The Suffering: Ties That Bind review

  • 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

Despite these problems, the game is by no means a disaster. In fact, it’s a decent sequel to a decent original. Gameplay is certainly extremely formulaic - pick your way through sewers/alleyways/rooms until reaching an open area for a massive scrap, a course of events that pretty much repeats itself until the end of the level. But the shooting, which includes Halo 2-style dual-wielding, manages to hang together perfectly well and does enough to satisfy an itchy trigger finger. And the monsters are nicely designed. Especially when you’re blowing chunks out of them.

More Info

Release date: Sep 26 2005 - PC, Xbox, PS2 (US)
Sep 26 2005 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC, Xbox, PS2
Genre: Action
Published by: Midway
Developed by: Surreal Software
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs


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