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82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. Oct 13, 2017
    70
    The Evil Within 2 will certainly hold your attention during its 17 chapters, with flashes of brilliance sandwiched in among the game's various flaws and less memorable sequences. Ultimately, as a sequel, it doesn't quite deliver, but nonetheless, The Evil Within 2 is a survival horror that's just about worth persevering with.
  2. Oct 13, 2017
    60
    The fractured town of Union, which brings to mind the foggy setting of the original Silent Hill games, can be freely traversed. And yet, story levels must still be tackled in order and few of the open-world segments or side quests are compelling.
  3. 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.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 816 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 816
  1. Jan 2, 2018
    9
    I was a big fan of the first Evil Within and the main reason for that is because it had a unique setting and it was accompanied with a uniqueI was a big fan of the first Evil Within and the main reason for that is because it had a unique setting and it was accompanied with a unique story. Thankfully The Evil Within 2 continues this trend and in some ways it improves on the original game. The enemies you face in the game have a decent amount of variety to them and the best thing is that they’re actually scary at times. The enemies also make the combat scary and this fear when in combat makes the game stand out for all the right reasons. I was however frustrated when it came to the camera because the awkwardness of it did hinder me at times, especially when I was in dire situations. I also wasn’t a big fan of the shooting mechanics in the game and the main reason for that is because it didn’t have much fluidity and when shooting it instead felt clunky. There is however a decent variety when it comes to the weapons so you don’t have to use a gun if you don’t want to because there’s plenty of things for you to craft. My favourite thing about the game is that it allows you a lot of freedom through exploration, and this is great because it stops the game from feeling linear. The presentation side of the game is awesome and can really create a scare or two. I was especially fond of the art design in the game because I thought the gore was done to perfection. At the end of the day while the few niggling problems the game has stops it from being a masterpiece there is still a very good game here. The main and most important thing The Evil Within 2 did is that it kept things interesting and exciting throughout, and with the added fear factor thrown in for good measure it made it difficult for me to put the game down. Fans of the first game will love The Evil Within 2 and if you’ve never tried an Evil Within game before then I suggest you check it out. Full Review »
  2. 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...! Full Review »
  3. 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! Full Review »