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Penumbra Overture Episode One
7.0 out of 10

Penumbra Overture Episode One

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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
18 October 2013
  • Excerpt: It's been suggested before that the events that transpire in horror stories are the result of poor choices. That's precisely how Penumbra: Overture , the first installment of a three-part episodic horror game, begins.
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Overall 6
6.0

Penumbra: Overture - Episode One

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Graphics are pretty, Puzzles and physics work together, Genuinely terrifying
  • Cons: Combat doesn't work, Repetitive locations, Been-there, done-that story
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Penumbra Overture

Saving Progress
13 May 2009
  • Conclusion: Penumbra is a successful experiment in how a first person game can work. It does not change my opinion about Wii wiggles or sixaxis shenanigans, mostly because it does a better job at making what is happening on the screen personal than either console attempt.
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Overall 6
6.0

Penumbra: Overture review (PC)

HonestGamers
20 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Don't travel to remotest Greenland to answer a message from your father from beyond the grave. Definitely don't get lost and take shelter in an abandoned mine. That's just silly. It's bound to be terribily dark, filled with scary monsters and useless weaponry, and built using a novel physics engine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Kidzworld
26 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Fairies, murders, mystery and adventure collide in Folklore. Does the powerful PS3 bring the magic to life? Find out with our Folklore game review!
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Penumbra: Overture Review

VideoGamer.com
1 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Penumbra: Overture is a scary game. It might stumble at various points and suffers from a rather ambitious physics-based interaction system, but you can't escape the fact that you're heart will be racing within five minutes of starting.
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Overall 8
8.0

Penumbra: Overture

Adventure Classic Gaming
21 March 2008
  • Excerpt: Episodic gaming has seen both success and failure in the adventure genre. While Telltale Games' new Sam & Max is an example of episodic games that has risen to popularity, Ransom Interactive's The Forgotten is also an example of a failed series that has fallen quickly to obscurity after only the...
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Folklore

Hooked Gamers
18 January 2008
  • Conclusion: Folklore is definitely one of the PlayStation 3’s better games. When you put together all of its elements, it is also one of the most harmonized PS3 titles. Although the game doesn’t last quite as long as other RPGs, it provides enough leveling and item collecting (and hidden costumes) to keep fans...
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Penumbra Overture by nickie

GameBoomers
28 September 2007
  • Excerpt: I creep along the dark winding tunnels, desperately trying to find a way out of here. There are so many locked doors, and behind them are most certainly supplies I need. It is so dark in here though, and while hiding from the lurking dogs and avoiding the skittering critters, it is so easy to lose...
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0

Penumbra: Overture

GamersHell.com
5 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Penumbra: Overture began its life not as a full game, but as a technical demo for a new 3D engine. But in creating this technical demo, the folks at Frictional Games realized that they had something good on their hands.
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