Elder Sign: Omens is a digital version of the popular board game by Fantasy Flight Games. Build a team of unique investigators and fight to keep an all-powerful Ancient One from invading our world! Explore museums, oceans, deserts and more for the arcane Elder Signs that will help seal the Ancient One away.
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Data wydania: 31 Paź, 2011

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“Game of the Week”

“Cthulhu Approved”
4.5/5 – Touch Arcade

“The presentation here, like most of Fantasy Flight’s productions, is beyond top notch.”
4.5/5 – Gamezebo

O tej grze

Elder Sign: Omens is a digital version of the popular board game by Fantasy Flight Games. Build a team of unique investigators and fight to keep an all-powerful Ancient One from invading our world! Explore museums, oceans, deserts and more for the arcane Elder Signs that will help seal the Ancient One away.

Greenlit by the Steam community, the award-winning mobile game Elder Sign: Omens is now available for Steam. This package includes all of the content from the mobile game including the premium paid expansion content.

Key Features

  • All downloadable expansion content included in a single package
  • Over 30 different investigators, each with their own unique ability
  • Over 200 adventures spread across the world
  • 7 Different Ancient Ones with varying degrees of difficulty

Wymagania systemowe

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • System operacyjny: Windows® XP SP3
    • Procesor: 1.5 Ghz Dual Core Processor
    • Pamięć: 1 GB RAM
    • Karta graficzna: 2.0 Pixel Shader w/ 256 MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Wersja 9.0
    • Miejsce na dysku: 2 GB dostępnej przestrzeni
    • System operacyjny: OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8) or better
    • Procesor: 1.5 Ghz Dual Core Processor
    • Pamięć: 1 GB RAM
    • Karta graficzna: 2.0 Pixel Shader Compatible w/ 256 MB of VRAM
    • Miejsce na dysku: 2 GB dostępnej przestrzeni
    • System operacyjny: Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.10
    • Procesor: 1.5 Ghz Dual Core Processor
    • Pamięć: 1 GB RAM
    • Karta graficzna: 2.0 pixel shader compatible w/ 256 MB of VRAM
    • Miejsce na dysku: 2 GB dostępnej przestrzeni
    • Dodatkowe uwagi: Linux support is considered beta. Some features may not function properly (such as Fullscreen).
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( 28.9 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 28 kwietnia
A purely luck dependant dice rolling game that is actually worse than the board game. Expect "randomly" being completely screwed over by the game time and time again to actively prevent you from even having a slight chance of winning. Doing really well and almost won? Better add two Doom Tokens at midnight three rounds in a row. Oh, look at that. You lost. Hmm, that's weird. It happened in the next game as well. Worst example of "replayability" I've ever seen.

Do not buy. If you really want some Cthulhu flavour, buy the board game.
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( 30.0 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 26 kwietnia
So good so fun! Lets get the Expansions going on this thing already!
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( 51.6 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 6 kwietnia
A game I have on all my devices and enjoy thoroughly, even though I've still yet to beat Ithaqua.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 24.0 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 26 lutego
Fun fun fun! Pretending to be a decetive/archoligist and try breaking the clues and elimating monster that try end the world. I like when they finally got the steam trading cards out for this... but Im hoping for achivenments as well. When I played this game... last two monsters are..ughhh annoying and i really want to kill them.(lol) It is really fun...gotta figure out the stratgic and try collecting elder signs before the monster awake up and ending the world.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 127.2 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 7 lutego
As a single-player computer game version of a board game, this is rather well-done indeed! I only wish that the first four scenarios had been as unique as the later three; as it is, with some minor differences, the first four scenarios are rather alike: the same intro, same ending, same location - the only difference lies in which advantages, disadvantages and monsters you'll face in them. Had this been the case, I'd feel a little more inclined to recommend the game for the price of 15 euro that it's being sold for. As it is... Perhaps better to wait until there's a steam discount for it. It's also a minor disappointment that there's no multiplayer for it. Also, while I'm no big fan of archivements, I feel that they could at least have added one for each of the ancients... Recommended first and foremostly to fans of the cthulhu mythos and fans of the Arkham Horror series of games (and as a footnote, I hope those board games - Arkham Horror, Eldritch Horror and Mansions of Madness will someday be made into games like this as well), but I encourage others to give it a chance as well!
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 2.2 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 6 lutego
"You are devoured!"

This game is fun, but the interface is a little bit uncomfortable. I am a huge Lovecraft and Cthulhu mythos fan, so I am a somewhat disappointed because it fails to instill complete unrelenting terror in me while I am playing. The soundtrack is very lacking - this is the main tool they could have used to really haunt us (with a small budget, that is). I am also a big fan of the Call of Cthulhu boardgame by Fantasy Flight, which this little game is based on, but it barely scratches the surface compared to the depth the boardgame offers. They could have done so much more. One idea could have been to add a multiplayer (with a lobby) and a text chat, that would have really added a lot. Playing together is one of the biggest pluses of the game as not very many games that allow that. Maybe in the next game? Oh well, one can dream...

About the gameplay, it is quite heavily luck based (pray to Cthulhu to get them lore glyphs! - yeah right...) and that's how it should be in my opinion. You just make the best of the situations that you can (more like, choose the encounters that will least likely end in complete and utter failure, heh!)

All in all, I still recommend this game if you want a game to play on a dark night (you can put on a proper lovecraftian soundtrack on YT and shiver).
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 20.4 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 11 stycznia
A nice port of the dice game.

In Elder Sign you pick a team of four investigators, each with special ablites and together you take on the worst of what Lovecraft has to offer.

The game is set in fantasy flights Arkham board game univers which is based of the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. In the game you have to seal away an ancient one before it rises and destroys the world. how do you do that? Well...by rolling dice...yup.

Most fo the Campains take place in the Arkham Museum. A number of random adventures are "drawn" and you pick an investigator to takle them by rolling dice and trying to get specific combinations of symbols. You have items to give you things like more dice or rerolls to help you get the roll you need but the game mostly boils down to pure luck. Fortuantly the game is well presented and it doesn't take long to play so it makes for a light time waster despite the dark theme.

The look and feel of the Arkham universe is well represented with lots of the art taken straight from the board game and given a nice touch up. music and sound effects are creepy and what little animation and voice acting is well done.

There are even some extra hard Campains that have several phases and despite being bull ♥♥♥♥ hard are a nice additon.

my only gripe is that in the original game if you couldn't stop the ancient one from rising then you have a last ditch chance to beat them in a boss fight. In this version if the ancient one ever awkens you just auto lose. kinda a disapointment. Also i think the game is a little pricey as you can get actual board game for only a bit more.

Not the best Arkham game fantasy flight has ever made but a pretty good video game adaptation of it.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 0.1 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 5 stycznia
Just play the boardgame, better yet, just play arkham horror boardgame.
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( 41.2 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 3 stycznia
This is a great port of Elder Sign with some variations that make it challenging and interesting. To all those who are comparing it to Arkham Horror or Eldritch Horror... Elder Sign is a much simpler game. We're ALL waiting for the Arkham/Eldritch game for PC that really works. But... if you like Elder Sign... this is a really good way to get your fix when you can't get some friends around for the tabletop version. There are differences, naturally. But, having played a lot of tabletop Elder Sign, I can wholeheartedly recommend this for fans of the game.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 13.3 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 3 stycznia
Jako psychofan Elder Sign w wersji karcianej jak i samego Lovecrafta jestem oczarowany! Gra została idealnie przełożona na wersję cyfrową, a taką chciałem mieć, żeby móc w nią grać w drodze do/z pracy. Świetne udźwiękowienie, muzyka + ogromne grafiki (w porównaniu do wersji karcianej) robią niesamowity klimat.

Gra jest prosta, ale nie banalna. Raczej dla fanów, którzy chcieliby pograć na tablecie albo którym nie chce się rozkładać wersji stołowej na szybką partyjkę. Co do poziomu trudności to wcale nie jest tak źle. Prowadzę statystyki: grałem w samą podstawkę solo (najlepiej) na wszystkie możliwe sposoby kombinacji "liczba Badaczy/każdy Przedwieczny" i na 82 razy (tak!) przegrałem jedynie 18 razy. A do jakiś wybitnych orłów zdecydowanie nie należę. O wygranej decyduje głównie losowość i prawdopodobieństwo wyrzucenia konkretnego symbolu. Mechanika wersji cyfrowej jest taka sama (a dostajemy ją wraz z dodatkiem "Nieznane siły"), zaś w trybie na 4 Badaczy jest najłatwiej.

Są jednak pewne uproszczenia. Brakuje mi wspomnianej opcji wyboru liczby Badaczy (1-8). Zrezygnowano z losowania nowego Bohatera jeśli poprzedni popadł w Obłęd. Koszt wykupienia Znaku Starszych Bogów wzróśł z 10 do 20 Trofeów (przegięcie). Nie ma też walk z samymi Przedwiecznymi, ich obudzenie = pochłonięcie. Co zrozumiałe nie wszystkie elementy są widoczne tak jak by leżały na stole i trzeba się trochę naklikać, żeby poprzeglądać ekwipunki Badaczy, warunki zwycięstwa/przegranej itp., ale już podczas pierwszej partii można to wszystko rozpracować. Brakuje mi tez bardziej rozbudowanych statystyk niż tylko suma punktów końcowych. Jej części składowe są bardzo dobrze rozpisane, szkoda tylko, że nie są przechowywane i nie mamy do nich dostępu.

Co mi się spodobało najbardziej to fabularyzowane misje przeciwko trzem ostatnim Przedwiecznym. Tego w wersji stołowej nie było i pokazuje jak bardzo rozwojowy jest to tytuł gdyby tylko gracze zmotywowali twórców do dalszej pracy pozytywnym feedbackiem. Każdą misię da się rozgrywać dziesiątki razy i nie odczuć nawet cienia znużenia.

tl;dr: Dla mnie rewelacja, będę się zagrywał do upadłego. Czekam na przełożenie Arkham Horror, ale to chyba imposibru ;)
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I Heard You Like Potatos
( 18.5 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 1 stycznia
Feeling bored, the internet is out, you dont want to play with your friends on multiplayer at the moment for any reason, if you said yes to any of this...

By all means, buy this game.

100/10 its fun to play solo, on days when my internet is crap.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 40.7 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 31 grudnia, 2015
A conversion of the tabletop dice game Elder Sign. The game faithfully reproduces Elder Sign's mechanics whilst also adding some interesting expansion scenarios. The music, sound effects and art are atmospheric and greatly add to the experience.

Its a casual game but its addictive and fun to play.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 60.8 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 28 grudnia, 2015
It took 5 days to play 28 hours of Elder Sign: Omens and to beat all the Ancient Ones for me - that's how hooked I got on this game. All the other Ancient Ones in the first 2 days and then the last three in three days, each of them one per day. Couldn't play any other game until I was done with all the Ancient Ones. I'm also addicted to Arkham Horror and that was the reason I wanted this game, also. So, if you like Arkham Horror or Lovecraft related stuff plus boardgames, you'll love this one.

One thing though, PLEASE, give us Arkham Horror for PC or at least some DLC for this game! I need more!
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 0.4 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 27 grudnia, 2015
I love FFG and I love their games but I have a bit of a sore spot playing a board game replica on my computer. Thats what friends are for
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 7.7 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 23 grudnia, 2015
Good game, nicely challenging
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( 2.0 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 15 grudnia, 2015
Looks like it could be fun but you will need a degree in rocket science to figure it out. Seriously, it is just too hard to understand. It may be okay if you could watch experienced players play several games and you could take detailed notes and then refer to them constantly when you are on your own.Even then it would be VERY hard to actually play...
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 3.1 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 13 grudnia, 2015
Dice game
This small game is a copy of a board game with the same title. It is a puzzle game with lot of random stuff happening, random monsters and random events popping up on the map. Elder signs shares some similarity with simple dice game, since conquering a event, beating a monster relays solely on getting the right roll. The twist comes from your character abilities or assets you acquire, and how the ancient one you are battling affects the gameplay.

To hard?
Before writing this review I saw a lot of negative comments saying this game is to hard. I would like to answer to that, of course this game is difficult, all games rooted in Cthulhu mythos are supposed to be hard since the inevitable doom is part of the lore. In that sense this games sticks to all Cthulu board games tradition just like other titles: Arkham Horror, Eldrich Horror & Masion of Madness (although I don't know it these were made into PC games as well).

You can win :)
Winning is all about choosing the right investigators for the challenge, using wisley resources you acquire, and paying attention to what events arise. Most of all you should not give up when something goes wrong, be flexible and adjust your startegy.

No for everyone
I`ve played this alot on my mobile and occasionally I play it on my PC. This is not a game for everyone, because most of the gamers are not used to loosing, and in case of Elder Sings loosing a battle agains ancient one is a part of the game and part of the fun of enjoying Cthulthu mythos. I advise this game to all casual players, Cthulhu fans, and everyone who likes a game that posed some challenge.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 24.2 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 18 listopada, 2015
Good game. Good quality
From the board game Arkham horror- a story rich classic, but this one simplifies it so you can play in an hour or two.
Got Cthulhu theme of course.
Lotta dice throwing moving from room to room in the haunted museum.
Nice pictures.

Worth the money for me.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 1.8 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 1 listopada, 2015
I actually like the Arkam Horror boardgame so i thought i'd give this a try.
But sadly Elder Sign: Omens is just a simple dice game.

To solve adventures you have to get a certain number of symbols and each symbol is a number on a six sided dice.
So one adventure may be : you have 5 dice, you need 4 times a number one. You lose one dice per reroll and can save one die. If you don't get it you lose a hitpoint (mental or physical).
Thats it.

It's really boring and super-random since you have only a minor influence on your rolls and (in the example above) if you don't get the four number ones again and again you just lose at some point and thats really frustrating.
And since you have to do this high-number-of-one-die-required adventures pretty often and get penalties if you don't solve them the odds are stacked against the player in a big way.
You might say thats part of the cthulhu mythos but here you just lose by failing "adventures" with mathematical small percent chances and thats not fun. At least not for me.

I bought it for 9 Euro and that is really to much, maybe for one or two i would be ok.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
( 6.0 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 1 listopada, 2015
- Got some Nice animation & Short Storyline if compared to REAL board game version.

- This game is very dependent on your LUCK, not much skill needed but of course with good strategy, you may increase the win rate but in the end, it is still depend on your LUCK to get the correct GLYPHS to complete TASK.
- Very very hard to win the game. So far, i lost 20 games and only won 2 games.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
Najbardziej przydatne recenzje  Ogółem
2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 2 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
9.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 2 grudnia, 2014
Gra nie jest warta swojej ceny. Maksymalnie dałbym za nią 5 EUR,
Stopień trudności jest bardzo wysoki.
Szybko może się znudzić.
Generalnie nie polecam, większą frajdę miałbym zapewnie grając w planszowy odpowiednik.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
68 z 84 osób (81%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
6.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 29 listopada, 2013
Watch This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh4nSpV2n4k before you play, after that it should be pretty smooth sailing. I did not find the ingame tutorials particularly helpful.

I've never played the board game version of this, but I am a board game fan, so I took to this game pretty quickly. Great fun, played it with my girlfriend, we both played two different characters (though this game is not technically multiplayer). This game is hard, perhaps thats why it really gives me "roguelike" feels while playing. I really enjoyed it overall, I'd recommened it to friends looking to kill time. Unfortunately it being single player I feel the game loses some of the charm and fun that it would have as a board game played with friends.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
39 z 47 osób (83%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
6.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 28 listopada, 2013
A almost perfect digital version of the board game. It is very RNG, but that what makes it an intense experience. Either you win against the dark gods or you lose horrible and 99% of the time thats what you are gonna do. I would like to see an online multiplayer because playing with other makes it so you are not gonna die alone and just to make it a bit more "fun", make it so you can choose ancient one at random.

I like this game both digital and physical and this just scratched the board game itch. Have fun dying.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
23 z 23 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
11.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 11 marca, 2015
Before I purchased this game, I saw many reviews stating they didn't like the game because it was essentially luck. I wondered why they said this, and bought it anyway. Having put quite a few hours into this game (enough to have almost finished once, plus more) I definitely don't think it's luck based. I also own the board game and believe me the computer based version is much easier (mainly because the rules are about as clear as mud for the board game - playing the PC version actually helped clear up some questions with the board game itself)

Having said all that; the game can be frustrating. Often you fail a quest a few times and you can't see any reason why accept bad luck, but luck doesn't determine the whole game. It's extremely important to pick the right characters and use their abilities to the fullest. For example, Kate the Scientist is immune to terror effects and really this is one of the most useful abilities in the game. Amanda is able to complete multiple tasks per roll, again an amazingly useful ability. Mandy has a built in ability to (once per day) re-roll two glyphs. Very handy. Sister Mary ignores locked glyphs completely. Last but not least in my go to list of characters is Mark who can complete tasks in any order. This can be extremely advantageous when facing several rooms with numbered tasks.

Another way in which this game isn't just luck is the way in which it takes practice. Practice to know when to use a character and when to heal them, and which tasks to give them. Having no prior experience with Elder Signs you can't just pick up this game and be fantastic at it. That would prove it was luck based more than it being difficult I think.

Overall, this game is really good and definitely worth what I paid for it. I'd definitely recommend this game to anyone who doesn't mind being occasionally screwed over, but wouldn't recommend it to people who frustrate easily or want to rage quit a lot. The Elder Signs and the surrounding story is also really interesting, especially for fans of H.P. Lovecraft.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
15 z 16 osób (94%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
46.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 30 lipca, 2015
The electronic version of the tabletop game by Arkham Horror publisher Fantasy Flight, Elder Sign: Omens pits your group of four unique Investigators (of several to choose from, including unlockable ones) against the horrors of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos monsters. It plays like a Yahtzee-style game, the artwork is gorgeous, and the setting's fun. The game is very challenging and that challenge is not for everyone. The final three Old Ones are BRUTAL to try and beat - Cthulhu likes to sap both health and Sanity, the Dark Pharaoh/Nyarlathotep is a marathon run where you must contend with draining sanity and constantly spawning tough monsters, and Ithaqua's got a mechanic where you have to constantly keep your supplies and rations up or your whole team will die in the cold, unforgiving wastelands. The random number gods are cruel and seem actively against you in this game, making it feel nearly hopeless and as if the game itself wants you to lose. Very fitting for the themes of a Lovecraftian tabletop game!

That said, there's still a few things wrong with it.

First of all, no multiplayer support. This is a problem, since the original tabletop game is best with a bunch of friends. Also, only four Investigators? Really? In the tabletop version you can have as many Investigators as you have players. There is also no optional rule to choose a new Investigator when one of your group dies as in the tabletop version, a decision which absolutely baffles me. Also, where are Shub-Nigorath and Yog-Sothoth? They've been removed entirely from this version and are nowhere to be found, which truly saddens me as both had some interesting mechanics in the original tabletop game. I hope the developers add them in via patch later, but seeing as this game hasn't been patched in months I doubt that will happen...

Do I recommend this game? Yes, I do, if you love Lovecraftian horror, the original tabletop game or Arkham Horror, or like the feeling of gambling without losing any actual money. Otherwise, you'll likely find it much too frustrating for your taste...
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
13 z 14 osób (93%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
34.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 29 czerwca, 2015
I did enjoy this board game a lot.

I have 34 hours on it!

Difficulty is fairly high at the beginning and ramps up higher and higher from there.

The high difficulty level also fits well with the terror and doom feeling.
If you survive it really feels like an accomplishment!

Love the lovecraftian theme, wish more board games would come out like this.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
14 z 16 osób (88%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
6.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 sierpnia, 2014
I bought it although my favourite board game of the franchise is Arkham Horror.

First impressions are positive: the game looks nice, loading of the screens is fast and smooth, and graphics of characters common with Arkham Horror are nice and shown in quite high resolution.

Second impression is mixed: the game is hard, and tutorial is really crappy. It said that drawing of the tokens is random, but it doesn't explain that the tokens are actually d6 dice, so in the beggining you have no idea what the odds are. Also I think that it didn't explain, that blocking of the dice by monters, etc. is global, so removing these blocks are usually do-or-die decisions.

Now that I have come to understand the rules better I am extremely happy with the game, and must admit, that it gives exactly the same kind of thrill as much more complicated Arkham Horror. Plus setting up the game doesn't take hours as in tabetop version ;)
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
14 z 16 osób (88%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
9.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 13 października, 2014
A surprisingly decent game that is perfect for some short term casual play, Elder Sign: Omens appears based off a boardgame, but has made a fairly good transition into a video game. The player takes control of four investigators and chooses who they will be dealing with, with each adventure having their own opponents with their own effects on the game. At first, you'll find easy tasks to do in your home museum. Later adventures expand past the museum, letting you go to other locations as well as giving you entirely new tasks. These adventures can be played in any order as well.

While I can not say I know the original boardgame, it does appear to have been four player. It seemed odd at first that they would turn it into a singleplayer game then, but after some playing I can safely say that the four investigators only barely interact with eachother, so instead of four players each playing a fourth of a game, they instead have one player playing the whole thing. Controls are not awful either, as one would expect from a boardgame made into a video game.

If you do not like random chance, this may not be something for you. The entire game exists of smaller adventures, in which you get what are essentially dice and need to match dice with the situation's requirements to pass. You may be lucky and complete a difficult quest in one try, or you may spend 3 turns failing at one of the simplest ones. Luckily, you have items and investigator special powers that will help you get through them. In the end, you will always have an element of random chance in it, but even then, it's a pretty good way to spend some time during slow periods.

And, of course, Lovecraft. The adventures have plenty of flavour to them and seem to be pretty close to how one would play through a Call of Cthulhu game, although clearly with less pen and paper roleplaying stuff and with more singleplayer set-in-stone stories that you can progress through.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Be sure to keep him that way, it would be a shame if he woke. Humanity probably wouldn't like it. And you're probably part of humanity.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
15 z 19 osób (79%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
9.6 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 3 grudnia, 2013
I almost did not recommend this game for two reasons: there is no multiplayer and zero achievements. However, single player is still entertaining and playable, for now. Also consider that the iPad/tablet version cost $5.99 (last I checked). I played the iPad version which cost me that much and only inluded Yig, Tsathoggua and Azathoth. The other Ancient Ones—Hastur, Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep and Ithaqua—were separate expansions that each came with a $2.99 price tag ($11.96 total plus the initial purchase comes out to $17.95...buying it on Steam with ALL content is amost $3 cheaper).

Still, the game in its current state would appear, to many, as lacking in replay value. A future expansion/update to add multiplayer and achievements is needed.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
12 z 14 osób (86%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
22.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 4 grudnia, 2013
This game is hard. Like, even the easiest Old One will kill you multiple times before you finally win your first game. But when you do, it feels like you've actually suceeded against the impossible odds that face humanity in any good Mythos game. I highly recomend it and it makes a great time killer when you are just wanting to unwind. And remember. Just like in Dwarf Fortress, Losing Is Fun!
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
15 z 20 osób (75%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
62.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 19 lutego, 2014
For $15 this game find itself in a hard spot between those adventurous enough to spend some disposable cash to try new things and those who want a guaranteed good game. If this game ever goes on sale for $10 or less, I think that many people would be satisfied.

This game is essentially a solo-player board game. You can play it with friends, but being huddled around a computer isn't exactly the most satisfying experience for playing a board game. So play it solo or at most with one partner. If you want to play with four people, buy the board game. Now it may sound rather unappealing having only one player control all of the characters, however this allows that single player to develop strategies that some parties would not be able to come across easily.

This game is surprisingly deep and is very replayable. I will admit that I had thought that playing and completing each board once would be it, however my 51+ hours thus far in this game will say otherwise. Each character brings enough to the table for the player to enjoy mixing things up. The more difficult boards also bring a great deal of variety as there are multiple stages to these campaigns. The more difficult campaigns also do have small variations for example, the Dark Phaoroh board has two final bosses that you can face.

In a way, this game is like a rogue-like adeventure game. If rogue-likes are up your alley, this game may be able to satisfy your preferences.

The game is difficult at start, but as the player is able to better strategize, the game becomes more manageable. The only difficult part of the game that the player cannot exactly control is the randomness of the glyph (dice) rolls. In this game, the player can somewhat control the random factor with items but complete control is impossible. This may be a put-off for some players as RNG isn't exactly appealing for the masses. However, good strategy will prevail over the RNG factors.

This board game is based on the Cthullu mythos which may be appealing for some players. For those looking for story here, well, it's a board game and you can't really expect any story. The game does come with snippets and references to Lovecraft's writings. If you have read Lovecraft's writings, you may be amused to recognize some quotes that are in the game.

This game retains its touch interface gameplay which can somewhat be a hindrance on the PC. Worry not though, it's still easy to navigate however it would have been nice to see better optimization for screen space usage and actually have tooltips. If you are one a Windows 8 PC with touch capability, then you'll find the retention of touch interface to be nice however the screen space usage issue still stands.

This game is a nice one to play while traveling as its a low pressure game and good for casual playtime. So putting this on your laptop/Windows 8 tablet is fairly nice. This game also features a save (only one save though) so if you are ever interrupted, you can always come back to your game later. One disappointing thing is that this game does not seem to work with Steam's cloud save. So as a player who uses a desktop and a Windows 8 tablet, it's unfortunate to see that my progress isn't saved on both devices.

I must warn you that this game is excessively power hungry. It's rather surprising seeing a game with low PC requirements hog so much power. This game also starts making my desktop fans whirl which also leads me to believe that optimization, in general, isn't there. It would be nice if the developer can better optimize the game for the PC so that it doesn't drain so much power. Expect to plug in your laptop/tablet after one round. I can even run the game, Dark Souls, for twice as long which is rather ridiculous. With this, it's hard to suggest this as an on-the-go game for your laptop/windows tablet.

I think I've said enough here, want a number rating?
It's good.

If you ever want to see the game in action before buying it, my YouTube channel features this game:
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
10 z 11 osób (91%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
36.8 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 19 lutego, 2015
It's great and not that dificult people keep saying. Now I want the physical edition! It would be great if they add multiplayer! It's the kind of game that you'll never unistall from steam folder and will keep you coming back again and again.
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8 z 10 osób (80%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
42.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 3 maja, 2014
I played this game for quite a while. And I like it - yeah it gives the table-top some computer conversion and this is fun to play. The great old ones are tough to beat and you need some good strategies, but those strategies also might fail.

Since this game has some random element as most tabletops or card games, you can either fail through bad luck or by using the wrong *ahem* investigator on the wrong playground. I just hope that there will be some expansions for the game, since there are still a lot of great old ones missing ...

Tabletop fans will love this game, most other players might get hit at the head because of the many trial and error experiences this game might offer. But on the other hand, not all games can be won. I managed to beat Yig and Tsathoggua, and the last one with very much effort - so yeah, I beat them but I didn't master the game. I like this insecurity, sometimes dice will get locked... which of course even offers more suspense and frustration at the same time.

Always keep the special abillities of your investigators in mind - it will give the edge you need to get your foe down.

Solid 9/10 for playabillity and fun.
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10 z 14 osób (71%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
42.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 4 grudnia, 2013
Ok so what is Elder Sign: Omens?

Watch this for game play


or read this review

It's a Lovcraftian cthulhu mythos single player dice game produced by Fantasy Flight Games. Now if you know board games you'll have just gotten interested cause these guys are the bomb when it comes to table top gaming. They make Arkham Horror, Battle Star Galatica, Relic and several dozen more awesome games.

The game play looks complicated to start with (shame there are no tool tips), but soon it feels natural and you zip through turns. There is an element of chance, as you roll dice, but careful use of investigator's abilities and items lets you stack things in your favour. There are Lovcraftian chalanges, evil books, evil libraries no evil libraians :( and naturally portholes to other dimensions. Suceed at these you get prizes, fail and bad things happen (monsters, injury, madness and the destruction of the world.) It's hard as nails latter on, though how hard it is depends very much on the investigators strength and weaknesses. I highly recommend taking a random selection as this makes the game both more challenging and more replayable.

The PC version contains all the DLC from the tablet versions, basically extra boards and new ancient Lovcraftian beasties. This make for a game that will last 10 or so hours on a speed run through, but it has excellent re-playability if this is your genre.
It's also a port from ISOs. Like most ports it has its share of porting problems; game assets are up-scaled rather than true HD so they can look a little blurry at 1080p, menus needlessly cover up other menus and there are no tool tips.

Overall I recommend this to anyone who's into the cthulhu mythos and/or board games. The game play is excellent, but single player only and tablet port problems can irritate.
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7 z 9 osób (78%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
3.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 22 czerwca, 2014
This is a hard game. And that's okay, because you shouldn't be able to minigun Hastur to death.

This is a random game. And that's okay, because it's based on a board game which revolved entirely around random dice mechanics, whose primary mode of human interaction was the ability to learn how to manipulate that chaos into something approximating success.

This is a port of a handheld title. And that's also okay, because Steam is an entirely new audience with an entirely different pricing system, and paying $15 for something on the iPad probably qualifies a person for involuntary institutionalization, even without the intervention of Hastur in the proceedings.

Really, it's a nice reproduction. Sure, I can easily pick out a handful of complaints - there's nothing new, for example, which is a thing you have to consider when rereleasing an older IP. There's the philosophical ickiness inherent in selling a game birthed in what is inherently a social medium for single-player enjoyment, though that, too, can be argued as a means for board gamers to enjoy their favorite products without the necessity of trying to wrangle four separate schedules and convince people to help you lose at a piece of cardboard.

Should you buy it? Well, it actually depends. I did, and I paid full price for it, and I'm satisfied. Single-player board games do scratch an itch of mine; I like the original product, and like the idea of being able to play it whenever I bloody well please. Furthermore, I want to support the notion of board games going online, with (most of) the bells and whistles inherent in PC gaming. It's an untapped market, and it'll bring people into the hobby I love.

If any of those reasons sound familiar, then please, be my guest. If none do, then it might help to wait for a sale. It'll wait. Be chill. You can minigun Hastur any time y-

wait, what's that noise
everything's gone strange
light in the dark light is the dark
something's coming through the window what is
skin feels strange flesh is the family
eyes being windows to the
something's coming through the window
something's coming
something's coming
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
9 z 13 osób (69%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
15.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 17 listopada, 2014
I owned tabletop game Elder Sign before I bought this one and to tell the true, I wish for this one, but also I was not sure, if it is a good idea. Tabletop Elder Sign is definitely the weakest of the franchise of Arkham Horror games (mostly, because it is so simple to win, that I lost once in a twenty games - but it get better with expansion) and the only thing I look forward was atmospheric music and simple handling.
I get both and far more! This game is much harder than the Tabletop version and also offer a quests and story lines out of museum. Of course, only with adequate Ancient one, but I do not think, that is any true problem. Atmosphere of the game is great, Ancient ones are much more diverse than in a tabletop version, the game is very simple to understood jet hard to win and thanks to cinematic sequences you have a good feeling from winning or loosing.
I recommend this to anybody who like good atmosphere of Lovecraftian horror and simple, jet not so easy tabletop games.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
5 z 6 osób (83%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
40.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 8 maja, 2014
Though this game is very hard and often your chance of winning is determined by pure luck/misfortune, this game is worth playing; especially, if you are a fan of Ctulhu Mythos and Fantasy Flight Games. Board game experience without wasting your time on card shuffling and dice rolling. You can play this game both alone or in hotseat up to 4 players in one team.

It has unlockable content, too, which adds extra motivation for taking up the challenge of sealing away more difficult Elder Ones.

This game could be less expensive, in my opinion. But, on the other hand, 14 EUR is about the same you pay buying the portable version on iOS or Android with all the expansions. Also, at least in my country, you would pay around 28 EUR for the actual board game, which is almost the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh4nSpV2n4k

My overall rating for this game is 7/10.
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7 z 10 osób (70%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
10.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 9 marca, 2014
Game is solid... Has a little steep of a learning curve. After you get the hang of the basic strategies and team composition etc. youll be golden. Still enjoying this title. Love Fantasy Flights tabletop games and this is a great adaptation. I do wish it would have a multiplayer component. but that is for another day.
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8 z 12 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
4.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 22 grudnia, 2013
This is a decent adaptation of the board game where a group of four investigators try to stop the Lovecraftian older gods from awakening by solving tasks. Some planning and strategy is involved, on top of a lot of dice rolling. If you are looking for an awesome gameplay example (of the board game), check Wil Wheaton's show Tabletop on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh4nSpV2n4k

But be warned, the game can be tough as nails. Actually winning a game is more of a rarity than a guaranteed success.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
7 z 11 osób (64%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
80.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 grudnia, 2013
This game was clearly designed with the intent of creating a single-player analog of the insanely popular (and complicated) board game "Arkham Horror" -- and it does so very well. Those familiar with the game will recognize the old ones and investigators re-envisioned here, and it really does capture much of the fun of playing Arkham Horror without the crippling setup time, all the fiddly bits, or the need to find 3+ other people to play with you. Game is relatively easy to learn (even though the tutorial is substantial I was through it and playing quickly) but as the saying goes, difficult to master. "Adventures" are resolved by drawing a certain number of "glyphs" which can be manipulated by items, abilities, and other things obtained in game. If you are looking for twitch action or a complex RPG, look elsewhere -- if you are looking for an occult horror boardgame-esque puzzle and stategic challenge, this may scratch that itch for you. I am thoroughly enjoying it. May not be the best thing for folks who aren't already fans of Arkham Horror though.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna