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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: 21 out of 210
  1. Jul 7, 2018
    10
    Awesome. if you enjoy survival horror games like Resident Evil and Dead Space this is the game for you. I suggest to play this game the properAwesome. if you enjoy survival horror games like Resident Evil and Dead Space this is the game for you. I suggest to play this game the proper way aka right all the way on survival difficulty. I also suggest to invest into good pair of headphones to get best immersion into this game. Myself I've been playing this game on cinematic mode through PSVR. Playing this game on big screen with surround sound headphones is a special experience ! I cannot wait for Resident Evil 2 coming out next year ! Expand
  2. Apr 13, 2018
    10
    the evil within 2 jogo com uma historia mais consistente que o primeiro titulo! mais variedade de exploração personagem esta mais determinadothe evil within 2 jogo com uma historia mais consistente que o primeiro titulo! mais variedade de exploração personagem esta mais determinado do que no primeiro titulo pois agora tem um grande incentivo para isso! gráficos lindíssimos e cenários criativos e deferentes entre sí! trilha sonora épica que combina com enredo! PERFEITO!!!! Expand
  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. Jul 29, 2018
    9
    Great atmosphere, feels more like open world than first game. Characters are well designed, theonly lack is horror factors reducing in lateGreat atmosphere, feels more like open world than first game. Characters are well designed, theonly lack is horror factors reducing in late game but still recommend anyone who is interested in this type of games. Expand
  5. Aug 23, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great Survival horror. Evil within 2 is a solid one. You can't rush it, u must be patient and u must think. You always find yourself barley surviving. I miss fire a lot, I just don't want those creepy idiots to get near me. lol I like the upgrade system where u have to earn it, I like the story, I like the open world. Before I bought the game I read reviews about its an open world survival horror and I was like how is that going to make sense, but I said ok, let me see. The truth is its not a typical open world just partial and I love it just like that.

    I played the first one, it was good and I enjoyed it, it was more creepy though, but hey this is also creepy and u can play it in FPS or THIRD after u update it. The best moments was towards the end. It was so emotional that I felt so sorry for Sebastian.

    Its a great game. If you like resident evil or horror games, u should play this. Don't play easy, play it on normal at least, and don't enable auto aim. Its better than Resident evil 7.
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  6. Mar 1, 2018
    8
    A much better game than the first. I really enjoyed the combat and the story. The developers definitely learned from the mistakes they made inA much better game than the first. I really enjoyed the combat and the story. The developers definitely learned from the mistakes they made in the first game, and it really shows. There are some dips with the framerate when it gets intense but it doesn't take away the fun. It's definitely not one of the best horror games out there, but it's very good. 8.5/10

    Pros:
    Good story
    Good combat system
    Scary monsters
    Creepy/Frightening atmosphere
    Length of the game-it's actually pretty long for a horror game if you do the side stuff

    Cons:
    Framerate, sometimes it dips a bit. I have it on the ps4 not PC
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  7. May 9, 2020
    0
    I dont Like it. Its Not so fun.............................................

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