master but short. 30-40 hour playthrough.
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Posté le : 18 décembre 2014
“A certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; and there must be a hint, expressed with a seriousness and portentousness becoming its subject, of that most terrible conception of the human brain - a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those laws of Nature which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space .... Therefore we must judge a weird tale not by the author's intent, or by the mere mechanics of the plot; but by the emotional level which it attains at its least mundane point... The one test of the really weird is simply this - whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers; a subtle attitude of awed listening, as if for the beating of black wings or the scratching of outside shapes and entities on the known universe's utmost rim.”
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362 personne(s) sur 454 (80%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
15.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 6 mars 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS! The controls are abysmal at best. Loved the original paper based RPG, so I felt compelled to try this little strategy game which looks like a turn based X-com style game. After reading how it is supposed to function in the in game guide, I still cannot get my soldiers to do more than walk around. They will not target or shoot enemies. When you attempt to select an enemy target, it does select the enemy; however, it is as if it simply jumps to an information screen about that enemy while forgetting the original player's unit who was supposed to be 'targeting' the enemy unit. Thus no attack options pop up. Reading some of the producer's website, it sounds as if this might have been developed as a touchscreen tablet ap game, where it may work well for all I know. I'm not a touchscreen tablet user. I have a PC. I opted out of the 'new' Windows experience, not wanting a glorified tablet operating system on my PC, and I do not have a touch screen on my PC. The game currently feels unplayable. I may tinker with it enough to get it to 'unwieldy,' or I may just save the data space on my HDD, as I don't feel much need to trouble shoot games that are supposedly post production.



[After more effort to play and to respond to some comments]:
Oh I've done both. There is some sort of indeterminate lag on input in this game that makes no sense at all. The UI in this game is TERRIBLE. Appearance is fine, but over half the time it doesn't detect the presence of the cursor over a button, or, alternatively, it simply doesn't register most mouse clicks. Since there is no UI feedback to let you know you _are_ hovering over the hotspot for a button, it's anyones guess as to which is the case. I have finally got to see a targeting box, or I'd have deleted long ago. A diehard Cthulu or Lovecraft fan might tolerate this game, and I don't feel cheated at the price I payed for it since I am a Lovecraftian, but most 70's Atari games had better response/detection of user input than this game does, AND IT'S NOT EVEN REAL TIME, it's a turn based strategy game. Clicking a random number of times from 2 to 20 to get the game to acknowledge input, from character upgrade screens, dialogue screens, and combat turns doesn't make for smooth game play. Feels like the developers were pushed to roll the product out before it was fully play tested, like most EA products are done. Don't really expect that in indie type games.
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169 personne(s) sur 216 (78%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
2.4 heures en tout
Posté le : 6 mars 2014
Chaosium should be ASHAMED to have their name splash in the intro to this dreck. The writing is infantile, the controls are almost unusable because they didn't even have the courtesy to polish it for the PC release. It's like they've never designed a game for a mouse before. Baffling.

The statistics, turn-based combat-style and "pen & paper" elements are buzzwords used as a ruse to lure you into purchasing something incredibly shallow.

Halfway through the first level they want you to hold a trench for 15 turns while enemies attack. All you have to do is continously end turn and overwatch will wipe everything. And that's a better alternative to fighting through the multiple clicks to get a single shot off (which ends up being a "miss" anyway.

TL:DR Some crap that would have been slightly better if outsourced to wherever.
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