The Suffering combines disturbing horror and visceral action with the gritty environment of a secluded island prison. Playing as Torque, a hardened death row inmate, you will blast your way through a horde of disturbing creatures mysteriously sprung from the island's violent past, each creature the manifestation of a different form of execution. Along the way, three possible story endings evolve as you deterimine Torque's guilt or innocence depending on your own choices.
Instead of employing the fixed-camera perspective and static scenes that gamers have come to expect from horror titles, The Suffering offers complete camera control combined with a fully immersive and interactive environment. The Suffering emphasizes fast-paced shooting and hand-to-hand combat, combined with a hideous creature form you are able to transform into during particularly hectic combat situations.