The spider as it is seen in the game.

Spiders are enemies encountered in Penumbra: Overture. They are weaker than dogs, but usually are more numerous.


Philip first runs into spiders in the tunnel system above the excavation tunnel. It is possible there to never actually fight a spider, as you can block off passages with large rocks, cave-ins or flaming chemicals. Also, spiders are afraid of light, so shining a flashlight at them will cause them to temporarily retreat (this will not work with glowstick). There are more nests of them in Shaft 13, but you can just run past them and block off the tunnel once you get to the locker room.


  • Spiders appear in two Amnesia series, which is developed by the same team:
    • In Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a spider is intended to appear in the game itself, but ultimately removed from the final game release. However, in the spiral stairwell down to the Nave, the very same spider can be seen on the wall, when at low sanity.
    • In Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, in the trophy room is a large spider in a display case. This spider could possibly be the genus that Philip encounters in Penumbra: Overture.