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The Evil Within

Rating Summary

Based on 88 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

50%

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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

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 13, 2014
Xbox OneOct 13, 2014
PCOct 13, 2014

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.
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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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Recent News

Ikumi Nakamura Departs GhostWire: Tokyo Studio - IGN

Ikumi Nakamura Departs GhostWire: Tokyo Studio - IGN

The creative director of Ghostwire Tokyo and social media darling Ikumi Nakamura has left Tango Gameworks for unexplained reasons.

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Ghostwire: Tokyo Creative Director Ikumi Nakamura Leaves Studio Tango Gameworks

Ghostwire: Tokyo Creative Director Ikumi Nakamura Leaves Studio Tango Gameworks

Ikumi Nakamura was creative director at Tango Gameworks under Bethesda working on Ghostwire Tokyo. She just announced her departure.

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Ghostwire Tokyo Creative Director Ikumi Nakamura leaves Tango Gameworks

Ghostwire Tokyo Creative Director Ikumi Nakamura leaves Tango Gameworks

Ikumi Nakamura has worked at Tango Gameworks for several years. She's been the Lead Concept Artist on games like The Evil Within and made seriously positive public waves with the reveal of Ghostwire Tokyo, for which she was serving as Creative Director. We've now learned that she is leaving Tango Gameworks.

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Ikumi Nakamura, Ghostwire: Tokyo Creative Director And E3 Star, Leaves Studio

Ikumi Nakamura, Ghostwire: Tokyo Creative Director And E3 Star, Leaves Studio

Ikumi Nakamura was creative director at Tango Gameworks under Bethesda working on Ghostwire Tokyo. She just announced her departure.

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The star of E3 2019 is leaving her big Bethesda game, GhostWire: Tokyo

The star of E3 2019 is leaving her big Bethesda game, GhostWire: Tokyo

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Pete Hines explains why Bethesda blocked resale of a sealed copy of The Enemy Within 2 | PC Gamer

Pete Hines explains why Bethesda blocked resale of a sealed copy of The Enemy Within 2 | PC Gamer

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Bethesda blocks resale of unopened, second-hand The Evil Within 2 copy | PC Gamer

Bethesda blocks resale of unopened, second-hand The Evil Within 2 copy | PC Gamer

'Unless you remove all Bethesda products from your storefront...we intend to file a lawsuit against you.'

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