Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Violence and combat is hardly an option - the player has to use wits to guide Philip through his final test, and this makes the series unique in offering a truly dangerous and terrifying experience.

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10 VJM148

May 25th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

I only played the demo but, I will tell you what I liked from it. The story was interesting, the puzzles was challenging, and through the demo, I was close to the screen waiting for something scary and when it did, I jumped. This a definite competitor to amnesia, great game!

ScreamScreen says
9 ScreamScreen

May 22nd, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

Never have I been so fascinated by a game from Frictional Games :D Penumbra is also one of the coolest first person games you can find, if you ask me :D I rated it 9 out of 5 things I focus on when reviewing, it's Quality, Scares, Length, Lag and Story (atmosphere and stuff like that is included in the Quality!)

Quality: I really love the voice-acting in this game it's epic nuff said! The atmosphere is creepy and dark when having to walk through caves with giant spiders, my god xD Scares: Honestly this is more of a puzzle game than a scare game in my opinion but I really like that the only threat is, well Im not gonna spoil it for the ones who hasn't played it yet :D Not many scares, a little sad but I didn't make the game, and it's still a really good game eitherway :D Length: OK length of the game I suppose, took 16-17 episodes to finish (16-17 since I ended episode 16 right at the ending xD) Lag: Very little lag, it lagged a little bit, but not much ;) Story: SO MANY NOTES! When you find a note it is super long xD I didn't read any of them because I dont have time, but I know the story, it's really good going to Greenland and stuff freezing to death is probably better than being eaten and slaughtered by monsters xD

Quality: 9 - Scares: 7 - Length: 8 - Lag: 9 - Story: 9 It actually ended with a 9 instead, not an 8 :D Good job!

stjohnj says
10 stjohnj

Apr 22nd, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't
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Awesome game, and definitely the most combative out of all three games in the series. A solid dangerous ride all the way through, it also provided puzzles and environmental dangers. Damn those spiders! The very end with hallway literally scared me to death...


Mar 22nd, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

One of the most underrated games of all time, a masterpiece of atmosphere, storytelling and horror, recommended to all

Darwinlayno says
10 Darwinlayno

Mar 2nd, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

But So Scary And Nice Game Am A Liker Games For Horror And I Like Games For Horror Is Amnesia The Dark Descent And Penumbra Packages And Anna And Paranormal

aaronps says
10 aaronps

Feb 5th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't


nick&jacob says
10 nick&jacob

Jan 6th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

I love this game and highlty recommendt it!

chaz_stickerz says
10 chaz_stickerz

Oct 24th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

even though i have only purchased the demo version i have still seen videos and played parts of this game. i thaught it was amazing. the storyline, gameplay and graphics are rather good. if you enjoyed this game then i would deffinatley recomend amnesia the dark descent

Odditys says
6 Odditys

Sep 5th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

I preferred the gameplay of the sequel.

Theevina says
9 Theevina

Aug 20th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't
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This was a great game. A lot of it can relate to Amnesia: The Dark Descent inlcuding the dark, oppresive atmosphere, always leading the player downward. And it was impressive that I still got somewhat frightened at times when I didn't expect it, even though most of the game wasn't all that dark.

There were, however, several flaws. Getting used to the game mechanics took quite a bit of work, especially with the melee weapons. Also some things were overused such as the endless labryinth-like halls and the terribly annoying dogs. Seriously, why did there have to be so many killer dogs?

But by the end, the game was more rewarding than I thought. I am excited to start with the next one.

Thanks Frictional Games!

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