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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 It's a shame that outdated gameplay mechanics surfaces fairly quickly (and begins to frustrate shortly after).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. Positive: 77 out of 195
  2. Negative: 77 out of 195
  1. 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
  2. Feb 17, 2018
    10
    So GOOD resident evil 4's Son Game.
    just perfect japanese game
    Hard Diffulty and Creative Puzzles good shooting Feelings and high level Map
    So GOOD resident evil 4's Son Game.
    just perfect japanese game
    Hard Diffulty and Creative Puzzles good shooting Feelings and high level Map design.
    but letterbox was only worse and DLC 3 First Person view
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  3. Jun 17, 2018
    9
    Очень атмосферная игра, которая притягивает своим загадочным сюжетом.
  4. May 22, 2019
    6
    This game is a mixed bag. They tried to put so many things in this game that it turned out average. The controls are bad... the gameplay isThis game is a mixed bag. They tried to put so many things in this game that it turned out average. The controls are bad... the gameplay is not good. While, I liked fighting and coming up with ideas how to kill enemies and bosses, I hated the running sequences. I hate running away in any kind of game and I hate it here as well. Also, it's laughable how bad this pc port is. They don't respect PC gamers and they should be punished because of it. F**k them up boys. Pickens out. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2014
    4
    Unfortunately this is a poor quality port of a reasonably good game.

    If you enjoyed any of the Resident Evil games you will know what to
    Unfortunately this is a poor quality port of a reasonably good game.

    If you enjoyed any of the Resident Evil games you will know what to expect and quite certainly enjoy what is on offer here. If you look at the finer points of the level, enemy and overall gameplay design you will start to notice while this is a solid survival horror game, the overall design and execution is a little rough around the edges and becoming a little dated. Still an enjoyable game, but likely only if you already a fan of the genre.

    On PC however, this is a really poor quality port. The framerate is locked to 30fps, aspect ratio and FOV are both locked and the framerate is both poor and inconsistent.
    You can boost the framerate to 60fps by enabling the console, however this has various problems associated with it. Various environmental effects are noticeably still rendered at 30fps, you will get noticeable frame time and stuttering issues, as well the game struggles to stay above 60fps consistently even at only 1080p. Despite the use of a high end graphics card, you will still experience poor performance as the game underutilizes the GPU, as well it is has horribly unoptimized multi-threaded CPU performance to boot.
    Altering the aspect ratio reduces the effective FOV and you cannot increase the FOV, leaving very little adjustment available here.
    The Ultra Wide aspect ratio also will not display full screen on Ultra Wide displays, which is especially horrid as you end up with black bars on top and on the side of your screen.
    The game also crashes infrequently throughout.

    I would recommend this on PS4 or Xbox One, but the framerate drops away from 30fps quite often. So while on one hand I wouldn't recommend this game on PC, as a PC game, I would still recommend it over the console counterparts. Load times on the PC are significantly faster and you will be able to maintain a steady 30fps at a native 1080p with a reasonably powerful PC, just expect to have virtually no level of customization and essentially a console style experience from top to bottom.
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  6. Oct 14, 2014
    2
    If you want to ask about the quality of such PC port, this game only worth a zero. Many reviewers already mention the reasons, I won't repeatIf you want to ask about the quality of such PC port, this game only worth a zero. Many reviewers already mention the reasons, I won't repeat these.

    The graphic quality of this game is sub-par. Do you still remember the Wolfenstein New World Order? Yes, the game has the same engine as this game. So, what's the problem? Bulky game size with a blurry and low quality texture in game even with all graphic settings maxed out.

    The game play elements bring nothing new to the table, e.g. some collectibles to collect for upgrading player ability, stealth-oriented game play with insufficient ammo. Generally the game play style is just like the last of us, but with a dull and boring plot. If the terror elements of the story was on par with those classic Silent Hill, then this game could be great. However, the plot element is so thin and the atmosphere is so weak due to repetitive environment and lack in story depiction. So players are left with WTH is going on here most of the game.

    Finally, the game play time for this game is short. Some chapters may only last around 15 to 30 mins. If you are experienced gamer and good at stealth, you probably can beat the game within 5 hours.
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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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