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Score Breakdown Based on 241 ratings
  1. 10 (23)
  2. 9 (18)
  3. 8 (51)
  4. 7 (64)
  5. 6 (36)
  6. 5 (18)
  7. 4 (8)
  8. 3 (11)
  9. 2 (6)
  10. 1 (6)

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  • User Rating 7

    A fun puzzle game, but not much of a finish for the series.

    Rated on November 16, 2012 by Astion

    Requiem is a puzzle game. The horror-survival experience that made the first two games so great was left behind for the most part, and replaced with lots of problem solving. There were two (only two, ...

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

    How to ruin the hype of a conclusion

    Rated on June 18, 2013 by Mouchedanldash

    Penumbra overture was great, the atmosphere, the scares, the gameplay mechanics with the objects, door and other, was ingenious. Only the fight with wolves was imperfect, but this thing didn't kill th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    What is this? Penumbra? I don't think so!

    Rated on August 30, 2008 by TugaSoldatTV

    Penumbra Requiem, the WORST of the 3 Penumbra games. You may ask: why? Its simple. Requiem stays away from the concept of the other Penumbra games by giving the player a "new vision" or "game style...

    12 out of 15 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    Is this a joke?

    Rated on August 29, 2008 by Eltanan23

    This is not Penumbra. Seriously, it's not much of anything. It's a series of platformer puzzles in an environment that loosely resembles Penumbra, that's all. There's not even any point to the puzz...

    17 out of 20 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5

    The worst game of the saga penumbra...

    Rated on July 19, 2010 by slayerSS-3

    Well i dont know from where to start, i must say i was really anxious for this game, i thought that it was going to be better than the last one, like black plague was better than overture but i was wr...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5

    The adventure ends here, this is all puzzles and no story at all.

    Rated on August 30, 2008 by p00pz

    If you're like me and enjoyed the last two installments of the action/adventure Penumbra games, you will not be moved at all from this expansion pack to Penumbra: Black Plague. Penumbra: Requiem is...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Loss of cohesion but maintains puzzle quality.

    Rated on September 07, 2008 by nutcrackr

    Requiem is the third game in the Penumbra franchise and it's designed to tie up the loose ends, it was also designed to push to limits of the penumbra design. The game is a series of puzzle "rooms" jo...

    5 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    A shift in focus, for better and for worse.<br />

    Rated on September 27, 2008 by ping5000

    Penumbra started as a mere tech demo, but has since then blossomed into an episodic series. Frictional Game's trademark physics interaction and defecate-inducing levels of horror are what made the two...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2

    Requiem is a sad disappointment, a bunch of lazy physics puzzles thrown together with no story or atmosphere whatsoever.

    Rated on February 02, 2011 by akhorahill

    Requiem is, sadly, no more than a puzzle game. Think of it as an attempt to make Portal using the Penumbra engine, minus the portals, GlaDOS and a storyline. You're presented with a series of puzzle r...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    Is this even the same game?

    Rated on March 17, 2009 by flclempire

    Good: 1.Some of the puzzles are actually interesting, with multiple ways to complete them...Although I'm not sure if they were purposely designed that way. 2.I like the old school "trials" feel to t...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.