The Callisto Protocol

Moby ID: 195967
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In this narrative-driven, third-person survival horror game set 300 years in the future, the player will take on the role of Jacob Lee – a victim of fate thrown into Black Iron Prison, a maximum-security penitentiary located on Jupiter's moon, Callisto. When inmates begin to transform into monstrous creatures, the prison is thrown into chaos. To survive, Jacob must battle his way to safety to escape Black Iron Prison, while uncovering the dark and disturbing secrets buried beneath the surface of Callisto. Using a unique blend of shooting and close-quarters combat, Jacob will need to adapt his tactics to combat the rapidly evolving creatures while scavenging to unlock new weapons, gear, and abilities to outrun the growing threat and escape the horrors of Jupiter's Dead Moon.## HORROR ENGINEERING

The Callisto Protocol is a next-generation take on survival horror from the mind of Glen Schofield. Blending atmosphere, tension, and brutality with terrifying moments of helplessness and humanity, The Callisto Protocol immerses players in a pulse-pounding story where unspeakable horrors lurk around every corner.## UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNITED JUPITER COMPANY

Set on Jupiter’s dead moon Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol casts players as Jacob Lee, an inmate in Black Iron Prison. When a mysterious outbreak throws the moon into chaos, Jacob must face his darkest fears to defeat the bloodthirsty creatures that stalk him as he unravels the dark mysteries at the heart of the powerful United Jupiter Company.## MASTER BRUTAL, STRATEGIC COMBAT

The Callisto Protocol challenges players to master a thrilling blend of hand-to-hand and ranged combat, including a unique gravity weapon once used by Black Iron guards to control the prison population. Players will be forced to get up close and personal with their grotesque opponents, hacking off limbs, blasting off legs, and getting creative with whatever is at their disposal to survive each life-or-death encounter.## EXPERIENCE THE ISOLATION OF JUPITER'S DEAD MOON

One of the most hostile, isolated environments in the universe, Callisto looms large over Jacob’s desperate struggle to survive. Players must not only contend with the horrors of Black Iron Prison, but also the centuries-old secrets that plague Jupiter’s long-dead moon, both above and below the surface.

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Average score: 64% (based on 29 ratings)


Average score: 2.9 out of 5 (based on 9 ratings with 1 reviews)

The Callisto Protocol

The Good
- Pretty visuals. - Visceral fights. - Some good voice acting.

The Bad
Everything else: - Story is pathetic. It's somewhere on the Doom 3 level, only takes itself even more seriously. Characters have nothing to work with and just wasting good voice acting. - No interesting gameplay situations. It's got a competent melee combat, stealth system, kinesis from Dead Space, some crafting mechanics, but seems like the designers had no idea what to do with all this. So, it's just one big corridor with mechanics showcases on the way but no real gameplay. - Level design is unimpressive, it's just square blocks of assets put together. Occasionaly we get to see glimpses of something interesting, but that's it.

The Bottom Line
Bland big budget interactive movie. Heavily dissapointing.

Windows · by SanfordMorgan · 2023


Pre-order content

Customers who pre-ordered the Windows Steam version received Retro Prisoner Skin (one character and two weapon skins) as free DLC. That makes the content identical to the standard Xbox version The Callisto Protocol (Day One Edition), but not the PlayStation version as that one has platform exclusive Contraband Pack DLC.


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Game added by Koterminus.

PlayStation 5 added by A.J. Maciejewski. PlayStation 4 added by Stratege.

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Game added December 2, 2022. Last modified July 7, 2024.