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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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.

Requisitos del sistema

    • SO: Windows XP
    • Procesador: Intel 1.6GHz Processor or equivalent
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: OpenGL compatible
    • DirectX: Versión 9.0
    • Almacenamiento: 400 MB de espacio disponible
    • Tarjeta de sonido: Any.
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Captain Blackout
( 25.5 h registradas )
Publicado el 12 de mayo
Top down tactical game, very similar to a very scaled down version of the original XCOM in terms of gameplay. The minimalism of the game lends itself to the genre; The game's functionality can be maddening if you aren't prepared. I enjoyed the effect.

This game plays like a short story. It's not long, but it's good and it's fun. If you like tactical games and you are into Lovecraft like I am, this game comes highly recommended.
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Publicado el 8 de mayo
At first I enjoyed this game. But around halfway into the campaign, it gets really annoying. Enemies appear on the edge, and you can't really stop your guys from getting shot or beaten by zombies even when you hide in cover. It's all quite frustrating.
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Heavy Weapons Something
( 13.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 27 de abril
If you are a fan of turn-based squad tacticals and Lovecraft, then this is an absolute no-brainer for the $5 price-tag.

I have no idea why this game has such mixed reviews. I played through the etire campaign and only ran into one bug that required a quick exit out and restart of the program. All I can figure it the game must have been patched since its release, or just don't know how to set their resolution.

All in all, Call of C'thul'hu: The Wasted Land is a delightfully fun little turn-based tactical squad game that has you leading your team of heavily armed investigators through the crater and poison-gas strewn hellscape of WW1 to stop a cult from using the fields of the dead to create their own army and literal hellscape.

The plot and gameplay refreshingly straightforward. Use XP and money earned every stage to upgrade your investigators and fight your way to the end and kill a big bad to death without losing too many redshirts along the way.

The challenge might seem a bit light to some, as I've never been able to beat X-Com but was able to beat this on normal while losing only a single redshirt along the way.

The campaign isn't very long, maybe 8-9 hours to beat, but it can be easily enjoyed in bite-size pieces (much like your investigators) and for $5 you're probably not going to do much better.
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( 14.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 2 de abril
Good game, Was playing call of Cthulhu the RPG 30 years ago when many of the nay sayers were still in nappies. For $6 I find no fault with this game.
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Publicado el 28 de marzo
Nice setting and great potential for a game in the Cthulhu Mythos. Looks are good and idea seems to have lots of potential for fans of turn based games. However, overall this is very disappointing as the controls are quite poor and the game has the feel of a tablet based game and struggles to escape its mobile / tablet origins. So overall needs a further choice between recommend / not recommended - maybe worth a look if you like the genre, but even them only if it is discounted. Nice idea, worth a run through, but overall a waste of potential.
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Publicado el 1 de marzo
Some word choice issues and clunky interface aside, it is a decent turn-based strategy for the price
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Gunther Borg
( 21.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de febrero
I was reading some Lovecraft and came to steam looking for Lovecraft/cthulhu-related games, which are pretty rare, and found this one. It's a very simple and straightforward turned-based combat game, and it's pretty good for what it is. The atmosphere is nice, the wwi meets cthulhu cult setting really works. The storyline is very simple and linear, just an excuse for you to fight some some monstrous creatures, but it provided a quite enjoyable ride.

Some characters are likable, despite the brief dialogues and limited interaction, and some are kind of cartoonish and silly, like the freudian jewess who joins the party at some point. The extra missions where you get to play the villain, Docktor [sic] Kaul, were the high point for me. The way the game ends as well as the way the extra missions are suddenly over is kind of anticlimatic, and I was bummed when it was over, I would have enjoyed more missions or a mission editor.

I didn't have any problems with the game crashing or anything like that, it runned smooth for the 20 or so hours I played it. The controls might seem weird at first, but once you get hold of them they make perfect sense. The graphics aren't anything special, but they work very well, I like the general atmosphere created by the visuals and sounds.

If you don't hold delusional expectations, this can be a very fun and worthwhile game.
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Publicado el 8 de febrero
I play it mostly on my tablet (Android). Highly recommended and intriguing. runs flawlessly on my tablet and phone but buggy on 1 of 2 of my PC's. So far, this game has been very interesting and frightening at times. I am a noob when it comes to Lovecraftian mythos, but it's fascinating to me. And a bit spooky, in that the Cthulu Mythos and it's beings are difficult to understand, nevermind to look at...beyond wierd and alien...imagine a woman w/ no head, but posesses a toothy gaping maw where her neck should be....creatures like that. The storyline, so far, has got me. Strange things are happening and, out of fear, that's all I have to say about that. hehe
I should mention that 'Call of Cthulu: The Wasted land' worked on a Win7x64 machine and not on my Win10x64 rig. The Android version works fine on my Android phone and tablet. Don't know about the iPad or iPhone. Oh and I have much more time on this game, but I don't think Steam measures my playtime...I got the Android version from the app store or google play, not Steam.
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( 11.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 14 de enero
A very fun little turn-based game based on the Cthulhu mythos during WW1. This game is a lot of fun, however it really cheap-shots you at times by having enemies appear off-screen with no warning, making planning very difficult at times. The story is certainly a lot of fun too with the reanimates and the various monsterous creatures that continue to attack as well as the creepy sounds the dark children make when they die.

I'd recommend this game if you're a fan of lovecraftian tales and turn-based stategy, but the game does have it's problems, especially with a lack of explaination for how to use certain abilities can really make it frustraiting at times, but I still enjoyed it and had a lot of fun with the game.
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Publicado el 20 de diciembre de 2015
I completed the main game, and I wanted to like it, but the frustration!

Frequent issues:
Access the info screen - black screen you cannot escape; restart game
Access character screen - black screen; restart game
Use artillery - game crash
Other random game crashes.

Plus, it is quite hard to grab onto the right figure and move them to the proper spot in combat. Orthogonal tileted viewpoints (instead of iso-like) mean lots of selecting the wrong character.

I did like their attempt at making a proper impeturbable British soldiers, and the near endless waves of enemies teleporting in and snipe-ambushing certainly made it challenging, if annoying.
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Publicado el 20 de noviembre de 2015
Cuando me tope con este juego pensé " Anda... un juego de los Mitos de Cthulhu con la Primera Guerra Mundial de fondo... y con combates tacticos por turnos... Joer...esto no me lo pierdo ni loco, con esta combinacion es imposible hacer un mal juego".

Imposible... los cojones.

Para empezar el juego es un port de las tablets. Vale, aceptamos Cthulhu como animal acuatico y sabemos que nos vamos a encontrar con un juego sencillote y ligero... pero de ahi a presentar un producto mal optimizado, como es el caso, va un abismo. El manejo del raton da algun quebradero de cabeza y las salidas al escritorio son demasiado frecuentes.

El juego esta en varios idiomas, incluido el español, pero la traducción es para que un bicho dentudo le coma la cara a alguien. Madre de dios, que traduccion mas mala, de lo peor que he visto en mi vida. Parece hecha por un mono borracho usando el google translator en su primer dia de abstinencia etilica. Tan mala es la traduccion que en los niveles de dificultad se han hecho la picha un lio y han confundido los terminos llamando FACIL al modo NORMAL y NORMAL al modo dificil.


Pero cuando ya hemos asumido que es mejor jugar el juego en ingles y pasar del mono borracho, nos encontramos con lo peor del juego... Y es que el juego es facil de cojones...pero facil, facil, facil. Auque claro, que esperas si los tipos estos hasta se lian nombrando los modos de dificultad...

El juego no supone ningun reto y por mucho que hayan intentado disimularlo creando personajes con diferentes caracteristicas y habilidades, lo cierto es que usando un cuarto de cerebro y un par de habilidades nada mas, nos despachamos las misiones sin apenas despeinarnos y por supuesto sin ninguna baja en el equipo. La cosa mejora un poco, muy poco en realidad, con las misones extra que trae la version de pc... pero en realidad el juego sigue siendo insultantemente facil.

Uno de mis diecisiete defectos reconocidos es que me pierden los juegos con combates tacticos por turnos y otro es que me encantan los juegos en los que salen bichos con tentaculos en el careto, pero ♥♥♥♥♥, honestamente hablando, este truño no se lo puedo recomendar a nadie... ni siquiera a los que me deben pasta.

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Publicado el 16 de mayo de 2014
Este juego lo jugue en la version Android en mi Galaxy Tab 10.1 , mezcla estrategia y rol que nos llevara a los horrores de la 1ª Guerra Mundial y las pesadillas de los mitos de Chtulhu introduciendonos en una apasionante historia .

En el juego moveremos nuestras unidades por turnos , estas unidades ademas tienen un arbol de caracteristicas en los que podremos ir añadiendo puntos conforme avancen y especializandolos en aquello que creamos mas coneveniente . No es facil saber en que gastar los puntos pues las necesidades y las opciones son muchas , entre ellas el psicoanalisis , que necesitaremos para mantener la cordura de nuestros hombres en el campo de batalla cuando se enfrenten a criaturas sobrenaturales .

Para enfrentarnos a los enemigos tenemos un amplio arsenal de armas de fuego , melee e incluso opciones magicas con las que defendernos y atacar , tambien ayudas en forma de botiquines , mascaras antigas , petos , cascos y todo tipo de parafernalia tipica de la guerra de trincheras .

La ambientacion es buena y la historia trabajada , eso se agradece hoy en dia . Este es un juego que recomendaria si buscais algo que no sea un mata mata , en ocasiones la dificultad puede ser desesperante incluso , pero con perseverancia es facil acabar el juego . Yo lo recomiendo , es bastante barato y si lo pillais en una oferta por apenas nada tendreis bastantes horas de diversion .
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12.1 h registradas
Publicado el 11 de julio de 2015
A pesar de ser un juego que a la legua se nota que es un "port" de algun dispositivo portatil con touch screen es un juego que cumple con entretener, basicamente es un tactico por turnos con algunos tintes de RPG (muy light) como un sistema de stats que se pueden ir mejorando y de esa forma definir mas o menos la funcion que queremos dar a cada miembro de nuestro escuadron y poder adquirir un mejor equipo para enfrentar misiones mas duras. La historia transcurre durante la Gran Guerra (1er Gerra Mundial) donde un grupo de soldados britanicos junto al infaltable profesor de la Universidad de Miskatonic trataran de detener los maleficos planes de un Culto que trata de despertar los maleficos seres primigenios que se mencionan el las novelas y cuentos de HP Lovecraft sobre los Mitos de Cthulhu.
La convinacion de la Gran Guerra o la 2da Guerra Mundial con seres sobrenaturales es un dupla infalible desde mi punto de vista, al igual que el flan con dulce de leche, no me voy a poner a nombrar titulos que empleen esta tematica pero sin ir mas lejos tenemos al famoso Wolfestein.

Como dije antes este juego es un port de dispositivo mobil con touch screen lo que se evidencia en la inexistencia de shortcuts o poder definir las funciones del teclado. Las opciones graficas se limitan a poder elegir entre las resoluciones mas comunes, lo que no quiere decir que el apartado grafico sea malo, para ser claro en esto les puedo decir que este juego corre perfectamente en sistemas muy viejos como ser PentiumIV con una Geforce 2 MX/Radeon 7000 series de 64Mb, por lo que no se le puede pedir mas de lo que esta dando.

Tiene logros (achivments) y ademas trade un set de 6 cromos (trading cards), emoticons y wallpappers que sin duda le agregan un plus al valor real de este juego.

La traduccion al español tiene errores de sintaxis muy feos, por lo que preferi dejarlo en ingles. Como dije arriba no se puede pedir demasiado, pero estaria bueno que se agregaran voces a los personajes, o al menos parte de la narracion sea hablada.

Sin duda es un juego que recomendaria a los fans de HP Lovecraft y los Mitos de Cthulhu que sean amantes de los tacticos por turnos (sobre todo si pueden conseguirlo por poco dinero o en un bundle).
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10.1 h registradas
Publicado el 25 de junio de 2014
Lo más destacable del juego es que es divertido, al menos tanto como jugar una campaña del juego de tablero. Digo campaña y no partida, porque la secuencia de misiones viene a ser el equivalente de un módulo de Cthulhu. La atmósfera de lo sobrenatural alrededor de la guerra de trincheras en centroeuropa durante la Primera Guerra Mundial está también muy lograda. En definitiva, como entusiasta de los libros de H.P. Lovecraft, sólo puedo aplaudir a los creadores del juego por la experiencia que las horas de juego que he dedicado me han brindado.
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15.9 h registradas
Publicado el 6 de marzo de 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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Publicado el 6 de marzo de 2014
Sadly one of those games where the PC optimisation is lacking if not totally absent. Commands work sporadically, focus changes without reason and the keyboard commands are not at all intuitive. It may have been a great tablet game but it is not living up to it on PC.
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Publicado el 6 de marzo de 2014
Beaten The Game on Hard in 7 Hours. so this is a final opinion for those choosing to buy the game.
Wasn't Awfully hard, compared to a game of Classic Difficulty XCOM. Which is absolutely titanic in size and im going to be comparing this Sadly but Admitably Inferior Product to. I feel like ive gotten my moneys worth in this game, i'll try the DLC another day but here is my two cents.

The people who are complaining about the game's controls in the reviews are pretty stupid, sure i found problems initally with UI where clicking anything didn't work. Restarted and worked flawlessly. Following the Tutorial, for people who don't get it. You CLICK YOUR UNIT that you want to attack with and then RIGHT CLICK on the enemy you want to attack, you can keep the Attack Tab up at the same time, so you can change weapons which is nice. You can also tilt the game environment with the arrows at the side of the screen. (You know, the ones that are sorta spinning.) Its inconveienent but its not all that bad. The funny thing is if you actually listen to the tutorial it explains it, i think the tutorial should be implimented into the campaign rather than a option of the latter as it helps alot with the UI.

The Combat for the most part is about pushing forward and keeping the team together, if you go in thinking this is like XCOM you will get thrashed by trying to camp in the later levels. The enemies will just continually respawn at certain points until you know nothing but multiple Cthuhid's (Like im telling you what THAT is!) crushing you into dust. Its barely XCOM as we know it, Overwatch is no longer a command you can initalise, instead you simply hold left over points for Overwatch and to my knowledge they do not pass over to the next turn of play. Which means you should leech every single action point out of your characters to maximise efficency. Otherwise your just going to lose it shooting a creature you don't want to shoot at, which is already in your line of sight. Some of the Enemies in the game are strictly for tanking, and they will become a serious hazard if you don't get your guys with shotguns upgraded. Melee units are literally amazing against the later Cthuhids later in the game, but look absolutely silly with a guy with a tiny shovel taking down a abberation half his size.

Sanity becomes a Massive issue towards the end of the game, nearly all your soldiers will go insane if you do not have either your investigators a Sanity Restoration book on them. Also max up any Sanity based ablities as they will help you later on. The enemy pacing is nice, and i like how the gameplay becomes from fighting humans to outright nightmares, especially the slow leaning on taking Sanity more seriously above Mustard Gas protection.

Its enjoyable but might be frustrating for those who just aren't used to turn based strategy games. You need to plan things out for the long run, looking over the map design and finding what route is easier. I'd say Gas Masks are redundant once you've got your main soldiers kitted out and your investigators their own Gas Masks, especially towards the end of the game. Its also pretty important you build your team specifically to synergise with each other and to keep pushing forward. As long as your team compliments each other, you will always be moving forward or at least working towards a end goal.

Gameplay however has plenty of flaws, the Lack of a Cover System makes human combat rather awkward, moments where your not sure if a bit of a building is cover or a small cubby hole to shoot through are plenty and there are a few hinderance with UI but i found the game pretty much doesn't really have too many of them and looks simple to fix with a simple patch.

The Graphics are a major problem, i mean they look okay for the asthetic but they could defintely be more repulsive or have something more to it. I Appreciate the attempt by the developers but it is definitely not a pretty game and i feel if they put more into the actual graphics, it'd look okay. They aren't really what get in the way.

The Story isn't all that interesting but its not completely dull, often there are these particularly tense( or Annoying.) Sections where your Main Protagonist is taken into a small dream and forced to do a stand against various foreshadowing creatures. Its nice to see it and i found it short but a good way to earn some extra xp, which your going to need. The Antgonist is rather forgettable sadly, i don't really see why he has much of a story to begin with. Im much more interested into one of the investigator's Backstory.(Not going to spoil it for those who are really into this.) Im not going to spoil things but the locations are vaguely interesting, its nice to see a WW1 Scene rather than the sorts of horror locations i typically expect in games these days.

The Music and Voice Acting is next to non-existent, which for a £3 Game.. Im not complaining. I didn't expect to have that much fun with it as i did, but i was pleasantly surprised, being both a XCOM fan and a Fan of the Original works so it practically screamed BUY to me.

Its £3, or $5. Seriously, i can think of ice cream more expensive than that and ive had alot more fun with this game than any amount of Ice Cream ive dared to eat.
(Yes you can use that on the cover or Whatever.)

I think with a few gameplay tweaks, a massive improvement to graphics and sound. Overall a larger and higher quality game, you have a potential competitor to XCOM with a great universe to base itself from.


I Recommend, Lots of Fun for the strategy fan, Cheap ($5 People! 5!) and Short piece inbetween bigger titles. Needs Gameplay Overhauls and a even bigger Graphical Overhaul, with sound for a potential sequel for PC, otherwise.
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Wow! So many negative reviews on that little baby! From my point, all that hatred is being misplaced, this game doesn't deserve such bad comments!
What we have here is a turn-based squad tactical game, which looks like something from 20th century (Gorky 17, anyone?). Actually it is an indie game and, what's the worst, mobile port. Being a touchpad game is certainly a disadvantage for PC gamers, but Hey! There are actually many very good titles from mobile platforms! And while we obviously have some flaws with the visuals and controls, it is not the reason to take this bird down!

Let me tell you about what is good with that "Call of Cthulhu".
For a start, we have a decent, even profound turn-based combat. And it is only getting better, when we going deeper to the darkness. While the first mission feels like a mundane work about clearing the trenches from Krauts, soon we'll be fighting the abyss monsters, and there the game shows its best piece of mechanic. See, we have a RPG elements here, and it is quite possible to make one ubersoldier who will be calling all the shots... in theory. In practice, we have a consciousness as a stat, and it depletes very quickly when fighting the monsters. You can't fight the evil and be untouchable by it, see? It is impossible to beat "Ctulhu" with a single champion. To make all this thing right, you need to keep all your squad in one solid fist, and make sure everybody is covered.
Another interesting thing about "Sanity" stat is that it is your mana... of kind. Closer to the end of the game, you'll get a set of grimoires to make some spells (like draining enemy's action points, or even hurt all bad things on the map). And to cast a spell - you need your "Sanity" high. I think that's a neat concept, and it's actually works!
Finally, as of good part, this game takes place in the year of 1915, in the middle of the Great War. I think that's kind of rare topic, so that's a plus point for me. If that's not your thing, have another: there are a second campaign, where you play for bad guys, commanding monsters to eat people! How do like the Dark Side, huh?
No? Okay, you don't need to play for Evil to get all achievements, and to beat that game on gold, you'll gonna need less than 10 hours. Guess, that's a plus, after all.

Now, about bad things and complaints for this game:
1) While it is a mobile game, it's quite hard for casual players. Turn-based tactical games should be like that, actually, but that is hurting some weaklings nowadays. Pity on them.
2) Controls of this game... so many complaints about them! In fact, they are not exactly of "dream-come-true" type, but I found them tolerable. Yeah, I've seen manual and tips beforehand, and played a training mission to get in tune, but after that - all were fine.
3) Graphics, visuals - yeah, they looks not so bright. Certainly not a match for modern XCom glamour. But hey! That game was made by a team of 5 men, and it is priced less than 5$ - even without discount! The only thing I can complain is a twitching camera. You take your soldier, pointing him an enemy to be mowed down, blam! And just after the shot camera making a twitch back to your man. It is getting anxious quite fast, especially when you meet stormtroopers and other enemies who need to be shooted at more than once. You point at them, blam! And you need to point your gun again from the start, like we are playing a shooting sim, and not a turn-based strategy. But, you know what? It is a small issue. Is is not even a bug.
4) Bugs. Many people writing about bugs, but no one cares to name them. I've not seen any bugs in the game, only spiders and tentacle monsters. But it is predictable from a game with such a name. Again, no real bugs occured (was tested on 3 PC I currently using).

That game not about nice-looking, like some casual players are expecting. Even worse, it is a mobile port, so it looks clunky, and it plays a bit clunky as well. But, with its cost, we have a decent, even engaging turn-based squad tactical game, where you really have to think about next moves. And we have somewhat unique setting, of Lavcraftian stories, and Great War. The story is inferior (usual thing in the most of turn-based strategies), and mechanics is good and entertaining for the fan of such games (good mechanic is the MUST for any TBS).

So, buy it, if you are looking for a new approach in turn-based squad-based tactical games. And Avoid It, if you are familiar with this genre only via new "XCOM" title, or have a zero tolerance to old-school-styled stuff.
My mark is 7.5/10 - fairly acceptable. Short, but satisfying.
PS: Thanks to Cunning Fox, who gifted it to me!
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Publicado el 6 de marzo de 2014
A buggy mess that plays poorly when it actually plays.
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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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