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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: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 13 out of 17
  1. May 29, 2018
    60
    Being a tormented soul which travels between bodies to escape Hell is a great idea. And there are some good design choices made in Agony, but everything falls apart because of its mediocre graphics, poor controls and unpredictable AI.
  2. May 31, 2018
    50
    A depiction of hell that hasn't really been fully realised before, Agony is marred by frustrating stealth sections and some poorly explained mechanics. The horrifying imagery is generally effective and the overall presentation manages to survive some glaring technical issues, but this is very much an acquired taste in every sense of the word.
  3. May 29, 2018
    40
    Agony is, true to its name and intentions, a hellish experience. My excitement for the game was quickly quashed behind bugs, crashes and unbalanced gameplay, failing to live up to the potential of the game’s core ideas and outstanding visual design. I hope that I can travel back to Hell following some substantial patching but, as things stand, Agony is torture in all the wrong ways.
  4. Jun 4, 2018
    40
    Agony represents everything that a horror videogame should never become.
  5. Games Master UK
    Jul 14, 2018
    31
    Frustrating stealth sections, uninspired puzzling, and dull action make Agony gaming hell. [Aug 2018, p.73]
  6. Jun 23, 2018
    30
    Agony clearly deserves its name. The gameplay mechanics are chaotic, at best, the AI is plain dumb, the level-design is muddled, the scenario is boring… Well, there’s nothing to save here.
  7. 20
    From the muddy, jagged visuals to the slow and poorly paced gameplay, Agony would suit as another circle of hell. It’s horrifying, but certainly not in the way it was intended to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Aug 26, 2018
    10
    I like this game. it has a sea of blood, variability, and nice fighting system.
  2. May 29, 2018
    10
    Scary, beautiful and hard game !!!
    if you've never been in hell, now you can see what it looks like, amazing experience. I had to take breaks
    Scary, beautiful and hard game !!!
    if you've never been in hell, now you can see what it looks like, amazing experience. I had to take breaks while playing. Sexy.
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  3. May 31, 2018
    10
    The game is sensational, outlast style with combat, I loved congratulations to the producers knew that there were only 9 people. Congratulations!
  4. May 31, 2018
    6
    Been playing for around 7 hours. Intriguing and mysterious story, that pushes you forward, surprisingly much to explore and to find if youBeen playing for around 7 hours. Intriguing and mysterious story, that pushes you forward, surprisingly much to explore and to find if you dare to, a tantalizing atmosphere as it´s supposed to be, excellent ambient noise, a challenging difficulty level and while the gameplay isn´t that diverse (which was to be expected from a today horror game), it still got some interesting elements (e.g. it makes tactical dying possible). Tremendous potential, but, at least on PS4 (not playing on PRO) it´s technically broken (played with patch 1.01). The visuals are great from an art perspective, but screen tearing (especially dominant in cut scenes, which are partly unwatchable), immense aliasing/jitter on the edges and unsharp textures make the game really hard on the eye and not the way it was intended. While i got used to it after a while, this and bugs (e.g. getting stuck) tarnish the experience significantly.

    P.S.: According to Devs new patches are on the way, so i´d suspend final judgement until (sadly severe) childhood diseases are dealt with. Also the game´s still brutal enough despite gamer reports that more was censored than admitted.
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  5. May 29, 2018
    5
    After two long years Agony is finally upon us.
    Agony is a decent try but unfortunately fall short.
    The Graphics are medium towards bad,
    After two long years Agony is finally upon us.
    Agony is a decent try but unfortunately fall short.

    The Graphics are medium towards bad, the gameplay is interesting but the lack of in game map presents a dull overall experience.
    The plot is good but since i have not yet finished the game i am in no position to judge that aspect of the game.

    For the current price is certainly worth your time, and believe me the title Agony is spot on for that game. ( Remember me when your character die, see what happens)
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  6. May 31, 2018
    5
    I wanted to love this game. The design work, the atmosphere (at least until it grew tiring), and the creatures were exciting and interesting.I wanted to love this game. The design work, the atmosphere (at least until it grew tiring), and the creatures were exciting and interesting. I approved of the no holds barred approach to Hell.

    However, the game just couldn't hold up to its aesthetics. My copy was buggy and rife with crashes and screen-tearing, and my save file corrupted almost immediately. I'm sure some of this will be patched, but a reminder to developers: YOU DON'T GET A SECOND SHOT AT A FIRST IMPRESSION. The badly-implemented stealth gameplay was pretty aggravating at times. The voice acting was beyond a joke and completely broke immersion in the game.

    Ultimately, Agony kinda fell flat on its face, but I take no pleasure in saying that, as I really feel there was a gem of an idea in there. I hope the poor reception doesn't discourage another developer from tackling an extreme horror game like this one, or this studio learning from its mistakes and trying again.
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  7. Aug 15, 2018
    0
    A broken game through and through. I was really looking forward to Agony and followed it from the moment it was announced.

    I really like
    A broken game through and through. I was really looking forward to Agony and followed it from the moment it was announced.

    I really like Agony's setting and art direction, but after actually getting to play the game, it feels like nothing more than a boring walking simulator with stealth mechanics that don't work. One example would be me being spotted by enemies through walls. Other examples of how broken it is, is in certain levels, the lighting effects are completely broken and some NPCs dialog gets cut mid-sentence.

    It makes me wonder if the console version even got play tested before release, actually I already know that answer. Agony feels incredibly rushed and unpolished and just because AAA publishers launch games in a similar state that is no excuse for Agony or any other game.
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