Pentiment Reviews

Pentiment is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2022

Though this is not a game I’d recommend binging due to its lengthy dialogue sequences, Pentiment is still a title that can pull you in for hours before you realize what has happened.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2022

A journey to medieval Bavaria with its human joys and numerous sorrows – not without routine and uneven pace, without any intelligible gameplay, but authentic, vividly written and with a deep message.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2022

Ostensibly Pentiment is a murder mystery narrative driven point and click video game. But, it’s so much more. It’s a commentary on the nature of perception, how time is an utterly critical factor in our lives, about how relationships evolve over that time: growing and withering equally. It was a truly magical fifteen hours and I was genuinely emotional when I finished the game. It’s not often I use the word but it’s a masterpiece, a lovingly crafted piece of gaming art.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2022

Unlike the usual historical games, it is a game that is very realistic and sometimes sad, but definitely needs to be experienced at least once.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2022

Pentiment's unidimensional gameplay might not appeal to everyone.

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85 / 100
Dec 1, 2022

Pentiment is a game with a modest budget and equipment, which does not mean that it does not achieve a high standard of quality. During the approximately fifteen hours that Pentiment can last, we will be able to immerse ourselves in the life of a 16th century abbey and in the life that surrounds it. Its peculiar style helps to achieve this and, if we approach it with the right mentality, we can enjoy it from the audiovisual, plot, environmental and development perspective of the adventure.

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Worth your time
Nov 29, 2022

PENTIMENT is the sort of game that I don't expect is going to appeal to everyone, the point and click narrative game from Obsidian Entertainment (THE OUTER WORLDS, PILLARS OF ETERNITY) is very dense and it takes its time unfolding. Fans of history and the evolution of culture are in for something pretty special as you walk the labyrinth in contemplation of God, each decision weighing heavily on you, each decision determining what survives and what gets painted over. A masterclass in meticulous storytelling and design

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4.8 / 5.0
Nov 28, 2022

Pentiment is a slow and methodical title that encourages patience and a lot of thinking. The dialogue throughout the game is stellar and serves a long and intriguing plot that chronicles the period of 25 years. The game has an astounding attention to detail with its gorgeous art style, combined with exceptional UI and a cast of interesting and wonderful characters and Pentiment is a game that will be played repeatedly in the years to come.

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10 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2022

Pentiment is a true masterpiece. Essential from beginning to end for all those who love role-playing, narrative, history or art.

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Loved
Nov 24, 2022

Pentiment has unexpectedly shot towards the top of my favourite games of the year. It’s yet further proof of the amazing talent and creativity bubbling away in the Obsidian studios and is one of the best examples of a game that dares to be different by not trying to do everything, instead focusing its approach. Smartly written, beautifully drawn, and masterfully designed, Pentiment is an intelligent, humorous adventure that is as enriching as it is enjoyable.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2022

Despite bringing a limited, sometimes repetitive, and somewhat simple gameplay experience in RPG elements, Pentiment is one of the best examples of historical fiction that the video game media has ever produced. Its narrative has an engaging mystery, a historically rich context with several good points for reflection on the passage from the medieval to the modern era, a coherent and immersive audiovisual and, above all, a unique text design that makes every word say much more than its mere meaning.

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Nov 22, 2022

Pentiment isn’t going to be to everyone’s taste and will divide its audience. Some will love it and some will hate it. No doubt some will sit somewhere in the middle.

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10 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2022

"Pentiment" delivers a murder mystery, a period piece, and a deeply moving examination of the human heart over the course of years, all in a single game that doesn't require hundreds of hours to get through. Come for the point-and-click adventure, stay for the heartbreaking narratives interwoven into the tapestry of a small town.

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5 / 5.0
Nov 22, 2022

Pentiment is one of the most interesting games I’ve played in 2022, going far beyond even what most RPGs can manage when it comes to player choice and consequence. Between its setting, its graphical style, and its fantastic story, Pentiment demands your attention.

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3.5 / 5.0
Nov 22, 2022

Pentiment is probably the most interesting, uninteresting game I’ve ever played.

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Recommended
Nov 22, 2022

It is in the background a kind of great interactive book, like a great manuscript capable of leading us to a better understanding of this sixteenth century. Nothing is left to chance. There aren't many games like this, esumsome any passion or desire of a designer, more than following a business orientation or selling a product that is known to be of popular taste. Maybe that's why Pentiment is a remarkable and convincing effort by 13 producers, almost a football team. And it is already known that a team united around a captain can go very far in this arduous journey of creation.

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83%
Nov 22, 2022

A beautiful and heartfelt historical fiction with heavy themes of religion, purpose, and the influence we have on others over time.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2022

A masterful tale of murder and history, Pentiment's strong narrative and choices make this beautifully illustrated game one of 2022's best releases.

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2022

Pemtiment is without a doubt one of the best games of 2022. If you're a fan of classic point & click adventure games, you're going to have a blast playing pemtiment.

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75%
Nov 19, 2022

Pentiment is a beautiful art piece that offers immersive visual style and complex story. It has its lows, but they don't spoil the overall picture.

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