Summary: Played all three parts. Can definitely say - this game is not for anybody or anytime. You really need to be in the right mood and dedicate proper amount of time to engage fully into the atmosphere of the setting - and that is what this game is all about - atmosphere!
Summary: This package includes all three games in the Penumbra trilogy: Penumbra Overture, Penumbra Black Plague, and Penumbra Requiem. Penumbra Overture is an excellent survival horror game with a unique physics-based system that isn't very common in the survival horror genre.
Summary: This game has intrigued me somewhat. Nice prologue that makes the player wonder what is going to happen. You are a young man who has just buried your mother when a letter from your long vanished and presumed dead father arrives on your doorstep.
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: The 3 game set was a pleasant surprise for me as I had expected something less due to the price. A horror adventure game with a first person perspective and play action more like a first person shooter than the typical pixel fest of most adventure games.
Summary: As if the quality of the games wasn't enough, they are all in one box! For ten dollars! A problem I've had with many of the horror/adventure games I've played (Indigo Prophecy being the worst offender) is that the secret behind all the goings-on turns out to be pretty lame.
Pros: The first two chapters, Overture and Black Plague, are very good. The first allows for combat to solve some of your problems but the second is pure strategy. If you're looking for a C'thu'lou-esque game to play late at night with the lights off this is a good choice.
Cons: I am not fond of the third, Requiem. It really jumps the shark in more than one way. I won't give away any spoilers other than to say the third chapter seems like the whole thing is footage that should have been left on the cutting room floor. Maybe the ending of it will change my mind as I haven...
Summary: A short while back, I bought a new computer and wanted to get a game that distanced itself from the concole games that I have played. The Penumbra Collection does that quite well. It is scary while requiring that you use your brain as you copmlete your objectives.