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Score Breakdown Based on 894 ratings
  1. 10 (141)
  2. 9 (252)
  3. 8 (323)
  4. 7 (93)
  5. 6 (32)
  6. 5 (17)
  7. 4 (10)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (21)

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  • User Rating 8.3

    I have never expected a game that good...

    Rated on May 09, 2007 by DuaMn

    Penumbra: Overture - Episode One is horror adventure game that played in first person camera angle. It is mostly relies on the atmosphere. Places are mostly indoor. There is not much figthting. I actu...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    A nice little adventure/horror game that is fun in it's own way. (Actual: 8.25)

    Rated on August 14, 2009 by Bowser05

    I am a fan of adventure games, and am dissapointed that it is a niche genre these days. So finding good ones can be hard sometimes. I saw this game on a Steam weekend deal so decided to try it out aft...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    The first installment in the Penumbra series introduces you to the grim world Phillip must face...

    Rated on July 02, 2012 by Indecipherable

    If you're used to being the hunter or a one-man-army or stuff like that, Penumbra:Overture has a surprise for you. In this game, you're nothing more than an average guy, who is unfortunately very easi...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    Very tremendous game and great, indeed !

    Rated on May 14, 2007 by andruxandd

    A adventure game like never before...you play in first-person camera like Halflife or any game FPS + point-and-click ! ... Is something strange here and this game give more pleasing. And not about is ...

    11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.8

    If you like genuinely creepy games, you should check this one out. Short but well done.

    Rated on May 21, 2007 by dryden555

    If you're a graphics addict or you only like simple action games then this isnt your kind of game. Penumbra has an awkward but functional combat interface and it has some basic stealth elements too....

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    A dark horror game that will leave some sleeping with a flashlight by their side...or maybe a glowstick. Short Game.

    Rated on April 14, 2008 by WonderBread88

    Gameplay/Interface: 8/10 - Pitch-black horror story with only a flashlight and a glowstick to lead your way. Game certainly wasn't the scariest game I've ever played but was definately creepy. Their ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

    What's all the mystery? What's all the hype for this game?

    Rated on May 21, 2007 by GrizzlyJim

    I downloaded the Demo to see what kind of game this was. It's the type I hate. Yep. Sure enough. Tried opening the hatch in the very beginning of the game and spent about a half hour pounding it with ...

    2 out of 45 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6

    Brilliant! Moody, intelligent, great story etc.

    Rated on May 22, 2007 by Braxen

    First dip into the mine was among the creepiest I´ve experienced in a computer game. Excellent use of light (or lack thereof), sounds and overall gameplay. Some might say that you feel a bit ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    It's got a ludicrous setup, but Penumbra Ep. 1 succeeds despite its many shortcomings.

    Rated on May 24, 2007 by TandemSpoony

    It's got a ludicrous setup, but Penumbra Ep. 1 succeeds despite its shortcomings with low-key, sensible puzzles, a grainy look, and excellent sound design. It's a fun design and an intriguing story--...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Innovative controls and an incredibly scary atmosphere leaves you thirsting for Episode 2.

    Rated on December 06, 2007 by runarjenssen

    It's easy to sum up the first episode of Penumbra Overture in one word: SCARY! That's right. The game is scary as hell. This first episode (hopefully in a long-running series) is pretty short, but you...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.