Trapped in a shadowy, underground complex, intrepid explorer Philip continues the search he began in Penumbra: Overture, to discover the truth behind his father’s disappearance. Surrounded by enemies and assaulted by terror from all sides, Philip must collect clues and solve vexing puzzles while combating the gnawing psychological terrors that assail his mind and threaten to strip him of his sanity. Can Philip master his fear and finally uncover the truth behind a mystery that has haunted him for a lifetime? Only you can decide...
The game is a great blend of adventure, action and horror. The game focuses significantly more on the story than Overture, which was very nice, especially since it managed to do this while still being a bit more scary than Overture. The game messes with your head in a variety of ways, which emphasizes the puzzle aspects. Overall, this is a great game, definitely worth the money.
Definitely the scariest of the series, solely because of the lack of combat and tight quarters. Never mind Clarence messes with your head quite well in the game. Finding Phillips dad dead was a very sad moment and made the rest of the game a hopeless decent into death and madness! Very awesome!
This game was long, dark, elegant, and deeply disturbing. There were several times I was genuinely startled. The monsters were frightening. Truly a great horror game.
The use of more secondary characters aided the story. The puzzles were complex but not extremely difficult, leading the player around large areas in a non-linear way. It was fascinating but sometimes it bombarded the player with too many details. I ended up with probably over a hundred pages of notes.
The dialogue was amazing, but I won't spoil anything about it. There were several places where the player is taken out of reality to solve puzzles somewhere else, again I won't say where. This was very fun.
I can't say the Amnesia is better than this. They are on par for being some of the best horror games I've played.