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- ASIN: B003HKS14W
- Release Date: February 17, 2009
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
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Penumbra Collection [Download]
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- Penumbra Overture: After receiving a letter from his estranged father, a man he thought dead, Philip heads to Greenland to discover just who... or what... sent the letter
- Penumbra Black Plague: Trapped deep within the Greenland underground complex known as The Shelter, Philip must continue his search for his father as he fights to maintain his sanity
- Requiem Expansion Pack: As Philip falls deeper into madness, he must keep his wits about him if he will ever be able to discover the origins behind his father's letter
- Cutting-edge game engine featuring modern 3D and physics technologies
- Adapted motion blur effects and a new unified lighting system with realtime lightning create great depth with a realistic atmosphere of psychological horror
From the Manufacturer
Enter the world of Philip Buchanon. Murder, a forgotten past, and madness await. Navigate harrowing environments filled with challenging puzzles, realistic physics, and twisted enemies.
Top Customer Reviews
3 Games for 9.99? A strange combination of survival horror and point and click adventure? It works. Fight mechanics are not these games strong suit but then, that's why you can hide or lure beast away with meaty treats. Runs great on Win7 64bit and the organic feel to the puzzles is fantastic. Moving barrels to block the door, sliding boxes and using a section of a ladder to reach a crevice, and tossing a stick of dynamite into a nest of flesh poisoning spiders. Good times.
Penumbra very much feels like a beta-ish amnesia. Some sound effects are even the same which i thought kinda lazy, but overall a refreshingly original type of gaming, departing from brainless FPS. This was produced by a very small team - support talented indie developers; I feel good, money well spent.
There's a difference between being successful meeting the storyline challenges vs having to endure what ultimately resulted in manipulating your mouse and keyboard to get through the obstacles as the real challenge. This game is more suitable for a generation who have grown up with shooter-type games and can text 100 char/min on a 2 inch keypad.
While I like action games also, my preference is for games with storylines which rely on thinking first. This was frustrating to play, and I'm glad this was a inexpensive download.
Update: and when the game is too frustrating...(a few tweaks in the config file, at least I could save my progress after each board I jumped carrying explosives!) Just like the Kobayashi Maru! Finally!
Addendum: the final chapter Penumbra: Requiem is such a disappointment. It felt like a hollow creation of leftover pieces from the first two games just to capitalize on the popularity. A lack of intensity and danger from creatures that could pose a danger, to a geometrical approach to solving puzzles, though clever, made this a more of a brain-teaser exercise. That's all it was, and the ending didn't complete the storyline, just a BS of what reality it really could be. They should have wrapped up Black Plaque and left on a high note.
I found Black Plague to be the scariest part of Phillip's journey. I actually couldn't even play it alone! :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unless they've fixed this, the collection does NOT work. You can download them, but my computer (and everyone else's it seems) will NOT play it.Published on January 22, 2014 by Jessica
It's dated but performs super well. Fun to play but short. I highly recommend you play the game. It's a bit quirky to manipulate your environment but it doesn't get in the way.Published on April 26, 2013 by Bryan
This game was amazing. It never ever let me down at any moment. It was suspenseful, scary, fun and required some thought in order to progress through the games. Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Alex Wozniak
I spent hours downloading this and, then it would not work! I received a promo from Amazon to save 5$ on a future game download. WOW, what a gift.Published on November 29, 2012 by Sherri Jaques
This Is one of the greatest FPS horror Games I have ever played. It is Also A great deal. for anyone who liked amnesia this is for you. Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by Doughnut Boy
The atmosphere in these games are so creepy you will get the "heebie-jeebies" playing them. The sound and graphics are perfect and set the tone to give you a creepy experience like... Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I bought this game and left it overnight to download (my internet is VERY slow). When attempting to run it, the program stated that my 4 months old samsung laptop did not meet the... Read morePublished on May 27, 2012 by Diego
Won't work on my computer even after re-installing it 3 times... Makes me angry they would allow the game to not be compatible with newer hardware.Published on May 1, 2012 by Ryan H 22