Welcome to our Infliction: Extended Cut review. A narrative-driven horror game, Infliction: Extended Cut has been designed to test players where it comes to their puzzle-solving skills and how easily they might scare.
- Infliction: Extended Cut
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
- Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
- Developer: Caustic Reality
- Publisher: Blowfish Studios
- Multiplayer: None
- Available: 12th February 2020
- Price: £14.989 (U.K) $19.99 (U.S)
- Age Rating: PEGI 16 (U.K) M (U.S)
- Review Code Provided
Taking place in a house that was once the home of a loving family before tragedy struck, the story sees you take on the role of an unnamed protagonist who finds himself investigating a relationship gone bad that lead to the death of a wife with the main suspect being her husband who it appears has been driven to complete and utter madness by events.
Players will find themselves walking around the house finding memories, cursed items and avoiding the spirits the dwell within as you end up in different scenarios based on the couple’s relationship and events that occurred during the time. I won’t say too much as I don’t want to ruin the story but there are plenty of sad, dark and eventful twists that really help bring the story together.
Typically I find games of this type to be boring as they all seem to play in the same manner. Infliction, however, feels much different and that’s thanks to how it switches from scenario to scenario in a manner that makes it feel as if it’s taunting the player. This effect really adds to the game’s ability to put you on edge as you solve the many mysteries of this house.
Graphically things are quite decent with a real eye for detail presented on the scenery within the house and scenarios. Not everything is perfect of course, but the important things are and it’s really easy to feel the difference between the events leading up to the major events and everything from there onward where the darkness really starts to show.
Collectibles are dotted throughout the entire game with some related to the story and not missable, and others that help give a bit of edge to the overall story in the form of optional memories that feature the voiceover of Sarah, the murdered wife. These optional memories are a great way to understand the family and everything they’ve been through.
Upon finding all of the relevant bits for each section of a story, the scenario changes and features often violent things occurring that tend to see the unnamed protagonist knocked out before reawakening in a different scenario that tends to be the house or a police station.
If you’re a fan of horror games or just want to try something new, then Infliction: Extended Cut is definitely one worth considering. A strong and immersive story with plenty of amazing moments is definitely its biggest selling point.
That concludes our Infliction: Extended Cut review. To purchase the game on PlayStation 4 check out the links below.