Sentient is a combination of adventure and strategy with elements of science-fiction. The plot of Sentient takes place on the Icarus space station, where there was an outbreak of radiation sickness. Playing the role of Garritt Sherov, the player is sent on a mission to investigate the effects of the explosion. Upon boarding, however, you realize that your primary focus is the least of your worries. It turns out the ship's captain is dead. To make matters worse, the struggle to seize power is underway, just as the station is heading towards the sun. The question then arises, save yourself or save the ship?
By making a number of decisions, the player decides how the next fate of the ship will go. He has to communicate with the crew members, ask them a number of questions, not only about the current location, but also about the equipment and opinions about other stationed members. It depends on you what relationship you will develop with the crew and whether you will be able to come back safe and sound.