Agony game screenshot showing a demon from hell

There are many survival horror games out there that can proudly claim their nightmarish worlds are downright hellish, but to my knowledge there aren't that many that have actually decided to go the distance. Well... Agony has!

As you've probably realized from the title alone, Agony is an upcoming survival horror game set in the most terrifying location imaginable - an extremely twisted version of hell that wouldn't be amiss as a representation of Warhammer 40,000's Warp. Rather than simply describe it, however, allow me to instead present you with the recent gameplay video. Needless to say, its is not safe for work! Have a look:

 

From what I've figured out so far by watching various Gamescom footage and trailers, Agony is basically Amnesia in hell, and that is something that fills me with a great deal of hope, ironically enough. Immersive, story-driven survival horror games are some of my absolute favorites, mostly because the lack of combat tends to force the developers to really make everything else shine, so here's to hoping that Agony manages to do that as well given that the premise is quite extraordinary.

And speaking of the story, you play as a tormented soul stuck within the blazing depths of hell without any memories about your past or even the actions that might have led you to your infernal fate. In order to escape and hopefully figure out what in the world is happening you will need to meet the mystical Red Goddess, though unfortunately this is where the official information stops, most likely due to spoiler reasons.

Agony game screenshot featuring one of the demons from hell

On the gameplay side of things, besides a whole lot of sneaking around and puzzling your way through obstacles, you will also be able to posses the bodies of lesser demons! While I'm not sure what exactly they do for you in terms of gameplay, the sheer fact that you can jump around as a face-less abomination gives Agony a certain degree of twisted charm, and that's something I greatly appreciate seeing in my horror games.

If you would like to learn more or just check out a couple of screenshots, head over to the official website. As for the release date, Agony is coming for the PC and consoles at some point in 2017, though the exact date hasn't been given just yet. I, for one, can't wait!

Agony game screenshot featuring a demon and a tormented soul

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