Eldritch is a first-person action game inspired by roguelikes, immersive sims, and H. P. Lovecraft. Unearth ancient secrets and find your way to freedom! Sneak, fight, and explore strange worlds! Invoke mystical powers to augment your play style! Randomly generated levels provide fresh challenges and opportunities!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (24 reviews) - 91% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,232 reviews) - 88% of the 1,232 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2013

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Eldritch is a first-person action game inspired by roguelikes, immersive sims, and H. P. Lovecraft.
  • Unearth ancient secrets and find your way to freedom!
  • Sneak, fight, and explore strange worlds!
  • Invoke mystical powers to augment your play style!
  • Randomly generated levels provide fresh challenges and opportunities!
  • Unlock shortcuts to jump directly to deeper dungeons!

Now includes the free Eldritch: Mountains of Madness expansion!
  • Explore a 10-story dungeon beneath the mountains of Antarctica!
  • Face frightening new monsters!
  • Wield new weapons, powers, and tools!
  • Uncover grave secrets in the depths and live to tell the tale!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series or equivalent
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series or equivalent
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
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Recent:
Very Positive (24 reviews)
Overall:
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serdanielfortesque
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Truly unique, I really enjoy it. Easy to learn but hard to master, good if you're into first person RPG's.
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Aadeptus
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Bought this game a while back because it looked interesting, I like lovecraftian themes, as well as roguelikes, but I played it for an half an hour or so and lost interest..

Over a weekend trip I decided to dedicate about 2-3 hours to it so I would really get the experience and I was not dissapointed..

This a fun little 3D roguelike and I am glad it is in my collection.. I wish they would add more types of Items though
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wnci779
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
looks like ♥♥♥♥, stabbed a guy, shot a guy, saw a sand guy, and had a pretty good time. 10/10 would get killed by eating rotten meat again
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D3rp3rman
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Terrifying, intense, and addicting. Great game overall
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moontraveler (El Tuba)
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
This game is pretty good. Being a lovecraft fan, I think this fits the atmosphere of his works very well. Also a very good roguelike.
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BiscuitBuff
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
I loved this game! So hard and puzzling that it really made you think about what you are about to do rather than just running all over the place (except for the first level)
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buz
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Although one of the first in this sub-genre, and great for it's time - there are now much better First person Rogue-like's out there these days. Check out Ziggurat or Tower of Guns.
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spctl.
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Very cool roguelike game, addictive.
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Jim
( 32.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
I love the atmosphere. I don't know why. The graphics seems much inferior to AAA games, but it evokes a sense of alien wonder in me.
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Goladus
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
This rogue-like survival horror is enjoyable to the end. The ambience, the music, the beasts, the graphics (which surprinsingly benefits the game), all the Lovecraftian feel, the funny bits... I didn't expect so much pure fun for such a low price (I bought it at the deal price).

Behold the calamitous Azathoth!
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Ellipse
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I don't know how I spent 11 hours on this, musta' been a lotta' idle, because there is not enough content, that I found, like three years ago when I played this first, to carry over for that long.
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antibiotic-pig
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
You can eat ham underwater
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akidude
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
i think this is one of the most fun/ original games that i have played in a long time,

its addicting and fun, it just keeps you going.

an absolute recomendation for people who like adventurous, though, and stylish games
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MiikeFave
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Definetly something to look at
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Mr. Derpson
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Me Gusta
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sunfizz98
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Put on headphones and jump into an eerie dungeon.
Find shopkeep and drop dynamite.
Shopkeep gets angry and chases after me.
Run loops around the shopkeep and steal all of his merchandise.
Run to next stage only get gimped by a bunch of fishmen.

Think of a resident evil one where you can only carry two items (rock, knife), but with H.P. Lovecraft characters.
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Legit1
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
This game is 15$? i got it on sale 4 0.49$ XDDDDDDDDDD. anyways this game is a really good game. I'd suggest you wait until its on sale because 15$ is ALOT for this game. The only thing i would say to the creators is to make more maps and add new weapons and different thingzzzzzzzz ~YoMama2015/2016/2017xddddddddddddd
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James
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
One of the best horror games I have played, especially as I usualy dislike horror as a genre. Instead of cheap jump scares this game uses several other great ways to keep the tension and fear, great sound design, unkillable enemies that follow you, weaping angel style characters. Some real great stuff that's worth a play. 9/15
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waycooler
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
this game is legitimately too spooky for me
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jack
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Absolutely love the atmosphere in this game. Simultaneously chilling, yet comforting. A fantastic play on a rainy night.

The exploration feels labyrinthian without feeling tedious or repetitive. It's balanced, too - the character pacing is nice and item placement is fair.

I bought this game after watching someone stream parts of it; even if I'd seen most of what there was to see, I wanted to experience it firsthand -- definitely worth it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
i think this is one of the most fun/ original games that i have played in a long time,

its addicting and fun, it just keeps you going.

an absolute recomendation for people who like adventurous, though, and stylish games
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
I loved this game! So hard and puzzling that it really made you think about what you are about to do rather than just running all over the place (except for the first level)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
This game is pretty good. Being a lovecraft fan, I think this fits the atmosphere of his works very well. Also a very good roguelike.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Terrifying, intense, and addicting. Great game overall
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
looks like ♥♥♥♥, stabbed a guy, shot a guy, saw a sand guy, and had a pretty good time. 10/10 would get killed by eating rotten meat again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Eldritch is a first person rogue-like game where the levels are always randomized and you go around collecting weapons to help you survive until you reach the exit. The atmosphere and sounds are very well done which really gives you the sense of spookiness and horror of H.P. Lovecraft. The game does get somewhat repetitive after dozens of rounds as the concept is the same over and over (collect items and get to the exit), however the levels become more challenging and require some strategy to complete the levels.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Through most of the negative comments im seeing, most people obviously havent seen all there is to the game. The game is really fun, and creative. There are plenty of items for a relatively short game. I have played this game quite a bit, and the game can get really hard at times. When you get a soul and progress, you can unlock the new areas, but if you die, you lose that soul, and you do need that soul to unlock something. I have no idea what it is, but that still means there is more to this game. Its really fun, creepy, and cool. I really recommend it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Great, great game. Very good to play if you are bored. The first book is quite easy but it steadily gets more challenging. They actually do update it, to my knowledge the Asylum is a new addition! In short, I highly recommend this game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Being a Lovecraft fan, this game catched my eye a few times and I finally decided to grab it when it was on sale.

It turned out to be a great decision.

Elditch is a game that could be the example of 'roguelike' genre in game encyclopedias. It shows that permadeath is not the only issue for being a roguelike. In this game, there is a chance that you will suffer a horrible death while equipping a pickaxe and a revolver (best equipment combination in my opinion), while at the same time you can finish the game with a single piece of rock.

With the RNG factor, game gives you ultimate freedom for designing your build. You don't start with selecting a class, you choose your own class with your tactics. You can avoid enemies with being silent and invisible, you can kill everyone on your way with a load of bullets and weapons, you can even be Sanic with proper boots and equipment and run to the exit while ignoring everything.

Atmosphere is simply brilliant. Difficulty is well-balanced and sountrack just fits the dark atmosphere.
Like the enemies weren't already tough, with their noises, you always feel their breath on your back. Better than any thriller. You will sh*t bricks with enemies jumping from corners, especially with a headphone. I also have to mention the invulnerable enemies. Especially Lizard Statues makes you believe in god and beg for mercy from him.
Floors are really well-designed. Traps can possibly be anywhere on a floor and in some cases, you have to be really careful in order to dodge them. So you know, you can always run from scary enemies but you can't escape.

If saying those haven't made it obvious, replayability value is really high. If you somehow become able to steal multiple items from the shops without a scratch, congratulations, you have won the game.

The only flaw I could think of would be the limited item pool, but considering that current items provide you basically everything you could do within the game mechanics, it is not a big issue.


Overall, this game is right in every possible way. A true gem. Can't recommend it enough.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Heard a familiar gurgle. Jumped gleefully out of my hiding spot. Expected a fountain. Ran into a Shoggoth. It screamed. I screamed. Climbed back. It jumped and followed me. Tried to build walls around it. It escaped and got tired of me, ran after the Fishpeople.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Absolutely love the atmosphere in this game. Simultaneously chilling, yet comforting. A fantastic play on a rainy night.

The exploration feels labyrinthian without feeling tedious or repetitive. It's balanced, too - the character pacing is nice and item placement is fair.

I bought this game after watching someone stream parts of it; even if I'd seen most of what there was to see, I wanted to experience it firsthand -- definitely worth it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
This game is very interesting as in it is able to look so harmless but at times in this game it can be so stressful and heart pounding with those weeping angle lizards that scare the ♥♥♥♥ out of you. Anything can be overcome with some TNT and any enemy can be beaten to a pulp with a rock... The stealth is a great addition too that allows you to be a true ninja.

THIS IS THE REAL TOMB RAIDER!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Wonderful game for any lovecraft or even stealth game fan.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
It's a relatively compelling and interesting game. The gameplay is satisfying (albeit repetetive after 5+ hours), with some item collection and upgrades, and the levels are properly designed and have defined ends. Worth looking into.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Spooky shogoths, interesting enemies, great replay-ability

11/10 would nascar the mountains of madness never again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Pleasantly surprised and fails to cease entertaining
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Cute little FPS roguelike. Probably not worth $15, I'd get it on sale.

Don't try to play this with a controller, you WILL get rekt.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
this is my favorite fps ever
granted im not super into the fps genre but i think this game is really a cut above the rest
you kinda die a lot at first as you learn how things work but once you get it down you find you can craft a lot of cool really intelligent workarounds for challenges you face with careful planning and observation and other times you find that the best solution is sprinting past a bunch of monsters and crouch sliding into a hole and falling down two stories
so its pretty cool no matter what happens
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
After all the times I've done runs in this game, after all the planning, all of it. I haven't beaten this game. I keep coming back for more. I love it.
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52 of 67 people (78%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
*Find revolver
*Walk around
*See gyrating fish-man
*Fish-man sees me
*Runs towards me
*Shoot him
*He lives
*Shoot him again
*He dies
*Loot him
*Go into shop
*Shopkeeper is a freaky fish-man
*Panic and shoot him
*He takes 5 bullets to the head and doesn't die
*Shoots a fish egg at me
*I'm at 1hp
*He runs up to me and explodes
*We both die
*The shop is in ruins

11/10 best game

P.S. Never, not even once, have I been happier to find a rock in my life, only to then smack a cultist in the face with it.
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