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Penumbra: Black Plague
7.5 out of 10

Penumbra: Black Plague

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Overall 8
8.0

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Realm of Gaming
20 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Episodic development provides developers with an excellent opportunity to receive feedback from players, allowing them to improve their games in further installments. Sadly, some developers either fail to take advantage of such opportunities or surrender if the first episode is a financial or...
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Overall 7
7.0

Penumbra: Black Plague

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Uniquely interactive environment, Great mood-setting, Smooth and fast pacing
  • Cons: Wimpy enemies, Some lame puzzles, Weak ending
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Overall 8
7.5

Penumbra: Black Plague

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: So it's all about the puzzles then, and the obvious point of reference here would be Half Life II, which many players still consider to be the undisputed king of physics-puzzling FPS action. Indeed in many ways still is.
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Penumbra Black Plague (PC)

ccgr.org
8 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Monday, 10 November 2008 19:31 steve3582 System Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista 32bit 256MB 1.0GHz CPU 1.1GB HDD space GeForce 3, ATI 8500 or better GPU ESRB Rating: Teen 16+ Penumbra Black Plague is the sequel to the very popular Penumbra Overture.
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Overall 8
8.0

Penumbra: Black Plague review (PC)

HonestGamers
11 March 2009
  • Excerpt: I recently interviewed Jens Nilsson, co-founder of Frictional Games, for an evil competitor. During our chat, I asked him about their decision to release Penumbra episodically, and why they opted for that route.
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Overall 9
8.6
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 8
8.2
Control 9
9.2
Addiction 8
8.4

Penumbra: Black Plague Review

Cheat Code Central
19 August 2008
  • Summary: It's No Puzzle To Figure Out Why This Game Is So Much Fun
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Expert Review

teamps2.com
23 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: The adventure game is an interesting genre that, for the most part, has seen its heyday and now finds its innermost workings and defining features more prevalent in other genres. I am a fan of the overall theme of adventure gaming, when done well.
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GameBoomers
13 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Diary of a Horror Game Novice Day One: “To think that such a small event can change your life in such a violent way.” Philip It’s dark. The house is quiet. I’m all alone. I’ve heard that is the perfect time.
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Overall 10
10

Penumbra: Black Plague

Adventure Classic Gaming
3 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Penumbra: Black Plague is an innovative and much improved sequel to Penumbra: Overture from Frictional Games. Originally planned as part of an episodic trilogy, Penumbra: Black Plague is a rework of the aborted second and third episodes of the Penumbra series into a single game.
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Overall 8
8.0

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Adventure Gamers
28 February 2008
  • Conclusion: The story, as I have mentioned, sometimes falls short of its initial promise, and in a series originally planned as a trilogy, one wonders if a little too much wasn't lost in condensing it to two parts.
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