Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

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Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

DOS - 1993

Alt name Shadow of the Comet
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in France, Italy, United Kingdom (1993)
France, Germany, Spain, United States (1994)
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom (1996)
France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom (1999)
Genre Adventure
Theme Graphic Adventure, Horror, Licensed Title, Puzzle elements
Publisher Infogrames Europe SA, Iā€¢Motion, Inc.
Developer Infogrames Europe SA
Perspective Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
4.69 / 5 - 38 votes

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Description of Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

Shadow of the Comet is one of the best horror games ever produced, with a gripping storyline based on Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, good puzzles, and a wonderful atmosphere and characters despite some interface quirks.

As journalist who arrived in a small town to photograph comet Halley's passing, you soon find that the event signifies a more sinister plan. Some pixel-hunting and time limits are annoying, but the game is excellent overall.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

mobilehead 2024-03-23 1 point

A superb adventure game with great atmosphere and story.

BR1M 2023-05-07 0 point

Good and logical storyline but adventure game spoilt by arcade sequences in cave ended up abandone the game.

KC 2018-04-12 0 point

I tried to load it using Boxer. Boxer states it is NOT a DOS game and will not load it.

Sammy 2017-07-02 1 point

All you guys behind this awesome website, to you all, I give a million thanks and best regards from India on behalf of myself and thousands of other RETRO RPG games FANS

Stephen 2015-11-27 0 point

So the game keeps going to a loader coded page. Can't figure out how to get past it. Help?

Nickname 2015-03-21 2 points DOS version

Jack Nicholson!? Kate Mulgrew!? David Carradine!? What a star-studded cast!

Jaime 2014-01-12 1 point DOS version

the blonde in the bottom left corner is definitely Melanie Griffith. And I think the fat dude second row, right the same fat dude from Beetlejuice.

Huckle91 2014-01-04 1 point DOS version

Guy next to the Vincent Price look-alike resembles Patrick Swayze.

@ Tetrah: That's definitely Jack Nicholson

mardo 2013-10-10 0 point DOS version

the guy near the top looks like Vincent Price

Tetrah 2013-08-26 1 point DOS version

Is that... Jack Nicholson? '-'

myabandonware 2013-01-18 0 point DOS version

think it depends on sound card I am using a SB card but no voices or mouse but it good game but its really hard

@all 2012-08-18 1 point DOS version

floppy version intentionally no mouse support!
only for cd version!

gorre126 2012-07-01 0 point DOS version

Voices do play, but unable to use mouse here too... Anyway great game, 4/5

Hiro 2011-10-21 0 point DOS version

Voices don't play and unable to use mouse.

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ManualManual + Extras English version 4 MB (DOS)

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