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Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition is a survival horror puzzle game developed by Frictional Games. It is a bundle of the second and the third games of the series. Plot The game begins with Phillip sending out an e-mail to his friend begging to end the thing he started. All the events after that scene are Philips flashbacks. After the ending scene of the first game, where Philip got knocked out by an unknown man, he awakes in a locked room which he escapes through a vent. It is revealed that the mines that led the main character to where he is now are just a cover-up for a secret research base stationed in Greenland. The complex is deserted, all of its employees are dead or turned into mutants. Philips has to find a way out. Gameplay The gameplay has not changed since the first game. Black Plague is still a first-person survival horror, yet it puts more focus on the horror aspect of the game. Most of the quests present in the game were cut down and replaced by the item search puzzles. There is no combat system present in the game. The players have to either run away from their enemies or stick to the shadows. It is impossible to stop the enemies, as they can break down doors. Throwing crates at the enemies does not help much, as they are only distracted by that for a few seconds. Gold Edition features The only feature of the Gold Edition is the addition of the third Penumbra game, Requiem.
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Metacritic rating
78
Release date
Jan 23, 2009
Developer
Frictional Games
Publisher
Frictional Games
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.penumbragame.com/

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or newer, 32-bit libraries must be installed
  • Processor: 2.0Ghz
  • Memory: 1024MB
  • Graphics: Radeon 9600/GeForce 4 (GeForce4MX not supported, Integrated graphics might not work.)
  • Hard Drive: 2.0GB

System requirements for PC

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 2000/XP
  • Processor: 1Ghz
  • Memory: 256MB
  • Graphics: Radeon 8500/GeForce 3 (GeForce4MX not supported)

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer
  • Processor: 2.0Ghz
  • Memory: 1024MB
  • Graphics: Radeon 9600/GeForce 4 (GeForce4MX not supported, Integrated graphics might not work.)
  • Hard Drive: 2.0GB
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Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Sorry but who can't find this Game horny ... No monition, the isn Subhuman! This Game is so crass, has a sick Story, Graphics (Horns old) and the Gameplay is so hard to part in... No idea to just recommend it!
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Second game of the three, as the first linear, much more creepy and the puzzles are more balèzes, you dig your head a lot of times really, always simple gameplay, nice graphics and it will help you to look everywhere, cynical music with what arrives without telling you more! Good game to you!
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
First of all: This is the theroretical Predecessor to Amnesia, and it plays the same way! Buy Amnesia if you want to have a Psycho Horror Game. If you have the Amnesia Parts, you can come back and watch this Game, it is a little older, but the Atmosphere and gameplay are in no way inferior to Amnesia! Gripping atmosphere and creepy to the End!
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Among the 3 Penumbra, this one is by far the best! Very good atmosphere, not to mention places, monsters, puzzles... It freaks out (even if the fear of that there + fear of Penumbra Overture < Peur de amnesia), and I guarantee you that if you buy it, you will love it! On the other hand, one of the few glitches of this good horror game is definitely the lifespan, since indeed, the game will only last until 3 to 5 hours if you play at a good pace! I give him a 17/20! =)
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Very good horror game, it does not get old you can do it with pleasure even after playing jewelry like outlast or what the same developers will do later: amnesia. Very good atmosphere, scary monsters (if, if), scenario taking with surprising twists, one breaks your head on the puzzles, the engine of the game that allows to move the objects really helps with the immersion and sometimes you will surprise yourself to be a little ingenious with. The dialogues are good and we take pleasure in the adventure, even in a sadus company. I absolutely recommend, especially solded, this classic horror.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
I played this game knowing the latest games of frictional, and I was so surprised, attention, absolute masterpiece. Probably the best of all. The scenario is excellent unlike other frictional games, very well tied, the atmosphere too, the humor, the gameplay, and the puzzles are real hard puzzles that put you to the test, without Assistant for ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ some like the whole first are still a bit drawn by the hair. All in an atmosphere that will give you real emotions, with a special wink for the humor of Clarence. Frankly a real Pearl full of surprises, and I play in 2015... For its price it is a more than recommended experience.
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