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  • Summary: You are Detective Sebastian Castellanos and at your lowest point. But when given a chance to save your daughter, you must enter a world filled with nightmares and discover the dark origins of a once-idyllic town to bring her back. Horrifying threats emerge from every corner as the worldYou are Detective Sebastian Castellanos and at your lowest point. But when given a chance to save your daughter, you must enter a world filled with nightmares and discover the dark origins of a once-idyllic town to bring her back. Horrifying threats emerge from every corner as the world twists and warps around you. Will you face adversity head on with weapons and traps, or sneak through the shadows to survive? Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Oct 23, 2017
    90
    The Evil Within 2 is an excellent game and a wonderful survival horror, perfectly mixing Silent Hill and Resident Evil 4 while correcting all the flaws of the original. The story’s better, the locations flow together well, the more open areas are fun to explore, and the ability to choose between action and stealth is very welcome. It’s also incredibly creepy with truly wonderful monster designs. The combat can be a little frustrating, especially early on, and occasionally the stiff Resident Evil 4/Gears of War-esque controls make things a little tougher than they need to be, but in general The Evil Within 2 hits the mark. If you’re looking for that ideal horror game to play on Halloween, this is the one to go for.
  2. Nov 15, 2017
    88
    Excellently playable survival horror that skillfully combines its fascinating (linear) plot with an open world.
  3. Oct 30, 2017
    85
    The Evil Within 2 get so much right that it's predecessor got wrong, and it's actually a great game on top of that. The initial chapters of the game start off slow, but then once things get rolling, this game is really hard to put down.
  4. Oct 12, 2017
    80
    Innovating within the bounds of horror's familiar tropes and rules is a difficult task, but one that The Evil Within 2 handles with grace. Developer Tango Gameworks cleverly introduces old-school horror design within the confines of a semi-open world that ultimately makes for a refreshing trip into a world of nightmares.
  5. Nov 8, 2017
    80
    The Evil Within 2 is a grand follow up from a studio who has set out to fix the pacing issues with the first game, while offering a bigger, more coherent title that looks better and plays better with the reworked stealth and upgrade mechanics, but without forgetting the parts that made most of the original a solid action horror title. The Evil Within 2 throws players into its disturbing, more personal world for Sebastian, offering some great horror scenarios and thrilling, tense action to back up its amazing monster and environment design. Even though this year has been amazing for games, it’s not been the most active for action horror fans, making The Evil Within 2 highly recommended for people who enjoy throwing themselves into disturbing adventures to get their thrills.
  6. Oct 16, 2017
    80
    An intense and thrilling psychological survival horror sequel that improves on its forerunner in almost every way.
  7. Oct 16, 2017
    60
    The Evil Within 2 is a better game than the original. While I feel that no part of the game close to the excellent opening moments of the chainsaw man chase that opened the first game, the sum of those parts makes for a better overall experience. That said, I did not really fancy any of it. My aforementioned gripes and PC port issues leave me feeling indifferent towards the scattered high points. In classic horror fashion, the game ends with a hint towards another sequel. Hopefully it will try breaking new ground in gameplay systems and offer a more compelling story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 133
  2. Negative: 24 out of 133
  1. Dec 8, 2019
    10
    This is one of the best games of survivor horror ever created! Great history , nice graphics and one of the best soundtracks for a horror gameThis is one of the best games of survivor horror ever created! Great history , nice graphics and one of the best soundtracks for a horror game , actually one of my favorites games of all time Expand
  2. Jul 4, 2020
    10
    Um dos melhores survival horror da atualidade, inovando e trazendo mundo aberto ao gênero e um dos melhores protagonistas dos games.

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  3. Oct 12, 2017
    10
    The Evil Within 2 redeemed the first one on every aspect, superior to any RE game in the last years, Shinji Mikami truly make things right this time .
  4. Feb 18, 2019
    9
    I am a self confessed huge fan of the original Evil Within, for me that game stands alone amongst survival horror games of this generation,I am a self confessed huge fan of the original Evil Within, for me that game stands alone amongst survival horror games of this generation, but it did cause me to get quite excited by the prospect of the sequel.

    Would this new game match up to it's superb precursor??
    In short, no. But that's perhaps more my personal preference then any downfall of the title itself.
    One of the things i liked most about the original were the wonderful environments that you were shepherded through in a very linear track, like a horror maze at an amusement park, the sequel still has these segments and they really shine proving to be the sequel at its best, but when it isn't following this strict path you're left in a small scale open world, which doesn't really feel very tight or especially interesting, with all most MMO like levels of disengagement in the game world, mobs wandering around aimlessly on set path ways, it kinda feels like this game was heading for a scripted experience like it's forebear and then someone in a boardroom said, it's got to have open world, open world is the future, and we ended up with what feels like shoehorned sections of openworld gameplay interspersed with the quality linear experience.

    When this game sticks to it's roots it's superb but the occasional open world distraction leaves it in the wake of it's superior forebear.

    Still excellent but not quite to the standards exhibited from it's seminal original.
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  5. Sep 10, 2021
    8
    نقاط قوت:
    1. گیم پلی خوب
    2. طراحی محیط 3. داستان سرایی نقاط ضعف: 1. گرافیک فنی و باگ های کیری 2. هوش مصنوعی تخمی .در کل که حتماً
    نقاط قوت:
    1. گیم پلی خوب
    2. طراحی محیط
    3. داستان سرایی

    نقاط ضعف:
    1. گرافیک فنی و باگ های کیری
    2. هوش مصنوعی تخمی

    .در کل که حتماً بازی کنید
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  6. Jul 18, 2020
    7
    this is a good game but if you played the first game you will notice this game are less horror, darker and not that difficult on the normalthis is a good game but if you played the first game you will notice this game are less horror, darker and not that difficult on the normal difficulty. the big plus of the game is the story and the character development of Sebastian, where in the first game the story was more focused on the villain.

    it is a good game,but i enjoyed the first one more. still i can't complain about this after all i got the game cheap and still fun to play.
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  7. Jan 31, 2022
    0
    I played this on PS4 and I hate this game's story and direction so much that I put negative review here as well. If you loved the first game,I played this on PS4 and I hate this game's story and direction so much that I put negative review here as well. If you loved the first game, you would be disappointed with this game. Expand

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