The Suffering is about a rage inflicted man who is sent to prison because he may or may not have killed his wife and her two sons. The game is you struggling with your own thoughts and flashbacks (or are they?) as you try to escape when the prison is suddenly in lockdown and the guards and inmates are massacred by demonic monsters. You pick up an assortment of weapons along the way and have a special rage meter that fills as you kill enemies. Once it's full you turn into a monster and are able to destroy enemies with very little effort. As you play you also meet up with guards and inmates who respond to your actions. You either help them, leave them alone or eliminate them. The actions chosen while you make your escape will help determine the ending you get. Good, Neutral or bad and the progress will be carried over into the second installment "Ties That Bind". The game is violent. The game is dark. The game has lots of different monsters. The graphics aren't amazing. The controls work. The story is great (movie worthy). I've enjoyed this game and it has remained a favorite since it came out.
Reviewed by: James Chadwick from Redmond, Washington on 11/14/2011