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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: 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: 40 out of 270
  1. May 30, 2019
    10
    What a great game. Felt like playing a game that was similar to the movies The Matrix and Inception.
  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 20, 2017
    9
    This is a really impressive game. The atmosphere and characters are great. The story was entertaining and the gameplay was pretty much whatThis is a really impressive game. The atmosphere and characters are great. The story was entertaining and the gameplay was pretty much what you'd expect from a 3rd person survival horror game. It could have done with a few more side quests but that's really the only negative I can think of. Expand
  5. Jul 10, 2020
    8
    The graphics and gameplay are awesome, the semi open world improved on the linearity of the first, the story is a bit wonky sometimes, but itThe graphics and gameplay are awesome, the semi open world improved on the linearity of the first, the story is a bit wonky sometimes, but it doesn't detract from the plot and the atmosphere is nightmarishly beautiful. In conclusion: A very good survival horror game and a worthy sequel. Expand
  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. 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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