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Pentiment (PS5 cover
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Adventure game developed by Obsidian Entertainment studio. In Pentiment we play as an artist who gets entangled in a case of mysterious murders in a German abbey. A characteristic feature of the game is graphics inspired by medieval woodcuts.

Adventure | point-and-click | the middle ages | Detective | 2D | XVI century | Game Pass

Pentiment is an adventure game inspired by illuminated manuscripts, woodcuts and history itself. It was developed by Obsidian Entertainment studio and published by Microsoft.


Pentiment takes us on a journey to 16th century Germany shaken by riots. The main character of the game is Andreas Maler, an apprentice artist who works in the former scriptorium of Kiersau Abbey. Unexpectedly, the protagonist becomes entangled in a series of murders that has been going on for 25 years. To discover the truth, Maler will have to question literally everyone - peasants, craftsmen, noblemen, monks, nuns, and even the local thieves. How the protagonist's fate will turn out and how his investigation will proceed depends on our actions and decisions.

Game mechanics

Pentiment is a side-scroller. We mainly explore, talk and acquire valuable information that allow us to push the investigation forward. Clues can be obtained in a variety of ways; although interrogations are the most important, sometimes it's necessary to get your hands dirty and dig up a monk's grave or even listen to rumors spread among the populace. We also make choices, each of which can have far-reaching consequences.

Technical aspects

Graphics and sound design of Pentiment are made in characteristic style inspired by medieval art.

Last updated on 23 February 2024

Game mode: single player  

PEGI rating Pentiment

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language.

Pentiment System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better
  • 12 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
Microsoft Xbox Series X/S

Xbox Series X/S

  • Uses:
  • XSX: 60 fps w 4K | XSS: 60 fps w 1440p
Microsoft XBOX ONE

Xbox One

  • Uses:
  • XOne: 60 fps w 1080p
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