The Suffering: Ties That Bind (2005)

The Suffering: Ties That Bind (2005)

About This Game

The game continues the story of Torque, a man sentenced to death for murdering his ex-wife and two children. In the original game, after arriving on death row in Abbot State Penitentiary on Carnate Island, off the coast of Maryland, an earthquake rocks the island, and the prison is attacked by strange supernatural creatures. During the mayhem, Torque escapes. Ties That Bind continues his story, as he flees the island and heads back to his home town of Baltimore, where he must face his past misdeeds, and confront his nemesis, a mysterious criminal kingpin known as Blackmore. Players who have a saved game from The Suffering can choose one of three different openings, based upon the ending they received in the first game. As with the original game, Ties That Bind also features three different endings, depending on the players’ actions throughout the game.

Ties That Bind received favorable reviews, but was generally criticized as being too similar to the original game. Some critics felt the game would only appeal to fans of the first game, while others argued the more complex storyline and serious moral issues made it worthwhile on its own merits. The game was a commercial failure, and although Surreal Software initially spoke about the possibility of a multi-game series, no further Suffering games were made.

The City has its demons… and so do you.

An inescapable enemy torment and persecutes torque. Even as he struggles to rid the streets of evil. The Dark Heart of the city can feel like a prison.

Can you free yourself?


  • Customise your insanity – use good or evil rage mode to destroy your foes.
  • Dozens of new monsters await your wrath… as well as your own demons.
  • Lead torque on all new battle through mean streets and an urban nightmare.

Game Details

Genre Shooter – Survival – Horror
Works on Windows (7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released September 26, 2005
Size 1.5 GB
Company Surreal Software / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.8 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
Storage: 1GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard

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