Cthulhu is a single-player modification for Half-Life.
It contains 65 maps, 21 new monsters and 14 new weapons.

Aeons ago, Earth was ruled by The Great Old Ones, beings so alien and terrible that merely seeing them would drive most people mad. Before man's ancestors climbed down from the trees, these being were defeated in a war with The Elder Gods.
But their alien nature meant that they could not be slain in any way that we would understand, so they were imprisoned.
And so they wait, patient and potent until the stars are right and they shall walk forth once again and wipe mankind from the face of the Earth.
You play Ranulf Stafford, an occult investigator in Arkham in the year 1928. Drawn into a nightmare chain of events, you find yourself the only thing standing between mankind and the return of Cthulhu, one of the most dreadful of The Great Old Ones.

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The Miskatonic University library Outside the city of the Great Race of Yith The archaeological dig
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Cthulhu v1.0 Installer

Cthulhu v1.0 Installer

Feb 23, 2006 Full Version 8 comments

This is the installer for Cthulhu: An Unspeakable Mod for Half-Life v1.0

Cthulhu v1.1 Patch

Cthulhu v1.1 Patch

Feb 23, 2006 Patch 4 comments

This is the v1.1 Patch for Cthulhu: An Unspeakable Mod for Half-Life

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TheUnbeholden Sep 18 2011 says:

When I go to dig the grave (after killing everyone) at the black church, I see myself floating in the corner of the map and I can see the grave down there and I think its me digging the grave.... but it just remains that way for ever... thats not supposed to be the end is it.. any have any solutions?

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TheUnbeholden Sep 30 2011 replied:

ah i reinstalled it, along with patch, it works now. Will post a review on it.

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pruppets Aug 8 2011 says:

It downloads but then nothing happens? There's no desktop shortcut or anything and I can't make one either? Please help, this mod seems awesome.

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Dragonbeon Jul 25 2011 says:

very good mod! kinda scary,but i rate it 10/10 the weapons are very good,was very challenging

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Elnakadiaz Feb 27 2011 says:

On the house of Ry'leh Cthulhu awaits dead dreaming...
Or something like that since I read it in spanish.

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Elnakadiaz Feb 27 2011 says:

Epic mod... No words to descript.
This was one of my firsts hl mods and stills on my top 5.
Wondering, where did the Necronomicons power books end?
I would like someone do a fan made MP version.

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UniversalBlue Feb 21 2011 says:

Love this mod! Is there a walkthrough some where? I'm afraid I'm lost in Innsmouth and finding it a tad frustrating. I've killed everything I could find so now I can't follow sounds to find anything new.

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PhilG Creator
PhilG Mar 30 2011 replied:

Whoops - it's been a long while since I checked this page.
The mod comes with a walkthrough text file. It is installed in the mod directory.
Hope this helps!

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SUPER_Tank Oct 26 2010 says:

Wow! A great mod!

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MagikGimp Sep 24 2010 says:

Really great mod, play it NOW!

A tough one to start off with so I ended up playing it on god mode which was far less frustrating and a heck of a lot more fun.
If the game crashes change your video settings to software mode until you get indoors again.

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LordXamot(Cavou) Aug 28 2010 says:

I got this mod to work on Steam, and I completed it a few days ago, and I must say I was very impressed. The custom NPCs are both fun to fight and creepy (the purple beasts that burst out from inside the cows at the farm which can only be killed by shoving explosive boxes off the second floor and shooting the boxes to make them explode when the monsters are next to them was a very innovative fight and I loved that part), but the use of some of the regular HL1 enemies like the zombies really bugged me, because it could have been an easy process to make the zombies look atleast a little different (hell, a recolor would have been fine), but the fact that they were unchanged bugged me. Other than that, I wish some NPCs were used more often. The gameplay is solid, but not nevolutionary. The story is good, but, really, any game that is based off HP Lovecraft is almost bound to have a good story, but atleast the story in this mod is rather well told. The mod ended on a particular strong note, which left me with good impressions of the mod. The sanity system was good and made me really have to choose wisely when to use my spells, although the "dread name" spell or whatever it was called was rather usless for me, and more spells, like one that sets enemies on fire or freezes them for a few seconds, would have been nice. The animations weren't that good, but they suited the mod well and helped it feel very classic and retro. I was stuck at certain points in the game, not knowing what to do (like in Innsmouth or the City of Yith), but I always figured out what to do sooner or later. My favorite weapon would either be the double barell shotgun, or the spell that blows enemies up. My favorite area was the last part of the City of Yith. My favorite enemy was either the Great Race of Yith or the Cthonians. Overall, I give this mod a 9/10.

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Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10

An incredible mod from start to finish.

Among my favorite half-life mods of all time. :)

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