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The Evil Within

Rating Summary

Based on 93 critic reviews
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73

Top Critic Average

51%

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The Evil Within Reviews Summary

Summary: The Evil Within is Shinji Mikami's mixed result of a return to the survival horror genre. On the one hand it faithfully recreates the feel of older entries to the genre, but it does nothing more than that

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 13, 2014
Xbox OneOct 13, 2014
PCOct 13, 2014
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Tango Gameworks

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Genre: Horror

Developed by Shinji Mikami -- creator of the seminal Resident Evil series -- and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension. With limited resources at your disposal, you’ll fight for survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action.

The Evil Within Critic Reviews

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Shinji Mikami has yet to make a poor game, and The Evil Within does not blemish his record. But neither does the game enchant and disrupt in the way that Vanquish and the others managed. This is Mikami revisiting his past glories and, as such, it's both a delight and a disappointment.

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IGN

8.7 / 10.0
IGN

Superb gameplay, a breakneck pace and terrifying enemies makes The Evil Within a wonderful survival horror experience.

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A challenging blend of stealth and action, but relies on gross-out rather than real fear. Poor design choices leads to technical shortcomings.

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Rather than the future of survival horror this is merely a retread of its defining moments, and even then it rarely manages to equal what has gone before – let alone exceed it.

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Audience Reviews

7.5 / 10.0
Right out of the gate I have to say that this game is extremely difficult. It took me nearly a year to get through this game because of just how exhausting the game is to play through. Fifteen grueling chapters clocking in at about 15 hours. You play as a man named Sebastian who enters an asylum with two other detectives to find out why a massacre broke out there. You are then

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