- 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.
- Developer: Bloober Team
- Genre(s): Action Adventure, Survival
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Exploring Terror In Layers Of Fear 2
Positive: 4 out of 15
Mixed: 10 out of 15
Negative: 1 out of 15
Jun 5, 2019I 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.
Aug 13, 2019Bloober 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.
Aug 1, 2019Even 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.
May 27, 2019Layers 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.
Jun 2, 2019Bloober 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.
May 30, 2019If 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.
Jul 8, 2019Once 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.
Positive: 3 out of 14
Mixed: 8 out of 14
Negative: 3 out of 14
Jun 2, 2019I'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.
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Jun 21, 2020Best horror game I've ever played, kept me at the edge of my seat all the time
Jan 18, 2021Absolutamente 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
Aug 10, 2022Bei weitem nicht so gut wie der erste Teil, den ich gerne in Erinnerung halte. Kann man aber durchaus mal spielen.
May 30, 2019+ 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… Expand
Jan 17, 2022카피로 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....
Feb 5, 2021Gorgeous 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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