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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.

Screenshots

Sentient Windows There's a balance between procedurally generated interaction and scripted events.
Sentient PlayStation Difficulty settings
Sentient PlayStation Game start
Sentient Windows Senator Aidin-Edgell on an inspection tour - one of the station's many concerns

Promo Images

Sentient Render
Sentient Render
Sentient Screenshot
Sentient Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited PlayStation Apr, 1997 87 out of 100 87
Play Magazine PlayStation 1997 84 out of 100 84
Video Games PlayStation Mar, 1997 62 out of 100 62
GameSpot Windows May 20, 1997 5.1 out of 10 51
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 1998 49 out of 100 49
PC Player (Germany) Windows Mar, 1998 37 out of 100 37
Game.EXE Windows Jul, 1997 30 out of 100 30
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun 02, 1997 28 out of 100 28
PC Action Windows Feb 18, 1998 26 out of 100 26

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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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