Ice-Pick Lodge’s unforgettable oddity of psychological survival in a plague-stricken town, completely remastered with updated graphics and newly translated dialogue, Pathologic Classic HD is available now for PC on Steam, GOG.com and Humble Store.
Ten years since its debut, Pathologic has spread to become a worldwide cult classic, its macabre storytelling both unsettling and alluring in its eccentricity, its gameplay prodding at the fragile boundaries of convention.
Embark on a dark journey to explore a remote town built upon old tanneries and butcheries just as a mysterious and deadly disease breaks out. An educated doctor, The Bachelor, is sent to investigate, but he is not alone. One of the volunteers, The Changeling, is a strange girl who believes she can heal with her hands, and the other, The Haruspex, is a talented amateur who’s fond of experimental surgery.
Taking on the role of one of these doctors you will explore the town, its weird traditions, and the complex relationships of its inhabitants. You will only have twelve days to defeat the invisible enemy called the Sand Plague. You cannot shoot, barter, nor reason with this enemy, and only one thing is for certain; you can’t save everyone.
Pathologic Classic HD is an extensively remastered re-release featuring updated graphics and effects while addressing the most prominent criticisms of the original game with a newly translated script, and new voice-overs including reinstated dialogue. Released in anticipation of the Kickstarted Pathologic Remake currently in development, Pathologic Classic HD is the definitive rendition of Ice-Pick Lodge’s seminal game.