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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: 66 out of 84
  2. Negative: 6 out of 84
  1. Oct 24, 2019
    10
    I beat this game like 12 times, the story is perfect and the gameplay is awesome. Better than the first one imo.
  2. Oct 18, 2017
    10
    I took a chance buying this game at full price, especially with mixed feelings about the first in the series.

    I could hardly believe the
    I took a chance buying this game at full price, especially with mixed feelings about the first in the series.

    I could hardly believe the quality I witnessed throughout the entire game. It is a phenomenal masterpiece. A perfect sequel, in the way that it improves -everything- from the predecessor. This game is completely insane and thoroughly amazing. Extremely fun, replayable, engaging, rewarding, has epic Bioshock-quality characters, with movie quality cinematics in a few areas, and the gunplay is superb. Excellent character progression. The ending is really satisfying and it's the ending we deserve. I was really shocked at how great this game was. Each day I started it up, it was a pleasure and a privilege. Thank you Bethesda, as it was obvious you were much more involved in this title, compared to the first one. It's obvious that your relationship with the revered designer, Shinji Mikami and his employees at Tango Gameworks is a special one.

    Thank you for making such a great game!
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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. Oct 18, 2017
    9
    When you first start Evil Within 2 and reach Act 3 you'll probably ask yourself what exactly was the point in Acts 1 & 2? But considering thisWhen you first start Evil Within 2 and reach Act 3 you'll probably ask yourself what exactly was the point in Acts 1 & 2? But considering this game has 17 Acts you'll soon learn why as you progress. The Evil Within 2 is everything the first game in the series should've been. It's clean, creepy with some disturbing locations and the Story including the cutscenes is well executed. The open world transition in the first game didn't really pan out but it works great here. I don't think i've had to sneak around any open world map as much as i did in Evil Within 2. Well worth the price. One annoyance is the number of times the Clint Eastwood voiceover says "What the..." Expand
  5. Oct 27, 2017
    8
    I didn't like the first but The Evil Within 2 has improve everything. This 2nd part is much better as the previous one.
    PROS: Interesting
    I didn't like the first but The Evil Within 2 has improve everything. This 2nd part is much better as the previous one.
    PROS: Interesting story + Nice weapons & crafting system + Good ambient & graphics + Good side missions + Much to explore and different ways to cope the missions + Balanced checkpoints + etc

    CONS: Total manual camera + No gamepad custom buttons
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  6. Mar 5, 2018
    8
    Despite the occurrence of some new issues, the experience offered by The Evil Within 2 is much more refined, cohesive and intense than that ofDespite the occurrence of some new issues, the experience offered by The Evil Within 2 is much more refined, cohesive and intense than that of its predecessor. Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2017
    0
    Polygon is a disgrace. 10 out of 10? lol wtf... this broken release of a game is nowhere near a 10 out of 10.

    This is how is should have
    Polygon is a disgrace. 10 out of 10? lol wtf... this broken release of a game is nowhere near a 10 out of 10.

    This is how is should have been reviewed...

    "Will you more than likely see buggy bs in every match you play more than once per match?"

    "Yes you will! 0 out of 10"
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