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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: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. 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
  2. Nov 19, 2017
    10
    I'm playing this on the new Xbox One X and it's amazing! Especially with the Dolby Atmos surround sound in my headphones. The Evil Within 2 isI'm playing this on the new Xbox One X and it's amazing! Especially with the Dolby Atmos surround sound in my headphones. The Evil Within 2 is a fun experience... one not seen very often. This game belongs up there with the greats like Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption and Witcher 3. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and the first game in years that I had trouble putting it down. It's just that good! MUST PLAY! Expand
  3. Jun 2, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Every thing I wish it in games I found in the evil within two .. I actually it is one of the best 5 games I have played in my life .. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Feb 19, 2018
    9
    The perfect sequel. Tango clearly absorbed all the feedback and experience from the first title and used it to create something better. TheThe perfect sequel. Tango clearly absorbed all the feedback and experience from the first title and used it to create something better. The Evil Within was memorable for its tough gameplay and great horror elements, but received criticism mainly for its confusing story and failure to make us care about Sebastian. The Evil Within 2 shines thanks to amazing combat mechanics, enemy variety, and resource management where every bullet mattered. The story, although still tropey at times, does a much better job of offering a goal to aim toward while making Sebastian more intriguing as a protagonist. All in all, it's a great game if you're a fan of challenging 3rd person shooters and love scary, atmospheric worlds to explore. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2017
    9
    Great game and a great improvement over the original. The new monsters are scary, the new upgradable abilities are stronger and moreGreat game and a great improvement over the original. The new monsters are scary, the new upgradable abilities are stronger and more important, and the guns got a much needed boost (not that you'll have enough ammo to feel comfortable using them all the time) . The free roam style of game play gives this game a whole new style and way to play making stealth key and shot timing critical. You can see many nods to resident evil in this game which would make sense coming from the man that made the good ones. Pick this up and hunker down because this game is intense. My only problem with this game however is the noticeable drop in framerate when facing multiple enemies at once especially with a flashlight on. In a game where quickness and careful shot taking is so critical I got very frustrated when the game slowed down so often. Aside from that, pick this game up! Expand
  7. Nov 26, 2017
    3
    First off, the game looks nice and i think the team who made it really gave it everything they had, and i appreciate that. With that said itFirst off, the game looks nice and i think the team who made it really gave it everything they had, and i appreciate that. With that said it controls like resident evil 4 with a wet blanket on it, which makes it really hard to get into the story. Picture aiming down the scope but your character seems to be getting cramps that make them swerve left and right erratically. Sebastian "I knew i shouldn't have had that bean burrito before plugging in." Story wise is it kind of feels like Max Payne meets Resident Evil and somehow also makes me think of the N64 game Nightmare Creatures in terms of enemy design and they never really come together. I got EW2 (man it's bad that's the abbreviation) with a discount and if i could go back i probably wouldn't pick it up again.

    In closing, it feels like suspense in this was confused for poor fighting mechanics. The sound is good, the graphics are pretty cool, but unfortunately, the interaction ruins it for me.
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