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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 There's a "developer's commentary mode" to learn more about the making of the game
Cthulhu Saves the World Windows Main menu
Cthulhu Saves the World Windows The game frequently breaks the fourth wall
Cthulhu Saves the World Windows Cthulhu finds his first groupie

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Critic Reviews

Indius Jan 20, 2012 18 out of 20 90
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Aug 02, 2011 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN UK Jul 22, 2011 8 out of 10 80 Jul 20, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Legendra Nov 04, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Jul 13, 2011 Unscored Unscored


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galeb (67) added Cthulhu Saves the World (Windows) on Dec 22, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (533467) and Parf (7789)