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: Very Positive (614 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 21, 2013

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"There are dozens of "kinda roguelike" games on Steam. This is a creepy one that's actually enjoyable!"
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October 27

Trick or Treat!

Eldritch received a small update this weekend. Resurrect in the library and head to the southwest corner to enter the new Halloween area.

This spooky level is absolutely packed with loot. Use it to gear up for adventure! Or work on that 9,999 artifacts achievement.

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August 20

The "Happy Birthday, Lovecraft!" update

H.P. Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890. In celebration of his significant influence on the horror genre, we're releasing a big update for Eldritch today!

Changelist:
Added Asylum expansion.
Added Steam trading cards.
Added Steam achievements.
Added Steam leaderboards.
Fixed Steam screenshots in OpenGL.
Fixed Mac savegame crashes.
Improved voxel lighting.
Improved audio occlusion.
Improved display of keys/buttons.
Improved display of FOV.

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About This Game

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

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
A first person action game inspired by Lovecraft, you’re stuck in a strange world, starting off in a library filled with books that can transport you to ever stranger worlds. With fish-lipped people. Because why not.

Graphically the game takes a lot of cues from Minecraft, working in a highly cubic fashion, and with the right items you can even destroy or place blocks, although you never reach the point of actual crafting. The whole game is focused around exploration, survival, and eventual escape of the madhouse that is this universe.

Then you die, and you get sent to an ACTUAL asylum.

The Minecraft-style graphics are pretty decent, the sound design is acceptable, but the gameplay, whilst it works, runs the risk of becoming repetitive before long, if there aren’t more items introduced at some point than what we saw thus far.

Still, not a bad title all round!

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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
The minecraft-esque graphics turned me off from the game initially. But as I discovered that it was a rogue-like in a Lovecraftian setting, my interest was piqued.

I've played and beaten the game--a few times. Aspects of it were frustrating for me, as it seems it has been for most people. But I enjoy the gameplay. You are rewarded for whatever actions you take. Rush through a level? You are rewarded with progression. Rely upon stealth? You are rewarded with safety. Spend a lot of time searching around? You are rewarded with tons of resources and powers that can aid you in a time of need. Manage your resources properly? You can save a little bit for your next run, and you can easily progress and bypass challenges. This game rewards your playing style, no matter what it is. There is more than one way to progress.

This game, in truth, doesn't have a lot to do with Lovecraft. It is more of a back-drop for the gameplay. If you are looking for a real Lovecraftian experience, it might be best to pass up on this game. But if you're looking for a fun experience with a spice of something familiar, it's always nice to run screaming from a shoggoth who seems to follow you everywhere.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Don't let the trailer fool you; this game is surprisingly creepy. Not only that, but it's a roguelike in the truest sense: the foolhardy are punished, the cautious are rewarded, and Lady Luck is a fickle mistress.

While you'll probably beat this game over a weekend over even in an afternoon, it's worth the modest price.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
A proceedurally generated, Lovecraft-themed, first-person action rpg. Elderitch has an engaging retro 3d art style and great sound design. The stealth action gameplay feels great. Enemies and vared and interesting. The large levels have impressive geometry and are very atmospheric, and also fun to explore. Environments are fully destructible (which is an awesome yet underused game mechanic). There is an impressive amount of content here, including free DLC, secret endings, and a new game plus mode. This is a spectacular game, one of my favoites - buy it full price.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
SIMPLE EFFECTIVE DESIGN ALL AROUND!

The GUTS
simple effective graphics that are cute AND creepy
excellent sound design
gameplay that ebbs and flows, combines thoughtful stealth with risky action
limited inventory makes small decisions about what tools and spells to bring with you very meaningful
controller support
the difficult and compact randomized play experience offers replay value
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Got killed by Man Fish making deepthroating noise. 10/10 would play again.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Buy this game, Just do it. Don't let it's primitive graphics fool you, This is one tasty dungeon crawler, and a one of a kind too. There just isn't a game better to show you into an unknown enviroment, with lurking monsters and the looming sense of danger. The sound is amazing, the graphics are good enough and the gameplay is sweet! I reccomend you play with headphones and at night for a better experience.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Hard, short, replayable, with a lot of optional gameplay mechanics, cool story, even harder modes. 200% recommended.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I don't know what you call this genre but of all the games with the same general blueprint Eldritch is the best by far. Hop through Minecraft styled randomly generated mini-dungeons collecting a few weapons and abilities and dodging maybe half a dozen types of enemies and traps each. Not particularly replayable or well balanced.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
First jumpscare: fishman second jumpscare: cultist third jumpscare: HOLY S**T IS THAT SHOGGOTH!? (Sorry my first rewieew but seriously this game is creepy
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This game has a certain mystery to it with a simple interface that makes it both ridiculously difficult, and addictive, I would recommend it to anyone that likes a challenge.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
The best part about Eldritch is that you can play it how you want, and the items help make it work for you. Be super stelthy, parkour, kill everyone, don't kill anyone, be a mage, do whatever you want. It's a fun game and good for anyone who likes a nice little adventure game, with some tasty sprinklings of Lovecraft.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Sneaking and running seem to be the best strategies in this "shooter." Melee was the most effective/available combat option when it came to that. Once you figure out how the game and enemies work, it's not too hard. Wasn't too satisfying to beat, but I got my (very small amount of) money's worth. Haven't tried NG+, but I'm not sure I'll go back...
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
THis game changed my life. In a positive way.. I guess. Yeah umm there were ghouls and pumpkin mages. cya
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
It's goofy as heck but it's kinda fun and kinda cute. Also packs a spook or two!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Good and funny Game.!
But only for Lovecraft real Fans. !
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
3 spooky five me.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem as a roguelike with a Minecraft visual aesthetic.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Killed by a penguin 10/10
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8 of 19 people (42%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
i peed
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