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Sentient (PlayStation)

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Description

You are sent to investigate an outbreak of radiation sickness aboard the space station Icarus, but once aboard, you realize your primary objective is the least of your worries. The captain has been murdered, an assassin threatens a visiting senior Senator, and a power struggle arises as the station careens toward the sun. Save yourself, or save the ship?

Sentient's main feature is the artificial intelligence controlling multiple individual crew members aboard the station, each with their own assignments and behaviors. You interact with the AI characters through an elaborate parser interface, which allows you to ask them everything from the location of a vital piece of equipment, to their opinion of another member of the crew. To succeed, you must take advantage of the crew's help through this social system.

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Sentient PlayStation Corpse
Sentient PlayStation Panel switch
Sentient PlayStation Game start
Sentient PlayStation Difficulty settings

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The Press Says

Play Magazine 1997 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot Apr 17, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75
NowGamer Apr 01, 1997 7.4 out of 10 74
Official UK PlayStation Magazine 1997 7 out of 10 70
Game Players Jun, 1997 6.5 out of 10 65
Edge Apr, 1997 6 out of 10 60
IGN May 01, 1997 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Limited Edition

In Germany, Sentient was available as a Limited Edition which came with an audio CD containing the game's soundtrack.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1999 – Worst Game in 1998

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Corn Popper (69753) added Sentient (PlayStation) on Jun 11, 2002
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