Mythos: The Beginning is a survival horror/adventure role playing game based on the pulp-horror and monster movies of the 1930s. Set in London in 1934, Mythos tasks you with creating your own paranormal investigator from scratch and guiding them through an exploration of the infamous Harborough Asylum.
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Mixed (49 reviews) - 65% of the 49 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2014

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October 23, 2016

Mythos: Edge of Madness has arrived!



Greetings, investigators!

We're proud to announce that the free Edge of Madness DLC is now available for everybody who owns the Windows version of Mythos: The Beginning. This is a huge update to the game that greatly overhauls and improves existing gameplay mechanics while also adding over 2 hours of brand new, terrifying content just in time for Halloween.

Some of the things you can expect to see in Edge of Madness include:

  • Completely rewritten combat system - combat is more balanced and viable to more builds, while still being fast and difficult.
  • Overhauled character advancement - attribute boosts and talents are more valuable and meaningful, making different builds play more differently.
  • Dozens of new skill checks and optional paths through the game - sequence break, bypass puzzles and more!
  • Two completely new areas - a first person dungeon crawl through ancient catacombs, and a frightening visit to a previously unseen wing of Harborough Asylum.
  • Expanded endings and more dynamic dialogue that take more of your choices throughout the game into account.

Can your character survive the Edge of Madness?

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September 14, 2016

Announcing Mythos: Edge of Madness (free DLC) - coming October 24!

Greetings, investigators!

Are you ready to face brand new horrors? Today, we're officially announcing Edge of Madness a huge, free DLC for Mythos: The Beginning coming out this October.

Edge of Madness adds over 2 hours of new, playable content to Mythos, along with a complete overhaul of the combat system, more meaningful character development and much more. This is a pretty big DLC which will really shake up the Mythos experience, just in time for Halloween.

To find out what you can expect, check out our devblog: https://darkgaia.com/2016/09/14/on-the-edge-of-madness/

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Reviews

“The game's writing style gets under your skin and sticks there for a bit.”
Destroy All Fanboys!

“Fans of classic horror will get a kick out of the story, setting and characters.”
6/10 – Power Up Gaming

“The atmosphere and the exploration work extremely well together making this more than just another RPG in the pile.”
9/10 – Chalgyr's Game Room

About This Game

MYTHOS: THE BEGINNING is a survival horror/adventure role playing game based on the pulp-horror and monster movies of the 1930s. Set in London in 1934, Mythos tasks you with creating your own paranormal investigator from scratch and guiding them through a frightening exploration of the infamous Harborough Asylum. Three young university students have vanished while attempting to conduct a scientific survey of this dreaded place, and it's up to you to find them! Throughout the night you'll discover that Harborough Asylum's reputation is more than an urban legend, and you'll have to fight for your life against otherworldly Lovecraftian foes.


Harborough Asylum is an abandoned mental hospital located on the outskirts of London. It was established in 1882 and soon built up a reputation as London's harshest institution thanks to its brutal and controversial treatments. After a string of mysterious patient deaths, said to number more than 40 victims, it was finally closed down during World War I and has been disused ever since. Despite this turn of events, Harborough Asylum remained one of England's most infamous sites, soon becoming the subject of an alarming number of local ghost stories. Now Harborough Asylum is a place where only the most bravest (or foolish) men would dare to tread.

You play as a renowned paranormal investigator, best known for solving a famous missing persons case several years ago. Tonight, Professor Harrison Blacktail, a mysterious academic somehow connected to the asylum's past, has turned up in your hotel room at the Imperial Arms. He has commissioned you for the most dangerous case of your career: search for three missing students inside Harborough Asylum, and discover whether the terrifying legends are true.

Features

  • Blends traditional survival horror gameplay with a "true" tabletop-style RPG experience, complete with dialogue trees, non-combat skills and dice rolls.
  • Create your character from scratch. Choose their gender, background and profession, and then role play them. Will you be a square jawed investigator, or an intrepid journalist?
  • Pen and paper RPG inspired character advancement system. Levels are gone forever! Spend EXP directly to buy stats and skill increases.
  • Multiple ways to play the game! Don't want to fight the enemies? You don't have to! Gain EXP for correctly utilizing non-combat skills such as Persuade and Occult Lore.
  • Non-linear gameplay with multiple endings.

The Director's Cut update also includes:

  • Overhauled and rebalanced gameplay mechanics.
  • Tons of new skill checks and more ways to progress through the game.
  • New and rewritten dialogues.
  • New rooms containing new items and scares.
  • Two new enemy types.
  • Edge of Madness expansion integrated into the base game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 bit or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics series or better
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Corei3 2.3 GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics series or better
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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