• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Mar 9, 2004
  • Also On: PC
The Suffering Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

Summary: The Suffering captures the disturbing and terrifying nature of the horror genre in a compelling third-person action/adventure game set in the mature and gritty world of a maximum-security prison. By alternating periods of tense and terror-filled exploration with frenetic combat sequences, The Suffering creates the ultimate experience of terror. In the dark world of The Suffering, creatures jump out of shadows, fall out of trees, and erupt out of the ground, attacking the player in the most frightening ways possible. Along with a cast of uniquely hardened criminals and guards, you?ll battle not only the ghoulish apparitions besieging the prison but also the demons of your own forgotten past. The player controls the prisoner Torque, a hardened inmate in his late 20s, sentenced to die for a murder he may or may not have actually committed. Underneath Torque?s tough exterior hides a man who is not quite psychologically balanced, who fears far more than he would ever admit to. As a side effect of his mental instability, Torque has flashbacks to the events from his past, throbbing images that depict the events that lead up to the crime for which he was imprisoned. Torque is also subject to black outs where he becomes extremely violent and transforms into a massive monster hell-bent on destruction. [Midway]
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Rating: M
Developer: Surreal Software
Genre(s): Action Adventure, Horror
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Blood and Gore Drug Reference Intense Violence Strong Language
Sound:Dolby Pro Logic II
Cast Credit
Che-Yuan Wang Technical Director
Richard Rouse III Project Lead
Mark Dias Voice: Ernesto
Craig Rundels Art Director
Mark Berry Voice: Dallas And Luther
Jeremy Airey Producer
Ben Coleman Game Designer
Darren Walker Associate Producer
Nathan Cheever Game Designer
Matthew Vella Associate Producer
Olivier Lhermite Technical Director
John Patrick Lowrie Voice: Hermes And Sergei
Patrick Betremieux Lead Programmer
Devin Shatsky Assistant Producer
Todd Licea Additional Voicework
Michael Stradley Programming
Ross Douglas Voice: Clem
Steve Crane Executive Producer
Sheila Julaton Assistant Producer
James Almeida Art Director
Bill Tiller Art Director
Bhama Roget Voice: Inferna
Earl Alexander Voice: Jimmy
Meg Savlov Voice: Consuela
Rafeedah Keys Voice: Carmen
Brandon Whitehead Additional Voicework
Chris Wicklund Additional Voicework
John Armstrong Voice: Killjoy And Horace
Alal Patmore Project Director
Andre Macquire Lead Level Designer
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Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#71 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004