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Description

You play the role of Torque, a death row inmate with an ambiguous past who has been imprisoned for slaying his ex-wife and children. Shortly after being interred in a new prison on Carnate Island, an earthquake appears to release demonic creatures based on the many modes of execution used in the sordid history of the island. These creatures proceed to eliminate much of the prison population, leaving only you and a scant few other inmates and guards to eliminate the horde and find out what has happened.

Screenshots

The Suffering Windows Torque just lost it, someone will have to deal with it... (I hope you enjoy this shoot, it took a God-awful amount of work to properly time the friggin' capture)
The Suffering Xbox Random loading screen
The Suffering Windows Drug problem? Whaddaya mean 'drug problem'? I don't have a drug problem!! I can leave dis crap whenever I wanna! I just, like, don't wanna right now.... *snort*
The Suffering Xbox Eavesdropping on other inmates.

Alternate Titles

  • "劫难" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

An superb first-/third-person horror shooter packed with atmosphere Windows *Katakis* (38169)
Silent Hill 2 meets Max Payne. And, against all odds, it works. Windows Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (580)
A really good atmospheric horror game to enjoy. PlayStation 2 Reborn_Demon (124)
Tight horror-shooter that's better than it looks Windows Chase Dahl (6)
Survive the terror! Windows Perfil Falso (3329)

Critic Reviews

Diehard GameFan Xbox Mar 29, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 05, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Windows Jun 24, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Xbox Mar 26, 2004 4 out of 5 80
PC Powerplay Windows Nov, 2004 80 out of 100 80
ActionTrip Windows Jun 16, 2004 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Windows Jun 18, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox May 17, 2004 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Xbox Mar 12, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joystick (French) Windows Feb, 2005 6 out of 10 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
What's your excuse for not playing this NOW? >:( 14 PolloDiablo (16604)
Nov 26, 2008

Trivia

Cancelled Port

A GameCube version was already planned, but was cancelled because previous Midway titles sold poorly on the platform.

Development

The creatures and characters in The Suffering were designed by movie special effects master Stan Winston (designer of the Terminator exoskeleton, the Predator, the Alien Queen and the Jurassic Park dinos).

German version

There are a number of changes in the German version:
  • The making of feature and a trailer were removed.
  • There are no mutilated humans to be found.
  • Several cutscenes were cut. In some just the blood was removed, a few scenes are completely darkened out.
  • In the PlayStation 2 version, an instrument of torture was removed from a dead guard.
  • All swastikas were removed (this applies to every version except US)
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Re-release

The PC version was released as freeware on September 25, 2008.

Awards

Information also contributed by Atomic Punch!, Kabushi and piltdown man.

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