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  • Summary: Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game with an emphasis on exploration and story. Players control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner. Beware, for all may not truly be what it seems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 90
    I wish more horror games were like Layers of Fear 2. It's a mature and intelligent understanding of the deeper and more meaningful elements of horror, and while I can have as much fun as anyone creeping around a Resident Evil game and shooting the ugly monsters while being startled by the jump scares, it's something like this that I end up reflecting on well after I've finished playing, and this is the kind of game that I return to when I'm looking for an actual horror experience.
  2. Aug 13, 2019
    86
    Bloober Team once again gets the most primal and instinctive fear in the body, creating a second chapter in which his way of telling a story of terror and delirium through exploration and setting will delight fans of the saga.
  3. Aug 1, 2019
    80
    Even though both Layers of Fear's stories are not linked, this sequel follows up the style of the original game. All the horror comes from the peculiar stagings and visuals used by Bloober Team that cause a constant sensation of anguish. Also, the different "homages" to several movie classics are a great classy touch.
  4. May 27, 2019
    70
    Layers of Fear 2 falls short in one too many areas for us to consider it a classic, but the experience that remains is still well worth your time. Predictable horror conventions aside, spectacular visuals, a haunting atmosphere, and impressive shape-shifting environments are sure to keep you up at night.
  5. 70
    Bloober Team have made some important strides with Layers of Fear 2. Visually, there is a sharper, clearer look on display. Pacing is improved with scares not being laid on so thick and heavy. It does seem to lack some atmospheric qualities but the chase sequences do offer the player something to beware. Failure can hamper the flow and the storytelling is a little heavy-handed. For the most part, Layers of Fear 2 is a good effort.
  6. May 30, 2019
    70
    If I could, I would score Layers of Fear 2 somewhere between Null and Infinity, but I can't, and as everyone is going to have a different view on Layers of Fear 2 the score is pretty much irrelevant. If you know your films and consider yourself reasonably intelligent then I would recommend at least taking a look at Layers of Fear 2. I *think* I enjoyed it, but I honestly couldn't promise that you or anyone else would. What an odd curio of a game.
  7. Jul 8, 2019
    40
    Once the novelty of a new game fades, what we’re left with is a failure of a title that simply loses itself after the first hour or so. And you end up going in bizarre circles without any sense of satisfaction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Jun 2, 2019
    10
    I've played this game 2 times and I am now on my 3rd playthrough, and FOR ME Layers of Fear 2 is a masterpiece just like the first one was.I've played this game 2 times and I am now on my 3rd playthrough, and FOR ME Layers of Fear 2 is a masterpiece just like the first one was.

    Layers of Fear is a very personal experience, so the best advice I can give is that you don't take in account the opinion of others. It is a game that you need to experience for yourself.

    Also, this is not a game for everyone. To fully enjoy you need to have in mind that this is a game very different than any other game out there.
    To enjoy it you need to have patience, to pay attention to every detail, to take your time, and to play it more than once.

    Just as the name says, the experience is made by more than one layer, and the more times you play it more you discover and it makes more sense.

    The first time I finished this game I felt a bit disappointed. That's because this time Bloober was more ambitious and experimented a major variety of ambiences and a even more abstract aproach to the storytelling. But then I just took some time to think about the game and writed down some ideas about what I saw in it. I created some theories. And this was the part when the fun began.

    I felt like the game was finally taking form in my mind.
    Then I started to play a second time and every detail was making way more sense this time. That was the point when I felt that this really was something that came out from Bloober Team's minds.

    Now I am loving the game just as I loved the first one.

    I already started my 3rd playthrough as I said before, and I am really enjoying the game a lot more than when I played it for the first time.

    So my advice is:

    - This is not a game for everyone.
    - This is not totally equal to the first one, so take your time to put the pieces of the story together and play more than once.
    - Don't be so hard on trying to figure out everything on the story. There's no right or wrong version. That's the beauty of it. The truth is what you believe it is and what makes more sense to YOU.

    Thank you for reading.
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  2. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    Best horror game I've ever played, kept me at the edge of my seat all the time
  3. Jan 18, 2021
    10
    Absolutamente essencial para quem gosta de jogos de terror. Superior ao primeiro em muitos aspectos, gráficos, história, terror e desta vezAbsolutamente essencial para quem gosta de jogos de terror. Superior ao primeiro em muitos aspectos, gráficos, história, terror e desta vez com um inimigo de quem temos de fugir em certas ocasiões. Não se deixem enganar por reviews menos favoráveis ou vão passar ao lado de uma masterpiece Expand
  4. May 30, 2019
    6
    + subtiler Horror
    + stabile Bildrate
    + interessantes Setting + kurz und knackig von der Spiellänge - zu viele Lade Bildschirme für ein Layers
    + subtiler Horror
    + stabile Bildrate
    + interessantes Setting
    + kurz und knackig von der Spiellänge

    - zu viele Lade Bildschirme für ein Layers of Fear
    - zu viele offene Fragen am Ende
    - Horror verfliegt nach der Zeit
    - Try and Error Passagen
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  5. May 29, 2019
    6
    Layers of Fear 2
    Disappointing
    It breaks my heart to put out this review as I love bloobr team, The first layers of fear game is easily in
    Layers of Fear 2
    Disappointing
    It breaks my heart to put out this review as I love bloobr team, The first layers of fear game is easily in my top 5 horror games of all times, the atmosphere, the story telling, the mystery, the constant shifting environments…
    It’s so underrated…
    And here we are with the squeal, and it’s on the flipside..
    So overrated
    Layers of Fear 2 is a little over 4 hour long psychological horror game...
    I would consider this a more walking simulator type much like the first game.. however way more linear…
    Instead of an abandoned house, layers of fear takes place on an abandoned ship
    which obviously means less chances to be innovative and keep the experience fresh, however there is the added element of the story that focuses around actors, storytelling, plays…
    There’s the opportunity to bring set pieces to life, and this opportunity just isn’t taken advantage of…
    My biggest issue with Layers of Fear 2 is the setting.. the environment…
    It feels the same from start to finish, there are still the shifting rooms of the first game, but these rooms just shift into basically the same room you just left, but this is far from my only problem… the story was so hard for me to follow… im either really dumb which is possible, or this story is completely pointless background noise of a mediocre haunted house experience..
    Youre not even sure who youre playing as until the end of the game.. btw there are multiple endings much like the first layers of fear, but unlike the first I couldn’t bother actually playing again to get them all…
    one critique I had with the original that was fixed here is if an item or drawer is interact able, theres usually something in it… it isn’t a drawer opening simulator like the first could feel at times
    But that’s the only saving grace
    Layers of Fear 2 just isn’t enjoyable…
    It’s not scary its not spooky, it’s just a bunch of water damage and manikins
    manikins work for like 1 cheap scare per horror game… you can’t do a whole game relying on their creepiness…
    I’ve went to like 1000 clothing stores with my girlfriend, I’ve become numb to them
    There’s not much else to say about this game
    story is unintriguing
    There’s load screens and annoying loading in between opening doors that breaks immersion and flow
    chase sequences are just annoying get lucky in a maze or die over and over
    puzzles are basically nonexistent
    the manikins are just lame
    and Environment is boring and repetitive
    If you’ve played 30 minutes, you’ve played all 4 hours
    This is the very definition of just an okay game
    I give Layers of Fear 2
    a 6/10
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  6. Jan 17, 2022
    5
    카피로 시작한 게임과 그 제작사의 한계가 여실히 들어나는 작품. 첫째로 안무섭다는 점에서 이 게임은 존재이유의 50%를 상실했다....카피로 시작한 게임과 그 제작사의 한계가 여실히 들어나는 작품. 첫째로 안무섭다는 점에서 이 게임은 존재이유의 50%를 상실했다....
  7. Feb 5, 2021
    2
    Gorgeous graphics do nothing to help this muddled pretentious mess. Horrid pacing issues, clunky nonsense game design, frustrating mechanics,Gorgeous graphics do nothing to help this muddled pretentious mess. Horrid pacing issues, clunky nonsense game design, frustrating mechanics, and a god awful artsy-fartsy try-hard story. I really loved the first game but the sequel was painful to get through. 3 hours too long. The narration sounds like it was written in a college poetry class and might as well have been plucked from a disneyland haunted house ride. The mannequins stopped being scary or interesting after about 4 minutes. Had literally no idea who my character was for pretty much the entire duration of the game and could not figure out for the life of me why I was supposed to even care about who he was or what was happening. Stay away from this mess. Expand

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