Traverse the intense and shocking world of a maximum security
penitentiary in the role of Torque, inmate accused of a brutal
crime he may or may not have committed. Trapped in this ghastly
environment and beset by horrific creatures. Torque is constantly
challenged to stay alive and wield all manner of weapons in
his fight to escape the nightmare that has been unleashed
on Abbott Penitentiary...
has a long and respected reputation for arcade-style games
and sports titles so The Suffering is something of
a grizzly departure. The game tells the story of Torque, a
man condemned to death by lethal injection for the brutal
killing of his wife and children. I told you this was something
game opens with Torque arriving on death row but his incarceration
is short lived as an earthquake soon leaves prisoners and
guards loose in a violent and dangerous environment populated
by unseen assailants who lurk in the shadows and who have
a nasty habit of eviscerating passers by. There really is
something nasty out there and it really is out to get you.
can play the game in either first or third person views and
is at heart a simple twist on the fast-paced survival game.
However, the sheer tension and speed of the game play immediately
marks it out as a step up from the usual fare. Also, the lack
of pointless puzzle-solving means that the atmosphere isn't
broken up by senseless switch-pulling and button-pressing
problems. Top marks to Midway - other designers please take
you'd expect, Torque gets to collect guns and ammo (of which
there is plenty) but his best weapon is his 'black outs' during
which he is transformed into a brutal monster - perhaps a
clue as to what happened to his wife and children? But beware
who you kill when in monster mode - too many people and the
game ends badly - stick to the monsters and things turn out
okay. Another nice touch.
game looks good (although the graphics aren't quite as sharp
as they might be) and sounds great and the dialogue is pleasingly
brutal which makes for a refreshing change. This is a prison
after all, not a holiday camp.
So if you like Resident Evil and Silent Hill
then The Suffering isn't going to disappoint you as
it takes the genre and gives it a good hard slap in the face.
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