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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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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Apr, 1997 87 out of 100 87
Play Magazine 1997 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) May, 1997 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot Apr 17, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1997 7.4 out of 10 74
NowGamer Apr 01, 1997 7.4 out of 10 74
Mega Fun Mar, 1997 72 out of 100 72
Official UK PlayStation Magazine 1997 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Mar, 1997 62 out of 100 62
Edge Apr, 1997 6 out of 10 60


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Limited Edition

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


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

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