Infliction is an FPS adventure horror game, in which we discover dark secrets while visiting the once-abandoned home of a happy family. The title has won many independent awards and was developed by the Australian studio Caustic Reality, which is run by one person - Clinton McCleary.
Infliction is an interactive adventure game set in a (at first glance) normal-looking suburban home. It used to belong to a happy family, but an event turned the idyll into a tragedy. Our job is to find out what exactly happened here. But we have to be careful because we're not alone.
In terms of mechanics, Infliction is a standard horror game observed from first-person perspective, focusing on exploration and interaction with various objects. We will delve into fragments of memories from scattered letters and diary pages, listen to voice messages recorded by the household members and remnants of memories after clicking on the related object. All this in order to understand what happened and why we are here, because the game does not offer us an introduction explaining who our character is.
Infliction can be compared to Gone Home, but the significant difference is that in Infliction we're not alone in the building. Getting tips here is harder because we should avoid coming across an angry and hateful creature mysteriously connected with the house.
As the plot progresses, we discover more and more rooms, including those we do not expect to exist. And the farther we go, the darker locations await us.
The game has two difficulty levels: easy and hard. The easy mode involves guiding us to the missing element necessary to move the plot forward if we're wandering around the rooms for too long. In turn, the hard mode has no mercy and leaves us to ourselves.
Infliction offers a photorealistic environment with dynamic lighting. This is one of the key elements of building the atmosphere. However, due to the same dynamic light, people with epilepsy should approach the game with caution.
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or better
- 5.6 GB HDD
- Windows 7 64-bit