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Pentiment

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Despite its relatively slow pacing, Pentiment succeeds in telling a clever Medieval detective story with gameplay and dialogue as unique as its unconventional visuals.
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Despite its relatively slow pacing, Pentiment succeeds in telling a clever Medieval detective story with gameplay and dialogue as unique as its unconventional visuals.

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39% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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Leana Hafer (IGN)

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

November 14, 2022 |

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

November 14, 2022 |
Recommended
Christian Donlan (Eurogamer)
4.5/5 stars
Kevin Mitchell (Attack of the Fanboy)

Pentiment goes all in as a dialogue-heavy historical murder mystery that you won’t want to stop playing. You will question your actions throughout the game because your choices truly matter. No two endings will be the same, which makes you want to replay the game to delve deeper into the mystery. How will your story end?

November 14, 2022 |

Leana Hafer (IGN)

10/10 - (Read Review)

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

Christian Donlan (Eurogamer)

Recommended - (Read Review)

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

Kevin Mitchell (Attack of the Fanboy)

4.5/5 stars - (Read Review)

Pentiment goes all in as a dialogue-heavy historical murder mystery that you won’t want to stop playing. You will question your actions throughout the game because your choices truly matter. No two endings will be the same, which makes you want to replay the game to delve deeper into the mystery. How will your story end?

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Game Description / Storyline:

A 16th-century narrative adventure set in Upper Bavaria, following Andreas Maler, a journeyman artist working in the bygone scriptorium of Kiersau Abbey during a time of great social unrest. While finishing his masterpiece, Andreas inadvertently becomes entangled in a series of murders that take place over 25 years. Peasants, thieves, craftsmen, monks, nuns, nobles, and even saints must be investigated and interrogated to expose the truth.

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