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Pathologic is open-world survival adventure game and is remake of a ruthless and critically acclaimed Russian survival adventure game from 2005.

A mysterious and deadly disease breaks out in a remote town built upon old tanneries and butcheries. Whilst the disease can be identified by physical symptoms, its roots and origins remain mysterious. The disease is highly infectious and deadly. It affects the neural and the blood-circulating systems, crippling both body and mind.

A plague breaks out in a remote town full of weird local traditions. Three healers try to fight it: a scientist from the Capital, the son of a local shaman, and a half-crazed girl. Each of them has their own idea of how the terrible disease came to be, and what is real magic to one of them becomes backwards superstitions to another.

Taking on the role of any of these doctors, you’ll try to overcome the invisible evil while doing your best not to succumb to the disease, to bandits, hunger, and fatigue; scavenging and bartering for pills, bread, and milk.

But it’s hard to survive in Pathologic.

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What Pathologic Feels Like:

The game gives you three playable characters to choose from and over 70 hours of gaming. Your goal will always be to determine the origins of Sand Plague and save the Town (or what’s left of it). But in order to do that you’ll first have to survive, and that won’t be an easy task. The plot of Pathologic is broken into twelve days, each of them bringing new stories, quests, and events. Time flows mercilessly: if you fail to finish a task when it’s due, the opportunity goes away—as do human lives.

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You are completely free to roam and explore the Town, bartering, talking to strangers and generally surviving. The hero needs to eat and sleep, to take care of his immune system, it’s the only thing that can preserve him from being infected with the Plague. To do all that you’ll need resources: fresh water, bandages, bullets; even bread and coffee grains, but inflation and panic will steal things from you, making merchants greedy and turning the townsfolk into shameless bandits. But your scariest enemy is not a bandit armed to his teeth, but rather the disease itself.

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Check out the Kickstarter video below:

Pathologic is a plot-driven survival open world adventure game for PS4 and is also set to come to PC and Xbox One.

We are very excited to see this game released and we can’t wait to get our hands on it! Follow Ice-Pick Lodge on twitter or visit their website and Tell’em Punk and Lizard sent you. We’ll be bringing more news on Pathologic soon.

Verocious

Verocious is our contributor from The Hague and is an avid gamer since the day his father bought his first computer. He grew up playing games like Wolfenstein 3d, Duke Nukem and Tomb Raider. Although he loves all kinds of genres, he’s not really familiar with JRPG and Sports games. His favourite of all time is The Last of Us, and has a big love for Indie games.

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