Cultist Simulator

Last updated on January 13th, 2023 at 05:05 am

Cultist Simulator


Cultist Simulator is one of the best $6.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Playdigious, Cultist Simulator is a Card game with a content rating of 12+.
It was released on 2nd April 2019 with the latest update 27th April 2021

Whether you are a fan of Card, Books, or Role Playing games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


3,272 people have rated 1.9

You can download the game Cultist Simulator from APP STORE.



BE WARNED. This game has no tutorial – part of the challenge is figuring out how to play. It’s hard, but keep trying, and you’ll master it. Good luck!

In this infamous roguelike narrative card game, play as a seeker after unholy mysteries in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Become a scholar of the unseen arts. Craft tools and summon spirits. Indoctrinate innocents. Seize your place as the herald of a new age.

Cultist Simulator was first released on PC and has more than 200,000 players all over the world. Now we’re bringing the cosmic mysteries of Cultist Simulator to mobile.

  • Challenging roguelike gameplay – There is never only one history.
    Cultist Simulator doesn’t hold your hand. Experiment, expire and transcend death with a story-driven legacy system. Over time you’ll learn enough to wrestle the game to its knees.

  • Intense, immersive narrative – Combine cards to tell your own story.
    A hefty novel’s worth of choice-based storytelling, from the creator of Fallen London and Sunless Sea. There are many paths through this game of ambition, appetite and abomination, and many ways your tale can end.

  • A rich Lovecraftian world – Corrupt your friends and consume your enemies.
    Search your dreams for sanity-twisting rituals. Translate grimoires and glean their lore. Penetrate the realm of the Hours and win a place in their service. Cultist Simulator brings the peripheral horror of Lovecraft’s tales to an entirely new setting.

Expand your knowledge with the DLCs: New Legacies, New Ascensions, New Mechanics…

  • The Dancer – Join the Bacchanal
  • The Priest – Knock, and Ye Shall Be Opened
  • The Ghoul – Taste of the graveyard’s fruit
  • The Exile – Some there are who will not yield

If you run into a problem, please contact us at [email protected] with as much information as possible on the issue.

Updated on 27th April 2021

New languages added!
Play Cultist Simulator in German and Japanese!

Cultist Simulator Reviews

Read the instructions and then play. It will come to you and youll be amazed.

Wonderful, patience-nurturing gameplay. Stellar writing. Solid UI. (Im just nitpicking the title Cultist Simulator, which seems flatly descriptive given how poetic, inventive, and very in-genre all its bits and pieces are.)

This game is amazing. You will fail multiple times. But each one teaches you more and more of this game, weaving stories and characters across an immense landscape. Somehow so expertly played with cards. Writing. Intense creativity. To wrap up. GET. THIS. GAME.

We did not enjoy playing this game on pc. But as an app, we find it much more fitting. Excellent all around. The one negative we have is that when cards are taken for a tile, sometimes other cards fill their location. This is just an annoyance when it comes to keeping things organized.

Perfect strategy and very addictive.

Phenomenal, love it on pc love it mobile for trips or slow days at work. Delightfully strange and written beautifully.

It took us a while to get into this game but lately we’ve been obsessed. We love how it is designed to be good for experimenting and trying new things and sort of like a rogue like in that way. We’ve been playing it in our computer in steam and it works really well. Unfortunately on our phone it quits every few minutes minutes. Is there a fix for that?

Fun and addicting, but we found a bug, the achievement icon got disappeared weeks ago and never recover. And right now we cant find who and where should we ask for the issue.

The blend of strategy, roleplaying, Lovecraftian horror, noir sleuthing, and fantasy mystery is delightful. Death isnt a setback- its motivating!

Whether desires are innocent and pure, mysterious and dark, or points between, find the means to fund your dreams and keep your health, for the life one travels may be long or short. Everything matters, yet nothing is foretold. To learn is to make choices and glean from those outcomes what may aid in your adventure. This game is more an experience ever-changing through each play through. It weaves the complications of lifes choices and consequences in a very mature manner, though never really making the adventurer feel like a failure. The writing is brilliant, the art wonderful, the music helps set the noir atmosphere. Its all a fascinating ride!

Simple mechanics create almost infinite complexity, and the game has a dreamlike intensity thats hard to pin down. Ill put it down for a while, then need to play again. No pay to win, no extra anything to buy – just play your cards and keep dreaming.

The high rating and reviews dont lie – this is an intelligent, complex card game with a Lovecraft theme but without a lot of hand-holding and a bit of a learning curve that requires a lot of patience and experimentation (but with great context sensitive clues to help you along). If all of this sounds appealing, you will love this game. The atmosphere, music, graphics and writing are all some of the best you will find in an iOS game. There is horror, there is humor, there is dread, there is epiphany. The devs cant get enough credit for building a deep and complex world for you to get sucked into. Just bring some patience, as you will need it to learn Cultist Simulator on its terms and avoid the wikis if you can. The key here is to be open to experimentation, to experiencing a lot of in-game deaths in typical rogue-like fashion, and to knowing that if you stick with it and read every clue the game has to offer, things will start to click, and when you do, you will have a wonderful trove of content to play – both in the included in-game characters and in the expansion pack characters, all with different goals and play styles. Kudos to the devs as nobody is out there making games like this.

We played for three days and lost make the game easier or give us a refund.

Ok, this is not a scathingly bad review, nor is it one where we say buy this now! This game has a high learning curve. Played first time for a few hours before we died. Then again once we kinda knew what was going on. This game doesnt hold your hand, and is difficult to master. But it is fun once you learn it. Look into some non spoiler reviews to see if its your kind of game. So far, we like it. Worth a few bucks if you like the genre.

We love this game and have played it extensively on the Switch and quite a bit on iPad and iPhone. On iPhone we’ve never had any evidence of Game Center working, but did unlock a few achievements we later learned. On iPad it used to show that we were logged in through Game Center and there was an Achievements button on the main menu, but that has suddenly changed.

This is an interesting game so far, but a half-speed option would put it to five stars for us. As others have said, cards dont always appear in your field of view, and when youre a new player, you may not have time to read everything you need to, even if youre a fast reader. If you dont enjoy the experience of time pressure, youre not going to enjoy this. If you can tolerate that youre under intense time pressure even on your first play-through, this is a clever and interesting game. But 30 seconds is not enough.

We play games so we dont have to think critically every waking moment thanks.

Cool idea. Game didnt explain well. Confusing and complicated rules. Wording of some cards is just odd and kind of dramatic.

While we can appreciate the attention to detail and effort that went into the game its pace is so intense from the very beginning that it ruins the game for me.

Lot of plate spinning, Ill stick with it for a while longer, but so far the depth is hidden.

No sound. Says it all. Refund please.

Not sure if this is even a game. There are no instructions, no explanation on the mechanics of how it works, not even anything stating what the goal is. There are random cards that you put on random pedestals that produce other random cards until the game is randomly over for whatever random reason. It is completely unplayable without explanation as to what is going on, how it works, and what youre trying to accomplish.

Game has far too many ways to lose. Doesnt tell you enough information to make informed decisions. You have to die over and over to understand how to make progress. This means hours upon hours with 0 chance of victory or even meaningful progress.

We love this game but Im rating it 1 star for its problem with losing saved games. You have to start completely over each time the game loses your file. We emailed them about this issue months ago and it still hasnt been fixed.

This game is absurd and is quite the wild ride.

The game itself has great artwork and atmosphere. When we first got the game, it was super confusing, but luckily theres a how to play manual so its great when you get the hang of it.

Worth every penny, nothing like this out there.

Our favorite mobile game by far. We hate having our hand held, love organizing, love reading, and enjoy games with a lot of replay value. If you are the same then this is a must have game.

We have played the game on other platforms but the apple version has no sound.

The lore and writing are amazing, gameplay is great once you figure it out.

Pretty critical information: the main mechanic in this game is waiting, and learning through random trial. If that sounds okay, and the theme interest you, definitely get this game. Its a fantastic mobile game and a great timesink when youre at the airport or on A long train ride. As engaging as any of the actual HP Lovecraft stories.

We played many hours when we came out, moved on, now Im back. We must transcend.

The app keeps nagging constantly for a review. We find that to be absolutely annoying and thus give it one star.

Its easy to see why were chasing the Hours in this game because we’ve lost a countless number of them flipping, turning, and waiting on cards. A fantastic game; do yourself a favor and stay away from the wiki for a while. It really is rewarding to figure things out yourself. NOTE RE: EXILE UPDATE: The Exile update appears to have changed/patched gameplay (depending on your perspective, we guess) such that you can NO LONGER hold a hard in your hand away from a magnet. We wasnt expecting that change, and Im not sure that Im a huge fan. It seems like the PC version kept an option to leave that feature on when it patched it out, but as of now, the iOS version doesnt. Just something we wish Id known before we updated.

We wondered why this great game wasnt at five stars, then we saw why. All of these one star reviews were people who have never played a game that isn’t handholding and action packed. The game makes it very clear in the store page that it is A: a card based game B: a game that you have to experiment with to learn it. These reviews are unfair. It is a wonderful game.

We do not usually write reviews but we have to say, this is just great. Great atmosphere and world, and the puzzle presented is just our kind of thing. Two things we will say though, if you like clear rules this is not the game for you as all the fun is figuring out how to play and advance, and we would like it if at some point you guys (aimed at the developers) would add in an option to restart the… We dont know level or the next step after you win the first game or whatever you like to call it as it gets old going through the same motions to get to the next part again and again. Honestly we wouldnt be surprised if Im missing something because we can see literally no other mistakes. May the great mother embrace you developers.

You will not regret spending a dime on this simple yet maddeningly complex game. Like life it is multifaceted; in turns beautiful and dreadful, stressful and illuminating; humorous and grim. Support these ingenious game writers and developers.

We have been searching for a game to scratch the occult itch that we’ve have for far too long and this game nailed it. No tutorial but an amazing community of people willing to help and point you In The right way. The mysterious nature tagged with the multiple endings and explore on your own and risk takings that you have to do, this game is amazing and you can bet Ill be buying any and all dlc for this game to dabble in the occult mysteries.

Cultist simulator is a frantic pursuit of eldritch power in a dystopian state. You can win a minor victory without ever dipping more than a toe into the dreaming world of the Mansus. You dont have to sacrifice life to become an immortal. Cultist simulator is interesting because if you fail, you have only yourself to blame. The game consists of using cards you draw with actions that consume them. The results have an element of randomness, but if you carefully observe the possible results of your actions the randomness is highly controllable. Each of the game over threats have a three strikes, youre out rule to them. If you get a strike, you can avoid generating more if you pay attention, and focus on generating a card to clear the threat. You will lose because you will get wrapped up in figuring out the next step in becoming more powerful, and miss a failure condition generating out of control. This game is about keeping managed control as you delve deeper into a richly written world of otherworldly knowledge. It feels great, and lets you empathize with what its like to descend further into questionable choices as you pursue power. Play it. Its worth the cost. You can win a minor victory without ever becoming a magical demigod. But where is the fun in that?

We rate this 5 stars because its a fun game and its so cool to learn we dont suggest learning by using wiki or other things getting help from a freind is fine dont let them tell you too much tho but this game is definitely confusing but for ones that have a bit of patience and are interested in a unique experience each time this is the game for you this isnt a fast paced game or anything like that please do not be wavered to buy this great game by some of the bad reviews if you think you would like it you most likely will most of the people that didnt probably didnt take the time to understand this game so we implore you to also buy this game if it looks of something that fits your interest or if it doesnt you can always try something new.

We have over 80 hours played on PC and the depth and intrigue of this game cannot be overstated. We paid $30 for this on PC (on sale) so the value is insane. The only drawback is how hard it is to play on an iPhone screen instead of an ipad.

Been playing for a long time and am glad to see they are finally releasing the DLCs on mobile! Im loving them so far and for the price they are more than worth it. If you havent played it its a very unique time and resource management card game with very interesting flavor text and lore based around managing different kinds of cults and gaining magical knowledge and power. If you think any of that sounds cool, check. It. Out. P.s. We wish Weather Factory a speedy release of Book Of Hours (new game in development based in the same universe) and would like to remind them they have fans on mobile that cant wait to get their hands on it.

Fantastic writing and simple mechanics make for a first rate game.

The game is great, with many challenging and well thought ideas however, moving cards is an annoyance. For example, we have 83 funds, we accidentally split the pile by mistake. No worries, Ill just move the pile back. We wish it was that simple but every time we do it the pile just splits up again. If there was a way were you could just hold down on a card and itll take ALL copies of that said card for you to freely distribute and move them around, Id give this game a 5 star.

Great writing, and its a lot of fun discovering new things. Its kinda hard to remember what everything does but im sure ill figure it out. The text and cards are all a bit small on an iphone, Id enjoy a few extra qol tools for that. Overall, really happy with it.

We downloaded it since day one but Even tho we speak english a little bit its hard to understand in english every word we need spanish please.

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