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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 It's a shame that outdated gameplay mechanics surfaces fairly quickly (and begins to frustrate shortly after).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: 82 out of 208
  2. Negative: 79 out of 208
  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. Oct 18, 2017
    10
    For anyone who is lover of horror games Evil Within is a must... You run and hide mostly... To me it's closest thing to old Resident Evil andFor anyone who is lover of horror games Evil Within is a must... You run and hide mostly... To me it's closest thing to old Resident Evil and Silent Hill games... but a bit scarier. Highly recommended, my guess that score is so low due to it's hardness... Expand
  3. Nov 29, 2017
    9
    Underrated game. Amazing horror experience even if it gets a little shoot em up by the last 3 chapters.

    Also janky controls keep this game
    Underrated game. Amazing horror experience even if it gets a little shoot em up by the last 3 chapters.

    Also janky controls keep this game from being perfect but still had an unforgettable time playing it.
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  4. Nov 14, 2014
    6
    I must admit that the game seemed stellar at first and I was blown away. I had the true feeling that this had the true essence of a niceI must admit that the game seemed stellar at first and I was blown away. I had the true feeling that this had the true essence of a nice continuation of what it was to be a true horror came, akin to early resident evil or the silent hill series (Do keep in mind this is relative to their release times).

    However, after less than a few hours of gameplay i was bitterly disappointed by the repetitive gameplay elements and it seemed that the game simply boiled to a gameplay that closely resembled a splinter cell with zombies.

    In the beginning i really had no expectations. My hopes were elevated to a completely fascinating degree, and dashed down like no before. Bravo.
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  5. Oct 21, 2014
    4
    Like most users say - bad screen aspect ratio and 30fps eclipse almost everything good with this game...
    It killed it for me, at least....
    Like most users say - bad screen aspect ratio and 30fps eclipse almost everything good with this game...
    It killed it for me, at least....
    4/10 i don't recommend
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  6. Nov 6, 2014
    3
    I thought it was just me that was getting motion sick from the 3rd person view, glad to read other people are having the same problem. I'mI thought it was just me that was getting motion sick from the 3rd person view, glad to read other people are having the same problem. I'm pretty disappointed with the controls too. Play the demo before you buy it. Expand
  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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