Every so often, a video game will come along that truly pushes the boundaries of what it means to be considered out of the norm. We've had a couple of those on PlayStation 4, and Pathologic 2 appears to be a late entry in that category -- arriving next week on Friday 6th March. The PlayStation Blog describes it as "a narrative-driven dramatic thriller about fighting a deadly outbreak in a secluded rural town", but it's so much more than that.

Pathologic 2 is a game which has divided fans and critics since its May 2019 release on PC thanks to its abnormally harsh nature with brutal survival mechanics and a difficulty level off the charts. You need to survive for 12 days in the town in question as you attempt to save those who have fallen victim to the virus while scavenging for food yourself -- an ordeal which is exhausting on purpose. While GameCritics called it a "masterpiece" at the time, Gamespot described it as a "product of a perverse design philosophy". As you can tell, Pathologic 2 is a bit divisive.

We'll see for yourselves when the game comes to PS4 next week, but is this a title which takes your fancy? Let us know in the comments below.

[source blog.us.playstation.com]