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Check out Agony – a horror game about surviving hell

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So you fought like hell (and through hell) in DOOM. Now, are you ready to escape it, minus all the guns and fast-paced shooting? That’s basically the premise for upcoming scare title, Agony (via PC Gamer).

Agony is a first-person survival horror game currently in development. Players will begin their journey as tormented soul within the depths of hell without any memories about his past.

The special ability to control people on their path, and even possess simple minded demons, gives the player the necessary measures to survive in the extreme conditions they are in. By exploring hostile environment and interacting with the other weary souls of the hellscape, the hero will soon understand that there is only one way to escape from Hell, and it will require a meeting of the mystical Red Goddess.

Damn, Agony sure makes DOOM look kind of tame. There’s something quite frightening about exploring hell without a shotgun or rocket launcher in hand.

The player’s only means of offense (if you can even call it that) is their ability to possess nearby, weaker souls. Here’s the sort of stuff they can expect to take control of…

  • Ethereal soul – Allows the play to be temporarily immortal as well as levitate and become invisible, but only for a short period of time.
  • Martyr – The human souls of hell and the weakest type to possess, but also have the widest range of abilities, such as swimming, using a torch, solving puzzles and more. Stealth is the main goal of this type, and special stealth techniques will be needed to avoid the powerful demons of hell.
  • Demon – The strongest soul type to possess with the most powerful abilities, but also the hardest to possess and control. Consuming hearts gives the demon power to fuel its strength and immense durability array of powers.

Never mind. I guess if you possess a demon, offense is actually possible. If you aren’t strong enough to take control of one however, well, I guess you should run like hell, which is where I presume Agony’s horror aspect comes in.

Agony started out on Kickstarter last year, but it failed miserably. It only managed to raise €3,327 out of its €544,400 goal. I don’t know if that’s because people perhaps found the game offensive (hell can be a touchy subject), or if there was just genuinely little interest in a project of this nature.

Whatever the case, Agony has stuck around, and is slated for a release sometime next year. Does it interest you at all? Would you play it?

Last Updated: May 31, 2016

38 Comments

  1. Matty to review

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      May 31, 2016 at 12:39

      With his VR Headset

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      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 31, 2016 at 12:40

        ^This

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        • Raptor Rants

          May 31, 2016 at 12:51

          Seconded

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 31, 2016 at 12:54

            Seventhedededed

          • hairyknees

            May 31, 2016 at 12:56

            *sixsixsixdededed

            (opportunity missed)

          • Pariah

            May 31, 2016 at 12:57

            It’s Llew. 7 is the only number. His hell is literally 777.

          • hairyknees

            May 31, 2016 at 12:57

            xD

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 31, 2016 at 12:59

            Thanks XD

          • Raptor Rants

            May 31, 2016 at 12:56

            I revoke my vote. Watched the vid. It makes me too uncomfortable. Can’t expect Matty to go through that.

          • hairyknees

            May 31, 2016 at 12:56

            ^ yeah it’s creepy, and not in the horror way O_o

          • Raptor Rants

            May 31, 2016 at 12:57

            It’s like in your soul creepy. Nope nope. Will not play

          • Pariah

            May 31, 2016 at 12:58

            O_o Do you guys seriously find that creepy? I see an interesting puzzle-like adventure.

          • hairyknees

            May 31, 2016 at 12:58

            Yeah but you’re also over Overwatch so…. YEAH! 😛

          • Pariah

            May 31, 2016 at 12:59

            Twitch showed me enough to know that I’m not overly keen. 🙂

          • Raptor Rants

            May 31, 2016 at 12:59

            Very creepy. All those twisted, mangled together columns of unending bodies and… ugh no. Can’t

          • Pariah

            May 31, 2016 at 12:59

            O_o

            Yeah that doesn’t creep me out. XD

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 31, 2016 at 13:00

            So you’ve also seen the inside of a Spur fridge?

          • Pariah

            May 31, 2016 at 13:00

            LOL!!!!

          • Raptor Rants

            May 31, 2016 at 13:02

            yoh yoh yoh yoh. TO THE TOP!!!!

      • HvR

        May 31, 2016 at 13:01

        Gonna scare the pannekoef out of him

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        • Pariah

          May 31, 2016 at 13:07

          agneesiesman

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    • hairyknees

      May 31, 2016 at 12:56

      Nope 😛 I REFUSE!

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 31, 2016 at 13:01

        LOL I like how you pretend to have a say in the matter

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  2. Pariah

    May 31, 2016 at 12:39

    Also, DOOM is a shooter, not a survival horror. Completely different game types. This looks interesting tbh.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 31, 2016 at 12:54

      Indeed, I want to know more

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      • Ir0nseraph

        May 31, 2016 at 12:56

        I going to give this one a skip, but I sure as hell will watch Matty squirm through it.
        I prefer shooting my demons with a shotgun , or beating them senseless.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 31, 2016 at 12:59

          Did you ever play Bloodborne?

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          • Ir0nseraph

            May 31, 2016 at 13:00

            That would be a no.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 31, 2016 at 13:01

            It’s just that you described it XD

          • Ir0nseraph

            May 31, 2016 at 13:01

            Doom man Doom.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 31, 2016 at 13:02

            DOOOOOOOM!

    • hairyknees

      May 31, 2016 at 12:56

      I know 😛 GAHD was just making a connection because hell xD

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      • Pariah

        May 31, 2016 at 12:56

        In Hell, nobody can hear you scream…

        Or so I’ve heard. I mean…

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        • hairyknees

          May 31, 2016 at 12:59

          O_O

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        • HvR

          May 31, 2016 at 13:00

          Nah you only need to scream louder than the lawyer or EA executive next to you

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  3. Darren Peach

    May 31, 2016 at 13:55

    Looks very strong in terms of design. Strangely, if you go by the trailer. It looks like a Souls game.

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  4. Peet Luckhoff

    June 1, 2016 at 13:44

    I’ll play it…

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