Posts Tagged ‘the suffering’

In Celebration Of Perfectly Average Action Games

We don’t do scores on RPS, but sometimes we mourn for the inability to deploy a 7/10. The ur-score, the most double-edged of critical swords, the good but not great, the better than it deserves to be, the guilty pleasure, the bungled aspiration, the knows exactly what it is, the straight down the line. One score that can mean so much.

There is one particular type of 7/10 game that heralds joy, not disappointment: the solid, maybe ever so slightly wonky action game with no interest in being anything more than a solid action game.

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Free Suffering

First photos of the PC Gamer Showdown are in

Which isn’t a post about what you get if you visit my house, but rather news that Midway’s 2004 horror FPS/3PS The Suffering is now free to download. And also to play, if you like. It’s about a violent prisoner bloke who kills other violent prisoners and occasionally turns into a monster. Um. Just how obvious is it that I have never played this game? Answer: very. I’m not embarrassed. I was probably playing Riddick at the time instead. Suffering scored middling reviews at the time, but is doubtless worth a look for non-money. Get all 1.26Gb of it from here. “Ultra-mature” content apparently. Geriatric, then?