“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”
– H.P. Lovecraft”

A site dedicated to video games inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s writing, whether they directly involve the Cthulhu Mythos, feature heavy cosmic horror or eldritch themes, lightly sprinkle in Lovecraftian elements, or even parody the style.

List of Lovecraftian Games

Many video games either directly reference the work of H.P. Lovecraft or take inspiration from his cosmic horror themes.

Here is our growing list of Lovecraftian video games, with their gameplay genres indicated. Any links will take you straight to a short review to help you decide which games to buy.

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – turn-based strategy RPG
Alan Wake – action-adventure, action horror
Alder’s Blood – turn-based tactics, stealth
The Alien Cube – adventure game
Alone in the Dark series – survival horror
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs – survival horror, psychological horror
Amnesia: The Bunker (upcoming) – survival horror, psychological horror
Amnesia: The Dark Descent – survival horror, psychological horror
Amnesia: Rebirth – survival horror, psychological horror
Anchorhead – interactive fiction
A Place, Forbidden – puzzle, adventure game
A Place for the Unwilling – narrative experience (?)
Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace – adventure game
Army of Tentacles: (Not) A Cthulhu Dating Sim – visual novel, RPG, parody
Asylum (upcoming) – adventure game
At Eve’s Wake – visual novel, interactive fiction
At Ishtar’s Gate – adventure game
Beneath (upcoming) – survival horror
Blackbay Asylum – adventure game
The Black Iris – psychological horror
The Blackout Club – action RPG, stealth
Blackout: The Darkest Night – interactive fiction
Blood – first-person shooter
Bloodborne – action RPG, Souls-like
Book of Hours (upcoming) – simulation
Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles (DLC) – first-person shooter
The Bornless (upcoming) – action horror, first-person shooter
Bring to Light – VR horror
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth – action-adventure, survival horror
Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game – RPG
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet – adventure game
Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice – adventure game
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land – tactical RPG
The Call of Karen – parody, simulation
Call of the Sea – adventure game
Candlelight: Lament (upcoming) – adventure game
The Chant (upcoming) – action-adventure
Chronicle of Innsmouth – adventure game
Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness – adventure game
Classified Stories: Color Out of Space – adventure game
Clive Barker’s Jericho – survival horror, FPS
Clive Barker’s Undying – survival horror, FPS
Conarium – adventure game
The Consuming Shadow – survival, procedural generation
Control – action-adventure
Cragne Manor – text adventure
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients – survival horror
Cthulhu Chronicles – interactive fiction
Cthulhu Mythos RPG: The Sleeping Girl of the Miasma Sea – turn-based RPG
Cthulhu Saves Christmas – turn-based RPG, parody
Cthulhu Saves the World – turn-based RPG, parody
Cultist Simulator: Behold Our End – crafting card game
Dagon – narrative experience
Darkbolt (upcoming) – roguelite, top-down shooter
Dark Devotion – action RPG
Darkest Dungeon – turn-based RPG, dungeon crawler
Darkest Dungeon II (upcoming) – turn-based RPG, dungeon crawler
Darkness Within series – adventure game
The Dark Stone from Mebara – turn-based RPG
Dead Space series – action horror, TPS
Dead Static Drive (upcoming) – action-adventure, survival
Deathstate – bullet hell, roguelike
Death Stranding – open world, action, strand game
Deep Ones – 2D platformer
Demonbane – visual novel
Depersonalization (upcoming) – RPG
Desolatium (upcoming) – point-and-click adventure game
Dishonored – action-adventure, stealth
Dolmen – action RPG
Dread Delusion (upcoming) – open world action RPG
Dread Nautical – tactical RPG
Dream Cycle – action-adventure, sandbox
Dreamless: The Madness from the Sea (upcoming) – action-adventure
Dream of Darkness (upcoming) – survival horror
Dreams in the Witch House (upcoming) – open world, RPG, adventure game
Dredge- adventure game
Edge of Sanity (upcoming) – survival
Elden: Path of the Forgotten – action RPG
Elder Sign: Omens – digital board game
Eldritch – action, procedural generation
The Eldritch Zookeeper (upcoming) – simulation, management
Empty Handed – adventure game
Eresys (upcoming) – co-op, survival
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem – survival horror
Euclidean – endless faller
The Events at Unity Farm (upcoming) – VR, RPG, open world
Eversion – 2D platformer
Faerie Solitaire Dire – card game
Fallen London – interactive fiction
Fear & Hunger – dungeon crawler, roguelike
The Fold: Ingression (upcoming) – adventure game
Forgive Me Father – first-person shooter
Forgive Me Father (upcoming) – first-person shooter
Frail Hearts: Versicorae Domlion (upcoming) – visual novel, turn-based RPG
Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning – visual novel
Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure – adventure game, parody
Gleaner Heights – farming sim
The Hand of Merlin – roguelike, tactical RPG
Haunted Hotel 4: Charles Dexter Ward – adventure game, hidden object game
Heart of the House – interactive fiction
Hell Heroes (upcoming) – action RPG
Hermitage: Strange Case Files – adventure game, visual novel
The Hound of Shadow – interactive fiction
HPL: Nyarlathotep Rising (upcoming) – RPG, adventure game
Human Guise: Chapter I – adventure game
The Hunter’s Journals – Blissful Ignorance – interactive fiction
The Hunter’s Journals – Pale Harbour – interactive fiction
The Hunter’s Journals – Red Ripper – interactive fiction
The Hunter’s Journals – Tattered Sails – interactive fiction
The Hunter’s Journals – Vile Philososphy – interactive fiction
I’a ‘Ia Cofflhu Fhtagnyaa – visual novel
ICEY – action, metagame
Immure – side-scroller, psychological horror
In Blood – visual novel
Inner Voices – adventure game
The Innsmouth Case – adventure game
Kalaban – survival horror, action horror
Kharon’s Crypt – action, dungeon crawler, metroidvania
Koudelka – survival horror, tactical RPG
Lamanna: The Looe Island Mystery (upcoming) – adventure game
Lamentum – survival horror
The Land of Pain – adventure game
The Last Case of Benedict Fox – metroidvania
The Last Door: Season 1 – adventure game
The Last Door: Season 2 – adventure game
Last Threshold – visual novel
Liberté – roguelike
Lore Finder – 2D platformer, metroidvania
The Lost Child – turn-based RPG, dungeon crawler
Lovecraft Academy (upcoming) – visual novel
Lovecraft Tales – puzzle platformer
Lovecraft Tales: The Whisperer in Darkness – adventure game
Lovecraft’s Untold Stories – action RPG, roguelite
Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2 (upcoming) – action RPG, roguelite
The Lurking Horror – interactive fiction
Lust for Darkness – erotic psychological horror
Lust From Beyond – erotic psychological horror
Madshot: Road to Madness – action, roguelite
Magrunner: Dark Pulse – action, puzzle
The Manse on Soracca – survival horror
Mindkeeper: The Lurking Fear – survival horror
The Miskatonic – visual novel, adventure game, parody
The Moaning Words – interactive fiction
Monria – MMORPG
Moonscars – metroidvania, souls-like
Moons of Madness – psychological horror
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes – action RPG, “souls-like”
Mythos: The Beginning – RPG
Mythos Ever After: A Cthulhu Dating Sim – visual novel, dating sim, parody
Nazralath: The Fallen World (upcoming) – action RPG
Necronomicon: Dawning of Darkness – adventure game
The Necro-Nom-icon – simulation, parody
Necropolis Suite (upcoming) – survival horror, roguelite
Night in the Woods – adventure game
Nightmare on Azathoth – survival
October Night Games – digital board game
Ode to a Moon – adventure game
Old Gods Rising (upcoming) – adventure game
Omen Exitio: Plague – interactive fiction
One Night 2: The Beyond – survival horror
The Padre – survival horror, adventure game
The Pale City – turn-based RPG
The Park – psychological horror
Pathologic – survival horror, psychological horror
Penny Blood (upcoming) – turn-based RPG
Penumbra series – survival horror
Peridium – adventure game
Persona 2 – turn-based RPG
Phoenix Point – turn-based tactics
The Picture in the House – puzzle, adventure game
Quantum Error (upcoming) – first-person shooter
Remnants of R’lyeh (upcoming) – survival horror
Returnal – third-person shooter, psychological horror, roguelike
R’lyeh (upcoming) – survival horror, survival, open world
Robert D. Anderson and the Legacy of Cthulhu – adventure game, FPS
The Room – puzzle, adventure game
The Room 2 – puzzle, adventure game
The Room 3 – puzzle, adventure game
The Room: Old Sins – puzzle, adventure game
Saint Kotar – point-and-click adventure game, psychological horror
Savior of the Abyss – survival horror, adventure game
Saya no Uta – visual novel
Scratches – adventure game
Sea Salt – action strategy
The Secret World – MMORPG
Shadow Hearts – turn-based RPG
Shadow Hearts: Covenant – turn-based RPG
Shadow Hearts: From the New World – turn-based RPG
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened – adventure game
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (remake) – adventure game
Shoggoth Rising – arcade shooter
The Shore – psychological horror
The Shrouded Isle – simulation, management
The Sinking City – adventure game, open world
Skald: Against the Black Priory (upcoming) – tactical RPG
Skautfold: Into the Fray – action
Skautfold: Moonless Knight – metroidvania, action RPG
Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity – action, “Souls-like”
Skautfold: Usurper – metroidvania, action RPG
Soul Catcher – adventure game, survival horror
Song of Horror – survival horror
Sons of Uruzime – interactive fiction
Source of Madness – action, roguelite
The Statement of Randolph Carter – visual novel
Stirring Abyss – tactical RPG
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones – RPG
SubaHibi – visual novel
Sucker for Love: Prelude – visual novel
Sucker for Love: First Date – visual novel
Sucker for Love: Date to Die For (upcoming) – visual novel
Sundered – metroidvania
Sunless Sea – RPG, roguelike
Sunless Skies – RPG, roguelike
Super Army of Tentacles 3: The Search for Army of Tentacles 2 – visual novel, RPG, parody
Tesla vs. Lovecraft – twin-stick shooter
Theatre of Sorrows (upcoming) – roguelike
Transient – adventure game
The Travelyan Home – adventure game, interactive fiction
Underworld Dreams (upcoming) – survival horror
Unsound Minds: The Clarevine Epoch (upcoming) – visual novel
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter – adventure game
Vigil: The Longest Night – 2D platformer
Wait – psychological horror
The Well – one-button psychological horror
Westmark Legacy (upcoming) – turn-based RPG, deck-building
Westmark Manor – survival horror, psychological horror
World of Horror (upcoming) – RPG, roguelite
The Yellow King – MMO
You Are the Rats in the Walls – interactive fiction

This is intended to become a complete list of every game based on or inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s works. Know a game we missed? Get in touch!