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The Suffering: Ties That Bind review

Less scare, more shock


  • Plot is well delivered
  • Filling up your Insanity Meter
  • Wonderfully horrific monsters


  • The game lacks genuine scares
  • Essentially the same as the first game
  • Picking up useless notes and memos

The original The Suffering was a decent enough action-horror-shooter combo set in a maximum security prison populated with all manner of suitably gruesome creatures that attempted to tear Torque%26rsquo;s limbs off at every turn. That is, when Torque wasn%26rsquo;t morphing into a equally gruesome creature himself, and inflicting similar carnage. Ties That Bind kicks off where the first game ended and there%26rsquo;s no prizes for guessing that what%26rsquo;s served up is essentially more of the same.

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DescriptionIt may be a little short in the scare department, but as far as survival horror games go, you could do a lot worse than this solid sequel.
PlatformPC, Xbox, PS2
US censor ratingMature, Mature, Mature
UK censor rating, ,
Release date:26 September 2005 (US), 26 September 2005 (UK)
Available platforms:PC
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