List of Penumbra Video Games and Stats (2023)

Last Updated on: January 3rd, 2021

list of Penumbra video gamesThe Penumbra game franchise is a series of horror-themed first-person adventure games developed and published by Frictional Games. The franchise consists of three main games: Penumbra: Overture, Penumbra: Black Plague, and Penumbra: Requiem, as well as an expansion pack called Penumbra: Necrologue.

The first game in the series, Penumbra: Overture, was released in 2007 and introduced players to the game’s protagonist, Philip, who finds himself exploring an abandoned mining facility in Greenland after receiving a letter from his father who had long been thought dead. The game featured a mix of puzzle-solving and survival horror elements, with a heavy emphasis on exploration and environmental storytelling.

The second game in the series, Penumbra: Black Plague, was released in 2008 and continued the story of Philip as he ventures deeper into the underground complex and uncovers more of the mysterious experiments that had taken place there. The game added new gameplay mechanics, including a sanity system that could cause the player to experience hallucinations and other psychological effects.

The third game in the series, Penumbra: Requiem, was released in 2008 as an expansion pack to Black Plague and featured a series of puzzle-solving challenges that took place within Philip’s own mind.

The Penumbra franchise is notable for its unique gameplay mechanics, immersive storytelling, and innovative use of physics-based puzzles. The games were also praised for their atmospheric sound design and the tension created by the game’s dark and claustrophobic environments. The franchise has influenced other horror-themed games and has been cited as an inspiration for the development of the Amnesia and Outlast game series.

Penumbra Video Games:

Here is our enormous collection of video games from the Penumbra franchise and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.

Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.