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  • Summary: Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game with an emphasis on exploration and story. Players control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner. Beware, for all may not truly be what it seems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 46
  2. Negative: 2 out of 46
  1. May 28, 2019
    90
    The jump scares are a bit overdone, same as the original Layers of Fear, and there’s an abysmal chase sequence in the second act that could’ve been cut completely. Still, Bloober Team’s rapidly proved itself as a master of psychological horror, using symbolism in ways most games don’t even attempt, let alone achieve. So what if it’s not very scary? There’s more important work to be done. Great work.
  2. May 29, 2019
    85
    Layers of Fear 2 is a fascinating horror game that centers on exploring a mysterious ship and its ever-changing layout. It isn't the scariest game, but the unsettling nature of everything you encounter more than makes up for it. The constant environmental changes designed to mess with you are amazing and one of the best aspects.
  3. May 24, 2019
    80
    Though LoF2's message may be cryptic at first, with every layer that is pulled back, more insight is revealed. If life is a stage, and all the men and women are merely players... where does that put you? What does it mean to be the captain of your own destiny? Will you let your past define you, or your future? The player is confronted with each question with the brute force of a formless ghost. The horror is real, but you may not be.
  4. May 30, 2019
    70
    Layers of Fear 2 is better than its predecessor and mostly succeeds at its attempts to induce psychological horror. It is only marred by a few sections that, despite the fact that you’re running, tend to bring the pace to a halt, hindering the entire experience.
  5. May 24, 2019
    66
    The winning formula does not change: this is what the boys of Blooper must have thought that, after the excellent commercial success of the first Layers of Fear, they have slavishly replicated the structure with some more interactivity.
  6. May 24, 2019
    65
    Layers of Fear 2 is striking in its unsettling places, but is a looser experience than its predecessor, losing the player with busywork puzzles and winding corridors.
  7. Jul 8, 2019
    40
    Similarly to its predecessor, a striking presentation is not enough for Layers of Fear 2 to overcome a jumbled menagerie of cliches, jump scares, and overwrought writing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 37
  2. Negative: 13 out of 37
  1. May 28, 2019
    10
    Great and unforgettable experience. LOF 2 is even better than LOF! BT knows how to make scary games! Must have for any horror fan!
  2. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    Best horror game I've ever played, kept me at the edge of my seat all the time
  3. Jun 28, 2019
    9
    I play this Game on pc this is absoultly thrilling best horror i ever played who ever create this game must be someday professional horrorI play this Game on pc this is absoultly thrilling best horror i ever played who ever create this game must be someday professional horror movie producer Expand
  4. May 5, 2021
    7
    I just finished the game.My overall impressions of the game are mediocre.I won't say that the game is bad or good.This game has a good storyI just finished the game.My overall impressions of the game are mediocre.I won't say that the game is bad or good.This game has a good story with nice graphics,but the problem is that most of your time playing is not gonna be scary.I would like to say that some very small parts of the game are scary: for example in act 2 there was some picture of a boy walking on his arms and legs,if you put last picture where there is a zoom on the boys face,it will do a jump scare,which for me was creepy.I could go much further with some detail but in overall experience i would give it a 7/10. Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2020
    5
    Honestly? I was kind of let down by this game, doubly so coming fresh off the heels of the original. Its atmosphere, while having theHonestly? I was kind of let down by this game, doubly so coming fresh off the heels of the original. Its atmosphere, while having the potential to be compelling, has much to be desired. Any unnerving energy present in the first has been traded in for instakill chase scenes, which matters even less considering the abundance of checkpoints. Its jumpscares fall flat as there's less buildup than was present in the original, and it comes off feeling forced and cheaper as a result. There were so many moments where I felt "I could be experiencing the original again", which is an underwhelming sentiment for a sequel to provide.
    Its clearer path towards endings makes sense considering the narrative, and it has moments of intrigue, but these islands are few and far between in an ocean of clunky gameplay and an underwhelming atmosphere. Overall, this felt much more misguided than the original, which is heartbreaking.
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  6. Nov 6, 2020
    4
    Layers of Fear is not bad.
    The observer is excellent.
    Layers of Fear 2 is **** In my opinion, the reasons are obvious. Observer is a game.
    Layers of Fear is not bad.
    The observer is excellent.
    Layers of Fear 2 is ****
    In my opinion, the reasons are obvious. Observer is a game. You need to do something, to participate in the process. In Layers of Fear 2 you're just a spectator. But you are not allowed to watch calmly, for some reason they added a completely useless monster, which is insanely irritating. They try to scare you, you want to see how, but it turns out that you have to run. Sorry, but you are not a frictional games, you do not know how to make such games. So do what you do well. Make scary detectives.
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  7. Aug 16, 2019
    0
    This game is nothing like the first one. The chase scenes and strobe lights are miserable.

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