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Penumbra: Overture

The Ranking

73.74% Overall Rank: 6696
PC Rank: 1560
2007 Games Rank: 6682
2007 PC Rank: 1560
Score based on 31 reviews

Description

Penumbra: Overture is a first person survival horror game, emphasizing on survival and problem solving instead of mindless violence and gore. Played from a first person viewpoint, Penumbra is very different from other adventure games. Not only is it powered by a 3D engine utilising cutting edge technology, it also has an advanced physics system which allow for a never before seen environment interaction. Fighting enemies is not something best done with brute force though, in most situations fighting is a last resort and the player is often better of using his/her wits. The AI of the enemies will also do its best to hunt and scare the player. The creatures encountered can break down doors, use group co-ordination, interact with the physics and more. Penumbra: Overture keeps players on the edge as they have to explore scary and immersive environments never knowing what is behind the next corner. Played from a first person perspective and powered by a 3D engine utilising cutting edge technology, Penumbra is a substantial advancement of the genre. The unique physics system allows for true environmental interaction in a way not possible in other games. The player can open drawers, pull levers, pick up objects and now manipulate those objects in 3D space - all using natural mouse movements, creating a highly interactive and immersive game world. Penumbra will put players on edge like never before as they explore ominous and mysterious environments, the unknown awaiting them behind every corner. The world is detailed both in terms of graphical fidelity and narrative character - Penumbra is a horrific experience that will grip players from its opening thrills to its chilling denouement. - Detailed and atmospheric environments. - State of the art interaction system. - Thrilling blend of puzzles and action. - Dark secrets to be discovered.
Release Date: March 30, 2007

Latest Reviews

SiteDateTypeRating
HonestGamers 02/20/09 Review 6 out of 10
play.tm 04/01/07 Review 81 out of 100
ComputerGames.ro 06/06/08 Review 80 out of 100
CPUGamer 05/08/08 Review 7.5 out of 10
Adventure Classic Gaming 03/21/08 Review 4 out of 5
GameDaily 04/01/07 Review 7 out of 10
Pelit (Finland) 08/01/07 Review 83 out of 100
Just Adventure 07/17/07 Review B+
PC Gamer 08/01/07 Review 74 out of 100
IGN 06/01/07 Review 7 out of 10