Penumbra: Black Plague

  • Penumbra: Black Plague
78
Based on 18 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Exceedingly creepy.
  • Various ways to solve certain puzzles.
  • Physics-based object manipulation works great.

Cons:

  • Average graphics.
  • Some obtuse puzzles.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Yet Another Review Site on -

Penumbra: Black Plague is the sequel to one of the best horror games around, Penumbra: Overture. Not so much a sequel as it is the next "episode", so keep that in mind if you're planning on buying this game. You need to have played and completed...

By BrightHub on 80

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By PC Authority on 83

A creepy, original and innovative horror adventure.A creepy, original and innovative horror adventure. Also, Frictional Games has fixed the weird control system. In contrast to the awful horror adventure from Zoetrope Interactive, Darkness Within,...

By GameSpy on 60

Penumbra: Black Plague is an adventure game thats all about atmosphere. Playing in the afternoon with the TV buzzing in the background doesnt cut it. Its the kind of game that should be played at night -- with the lights out and preferably after...

By itreviews.com on -

It may not be the longest game youve played (the average duration is about six hours) yet this superior sequel packs more innovation, intrigue and imagination into its short-lived spookiness than most of its ‘big brother rivals. Paradox...

By DarkZero on 80

Penumbra: Overture, the dark psychological horror has had a big episodic baby, and it’s looking up at you dripping in fresh birth juice, telling you its name is Penumbra: Black Plague.Penumbra: Black Plague slips you into the eyes and disembodied...

By GameSpot on 80

The Penumbra series comes to a close with more creeps and physics-based puzzles....

By 1UP on 81

While there are moments in Penumbra: Black Plague that scare you the traditional way -- with monsters popping out suddenly -- it doesn't use literal scares as a crutch. Instead, Black Plague uses ambient sounds and darkness to hit you on a deeper...

By Cheat Code Central on 86

There is little doubt the point-and-click genre's days are numbered. It's an old-school genre that shows little signs of a renaissance. The decline in interest is not necessarily attributed to the competition from games that offer more control...

By Games Radar on 70

Playing Penumbra, it’s hard not to think of Portal. They’re different games, different genres, and we’re pretty sure only one of them features naked grey men trying to kill you. But there’s a connection there, just as there is...

By Strategy Informer on 75

Im willing to bet most of you will have missed the first part of the Penumbra series. Released last year by Swedish developer Frictional Games, the first title (Overture) became somewhat of a cult hit, managing to bring a unique perspective on...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 80

All in all, I was very impressed with Penumbra: Black Plague. The gameplay saw some nice improvements from the previous title and they only added to the fear factor. It’s sad to hear that this will be the last Penumbra title but it is definitely...

By GameZone on 76

del.icio.us | Digg This | Glink It Penumbra: Black Plague is the second and final installment in the Penumbra tale from Frictional Games. It is a point-and-click adventure with some notable exceptions to the standard fare, but one that muddles from...

By V3.co.uk on 80

Eerie rather than gory and confoundingly clever instead of mindlessly violent, Penumbra is the perfect antidote to all those big, dumb blockbusters that hog the shelves at your local game...

By IGN Gear on 77

In adventure games there are only so many times you can strap a cell phone to a cat to distract an NPC before you jump up, swat aside your monitor, and bellow "Blast! This doesnt make sense!" at an unsuspecting family member or roommate. It...

By Play TM on -

You know that feeling you sometimes get in an FPS, the one where youve run out of ammo completely and are creeping around corridors praying to the gaming Gods that theres no monsters around the next corner? Horrible isnt it. Not horrible in a bad...

By IGN Gear on -

Frictional Games is a small developer from Helsingborg, in Sweden. They are almost the dictionary definition of bedroom coders, consisting, essentially, of two programmers who work from their home with the assistance of various freelancers. Which...

International Review By TweakUp on 90

Til sidst står man med et spændende og solidt spil. Det er ikke lige typen, man vil bruge timevis på hver dag, men en gang i mellem, hvor man har et stykke tid til overs, vil det være oplagt at tage ordne et par gåder i Penumbra universet.Historien...

International Review By Subdogs on 80

Penumbra är en serie independentspel från svenska Frictional Games. Första delen hette Overture och nu kommer Black Plague som avslutar historien om Philips försök att lösa mysteriet med sin försvunne far. I det första spelet hamnade man på Grönland...

International Review By FZ.se on 80

Lågbudgetskräck från Helsingborg, kan det verkligen vara något? Jodå, Penumbra: Black Plague bevisar att allt som behövs för att slå världen med häpnad är en grym fysikmotor och en konstant brist på ljus. Penumbra: Overture etaberade det lilla...