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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: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Oct 16, 2017
    100
    The Evil Within 2 is good old-fashioned survival horror with a little bit of an open-world bent, and it works beautifully. It’s tense, it’s scary, it’s exciting, it’s absorbing – it’s everything I hoped it would be and more.
  2. Oct 13, 2017
    90
    Be prepared for some slightly clunky movement and somewhat repetitive walking simulator sections. Past that, it’s a wonderful sequel to a game that was originally sort of a miss, rather than a hit. You’ll become just as invested as Sebastian is when trying to find his daughter and walk away from the experience feeling like you got your money’s worth. The Evil Within 2 is well worth the purchase, but especially (for) those who enjoyed the first game and want something more.
  3. Oct 14, 2017
    88
    The Evil Within 2 is a terror title that offers many more possibilities than its predecessor. It's survival horror in its pure state, and it's very well-implemented.
  4. Oct 13, 2017
    80
    The Evil Within 2 gives you more options to play your way in a much bigger survival-horror playground than the original. Although a disjointed plot and weak protagonist make it slow to get started, being pursued through an intriguingly bizarre world by plentiful and disturbing monsters kept my palms sweaty and my heart in my throat thanks to a strict adherence to the most important survival horror rule: you should always be on the back foot.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 12, 2017
    80
    A gripping, well-told horror story held back by occasionally awkward handling.
  6. Oct 21, 2017
    80
    Technically speaking The Evil Within 2 is a lot better than its predecessor. The game is a lot more accessible for a greater audience, without forgetting about the die hard fans.
  7. 60
    The Evil Within 2 is just like its predecessor: a mixed bag. While it had the potential to be something absolutely brilliant, Tango Gameworks has attempted to both cram too much in and offer too little at the same time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 52
  2. Negative: 12 out of 52
  1. Dec 2, 2017
    10
    I'm lazy, it's takes a lot for me to take the time to come on here and write a review, I played the first game so I'm used to the controls, II'm lazy, it's takes a lot for me to take the time to come on here and write a review, I played the first game so I'm used to the controls, I was blown away by the ending, one of the best I've played in awhile, loved the way they brought some of the old bosses from the first game into this one. I had a lot of fun playing this game, it's worth your time, also play it on Nightmare Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2017
    10
    The last review I posted here was for Dead Space 3. I gave it a 10 because, while yes it had faults, I enjoyed the heck out it and isn't thatThe last review I posted here was for Dead Space 3. I gave it a 10 because, while yes it had faults, I enjoyed the heck out it and isn't that what it's about? For the same reasons, I give Evil Within 2 a 10. I literally spent over 40 hours in 1 play though, going through every nook and cranny to uncover secrets, craft materials and more. There were moments with the "Anima" ghost lady that literally scared me, whether in a tight, small room or out in the open streets. Loved the monsters and found the story intriguing. I really hope this game sold well and they will make Evil Within 3. I'd pre-order it for sure! Love this series... Keep 'em coming! Expand
  3. Oct 17, 2017
    10
    Estou na parte 3 do game estou a precenciar alguns bugs, mas o jogo esta espetacular, a versão do xbox one está com alguns gargalos quedas deEstou na parte 3 do game estou a precenciar alguns bugs, mas o jogo esta espetacular, a versão do xbox one está com alguns gargalos quedas de fps, mas seria isso o minimo a se saber...! Expand
  4. May 22, 2018
    9
    Uma ótima evolução do primeiro, desafiador, jogabilidade melhorou muito e imersão ótima.
    Contras: Historia confusa como a do primeiro e
    Uma ótima evolução do primeiro, desafiador, jogabilidade melhorou muito e imersão ótima.
    Contras: Historia confusa como a do primeiro e alguns bugs.
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  5. Oct 15, 2017
    8
    This is definitely an improvement in some ways, but a bit of a let down in others. The scares, the visual design, music, atmosphere, gunplay,This is definitely an improvement in some ways, but a bit of a let down in others. The scares, the visual design, music, atmosphere, gunplay, survival aspects are all top notch. That said, moving to a Dishonored like hub world kind of kills the pacing, which is crucial to a horror game. I spent 4 hours in chapter three just doing map markers, which can be great for some games, but not so much for this.

    Performance-wise, it's pretty solid but it does stutter a bit after starting up.
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  6. Apr 18, 2018
    7
    This game kept giving me headaches so didn't complete it. But got to Chapter 6.

    Pros: - Good graphics - I through the gameplay
    This game kept giving me headaches so didn't complete it. But got to Chapter 6.

    Pros:
    - Good graphics
    - I through the gameplay especially the stealth was well done

    Cons:
    - Unfortunately I kept getting a headache after playing this game
    - I couldn't stand the main character personally
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  7. Feb 25, 2022
    0
    I played this on PS4 and I hate this game's story and direction so much that I put negative review here as well. If you loved the first game,I played this on PS4 and I hate this game's story and direction so much that I put negative review here as well. If you loved the first game, you would be disappointed with this game. Expand

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