Like a quick blast of Arctic air, Penumbra: Black Plague is both chilling and refreshing. It's a rather unconventional game; a horror-themed adventure that looks and controls almost exactly like a first person shooter. But don't let that put you off; although there is a dash of stealth gameplay, this is for the most part very much in the tradition of the adventure genre, even more than its predecessor.
The Good: Intense atmosphere; consistently clever physics-based puzzles and controls; chilling graphics and sound.
The Bad: Very short; the story is intriguing but sometimes disappoints; controls and stealth may put some players off.
Bottom Line: If you're in the market for a bite-sized chunk of the freshest horror adventure in years, play this game. It's unusual, smart, and above all, entertaining, if you can embrace the unconventional approach.