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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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  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 10 out of 14
  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 30, 2018
    55
    Agony is a true journey through hell from the narrative standpoint as from the gamer's standpoint. If the hellish vibe is very good, the game is a mess in almost every other respect, from its limited gameplay to its truckload of bugs.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Jun 1, 2018
    40
    But the point is another: in its worst form, that console, Agony is not Agony. It is a shapeless monster from which you should look away.
  6. Jun 4, 2018
    35
    Agony is probably just like hell itself. As you progress further into it, the experience becomes worse.
  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: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. 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!
  2. May 31, 2018
    10
    DARING BOLD FANTASTIC DEMONIAC! Agony is the best horror game along with outlast. a game that comes to give you caustrophobia such anDARING BOLD FANTASTIC DEMONIAC! Agony is the best horror game along with outlast. a game that comes to give you caustrophobia such an atmosphere. ultra heavy, disruptive language. those who say that the game is confusing and difficult, I believe they wanted a GPS in hell kkkk

    Wasteful players accustomed to easy games! in some cases the game has sound problems, the company said it will be corrected. we will not let the media spoil the game as they did before dantes inferrrno !. it is worth remembering that it is an indie game made by a team of 9 people as opposed to games that this dirty and media gives high marks and idolizes

    I'm already waiting for agony 2!
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  3. 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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  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. Jun 8, 2018
    6
    Agony
    Not as bad as everyone makes it out to be
    but still annoying Agony is a 12 hour long horror stealth game where you play as a spirit
    Agony
    Not as bad as everyone makes it out to be
    but still annoying
    Agony is a 12 hour long horror stealth game where you play as a spirit trying to get out of hell
    you start inside of a body and youll run into creepy characters as youre running through the beginning area collecting an offer to unlock the gate and move on…
    things are enjoyable and creepy enough at first.. feeling like this is going to be some demonic walking simulator..
    and then demons are introduced.. you’re thrown into a maze to collect 4 skulls and this is when you realize you’re in for a bunch of trial and error stealth frustration…
    This games biggest problem is that it lacks polish..
    though the developers clearly tried to make a good game here.. it doesn’t feel rushed through the entire journey… it feels a bit like an ambitious try from fans of demons and such…..
    naked body parts and blood all over the place
    There are mirrors here which act as your checkpoint.. they have to be found though, they don’t automatically activate… you can punish yourself by making them break when you die 3 times, but I kept that feature off.. I kept it as a respawn point… and every spot in the game except for this beginning maze progress is saved even if you die…
    but no progress being saved here makes this probably the hardest part of the entire game.. its right at the beginning. So if you get past this you’re pretty good to go…
    then the game gets into a lot of finding the right symbol to draw on a wall and break a seal while of course there are enemies around that cant see.. but they feel heat so you have to be carful with torches, and they have insane hearing…
    going through this world is actually enjoyable.. every location feels unique and challenging..
    the objective is mixed up between finding items finding the correct symbol and pure stealth…
    and if youre caught.. youre not out of the game yet.. there are characters crawling all over these levels, and if you interact with them youll pull la bag off of their head.. this allows one of these lucky folks to become your new body.. if you die you have a limited time to get to one of these bodies or be taken all the way back to your last checkpoint… and by limited I mean very limited…
    and towards the middle of the game youll even be able to possess the demons…
    the issue with this game though is its mechanic balancing that stops the game from being as fun as it could be.. that makes this game a frustrating chore..
    There are bugs here where in the maze my character wouldn’t squeeze into a hiding spot.. I got caught on a rock,, the game froze multiple times in the same area not activating a cutscene causing me to lose tons of progress.. but brokenness and bug aside..
    the mechanics feel as though they were made to intentionally infuriate the player..
    you have a stamina meter… which feels pointless because of how fast it runs out..
    you’ve got about 10 seconds of run time.. not nearly enough to run from an enemy that has spotted you.. this means no intense or thrilling chases.. no stories of that time the demon was so close to getting you but you got away.. if youre spotted youre dead.. so its basically here just to help make running through levels a little faster.. but again you get like 10 seconds and it takes another 20 to cool down..
    when you do die, again you have a limited time to find a new body which fine… what isn’t fine is that the game also later ads soul eaters that mean insta death with no warning, no way around them.. they just randomly catch you…
    when youre a demon you have a limited amount of time though your time is increased by eating humans.. problem is there isn’t nearly enough humans for you to continue as a demon for more than a few seconds.. theres rarely even a new body around to possess once time is up
    making this mechanic feel practically useless… if you are a demon and manage to make a great deal of progress you cant interact with collectables or even checkpoint mirrors…
    the mechanics just go against the potential fun of the game making it really hard to enjoy at times..
    though I did ultimately still enjoy this game..
    this by no stretch is a must play game, however I feel like its being unfairly represented as some awful game that it isn’t..
    it has its problems.. but there was heart put into this game
    I give Agony
    a 6.5/10
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  6. May 29, 2018
    5
    A survival horror game, Agony pushes every boundary you can think of with it's brutal content. Perhaps they should have focussed on the actualA survival horror game, Agony pushes every boundary you can think of with it's brutal content. Perhaps they should have focussed on the actual gameplay rather than the shock factor. Feels like a fairground ghost train, quite scary when you're on it, but when it's over you feel empty. Expand
  7. May 31, 2018
    2
    Lamentable port en PS4 y completamente roto. Errores de pantalla de carga, intro pixelada, frame rate inestable y un screen tearingLamentable port en PS4 y completamente roto. Errores de pantalla de carga, intro pixelada, frame rate inestable y un screen tearing horripilante que hace de este juego otra muestra de falta de testeo por parte de la desarrolladora Madmind Studio y una total incompetencia por parte de su distribuidora Koch Media. Y a todo ésto le sumamos una jugabilidad pobre y tosca que lo acaba de rematar. Puede que su ambientación sea interesante pero el programa de salida es una puta mierda. Este juego no es digno de ponerse a la venta. No lo compreis. Expand

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