Summary: When I first bought this game many years ago, I was amazed at how difficult yet fun it was. I ended up selling it because it froze on me many times. When I saw that there was a sequel I decided to buy it again and try to see how it ended. I am looking forward to completeing this game for the first time.
Summary: I was 10 years old when this game came out, and at the time I wasn't allowed to play "mature" rated videogames. I'm 16, and I've gotten more interested in a few survival-action-horror videogames lately. But lets cut to the chase. Gameplay: Moderately slower paced game than the Xbox 360 and PS3 games that I love to play. Choosing your own moral path (Good,Evil,Neutral)has always intrigued me.
Summary: After I finished playing this game, i can honestly say it was one of the few games i've played that was truly scary. It has all of the perfect elements of a good horror game. A big part of the gameplay is just walking around the prison and hearing all the terrifying screams of other inmates and guards being killed off. The Suffering makes you use your imagination, rather than having endless monsters run right up to you, whitch i think is a must for any horror game.
Time to raise hell and make someone else suffer...
Troy Kearney "avid reader", Amazon
28 April 2005
Summary: The Suffering is a game that would fall into the rather successful niche created by games like the Resident Evil and Fatal Frame series, but with one sick little twist. This game takes psychological horror gaming to a sick and rather twisted new level. In the game you play as Torque, who has just been sent to Carnate Prison, one of the worst penitentaries in the world.
"The Suffering" is scary, gory, disturbing, and a lot of FUN
F. Hood, Amazon
6 December 2004
Summary: I own about 30 PS2 games so far, and this is only one of about five of them that I've actually played all the way through to the end. This is a GREAT game! The graphics are great! The voice-acting is superb and very realistic! The music and sound effects are also great and add to the eerie, disturbing, gritty, frightening, and desolate atmosphere that permeates this game.
Summary: I must say, I wasn't expecting very much from this game. Haven't seen much advertisement on it, and the cost to buy it was a mere (...). I traded in some old video games to purchase it, so I figured I wasn't losing much if I didn't like. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. You get to kill all sorts of creatures and they react, or sometimes, not react differently to the weapon you're using. There's lots of blood and then there's my personal favorite...save anywhere feature.
Summary: I wasn't expecting to like 'The Suffering' at all, seeing as how, to me, Survival Horror is defined by the Silent Hill and Fatal Frame series of games. Happily, 'The Suffering' is like a merry blend of the best bits of the atmosphere of those games with a free and easy (albeit flawed) control system that those games lack.
Summary: Finally a good survival horror title has arrived for the PS2. The Suffering is truly survival horror at it's finest. In it you play as Torque; a convict on death row for killing his family or so it seems. As he is being moved to the death chamber of the prison all Hell brakes loose and the prison is under siege by supernatural forces.
Great action horror. Surprise game of the year so far.
S. Fernandez "lorenzferus", Amazon
26 April 2004
Summary: In an earlier review, I bashed this game saying it was just another survival horror wannabe like Fatal Frame and Clock Tower 3. Yeah I'm the guy who said stick with Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Well I take it all back, now I feel like a moron. I guess that's what happends when you judge a game before playing it. The Suffering actually does evolve survival horror into a more action shooter based horror.