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Sentient

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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 Windows A mysterious woman waits for you inside the maze, each time offering a new "clue."
Sentient PlayStation Senator
Sentient PlayStation Bay on fire
Sentient PlayStation Corpse

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The Press Says

Play Magazine PlayStation 1997 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot PlayStation Apr 17, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 1997 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 04, 1998 47 out of 100 47
Just Games Retro DOS Aug 12, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Just Games Retro Windows Aug 12, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1998 37 out of 100 37
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
PC Action Windows Feb 18, 1998 26 out of 100 26
Power Play Windows Mar, 1998 9 out of 100 9

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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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