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  1. Apr 17, 2022
    8
    Оригинал не был отличной игрой, но имел тенденцию трескаться под тяжестью собственных амбиций. Продолжение лучше почти во всех отношениях. Tango Gameworks многому научились.
  2. Mar 2, 2022
    0
    I think this game takes itself too seriously. where should I start… well, the first problem is the protagonist. It feels like they wanted to give Seb more personality than the first game, but they definitely failed to do that. EW2 Seb is just a garbage character, who isn't very realistic and feels like anime in a bad way. I cringed at some of his overacting and cheesy lines. And he isn'tI think this game takes itself too seriously. where should I start… well, the first problem is the protagonist. It feels like they wanted to give Seb more personality than the first game, but they definitely failed to do that. EW2 Seb is just a garbage character, who isn't very realistic and feels like anime in a bad way. I cringed at some of his overacting and cheesy lines. And he isn't even good as a sad-dad protag. I feel that devs emphasized his sad-dadness in this game to make him more human and to make players be sorry for him(I remember one of the developers in tango proudly tweeted like "This game's Sebastian is daddy Sebastian!" on twitter before the game was released), but he isn't really a good dad in this game. His character is very poorly written and poorly developed. This game's Sebastian enjoys shooting game while he searches for his daughter, he is such type of dad. Despite that the devs tries really hard to show us some emotional moments between him and his daughter. I was like just no. I don't care about Sebastian as a dad. I don't care about Lily, who is also poorly-written. Seriously **** The Evil Within 2, I don't care for you at all. Give us back the great first game. Just bring back Ruvik, Leslie and Joseph. Don't ever abandon your own game and characters again. Expand
  3. Feb 27, 2022
    10
    Absolutely superb game. Better that the First One in Pretty much everything
  4. 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, you would be disappointed with this game.
  5. Feb 22, 2022
    9
    It's better than the first game in terms of gameplay and graphics. The plot to continue the story of the first game was also very good
  6. Feb 21, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. فوقولادس این بازی واقعا محشر و عالی سبک هوشمندانه و جدید ک همه پسند هست و زیبا Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2022
    0
    Sadly, this game is not as fun or interesting as the first game. We can clearly feel that they ran out of time, money and ideas in the development.
  8. Jan 15, 2022
    0
    The first game was way better in terms of story, atmosphere and enemy designs. The story of this game is terrible, it retcons the first game so much. Some main characters from TEW1 are not even mentioned, which is so weird and unsatisfying. Save your daughter storyline is really lazy and boring. It’s like a cliche movie from 80s. None of the antagonists in this game have interestingThe first game was way better in terms of story, atmosphere and enemy designs. The story of this game is terrible, it retcons the first game so much. Some main characters from TEW1 are not even mentioned, which is so weird and unsatisfying. Save your daughter storyline is really lazy and boring. It’s like a cliche movie from 80s. None of the antagonists in this game have interesting backstory like Ruvik. And it really offended me that TEW2 treated almost all of women characters so badly. Buy The Evil Within 1 instead. Expand
  9. Dec 7, 2021
    0
    The first Evil Within had such charms and this game abandoned all of them. I can see why this game flopped so hard, it's just sad.
  10. Oct 22, 2021
    0
    This game is a downgrade from the first one in every way. Like a weaker sequel of Silent Hill Downpour. The “open” map wasn’t well made. The writing was one of the worst ones I’ve seen in video games.
  11. Oct 6, 2021
    0
    In terms of horror, story, art direction and atmosphere this game is such a downgrade from the first game.

    The gameplay isn't so special also.
  12. Sep 20, 2021
    0
    Everything is garbage lol I really wanted and tried to like this game but I just couldn’t! I miss the first game
  13. Sep 20, 2021
    0
    This game really falls apart after the first boss fight. Gameplay is repetitive and characters are unmemorable. Sebastian looks and talks like **** compared to the first game. Also he is very poorly written as a dad, I couldn’t take his “character development” seriously. The characters felt more human in the first game.
  14. Jun 26, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Me encanto ... Lo estoy jugando desde game pass lo probé y fue espectacular amo esta opción de poder probar un juego sin depender de comprarlo previamente, una gloria Expand
  15. Jun 24, 2021
    9
    Действительно великолепная игра. Сложно представить игру, которая сможет завлечь тебя геймплеем и сюжетом, повествованием, общим дизайном всего мира и интересными идеями...

    Единственный минус игры — графика. Действительно такой себе уровень для 2017 года.
    Действительно великолепная игра. Сложно представить игру, которая сможет завлечь тебя геймплеем и сюжетом, повествованием, общим дизайном всего мира и интересными идеями...

    Единственный минус игры — графика. Действительно такой себе уровень для 2017 года.
  16. Feb 14, 2021
    8
    I loved The Evil Within, I played it 5 times.. Initially I was very dissapoimted in this sequel as it is very different from the first game. But once you figure out the mechanics and realise this is a stealth game , it becomes a very unique and enjoyable experiance..Side note , Kidman and Hoffman are 2 of my favorit NPVs . Their both well rounded charavter and cute AF.. Didnt like KidmanI loved The Evil Within, I played it 5 times.. Initially I was very dissapoimted in this sequel as it is very different from the first game. But once you figure out the mechanics and realise this is a stealth game , it becomes a very unique and enjoyable experiance..Side note , Kidman and Hoffman are 2 of my favorit NPVs . Their both well rounded charavter and cute AF.. Didnt like Kidman dlc though, I need some attack retaliation mechanics, not just running. Even if its a camera that zaps ghosts. Expand
  17. Dec 11, 2020
    10
    Im writing this Review 3 years after The launch of this game But screw it. The Evil Within is a Spetacular Survival and Action Horror, with an amazing Protagonist and some good Villains too. The gameplay it' s a little fought but you get used to it. Graphics are 9/10 for a game launched on 2017 and stealth system is pretty good but nothing so "Woooow". The Evil within 2 Fulfills its roleIm writing this Review 3 years after The launch of this game But screw it. The Evil Within is a Spetacular Survival and Action Horror, with an amazing Protagonist and some good Villains too. The gameplay it' s a little fought but you get used to it. Graphics are 9/10 for a game launched on 2017 and stealth system is pretty good but nothing so "Woooow". The Evil within 2 Fulfills its role in the proposal that was found 10/10 Expand
  18. Dec 6, 2020
    8
    Played this right after playing the first game with the DLS,
    it was a smart move, the plot talks a lot about the first game, and the is a lot of correlation between the two.
    this game, not like the first, have the element of open world, as when the player get to the town, he can do whatever he wants, I liked it, it felt more real, but my problem with it was that I felt pressure to
    Played this right after playing the first game with the DLS,
    it was a smart move, the plot talks a lot about the first game, and the is a lot of correlation between the two.

    this game, not like the first, have the element of open world, as when the player get to the town, he can do whatever he wants, I liked it, it felt more real, but my problem with it was that I felt pressure to finish the main task, so I didn't walked around the town or did side quests to much.

    the difficulty was changed after half of the game, it felt like a different game. also there was a change in the plot, but I will not get into it as I don't want to give any story spoilers.

    Final verdict,
    it is a horror game, very recommended,
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  19. Nov 17, 2020
    10
    Классная игра, отличный сюжет, лучшая часть надеюсь будет продолжение.
  20. Sep 28, 2020
    3
    Plot is not as good as it wants to be. Characters, including its lead, are forgettable. Writing is awful. Level design is weak. Graphics are sub-par. Combat is OK. Greater freedom surmounts to greater emptiness (not every game should be open world). Boss battles are tedious. Really tedious. There are many aspects of the game that are unpolished. I fell through the world. Sneak attacksPlot is not as good as it wants to be. Characters, including its lead, are forgettable. Writing is awful. Level design is weak. Graphics are sub-par. Combat is OK. Greater freedom surmounts to greater emptiness (not every game should be open world). Boss battles are tedious. Really tedious. There are many aspects of the game that are unpolished. I fell through the world. Sneak attacks failed me way to often. I don't remember any moments where it felt like I was playing horror game (this is the biggest disappointment). Many of its moments of sentimentality are ruined by feeling distant and being contradicted by the next scene. Example; Sebastian has a long illusion where his wife helps him to realise that he had no reason to feel guilt (for stuff), but in the next scene he seems to have immediately forgot this therapy session and has to be convinced again.
    I liked the original. I didn't like this. At all. Too many ideas. It lost the polish and tension of the original.
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  21. Sep 9, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. in my opinion this game is the most entertaining and value of money game of ps4 xbox one era Expand
  22. Jul 2, 2020
    10
    Великолепное продолжение первой части. Сюжет стал менее запутанным, графика стала лучше, музыкальная составляющая на высоком уровне. И финал... финал меня порадовал. Все же, надеюсь, будет третья часть и нам расскажут всю историю до концаВеликолепное продолжение первой части. Сюжет стал менее запутанным, графика стала лучше, музыкальная составляющая на высоком уровне. И финал... финал меня порадовал. Все же, надеюсь, будет третья часть и нам расскажут всю историю до конца
  23. May 22, 2020
    4
    Muito pouca munição sendo que tem chefes para enfrentar.. o jogo não se decide se é de ação ou um survival horror..
  24. May 7, 2020
    9
    Super amazing story and gameplay. Hopefully the'l make another chapter. It had been quite a while since i jumped from the chair.
  25. May 4, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Personal opinion: a piece of horror game, one of the best on ps4, quite complete I would say, drinks from other classics such as resident Evil and silent Hill, but with its own personality, there are moments for terror, for action and stealth. All this in a formidable story where it continues where the first part ended. The duration is very good, it is quite long. I also like the graphics, it has a variety of scenarios always well carved. Perfect and scary sound. Recommended for horror lovers. Expand
  26. Apr 26, 2020
    8
    Grande obra, aos moldes dos classicos resident evil, Shinji Migami certamente não esqueceu como fazer um bom jogo.
  27. Nov 19, 2019
    8
    Juego entretenido buena historia con gran final peor que el primero Es muy recomendable
  28. Jun 19, 2019
    10
    In this review, only the negative aspects of the game are considered. The purpose of this work is to help you to get a better decision on the purchase of the game

    Weak points:
    - There is nothing here :) go and buy this game ASAP!
  29. Jun 6, 2019
    10
    Let me start by saying that I truly believe this is the greatest horror game of all time, and that's coming from someone completely obsessed with the Silent Hill and Resident Evil series.

    As twisted as this game is, I couldn't wipe the smile off my face the entire time. The Evil Within 2 is worth your time, especially if you're looking for something to scratch the survival-horror itch.
    Let me start by saying that I truly believe this is the greatest horror game of all time, and that's coming from someone completely obsessed with the Silent Hill and Resident Evil series.

    As twisted as this game is, I couldn't wipe the smile off my face the entire time. The Evil Within 2 is worth your time, especially if you're looking for something to scratch the survival-horror itch.

    Enjoy your stay in Union!
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  30. 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
  31. Apr 6, 2019
    10
    This game is everything I expect from the survival horror genre. It's creepy, has a good story, good characters and the graphics are very good. I'm a silent hill fan so I really loved this game. I'm glad that games like these are still being made.
  32. RJ2
    Mar 14, 2019
    10
    Excellent, one of the best I’ve ever played. Challenging, frustrating, beautiful.
  33. Jun 26, 2018
    10
    Visually beautiful, horrifyingly unsettling, and unbelievably fun. Although I enjoyed the first Evil Within, the second blows the first out of the water. The Evil within 2 is by far my favorite survival horror game, and that says alot because there are so many great survival horror games i love out there. Do yourself a favor and play this game, i cannot praise it enough.
  34. May 22, 2018
    9
    Uma ótima evolução do primeiro, desafiador, jogabilidade melhorou muito e imersão ótima.
    Contras: Historia confusa como a do primeiro e alguns bugs.
  35. May 20, 2018
    10
    An absolutely superb sequel to an already outstanding experience. This game delivers everything you love from the first game along with new welcome additions such as semi-open world levels, a variety of new weapons and really homes in on the stealth. The only negatives include a less interesting villain and fewer scarier and diverse enemies than the first game. But still a must buy!
  36. 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 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
  37. Mar 2, 2018
    10
    So i just wrote a huge review and the server hung up....
    Anyways ill keep it short this time, the game was fantastic, one of my favorite of all time. Play it for a truly blissful experience.
  38. Feb 20, 2018
    9
    The Evil Within 2 continues the first game's story and also it's style: playing stealth, using resources carefully, explore and feel the tension building up. Again, this game allows itself to take player out of context and make everything unexpected. The only drawback in my opinion are the rather generic cut scenes and the kind of superficial story. Overall a very good game though.
  39. 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. 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,The 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
  40. 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 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. TheI 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. Expand
  41. 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 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 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
  42. Dec 8, 2017
    10
    Do yourself a favor and get this game immediately! This might be my new favorite game of all time... It reminded me of the first time I played Resident Evil 2 on the PS1. Seriously loved this game so much. Gameplay 10/10, Visuals 10/10 and Story 10/10. There's also a tremendous amount of replay-ability here with all the collectibles.
  43. 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, 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
  44. Dec 1, 2017
    10
    I'm giving this a 9 but rating 10 because of the haters. This is a game with ambition and it offers alot of compelling gameplay and imaginative horror sequences. The Evil Within 2 is essential for anyone who likes genre classics like Silent Hill or Resident Evil. Unlike those games, it makes the bold decision to allow players the freedom to roam it's world without many of the corridorI'm giving this a 9 but rating 10 because of the haters. This is a game with ambition and it offers alot of compelling gameplay and imaginative horror sequences. The Evil Within 2 is essential for anyone who likes genre classics like Silent Hill or Resident Evil. Unlike those games, it makes the bold decision to allow players the freedom to roam it's world without many of the corridor constraints typical for this style of game and it's mostly successful. I wouldn't agree with the term 'open world' here, but the levels are certainly big with many places to explore and plenty of dark creepy corners you would rather avoid. There's plenty of freedom to tackle enemies in different and sometimes imaginative ways. Speaking of enemies, they're about as repulsive and freakishly scary as anything I've seen in a game of this kind. Brilliant audio design makes this a game to play with the lights off and head phones on. A worthy sequel which is often better and certainly more immersive than it's predecessor. Expand
  45. 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 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 iFirst 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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  46. 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 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'sI'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
  47. Nov 4, 2017
    10
    Shinji Mikami hit harder with this sequel. The best new iteration they could come over with. A spellbinding atmosphere is at work coupled with a more accurate gameplay. The scenario has been the target of the developers this time giving raise to a much more heady depiction of Sebastian Castellanos. Breathtaking cutscenes
  48. Oct 25, 2017
    9
    This is a big improvement over an already decent original in my opinion. There's still competently balanced combat, engaging resource management, enemy variety, and memorable bosses just like the Evil Within.
    This game brings more to the table with a few limited open world environments and a crafting system that fit in so well you'd wonder why they weren't thought of in the original.
    The
    This is a big improvement over an already decent original in my opinion. There's still competently balanced combat, engaging resource management, enemy variety, and memorable bosses just like the Evil Within.
    This game brings more to the table with a few limited open world environments and a crafting system that fit in so well you'd wonder why they weren't thought of in the original.
    The biggest standout over the original game is, however, the atmosphere and story that The Evil Within 2 has this time around. Tango has dispensed with the generic "edge-lord" Ruvik that the end of the first game teased. In his place we have a variety of equally hammy but so much more charismatic and memorable antagonists that plague Sebastian this time around.
    There are some pacing issues and plenty of plot holes, but the Evil Within 2 provides one of the most sincere and genuine cheese-baked stories I've experienced in a Triple-A game in a while.
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  49. 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 de fps, mas seria isso o minimo a se saber...!
  50. 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 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.Great 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! Collapse
  51. Oct 15, 2017
    7
    The Evil Within 2
    Not enough of its own thing
    The Evil within 2 a quote unquote Survival horror game where you once again play as Sebastian... This time however the story is much more personal and therefore miles better than the original as you’re out to save your daughter instead of chase after a lunatic… The story has some touching moment and is greatly told… easily the best part of
    The Evil Within 2
    Not enough of its own thing
    The Evil within 2 a quote unquote Survival horror game where you once again play as Sebastian...
    This time however the story is much more personal and therefore miles better than the original as you’re out to save your daughter instead of chase after a lunatic…
    The story has some touching moment and is greatly told… easily the best part of this experience…
    The rest of the game though for the most part in my opinion is a step in the wrong direction…
    This game calls itself a horror game, but to me this 12 and a half hours felt more like an action 3rd person shooter zombie game with sprinkles of horror.. especially compared to the first…
    there are the occasional monsters like the first game, and there are a few really great chapters here, especially in the beginning…
    But The Evil Within 2 went more the route of an open world supply gathering stealth game than a linear puzzle solving horror game like the original..
    The makes for a really good action game... not for a very good horror games as I find zombies to be more annoying than they are scary…
    The Evil Within 2 is essentially taking Resident Evil 4, Silent Hills, The Evil Within, and The Last of Us and throwing it into a blender, but never quite being as good as any of those 4 parts…
    The first half of the game is more open worldy, where you’re in a creep town called union..
    There are side quests all around this town that will lead to creepy encounter, enemies to kill for their goo... but more importantly weapons…
    IF you want all the weapons in this game you have to actually work for them…
    I didn’t dislike this section of the game… I just could’ve definitely done without it…
    I was tense while exploring this tiny town trying my hardest to not alarm enemies, kill them for their goo get what I can and get out… go back to the safe house, upgrade my weapons with the scraps I found a round a get back out there…
    Which is where the last of us influence comes into play…
    The light crafting system here for ammo and medpacks is heavily inspired by the last of us, and you can craft items on the go, but doing so at a crafting table uses less materials, so is worth searching for..
    Speaking of the green goo...
    the nurse lady in the mirror is back to help you on your journey to save your daughter... letting you upgrade your health, combat, and stealth in a skill tree in exchange..
    You’ll also be able to take to a shooting range for rewards to help upgrade your character...
    Stealth this time around feels a little clunky to me and enemies are annoyingly unpredictable… where I found them turning around right before I was ready to get them from behind with a quick kill…
    though combat isn’t too difficult, as most will go down with a couple nice headshots, ammo seems to be pretty readily available, and you’re able to pick up axes that work as a 1 hit kill melee attack.. .though you do have a knife if you’re out of ammo or materials to craft more... which is a situation I never found myself in…
    Especially thanks to the safe houses in this game where you can stock up on a few bullets and refill your health with a cup of coffee so you can save your syringes and med packs for boss fights…
    The best part of this game is when you get back into the main storyline…
    There are a great number of characters you’ll run into, hate, and even care for…
    And some of the missions do the cool layers of fear thing where you turn around and the room is changed or there’s a door there that wasn’t there before… really creeping you out…
    Sadly these creepy moments only exist in the first half and the horror aspects completely disappear until something else happens for a brief moment that ties into the first game that I won’t spoil, but it just reminded me of the potential of this series and made me sad when the game continued and I was just back to feeling like I was Nathan drake with none of the charm having a weird nightmare…
    I was a huge fan of the original evil within until a game breaking bug stopped me from completing it…
    Thankfully the evil within 2 is much more polished and I ran into 0 bugs the whole time…
    It’s just not what I wanted from it…
    The Evil Within 2 feels like a completely different game than the original..
    It’s just lacking in the horror field... I’m tired of zombies…
    But for what it is, this is a really good action game…
    I give The Evil Within 2
    a 7.5/10
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  52. 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, 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 soThis 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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  53. 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 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.Great 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! Collapse
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 12, 2017
    80
    A gripping, well-told horror story held back by occasionally awkward handling.
  2. Nov 8, 2017
    85
    From one of the minds that brought us the Resident Evil series, The Evil Within 2 serves as a survival horror delight. It’s a jolting, excellent tale of horror and mystery with a strong story and a driving narrative, plus a multitude of side quests and sub-plots to keep even the most seasoned players engaged and thrilled. It is not a perfectly executed game by any means, but, like the original game, the flaws tend to get buried under the bloody heap of viscera and terror players will experience should they decide to pick up a copy.
  3. Oct 24, 2017
    80
    The Evil Within 2 doesn't reinvent the survival-horror genre but makes it work in more of an open world. Blending it with the tightly directed sections we have come to expect from the genre creates a fantastic horror setting that cranks up the tension only when it's needed. Players are rewarded for exploring and the scarce resources are distributed in a way that you often feel like there is only enough to scrape by, yet it never leaves you feeling under-prepared. Unfortunately, Sebastian's movement and animation often feel disconnected and some animations do seem clumsy in general, while some visual assets noticeably pop into view. Thankfully, these minor issues don't detract too much from the overall package and The Evil Within 2 delivers an interesting and memorable horror experience that is challenging yet fair.