I’m not going to say that Shadows 2 is terrible or anything, because it’s not: if you want a few jump scares, it’ll do the trick. If you want more, though — like, say, an interesting story, or creepy visuals, or anything that makes a horror game worth remembering — look elsewhere, because you won’t find it here. Mind you, even if it were here, you wouldn’t be able to see it.
Shadows 2: Perfidia tries to create an atmosphere of horror but the result is only a half-success: if the soundscape does a good job, the visual landscape is far from that and it turns out to be uglier than it is scary. It's not a remarkable feast of gameplay either, very simplistic but with a well implemented sanity mechanic. Shadows 2: Perfidia is not something that will raise the hair on everyone's neck but for those who are interested in a decent work of a horror-themed audio environment and a good use of a sanity mechanic, it can be a fun purchase.
SummaryShadows 2: Perfidia is a survival horror game inspired by classics like the Penumbra series and Layers of Fear. Explore a darkened office complex and uncover the truth behind the horrifying events that have befallen its inhabitants.