Summary: great collection, the first is fun and scary, but the second only perfects. puzzles are engaging and difficult if not frustrating at times since you have to figure them out for yourself with little to no clues. which isn't necessarily bad since most games hold your hand. graphics are great in second and expansion and not bad in overture. gameplay is fun but sometimes tame, till they surprise you that is.
Summary: I haven't played a whole lot of this game to be honest, but from what I have played of it, it's just like the other game in the series, Amnesia. Playing in a first person perspective, you mist interact with your environment to find clues, solve puzzles and hide from creepy creatures or sounds.
Summary: As other reviewers have noted, the atmosphere and ideas behind this game are great. However, I rate it lower because I found the gameplay to be, at times, frustrating. The puzzle and exploration aspects are fun. But in some parts of the game (notably the Requiem chapter, but others too), I found there was lots of jumping about, where if you jump at the wrong time or slip slightly on the keys you'll fall to your death and have to restart.
Summary: The story of these games (at least the first two) are excellent. The game play takes a couple trys to get right but the mechanics work. The graphics were to "my" standard and it was scary. There is nothing like the feeling you get as you hide from something you can't fight and it is what made this game so good!
Summary: Penumbra Overture This was the best of the 3 games, but it leaves you hanging, which means you'll want to play the second one (Penumbra: Black Plague). Overture tells an interesting story. There are some creatures to avoid. There are puzzles to solve. There is a LOT of creepiness. I kept waiting for something to jump out of the shadows and go "BOO!" I enjoyed Overture the most. And if you want to stop at Overture, then I think you've made a good choice.
Summary: Great puzzle style Amnesia style game. Similar to Mist,Amnesia games, if that's your style buy it. 3 games for small price $4.00 dollars or so. Enough said great game and three of them. Takes very little memory and little to no requirements to play moves very well. Takes up virtually no space in PC. Hand/magnifier glass style of investigation game to solve puzzles. I could be critical but what about,so 4-5 stars.
Summary: I'm so glad I came across this series from Frictional Games, as it was a breath of fresh air playing their style of game(s) - very talented and imaginative developer. Anyone that said it was "Stupid" or "Boring" blah, blah, blah, are obviously the typical CoD players that like the same thing over and over again (same recycled game with a different name and package) mindlessly running-and-gunning through their games. But that is fine, of course, to each their own.