Games with Cthulhu-like monster(s) with deep backstory?

#1 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

Anyone know of a game with a heavy emphasis on the mystery of some huge creature? I mention Cthulhu because I always found the overall mythos and lore of cthulhu super interesting.

Shadow of thr Colossus comes to mind, though most of the backstory on that games colossi is inferred. Very cool, any others? Not asking for "name me games with big monsters", but rather, name me a game that puts emphasis on the mystery of such a creature..

#2 Posted by Hailinel (23944 posts) -

The first game that comes to mind for me is Eternal Darkness:  Sanity's Requiem.  It's deeply inspired by the Cthulhu mythos and has a rather intricate plot and history.

#3 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

I've never played it but Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners has got to be down that road...right?

#4 Posted by Perspicacity1 (61 posts) -
@mazik765 said:

" I've never played it but Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners has got to be down that road...right? "

From what I've told by a friend who's into Lovecraft (as well as Wikipedia) this game is kind of like Shadow Over Innsmouth: The Game. 
#5 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Zeno Clash?

#6 Edited by floodiastus (1262 posts) -
@bigmuffpi said:

" Anyone know of a game with a heavy emphasis on the mystery of some huge creature? I mention Cthulhu because I always found the overall mythos and lore of cthulhu super interesting. Shadow of thr Colossus comes to mind, though most of the backstory on that games colossi is inferred. Very cool, any others? Not asking for "name me games with big monsters", but rather, name me a game that puts emphasis on the mystery of such a creature.. "

Well the original 80s/90s PC game Alone in the Dark had a heavy emphasis on lovecraftian stuff if I remember correctly. 
 
Games dont really tend to be that great with this setting though, ive played both computer games and PnP RPGs in this setting and both kind of fail. The lovecraftian theme is awesome from a philosophical standpoint but the hugeness of the dreaming destroyer and the surrounding mythos just does not work very well for gaming.
#7 Posted by Undeadpool (4913 posts) -
@bigmuffpi said:
" Anyone know of a game with a heavy emphasis on the mystery of some huge creature? I mention Cthulhu because I always found the overall mythos and lore of cthulhu super interesting. Shadow of thr Colossus comes to mind, though most of the backstory on that games colossi is inferred. Very cool, any others? Not asking for "name me games with big monsters", but rather, name me a game that puts emphasis on the mystery of such a creature.. "
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth and Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem both take heavy cues from the Cthulhu mythos.
#8 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

But honestly I don't think our tentacle rendering technology is up to the task of a proper Cthulu game yet. And also the stories aren't structured at all in a way to play into a story. And no one Old God is really developed enough unless you include non-Lovecraft Cthulu universe lore (which you aught to, cus he approved of it). I mean, where do you even set it? Are you the mad Arab or what?

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