The Evil Within

Rating Summary

Based on 88 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 88 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Oct 16, 2014

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

Top Critic

8.7 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2014

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

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60 / 100
Oct 16, 2014

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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6 / 10
Oct 13, 2014

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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Oct 13, 2014

Despite letting some of its most compelling aspects die off, The Evil Within is still worth a shot for bringing some unique ideas in the first place, and giving us a new way to think about survival horror.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2014

Is feeling completely unnerved for 15-plus hours your idea of a good time? Then you're in for a treat

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7 / 10
Oct 20, 2014

The Evil Within is a captivating return to the glory days of survival horror whose various issues keep it just short of greatness.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2014

The Evil Within has a strong foundation in the past but fails to build on it

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No
Oct 21, 2014

The Evil Within winds up feeling like an inconsistent rehash of ideas previously executed elsewhere. Its great boss fights aren't enough to justify the tedium and frustration the game puts players through.

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Oct 28, 2014

Shinji Mikami returns to the genre that defined him, but the result is a jumbled mess of ideas that never quite come together.

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