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  • Summary: Agony is a first-person, survival horror set in hell. You will begin your journey as a tormented soul within the depths of hell without any memories about your past. The special ability to control people on your path, and possess demons, gives you the measures to survive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 31
  2. Negative: 15 out of 31
  1. May 31, 2018
    79
    Fortunately, the exquisiteness of such a raw and visceral infernal representation overshadows all the technical and game design problems. But when the gameplay becomes so insistent that it manages to break the horrible enchantment, it's trouble.
  2. Jun 1, 2018
    65
    Agony is a game I really wanted to love and visually, the game looks rather impressive, even some of the early gameplay moments feel well crafted and fresh, yet, as a whole, Agony just doesn’t hold up against other games of the genre — at best, Agony feels like a lovechild between Red Barrel’s Outlast series and id Software’s 2016 Doom reboot, and at its worst, Agony feels like a game that probably needed a few more months in the crucible before inviting us all to join it down in Hell.
  3. Jun 4, 2018
    60
    Agony is a survival horror adventure game with disturbing and grotesque visuals that sadly doesn´t match the high expectations we had on it. Most of the game mechanics are too frustrating, clunky and repetitive, but it also gives us freedom of exploration and shows a good level design. A game for the true hardcore fans of horror games.
  4. May 30, 2018
    50
    Agony does not quite reach the expectations we had for it. However, its ambiance and portrait of hell are quite disturbing.
  5. Jun 8, 2018
    40
    Agony tries very hard to depict a sadistic and nightmarish hell and provoke the senses. In the end it fails, due to repetitive environments, excruciating stealth sections and a lack of any material worthy of provocation. Even if the censored material depicted truly intense scenes it would most probably still not be enough to overcome the numerous technical and gameplay issues.
  6. May 30, 2018
    35
    Agony lives up to its name in the most dreadful way possible. The gory shock tactics try too hard to impress, and are ultimately a moot point given just how effective the game’s brokenness is at dispelling any palpable fear or awe I might have had and replacing it with aggravation.
  7. Jun 5, 2018
    20
    If Hell does exist, then it's surely the one depicted in Agony, because one can get used to pain and suffering, but these can't compete with utter and complete boredom. Madmind Studios' rushed, controversial cash-grab, is nothing more than one of the contenders for the worst release of 2018, and one of the worst survival horror games ever, full stop.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 48
  2. Negative: 30 out of 48
  1. May 29, 2018
    10
    Best survival horror game ever! I was waiting for this game since Outlast, and its even better!
  2. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    Very good game. First of all its not a horror and not very stealth. It is an action story with the unique atmosphere and someVery good game. First of all its not a horror and not very stealth. It is an action story with the unique atmosphere and some stealth-elements. But this atmosphere is perfect! Is is a real creepy hell without cloying stereotypes about horned demons and beauty succubes. This game is a trip to crazy Gehenna with a lot of mythology. 10/10 Expand
  3. May 29, 2018
    8
    The game is running just fine on literally recommended settings, the atmosphere and the lore are really matching the overall experience,The game is running just fine on literally recommended settings, the atmosphere and the lore are really matching the overall experience, expected by the audience that it was intended to , the game is having a troublesome launch because of censorship issues, but i must say that everything that they have promised, they did just fine, and most of the "reviewers", are damning the game for just that, it is running fine at RECOMMENDED SETTINGS, and it is a overall good experience.
    8/10
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  4. Jun 28, 2018
    3
    Better than Inner Chains. But still not good! This game without interesting story, without good gameplay and without good texture, just soupBetter than Inner Chains. But still not good! This game without interesting story, without good gameplay and without good texture, just soup and poor models. Boring game about running thought boring similar levels. Expand
  5. May 30, 2018
    3
    All shock, and no substance. The take on hell is amazing, but the underlying gameplay is frustrating.
  6. Jun 21, 2018
    0
    Keep in mind before reading review
    *The dev promised a uncut version for backer and PC.
    The promise that they announce "cancel" 1 day before
    Keep in mind before reading review
    *The dev promised a uncut version for backer and PC.
    The promise that they announce "cancel" 1 day before the game launch.*

    The game has good theme, but bad execution.
    Map design is bad, item are invisible due to lack of indication and bad item placement.
    And the running, oh the running.
    No, running away from thing that will kill you didn't make it horror game. No matter how much you bath the thing in blood and organ. When will people realize that?

    I would has give the game 3-4 for art design, but decide to give it zero for broken promise.
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  7. May 29, 2018
    0
    A disappointment on all levels, and the developers squabbled their chances to make a unique game by submitting to censorship. A shameful display.

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