Agony is one of those games that don’t need a lot of introduction. It’s a first-person survival horror. What makes it interesting is that you are in hell, and you play the role of a tormented soul that tries to reach various destinations in hell. You don’t know who you are, what you did in your past, you don’t even know your name. You need to control people in your path, posses demons and find out which is the right way to survive.
Agony can be downloaded from Steam. If after having downloaded the game you have mixed feelings about if you can return it according to Steam policy (you have two weeks to make up your mind provided that you don’t play the game for more than two hours). To proceed click on the Download button at the end of this review.
What you will notice in the game is that there’s a lot of gore and sexual content. The game is all about showing sins and offering you a unique perspective of how hell would look like. Of course, it’s not real, but it does manage to offer you a rather unique perspective of such a place.
That alone makes it interesting and at the same time, you will find the game to be extremely rewarding with its mechanics. Finding the ability to possess demons may seem a simple thing at first, but it does work extremely well and it brings in front some nice moments for you.
Agony comes with a first-person perspective, and this builds up very well for the entire game. They don’t make it simple to explore the world, although there are regions where you are pretty much playing a walking simulator. The martyrs you can find in the game are similar to one another, but even that doesn’t detract from the gameplay, because you really need to care about the persons in front of you and the situations that appear.
All of these things add up to bring in front a very rewarding experience and something that really shines in that perspective. And unlike many other adventure games or other titles like this, Agony has multiple endings.
That means the more you play, the more choices you have to make and those will have an impact on the story. Whether that’s a small impact or a huge one, that all comes down to the way you play and how you choose to play everything.
Initially, Agony was a Kickstarter project and one that continues to be a very enticing and fun one. It does a very good job of offering you the ultimate value and quality for your money. It’s a great title because it tries something different.
Although there are some problems. The huge amount of sometimes adult content makes it suitable for the mature audiences. In fact, the devs had to censor their own game in order to be able to release it (and no, there is no uncensored version that is available). And then you also have to think about the numerous bugs that a title like this inadvertently has. Yet that doesn’t detract from the overall value and quality or professionalism offered by this product. It really is one of the best titles that relate to a vision of hell, and the fact that you get to stay there and actively explore it is nothing short of interesting. Although it’s a biased opinion, sure, it’s a valuable one and one of the nicest out there!