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Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu is a fan made project based upon the Arkham Cycle Cthulhu stories by H.P. Lovecraft. More specifically, it is an adaptation of the pen & paper scenario Himmlers Schoggothe by Samuel Miller. The game is best described as a horror novel, using three means of storytelling: spoken word, filmed cut-scenes and playable content from a first-person perspective, built with the FPS Creator engine.

The player is cast as the hard-boiled private investigator Robert D. Anderson from New York. That is just a pseudonym however to hide his real name, Robert Dietrich. After an incident, he is forced to investigate his origins and travel to The Third Reich where the castle of his ancestors is occupied by SS troops and members of the Order of the Black Sun.

The game is divided into 15 chapters. In the playable sections players must explore the castle, talk to characters, solve puzzles and defeat enemies - combining shooter with adventure gameplay. Up to 20 weapons and spells can be collected, but it is encouraged to avoid confrontations.

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Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows Another loading screen for chapter two with a voiced recapture of events in chapter one. (no in-game subtitles available)
Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows Each chapter has a selection of starting a new game or loading an existing save. Menus upon menus here.
Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows The protagonist ends up being caught by German soldiers outside his family castle, and thrown into a sort of dungeon.
Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows The intro video continues as artist drawings, describing the protagonists family history, and some horror images from the present (1940).

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Alternate Titles

  • "Проект «Андерсон»" -- Russian spelling
  • "Robert D. Anderson & Das Erbe Cthulhus" -- German title

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Softonic Jul 30, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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Generation: Gamerz Jul 26, 2007 64 out of 100 64
GameStar (Germany) Jul 26, 2007 64 out of 100 64
Shooterplanet Aug 16, 2007 63 out of 100 63
Jolt (UK) Sep 15, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 23, 2007 5 out of 20 25
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Aug 16, 2007 1 out of 100 1

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Sciere (435518) added Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu (Windows) on Mar 13, 2008