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  • Summary: While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a menacing and powerful force. After witnessing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a derangedWhile investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a menacing and powerful force. After witnessing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a daunting journey to unravel that which is behind this evil force. Expand
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  1. Oct 17, 2014
    10
    The Evil Within is a varied, deep, challenging and long game. Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks scare us, they mix puzzles and third personThe Evil Within is a varied, deep, challenging and long game. Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks scare us, they mix puzzles and third person shooting in a reborn survival horror that is visually poor. The Keeper, the Alpha mastodon and other ugly deformed will make you have nightmares. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2014
    10
    The Evil Within is a varied, deep, challenging and long game. Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks scare us, they mix puzzles and third personThe Evil Within is a varied, deep, challenging and long game. Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks scare us, they mix puzzles and third person shooting in a reborn survival horror that is visually poor. The Keeper, the Alpha mastodon and other ugly deformed will make you have nightmares. Expand
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    its a good time for the AAA survival horror genre. terrifying ambience, really tough gameplay (in the Dark Souls style of natural difficulty,its a good time for the AAA survival horror genre. terrifying ambience, really tough gameplay (in the Dark Souls style of natural difficulty, not scripted trial-and-error), and the graphics are also pretty good. horror or not, Shinji Mikami's games are always a blast to play through, and this is no exception Expand
  4. Sep 21, 2015
    7
    A major fan of Resident Evil 4, I was deeply looking forward to this game. It's easy to see the Resident Evil influence, however, it does notA major fan of Resident Evil 4, I was deeply looking forward to this game. It's easy to see the Resident Evil influence, however, it does not match it. Plagued by terrible gameplay mechanic choices, a seemingly endless supply of glitches, and awful optimisation, The Evil Within has more problems than the average game. With these issues rectified, the game could be an 8, maybe a 9. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2014
    5
    Honestly the game isn't that good. It actually blows. Been there done that..Copy of Rockstar's Max Payne/Manhunt to the extreme, a crappyHonestly the game isn't that good. It actually blows. Been there done that..Copy of Rockstar's Max Payne/Manhunt to the extreme, a crappy knockoff. The camera angles are terrible and you'd have a whole hell of an easier time controlling your onscreen character with a banana in a bowl of pudding. 5/10 is generous. Expand
  6. Nov 1, 2014
    4
    I only ended playing through the first chapter through this game. First off the intro of this game felt unnecessary. It could have been usedI only ended playing through the first chapter through this game. First off the intro of this game felt unnecessary. It could have been used as flashback cut scene or just a regular cut scene in the beginning because it quite boring to play through. Although after that, you end up getting into the your first dilemma pretty quickly. I think the build up for this just wasn't very good. The feel of the game and the gameplay felt fine as I was playing it, but there's one glaring problem that I had while I was playing. Shinji Mikami seemed to want to have the story drive the gameplay around, rather than what he's done with his other survival horror games, having the gameplay drive the story. Games like the Metal Gear Solid series or even the Last of Us, which is a game I didn't particularly like all work fine in having there story's drive the gameplay. The game is also quite linear. Although it can give the illusion of non linearity. I do like the overall design and feel of the game but the game isn't all that scary, there's to much gore and there doesn't seem to be much substance to this game. Also if your expecting something similar to Re4, your going to be very disappointed because quite frankly The Evil Within just isn't very fun like Re4 was, or even most of the other Resident Evil games for that matter. Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2014
    0
    This game is only intended to be survival-horror. But after first blinking enemy you find that they are common in this game. And fightingThis game is only intended to be survival-horror. But after first blinking enemy you find that they are common in this game. And fighting with enemy, who love to teleport behind you back is frustrating.

    Also game design is lame, areas are pretty small but empty, nothing to see. Paired with "darkness" -- most of the time you screen shows some abstract 2d picture (badly textured wall).
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