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 boredgunner

Aug 6th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

The Penumbra series is one of the only horror series left in modern gaming - story driven, challenging, dark, and believe it or not, scary. People call Doom, F.E.A.R., Dead Space, and Resident Evil 4-5 horror games even though they're no more than just shooters. If you're looking for something more authentic and deep, then give Penumbra a try. Remember to play them at night.

Sardonicious says
10 Sardonicious

Jul 26th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Absolutely chilling atmosphere, enough clues to get you thinking but not enough to give away too much about the terrifying things waiting for you in the caves. Horror developers take not: this is how it's done. Follow the example set by Frictional, and you can't go wrong.

... Anyone else remember when Silent Hill was this good?

teenagezombie says
10 teenagezombie

Jul 17th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

pretty good for the starting game,black plague was a bit more scary

iNCRiMiNAT3 says
10 iNCRiMiNAT3

Jul 6th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Suspense to the max. This game will have you on the edge of your seat, squirming for relief.

Relief you'll never get.

Not a single ounce.

Aside from suspense, there is a raw terror thrown into the mix. You'll feel like your escape is alluding you at every turn and that your weapons are never strong enough to do any damage to the enemies.

There are quite a number of enemies.

The enemies are menacing, scary, powerful and realistic.

But yet, the enemies are very simple.

Clever thing they did there.

If you like this one, play the sequel as well.

Oh, and don't play if you're afraid of the dark.

Bevel says
9 Bevel

Feb 13th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

This game is everything I love about 3D videogames. It's immersive, it's got amazing atmosphere and it's based on a simple premise: "No turning back."

The combat mechanic is out of place and the game would be better without combat. Penumbra Black Plague recognized that and it's thankfully absent in that game. However, I still recommend this game as one of the creepiest and most atmospheric games ever released.

DeXP says
10 DeXP

Nov 11th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

The only real 3D horror game under Linux. The highest score!

waltercool says
7 waltercool

Nov 8th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

I'm leaving a 7 because seems very expensive, considering the full price of penumbra collection.

LipeRoque says
10 LipeRoque

Aug 8th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Is perfect

JoseJrg says
10 JoseJrg

Apr 24th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

A nice game that everyone should play it, because it is AMAZING!

Unluckyspunky says
8 Unluckyspunky

Apr 13th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Scary games arent my style, so when i played this i was pretty much asking for another game to hate.

I dont like scary movies either.. Idk why.

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