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




Cast overview:
Dallas / Luther (voice)
Hermes / Sergei (voice)
John Armstrong ...
Killjoy / Horace (voice)
Ross Douglas ...
Clem (voice)
Mark Dias ...
Ernesto (voice)
Inferna (voice)
Earl Alexander ...
Jimmy (voice)
Meg Savlov ...
Consuela (voice)
Brandon Whitehead ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Todd Licea ...
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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Best gory horror game in years
16 March 2004 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

First off forget about Resident Evil. Thats just childs play compared to Midway's The Suffering. You start as a prisoner named Torque who offed his wife and kids or did he? Thats why you play and find out.

He is on death row. The night he is put in the prison an earthquake happens and demons invade the prison. You are then let out to explore the prison and the island that the prison is on.

Most of the demons are just reincarnated versions of inmates who were killed there before. The game has some pretty violent things to go along with the horror theme of the game. The game is ultra bloody.

There is a lot of swearing all through the game. Of course what else would you expect. Its a prison for one and its being overrun by demons. Who wouldn't be using every word they could think of.

The main character Torque doesn't talk. Which I really don't mind that too much. I just hate when companies take the easy way out and give everyone else a voice, but the main character. Like I said its not too bad in this game. As Torque has a lot of various little actions that really make his character stand out.

There are three different endings. There are plenty of weapons to defend yourself. Its a damn near perfect game.

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