Eldritch has both action and stealth elements. Players can chose how to take on enemies based on preferred playstyle, however unlike other games which often tie the players actions to a moral choice system, Eldritch doesn't reward specific playstyles. Players use a variety of items, spells and weapons to advance through 4 worlds, descending deeper into Cthulhu mythos.
|Fists are the default weapon when no other items are equipped. Punches deal a meager 1 damage.|
|The knife is a common melee weapon. Deals 2 damage.|
|Bottles can be thrown at enemies, however they break upon impact. Deals 2 damage. They can also be thrown to distract certain enemies.|
|Stones can be thrown and reused. Deals 2 damage. They can also be thrown to distract certain enemies.|
|The pistol is a standard ranged weapon, consumes ammo and deals 2 damage. The pistol also pairs with the destruction amulet, resulting in bullets that can destroy terrain.|
|The crossbow creates a tripwire which damages enemies who cross it. Consumes ammo and deals 2 damage.|
TNT can be thrown much like bottles or stones and creates an explosion which not only damages enemies but also destroys terrain.
|Destruction Amulet||Increases attack damage for all weapons and allows pistol to destroy terrain.|
|Lucky Charm||Find more loot on corpses.|
Indicates direction of dungeon exit.
Reduces artifact cost for spell usage.
On of December 19 2013, Minor Key released a free winter-themed expansion titled Mountains of Madness. Mountains of Madness introduces a lengthy 10 story dungeon to explore with new monsters, spells, amulets and weapons.