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The player takes on the role of Cthulhu (from H.P. Lovecraft's mythos) spreading insanity to all those opposing him. The story starts with Cthulhu suffering a curse sealing his powers. To remove the curse he must become a true hero and save the world. Afterwards he can continue with his business and destroy it as was his original plan.

Cthulhu Saves the World is a parody of older RPGs from the 8 bit and 16 bit era. Gameplay is reminiscent of early Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games with a top-down world view and turn-based combat mechanics. The game features random enemy encounters, boss fights, and multiple party members. Character development is a branching system: players pick from two choices which change each level up.


Cthulhu Saves the World Windows Exploring a dungeon on the way to the town of Miskatonia
Cthulhu Saves the World Windows Main menu
Cthulhu Saves the World Windows Title screen
Cthulhu Saves the World Windows The game frequently breaks the fourth wall

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Cthulhu Saves the World Screenshot
Cthulhu Saves the World Screenshot
Cthulhu Saves the World Screenshot

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GamesRadar Xbox 360 Jan 08, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Indius Xbox 360 Jan 20, 2012 18 out of 20 90
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Windows Aug 02, 2011 8.8 out of 10 88
RPGFan Xbox 360 Feb 28, 2011 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 20, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Jan 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Games TM iPhone Sep 27, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Digitally Downloaded iPad Jul 04, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Windows Jul 13, 2011 Unscored Unscored
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Aug 30, 2011 Unscored Unscored


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