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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Oct 15, 2014
    85
    The Evil Within has achieved something that not many games have lately: It scared me. Thanks for Mikami-san!
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 15, 2014
    82
    As the Japanese survival horror genre goes, The Evil Within feels a bit old fashion but in a good way. It certainly has the potential of becoming a cult classic. [Nov 2014]
  3. Oct 27, 2014
    80
    If you like the idea of Resident Evil 4 crossed half-and-half with Silent Hill then The Evil Within is the game for you. Just be prepared to put up with 30 FPS.
  4. Oct 15, 2014
    70
    If you like old-school third-person action games with horror elements, I'd recommend picking up The Evil Within on a console, possibly at a price cut. It will definitely scratch the itch of someone who has been pining for a return to the older days of gaming, but everyone else who has come to expect that certain layer of polish likely won't be amused.
  5. Oct 28, 2014
    65
    The Evil Within is an unoriginal but interesting concept that keeps the player on the edge of his or hers seat and makes the blood flow faster. It's a shame that outdated gameplay mechanics surfaces fairly quickly (and begins to frustrate shortly after). The game is quite easy to be memorized move by move, room by room - and that kills all the horror. The Evil Within is not bad at the survival part, it's quite good as a stealth game and mediocre as a shooter. It has an interesting story and dull characters - all of that can be fun, but I think expectations were much bigger.
  6. Oct 30, 2014
    60
    Despite darkness being a horror game’s natural habitat, living so much in other game’s shadows limits The Evil Within from being the genre redefining classic it really should have been.
  7. Oct 29, 2014
    40
    For every brilliant moment, there's a handful only worthy of exasperated annoyance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 292
  1. Jul 12, 2021
    10
    Graphics in this game were ahead of it's time, looking at trash games like cyberpunk2077 makes me like games like this even more (and overallGraphics in this game were ahead of it's time, looking at trash games like cyberpunk2077 makes me like games like this even more (and overall open-world as well) Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2014
    10
    The game's been really underestimated..
    Good graphics: Check!
    Good story that goes along with the gameplay: Check! Good gameplay: Check!
    The game's been really underestimated..
    Good graphics: Check!
    Good story that goes along with the gameplay: Check!
    Good gameplay: Check!
    Scary atmosphere: Check!
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  3. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    You can unlock 60 fps and gg this game is **** awesome !!!! one of the best horror games in years so go and buy it now!!!!! or the evil willYou can unlock 60 fps and gg this game is **** awesome !!!! one of the best horror games in years so go and buy it now!!!!! or the evil will kill you!! Expand
  4. Oct 31, 2019
    8
    Гораздо лучше второй части, на мой взгляд. Именно сурвайвал хоррор - патронов никогда не хватает, герой дохнет от любого чиха, враги страшные,Гораздо лучше второй части, на мой взгляд. Именно сурвайвал хоррор - патронов никогда не хватает, герой дохнет от любого чиха, враги страшные, озвучка хорошая. Визуальный дизайн просто прекрасен. И идиотские черные полосы сверху и снизу можно отключать Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2014
    6
    For anyone who doesn't want to read all of my review the game is buggy as hell(on the pc release at least) and the enemies are just terribleFor anyone who doesn't want to read all of my review the game is buggy as hell(on the pc release at least) and the enemies are just terrible in all honesty dumber and glitchier than anything i've seen i quite some time. (note: i'm also a fan of Shinji mikami's other games but this is a load of trash for the price you'd be paying)

    The game is a disappointment it really is...... I've been looking forward too this game since it was first announced however after playing the game doesn't seem finished it seems like it was shipped early about 85% complete : The game play would be fun if it wasn't so buggy the biggest problem i'm having is the frame rate is absolute murder it constantly goes up and down on a ridiculous level to the point where sometimes it becomes completely unplayable. The enemy ai behaves really badly. Some situations where it should be nerve racking terrifying and difficult are in fact laughably easy due to the enemy a.i. behaving such as running into walls i have only gotten to chapter five but the last boss Laura i think her name was behaved so stupidly that i could literally walk around at ease without any threat whatsoever.
    The voice acting is bad and when i say bad where i think they just used where the voice actors read the script in completely neutral and decided to use them like that i honestly didn't believe until i played and tried it i literally laughed because it was so out of place in the environment. The graphics are fine they don't have any problem for me the story seemed like it would be decent too if i could actually play the game and get to it i'm at the point where i thought it seemed like such a complete and total waste of my time i'm extremely unhappy with the product. Maybe get the game in awhile when its much cheaper but as it stands now do not get this game for its price it seems like it would be a great game if nor for the performance issues and bad a.i.
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  6. Nov 15, 2014
    4
    The Evil Within had a lot of potential. The story centres around a generic type detective who, upon attending the scene of an asylum whichThe Evil Within had a lot of potential. The story centres around a generic type detective who, upon attending the scene of an asylum which has been subjected to an unexplained revolt by its inmates, is drawn inside the asylum to investigate. He is instead captured by the force within and must survive through a range of horrifying and deadly encounters not of this world.

    The problem with the PC game is that it constantly crashes for me and the frame of view is weird with top and bottom black movie-type banners. Perhaps best to wait to get this one in the bargain bin/Steam sale. Hopefully by that they will have patched all the bugs.
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  7. Sep 18, 2016
    0
    The Evil Within is a very flawed game. The game suffers from many technical problems that mar the experience. The game has an extremely lowThe Evil Within is a very flawed game. The game suffers from many technical problems that mar the experience. The game has an extremely low frame rate. The highest frame rate The Evil WIthin will reach is 30. The game also has these annoying black bars that ruin the experience by making it impossible to see what is going on during the game. The Evil Within was created by Shinji Mikami the creator of the Resident Evil series. I personally love Resident Evil 4 and it is one of my favorite games of all time. The game reuses the same combat from Resident Evil 4 which is not ok. Resident Evil 4 came out about 10 years ago. The game also features horrible clunky stealth sections where you use throwable distractible objects and then sneak behind the enemy and use a one use stealth weapon to kill them. The game uses these awful run a bit sections where you run from enemies in terrible run sections where it is hard to see due to the horrible camera which gets stuck on things easily. The Evil Within is the worst horror game I have ever played and one of the worst video games I have ever played. It was so bad that couldn’t finish it. Resident Evil 7 is coming out soon I hope for the love of god that is takes no influences from this game. The Evil Within gets my lowest rating of a 0/10. Expand

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