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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: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 8 out of 24
  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. Nov 26, 2018
    10
    This my friends, is true art. What a sensational game. Agony takes the survival and horror genre and masterfully crafts a joyful experienceThis my friends, is true art. What a sensational game. Agony takes the survival and horror genre and masterfully crafts a joyful experience that revolves around torn off body parts, excrements and fire. GOTY. Expand
  3. Jun 11, 2018
    9
    Honestly . I really like this game after patch 1.03 yes it buggy, and had poor kick start release but, At this point They realy nailed theHonestly . I really like this game after patch 1.03 yes it buggy, and had poor kick start release but, At this point They realy nailed the hellish environment and reviewers should give it a second chance play thru...i Realy do think its good and will only improve, I think the developers are realy trying to learn and get this right ..I can navigate hell realy well now, once you learn the mechanics its very good Expand
  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 5, 2018
    5
    Agony had potential but is way too short and mechanics aren't great! If this was priced correctly it wouldn't be too bad £14.99/ $20 wouldAgony had potential but is way too short and mechanics aren't great! If this was priced correctly it wouldn't be too bad £14.99/ $20 would have been the optimal price for this game but for £28 i feel ripped off. Expand
  6. Jul 25, 2018
    3
    Too many bugs, horrific optimization...the game was almost a disaster in my opinion!
  7. Nov 5, 2018
    0
    So I played Agony: Unrated for about 45 minutes… It felt like someone sticks your head in a bucket of liquid poop, and then shoves yourSo I played Agony: Unrated for about 45 minutes… It felt like someone sticks your head in a bucket of liquid poop, and then shoves your lubricated head inside a 260 degrees Celsius oven for ten minutes, while assaulting you from behind! I implore you to somehow get your hands on this utter garbage and play it for a while, so that you know what I’m saying.

    There is no consistency whatsoever. The movement physics is all screwed up, and the environment is like Mike Pompeo’s armpits. I’ve no idea what type of substance the creators of this crap sandwich were on while programming it.

    Mind you, this is the enhanced version of the original Agony title which came out mid-2018. This one allegedly includes “improvements”, some bare chested chick cutscenes and a small number of bug fixes. This game is, without a doubt, THE worst game of 2018, and will go down in history as Battlefield Earth of the gaming world.
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