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A death row convict must fight his way to freedom when nightmarish monsters invade the prison.







Cast overview:
Dallas / Luther (voice)
John Patrick Lowrie ...
Hermes / Sergei (voice)
Killjoy / Horace (voice)
Ross Douglas ...
Clem (voice)
Mark Dias ...
Ernesto (voice)
Bhama Roget ...
Inferna (voice)
Earl Alexander ...
Jimmy (voice)
Meg Savlov ...
Consuela (voice)
Brandon Whitehead ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Chris Wicklund ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Carmen (voice)


A man known only as "Torque" is sentenced to death for the murder of his wife and two sons, an event he can remember nothing about, and is soon locked up on death row at Abbot State Penitentiary, the toughest, nastiest prison in Maryland. Torque has little time to lament his fate, as Abbot is suddenly overrun by strange monsters. As guards and prisoners alike are cut down by the creatures, who seem to embody different methods of death, from be-headings to lethal injection to being buried alive, Torque must battle these beasts (with guns, improvised weapons, and even an adrenaline-fueled rage ability that almost literally turns him into a monster) if he hopes to get off Carnate Island alive. Along the way, he'll learn more about Carnate's sordid history, including the restless spirits of a former prisoner, a former executioner, and a psychologist who's not quite right in the head himself. He'll also encounter friendly faces along the path to freedom, and whether he chooses to help ... Written by Andrew P.

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9 March 2004 (USA)  »

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A running in-joke in all Surreal games: it is possible to obtain a chicken as a weapon. See more »


Hermes: Death is our stock-in-trade here at Abbot, the final solution... I am one of the few who'd admit that. First they give it, than take it away...
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Demo was freakin awesome
16 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I work at an EB Games store and we had received the new Xbox magazine with the demo discs. One of the demo's happened to be The Suffering. I'll tell ya, for the brief 15-20 minutes the demo gave you to play, it was damn scary stuff. The atmosphere was creepy, the monsters scare the crap out of you, the noises would startle anyone, and the voices in your characters head will send chills up your spine. I am definately going to get this one when it is released.

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