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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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  1. Positive: 50 out of 67
  2. Negative: 1 out of 67
  1. Nov 13, 2017
    90
    After three years of development, which were converted to 20 hours of playtime, The Evil Within 2 has totally unlocked its predecessor's potential. The wonderful story, the blood-freezing atmosphere, the big variety of horrific monsters and the great progress systems make The Evil Within 2 one of the best survival-horror games of the last few years. Indeed, the game is not bug-free, but those technical issues rarely happen and don't hurt the overall experience. If you like the genre (and particularly the previous title), The Evil Within 2 will be one of your best nightmares yet.
  2. Oct 12, 2017
    88
    The Evil Within 2 is not a small-scale indie production that can only appeal to a special target group with a certain form of phobia. As an expensive mainstream product it has to compromise. But I think this has been a wonderful success.
  3. Oct 16, 2017
    85
    The Evil Within 2 is a solid survival-horror game. It scares you and keeps you tense at all times. Despite the minor flaws you will be enjoying a 15 hours game full of sick, twisted, bloody and scary events, which will haunt you for days. A must buy.
  4. Oct 12, 2017
    80
    The Evil Within 2 is a must-play for fans of survival horror.
  5. Oct 16, 2017
    80
    John Johanas has masterfully taken up the directorial reigns and given us a game that, while it shares many trace elements of DNA with its predecessor, has more than enough of a distinct identity in order to separate it from the pack.
  6. Oct 17, 2017
    75
    While it didn’t scare me as much as I wanted it to, it packs plenty of tense moments and interesting situations into its somewhat inflated length and is definitely worth investigating for its atmosphere alone.
  7. Oct 16, 2017
    40
    A worse game than the already flawed original, whose poorly crafted action is as ineffective as its clichéd attempts at horror.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 264
  1. Feb 23, 2019
    10
    In the PS4 era, there wasn’t many true survival horror games being released. Much credited for having created 'survival horror' in gaming, itIn the PS4 era, there wasn’t many true survival horror games being released. Much credited for having created 'survival horror' in gaming, it was only logical that Shinji Mikami would want to keep it alive and well ! With this second game The Evil Within series proved it was now the king of this category of games. It blends Resident Evil, Silent Hill and its own unique touch. Even more intense and powerful than the first game, it's story is also better. A horror classic! Expand
  2. Oct 16, 2017
    10
    The Evil Within have a lot of improvement of previous game
    - Better graphics , better performance
    - Better gameplay with a lot of
    The Evil Within have a lot of improvement of previous game
    - Better graphics , better performance
    - Better gameplay with a lot of improvement including crating system ,
    - No annoying letter box
    - Bettter sound effect
    - Larger map
    - Voices acting is perfect
    Not many company can make horror game better than Shinji Mikami's game
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  3. Oct 13, 2017
    10
    this game is big improvement about anything
    the graphic are amazing, game-play improves very well, great story, awesome characters,
    this game is big improvement about anything
    the graphic are amazing, game-play improves very well, great story, awesome characters, challenging boss fights and many more
    i highly recommend this game to buy it
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  4. Nov 24, 2017
    9
    I liked the first one, but I loved this one. Everything is better; story, graphics, voice acting and gameplay. It's a lot of fun. I stronglyI liked the first one, but I loved this one. Everything is better; story, graphics, voice acting and gameplay. It's a lot of fun. I strongly recommend it. Expand
  5. Jun 27, 2020
    8
    A good game but not special
    Everything is better than the first game but could be better than this
  6. Dec 7, 2020
    7
    It was OK. I am not a horror game fan though. I enjoyed it, but didn't get any wow moment or feeling satisfied after beating the game.
  7. Dec 12, 2021
    0
    It's simply bad, way worse than first game, idk what happened, but this is pure action. If first game was like RE4, then this game is like RE6.

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