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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: 93 out of 136
  2. Negative: 25 out of 136
  1. Jun 21, 2019
    10
    The Evil Within 2 is a excellent game about the fera, that live in our souls. The main character - Sebastian Castellanos, have his own death,The Evil Within 2 is a excellent game about the fera, that live in our souls. The main character - Sebastian Castellanos, have his own death, that kill him from inside. I really love this game, and, I hope, we will wait for it to continue, or at least, DLC's Expand
  2. May 7, 2020
    10
    I've finally played this game during quarantine, I loved it, just amazing gameplay and storytelling.
  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. Dec 12, 2017
    9
    Excellent game. There are many improvements over the original, but there are weird design decisions that also hurt the game. Two stepsExcellent game. There are many improvements over the original, but there are weird design decisions that also hurt the game. Two steps forward, one step back kind of thing.

    Pros:
    -Much improved story over the original
    -Open-world that is actually good
    -Fantastic pacing and creepy environments
    -Improved stealth, making survival options much more dynamic
    -Realistic AI; zombies are dumb, bosses are smart
    -Interesting dialogue between main characters (mostly)

    Cons:
    -Dated graphics
    -Weird camera responsiveness*
    -Enemy design is worse than first game
    -Non-linear level design is less scary
    -Occasional bugs when interacting with the environment or enemies

    *Aiming the camera is backwards. It's un-modern. Zooming in should slow down the aiming, right? Well, here, the camera moves at the same speed when zoomed. That makes it really hard to aim certain weapons like the pistol. On top of that, it feels way too slow when you aren't aiming down sights. Very, very strange design decision that took me hours to get used to.
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  5. Apr 15, 2021
    8
    Lo jugue hace años muy recomendado de las mejores experiencias de horror survival de la generacion sin dudas.
  6. Oct 5, 2018
    7
    Apesar de seus fatos negativos, The Evil Within 2 chega para mostrar porque veio. Sua experiência apesar de tudo é incrível e desafiadora, eApesar de seus fatos negativos, The Evil Within 2 chega para mostrar porque veio. Sua experiência apesar de tudo é incrível e desafiadora, e em certos momentos você pode deixar de lado alguns pontos incompletos da história para simplesmente se divertir (ou entrar em pânico simplesmente). Apesar de tudo, é sim um jogo importante para sua prateleira. Expand
  7. Jul 24, 2022
    0
    The worst sequel I've ever played. The story is just boring and not related to the first game at all. Even Sebastian is so different from theThe worst sequel I've ever played. The story is just boring and not related to the first game at all. Even Sebastian is so different from the first game. The villains are all weak and boring. The gameplay lacks qualities. Such a disappointment. Expand

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