Infliction: Extended Cut Reviews
Infliction is so middle-of-the-road you might get run over.
It's not groundbreaking in the technical department or in its gameplay, but it's a well focused game that follows the basic rules of horror. As such, it delivers what it promises.
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Infliction feels like a mash-up of elements from other, better-known games. However, a strong game loop and stellar sound design elevate Inflicted beyond being a tired retread. While the lighting is questionable at times, in general the visuals reveal an eye for detail. A fun photo mechanic also sets the game apart from its contemporaries. Infliction is well worth a look for horror fans, and those nostalgic for the early '90s.
Infliction: Extended Cut is a solid horror experience that succeeds in its strong atmospheric design. However, it is marred with some severe audio issues that deeply affected the experience, particularly in the final act.
Infliction: Extended Cut looks great on consoles and tells a good story but is hampered by its repetitive gameplay and lack of variety.
All in all, Infliction: Extended Cut is a decent, if unremarkable horror game that probably clings onto its inspirations a little too closely.
Infliction Extended Cut was a fun, scary, mysterious experience. The gameplay itself is very simple, but the story and the things you discover are what make you stay until the end. I enjoyed my time with it.
A fun and frightening story-driven horror indie game that impresses with its sheer attention to detail and genuinely unsettling atmosphere.
Infliction: Extended Cut derives almost all of its best ideas from much better games, making the whole thing feel like a chore rather than an ordeal. It simply does not cut it.
Horror is an intensely difficult genre to get right. You need to draw players in and immerse them in the experience to the point that they have an emotional connection to the game, and then hit them with things that are not just grotesque, but also deeply unsettling. Horror needs to engage the brain as it engages the more visceral reactions, and that's very hard to do. Infliction: Extended Cut doesn't get there. It's simply too pedestrian and rote to really work.
Certain events will or will not trigger during a playthrough, meaning that sometimes you may see things on a replay you didn't see before, giving it a high amount of replayability. The game also includes a museum-like behind the scenes feature that can be unlocked after you've beaten it for the first time, something I wish more games would do. I was pleasantly surprised by Infliction, and if you like horror games I think you will be, too.
It is just another haunted house and this one is not very amusing.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Dark insanity heads to consoles in Infliction: Extended Cut for PS4 and Xbox One, featurnig many improvements over the original PC release.
Infliction: Extended Cut is basically an upgraded version of Infliction that was released back in 2018. There are lots of new content in the new version such is new endings, new challenges and tweaked puzzles. The gameplay and engaging atmosphere are still as good and offer one of the most horrifying experiences ever.
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Try as it might, Infliction: Extended Cut can’t match the mighty P.T. when it comes to playing with your mind or providing scares, but it has a good go at it. For a game largely developed by just one man, that’s a pretty great achievement.
Infliction nails most of the traditions horror tropes and does well to create a genuinely intriguing and anxiety-inducing atmosphere with is detail design and ever-changing environments. However, the lack of any real memorable scares and countless scripted deaths that get old quickly paired with recurring performance issues consistently break the immersion that was so brilliantly created.
Those who are willing to take the time comb through Infliction: Extended will find a horror experience will leave you afraid of the dark.
I’ve had a long-standing fascination with horror from an early age, maybe too early. By the start of high school, I had been equally terrified and enthralled by films such as Candyman and Creepshow, had read The Shining and was devouring any horror novel that came my way. In 1999 Silent Hill dropped me right into a horror story, and I’ve loved horror games ever since. This week I’ve taken a shaky stroll through the psychological horror house of Infliction: Extended Cut.
A little P.T. here, a little Layers Of Fear there, a little Project Zero there - the mix in Infliction is just perfect. Clean graphics, bombastic sound and a good portion of psycho-horror let the debut album Infliction become a top 10 title of the genre. It is to be hoped that developer Clinton McCleary will remain true to the horror genre and provide us with even more atmospheric games of this kind. So. lights out! Headphones on! And off into the darkest, psychic abysses!
Review in German | Read full review
While some of the game’s mechanics, such as your limited defensive options, come across as a little half-baked, the oppressive atmosphere and genuine chills Infliction: Extended Cut delivers make it a standout survival horror title on a system that’s somewhat starved of them. Though many players will probably burn through the game’s five-hour story in just a few sittings, the New Game Plus Mode also does a good job of adding replay value with its revamped puzzles and more challenging gameplay.