There are few games which look like truly too much for me to stomach, but Agony appears to be just such a game. Staying true to its namesake, Agony is a no-holds-barred survival horror game set in the depths of hell. It’s not cartoon-y fire and brimstone either, but pulsating walls of flesh, crying foetuses, and faceless abominations. The prospect of actually spending time in this world is indeed a grim one if the latest, extensive gameplay demo is anything to go by.
From the looks of things, art style aside, Agony is your typical run and hide survival horror game, with players taking the role of a damned soul who has washing up on the blazing shores. There are some light combat elements though, and you can possess some of the weaker demons to work in your bidding.
It really is unrelenting. After 10 minutes of this, I’d probably need a nice cup of tea and a lie-down. For what it attempts to achieve though, the results are undeniably impressive. I’m just sort of trying to picture the lead artist trotting into work each day, whistling a tune with a bindle on his shoulder, before settling down to work on an inside out vagina splitting open and a spider-walking man crawling out. It really is a ghoulish creation.
At the moment Agony is just tagged with a vague 2017 date, but it’s looking likely this hellish adventure could be heading to PC fairly soon.