February 9, 2015

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

Infogrames Entertainment, 1993

Fans of H.P. Lovecraft will be enchanted by Shadow of the Comet, which is based on the infamous Cthulhu myth made famous by the unforgettable author. In this graphic adventure you play the part of a journalist who travels to a small, sleepy town to photograph the passing of Halley's Comet. Soon, you discover that this event heralds the coming of a much more malevolent power. And, naturally, you are the only one who can expose the threat and save the day.

Marred only by some pixel-hunting elements and an overly difficult interface, Shadow of the Comet is an exciting game and nevertheless a winner, packed with stunning background graphics and eerie atmospheric music.