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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: 2 out of 35
  2. Negative: 16 out of 35
  1. Dec 11, 2018
    80
    If you like horror, the macabre or the notion of taking a personal voyage through Dante’s Inferno with a touch of Gigeresque visuals… this may be up your alley (or down your abyssal chasm).
  2. Jun 5, 2018
    65
    If you are predisposed toward the infernal if you enjoy the gory and the journey this game might be for you. If you are looking for solid gameplay and perpetual darkness is an issue, then you will see more devils than this vast hell can hold.
  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. Jun 1, 2018
    50
    A truly inspired and horrific depiction of Hell, attempting to prop up a mechanically nonexistent survival/horror early prototype for a game. Even the toughest of pentacle carving black metal fans will have a hard time pretending that they actually enjoyed and ‘got’ Agony.
  5. Jun 20, 2018
    40
    Undercooked in all the key places, Agony is just a 10 hour trip through increasingly edgy content that isn't actually fun to play.
  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: 16 out of 57
  2. Negative: 36 out of 57
  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. Dec 12, 2018
    3
    I have been waiting for this game for a time that feels like an eternity only because the trailers showed how immersive the whole idea ofI have been waiting for this game for a time that feels like an eternity only because the trailers showed how immersive the whole idea of being in real/violent version of journey through inferno can be.
    After finishing this game, i should say I have been satisfied gazing at beautifully and detailed crafted vistas of the game, however the entire game has been let down by an annoying and problematic gameplay that almost made me feel like giving up on the game and praying for it to finish as soon as possible.
    Agony starts well, introduces you to a lost soul in hell in search of another chance for living, throws a story of Red Goddenss whose appreantly capable of granting you a second life but then it fails to explain the motives behind the main character wanting a second life and motives behind the Red Goddess wanting to help the main character. it almost feels like there are pieces where the story goes well but then again it turns very ambiguous at times and makes you question. the ending is kinda cool to watch but also it ends unsatisfactory and bland.
    the biggest problem of the game is in its gameplay. At times the game wants to be a stealth, but then it is never explained very well how to pass some enemies, mechanics are never shown and told properly to let the gamer know of their options. there are chasing sequences that are almost like super scripted, enemy Ai is weirdly sensetive at time and weirdly unsensative at times which makes the game very frustrating to progress.
    You get to have ability to posses other beings, but it is never explained how you gain the ability to posses different demons, nor possesing a demon makes the game interesting, there are no fights and killing people doesnt give any satisfaction.
    Puzzles are bland some for many areas it is impossible to understand what the hell are we suppose to do, other than wondering aimlessly and finding out stuff are progressing some how ?
    the only cool part about the game is the Art direction, amazing details, some areas are let down and the entire game beauty mostly lies in the part where we are in the forrest. The other areas start to get a bit boring at times.
    The game doesnt really have any sense of horror after the while because it gets frustrating, the checkpoints are weird and the mazes are so bland and stupid.
    Overall I give 8/10 for the art direcition but 0 for everything else.
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  5. May 31, 2018
    3
    Graphically the game wasn't anything to write home about, lots of dark red, blue, etc., visually I can at least say is hell indeed, veryGraphically the game wasn't anything to write home about, lots of dark red, blue, etc., visually I can at least say is hell indeed, very disorienting, not many graphics settings and resolutions are only from 1280 x 720/768 in my case, may not be a big deal for people who like huge resolutions but for people like me it was a pain, windowed mode is borderless and always on top, FOV is horribly implemented, going past 70 (which the slider has no snapping so you have to manually adjust it on the .ini file) makes the game look like your character is perpetually doing limbo dance, either way, it gave me motion sickness.

    Model quality, aside from the censorship on lady parts, horrible, I know is hell, but I would have expected to see more attractive females here and there sometimes, as an amateur 3D artist I am 90% sure these models came from minimal tampering of the MakeHuman software, the only decent looking model is the face-gina demons, one of the bosses BTW seems to be prone to losing all textures in certain parts of their body, I am pretty sure someone making SFM porn is already refining the models from the game, the priestess and the goddess look very bad, as if they were ridden with graphical glitches despite their looks being 100% intentional.

    Gameplay is very simple, walking simulator with stealth segments and a few platform segments, your goal is basically to collect stuff or go from point A to point B, you also collect logs here and there, there is a skill system that so far had only 3 useless skills you could level up, I saw no difference when using one of them at max, the death mechanic was OK for the most part, still prone to glitches where you get stuck and you have to restart from checkpoints, collision detection is wonky and sometimes it will lead to the same problem of getting stuck, you walk very slow and have the stamina of a 60 year old with compulsive smoking habits, doesn't matter if you are possessing a different body, I have never been a fan of stamina systems when the default speed is a very slow walk.

    Sound is OK I guess, when it comes to stealth at least there were some cues, music was a little generic for a "hellish" game, NPC dialogue is repetitive, I would have liked if the logs were narrated at least.

    I'd buy that for a dollar... maybe.
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  6. Jun 26, 2018
    0
    I rented this game and returned it back same day.
    Probably one of the worst games i have ever played.
  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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