Various ways to solve certain puzzles.
Physics-based object manipulation works great.
Natural puzzles solved by manipulating your environment.
Tense and creepy atmosphere.
Great music and sound effects.
Intelligent, brain-taxing puzzles and good.
Some obtuse puzzles.
Poor use of save checkpoints.
A little short, even for the bargain price.
Graphics and sound are a little behind the times.
Best enjoyed if you have completed the first game.
By Yet Another Review Site on June 10, 2009
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 January 15, 2009
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By PC Authority on May 23, 2008
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,...83
By GameSpy on April 03, 2008
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...60
By itreviews.com on March 24, 2008
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 February 27, 2008
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...80
By GameSpot on February 22, 2008
The Penumbra series comes to a close with more creeps and physics-based puzzles....80
By 1UP on February 14, 2008
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...81
By Cheat Code Central on February 13, 2008
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...86
By Games Radar on February 13, 2008
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...70