Okay, here’s a challenge for you guys, and I’m not sure I have many (any?) good answers myself.
What are the best Lovecraftian games? And, more importantly, why?
Now I don’t just means games with some sort of reference to Lovecraft, or with a cute little Cthulhu running around inside a JRPG, or with a bunch of jumpscares before you get to some audio log about elder gods blah blah blah insanity. I mean Lovecraftian in that the game reflects the mythos, themes, or at least the tone of HP Lovecraft’s stories.
For instance, I recently did a YouTube series on the best zombie games. And I excluded some games with zombies that were very good, but that didn’t really draw anything meaningful from zombie mythology (Left 4 Dead, Resident Evils, Plants vs Zombies, Zombie Gunship, etc.). What are some games that fit that criteria for Lovecraft and how do they qualify?