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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 39
  2. Negative: 12 out of 39

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  1. May 28, 2019
    9
    Layers Of Fear 2's presentation is near perfection, and in my opinion both the visual and sound design create an atmosphere that’s horrific, psychological and completely meant to be as twisted as what has been delivered. The original Layers of Fear I extremely enjoyed because it managed to scare me on multiple occasions. I was eager to play the sequel Layers of Fear 2, and as far asLayers Of Fear 2's presentation is near perfection, and in my opinion both the visual and sound design create an atmosphere that’s horrific, psychological and completely meant to be as twisted as what has been delivered. The original Layers of Fear I extremely enjoyed because it managed to scare me on multiple occasions. I was eager to play the sequel Layers of Fear 2, and as far as sequels go sometimes they fail to deliver a similar experience and sometimes they succeed. Layers of Fear 2 is greatly enhanced over the previous game, and an overall better game in all aspects. These enhancements were noticeable immediately as the immersion felt much more refined and the twisted nature of the game for me as a fan of the genre. Some players may find mild frustration from dying a few times, although I enjoy a challenge and thanks to the story I assure you that you will press on. There’s much more depth this time around, and when you factor in the puzzles that you come across you find yourself getting a strong sense of of immersion from Layers of Fear 2. If you’re looking for a game that enjoys to mess with your mind at every turn then you’ll thoroughly enjoy what Layers of Fear 2 has to offer. Recommending this game to you is very easy because as far as the horror genre goes this is a very good addition to the Xbox One family of consoles. Excellent work Gun Media, Bravo! Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2019
    5
    Huge fan of the first game and it's sequel. This game does not even come close to the first game. Not the least bit frightening and if anything annoying. I feel manipulated and cheated by a game that keeps interrupting the story and the tension with cheap deaths and pathetic and repetitive chase sequences. This game can't decide what it wants to be and suffers greatly because of this.Huge fan of the first game and it's sequel. This game does not even come close to the first game. Not the least bit frightening and if anything annoying. I feel manipulated and cheated by a game that keeps interrupting the story and the tension with cheap deaths and pathetic and repetitive chase sequences. This game can't decide what it wants to be and suffers greatly because of this. Do not regret buying it and hope they make more games with a focus on what they do right and stop trying to be a survival game , it doesn't work. So sad to say I didn't love this game because I sure wanted to. Expand
  3. May 28, 2019
    0
    This is not a horror game, just another boring walking simulator. I do not recommend.
  4. Jun 2, 2019
    10
    Juego bastante entretenido, me lo pase genial, espero con ansias una tercera parte, gran trabajo.
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64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jun 2, 2019
    65
    Layers of Fear 2 feels like a step backwards from the first game, mainly due to many boring and/or frustrating sections that feel like superfluous filler to extend the game's length. And that's a real pity, as the game's concept, varied environments and graphics could have lead to a very good game, in par or even better than the original one.
  2. May 31, 2019
    50
    Despite its name, Layers of Fear 2's main problem is that there isn't anything going on under the surface. It's a competent enough walking simulator with a few decent jump scares and a little bit of mystery, but with no interesting mechanics to speak of and no effort to help the player feel attached to the vague story it's hard to justify the play time to anyone. If you were a big fan of the first iteration and need more in your life, you won't find anything particularly wrong with Layers of Fear 2. For anyone else, there's simply too many better examples of both horror games and narrative walking simulators to recommend stepping aboard.
  3. May 30, 2019
    80
    Layers of Fear 2 has its flaws but stands out as an improvement over the original, which was still one of the scariest games on PS4 and Xbox One.