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  • Summary: The Suffering: Ties That Bind is a revolutionary action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the unforgiving streets and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family. Players explore the tough inner-city, with poverty and urban injustices trapping people just as effectively as a physical prison. The unique morality system returns, as players delve into the perverse world of Torque's sanity to discover his past and struggle to control his future. [Midway] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. If you like lots of guns that feel the business, lots of demons who look the business, lots of tension, lots of suspense, a great plot that keeps you guessing and interested, and buckets and buckets of blood, then you'll probably love this.
  2. Everything in Ties That Bind creates a solid experience that still scares the ever-loving crap s*** out of us all in the office.
  3. 81
    Unfortunately, while Ties That Bind should stand proudly beside its older brother, it doesn't do a whole lot to expand on the theme of the original -- nightmare prison visions come alive, ghosts that kill, and churning violence.
  4. 75
    Few developers have been able to master the horror aspects of games as well as Surreal has done in the two Suffering games thus far, and with a bit more balancing, this could have been a great current generation sendoff for players looking to move on to the next-generation terror of "F.E.A.R." and "Condemned."
  5. Generally speaking this is a decent game that with a bit more polish could have proved to fix some of the technical issues and improved the overall experience of the game as a whole.
  6. 70
    The game has had a major overhaul of the FPS engine and a nice improvement on the "action dictates storyline" aspect.
  7. Unwrapping the horror that is... Baltimore. [Dec p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5