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7.1 out of 10

Penumbra Overture Episode One

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Dune_Jumper, Metacritic
26 August 2014
  • Summary: My favorite horror game ever made. ...................................................................................................................
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nopedotjpeg, Metacritic
25 July 2013
  • Summary: This game was very interesting. I loved the atmosphere's and how the game played out. You'll find yourself backtracking some, but not enough to be a nuisance. The worst part of the game is the combat. It's very clunky and I found myself raging for quite a bit until I learned certain tricks for certain mobs (no spoilers here.) I picked up all three games in a steam sale some time ago and This game was very interesting. I loved the atmosphere's and how the game played out.
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FFStudios, Metacritic
21 June 2012
  • Summary: Having played Amnesia and being terrified witless, I decided to buy Frictional's first foray into Survival horror, and first game ever. First, the positives. It's very atmospheric; the environments are creepy & unnerving and the first encounter with an enemy is unforgettable. Certain plot elements are well done and the character of Red is memorable.
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LA_DOTTORE, Metacritic
13 June 2012
  • Summary: I originally only bought this game as a DLC of sorts after playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent and, while this is a great game, barely holds a candle to Amnesia: The Dark Descent's spooky, dark gameplay. One thing this game does excel in is puzzles! A lot of puzzles! I bought this game for atmospheric mood and drama (Which I easily got) but puzzles sometimes ruined immersion as there were I originally only bought this game as a DLC of sorts after playing Amnesia: The Dark...
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Pootah, Metacritic
18 May 2012
  • Summary: Most survival-horror games try to increase the tension by having you play a character a bit less powerful than your average steroid-using, armed-to-the-teeth action hero, but with Penumbra, Frictional have gone too far and forced you to play as someone apparently suffering from serious mental and physical disabilities.
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HwoDragon, Metacritic
22 January 2012
  • Summary: To be honest, Penumbra: Overture is a brilliant horror game. The first time I saw a wolf, I panicked and thought to myself "WTF IS THAT THING?!" But after a while I noticed the plotline made no sense. Firstoff, after playing the later games the plot seemed to deviate more and more from the direction it originally headed: Finding your missing dad. Tons of the plot was left unexplained and To be honest, Penumbra: Overture is a brilliant horror game.
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gilas18, Metacritic
20 October 2011
  • Summary: This game was a complete failure for me, it wasnt scary, just a bunch of dogs and spiders in an abandon underground facility, but i found the game entertaining for a couple of hours. Also very nice scenarios and puzzles.
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genoforprez, Metacritic
2 October 2011
  • Summary: This is a game that I really, really want to like. It has a very interesting setting, and it does a fairly good job of establishing a feeling of extreme isolation in a long-abandoned facility, buried beneath a frozen and remote corner of the earth. I also really want to like the game for its eerie use of the glowstick/flashlight mechanics, ensuring that you are always just blind enough to This is a game that I really, really want to like.
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MrWeezee, Metacritic
30 July 2011
  • Summary: This game was awesome. Truly one of the best horrors out there. Great story, great gameplay, and the ending leaves you wanting to play Black Plague right away.
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Mendozacheers, Metacritic
27 August 2010
  • Summary: I played through Penumbra Overture in the middle of the night at a friend. We both completed it that night and helped each other with puzzles etc. That was a perfect way of playing it since we had 2 brains and we didn't freak out since we weren't alone. We played Black Plague with the same effect. To the actual review: This game is definitely worth playing if you like horror titles. I played through Penumbra Overture in the middle of the night at a friend.
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