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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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  2. Negative: 10 out of 11
  1. May 29, 2018
    65
    Controversial, blasphemous, sexualized and generator of agony in the user. Agony can be all these things, as well as an excellent recreation of a particular hell, but quite poor graphics and the simplicity of its game mechanics do not stand out as much as we expected, not even to be considered as a horror game.
  2. May 31, 2018
    45
    Agony has good ideas, but the developers have underrated the complexity of the survival horror genre, and delivered a frustrating experience. Add its poor performance and bugs and you get a forgettable game.
  3. Jun 25, 2018
    43
    Agony promised a lot, but it fell short and failed to meet expectations. Lots of bugs and inconsistent quality.
  4. Jun 5, 2018
    30
    In many ways, Agony delivers an authentic experience of the archaic interpretation of ‘Hell’. Playing this game feels like torture, an exercise in utter tedium as you perform the same tasks and witness the same, ‘gruesome’ scenes. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s that meta, it simply tries too hard. Squandering any potential it might’ve had, the result is a shallow, monotonous experience that’s not worth your time.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jul 23, 2018
    30
    Laborious and horribly put together, Agony really will put you through hell. [Aug 2018, p.78]
  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. Jun 1, 2018
    10
    The best-case scenario for Agony is that patches fix the many technical problems plaguing this game right now. If or when that happens, it will then start to be playable, but even then it will contain a host of gameplay issues. A patch isn't going to redesign the entire stealth system, find new voice actors, or design a vision of Hell that is better than the doodling of a 15-year-old metal fan. There's no fix for much of what hinders this game, and what can be fixed absolutely should have been before this ever hit stores. One thing is clear, it definitely feels like Hell trying to play Agony.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. May 29, 2018
    10
    Great game! very scary and lots of gore and nudity. I start second playtruh
  2. May 30, 2018
    10
    Авторы Agony и авторы
    Requiem: Avenging Angel не побоялись показать истинный ад. Только за это они уже заслужили оценки в 10/10. Надеюсь они
    Авторы Agony и авторы
    Requiem: Avenging Angel не побоялись показать истинный ад. Только за это они уже заслужили оценки в 10/10. Надеюсь они поднимутся.
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  3. May 29, 2018
    7
    It's a good time if you enjoy first person horror and aren't looking for anything revolutionary in terms of gameplay or graphics. Gameplay isIt's a good time if you enjoy first person horror and aren't looking for anything revolutionary in terms of gameplay or graphics. Gameplay is much like Alien: Isolation; controls are simple, player power is limited but it does feel sluggish and unresponsive from time to time. Visually it looks ok, environment and character textures could be better however. Currently it runs rather poorly; occasional screen tearing and drops in the frame rate break any immersion and near constant audio bugs causing the first line of dialogue to loop or in the worst cases turn literally all in game sound into static.

    Definitely worth playing, but perhaps you should wait for them to patch the bugs and maybe try to catch it on a sale.
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  4. Aug 28, 2020
    4
    I am really upset by the horror survival game Agony. The story and atmosphere could have been so cool, brutal and badass. But gameplay,I am really upset by the horror survival game Agony. The story and atmosphere could have been so cool, brutal and badass. But gameplay, graphics and overall presentation really mess up the great atmosphere. Many cool ideas like body-switch function and the depiction of the enemies can`t rescue this game out of disappointing mediocrity. Too bad... Expand
  5. May 30, 2018
    3
    Agony's title speaks for itself in the respective fact that this game is absolute agony to play through in it's day one form. Let's start withAgony's title speaks for itself in the respective fact that this game is absolute agony to play through in it's day one form. Let's start with the cons because oh god there are plenty. I was honestly awaiting years upon years for the release of this game because it looked like one of those underdog games to just step on AAA titles. Come release day, Agony was the game to be crushed.

    The biggest issue with Agony, which the devs already addressed is the audio bugs. Most of the game you'll hear anything from cutscene audio playing 5-10 minutes after the cutscene happened to cutscene/npc audio cutting out midway through whatever it was they were saying. On top of the audio issues, there was some screen tearing for me on the Xbox. It wasn't as game breaking as the audio issues however.

    Next issue; it's 2018, for no reason whatsoever should we have to endure games that look like the're a decade old in 2018. The graphics are mediocre at most. The martyr (people you control as a lost soul in hell) textures are horrendous. If you take the time to look at one of them, it looks like they dont know what facial expression to make. On top of that, they just look downright awful. The enemies look okay, but not much better than the rest of the characters in game.

    Gameplay is meh at best. It's nothing new, nothing extraordinary, nothing revolutionary. It's essentially a bad knock off of Outlast but set in Hell. The game does do a good job at providing a horrific environment that keeps you on edge about half the time, The other half just feels empty and unfinished as if the devs rushed the final product of what could've been a much better horror survival game.

    The only good things going for this game however is the shock value and the overwhelming, almost too much to stomach environment. Agony does a really good job at creating a portrayal of Hell. If Hell looks like what it does in Agony, I do not want to end up there. Also, if you're into gore, shock value, nudity, over sexualized tones, and an insanely biblical game then Agony is just right for you. But based on its bland gameplay, unpredictable AI (that make it apparent that it's just better to die than hide), outdated graphics, and bugs on bugs, agony falls short. Very short.

    As someone who has watched this game come together piece by piece after seeing it's initial reveal, I couldn't have been more disappointed in a game on release. It definitely feels unfinished, which shows later in the game. It also feels outdated when it comes to gameplay and graphics. I couldn't give Agony anything higher than a 4/10. It's that bad. Even if the audio bugs are fixed it's still a bland game over saturated with grotesque creatures and scenes just for shock value.
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  6. Aug 31, 2018
    3
    Адское гонево от неумелых игроделов. (AGONY)

    Говоря об "AGONY", трудно сфокусироваться на чём то конкретно, видимо потому что создатели
    Адское гонево от неумелых игроделов. (AGONY)

    Говоря об "AGONY", трудно сфокусироваться на чём то конкретно, видимо потому что создатели сами не знали, чего именно они хотят. Игра, как инсталляция ещё одной вариации Ада, весьма сносна. Однако отбросив все отсылки к откровениям, заигрывания с библейскими мотивами и бесовские нашёптывания, во время прохождения возникает вопрос: "А в чём смысл сего действа?". Ни качественной подачи, ни вразумительной постановки, а игровой процесс сводится к цикличному выполнению одного и того же базиса на протяжении всего повествования. Задумка сыграть на контрасте, когда нас из шкуры жертвы перемещают в карательное обличие выглядит неумело, а попытки выкрутить в такие моменты эпика превращают происходящее в каламбур. Под конец все элементы сплетающиеся воедино, как будто сами начинают биться в агонии, выдавая тот результат, который окончательно смазывает всё впечатление от проекта, где изначальные желание и посыл сгорают в адском пламени слабой реализации.
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  7. Oct 15, 2018
    0
    Pure agony. Agony speaks for itself. Constant crashes, audio cut-offs, and offensive content makes this game the WORST of 2018

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