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Average Player Score Based on 243 ratings
6.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 243 ratings
  1. 10 (23)
  2. 9 (18)
  3. 8 (51)
  4. 7 (65)
  5. 6 (36)
  6. 5 (18)
  7. 4 (9)
  8. 3 (11)
  9. 2 (6)
  10. 1 (6)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:7

    A shift in focus, for better and for worse.

    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 episodes so success... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • Review Score:1

    Is this a joke?

    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 puzzles. They're just..... Read Full Review

    18 of 21 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Penumbra: Requiem

  • Review Score:7

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

    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, for me) creepy build... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    How to ruin the hype of a conclusion

    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 the experience, it was... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1

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

    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" that dont match th... Read Full Review

    12 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1

    Is this a joke?

    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 puzzles. They're just..... Read Full Review

    18 of 21 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    The worst game of the saga penumbra...

    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 wrong... The game s... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5

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

    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 a puzzle game, noth... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Loss of cohesion but maintains puzzle quality.

    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" joined together by por... Read Full Review

    5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    A shift in focus, for better and for worse.

    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 episodes so success... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2

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

    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 rooms where you have ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    Is this even the same game?

    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 the game. 3.You get ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
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