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  • Summary: Requiem ties up loose ends from previous installments and as Philip progresses he encounters various characters from his past. Penumbra: Requiem delves deeper into the world of the Tuurngait infection and personalities from the previous two games, Overture and Black Plague. Long lost friendsRequiem ties up loose ends from previous installments and as Philip progresses he encounters various characters from his past. Penumbra: Requiem delves deeper into the world of the Tuurngait infection and personalities from the previous two games, Overture and Black Plague. Long lost friends return and aid Philip on his quest, but can they really be trusted? In the bizarre world of Penumbra: Requiem players experience another psychological thrill on a level unheard of before Penumbra: Black Plague. This time telling what is real and what is not is even harder and not always trusting your senses will be essential in order to survive. [Paradox Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. A sort of mixed-breed game that's fun, but ultimately less captivating than its predecessor. For $10 by itself or $20 bundled with Black Plague it's still worth picking up.
  2. Penumbra: Requiem is a genuinely spooky game and this is mostly due to the excellent sound effects and so if you enjoy being scared this is a great game for that, and with the budget price the game is worthy buying for most adventure game fans.
  3. A solid add-on expansion that offers a more puzzle-oriented twist on the series' interesting blend of gameplay and extends the adventure by a few hours. It's a decent way to wrap up the Penumbra series.
  4. The series is greater than the sum of its parts. So, consider Requiem as not a full-fledged Penumbra game but rather a small add-on that should keep you busy and humbled for a weekend.
  5. As a game it’s not unpleasant but as an add-on it’s anything but essential.
  6. A good horror/puzzle game that's unfortunately got itself confused with "Portal." [Issue#13, p.64]
  7. Penumbra: Requiem is by far the worst game in the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. NeilNone
    Jun 26, 2009
    10
    It may be a bit confusing and weird at first but the walkthrough's on youtube are good to follow. I didn't like it at first but It may be a bit confusing and weird at first but the walkthrough's on youtube are good to follow. I didn't like it at first but then I made progress. The story line is good, it is less freaky than black plague/overture.. It's more difficult because black plague was more simple. I love the 2 endings to, you either go through the door or.. Find out for yourself. :) My favourite part is also is: "By the time you read this I'll be dead. Kill them, Kill them all." Expand
  2. Matthias
    Jul 30, 2009
    9
    Not the latest graphics engine, but one of the best survival horror games I've ever experienced. Prepare yourself for some frightening moments.
  3. FlavaFlav
    Jun 5, 2009
    8
    Solid survival/horror/puzzle game. Budget price, worth checking out. Not a triple A title, but alot of effort was put forth by the designers Solid survival/horror/puzzle game. Budget price, worth checking out. Not a triple A title, but alot of effort was put forth by the designers to make a compelling and tension filled atmosphere. Expand
  4. Oct 10, 2012
    6
    Yes, this is still part of the horror puzzle series known as Penumbra but you wouldn't be criticized for thinking otherwise. They've fullyYes, this is still part of the horror puzzle series known as Penumbra but you wouldn't be criticized for thinking otherwise. They've fully exchanged the horror element for extremely difficult puzzles which, in my opinion, isn't what Penumbra should be focusing on. Though a game it feels like a DLC for it's previous and that is why it gets a lower score by me! Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2011
    5
    I loved Penumbra: Black Plague, but this game was not the same at all. It wasn't frightening, and the puzzles were trite. It just seemedI loved Penumbra: Black Plague, but this game was not the same at all. It wasn't frightening, and the puzzles were trite. It just seemed like they'd run out of ideas. There was very little with regards to a story, and no sense of progression as you went through the game.

    I'm still giving it 5 stars as it was cheap, and I did play it through to the end (which took around 3.5hrs). I think I was mainly just really disappointed that it didn't live up to its predecessor.
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  6. OneShotOwnage
    Aug 28, 2008
    3
    Not sure what happened in this addition to the Penumbra series, but I don't like it. It was almost like they were trying to create an Not sure what happened in this addition to the Penumbra series, but I don't like it. It was almost like they were trying to create an offbrand horror version of valve's "Portal." Requiem does not contain any sort of story line (if it does, it was not very obvious to me). On top of that, it was almost like Reqiuem was created using no Logic. Whether you are trying to get a mysterious blue ball rolling through randomly placed blue blinking laser grid without touching the lasers, or you are throwing explosive ketchup bottles through a large pipe to blow up a box with a key in it below you... it is all the same. It is boring, and tedious. I never thought I would say this, but it isn't even worth 10 dollars. This is definitely free-ware material. Expand
  7. Jun 17, 2014
    0
    No story, no action, no horror. Requiem is not what I was expecting from something in the Penumbra series. This game is a just aNo story, no action, no horror. Requiem is not what I was expecting from something in the Penumbra series. This game is a just a put-blocks-on-switches puzzler that could have been an engine demo or a Nintendo cartridge from years ago. Expand

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