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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.


Sentient Windows Escaping in time acts as a "crash course" to the game interface and mechanics.
Sentient PlayStation Panel switch
Sentient PlayStation Doors
Sentient Windows Characters often talk and gossip when they cross paths.

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited PlayStation Apr, 1997 87 out of 100 87
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 1997 7 out of 10 70
Edge PlayStation Apr, 1997 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Windows May 20, 1997 5.1 out of 10 51
GameStar (Germany) DOS Feb, 1998 49 out of 100 49
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun 02, 1997 28 out of 100 28
PC Action Windows Feb 18, 1998 26 out of 100 26
PC Action DOS Feb 18, 1998 26 out of 100 26
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Aug, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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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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