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Pentiment

Obsidian Entertainment, Xbox Game Studios
Nov 15, 2022 - PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
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OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
10 / 10
PC Gamer
88 / 100
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Destructoid
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Pentiment

A brilliant narrative adventure that is filled with intelligence and heart.

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IGN

10 / 10.0
IGN

Pentiment is a clever Medieval detective story with a gorgeously-realized world that I can hardly recommend highly enough.

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A beautiful and beautifully-written narrative game that makes masterful use of its early modern setting. One of Obsidian's finest.

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A Dark Ages mystery whose gameplay and dialogue are as unique as it's daringly unconventional premise and visuals.

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"Many developments are outside of your control, yet rarely in games does the passage of time feel so intimately significant."

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Despite some issues with the audio and the slowness of the third act, Pentiment is a wonderfully unique storytelling experience overflowing with respect for the historical era it strives to recreate. Much like the game’s themes of stories persisting over time, I’ll be thinking about Andreas Maler and the town of Tassing for years to come.

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Pentiment too often limits its most enjoyable pieces to reach an ending that makes sense but is still unfulfilling.

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A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.

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