Tag created in June 2017
Lovecraftian's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Lovecraftian tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Lovecraftian tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Lovecraftian tag has peaked in 2022, with 114 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.05% in 2012 and 0.13% in 2013.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Lovecraftian's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Lovecraftian tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a tag receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for Lovecraftian tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 82 (2010) and 1295 (2020) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Lovecraftian tag received between 57% (2014) and 300% (2020) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Lovecraftian
This chart displays the evolution of the Lovecraftian tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Bear in mind that there is inflation over time, which means that a price should slowly increase just to keep the same value.
The median game price was at its lowest in 2014 at 5.99$, and peaked in 2019 at 14.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2020 at 15%, and bottomed in 2023 at 2%.
Positive reviews ratio for Lovecraftian, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Lovecraftian tag, separated by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't always mean that the audience doesn't enjoy that particular tag, as some cultures tend to always give lower scores. But it will affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Lovecraftian games is 97% for the Romanian audience, and the worst is 86% for the Japanese audience.
|Call of Cthulhu®: Dark Corners of the Earth|
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a first-person horror game that combines intense action and adventure elements.
|4.99||67.3%||Jun 16, 2009|
|Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land|
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a turn-based strategy/role-playing game based on the award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Set in the midst of World War One, the game pits your team of investigators and soldiers against an ancient enemy, one older than humanity itself...
|Free||66.7%||Mar 6, 2014|
|Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet|
You'll take on the role of John T. Carter, a brilliant young astronomer, piecing together the puzzling history of the village and its cryptic inhabitants. Incredibly realistic action and supernatural chaos intertwine to draw players deep into the puzzling mysteries within the Shadow of the Comet.
|5.99||79.7%||Nov 4, 2015|
|Call of Cthulhu®|
1924. Private Investigator Pierce is sent to look into the tragic death of the Hawkins family. Plunge into a world of creeping madness and cosmic horror. Cryptic clues, shadowy figures, and pure terror bar your way as you fight to retain your sanity and solve an otherworldly mystery.
|19.99||78.6%||Oct 29, 2018|
|The Consuming Shadow|
The Consuming Shadow is a procedural survival horror adventure in which you must explore the land, fight your way through randomly-generated dungeons and try to stay sane in your quest to save the world from the invading Ancients.
|0.99||93.3%||Nov 20, 2015|
|Super Army of Tentacles 3: The Search for Army of Tentacles 2|
Enter a Lovecraftian world where an unsanctioned Apocalypse is underway. In your quest to save the world (in an attempt to end it THE RIGHT WAY), you will recruit monsters, fight other monsters, and learn valuable life lessons. It's an RPG, folks.
|10.99||66.7%||May 30, 2017|
|Omen Exitio: Plague|
Investigate a paranormal disease that threatens to eradicate humanity in this unsettling Lovecraftian adventure, inspired by the choose-your-own-adventure gamebooks of the 80s and 90s. Your choices will determine the story, your character’s destiny… and the future of humanity.
|9.99||86.6%||Mar 5, 2018|
Explore the most prestigious occult school in North America, The Miskatonic University, in a hilarious dark comedy set after the Lovecraft canon, in which the greatest threat to mankind is its own ambitions.
|0.99||75.8%||Jul 19, 2018|
|Lovecraft's Untold Stories|
Lovecraft’s Untold Stories is an action roguelite with RPG elements. Explore randomly generated levels based in Lovecraft's stories, fight cultists and all kinds of monsters from the Mythos, improve your gear, solve puzzles, and find clues and knowledge to defeat the Great Old Ones.
|14.99||79.2%||Jan 31, 2019|
|Transient: Extended Edition|
H.P. Lovecraft meets Cyberpunk. Delve deep into a dystopian world and investigate what is happening to you and your friends in a domed city. Solve puzzles, hack systems and plug in to explore other dimensions. Discover a truth that might tear apart your sanity and question your very existence.
|19.99||70.9%||Oct 28, 2020|
|12.99||60.6%||Aug 28, 2019|
|The Alien Cube|
Worlds collide as your cursed inheritance throws you into the middle of a series of mysterious events. Discover terrifying secrets as you follow your uncle’s disappearance, and confront a terrible truth that will change your life forever in this cosmic horror first-person adventure.
|19.99||82.2%||Oct 14, 2021|
A Lovecraftian Retro MetaRPG. Marty Stu got reincarnated as a prince in another world. But happily-ever-after comes with Daemon Sultan Azathoth, naturally, and a tough decision to make. When Marty finally realizes life is never that easy, he also learns something is unspeakably wrong...
|5.99||78.7%||Sep 13, 2019|
|The Terrible Old Man|
Experience a bite-sized slice of Lovecraftian horror in this updated version of our cult freeware point and click adaptation of HP Lovecraft's classic short story.
|Free||70%||Oct 10, 2019|
Stirring Abyss is an indie tactical squad-based game with strong RPG elements in which you uncover the ancient mysteries of the depths depicted in the classic vein of Lovecraftian horror.
|24.99||88.1%||Oct 29, 2020|
|Hermitage: Strange Case Files|
This gripping paranormal horror adventure revolves around Hermitage, the sinister bookstore that attracts most unusual customers – all of whom seem to be involved in mysterious cases bordering on the paranormal.
|19.99||69.6%||Oct 26, 2021|
|The Innsmouth Case|
The Innsmouth Case is a text adventure game inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and the very first text-based adventure to combine horror and comedy in a fit and proper way.
|12.49||65.2%||Jun 23, 2020|
THE SHORE is a first person story driven game with an atmospheric environment and narrations, You will encounter mysterious creatures and unravel the secrets behind them. Strong elements of horror, struggle to survive an unknown world that will make you question your own sanity.
|11.99||72.2%||Feb 19, 2021|
Your cruise was so relaxing until the monsters from another dimension showed up to kill everyone. Fight them off, manage your resources effectively, and convince scattered survivors to join your efforts. A captivatingly eerie tactical turn-based RPG.
|19.99||64.7%||Oct 27, 2020|
|Cthulhu: Death Escape / 克苏鲁:死亡逃脱 Prototype|
This Game is the prototype of the upcoming game Remnants of R'lyeh, this game is a Mini Horror Survival game with Lovecraftian elements. You Need to Escape the Deepsea Dungeon and Avoid the Deadly Abyss Monster..... ADD OFFICIAL VERSION TO UR WISHLIST!
|Free||74.8%||Jan 15, 2022|
|600Seconds ~The Deep Church~|
Awakening before a church stood in the middle of a meadow, Mutsuki follows a white cat inside and begins to explore. Their wristwatch reads 23:50, on the 15th of July 1927. After 600 seconds have passed, Mutsuki must defeat the monsters that appear and escape from this nightmare.
|11.99||N/A||Dec 22, 2020|
Thalassophobia - 2D game that combines survival and roguelike features. A desperate struggle for the survival of the crew and battles with gigantic creatures, inspired by the pantheon of Lovecraft's monsters awaits you.
|6.99||23.1%||Jul 24, 2021|
|Tentacle Prawn: (Actually) A Cthulhu Dating Sim|
It's got action! It's got romance! In this RPG-Dating Sim, gather your party and try to settle a centuries-old dispute among your monster and human classmates! The fate of Winter Prom is at stake!
|4.99||N/A||May 23, 2023|
|Sherlock Holmes The Awakened|
Experience a nerve-racking Lovecraftian adventure, rebuilt from the ground up with modern graphics and gameplay. Become Sherlock Holmes, and find yourself at the heart of the terrifying Cthulhu Mythos as you investigate a series of mysterious disappearances in Europe and the US.
|39.99||86.1%||Apr 11, 2023|
|Cthulhu Mythos ADV Lunatic Whispers|
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Cthulhu Mythos with this 2D visual novel game featuring a thrilling TRPG-based experience! Roll the dice and use your skills and luck to escape the abandoned hospital, while experiencing the cosmic terror.
|9.99||63.4%||Oct 18, 2022|