Horror classic Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth hits GOG with 'fixes for modern PCs'

One of the all-time great horror games is back, and it (pretty much) works this time.

Credit: Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth is one of the all-time great horror games. It’s also notoriously busted. Buggy even at release, it only got worse in the intervening years as OS upgrades and so on rendered it basically unplayable. The situation deteriorated so much I finally removed Dark Corners of the Earth from PCWorld's list of the best horror games list this year.

Bad timing I guess. Out of nowhere, GOG.com’s put a restored version of Dark Corners of the Earth up for sale on Halloween, promising “fixes for modern computers.” If you buy it (for a mere $5 I might add) it should run.

I say “should” because there’s no authoritative list of fixes here, just a short blurb at the end of the release announcement:

“This version includes various small fixes, including: proper V-sync functionality, a fix for the triangle raindrops on AMD cards, and a custom-made fix provided by user Guzz, which allows the invisible sorcerers on the reef to appear properly, plus restores skybox rendering.”

That covers some of the issues with Dark Corners of the Earth but a few of the more infamous bugs aren’t mentioned—whether those have also been patched or still lie in wait like the elder gods is anyone’s guess, really. It sounds like you’ll also want to find a modding guide still for widescreen, FOV changes, et cetera.

Regardless, Dark Corners of the Earth is a classic and well worth checking out, provided you’re willing to play guinea pig here and test-run the new version. It can be uniquely frustrating at times, but all in service of some incredible mechanics. Let’s just say: Long before Amnesia implemented a sanity system, Dark Corners of the Earth did it—and did it better. Have fun.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Hayden Dingman

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?